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- ASIN : B079KJGP25
- Publication date : February 2, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 1997 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 306 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #17,516 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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If you've read the other two books, you'll absolutely want to read this one. If you haven't, I definitely recommend you do, but I don't think it's absolutely necessary. Yes, Xander and Bennett and Lucky from the first story are in this one a little bit. Yay! And Ash and Aiden from the second make an appearance. But it's told in such a way that you don't need their stories to enjoy this one. But those stories are pretty awesome so you might as well just start at the very beginning. It's a very good place to start :) But if you're a rebel, and don't like being told how to live your life, then no worries you should absolutely still fully enjoy Body and Soul. I can't imagine you wouldn't.
Lucy Lennox and Sloane Kennedy are two authors that are amazing at making me happy even in the midst of difficult real life...life. I laugh out loud, literally, I get sore cheeks from big stupid grins. My heart gets all full and squishy from all of the love and happy feels. The fan gets turned on when temperatures start to rise **wink, wink** And -and this is really pretty significant- they manage to get past my emotional barriers that fight for all their worth to not cry or feel the bad feels. I highly recommend Body and Soul, all of the Twist of Fate series and really anything and everything written by either author.
Unfortunately, "Body and Soul" is a disappointment and it has taken me four tries to get through it. (I read straight through the first two books.) While the plot is mildly entertaining, the characters are problematic. My biggest issue is with Oz. How anyone as successful as him could put himself in such a wilderness setting without doing a minimum of research is beyond me. His continued haplessness in dealing with his surroundings is unbelievable. I knew from Oz's clueless comments regarding his car during his initial meeting with Jake that I would have difficulty with Oz's character. He does deserve some sympathy for being exposed to Jake's continual surliness. While I can understand why Jake lashes out as a form of self-protection, it became an over-used plot device, His abusive behavior towards Oz contradicts all of Jake's words of love and care. One wonders why Oz would put up with Jake for as long as he did.
The melding of LL and SK's writing styles does not flow as smoothly in this collaboration. Jake and Oz's extreme personalities cause them to be less believable/sympathetic character. The road to Jake and Oz's HEA is arduous for both the characters and the readers.
I love this series, but I think this has been my favorite book in it so far. Oz and Jake are just such an unlikely couple, but that's what makes them so much fun together.
In the beginning, Oz is super high maintenance. He's an elite model, but he's here trying to prove something to himself and to others who've underestimated him. But it's a really steep learning curve since he's living pretty much in the wilderness with only Jake between him and a lot of trouble.
But Jake wants NOTHING to do with Oz. While the guy is gorgeous, he's also a lot of trouble that Jake can't handle. He's not a guy made for commitment or even a fling. He can't get attached. Jake is a mysterious conundrum. It's obvious fairly quickly in the book that something has happened in his past that he's running or escaping from. He doesn't talk about anything personal...at all.
There were a lot of twists and turns to the story and quite a bit of action that I wasn't expecting. I loved that.
It's a great book. I definitely fell in love with both Jake and Oz. They're amazing characters. I definitely recommend this one.
Top reviews from other countries
Book 3 in Twist of Fate series.
Oz has escaped to the mountains to prove he's not just a pretty face. Not just to the world but to himself too. He rents a cabin from Xander and Bennett, next door to brooding Jake. He want's away from the spotlight to concentrate on his dress designs. All everyone wants from him is his looks never him. On arrival at the cabin his fancy car gets stuck in the snow. He's not used to the outdoor life so he finds himself a little helpless.
Jake's first encounter with Oz turns his life upside down. He instantly knows this man will destroy him if he lets him get too close, so he does what Jake does best and pushes him away. He's lived his life the past few years doing the same to everyone. He can't afford for any attachments. He's never anywhere long enough and it's the way it has to stay.
Jake just can't say no to Oz. The harder he tries the worse it is. Oz lacks confidence around Jake after his behavior but he keeps seeing glimpses of the man underneath and he can't help but be drawn to him.
The two form an attachment that neither wants to let go of but their time is running out. Oz needs to go back to New York for Fashion week but he finds himself wanting to stay exactly where he is. Jake knows it's time to move on. He can't stay any longer. Can either of them say goodbye?
Ohhhh my gosh!! I never saw any of the plot coming. Not one bit. From the previous books i knew Jake was hiding something. I actually suspected maybe a military thing but nope sideswiped completely by the truth. I love that! I love to be surprised. I like the not knowing even when sometimes it's torturous lol.
Oz is a great character. Kinda vulnerable but with a pride you admire. He's sometimes a little insecure which considering what he does for a living is really surprising. I think maybe i expected a bit of a diva and although he could edge dramatic it wasn't over the top it was funny. I loved when he was drunk with the girls!! lol i need a gay bestie just like him!!! He was kind and funny and generous not just with his money but his time. You watch him seriously thrive in the small town surrounded by accepting people. He befriends them all and they just love him! Me too!!
I thought Jake would break my heart and he did. He was obviously so alone but flashes here and there showed you he hated it. His secret was so devastating and the way he protected his family and everyone else he loved while carrying around the guilt he did made me cry! Let me just say thank goodness for Oz!!!
The two of them were amazing together. They were a balance in personality that fit perfect. Their love scenes were exactly that, Love. They were seriously hot but all the feels you felt reading it were amazing!
It was great seeing quite a bit of Xander and Bennett and Lucky. They also seriously made me snot blub. I'm not spoilering but seriously blubbing! awwwwwwww I can't wait for Lucky's story!!!
The whole town just made this story for me. How they accept and come together was amazing. Oz's best friend was another great addition and hopefully we'll see more of her as the stories go on.
Loved this book. Love these authors. Love Oz and Jake and of course Boobear!!!! Seriously loving this series!!
Massive recommendation from me!! Fabulous dahhhhling!!!
Can't wait for Lucky's book!