Four weeks to break them all.
When Aspen Phillips’ best friend invites her on a month-long road trip, she has serious mixed feelings. Sharing their tight quarters will be Bramwell Gage, overprotective brother and all-around jerk. Bram may be ridiculously sexy, but he’s made no effort to hide how he feels about Aspen—that she’s trash who’s no good for his sister. But Aspen is determined to get along with the uptight millionaire—and to keep her promise, concealing a secret about his sister that Bram can never know.
But after a scorching kiss reveals that Bram’s feelings toward her run much hotter than she believed, Aspen’s emotions swerve into a complete 180. Suddenly the girl who has nothing has everything—but only as long as the truth about his sister remains hidden. Because when all the secrets and promises unravel, she risks losing it all…
The Meta Details:
Length: 281 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Content Level: New Adult
Pearl Clutching Content: Graphic sex that can be described as: hate sex, rough sex, animalistic sex, opportunistic sex, fait accompli, and copus interuptus.
Trigger Warnings: self-worth issues, guilt, poverty, family issues, and drug use/addiction. Usually minor, but enough to trip me up in places
Featuring: Sassy, loud-mouth, free-spirited heroine, a repressed hero in a suit (my fave), the best mom on the planet (she made me feel guilty), an awesome best friend (not the one you’re thinking of), and, of course, lots of sex.
Recommended for: Romance lovers everywhere
Rating: Must Read
Ginny Lurcock’s Thoughts: Let me set the scene. Day one of my period. I am tired, aching, and emotionally wrung out. It’s raining out. All I want to do is curl up in a little ball in my blanket cocoon and eat sugar, salt, and fat while reading. I acknowledge my backlog of Netgalley titles thanks to The Red, so I select the one from the author recommended to me by Bree of Kit Rocha fame.
I select the smutty romance novel recommended to me by one of my favorite smutty romance authors.
What could possibly go wrong?
I should have known from the very beginning with Aspen and Bram that there was going to be trouble. Sassy poor girl with family issues and an uptight man in a suit… with family issues. One who gets angry at how much he wants this woman he feels is all wrong for himself and his sister.
Angry and aroused.
My god, it sizzles. Right from the beginning, Kati Wilde’s writing held me captive. Acting as additives to my bloodstream, they threw me through the gambit of emotions. Joy bubbling like champagne bubbles, sexual tension licking like fire, self-doubt like tar, and pain like shards of broken glass.
Oh, this book made me bleed. Wilde described Aspen so well, told her plight with such conviction and beauty, that when the emotional climax of the book hit I was left crying in my room in the middle of the night. I tripped over my own self-worth and family issues, brought about by my empathy for this fictional character. I knew her pain and it broke my heart.
Which just made the payoff that much sweeter…
So while I might not recommend this book for anyone on the first day of their period, it’s a must read for romance fans.
Beautiful. Simply stunning. Thanks for the recommendation, Bree Bridges, and thanks for writing such an amazing story Kati Wilde. I’ll be checking out more of her fiction in the future, you can be sure of that.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided in exchange for a fair and honest review via Netgalley.