Yes, I will judge a book by its cover. This book is hot, steamy and just perfect.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
From the publisher:
Life can be cruel. People can be ruthless and evil. The world can be cold and uninviting. No one knows these things better than Josephine Geroux. By her own definition, she is a twenty-five year old “nobody with nothing,” and she is content to stay that way. Growing up an orphan has made her tough and indifferent to the people around her until she meets a strangely familiar man with a face that haunts her for reasons she can’t understand.
Despite the pain that will inevitably ensue, she makes it her mission to discover what parts of her tragic puzzle she is missing. On her journey to discovering why the she feels an alarming connection to an absolute stranger, her greatest fear is reawakening the demons and darkness from the past that will surely overtake her if she lets her guard down.
Little does Josephine know that the past should be the least of her worries. She is toying with a man who has already broken her heart once. She just doesn’t realize it.
Although she makes it a point to avoid interactions with others, Josephine’s life becomes entangled with the enigmatic stranger. Before she realizes it, she has given herself over to the one person who is close enough to wreck her.
This is going to be a pretty short review seeing as I read this book ages ago but I really did love it so I thought it deserved its own post at least.
So, I’ve gotta say that I loved this book. JL Mac pulled me in and I was wondering where exactly this story would end up going. I’m pretty sure I knew the twist pretty early in the book but I was on the edge of my seat wondering when, where and how it would happen.
Josephine is a bit hardened by the life that she has had to lead so far. Orphaned at a young age and suffering through foster care and orphanages, she has seen and dealt with her share of undesirable people. Because of this she is distant from most people. She meets Damon on the anniversary of her parents death and he seems like a good distraction. Jo doesn’t do relationships but that doesn’t mean that she is some sort of spinster so when she meets the sexy and alluring Damon Cole, one night with a Greek god doesn’t seem like a bad idea. What she doesn’t expect is the connection that she feels to him, for someone who keeps people at a distant she is drawn to him and how he makes her feel. The intense attraction is mutual.
The sex is steamy and well written. Of course, all good things come to an end, shit hits the fan and then the book freaking ends! JL Mac, I thought we were cool but you did me dirty on this one 🙂
Their story continues in Restore Me which is out now.
“You may not realize it yet, but you’re mine. Not because I am claiming you. You’re mine because that’s how it is. I feel like I have waited my whole life to find you. Before we met in that store I dreamed of you every night. I wondered where you were and when I’d find you. Now that I have, you’d be crazy if you think I would just let you go.”
“Even if it takes the rest of my life, I swear to you, I’ll make you forget every bad thing that has ever happened to you. We’ll make happy memories that will outweigh the sad ones ten-fold. I live to make you smile, Josephine.”