By C.M. Stunich
5 out of 5 stars!
I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK!
This is a story of two very different people whose wide gap does not only include age but most importantly, personality and commitment issues. How they managed to bridge that gaping hole, is a discovery every reader shouldn’t miss!
Zayden Roth is a magnificent creature whose extreme magnetism jumps out of the pages and explodes in your eyes. He is rough, crass and crude, he is shameless, and he is a sweet, street-smart human with a heart of gold. Brooke Overland’s character is an odd yet real-life mixture of strength and weakness, logic and emotion, intelligence and naivete.
I lost count of the times I laughed reading this book. It’s definitely more than twenty! The kids and the animals were bratty and comedic, as well as the other minor characters. I find it awesome how the author made some of the sex act descriptions hilariously crazy at times because they didn’t come off as trashy, mindless depictions like some erotica books do. This book is easy and fun to read!
The love that Zay and Brooke eventually felt for each other was perfectly developed by the writer. Their love story may have started off in the wrong foot, but love does indeed slowly blossom in ways we never expect, nor want to. Brooke showed her intelligence and strength when she accepted it the moment she realized it and wanted to make it work. Zayden’s denial of his feelings and his desire to escape it at first didn’t make me think less of him. It only proved his selfless concern for her, which just goes to show that his love for her is not fleeting or temporary, but deep and lasting.
The author’s way of narrating the intimate scenes between Zay and Brooke involved not only their bodies but their emotional sensitivities as well, which helped justify the writer’s portrayal of the growing, deepening feelings they have for each other. Others would call theirs an IL (insta-love) but to me, it isn’t. Their love grew with their eyes open to each other’s flaws and weaknesses and learning to accept them wholeheartedly.
This book left me smiling and swooning. It also reminded me a lesson: that we really shouldn’t judge people by the way they look or dress or carry themselves, or what work they do. Underneath all his tattooed and pierced skin, Nanny Roth is one decent man. And Brooke’s exposed, stripper’s body is in reality, fully cloaked with a sense of responsibility and conviction for such a young age.
Definitely one of the best books I’ve read.
Many thanks to Xpresso Book Tours for granting me this review opportunity.
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