The very opening chapter of this book had my blood pressure rushing in my ears, nerves in my body were trembling and flash backs hitting me of my own experiences.
We first meet Lexi, our MC when she’s reminiscing about her upcoming wedding to Aiden. He’s been really busy lately and she’s missing him. She decides to surprise him late at night at his work only to catch him in the act with another woman that he works with. Cue the stressful emotions – like WHAT?!
After a long recovery and shielding of her heart (and rightly so), Lexi has found balance in her life again. It hasn’t been easy and her experience has left her a bit damaged in the arena of self confidence or of trusting people. That is until Jax shows up. He’s everything she could want, and more. So she has to cut off her heart from feeling things for him. They flirt and have fun, but that’s absolutely all this can be.
Jax is a war veteran with a lot of demons and he won’t ever settle down with one girl. One night stands are his forte – until he meets Lexi. He refuses to let his nightmares and fears of losing those he loves be something that hurts Lexi. So he won’t let her in, not all the way at least. But he just can’;t seem to stay away from the pull she has on him either.
Bother of our main characters have demons to wrestle with and as they explore a friend’s with benefits arrangement, all of those demons are brought into the fore front. We get to enjoy their constant sexual attraction, the cute and funny humor and the way they both love to pick on each other in an endearing kind of way.
This was a story that lured me in initially with its sexy and flirty scenes, but pulled me in with its raw emotion. You can feel the deep emotion between the characters as you turn each page and you’ll be taken down with their demons as well.
Lots of triggers to warn about with this one including affairs, intense sexual imagery and domestic abuse.
A highly recommend read for those of you that love a sexy romance with lots of emotional draw in the relationship!
About The Author
For Lilian, a love of writing began with a love of books. From Goosebumps to romance novels with sexy men on the cover, she loved them all. It’s no surprise that at the age of eight she started writing poetry and lyrics, and hasn’t stopped writing since.
She was born in Azerbaijan, and currently resides in Long Island, N.Y. with her husband, two kids, and a dog named Gatorade. Even though she has a law degree, she isn’t practicing. When she isn’t writing or reading, Lilian is baking or cooking up a storm. And once the kids are in bed, there’s usually a glass of red in her hand. Can’t just survive on coffee alone!
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