Why did I want to read this book?
I love reading stories where characters are on some quest to discover more about themselves or when they’ve decided to truly follow what they feel is right about the way they see themselves. So I was excited to find out how Gabby would balance her PhD student life with the side of her that heats up whenever she hears a certain motorcycle sound roaring.
What worked for me?
Gabby and Conner were just really lovely characters to read about. They’re both struggling with how people judge them when they only see the surface: Gabby as a prim and proper woman when she knows she has a wild side too and finds it perfectly okay to have and Connor as a bad boy with a less than stellar past and seemingly no future when he’s smart, made mistakes in the past but has already made up for them (although at times he himself does not seem to realize this), and a really good guy. The way they see themselves and the way they see how other people perceive them play a big part in how these two also struggled with how to be together. But I loved how as the story progresses, they discover what’s really hidden underneath the surface and really begin to understand each other.
Their chemistry just clicked for me. There’s sexual chemistry, that’s for sure (and fantastic). But there’s also an emotional chemistry that just really made me fall completely in love with these two and their story. They see each other, the truth in each other’s souls and I think that was the major selling point of this book for me. Because of that, everything seemed to flow smoothly and I just knew I would love where these two would end up by the final page of the book. And I wasn’t disappointed at all.
What did not work for me?
Not a thing. I didn’t even realize that the book was a little shorter than your regular length novel because it was still as good as the best of those full length ones.
My over-all take on it?
This was a great debut from author Rebecca Grace Allen. I can’t wait for what she has to offer next. Gabby and Conner are people you wouldn’t want to miss knowing. So grab a copy of this one and have fun meeting them.
Disclaimer: I received an eARC of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review. Yes, these are my honest and personal thoughts on this book.
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About the Author:
Rebecca Grace holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a double concentration in Creative Writing and Literary Comparison, which seemed like a good idea at the time. After stumbling through careers in entertainment, publishing, law and teaching, she’s returned to her first love: writing. A self-admitted caffeine addict and gym rat, she currently lives in upstate New York with her husband, two parakeets, and a cat with a very unusual foot fetish. Rebecca Grace Allen is a member of the Romance Writers of America, Contemporary Romance Writers and the Capital Region RWA.
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