Genre: Standalone New Adult/Romance Erotica
Release Date: March 18, 2016
Cover Artist: Sommer Stein at Perfect Pear Creative Covers
Photographer: Pat Lee
Off limits. Stay away.
Don't even think about it.
I know the rules.
I repeat them endlessly in my head.
But damn it, I can't stay away.
Can't stop thinking about it. About her.
She's perfect. Beautiful. Exceptional in every way.
When in the world did she grow up?
No! I refuse to touch her. I won't do it.
But I did. Just once.
And now. I want more. So much more.
Once I've set my mind to something, nobody can stop me.
Not even him. Screw him.
He's just my best friend.
She's just his little sister.
Rules are meant to be bent.
Broken. Hell, rewritten.
How bad can it be?
I'm a sucker for a good second chance at love story, and this one fit the bill. I will say that at the start of the book, I liked both of viewpoints of Charlotte and Troy; I can understand why Charlotte made that decision, and please, with the phone call that Troy got? He handled better than I would have.
But....by the time I got to the end of chapter 3? Charlotte annoyed the ever-lovin' hell out of me; I honestly did not understand why she thought it would be a cake walk to pick up again with Troy after all the time that they weren't together. And then she seemed to be confused as to why he was acting the way he was acting. I seriously wanted to shake the crap out of her.
I began to sympathize with Charlotte when it came to Troy and his hot and cold attitude. The story began to change for me when Charlotte decided to make an even bigger change in regards to dating; just reading that portion of the book had me trying not to laugh too loudly in public.
One aspect I didn't like was Charlotte's brother Will; I get that is was just them for a few years after the untimely deaths of their parents, but he took being overprotective to stratospheric levels. And his reaction to Charlotte and Troy being together was over the top. At the same time, I did wonder why Charlotte had such a hard time standing up to her brother, she's supposed to be a grown woman for goodness sake. I understand being grateful that your brother made sacrifices, but those were his choices to make and she shouldn't have felt guilty for wanting to live life for her, not for what she thought her brother expected.
At the very least there is a HEA, and I'm hoping that we'll get a story about Will and Charlotte's co-worker Aubree, because there's definitely a story with those two.
ARC provided in exchange for honest review.
"This was a beautiful easy read, drew me in and kept me engrossed." - Goodreads Reviewer
"Loved this book could not put it down. 100 % recommend." - Goodreads Reviewer
"It was an easy read, well-paced—it draws you in and keeps you hooked." - Goodreads Reviewer
S.Moose is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, living in Webster, NY with her family, friends, and shorkie, Charlie.
A 2011 St. John Fisher graduate, S.Moose loves to read and write. She enjoys getting lost in the fictional world and creating a place where readers can fall in love and swoon over the cute boys she brings to life. When she isn't in her room in front of her computer or a book, she is with her family and friends being silly and enjoying life. She's romantic at heart and loves anything with a happily ever after.