STANDALONE CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
I let him steal my breath and I want to give him my heart too.
But it’s complicated.
Internet dating and Callie St James do not go together.
Desperate for sex.
Earns shit money waitressing while desperately trying to get a publishing deal.
Only does yoga to keep core muscles strong—trust me, guys thank me.
Reads too much because gets no sex.
Did I mention desperate for sex?
She’s about to give up on love when the guy she’s been lusting after for a year breaks her three month sex drought.
Mysterious, moody and all alpha, Luke is hiding a secret—one that Callie never saw coming.
The secret, however, is nothing compared to the discovery she makes about Luke’s family when she starts a new job at the local paper. Callie finds herself caught between her morals and her desires. Whichever path she chooses, someone will lose. Is she ready to give up the man she’s just found or will she go against everything she believes in so she can finally have the love she’s always dreamt of?
This story contains all the panty-melting sexiness and alpha goodness that Nina Levine books are known for.
I received a copy of this book for an honest review.
4.5 rounded up to 5
This was a new contemporary series by Nina Levine and even though I love her biker series this one really grabbed my attention and I think I will be enjoying it just as much. We are introduced to Luke Hardy and Callie who do nothing but argue and have wore on each other’s nerves for the past year.
Luke owns the bar where Callie’s BFF works and Callie is a writer who had been spending her time trying to find her perfect man via internet dating which drives Luke crazy. After all this time these two butting heads they finally give into what they both really want and hook up and both start to open up to each other. WOW I never saw those past coming. To say I’m shocked about Luke’s past is an understatement. I love Callie for sticking to her guns and morals. I love that they take things slow and get to know one another before taking things to the next step until Luke can get his situation figured out.
Then Holy crap when Callie gets the job at the news paper and she finds out what she does and then does what she does gives me so much more respect for her but breaks my heart for what she loses. She has lost so much in her life and now to lose more was a punch in the gut. To see her so sad was just heartbreaking. I do have to say I loved how Luke supported her and praised her something she never received before. My favorite line in the book is when Luke is describing Callie because he could so be describing me to a T. I absolutely loved Luke’s mom, brother Tyler and Callies BFF Avery. I cannot wait to see more of Tyler and Avery..OK I really hope we see more of Tyler and Avery.
A few of my favorite lines:
I’m convinced Callie could talk under water.
Surprisingly you love both county music and heavy metal; and you prefer to support indie artists rather than mainstream. You don’t back down easily when you’re passionate about something or believe you’re right, but you will begrudgingly admit when you’re wrong.
I’m like a dazed teenager around you.
“And I’m like a fucking horny teenager when I’m around you, Callie.”
There’s no harm in asking for what you want, Luke. It’s time you started putting yourself first. Live a little. God knows life flies by so fast that if we don’t make ourselves happy while we have the chance, we’ll grow old in a puddle of regret.”
USA Today Bestselling Author Nina Levine is an Aussie author who writes alphas with a side of dirty and sassy women who don’t hand their hearts over easily.
When she isn’t creating with words, she loves to create with paint and paper. Often though, she can be found curled up with a good book and some chocolate.
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