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- Print Length: 305 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Kate McCarthy; 1 edition (September 15, 2013)
- Publication Date: September 15, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00F80CJ7Y
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #169,453 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Until it was taken away from her.
Several years later, she's still doing only that. Surviving. She's content with the life she has and the few friends. At first sight, one may think she's weak but is, in fact, actually a strong person, a motivated character to leave behind all the nasty stuff from her past and to rise above it all. She manages to prove she is better than her mother, for one.
Things really do change for her when she meets Travis Valentine. Remember him? Oh, I couldn't forget about him! When I first met him in Give Me Love, he was the overprotective but hot older brother. Tall, blond hair and green eyes. Oh and he was scruffy, did I mention that? Nasty job that slowly eats away at him, he admitted to not sleeping enough and smoking far too much.
Anyway, turns out, there are times when a one-nightstand does not remain a one-nightstand and Quinn's path crosses with Travis' and well, sparks fly. Add in the Mob, a crazy but loving family - the Valentines - with the Jamieson band and Travis' friends, things will go down. You'll melt, you'll laugh and you'll munch on your nails, ruining your nail polish because there's some action in it to keep you on your toes too.
It was bound to happen. Kate McCarthy does not disappoint with the second book of this series.
I love the glimpses we get of Jared and Evie; Mac and Jake ---> these two will kill me, for sure and of course, the Badass Brigade.
Travis is a fave of mine. Has been since book #1. But that doesn't mean I can't have a soft spot for Casey and Jake. Both of them would deserve some cuddling.
"You're a survivor, and on the inside that makes you more beautiful than you can possibly imagine. Do you think I want perfect? No one is ever that. Perfect is for people who don't know how to be real, and I don't want any of that. I want you." ~ Travis
^^ Now tell me, how couldn't you melt?
Jared, Mac and Travis are the Valentines but there is also a band called Jamieson that has Evie, Henry, Frog, Jake and Cooper. Mac is manager of this band. Jared works with Travis, Casey and Coby at a consulting firm that handles dangerous situations. This whole series is centered around the Valentine family and their friends.
Give Me Love starts with Jared and Evie. That was a very cute story. Now you have Give Me Strength which is Travis and Quinn. Quinn has never been wanted. Not by her mother. Not by her step dad David, he abuses her. She doesn't even know who her dad is. Just feels like she is alone. but the only people that she has at this point is Lucy and Rick, her neighbors. It takes a lot of Quinn to open up and let people in. Lucy wants her to have a life, with friends and of course a hot guy. Here walks in Travis. They meet at a bar one night, feeling like she should take that step, sleeps with Travis but leaves in the morning because you know how we all would feel in the morning after waking up with a gorgeous guy but realizing you acted like a hussy when you are not really like that. That morning she has to up her interview with none other then Mac for Jamieson Records! Can you imagine what is going to happen?? You will have to read and see..
I really loved this story. It has so much depth and heart. You will not be able to help but fall in the love with the whole story, the characters. EVERYTHING! Kate did an awesome job keeping the characters the same as in Give Me Love. Sometimes authors have a tendency to change them, not meaning to but all the same, they are not the same characters. It seems like a lot of people in this story but once you read it, you understand and can comprehend who is who and all of their different personalities. This story will have you laughing, crying, freaking the hell out and of course WTF!! I was shocked at some things. I just totally didn't catch on as to what might happen. I thought it would be pretty straight forward and was just shocked on my ass that I didn't see some things coming! Love that!!!
Travis of course is a hottie but what I love most about him is how he fights for Quinn. She is very hesitant and I can totally understand why but he just doesn't give up on her. Its a beautiful thing when you have someone like that and I think that Kate portrayed him very well. Quinn is a sweetheart. She is always thinking of others and just doesn't feel like she deserves anything nice and lovely in her life. Her mother and step dad really did a messed up job on her. She needs positivity in her life and she gets that with the Valentine family and friends. She is finally apart of something and she doesn't know how to deal with that. The chemistry between Travis and Quinn is hot, on FIRE!!! I was happy with that. In GML that was my only complaint, I wanted more and I got more in GMS. Now with what is coming up, hoping for MORE MORE MORE!!
I loved all the characters. Travis, Quinn, Mac, Jared, Evie, Jake, Henry, Casey, Cooper, Frog, and there is so many more to come! All very unique and loveable. I just cannot wait for more.
Reviewed by Beggin from Mommys a Book Whore
Kate made up for the lack of erotica with a great story that includes all the necessary ingredients. A rock star and band with tons of friends, and a family with hard hot alpha males who make you drool, some badass heroines with tragedy in their lives, and of course the love that ties all the craziness together.
There were some intimate scenes in the book of course or it wouldn't be a romance but Kate did it tastefully that a young adult could still read it. But the story is what drew me in. I got her first book about Evie and read it in one sitting then immediately bought this one. Neither disappointed. The characters and story lines were well thought out and will keep you reading. And of course you get to experience the Aussie world and talk from the characters. I've always wanted to incorporate the word "bloody hell" into my vocabulary but I never remember to do it ha!
So pick up Kate's books! You won't be disappointed! She's on my favorite author list now! Can't wait for the next book, thanks so much Kate keep writing!