Not many people know that I, Eevie Lawson, have a problem. An addiction to romance novels. I eat them for breakfast. I hide it the best I can, but I need them to breathe. It’s how I cope.
I’ve had a swag of book boyfriends, but now that I’m free from the responsibility of caring for my three younger brothers, it’s time to find one in the flesh.
In real life, no girl meets their hero on page one, or even at the end of chapter one. I should know.
My journey is real. It’s not perfect, and it sure as hell isn’t easy—but the fight for something worthwhile never is.
What a fantastic debut novel about love and growth. I don’t know what I was expecting to read from the blurb but I had a whole different storyline running through my head. This story has so many layers and kudos to the author for creating a story with such depth and complexity.
To me, Eevie was instantly likeable. The way she spoke and her thoughts reminded me so much of me and the way I speak that I couldn’t help but laugh out loud in many spots.
Having had to step up for the family responsibilities, Eevie is finally able to let her hair down.
Have to give props to the author, she has written a character like Eevie like a pro. Now, let’s get to the hero – Aidan Stone. **sigh** He is a man. He knows how to treat a woman right and everything just felt right between him and Eevie. I defy anyone not to fall in love with him too. What Eevie had, I wanted!
The way Eevie’s experience is portrayed, you can’t help but sympathise and understand that she is slightly naïve in the relationship department. She’s blindsided by her best friend Jon and I wanted to punch Alex in the throat on her behalf. Everything is falling into place when she finally gets her time with Aidan and then the unthinkable happens. This is where the characters grow into their own and their relationship is at the fork in the road. It can either destroy them or forge their love.
For me, I love stories that show the real hardships of relationships. We are taken through a variety of stages of their relationship. This might be an insta-attraction love story but it’s certainly not an insta-get together story. It was actually a bit frustrating to read about Jon and Alex but their time hadn’t come yet. Well played Ms Ryder – well played!
The tension between these two is perfectly written. I felt like I was holding my breath through the whole running to the bedroom scene and when they finally do get their time together, it’s the meeting that I was hoping they would have. The sex scenes are hot hot hot!
The ending is almost cliffhangerish. The former girlfriend of Aidan is desperate to get in contact with Eevie and we are left wondering why. Lucky I have the next book to go straight into or there would have been a need for a fuckload of M&Ms!
I bought a copy of this book with my own money.
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