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AJ wasn't looking for a relationship or love, but when Mia walked into his life, there was this spark that he just didn't know existed in him. Mia had been hurt before by the guys in her life and she was looking for a little fun after 6 months of mourning her 3 year relationship that went down the tube. AJ and his smooth moves hit Mia like a hurricane and she was whipped into a frenzy that took her by surprise. But will AJ and Mia be able to let go of pasts that they can't change and be able to move forward?
I could not put this book down. I kept saying "just one more chapter" and before I knew it, it was 4am and my iPad had hit me in the face at least twice. I didn't care. Mia was spicy and was a force that AJ loved to tease and play with. They were the perfect match. AJ is HOT HOT MUY CALIENTE HOT!!! Boy, if I would have had an actual book instead of my eReader, I would have been fanning myself constantly. We still get to see the cast of Music of the Heart which I loved to see too! 5 STICKS Flying into the crowd! Loved it!
Katie Ashley, you never cease to amaze me. Just when I think it can't get any hotter than Jake Frickin' Slater you drop this Latin Lover in my lap. Every woman in this great nation, across the world and seas, throughout the universe and beyond NEEDS their very own AJ RESENDIZ!
The story exudes of sexiness, wit, humor, sass, friendship, love and good old-fashion romance. Thank you, Momma Mari, for raising this hip-loving, curve-craving man who appreciates a REAL woman and all her glorious badonkadonk.
MIA: Although deemed inadequate, Emiliana Sophia Martinelli is not spineless. She's an amazing woman, both inside and out. Dressed with impressive curves and a genuine beauty that radiates from her pores, Mia is unmistakably stunning. One of her best assets is her witty sense of humor and striking comebacks.
Defined by her insecurities and a tortured past, Mia finds herself in a rut the size of the Grand Canyon. Mia desperately needs an escape. With the help of her best friend, Dee, and a surprise meeting with fate and one dangerously sexy musician, Mia's life is forever changed.
Dee: Picture Lafayette from True Blood. Enough said. =) ❥
Alejandro Joaquin Resendiz oozes charm and confidence. There's something crazy sexy about a man with a wicked sense of humor. Top that off with rhythm and mad artistic talents that can make a Nun rethink her life choice, and you have the perfect man.
AJ's not your typical rockstar. Behind his bad-boy facade lies a man of great value. Although he possesses panty-dropping powers, AJ knows how to treat a woman like a lady. His super alpha ego is tested the moment he lays eyes on this Sicilian beauty.
Katie can write a sex scene like no one's business. The chemistry between Mia and AJ was blazing. The passion was an exquisite mixture of salty and sweet, hard and soft, sensual and down right kinky!
I love Katie's genius style of writing. She has a way of drawing you in from the very beginning forcing you to earnestly crave for more. The characters were both honest and real. The issues presented were realistic and relatable. I was pleased to have Jake and the gang present in this novel. I truly appreciate a sequel that incorporates key characters from its predecessor.
I can honestly say I have loved every book written by this author and each story has touched me in some way. While Mia is forced to face her self-destructive demons, her relationship with AJ is plagued with doubt and fear. Some say, "You must love yourself before you can love another". Learning to accept one's self proves to be more trying than ever imagined. Basking in her own fears, Mia loses a part of her life which proves to be detrimental to her existence. Will love lost ever be found?
*ARC given in exchange for honest review.
AJ is the drummer in a band; Mia is a cardiac RN. They meet when one of his roadies winds up on her floor for recovery. Their story is told via alternating first person point of view. Their early exchanges are pretty cute and witty, and the book starts out with promise. The lust between the couple clearly comes out, and there are some pretty hot scenes; however, I’m not convinced that the author conveys how that translates into love. AJ, at one point, says he fell in love with her when she tied him up in the limo and took control. That seems more like lust than love. Just when they are starting to develop as a couple, Mia’s character goes off the rails and the plot (and romance) takes a major down-turn.
AJ is a pretty likable guy and IMO got a raw deal with the whole Kylie thing as it really didn’t seem like his fault. Mia starts out okay but then warps into a neurotic, insecure mess. I got tired of hearing her fret about her weight (go to the gym and tone up then) as well as her ex-boyfriends (get some therapy.) Oh, later we find out she does have a therapist but clearly she doesn’t use it often enough. She keeps saying she doesn’t think she’s good enough for AJ and, at times, I found myself agreeing.
Speaking of Kylie (AJ’s ex-girlfriend/booty call) she comes off as a cheap plot device. Her character is totally dropped after she serves her purpose of breaking them up, and her character is never developed further nor do we get her side of the story even though she is one of the bandmate’s wife’s sister. Likewise, Mia’s ex Dev makes a brief appearance and the resolution to that is simply implied rather than ever shown.
I had two complaints about the “medical” situations in the book. I hope young women readers understand how fictional those parts of the story clearly are and do not take them at face value. First, Mia, a nurse, relates that “…my medical training taught me that not enough sperm resided in pre-come and the pull-out method was fairly effective…” as she attempts to explain her unplanned pregnancy. The effectiveness of the Withdrawal Method is fairly controversial in the medical community, with professional opinions varying greatly on her very statement regarding the amount of sperm in pre-ejaculatory fluids. Later, Mia’s delivery is pretty clichéd, like something you’d see on a TV sit-com or nighttime soap, not something that would likely happen in real life—ask just about any woman who has given birth for the first time; it doesn’t go that fast.
There are abundant grammatical and word choice issues that a good proof-reading would pick up. I find this fairly frequently in independent works and generally over look it, but then I read the author bio and was appalled that a former English teacher wouldn’t set a better example..
Disclosure: I only paid 99 cents for this title and at that price it was an okay read. I'm not sure I would recommend purchasing at the $3.99 price. This was the first book I’ve read in this series. I wasn’t intrigued enough about Abby and Jake to go back and read their story although Alison and Rhys’s story (coming next) looks somewhat interesting.
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