Date published: April 17, 2012
Reviewed by Helen
Obtained via Publisher.
Nick Blackthorne is a famous rock star with everything anyone could possibly want. But recently he’s come to realize the one thing he really wants is what he threw away fifteen years ago, while he succumbed to fame and fortune. Lauren Robbins is a simple small-town kindergarten teacher who was in love with Nick a lifetime ago. But the minute she sees Nick again, and they kiss, all she wants is him. The passage of time has changed them both a lot, and just because lust unites them, it doesn’t mean the world will disappear.
This is a wonderful story. The author drags you into her world right from the very first page, and I really didn’t want to put the book down for mundane things like food and sleep. There are a couple of truly brilliant laugh-out-loud scenes that provide an excellent foil for the intense emotional upheavals of the main characters.
All the characters are very well drawn and engaging, but the scene with the kindergarten children is especially cute. I love Thomas and I expect most other readers will too. I can also clearly see Ms. Couper’s email being flooded with requests for Jen and Aslin to get their own stories too. Aslin is definitely a yummy, caring hunk, and Jen witty and entertaining. All the minor characters are real people the reader will want to know.
This story is a red-hot erotic romance but there is absolutely nothing kinky. The author knows how to write a kiss so that the emotions, feelings, sounds, scents and smells are overwhelming and it’s so hot the screen starts to smoke.
The ending is not only clever, it’s a bit of a tear jerker too. Most avid romance readers will guess the “secrets”, but the story is good it doesn’t really matter.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.