Release Date: July 2, 2018
Donovan Beckett is a recluse who wants no commitments or entanglements
of any kind. He works hard to ensure no one can penetrate the wall he’s
carefully constructed around himself—until the day his new neighbor stumbles
into him.It isn’t anything like instant love. Far from it.
Eden Avery doesn’t want to be curious about her neighbor. He’s the most
infuriating and closed-off person she’s ever met—not to mention the rudest. She
doesn’t want to find the uptight bastard irresistible and she shouldn’t be able
to sense the minute he’s within spitting distance, but does. She really
shouldn’t fantasize about his hands on her body, but that’s happening
They can fight it all they want, but nothing can stop the mutual attraction
that’s about to disrupt both of their lives.
Panty Scorching – 2
Angst – 2
tissues – 1
Storyline – 4
Value – 4
Overall – 4
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Reviewed by Ladyballs
Eden is our heroine and after her wretched father stealing all of her money, losing their childhood home as well as all her belongings and she has to drop out of college because she is broke, she moves to a small town where she takes a job at a small motel. She is hoping to start over and eventually save up enough money to make her way back to college. Vanishing without a trace, her father and his new wife have left her destitute and heartbroken. But that does not stop her from picking up the pieces and putting her life back together.
Donovan is the hot, broody neighbor and I use “neighbor” loosely. He has a room at the motel that is his home base due to being a skip tracer and traveling a lot. Donovan is not very nice to Eden when he first meets her and kinda turned me off to him immediately. I knew he was closed off probably due to a heartbreak himself and let me tell you his story is a whopper as well as extremely sad. Obviously because of his walls he has built up, he does not let Eden remotely close to him…yet.
You definitely feel the attraction although at times it seems stiff and awkward and there is a whole situation revolving around sex that I will wait for you to read about. I liked seeing Eden break down Donovan’s walls but it was a little anti-climatic. It was still a good storyline and all the loose ends were tied up by the end. Good beach read.
hard. My arms flail as I start to topple backward. I’m saved by a pair of
strong hands that halt me before I land on my butt. I’m barely able to process
that I’m upright before the hands are gone.
who is easily a foot taller than my five foot one frame. He’s like an angel in
black—tall and broad shouldered with large hands and rugged arms. His black
t-shirt does nothing to hide his six-pack abs, and the black jeans and black
work boots he’s got on only make him more roguishly appealing. Everything about
him is sexy including his sporty, masculine scent. I’ve never come across
someone so mesmerizing in all of my life. His longish dark hair, closely
trimmed beard and sensual lips are straight up panty-melters, so I bet women
throw themselves at him on the regular. The very thought of this bothers me far
more than is reasonable or appropriate.
Something strange passes between us, something I can’t put name to. I’m at a loss
because I haven’t experienced anything remotely similar before. I feel my
cheeks flush with color as I stare up at him. Biting my lip nervously, I blink
up at him like an idiot as I try to force words out of my mouth. Questions are
zinging through my head at high speed—things like who are youor where
did you come from and finally, holy shit, has this kind
of thing ever happened to you before?
and the moment is over. I cringe when I realize whatever was in his eyes is
gone, almost as if it never happened at all. Now, he’s pinning me with a look
that could permanently freeze the tropics. Even still, his eyes make me weak in
the knees, regardless of the fact that they’re now subarctic. Jet black lashes
frame the most beautiful deep blue eyes I’ve ever seen, and right now they’re
transmitting one message loud and clear—stay the hell back. I’ve never come
across anyone less inviting in all my life.
attention to where you’re going,” he snaps.
Family Series, Consequences of Deception, The Catch Series and The Renegade
Series. When she’s not writing, Ella indulges the gypsy in her blood and
travels the country. Ella loves reading, movies, music, buying make-up, reading
Tmz, Twitter and pedicures… not necessarily in that order. She has a wild sense
of humor and loves to laugh. Her favorite thing in the world is hanging out
with her family and watching comedy movies.