When he drinks, he drinks hard.
When he wants a woman, he makes sure she knows it.
When he opens his mouth, it’s either to piss someone off or to turn someone on.
You can normally find him with one hand on a bottle and one hand on a woman, trying to forget ...more
”How can a person want something while they do everything to not have it?”
This is my first read by this author and I have to say it is a very MESSY type of story line with drug, alcohol abuse, sex and a horrible back story for the hero. The hero, Bach is asked by his best friend, Dylan to watch over his girl friend while he's gone. At times it felt like Bach and Harley were cheating oddly even though her and Dylan did break up prior to him leaving.
”Was this a game to them ...more
TITLE: Destroy Me
SERIES: (Crystal Gulf, #1)
AUTHOR: Shana Vanterpool
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: March 8th 2016
Destroy Me is book #1 in the New Adult romance Crystal Gulf Series.
DESTROY ME: Harley lost her father to a road side bombing which set her on the path of depression, putting that behind her she connects with Dylan who makes her feel alive again, until he revealed a lie and told her that he enlisted before they met and was off to in Afghanistan.
WOW. This book was VERY hard to put down, and VERY hard to let go of. When the story ended I felt lost because I wanted to continue reading. That my friends is how good it is. Gah, talk about a book that will tear your heart out and put the pieces back together. I loved everything about this one. It has heart, soul, angst, and emotional twists and turns. I simply couldn’t get enough of this one, and I can’t wait to see how the rest of the series progresses. Shana Van ...more
Overall Opinion: This is a tough one to rate. I enjoyed their connection, but it definitely wasn't a unicorn and rainbow love. Bach was royally messed up. He used alcohol, sex, and drugs on an almost nightly basis to drown out his demons. He knew he wasn't good enough for Harley, but he needed her. This had some really tough scenes of him self destructing, and is not a book for my safety gals. Even though I did root for them in the end, I don't think I can rate it more than 3 "just ok" ...more
I shouldn’t have given Shana Vanterpool’s other books five stars as there is no way for me to show that, unbelievably, this book just took it to another level! It’s like the author somehow crawled inside my heart and wrote a paint-by-numbers novel of everything I love in New Adult Romance. And then ripped it apart only to stick the jagged edges together again. Because that is what it feels like at the moment – like my heart is being held together by sticky tape.
Harley was lost to depression afte ...more
I read this for the angst. I’m in that mood. If that's not one of your reasons for reading...DO NOT READ THIS. Otherwise, jump in. The H wasn't really worthy but it was angsty as fuck.
The h is just not memorable. She’s not a character I can empathize with, but that's just me. Her reactions to and interest in the H were never believable.
The H is a TOTAL. WHORE. And if that's not enough, how's drug addict and alcoholic? Still hanging in? He throws "Drug Parties" for Frat houses for a liv ...more
Shana Vanterpool has really given readers a true bad boy in Bach Bachmen. Alcoholic, check. Drug addict, check. Womanizer, check. Manwhore, check. Total Asshole, double check. I usually love the bad boy, because most of the bad boys I read about are really good guys underneath. But Bach is the real deal. I had a hard time liking Bach, and didn't grow to love Bach until I found out the reason for his bad boy ways. And then the boy broke my heart and it all became clear as to why Bach carries this ...more
Before going off to battle Dylan passes his now ex girlfriend to his best friend Bach aka man whore number two to protect.Number two advises girl that his antics with the ladies pales in comparison with her former lover who is a freaky legend in the ...more
“He’s sex on top of second top of mount me please.”
This is one way to describe Bach Bachman. He is a gorgeous, dangerous, manwhore asshole who is always looking to forget. He forgets through women, alcohol, and drugs. And there is always a willing body waiting.
When his best friend, Dylan, up and leaves his girlfriend, Harley, when he enters the army, he ask ...more
This book was one hot mess because of our hero, Bach Bachman. Despite his boatload of issues, including his drinking, drug use and womanizing, there was something about Bach that made it hard to discount him. Despite everything he did, it was easy to forgive him, just like Harley.
