Tess has never had sex. Believe it or not, she’s never had a decent kiss.
The aspiring Seattle painter and photographer is still recovering from the trauma of being beaten and nearly raped at a rock show nearly three years before. So she keeps life simple: she goes to school, goes to work in a coffee shop, goes home, goes on living.
But then Ben’s naked body crashes—almost literally—through Tess’s wall against the world.
Ben is doing his dad’s art-teacher girlfriend a favor when he agrees to pose nude for her drawing class. But what he draws is the interest of the irresistible punk-looking girl—and it’s interest he reciprocates, with interest.
Their sexual chemistry is too much to resist. But it’s when they have their clothes on that their heat quickly slips on ice. Ben’s womanizing history is one thing, but it’s history of another kind—related to that fateful night at the rock show—that threatens to tear the young lovers apart forever.
As soon as I read what this book was about, I HAD to read it. I put down what I was currently reading and started this one post-haste. I do not regret it for one second.
Let’s get started…
First of all, the cover. I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but it happens. And, honestly, I didn’t really judge the book but the cover had me initially interested and the synopsis had me insistent on reading it. NOW. So I did.
Secondly, I wish I was an artist so I could paint a sexy inked guy in my class.
To top it off, he is from London.
Oh God he’s British! Can my panties drop any faster?
I really enjoyed this book! They both have troubled pasts but they have an instant attraction that was very addicting to read about. They have to push past their insecurities and pasts so they can be together. This is never easy. Most of us know that communication (or lack thereof) can be a huge road block in any relationship romantic or not. Ben and Tess were not an exception. It is hard to come forth with your past to a new person if that past has affected how you live your life. I think Danielle did a good job writing this into Ben and Tess’ story. The flow was great and I didn’t want to put the book down!
I hope to see a character interview in another book blog. (I need to do a search and see if that has happened yet…)
I hope to see more from this author for sure!
Available on: Nook / Kindle / Smashwords
Books I cheated on (Reviews coming once I finish them):
- PRIVATE MESSAGE by Danielle Torella (readinginpajamas.wordpress.com)
- Private Message Review (chichi930.wordpress.com)