Heavy Issues (Bowen #2)
I. LOVED. THIS. BOOK.
Meet our alpha hero, Cole Bowen:
And, the lady who manages to break through his walls, Christine Sheridan:
I read More Than Meets The Ink, book 1 in this series, a while back. While I loved James Bowen, I simply hated Tate and she ended up ruining the book for me. For this reason I readily admit I was hesitant to give Heavy Issues a try. After seeing quite a few great reviews popping up here on GRs from some very trusted peeps, I decided to read thi...more
After reading More Than Meets The Ink, I just knew this was going to be good. Elle Aycart is a fantastic erotic romance writer and, despite my reservations about the heroine in the first book, I felt pretty sure that the second book was going to blow me away. And, I wasn’t wrong.
This is SIZZLING hot – Cole certainly knows how the set his girl on fire and I burned with her that’s for sure!!
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“You need firing up? Then you should try one of the Bowen brothers. They’ll scorch your underwear just with a look.”
Yeah right!!! With just a look. This book is full of heavy, emotional, heartfelt issues, and also overloaded smexy.♥_♥
"..what I want for a change is someone who can fire me up. I want hot sex. Animalistic heat. Primal connection. I’d love the candlelight and the romance to go with that, but since it isn’t meant to be, I’d se...more
If anything, I'm finding it hard to decide which book I liked the best and I just can't decide.
In Heavy Issues we meet the gorgeous Christy Sheridan who has an emotional eating problem and past weight issues that make her question her worth and her choices until a night of one too many tequila's has her sprouting her plans for having great sex in the future.
I loved the first book in this series so much that I thought there was no way to top it but boy was I wrong this book was absolutely my favorite in the series!!
Let's start with Christy!! She was amazing, so relatable, sweet and easy to love! Out of all of the female leads I have read about she was someone that I could completely related to! A lot of women have body issues and that really pulled at my heart. She sucked you in and you felt all of her emotions and struggl...more
Gah, this was a fantastic read! What a real, raw storyline. Touching upon obesity, overeating and addiction, not to mention the addition of the trauma experienced by a soldier and an abandoned child, was brave and sensitive to say the least... but Aycart did a sterling job, tackling some seriously difficult issues, issues that so many women will be able to relate to. Here is my breakdown...
Plot - Strong, realistic, emotional.
Characters - Loved both Cole and Christy! Cole is just gorgeous and his...more
So, in this book we get to meet Cole, James older brother, the only one who really remembers the leaving of their mother when they were kids and that caused him to develop serious trust issues and he can’t let anyone him. So that’s why he doesn’t do relationships, too complicated and too much trouble.
Unfortunately, his traitor of a brother decided to get engaged and since he...more
(hide spoiler)]That's something a high school girl would do, not a grown woman in or near her 30s!
I would have also liked to have seen Christy form a more healthy relationship with food. I'd like her to KNOW she is loved, and to know she can have a slice of freakin...more
What I loved about this book:
-Ummmm, I think it's pretty obvious, but yeah, this story was almost too hot to touch! The things Cole thinks and does to Christine were just *bites knuckles*...more
This story for me is the best kind of escape , I love it when a story has me all kinds of wrapped up with excitement. It is Romance and chemistry at its best, this author created a story that had me staying up all hours to finish.
Two fabulous characters, plenty of fun and smile inducing lines, a story with plenty of heart and soul, great depth, chemistry...more
Christy moved from LA to a smaller town where one of her best friends lives after a bad breakup. She decides she is done with relationships. She just wants a man to satisfy her needs. Who better than Cole Bowen? Cole is yummy for lack of a better word. Wow- a fine alpha male. Cole has some commitment issues, Christy has some body issues. Their arrangement works well for a while, but then those pesky things called 'feelings' get in the w...more
I loved More than Meets the Ink, but I think I loved Heavy Issues even more!
Both Christy and Cole have plenty of baggage! These two had heavy issues, pun intended! They end up together as part of a no-strings-attached, sex-only bargain that ends up being so much more. Turns out when they took away the pressure of a regular relationship, they freed themselves up to caring and trusting each other. They confided their deepest, darkest...more
Cole was a sexy and intense alpha, and I loved him. Christy, although dealing with major demons, was a strong and likeable character. Both having issues in their past to overcome in order to realize they could have a happy future together. Their love was so intense at some points it took my breath away.
I'm thrilled to learn this author wi...more
Do you like sexy, dirty talking, Alpha males? If your answer is no, then tsk tsk, you don't know what you are missing and if your answer is yes, then you NEED to and MUST read Heavy Issues right away!!
Now let me introduce you to Cole, former marine, who now owns his own company and blows $hit up for a living. Good stress reliever eh? or you might say no? well maybe his sexcapades with you would help relieve your stress? LOL.
Cole is a very dominant, sexy, strong, pow...more
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This story went straight to all my tingly parts. In the second installation of Bowen we get a closer look at the super serious Cole Bowen. Known for his killer yet rugged looks, dominant personality, and strong family ties, Cole runs his family on a tight rope. With a past for plagued with untrustworthy woman, he steers clear of any serious...more
Everyone's got them. (And if you don't you're lying so boom! automatic issue. ;P) And Christy and Cole Bowen, the heroine and hero of Heavy Issues, they got quite a few of them. Their main issue: mommy issues which led to mold them into the people they are today. Christy's metamorphosed into an eating disorder. Cole's? He pushes everyone away, forms no attachments other than his current family (mother not included) and wants no relationship.
Now before I discuss my...more
”I, Christine Sheridan, vow that I’m done . No more searching for husband material. Or for love. No more meaningful long-term relationships. Just give me orgasms! Big, mind-blowing ones!”
Christy came to Alden to get away from her cheating-gold-digging ex-fiancé and her drama-queen of a mother. During one of her tequila nights in, she tosses her engagement ring and hits Cole on the head. Cole is the oldest of the Bowen brothers, ”the highly opinionated, no-nonsense soldier.” Cole has b...more
I love Cole and his issues. He definitely rocked the Alpha Male role. He struggled to go beyond his comfort zone in his relationship with Christy while she battled with her own issues. But man-oh-man they had chemistry together! Do not read this if you have a heart condition because the sex scenes will definitely make your heart race. This has a steam factor off the charts! That said, I liked the story and was invested in the characters, ho...more
The story line about The heroines eating and food problems was well done. I liked how Cole didn't completely understand it, but was still really supportive.
Cole was definitely an alpha male, both in the bedroom and out. His character really grew in this story, and it was a joy to read. These Bowen boys are dropping li...more
Anyways, the ending made me like the book a little more. Well, not the p...more
This book is, indeed, about heavy issues. I had no clue that title was a double entendre but boy, did I get blown out of the water. In a completely good way.
Christy is from LA and she's run to Alden to recover from a very messy break up with the help of her best friend. While there she gets a part time job helping to organize the library which hap...more
What do you get when you take a hot, dirty-talking commitment phobic Alpha male with mommy issues and an insecure, quirky female with issue of her own just looking for a few good orgasms? A FANTASTIC F-in book, that's what!
First, let me just say that this book had some of the best dirty-talk I have read in some time. I kid you not. There were chapters that after I was through reading them, I felt like I neede...more
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Big deal. “Mine too, sweetheart.”
She snorted. “Yours are war scars.”
“Yours too, Christy. I waged war with others while you waged war with yourself. It’s the same. It’s just life; there’s nothing to be ashamed of. We both survived. This body tells its own story, and it’s an amazing story. You are amazing.”