There's a certain way Tessa Bailey tells her Romancing The Clarksons series, and it sure is one I find it somewhat poetic. The words don't flow as easThere's a certain way Tessa Bailey tells her Romancing The Clarksons series, and it sure is one I find it somewhat poetic. The words don't flow as easily as I find some other writings, but still I read them in a trance. I can't quite explain it, but I found this book's language very intriguing and mesmerizing. Perhaps it was Grace's unique personality that added its touch, or Aaron's sad detachment that warmed my heart, but there it was. This book became poetic to me. I had to find a quiet, peaceful place so I'd be alone with these characters and not be disturbed in any way.
The series from the start signaled the Clarkson siblings' fall off from the road trip they started on, and the second book takes Aaron off and pairs him with the free spirited Grace with the crazy hair. I gotta say, I loved Grace from the moment she appeared in front of me. It was one of the easiest things to imagine her with her ribboned hair. I found her character a breath of fresh air, a little crazy to some, yet definitely unique in every way. Her past fit poor Aaron's present so snugly, it was sweet to read it. And Aaron was such a brilliant character in his own way. He surprised me in a pleasant way. The kind of personality I expected from Aaron depending on the previous book was so different than the one we got to know here. Somehow, all that Grace has been through, Aaron, to me, seemed the more damaged among the two. From the start I felt so much for Aaron, as a reader I couldn't be happier that Tessa Bailey found someone like Grace to-yes, I'll say it- complete him. There, I've said it.
A sweet, sexy-because the sexual tension between Grace and Aaron was flying up high- and deep story between two people who needed to find each other to find themselves, this one ranks high in my liked reads. As was the case with the previous book, the main couple wasn't the only one to keep my interest. The rest of the Clarkson clan, and their one extra passenger kept appearing and intriguing me. I'm guessing the coming books will be just as good as the first two. I sure can't wait for them. ...more
This was a light, easy read that had all the elements to strike my interest. A small town as its setting, this book already had one point in its favorThis was a light, easy read that had all the elements to strike my interest. A small town as its setting, this book already had one point in its favor as far as I was concerned. With the existence of an inevitable group of friends who'll later have their own books, a sweet old lady who happened to be the glue that smacked the hero and heroine together initially, this story slowly made its way to my reader heart.
I have to be honest, I wasn't exactly sure how to rate this book at first. I meant what I said about this being an easy book, its tone light despite some of the heavier themes that revolved around Gabby and Ethan. But these issues weren't center stage, so this considerably lightened the mood as opposed to what it might've been. Now, I'm usually one who doesn't mind a little angst along with her romance, 'little' being the operative word, but the fact that the author didn't delve into some of the issues here didn't bother me. The main focus was Gabby and Ethan and their pretend relationship for the sake of Ethan's grandmother anyway.
I liked the timing of the fake relationship turning into something real. It wasn't rushed, but it didn't drag either, I think it was just the right amount of time Gabby and Ethan spent together to slowly fall in love. I thought Gabby was a capable woman who stood up for herself long before we met her, and Ethan, albeit a bit teenage-like sometimes, was a charming and caring man. His past had more memories that we could've delved into, but like I said, for this one time I didn't mind that we didn't, for no other reason that it would've probably dragged the current story a little.
This was a nice, interesting start to a new series that I will definitely be on the lookout for. I can already see the future couples, and from what I could read between the lines here, they're going to be good ones. ...more
I don’t think falling in love with your best friend had ever been this sexy or sweet. I firmly believe this because this book was those and more. I feI don’t think falling in love with your best friend had ever been this sexy or sweet. I firmly believe this because this book was those and more. I fell in love a little bit with Deke myself every time he appeared. My heart broke for Fitz, so much so that I wanted to get inside the book and try and become another friend to her. And when I’m this invested in the characters, their lives, it’s a no brainer I’ve enjoyed this story. So so much. How can I not? Not only was I already crazy looking forward to it, but I also knew that there was a small town involved-which, by the way, became almost a requirement for my choice of romances lately, I won’t lie- and a friends to lovers story that was one of the deepest, most complicated yet simplest I’ve ever read.
