It’s been three years since she left everything she knew behind, but Jaxyn is finally done running, and returning home to Boston face the friends she abandoned without warning and the nightmare that still wakes her in the night.
Back in the childhood home that holds all of her memories from before life showed her that ‘happily ever afters’ don’t come easy, she is unsure of what the future holds. The one thing she definitely wasn’t expecting was Kyden McCabe, the hot, tattooed and pierced musician she meets her first night back.
All she ever wanted as a little girl was to be swept off her feet by a prince, but Ky is nothing like the heroes from the stories her mom used to read to her. He’s arrogant, frustrating and completely wrong for her. He lives his life one night stand at a time and she knows he’s nothing but trouble.
Still haunted by her past and afraid to let anyone see the scars she hides, she fights the attraction she feels for Kyden and wonders if she’ll ever find her storybook ending. Then a monster from her past threatens to rip away her chances before she realizes that maybe she already found it.
Content Advisory 17+ recommended.
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** Copy kindly provided by Stephanie Hoffman McManus for an honest review. **
I like this kind of rockstar romance; a girl (Jaxyn) who is not afraid to tell that she believes in true love, long lasting relationship. It’s all or nothing. Of course the guy (Kyden), musician, gorgeous and without a doubt a manwhore.
But when these two opposites met, we could say that they created an incredible chemistry, with a banter off the charts!
Solid plot, background and characters, I was delightfully surprised. Jaxyn went through hell, lost her mother and had to live with her father she barely knew. She tried to move on from a tragedy but the wounds haven’t healed yet.
Kyden was just the epitome of a true jackass with women. Hot and cold with Jaxyn, who can put him in his place without flinching. A woman who was refusing his advances and wasn’t falling for his usual charming routines. The thrill of the chase was too tempting and appealing, but who’s gonna be burn first?
I was expecting something more heart lighted but I enjoyed the darkness. There’s also a lot of very interesting secondary characters, creating a great balance in the story. As you might guess, Jaxyn and Kyden are gonna be turning around a lot about their feelings, slow burn romance style, definitely smoking hot!!
I had to confess :Kyden’s reluctance behavior gave me whiplash, there’s some bad experience explaining it, but damn man listen to your friends and your heart! Hopefully Jaxyn was managing it like a champ’, even in a mess with her feelings, she was still strong, but very realistic about her life. Their happily Ever After is full of pitfalls, heartbreaks, headaches but so worth it!
I was hooked by this first book and be sure Stephanie, I will read the next ones.
** My rating **