Nate Reynolds is everything I shouldn’t want. Aside from being my best friend’s older brother, he’s a cocky, smooth-talking, panty-dropping playboy of a cop. And yet, I’m helplessly drawn to him.
His charm and good looks reduce me to a fumbling, mumbling teenaged version of myself, which pretty much guarantees that nothing will ever come of my silly crush.
Until the night of my best friend’s wedding.
Jenny Jones is the definition of innocence. She’s also my little sister’s best friend, making her completely off limits. She’s a forever kind of girl with hearts in her eyes, where I’ve always been more of a love ‘em and leave ‘em kind of guy.
Until a night spent between the sheets with her has me questioning everything I thought I wanted.
I tried my hardest to stay away, but you know what they say about the best intentions . . .
Unrequited love can be really tough to handle, especially when the object of your affection is the brother of your best friend. When Jenny finally garners the attention of her crush, Nate, she is over the moon. But as they say, be careful what you wish for because things can get complicated especially when the heart is involved.
This book made for a fun read, with characters that had great chemistry between them and it was enjoyable to see their relationship evolve over time. The realism of Jenny living with diabetes and how she handled it while approaching her new relationships was very refreshing.
However, I felt that Farlow tried to pack in several heavy topics in a rather quick time frame, while never really addressing any of them. By so casually mentioning the issues that many of her side characters had faced, including; drunken driving, bipolar disorder, and suicide, it seemed that it may have been better off not mentioning them at all as it was just a bit much for one book to handle.
As a newcomer to Farlow’s work I enjoyed this story and her writing style and would gladly read another. For a book filled with the push and pull between two characters fighting their natural attraction to one another this is one you won’t want to miss.
As Always, Happy Reading!
“None of this matters, and we’re all going to die.”
With only three days left until the predicted apocalypse, the small town of Franklin Springs, Georgia, has become a wasteland of abandoned cars, abandoned homes, abandoned businesses, and abandoned people. People like Rainbow Williams.
Rain isn’t afraid of dying. In fact, she’s looking forward to it. If she can just outrun her pain until April 23, she’ll never have to feel it at all.
Wes Parker has survived every horrible thing this life has thrown at him with nothing more than his resourcefulness and disarming good looks. Why should the end of the world be any different? All he needs are some basic supplies, shelter, and a sucker willing to help him out, which is exactly what he finds when he returns to his hometown of Franklin Springs.
As society crumbles, dangers mount, and secrets refuse to stay buried, two lost souls are thrust together in a twist of fate—one who will do anything to survive and one who can’t wait to die.
Perhaps, together, they can learn how to live.
Before their time runs out.
Seized within the first pages of this epic tale, Easton has weaved together more than a romance, she has penned a story so big, that it will stay with you long after you have finished reading.
I knew I was doomed when I started to read this book. Just like its characters, I felt myself being pulled in and captured, unable to be released until I saw the story to its end. Once there I was thrilled to find out that there is more in store for two deeply complex characters, Wes and Rain, who demonstrate a resilience and strength that is admirable, and with whom I fell in love more and more as the story continued.
Deeply emotional and highly imaginative, this world and what is going on within the pages of this book, will keep you guessing and praying for a way out for everyone involved. It will have you speculating on what may really be going on in the world that surrounds them in the very best of ways.
If the world was going to end, I would want to go out re-reading Praying for Rain...
As Always, Happy Reading!
A deeply emotional standalone romance set in the worlds of professional basketball and high fashion.
Divorced. Single dad. Traded to a losing squad.
Cheated on, betrayed, exposed.
My perfect life blew up in my face and I'm still picking up the pieces.
The last thing I need is her.
A wildflower. A storm. A woman I can't resist.
Lotus DuPree is a kick to my gut and a wrench in my plans
from the moment our eyes meet.
I promised myself I wouldn't trust a woman again,
but I've never wanted anyone the way I want Lo.
She's not the plan I made, but she's the risk I have to take.
A warrior. A baller. The one they call Gladiator.
Kenan Ross charged into my life smelling all good, looking even better and snatching my breath from the moment we met.
The last thing I need is him.
I’m working on me. Facing my pain and conquering my demons.
I've seen what trusting a man gets you.
I. Don't. Have. Time. For. This.
But he just keeps coming for me.
Keeps knocking down my defenses and stealing my excuses
one by one.
He never gives up, and now...I'm not sure I want him to.
This book was simply my undoing. Ryan’s Hoop Series was phenomenal and with each book her stories seemed to grow deeper and more profound, diving into the humanity of her characters like no other author I have read before.
Hook Shot deals with some very emotional but highly relevant topics that far too many authors are afraid to touch. Not only bringing a voice to these “taboo” topics, Ryan also gave hope to the readers who could relate to the journey that the characters took throughout the story.
Ryan not only articulates the love blossoming between two damaged souls in a way that will never leave me, but she also touches on the difficulties of family sufferings. She expounded what true family means so beautifully I wept.
While I found this story to be all consuming and gut wrenching at times, I was purely overjoyed and wholly content, upon reading the conclusion of what has become one of my all-time favorite series to date.
Although this series does not make for light reading, I highly recommend Hook Shot and the rest of the Hoops Series. Kennedy Ryan is a force to be reckoned with and any of the books that you may choose to read penned by her will leave you feeling more than satisfied.
As Always, Happy Reading!