For those of you who haven’t yet read the first book, my advice is to change that fact immediately. I was so excited for this series, and it seems like it’ll only get better so it’s better to start from the beginning. And for those who’re familiar with the tight knit crowd of Inspiration, yeah, you’ve got a sweet ride waiting for you. Especially if you’re a fan of friends to lovers stories because let me tell you, this is the king and queen of those rolled into one.
I’ve already said it but I’ve loved both Deke and Fitz from the first book. Although we had clues as to the nature of their relationship-which is purely friends only plus a dose of chemistry- the intensity of their friendship and care for each other was palpable in their own book. We knew the background of Fitz since she was the step sister of the previous hero, but clearly we were only scratching the surface. The deep emotions she had buried inside, the hurt she carried all those years..I’ve never felt sympathy with the likes of this for a character before. Fitz and Deke’s friendship was something to envy too. Everyone should have someone like Deke in their corner, let me tell you.
As emotional as this book was, it was also very sexy. There’s just something enticing in two friends slowly falling for each other. The secret glances, the odd reactions, the self delusion phase of friends with benefits..It worked out so well, so sweet and sexy that it was impossible not to fall in love along with them. Yep, that’s what I did, folks, I fell in love with this couple. Individually, they were okay, they got by and they dealt, but the real magic was when these two were together. Their actual strength came through when they stood up for one another, when they were alone, existing in their own world. That was the kind of strong bond I thought they had and it was beautiful. Kinda made me feel like a third wheel invading their private moments.
I don’t have any more words to tell you how much I loved this book. This was a deep story, one of love and trust, friendship and love, forgiveness and understanding. It was a kind of friends to lovers story I’d want to read. One I definitely recommend....more
A battle worn MMA fighter and an emotionally drained, caged socialite sounds like an almost impossible match if you live outside of romanceland. But tA battle worn MMA fighter and an emotionally drained, caged socialite sounds like an almost impossible match if you live outside of romanceland. But thankfully we all do, so when I came across the plot of this book, I thought this kind of opposites attract story would be the perfect thing to read. Apart from the feeling that it started from the middle and paced pretty fast for my idea of romance, this was a good book. One that had much action in it to keep my interest.
Knox is a fighter that sweats and bleeds under the man known as X. This X is an asshole who uses and abuses his fighters and deals with much more illegal things outside the rings. Natalie seems like a happy, perfect young woman on the outside, yet she fights a different kind of battle in her own world, one that’s quite a lot different than Knox’s. Their paths collide under what I can only call fate induced circumstances, and they find themselves in a fight against many enemies where the prize is their freedom and the loser gets the death penalty. Tough life. Not very good odds.
Like I said in the beginning, this book felt like it started from the middle, and we missed the part where Natalie and Knox get acquainted. I don’t mind instantly falling in love, or being affected by one another, but even then I want some sort of transition. A few sentences that are rightly chosen can help me let the instant love thing slide, and I can concentrate on the rest of the story. I didn’t think I got that here. Not that I didn’t buy Natalie and Knox’s feelings for each other, but trust was a very delicate thing for these two and I thought they gave that to each other too quickly.
As fast paced as their romance, the action these two had experienced was very much so too. And that’s where I had the feeling this would’ve been great as an action romance movie. A bit more delving into the development of the romance and the book would’ve been taken up a notch. But perhaps the action left no room for that, I don’t know. It was exciting though, to see what was happening and what was going to be next. I wouldn’t be lying if I said I kinda looked forward to that more than I did Natalie and Knox’s romance. Heh. That, and Knox’s past with X. I liked that it was revealed bit by bit how Knox got tangled up with X from the start, and how he ended up trying to cut all ties with him. I love to read character pasts if there are deep issues with them. It helps with my understanding the character, plus it’s fun.
A good book to pass the time and enjoy if you like action along with your romance. And of course if you don’t mind the hero and heroine instantly forming a bond and going from there. While it’s not normally my cup of tea, it didn’t bother me that much either....more
Konusu itibarıyla ilgi çekici, ancak uygulama bakımından darmadağın bir kitaptı ÖLÜLER DE YALAN SÖYLER. Seri katiller, cinayetler, genelinde polisiyeKonusu itibarıyla ilgi çekici, ancak uygulama bakımından darmadağın bir kitaptı ÖLÜLER DE YALAN SÖYLER. Seri katiller, cinayetler, genelinde polisiye romanlardan son derce zevk alan ben, maalesef düzeltilmemiş imla hataları ile süslenmiş bu kitabı okurken biraz dağıldım.
Arka kapakta yer alan, burada da konu olarak yazılmış kitaptan alıntı öylesine ilgi çekiciydi ki, kendime engel olamadım, kapağın da beni ayrıca çekmesi sonucu bu kitabı eve getirdim. Kitap aslında konu olarak türün sevenlerine hitap ediyor, ama okurken yazım hataları bir yana, karakterden karaktere atlayan bakış açısı insanın başını ağrıtmıyor desem yalan olur. Olay örgüsü de bu bakımdan biraz dağınıktı. Evet, genel konu olarak başarılı ve ilgi çekiciydi ama kalabalık kriminal ekibin üyeleriyle ilgili bırakılan ve sonradan çözümleneceğine inandığım ipuçlarının çoğunun sonu gelmedi. Birçok şey havada bırakıldı, kimi duygusal geçişler ben ne olduğunu anlayamadan oldu bitti derken bir baktım kitabın sonu da küt diye geliverdi.
Çok daha akıcı bir dille yazılabilecek, belki daha az ama öz olarak anlatılabilecek bir kitaptı ÖLÜLER DE YALAN SÖYLER. Belki eldeki davayla daha yakından ilgilenseydi yazar, çok fazla karaktere bölünmeden, zaten merkezde olduğu belli olan birkaç kişiden ilerleseydi daha tatmin edici olurdu. Puanım 2/5...more
This book was sweet. And not just sweet-as-pie sweet, but sweet in its romance too. The characters spoke to me, the setting was my all time favorite-aThis book was sweet. And not just sweet-as-pie sweet, but sweet in its romance too. The characters spoke to me, the setting was my all time favorite-a small town- and the romance was sexy and delicious. I’ve never read anything by Marina Adair before, but I will rectify that immediately. Here’s to yet another series to wait for anxiously, ladies!
Kennedy, with her unfortunate streak and her determination to make it through, with her ambition and strength covered with vulnerabilities, what can I say, she spoke to me. I felt a kinship with her from the very first page. She was the sort of heroine I love to read in romances. Not only did she speak to the woman in me, she also very clearly spoke to my tummy. Seriously, people, this book should not be read with an empty stomach, especially if you have a sweet tooth like me. It was like torture I tell you. With the many pies, and their creative names, Kennedy made me reach for a spoon and my Nutella jar more than once.
And what better way to wash all that pie down than a bottle of good cider, eh? Luke, the hero with the cider business, as you can imagine, was the perfect guy for Kennedy. I mean, if that is not a match made in heaven, I don’t know what is. All joking aside-though pie making is no joking matter folks- Luke really was the perfect guy for Kennedy. He must be one of the sweetest guys I’ve read in romance, and no matter their businesses clashed and complicated matters, he was there for Kennedy. An overall wonderful hero that I wished was cloned so we could all have a shot of something like what Kennedy had. Luke’s loyalty and good heart is hard to find these days, and that made reading him all the more pleasant because of that.
I loved the interactions, loved the other characters, already found the next couple to root for too. There was a solid background to both Kennedy and Luke’s current personalities that made them whole people who I could relate to, and I really liked that. I enjoyed finding out bits and pieces about them as I read. It made me feel connected to them with each passing chapter and that was a great experience for this reader. Always a pleasure.
A top notch start to a new series that is easily going to be one of my many favorites, I’m already trying to figure out how to pass the time until the next book comes. Perhaps in the meantime I can explore some other worlds Marina Adair has created and be obsessed a little more....more
Oh dear. It’s been quite a while since I finished this story but I put thoughts down right after I finished lest I get lost in the expected-yet-no-lesOh dear. It’s been quite a while since I finished this story but I put thoughts down right after I finished lest I get lost in the expected-yet-no-less-affecting emotional turmoil later. This was a sweet story. One of the biggest and sweetest suprises for me was one of the heroes, calm and collected Evren. He happened to be Turkish, and guess who else could relate? Yep, reading a character from your own country is, as you might expect, not something I come across in my reads. So yeah, that was a nice surprise. So far in the books I’ve read, I’ve had to decipher Scottish dialect, ask my sis for translations of French words, tried to use my rusted Italian to understand words in Spanish, but this was the first ever in a book there were foreign words, so to speak, and this reader knew their exact meaning. What a pleasant feeling.
It should be no secret that I really love Annabeth Albert’s Portland Heat series. I’ve been reading them since book one, and what I expected to be sweet, short and to the point, pleasant romances turned out to be deeper than they appeared. I think in almost all of them I must’ve gotten teary eyed at least once, and simply had that connection with the characters that every reader looks for. And KNIT TIGHT was no exception. Never mind Evren being Turkish, though having seen firsthand just how difficult it could be to be a gay man in the country, I also felt a great deal of sympathy for Brady. He was a young man who tried to stay upright under the pressure of a family on his shoulders-three little kids and a teenage sister.
These two meet at the most tumultuous times of their lives, and try to make it work in a maze of emotional drama. I admired their strength, and adored their friendship-despite Evren’s initial struggles against it- and their romance....more
Ne diyeyim, çok güldüm okurken. Sessiz olmam gereken ortamlarda okumak işkence oldu kimi bölümlerde. Konusu desen, tam bir romantik komedi. Hani şu fiNe diyeyim, çok güldüm okurken. Sessiz olmam gereken ortamlarda okumak işkence oldu kimi bölümlerde. Konusu desen, tam bir romantik komedi. Hani şu filmlerde başına binbir türlü bela gelen kadersiz baş karakterler ve sonunda 'oh be, nihayet!' dedirten mutlu sonları olanlardan. Tam o kıvamda bir kitaptı. Baştan sona kendimi Şebnem'in kadersizliğiyle ördüm, benim başıma gelse lanet edeceğim durumlarda-kusura bakma Şebnem- haline güldüm, yeri geldi tespitlerine sonuna kadar katıldım, yeri geldi ne saçmalıyor bu kız dedim. Ama okudum, eğlendim. Beğendim de. Hikayenin sonu bir yana-ki bana henüz bitmemiş geldi- gidişatı hayli kolay okunur bir kitaptı.
Şebnem'i, her kadının olmasa da, çoğunun bir yerinden tutup kendisiyle özdeşleştirebileceği tarzda bir karakter olarak buldum. Hayatını bize anlatırken içten ve komik bir tarzı vardı. Ailesinden iş arkadaşları ve potansiyel sevgilisi Egemen'e kadar herkes onun yanında yan rollerde kalmışlar. Hikayenin başından beri kendisine karşı neler hissettiğimden emin olamadığım Egemen'i özellikle bu kadar belli belirsiz bıraktığını düşünüyorum Selma Erdem'in. Kitabı okuyanlar olayın tamamına hakimdir tabi ama baştan sona belli olmayan bir çizgideydi Egemen bana göre, Şebnem'in de hiçbir zaman önüne geçmedi, ki bu da her bölümde bende soru işareti oluşturup, daha hızlı bir şekilde sona gelmeme sebep oldu.
Sonuç olarak, hoş, eğlenceli bir kitaptı. Bitişinde bir devam havası sezdim, herhangi bir bilgim yok ama devamı gelirse seve seve alır, okurum. Kapağı da göze hitap eden bir tasarım olmuş. Benim puanım 4/5...more
It’s been a while since I had that special feeling of not being able to put a book down, of thinking about it constantly, wanting to get back to it thIt’s been a while since I had that special feeling of not being able to put a book down, of thinking about it constantly, wanting to get back to it that I thought I lost my touch with that part of the pleasure of reading. This book though, it reminded me that yeah, I still had that spark. Because, damn, I just simply couldn’t stop thinking about this book, about all the characters in it.
