Sadie, left her hometown in Nashville and is now in a small southern coastal town with her best friend Rue. She wanted a clean slate, away from her cheating, backstabbing, psycho ex-boyfriend. Rue gets her to break out of her shell and have fun again. While on the beach she ‘interprets’ a man drowning. Well slight problem, Sadie is petrified of the ocean. She dives in to save him and ends up making a fool of herself.
West Montgomery wants to make a name for himself. Well he has at least with the ladies. Rule to never take them to his house, always go to theirs so he can leave right after. This changes when a beautiful blonde with piercing greens eyes attempts to save him while he was out surfing.
This story is a half girl power and half steam loving-making. There are many insecurities that come from Sadie. She has a difficult time trusting men in romantic relationship, because of what happened her. She has been keeping men at arm’s length distances. Well West has a different idea.
What first caught my attention about this book was the synopsis. A girl that loves donuts! Hello. I surprisingly enjoyed this story.
Be warn MAJOR CLIFF HANGER!
Be grateful now though because book 2 is out and you don’t have to wait like the rest of us that have been twiddling our thumbs for the last year.
If you read Wet by Stacy Kestwick, this is the 2nd book that ties up the story of West and Sadie. In book one we were left on a cliff hanger seeing West with another women in his arms. Book two picks up right were we left off. The prologue is from West’s point of view; and By-George I am glad for that. The rest of the book is from Sadie’s POV. After seeing West have Aubrey in his arms coming off of his boat, she knew that it was over. Her heart broke and that was the end of it.
Book one there was so must angst between West and Sadie because of Aubrey (a.k.a. Home Wrecker!). In this book Sadie is trying with all her might to forget about West and move on. Problem is, he won’t letter her.
I really enjoyed the first book and I couldn’t wait for the 2nd. I even preorder it, which I only will do with some books. This was one of them.
YOU MUST READ THE FIRST BOOK!
This is a series.
There is no stand alone with it.
If you ever read and enjoyed, Off the Record by K.A Linde then you will enjoy this book. It is sweet but spicy; Hot but with a good amount of Steam. Sadie begins to be stronger and more determined to not allow people to walk over her. She even learns new things about herself and some of her friends.
If you recall from book one, the douche-bag ex-boyfriend of Sadie’s. Well that guy makes an appearance, and let me tell you, it is not the kind we would want to see. But her BF is always to the rescue.
Should you read this series???
This book has so much sibling rivalry it was crazy. Austen and Jake seriously do things to one another, just to push the other one’s buttons. It is sometimes funny to read what they do, but Austen’s choices regarding Jake and Laney are just down right messed up.
My overall thoughts of the book. It was okay. There were a few things I wasn’t a huge fan of.
First being, Jake had was only physical attraction to Laney for a long time, and has been crushing on her ever since. He doesn’t seem to truly know her personality. Austin knew her better, because he was her boyfriend for 3 years. I am all for crushing on your older-brothers-best-friend books, or your best friend older sibling; but, having a thing for your siblings girlfriend? I don’t know, seems kind of weird to me.
Second issue. Laney was spending all this time with Jake and she was clueless on his feelings. He called her so many terms of endearment. For example; my goddess, love, beautiful. He also said things like, ‘women you drive me crazy.’ Through all these terms and more, she still questioned if he was being truly sincere with her. She had his friends validate his feelings for her, and Jake said it himself. So then why does she make him go through a test just to see if he will “fight” for her? It seemed to me she was playing a game with Jake.
Third. I wanted more. An Epilogue would have been nice, or a future chapter. One more just to satisfy the overall story. It ended and I was like, “wait that is it?” Okay.
Jake and Laney’s chemistry is intense. They can’t keep their hands off one another in private or public. It seemed that no matter where they were or who they were around they were having serious PDA. It was funny how many people had to clear their throats at the two, just to get their attention. That included parents, and grandparents.
My overall rating of the book.
I am giving it 3 hearts.
I didn't, not like it, but nor did I truly enjoy it.
It was good.
It has dual POV from Jake and Laney.
Which is nice to have both perspectives.
I just wish there was more to their relationship then
instant physical connection.
One night out and everything changes. Penelope meets Jay Ryder. Hot, beautiful, strong, intense, and striking Jay is the leader singer in the American band "The Cray." Jay is known for living the rocker life. Never seen with the same women twice, he goes day-by-day going through the motions. While on tour, in Sydney, he sees Penelope. In an instant he is drawn to her and has the strongest desire to protect her. After that it is all about trying to obtain her and keep her.
While Penelope is in for a world-wind rocker life, she can't help but compare her feelings between Jay and Evan. Who can she trust with her heart? Who will be her rock that she can rely on to be always be truthful with her?
I have read a few books that take place in Australia and all of them were decent. I have grown to understand some of the lingo and jargon that the author's use. So if you are from the states and are looking for a true Aussie dialogue such as: 'kerb' instead of 'curb' and 'arse' instead of 'ass' - this is your book.
The writing wasn't bad at all. It was pretty polished, with few over all errors. The word choice was clean. My only negative was the constant elaboration with detail. I like using my imagination for somethings - i.e.: the way a room may look; what type of blonde or brown colored hair they may have; the play-by-play of a morning routine. Some of these things are not in need of extreme detail. I believe readers enjoy thinking what they may about certain places or situations.
If E.L James gave too much detail regarding Christian Grey’s looks (beside his deep grey eyes, firm mouth, dark hair, and built physique) we all may have only thought of one person instead of interpreting our personal Mr. Grey. When I thought of Christian Grey I had someone like Channing Tatum or Charlie Hunnam. Now I think of Jamie Dorman cause of the movie. It is just the way it is. Speaking of FSOG, there were some similarities in the dialogue between Penny and Jay. He says to her a few times, “I am no good, you should stay away from me.” Okay WHO SAYS THAT! Christian and Edward! Agggg Men get a clue, most women like bad boys who push us away. We are glutton-for-punishment.
I do want to clarify that some people enjoy an extensive amount of detail. I am more a dialogue person. That is what you get when you read a ton of plays when you were younger. Side note; one of my all-time favorite plays “A Doll’s House” and favorite play write Tennessee Williams. Come on… “STELLLLLLAAAAA!”
Traci's Top NA Reads
1. Anywhere with You
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