I didn’t expect to feel so drawn to my best friend’s father when I first meet him.
It’s unexplainable and most of all, it’s unexpected. He drinks too much, is rough around the edges, and is so obviously into casual sex and nothing more, but there’s just something about him that calls out to me.
I’ve thought my heart was battered beyond repair, but maybe I have been wrong.
“There was something so sexual, so carnal, so intense in the way Jensen looked at me.’’
She is my son’s best friend and I know he wants more, but I can’t help it. Whenever she is around or her name is mentioned I’m turned on. I’m not used to denying myself to feeling so strongly for a woman so young, but she gets me.
I can’t do a damn thing to stop these feelings.
No amount of alcohol helps.
I didn’t think it could be possible to feel so drawn to a woman, but it looks like I have been dead wrong.
“I want her to want me just as madly as I do her.’’
They shouldn’t and yet…
They can’t resist each other.
For readers over 18
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Aideen is a young woman who is packing up her life, moving to a new town, a new job and a new life. But she is running from a past that is too painful to face. Jensen has only recently found out that he is a father, he too has a past that is too painful to face but instead of running, he drowns out the noise of his nightmares with the bottle.
We all want to find that one book where we are sucked in and live the emotions right off the pages, where our hearts beat faster, where we feel the angst and need and hurt, Where the characters save and heal each other. I am sure that every author wants to give us that story, that romance that we all crave.
I really wanted to love this book, I knew that the story itself, a girl falling for her best friends father, was going to already be a scandalous read. I was looking forward to it. What I didn’t expect though was that it would happen so suddenly. I kept thinking, “Would I act this way in a stranger’s house?” to “Okay, did he just say that?” and, “Where the hell did that come from!” I found myself losing any connection I could have to the characters because their reactions were so left field.
The author wanted to give me that turmoil, that heartache, but I never got there because the sequence of the events were not believable. The story was rushed and at times the telling was over the top with description, body movements, gestures, etc. For me, that distracted from the flow of the story. I would have preferred a slow build up, awkward silences, exploring their feelings about themselves, each other and the struggle with the situation they both faced. I feel it would have given the character’s honest reactions so that the story could move in a natural progression.
This, sadly for me was a 3 star read.