If you’ve already read the previous books, you know who Dred and Pixie are, and how they already had a chemistry going on. If you haven’t, well, I strongly suggest you go back and get them all and start reading, not because it needs to be read in order-though I think it’s best enjoyed that way- but because you’re seriously missing out on some great reading experience. I’ve loved this series from the very first book, and every new one is cause for accelerated heartbeats and over the top excitement. No kidding.
I don’t want to say much about the story simply because I wish you’d experience it on your own, but just wanted to say that this is a story of two broken souls who piece themselves, and eventually each other, back together in a beautiful and heartwarming tale. I don’t think there are enough words to describe how much I loved and appreciated Pixie and Dred as both individuals and as a couple. There are lessons to be leaned in here, that’s for sure. Their strength against the things they had endured and still faced during the story was admirable.
Apart from Pixie and Dred’s inspiring path towards freedom and happiness, I also found myself incredibly taken by some of the other characters, namely Dred’s bandmates. When I’ve read the previous books, I had no idea about the depth of Dred’s character, which of course is the idea, and so I paid no attention at all to the fact that Dred’s band was made up of more than just him. Reading this story though, I’m overwhelmed by the intensity to get to know them all better, to know their stories, and yeah, to read them find the kind of freedom Dred and Pixie had found with each other. And I’m not just talking about a passionate love story, but a sense of belonging and safety that they can find with someone who hadn’t shared it with them in the first place. I truly hope their stories will be a part of Scarlett Cole’s writing career, otherwise I don’t know how I will fare knowing I won’t know these guys any deeper.
A brilliant addition to an already touching series, I strongly recommend this book. Hell, with this whole series, you won’t be disappointed....more
I have to admit, my knowledge of rugby pretty much consists of-yep, you guessed it- big men in tight shorts. That’s right folks, I was completely clueI have to admit, my knowledge of rugby pretty much consists of-yep, you guessed it- big men in tight shorts. That’s right folks, I was completely clueless getting into this one. It was as if I felt it though, a few days ago I found myself lounging in front of the tv and watching rugby whenever I caught it, and trying to understand. Is it karma? Fate? Whatever it was, I’m glad I found this series because yeah, I’m watching out for the rest.
As much as I can’t say I’m a big fan, though I don’t know why, this was a second chance romance. Matilda and Tanner used to be high school sweethearts, but things happened and they went their own way. Tanner became a rugby star while Matilda followed her dreams all the way to Stanford. When they meet, it’s a bitter reunion, but things heat up quickly. And might I say, sweetly. Tanner was so charming that I’m sure if it was anyone other than Matilda he was trying to woo, this would’ve been a much shorter book. He was funny and honest, I immediately warmed up to him.
While Tanner had me with his sweetness, Matilda had me with her determination and discipline. Maybe it wasn’t shoved at our faces, but she had those qualities. As a woman in journalism, she had to. I admired her talent, and hell yeah, her ability to say no to Tanner’s charms. I could see where she was coming from in the entirety of the book, and I was happy to read she ended up getting what she wanted, both in and out of the bedroom....more
This is the second time I’m meeting a CEO who’s supposed to be all business and all stone cold, but turns out to be one of the most charming men in fiThis is the second time I’m meeting a CEO who’s supposed to be all business and all stone cold, but turns out to be one of the most charming men in fiction. Seriously, I’m this close to not cringing when coming across billionaire heroes. But then again, this is probably the magic of Jessica Lemmon.
This is a familiar storyline, but from the moment it starts, you have a feeling it’s going to be different. Jessica Lemmon is an author I’ve read before, so I knew the kind of potential this story had. She has a knack for creating complex and charming characters, and you can’t help but adore them no matter what mistakes they make. Merina and Reese were no different. I immediately warmed up to Merina for her love for the family business and her work ethics. She was the kind of boss who knows her employees by name. So when the family business, and the people who work there, are in danger of being replaced by something that’s not the spirit she’s always known, she takes matters into her own hands and takes a stand against the man who’s responsible for the demise.
