What's a guy to do when he meets the woman of his dreams, but she turns out to be the sister of his most despised enemy?
Fall in love, of course!
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This is the story of Jason Jörgensen, an excitement-loving bad boy and Julie Del Mar, the quiet, romantic dreamer who breaches his devil-may-care façade and helps heal the frightened boy inside.
Conceived during a violent rape, Jason knows deep down that he’s no good. So, as far as he’s concerned, his plan never to have children is not only sound, but also the right thing to do.
Julie, orphaned at twelve, has now lost her surrogate parent—her older sister—to suicide. Returning to the only real home she ever had and someday making her own family is her most profound wish.
A drugged-drink Vegas wedding brings them together, but a pregnancy test tears them apart.
Have you ever seriously felt total anguish when reading about a character's past? Have you ever wished you could reach into the pages of a book to soothe that pain and help make it better? Oh boy did that happen with this one. Jason is carrying around the weight of the world on his love-em and leave-em shoulders all due to one secret from his past that turned his world upside down and almost tore it to pieces 5 years ago.
Julie is the sister of the woman who was the catalyst for Jason's current state of mind. She is also probably the only woman in the world who has a hope in Hell of making him see exactly what he wants even when he will not admit it to himself.
This one was a mixture of fun reading, heavy emotional scenes that will make the reader cringe in horror at some of what is brought to life and at the same time wish for a happy ending for all the parties involved.
The author took a chance and wrote a romance that will make you laugh, make you cringe, make you sweat, make you stay seated turning the pages as the characters lives unfold before you and in the end have you crying with relief and joy just like I did because when all is said and done! For a born romantic like myself this was the perfect way to spend a chilly day indoors kept warm by the bedroom scenes and kept entertained by the interaction between Jason, Gabe, Julie and Luke. The kitten Pookie even added a few lighter moments in what was at times a fairly intense read.
[Ecopy via Smashwords coupon from author in exchange for an honest review.]
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)