Do y'all want to know how much I am kicking myself for never reading a Lori Wilde book before?!?!?! This book was amazeballs!
We have Gabi, who decidesDo y'all want to know how much I am kicking myself for never reading a Lori Wilde book before?!?!?! This book was amazeballs!
We have Gabi, who decides she's done with following in her parents' footsteps by becoming a lawyer, switches lives (houses, jobs, etc.) with a woman from Twilight, Texas through the holiday season. See, her family doesn't and hasn't celebrated Christmas since Gabi was a child because of a death of a family member, that left them all deeply mourning. This factor in the book had me crying while reading the emotional roller coaster Gabi went through. It takes some strong writing skills to make the tears flow for me. Gabi needed to walk away from her life and essentially press reset on everything, and figure out who she really is and what she wants out of life. I've found that as of late, I am reading more and more heroines that get on my nerves with their indecisiveness, but Ms. Wilde wrote Gabi in a way which shows that under all her inner debates about what direction she wants her life to go, she is a strong and kind woman. I was seriously girl crushing on Gabi, wishing I could meet her so we can become best friends.
But let's not forget Joe! Normally a wanderer, he finds himself taking over the daily tasks of his grandfather's Christmas tree farm, to help out his grandfather, who was out of commission while recovering from a stoke. What we usually see in romance novels from our book boyfriends is a brooding, silent guy who slowly becomes more attached to the love interest, all while ignoring his feelings. I really enjoyed that Joe wasn't this. Well, he had his moments at the beginning, but he quickly broke out of the proverbial mold and we fast found that he is this really great guy, and just what Gabi needs. I enjoyed seeing his struggle with his emotions, and I don't mean denying them. He knew he was falling hard and fast for Gabi and knew he didn't want to impede her journey to finding herself by clouding her path with his feelings. I think if Ms. Wilde would have written him a different way, I wouldn't have enjoyed Joe as much as I did, and it wouldn't have been a five star rating for me.
I really could go on and on, but then what would be the point of reading the book, right? :) Ms. Wilde has me checking my bank account to see what I can spare so I can go and purchase her other titles. It's not often a book can draw me in and keep my interest like hers did. Especially while I've been in a reading slump! I look forward to reading more books from this series and any other she writes. I'm sure they will all but as wonderful and captivating as this one!...more
Anyone that follows this site knows I love me some Erin Nicholas crack...I mean books. I was very excited when I was asked if I wanted to review the bAnyone that follows this site knows I love me some Erin Nicholas crack...I mean books. I was very excited when I was asked if I wanted to review the books in this series.
Jackson and Annabelle were definitely my favorite out of the Boys of Fall so far. We have some crazy stuff that happened between the two characters in the past that did some damage to Jackson (Of course, what he was doing was pretty taboo...). He always had a bad boy rep, but after this incident, he was taken out of the championship-winning football game that would have defined his career. He moved away from town and straightened out his life, and is doing a lot of good for some disadvantaged boys. After Coach suffers his heart attack and Jackson is asked to come back to Quinn, Texas and help out around the ranch, Jackson figures Quinn is the perfect place to continue giving back to the community. But as small towns go, they don't like change and the unknown. And Jackson knows Annabelle, the same Annabelle who got him in trouble twelve years ago, is the perfect person to show the community he has changed.
I loved sweet Annabelle. I think she is exactly what Jackson needs. Their chemistry was definitely blazing from page one. I think they both helped each other grow more comfortable with themselves just fit. And Jackson, whoo boy! Where can I find me a Jackson? I love strong male characters who know what they are doing.
I loved being able to read about all the other characters, knowing I'll be able to read their stories in the future. The whole dynamic of all the guys in Quinn is great. You can tell the old players still have that unspoken bond that a lot of people envy and want. And the other characters added an additional element to the stories that made it that much more enjoyable!
So in short, go get Erin's Out of Bounds (and the others by Cari Quinn and Mari Carr) now. You will be sucked into the awesomeness these three phenomenal authors create!...more
I feel like I've been waiting forever for this book to come out! I am happy to say that I wasn't disappointed. Of course, when have I ever been disappI feel like I've been waiting forever for this book to come out! I am happy to say that I wasn't disappointed. Of course, when have I ever been disappointed with an Erin Nicholas book??
We met Tony previously in No Matter What, as Adam Steele's brother. Both billionaires. Tony and Adam are used to throwing their money around to get the things that they want. But what Tony wants the most can't be obtained with money. The object of his desire is his best friend's fiance, Reese. I really liked that we could tell that Tony was a true gentleman and didn't try to make any moves on Reese after his friend decided to pursue her. But then that friend confesses the night before the wedding that he's in love with another woman! Tony can't stand by and see Reese marry someone who was not head-over-heels in love with her, so he has his friend break off the engagement.
Fast forward to what is supposed to be the first day of Reese's honeymoon. Both her and Tony wake up to find they are married to each other! It's not an easy go from here. Both are quite stubborn and set in their ways; Reese doesn't like how Tony throws money at everything and Tony wants Reese to live a little. We get a fun, wild ride in Vegas while these two try to figure out if they want to continue with their marriage or if they are better off getting an annulment. I loved the play of emotions in the story. When you think billionaires, most people think money hungry, arrogant, jerk-offs that don't care about other people. Tony may be arrogant about some things, but he has such a big heart I couldn't help but instantly fall in love with him. And I found that I could easily relate to Reese. She wasn't one to be walked all over and she had a good sense of morals. And she could put Tony in his place which was awesome.
I CANNOT WAIT to read the third in this series. I wish it could go on and on. Or be real and I somehow am single and find myself thrown into their world. Either way, I'd be happy! Erin, you have done it again with another amazingly, awesome story!...more