Enter, Reese Crane. The man who’s buying out her beloved hotel, the high up man of the soulless Crane Hotels. Needless to say I adored the man. Yes, he had a bit of a wooden personality, but he was never the kind of man I expected him to be either. I wouldn’t be lying if I said I liked him from the start. As days went by with their so called business contract, he became such a charming man that yeah, I was jealous of a heroine. There, I’ve said it. Merina is one lucky lady. But then again, Reese was one lucky man too.
The story was so sweet and all, and the family dynamics with Cranes was quite intriguing, but this was also a very, very-yes, very- sexy book. Damn, Reese and Merina sure know how to fake a good marriage. Or not. Whatever. Their slowly falling in love and realizing they weren’t faking things any longer was oh so lovely and fun. I love when this happens....more
I can't believe my luck when it comes to mystery and suspense novels. I seem to always be picking the good ones. And Anne Frasier's THE BODY READER waI can't believe my luck when it comes to mystery and suspense novels. I seem to always be picking the good ones. And Anne Frasier's THE BODY READER was definitely one of the good ones. Good story, engaging plot, solid characters and a whole lot of intensity. Yes, I think if anyone asked me to describe this book in one word, that would be intense. From the very first page, with the main character Jude's introduction to us, I got a feeling of suffocation that comes from reading a story which is difficult to read, a situation which is painful to imagine. And that was exactly what glued me to the story, because not only did I want to be inside Jude's mind and capture whatever there's to capture, I also wanted to know all about the case she dropped right in the middle of.
There are many well written mysteries and suspense novels out there, but every once in a while I come across one that really tickles my sense of justice and raises my hackles. THE BODY READER did as such. While reading, I felt overwhelmed by many emotions at once, all the while trying to narrow down my own suspect pool.
Jude, as the main character, was impressive. She was all kinds of, I wanna say messed up but that's not fair because of all she's been through and survived. As a reader who had access to her mind, she was relatable and understandable to me, but to her new partner, and the second main character, Uriah, she was difficult to read and hard to believe. After all, no one suffers through what she did and gets away unscathed. But in her unneeded defense, she did put herself back together as best as she could. Probably better than anybody else might have. You gotta respect that.
I admired her partnership with Uriah. He had his own demons to battle with, and he was more real than many other characters I've read in the genre. I could easily relate to him as a person. Getting into his head, I could see where he came from in the many situations he reacted just like any other person would.
This was a story I enjoyed greatly-and maybe that is the wrong word but it's the best I can come up with. I can't help but wish I could read more of Jude and Uriah's partnership in future cases they handled together. Not because of any romantic entanglements mind you, but because these two had an understanding that went deeper than just partnership, and it made what they had unique....more
I have to say, this book has exceeded my expectations. Not that they were low, but here I was, after reading many contemporary romances, expecting somI have to say, this book has exceeded my expectations. Not that they were low, but here I was, after reading many contemporary romances, expecting something akin to a spark to get really excited about the series, and this book excited me. It made me curious about the whole of the Clarkson clan, because I gotta say, they were some characters.
As an introduction to a new series, this book did an amazing job. Not only did I wonder about the romance between Rita and Jacob, but I also wondered how the relationship between the Clarkson siblings was going to be mended, because, yeah, they are an odd bunch. An odd and estranged bunch. Though at times they seemed a bit stereotypical, with Rita being the glue that tries to hold the family together with her crazy idea of a road trip, their eldest brother Belmont the stone guardian, the younger brother Aaron the womanizer and finally Peggy, the youngest sister, aka the runaway bride. They were sort of predictable at the beginning of the book, more so than I usually read, but page by page new sides to them all surfaced and I liked what I saw.
Apart from the Clarkson clan, I have to admit, I really enjoyed reading Jasper's character. Perhaps this isn't so, but in my reads, I can't say that I've encountered many heroes who wanted to change their sleeping around ways. I mean, desperately. Maybe Jasper used to be a ladies' man, but all I saw in this story was a sweet, vulnerable and passionate man. With Rita, they made a challenging pair because they both had their own insecurities that put a dent in their relationship in all the appropriate times. Was it possibly painful for them? Yes, I'm sure. I've read it. Did I still enjoy reading about their troubles? I'm sorry to say, yes. Heh.
