Genre: New Adult / Contemporary Steamy Romance
Release Date: 6th July, 2015
Cover Designer: Louisa Maggio of LM Creations
Sometimes, a chance meeting is just the push you need in order to break free from the darkness within…
My name is Emma, I’m 23, and I’ve never been kissed. I’m no virgin…But kissing is too intimate, too intense, and I don’t want that – not ever. I like sex, though, and most of my hook-ups don’t seem to mind the no-kissing part.
But then I meet Daniel, who’s such a geek, and definitely not the kind of guy I’d normally take an interest to. He’s the shy, quiet type, but with such a charming smile, and he makes my heart race – something I’ve never experienced before.
Daniel has his own issues to work through, and I know my hardened heart shouldn’t melt when he looks at me. I really shouldn’t be falling for him, either, but somehow, he manages to tear down my walls, and I’m scared…because once he learns my secrets, he’ll want nothing to do with me.
All I know is that Daniel makes me feel things that I have never felt before – but do I dare let down my walls and confide in him?
Will I let him be my first kiss?
This is my story, and I’ll reveal everything in my own sweet time…
Just don’t expect all the hearts-and-flowers stuff.
Life is messy, and mine is no different…
INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS
***Due to possible ‘triggers’ and adult situations (yes, there is lots of sex in this book) it is not recommended to persons under the age of 18.
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Can you see the huge and goofy smile on my face?? How can I not read a story when a nerdy, geeky man is involved! After finishing it, I am definitely fangirling and swooning over Daniel. All the feels! This story and characters melt and warmed my heart! More seriously, I enjoyed every moment and I couldn’t put it down!
Okay, I stop rambling.
This story is kinda lighthearted, even if the past of each characters (especially Emma) is pretty dark, with a perfect blend, of sweetness, emotion and sex (I am not complaining), but I wasn’t expecting as much and it didn’t bother me at all. So enjoyable! Keep talking nerdy to me!I enjoyed how Emma and Daniel tried to take a chance and not fooling around their feelings.
They are both scared to engage a sense of relationship, it was a slow burn romance, with some strong sexual vibes.This novel has definitely this peculiar straightforwardness line throughout the story, that I really appreciated.
I have to say it, but I love when the male character is a nerdy and geeky guy, definitely sexy and so endearing because of their clumsiness with women! Don’t forget Emma, with her sizzling personality, and her love for books!
It’s kinda refreshing to read about this. Outside, the perfect geek, so shy and not at ease with people and inside, oh la la, … I think I still haven’t gotten over it.
Besides these parts, the characters were well-developed and I was eager to discover all their secrets. I can relate to Emma and Daniel for their bookworm side, totally understanding that you could easily get lost in a book. So high-five again!
The contrast between Emma and Daniel’s personalities and how hot they were together was an interesting one, keeping on my toes. Daniel you are a fast learner!!!
I was warned about the sex parts, but holy guacamole! I’m so glad to read it at home and not on the train, like I always do, because our Daniel is a naughty and dirty talker! I’m blushing again!!!
Emma has some demons haunting her and she avoided intimacy, or mostly to fall in love with someone. Sex was just a release and a way to escape from it … Until Daniel. It was nice for a change to see that he could be in charge and definitely domineering! (my glasses are fogging again, just thinking about it … Damn it’s getting hot in here!)
I enjoyed the non overwhelming drama: not crazy exes or too much crazy things going on; just two people with issues and scars trying to move on and finally found someone in which they can rely on.
It was Interesting to see how each characters deal with their issues, Emma was so closed off and meeting Daniel was the trigger for something new, craving not only for his body but also for more, letting her feel again. Her story broke my heart!
Daniel was dealing on his own but his perseverance to make Emma believe again was just powerful, and even if he had endure a lot when he was younger, he completely won me over. He didn’t give up fighting. He was her anchor as she was his. Giving her time, even if sometimes he was impatient, trying to understand her issues.
The incredible dynamic between Emma and Daniel was mind-blowing, addictive, a primal need; and these two come from far! She’s sending confidence when he was showing his shyness, and when it comes physical, it was the opposite.
Their first encounter was quite sweet and totally natural. They have two different personalities which perfectly melt. Her ability to make him blush makes me smile. They were honest with each other, but with a certain reserve, not wanting to push the other away. For the record, there were a lot of heat emanating from this and slowly increasing until the real deal. They were friends with a lot of dirty thoughts got each other. From the moment they met, Emma’s life was changing for the best, that sometimes things happened for a reason, and that you have to take the chance when you get it!
As you might guess I really love this book and I can’t read more about Karen Ferry!!! Book crush alert! I want my own Daniel too!! So thank you so much for the gift Karen and Wenn for the rec!
*** My rating : ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ***