This was such an unexpected find for me…I hadn’t really heard anything about it, it actually came up on my goodreads news feed when someone added it to there to-read list. Read the blurb and I was immediately put off because it was set in Edinburgh (Usually hate books set in the UK, even though I live here! ha). However I was in a bit of a funk because I’d read all the newest releases and needed something to read after SITD so I went ahead and bought it not expecting much at all!…
I was blown away, I usually know if I’m going to like a book after the first few pages depending on the authors writing, sometimes I buy books from self published authors or authors I haven’t heard about and I’m let down by the writing style or grammatical errors..but no this author write so well and the book opened up so well…I was nearly close to tears after the first few paragraphs and I hadn’t even built an attachment with Jocelyn (Joss) yet. The story opens up with some sad news for Joss, I can’t imagine having to deal with such a loss at such a young age, this ultimately affects Joss’ relationships throughout her life, she pretty much closes her heart off to everyone in the hope she won’t be hurt again…understandable. This leaves her character with a very angsty personality which I love .. a book that is smooth sailing is no fun! It all really begins years later when Joss has moved to Edinburgh from the States, having just finished university she is working at becoming a writer, fantasy at that, something so far removed from real life as it gets for her! Enter Braden Carmicheal (humana humana) Rich, Hot, Sexy, Funny…Tall, Dominant did I say Sexy?! he’s a bit of a player but what can you expect!…after sharing a taxi together and failing to impress Joss, Braden then meets her again as his sisters new room-mate, involving, sudsey nakedness and an awkward second introduction..but oh so sexy! This is the beginning of a very flirty friendship where Joss tries to keep her distance but as we all no..attraction always wins with a guy like Braden! I love his character so much, he’s got it going onnnn… Joss has a stick up her ass most of the time but eventually we get to see her loosen up a bit and that’s where the fun begins…
HOT Blurb *****: Four years ago, Jocelyn Butler left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Edinburgh. Burying the grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without any real attachments has worked well for her so far but when Joss moves into a fantastic apartment on Dublin Street, her carefully guarded world is shaken to its core by her new roommate’s sexy older brother.
Braden Carmichael is a man who always gets what he wants. And what he wants is Jocelyn in his bed. Knowing how skittish Joss is concerning any kind of relationship, Braden proposes a sexual arrangement that should satisfy the intense attraction between them without it developing into anything ‘more’. An intrigued Jocelyn agrees, completely unprepared for the Scotsman and his single-minded determination to strip the stubborn young woman bare…to the very soul.
This book basically centres around their blossoming relationship between Braden and Joss but the secondary characters are very fun too…Adam (Braden’s BF and Ellie the lil sis) have some major sexual tension that comes to a head in the book, we’ve all read the story of the lil sis having a crush on the best friend 😉 after receiving some distressing news Adam finally decides life is too short and makes his move… Would be nice to maybe have another book telling there story in more detail..Yes please!
This book does such a good job of playing to all your emotions and putting you right there with the characters whilst also having the right amount of humour..I really loved this book..it’s not an amazing literary phenomenon but it is definitely a 5 star read in my opinion and one that is a must on your to be-read lists..it has the right amount of angst, heartbreak, sexy time, drama and all round happy ending 😉
You can purchase your copy at amazon : http://www.amazon.co.uk check this one out ladies…you won’t be dissapointed!