Panty Scorching: 4.5
Over All Rating: 4.5 Stars
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Robin
Both Giselle and Dax have been through some tragic circumstances in life. They’ve been lied to. They’ve been used. They’ve been cheated on and suffered a tremendous loss. When fate brings them together during a hailstorm, will the two decide to trust their pull to one another and give themselves a chance? Or will all of the lies lead to them running away?
“You’re confusing me. One minute, you’re telling me you can’t stop thinking about me. Then, you’re kissing me like you mean it. Now you’re all, ‘No?’”
“Trust me, this won’t work. We won’t work. You’re better off.”
“Oh, so Mr. Brooding Rock Star is suddenly making an appearance,” I say sarcastically.
He raises his eyebrows and shakes his head. “What?”
“You can’t just tell me all of those things, kiss me like that and not feel anything. Don’t you feel it? There’s something here, between us. I know I felt it the second you came into my car.” I’m challenging him, and it feels good. And I want him to kiss me again, despite all of his contradictions.
He stands up and looks down at me. “I don’t want this. It was a mistake,” he snaps and backs away.
I was so nervous reading the prologue that this was going to be a huge tearjerker for me. But I loved this book! This is my first Trudy Stiles novel and I definitely want to check out the others because it was so much amazingness in one book. Dax…you have my heart. The entire book was about the serendipity of the moment these two connect. Their past and present are interwoven throughout the story to give you the full effect of all of their missed connections and the inevitable rightness of their current relationship. Giselle saves Dax literally and figuratively. Such a beautiful story. Pretty epic for me.
Now I’m very curious about all of the other books in their world. I think I have some catching up to do and I’m really looking forward to new books on my TBR. I know this wasn’t exactly a second chance love story but in my mind, Giselle and Dax kind of got a second chance at a connection that they kept missing because they just weren’t ready for each other quite yet.
Trudy Stiles is a USA Today Bestselling Author, writer of New Adult Romance, mom to two beautiful children, and married to the love of her life. She’s the author of the bestselling Forever Family series including Dear Emily, Dear Tabitha, and Dear Juliet. Epic Sins and Epic Lies are the first books in the Epic Fail series and will continue with at least two more standalone novels, Epic Love and Epic Holiday. She plans to write many more stories about some of the characters you’ve already met, and maybe a few new ones. Emily will get her own story, Sincerely, Emily, to be released in 2017.
She’s also a contributing author to the USA Today Bestselling anthology, F*cking Awkward, a hilarious group of short stories sure to make you cringe, laugh and everything in between. All proceeds from this project benefited The Bookworm Box and its charities.
Trudy is a music junkie and you’ll know that she’s writing when you see her plugged into her laptop with her earbuds in. Her playlist is unique and is a must for her writing sprints.
When she’s not writing, she’s carting her children to their various activities while avoiding any kind of laundry or housework. She also loves to run along the boardwalk of the beautiful New Jersey shore.
She celebrates Wine Wednesday almost every day.