Harley and Bach seem like an unlikely duo. As he calls her, she's a square and he's Bach. Being with Harley calms the demons inside of Bach, which was something on ...more
Some of my best quotes are as follows:
“I can tell you right now I’m not watching anything with all chicks. Unless it’s porn. I’ll watch porn.”
“If I kiss you back I’m going to take you to my bedroom, rip your clothes off, and bury every fucking inch of my cock deep inside of you.”
“I almost called 911 twice.”
“Why didn’t you?”
“Because jus ...more
Bach. Harley. Dylan.
Manwhore, bad boy Bach left to look after his bestfriend Dylan's girl while he up and leaves for the army. Harley who only wants love and stability. Thinking a she has found that in her current boyfriend only to find out she couldn't be more wrong. What will happen when you think all you will ever feel is hurt, pain and disappointment? What will happen when Bach and Harley become close? Get your copy of this book. Take the emo ...more
This book doesn't bring anything new, or that hasn't appeared in some other books, but it's sooooo delicious and fun reading...
I had to put it down because I got sick, and I was also a little stubborn to try and read a little, and it was impossible...
I love an asshole hero, the one with dirty mouth, that doesn't care about what others may say or think, but also the one who is sincere it hurts.... and this one is Bach....
If you don't like seeing the hero with MANY, MANY, many differ ...more
I've never ever read a military book. I don't think I have? Hm...Nope I cannot remember ever reading one and you know why I tend to stay away from them? Because I can't tolerate the pain, death, innocent civillians dying, corruption, hatred and the insanity. There is nothing good about War in my opinion, after studying it in depth for two years at school I vowed to never read a war book as long as I lived. However, ...more
3 ½ ★
I really had a love-hate relationship with this book. It was total roller coaster ride all the way through. Bach was a rough character to read. He is pretty dark and damaged and is pretty much self-destructing throughout the book. But the more we learn about him the more we can understand where he is coming from and just want to help him. It is a long hard, heart breaking journey for sure. I was not sure what to think of Harley and really didn’t like ...more
4 “Your Past Can Destroy You” STARS
Think about a book with messed up characters, add more drama, lots of hot hot hot sex and a childhood trauma that will have you ready to kill the bastard that hurt a innocent kid; then you have “Destroy Me”, the first book in the NA Crystal Gulf Series.
I’ll start this review with the star of the story: Bach. He’s trouble. Quite simple like that. He drinks too much. He supplies drugs and he’s high way too often. He has too much sex (if there’s ever such a thing ...more
5 swoon filled stars
I loved this. LOVED THIS. *sings* Seriously. This book was written for me, right? It had everything, and I'm talking everything I love in a book. I think the entire time I was reading I was like, "One more page, this is the good part". Suddenly I was done.
So this book had it all. Let's do a checklist:
√ dirty talk
√ brooding hero
√ more dirty talk
√ fiesty but loveable heroine
√ even more dirty talk
√ hero with baggage
√ potty mouth
That's all you really need to know, but if yo
Destroy Me is book one in a new series, about a different set of college kids and their dramatic life. One thing that has not changed e ...more
Destroy me is the first book in the Crystal Gulf series. Destroy me is a new adult contemporary romance by Shana Vanterpool. The Crystal Gulf series is published by swoon romance, and I know this might sound silly, but that fact right there made me want to read the book. I have had such great luck with all of the Swoon Romance imprint books that I have read. (and I have read a lot of them.) Some of them are light and ...more
If you are looking for a squishy romantic read, this is not for you. Harley is a good girl from a military family, goes to college and has a glass half full attitude. Bach is just one big pile of messed up issues moving from one party to the next, putting anything and everything he can into his body to numb the pain.
Harley is going along fine in life until her boyfriend of the past year ...more