Filled with amusing moments and interesting characters, this was a fun read. And before I leave, let me tell you that this was a sexy read too. Rita and Jasper might be funny and quirky, but damn they were also naughty. I was pleasantly surprised by their sexy chemistry. This, I'd definitely recommend if you like contemporary romances. I have a feeling many intriguing plots await us in the upcoming books and I'm looking forward to them all....more
Ah New Adult.. The genre I come across only occasionally, and when I do it's unintentional. Not that I think it's bad, but I feel like there's certainAh New Adult.. The genre I come across only occasionally, and when I do it's unintentional. Not that I think it's bad, but I feel like there's certain degree of melancholy I feel etched into these stories and that's why I usually try to avoid them. INSEVERABLE also had this melancholic undertone, but to be fair, it was done in such a way that I was kept distracted because there were multiple things that multiple people had to deal with, not just the hero and the heroine, so I was constantly going back and forth without having much time to dwell on a single problem.
I may not be all that familiar with the genre, but I do know a pattern when I read one. Callahan was the standard hero of New Adult, he was suffering from demons after his time in the military and some of the things he had done during. Now, that was the most interesting part of Callahan's character for me. Everybody has their own opinions about military, but I was glad that Cecy Robson spent much time in Callahan's head to give us a clear view of his psyche. I'm sure there was much left unsaid, but I was able to get the big picture, not that it's so hard to guess. And even after he and Trinity had gotten intimate, things were still hard for him. As it should be for a man in his situation. I like challenging characters and I think Callahan provided me with enough of that to last me the whole book and keep my interest.
I also liked Trinity's charming and lively character. Again, I haven't read much of these books, but usually the heroine has a baggage as big as the hero to carry around her shoulders. Trinity didn't seem to be one of those heroines which was good because Callahan had more than enough for her to carry as well. I liked that she constantly tried to get a smile out of him at the beginning of the story and slowly worked her way into his heart. I found myself warming up to her much quicker than Callahan did though, and him? Well, he resisted. Hard. Poor guy.
This was a nice beginning to a series. As much as I try to avoid the New Adult genre, when a good one comes along and you get curious, you just gotta keep going. There was especially a potential couple, the one I root for along with Trinity, that I hope will have their own books, and that's enough reason to be on the lookout for at least the next book. But as things are going, I'm sure Cecy Robson will make me come back for more....more
I have to admit, when talking CEO heroes, I immediately think of domineering, and perhaps a little conceited guys who, with the help of their heroinesI have to admit, when talking CEO heroes, I immediately think of domineering, and perhaps a little conceited guys who, with the help of their heroines and perhaps some ass kicking from them, become the more polished versions of themselves, and discover their inner teddy bears. And though I enjoy that transformation, I do try to keep a controlled dosage of those heroes in my reads. Jason Sanders, though? I certainly did not expect. I totally wasn’t prepared for his goofiness and his adventurous side, the playfulness. He was neither domineering nor any level of conceited. In fact, he was quite the charmer. I think it’d be safe to say I warmed up to him much quicker than I did to Miriam, though that was no fault of the poor woman. And in her defense, it took me only maybe a paragraph longer than Jason.
As one who prefers a reading order in series, this was another rule breaker for me, but one I definitely don’t regret. I liked Miriam and Jason’s flirtations, their bonding over adventures that were a tad too much for a city girl like Miriam that I could relate to. They were sweet and sexy at the same time. There was chemistry there that made me melt a little with envy, hot weather be damned. And the best part that made this gal swoon- yep, you heard it, swoon– was the part with Jason’s sister and her son. The forever infallible turn-a-girl-into-a-puddle-of-goo elixir that was a child in a story. I was sold. For good. Seriously though, is there anything sweeter and sexier than a guy caring for a child? Oh Sanders, you playful, sexy, adventurous CEO.
A series second that made me want to go back a book and wish for the next one at the same time, this was a great read. I can’t wait to read more of Tawna Fenske and get to know more of her characters and her storytelling....more