- File Size: 1283 KB
- Print Length: 273 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Star Bound Books (March 26, 2014)
- Publication Date: March 26, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00J9Z9JZY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,533,991 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
Henry. Hmm, what do I say about Henry. I'm not sure I buy the whole geek-turns-god kind of thing. Seriously, if he was that hot in high school, I think the whole geek thing would have been over-looked. Maybe not by all, because we know high school can be cliquish and cruel, so maybe it's not that far of a stretch. Was it the money that made him hot? The confidence that success and money brings? I don't know. I loved Henry's passion and loyalty. I loved the cool billionaire style. I just couldn't picture him as hot. :)
I thought Ben, Aubrey's younger brother, was an awesome character. I loved him. Hated the girlfriend. And if Aubrey's dad was my dad? I would have moved out when I was 16. I found him suffocatingly rigid. And Jenna. Oh, I wanted to jump on her back and pull her hair! What a bee-ach.
So, I think what would have made me like Aubrey better, is to know her better. She sees herself as a failure. Sure, I get that she's still living in her parents' attic, couldn't finish college (why, I ask...it's not explained), couldn't keep a relationship...and again I found myself asking why. I would have liked to have gotten to know Aubrey better, what drove her and motivated her through a little bit of back-story. Maybe it was there, and I've forgotten, but if the examples were there, they passed too quickly for notice.
To me, the ending wasn't totally satisfying because I thought some things should have been wrapped up. A good romance will have the naughty people get their dues, and the nice people get their rewards. Not enough dues were paid, in my opinion. Does that make me a vengeful reader? Of course! It's satisfying to see bad people fail. I admit it.
As for plot, it moved forward and steady, with a nice progression of Aubrey and Henry's relationship. I felt that Aubrey's road in this story was believable, and her growth didn't come too soon or take too long, which is how it should be.
All in all, a nice little romance. But one final word, is that the writing needs some editing.
I found myself enjoying this book more then I thought I would. I loved that Aubrey didn't have everything together, she didn't have some tragic messed up past. I liked how real her character felt. I loved that she was very caring and I loved her relationship with her brother. I liked that she did what she could to help him and his girlfriend out. I thought Henry character was interesting, I wished there was more then one point of view where I got to see his side of things though. I loved the connection between Aubrey and Henry. I thought that this book was well written and really interesting.
A great quick read! Looking forward to more contemporary from Ms. James!
*ARC provided by author for honest review
This story turned out to be a very different romance compared to the main stream billionaire romances out there. Henry was the sweetest and most loyal guy I have read in so long. He wanted more from Aubrey from day one and he wasn't going to settle for less. Aubrey at times drove me to near madness with her selfish attitude. But in the end Aubrey was on a mission to find who she really was. The life she had been living wasn't even close to being what her heart really desired. She didn't think love was something she'd ever be able to call her own. Trust was a commodity she couldn't afford and so that left sex as her only escape.
Henry lays his cards down and bets it all. He believed in Aubrey and knew she'd finally surrender to their love. Henry was perfect and the only thing I wish is I'd have been able to get a glimpse of his POV.
This story was not only a romance but a family dynamics story. Everything that Aubrey's parents or her brother did effected her life in so many ways. I loved how the story dealt with real problems that families face in this day and age and the way things were approached was refreshing.
I really enjoyed this sweet sexy romance.
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