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- Publication Date: January 20, 2015
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00PGKAQ7G
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While I enjoyed the storyline of Maya and the Tough Guy I felt it fell a bit flat for me. I couldn't enjoy the characters. Maya annoyed me and Jayce seemed desperate. I get why Maya was as reluctant as she was but after a few chapters, it got to be old. I would be interested to read the first book just to see how that storyline played out, and maybe it was just Maya and Jayce and not Carter's storytelling.
I would absolutely recommend this for someone who likes a sweet romance with some frustrating character hang ups.
Spousal abuse, child abuse, rape. These might be triggers for some.
I really liked some things about this book, but I was reading some extraordinary books in and around the same time as "Maya and the Tough Guy", and unfortunately, this one didn't stand out as much as I had hoped.
Let's see, we've got Maya, the girl who's been abused by men all her life. We met her in the first book of this series, "Zoey and the Nice Guy", when she finally left her husband after a brutal beating. Then we've got Jayce, the "tough guy", who's been in love with Maya since grade school, despite her seeming lack of interest. We know that these two will get their happily ever after, because that's how romance books work, but the fun part is in the journey. How will these two get past their hang ups in order to be together?
I really enjoyed how Jayce was able to bring Maya out of her shell a bit - he showed her how to stand her ground and not feel bad about demanding the respect she deserves. I know it is difficult to put yourself first, especially when you're used to putting your own needs aside to please everyone else, but by the end of this book, I felt confident that Maya had made some big, positive changes in her life and that she will continue to become stronger and more confident in the future.
I also really enjoyed how Jayce's relationship with Maya's son developed. Matthew started off hating Jayce and didn't have a problem letting Jayce know his feelings. Eventually, through giving the boy time and space, as well as some boxing lessons, Jayce was able to build a bond with Matthew, and I thought this part of the story was exceptionally well done.
Although it seemed to take forever for Jayce and Maya to finally hook up, I think that slow build up was probably necessary, considering Maya's previous abuse. Still, I think the slower pacing is why my interest wandered while reading this book. The other problem was Jayce's temper, and there was one incident in particular that really turned me off! I don't want to give anything away, but I suppose I can say that even though things were resolved reasonably well, I was still irked.
All in all, some good, some not so great, but I'm glad I read "Maya and the Tough Guy" and I would recommend it to anyone looking for something a little bit different in their contemporary romance reads.
Jayce. Ohmygod, he alone made this book. I adored him. But since this book is mainly about Maya, I’ll bring her in. Maya has had a hard life. Her dad was abusive, she got pregnant in high school and ended up marrying an abusive man. For eight years, she’s been abused, bullied and put down. When her friends Zoey, Addy and Kellen help her and her kids out, she doesn’t want anything besides keeping her kids safe. So a relationship is out of the question.
I get why Maya didn’t want to be Jayce, why she was scared and why she only wanted him when he listened to her. I get it. But I wish it didn’t take so long for her to see how she felt for him. I love happy endings so I’m glad they got one but I would have LOVED to see more of a relationship. Jayce with Maya’s kids-perfection. Jayce with Maya-adorable/frustrating. Jayce-LOVED HIM. Maya-I felt for her and wanted her to see that she doesn’t need to be so hard on herself when a guy is trying to get her to be strong. Her husband, her life, ruined her perception of the world so she’s scared.
There is a lot of back and forth, feelings are brushed to the side and the heavy subjects are made lighter with the love of Maya and Jayce’s friends.
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