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by Shiloh Walker
Released: January 13, 2013
Published by Samhain Publishing
“The book had the perfect amount of sexual chemistry and compatibility, it was really sizzling off the pages!” ~Under the Covers
Great story, great writing, great author, great book. But I’m left also in thought and a bit conflicted. I’ll try to explain. Lets start with the cover. When I first saw it I thought, ohhh cool piano will have to do with a musician. I thought it was just stunning. Then someone mentioned that the girl looks anorexic and they thought it was horrible. This is where sometimes it’s not good to judge a book by the cover because, as it turns out, the heroine is not anorexic but she has dealt with health and life issues that have left a mark on her body.
First of all, I love this trope. The girl the hero has known his whole life and they’ve always been best friends but he’s never seen her like “that”. I loved the easy friendship that was already there between Marc and Chaili. He’s a hot shot musician and she’s always been in love with him. She’s been friends with him and his sister since forever. Now that Marc’s date for a charity fell through and he went to his sister’s escort business for a last minute date, she offers her services. And that one night opens Marc’s eyes to what has always been there. How perfectly Chaili fits him and how much he really wants her.
The book had the perfect amount of sexual chemistry and compatibility, it was really sizzling off the pages! Marc has a bit of a kinky streak, not full on Dom but definitely dominance and some BDSM games. It just worked perfectly that Chaili has been into that herself in the past. As far as the romance, this was a winner! Marc was amazing, once he figured out he wanted Chaili he was relentless in his pursuit. I always love to see a hero like that. He stopped at nothing to have her, he went above and beyond to make others respect her. Just the perfect guy, if you ask me.
But this book is also emotional and it hit a little close to home for me with the “scars” aspect of the story. Without giving it away, I’ll just say that for me this is a subject that always sobers me up and makes me think and reflect. I’m not sure if that’s necessarily something I wanted to read about in a romance novel. Although, I do think the author dealt with the subject well and maybe at times it almost brought tears to my eyes to see Chaili learn to accept herself. Marc was more than wonderful in that respect.
This is a hot but also sweet story that I think you will definitely love!
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