on June 24, 2015
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All it takes is just one moment to change the course of your life. For me, it was one perfect night.I have always had a thing for my brotherÔÇÖs best friend, Ben. When I found him on my parentsÔÇÖ couch, drowning his sorrows in a whiskey bottle, my attempts to comfort him quickly turned into a night of raw and intense passion. My foolish heart hoped he might feel the same way I do. But Ben wasnÔÇÖt there to stay and I woke up the next morning alone with a broken heart.I attempted to forget the guy with a smile to die for and a touch that sets me on fire.I thought I was over him.I thought he was gone forever.Until, eighteen months later Ben returns and learns my secret. Now, he is hell-bent on winning me back. He plays dirty. And he wonÔÇÖt stop until he gets what he wantsÔÇöme.
But he has secrets of his own. Secrets that could destroy everything we might have and everything we are.
Not suitable for under 18's due to strong language, violence and sexual content
This book is an interconnected standalone and first in the series.approx. 86,000 words
Strength of character and conviction, even through diversity.┬á Hello, meet Frankie.┬á Lust put her in a pickle, but love taught her what was important.┬á Josie Wright throws us into the middle of such emotional turmoil from the first line. Frankie is a bit of a paradox; sheÔÇÖs a glutton for punishment but an incredibly amazing mother.┬á Initially, I couldnÔÇÖt figure out if I thought she was strong or stupid.┬á This duality will drive you a bit mad at times.
Sweet Ben is such a lost soul.┬á You can see him constantly fighting himself.┬á But, I will give it to him, he sure does roll with the punches really well.┬á HeÔÇÖs the sweet boy next door whose life unraveled, and now heÔÇÖs trying to sort the pieces back into a semblance of life.
The ups and downs of the story drove me to frustration, forcing me to put the book down at times.┬á I pondered as to why Josie would do this to us when I was hit by an epiphany at the conclusion of the story.┬á She pushes us to the brink of writing off the characters so that when we dig deeper into Ben and Frankie, the reaction is that much more visceral.┬á You cheeky schemer!┬á The twist really gets you.
YouÔÇÖre going to LOVE FrankieÔÇÖs brother, Dave.┬á HE IS AWESOME!┬á HereÔÇÖs to fingers crossed for his own book. ┬áI bet that man has a great story to tell.┬á┬á┬á FrankieÔÇÖs housemates are pretty awesome, as well.┬á TheyÔÇÖre a wonderful collection of eclectic and you can feel the warmth of the friendship leap off of the pages.
I enjoyed this debut novel and look forward to reading more by Wright.┬á Her plot twists and writing are definitely worth the read.
~ Review by Loredana
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