A Joss and Braden Novella
Braden Carmichael never imagined he’d fall as hard and as fast as he did for Jocelyn Butler. He also could not have anticipated how difficult it would be to convince her to give in to love. But now that he has her, he’s never letting go. He’s got it all planned—the passionate proposal, the dream wedding, the sexy Hawaiian honeymoon—even the perfect family they’ll start.
After trying to flee from her painful past, Joss is finally allowing herself to embrace the future. But when things start moving faster than she anticipated, she finds herself panicking over something Braden can’t understand. After everything they’ve been through, Joss is sure that their love can survive even her worst fears. But, this time, she may push Braden too far—and risk losing everything all over again…
5 out of 5 stars
I cannot tell you how much i love this series. Like, i love it so hard! Joss and Braden are one of my favourite couples and it was great to see that Samantha gave us that bit more of them. Of their relationship, their wedding and the pain and tribulations that came after that.
Samantha really got us with this novella. I went through the emotions; I was swooning, grinning so hard, laughing so much and really wanting to have a their relationship….and then it all went tits up and I was scared and angry and shouting at my kindle and crying and just wanted my favourite couple to talk, to talk it out and make everything better between them. I was completely anxious to see how it all panned out – to see if it would all be okay in the end.
You see the proposal (SWOONING MUCH?! Holy god, it was so romantic), the wedding, the honeymoon and what happens when they get back. Joss and Braden, as I’ve mentioned, are one of my fav couples. You can see they are just perfect for each other, they balance each other out and their banter and chemistry just mixes them together and they know just how to sweet talk and talk dirty to one another. But they also can bite back and they take no shit.
We all know the things that Joss has been through, the pain of losing her family, then her best friend and nearly Ellie, so we know that she is petrified that when she is happy, something bad is around the corner. Even getting married, she is scared she is going to lose everyone she loves sooner or later. We see her think things over, try to get her life in order now she has the love of her life. BUT when the dreaded drama happens, holy crap, I was a shaking mess. I actually cannot believe that Braden acted that way after everything that Joss had been through in her past. He ignored her, didnt want to touch her, hardly saw her and we see Joss feel so alone, going through the situation that made Braden just walk away.
Seriously, although he is swoon worthy and the Braden we all know and love, I just wanted to hit him, smack him, make him listen to Joss! Let her explain the situation and her feelings about it. Seriously! She has been through enough, witnessed enough and for him not to listen and just cut her off was the wrong reaction of his and it made me so angry.
Despite this though, they end up sorting it out and spunky Joss finally gets him to listen, to listen to her and Braden is literally begging Joss for forgiveness. You know she gives it though, she loves him with everything and it was a miscommunication between both of them.
I do love this couple and I cant wait to see little bits of them in the future series. This novella really did put me through the motions but it completed their story to perfection.