Seeing as it’s nearing the end of 2012 and it’s been a great year for new books and authors, I thought I would write my top ten books that I have thoroughly loved this this. They are in no particular order.
- Down To You – M. Leighton
- Such a Rush – Jennifer Echols
- Leave Me Breathless – Cherrie Lynn
- What I Didn’t Say – Keary Taylor
- From Rags – Suzanne Wright
- The Secret of Ella and Micha – Jessica Sorensen
- Wallbanger – Alice Clayton
- The Edge of Never – J.A Redmerski
- Everything But – Jade C. Jamison
- Crash – Nicole Williams
I need to add a NUMBER 11. I read this before the end of 2012 and it was AMAZING! So I’m adding On Dublin Street – Samantha Young.
So what have been some of your favourite books this year? Any of mine that would be in your list?
There has only been three people in Jaxxon Carter’s life who truly mattered to her. Her mum, who committed suicide. Her sister, who she hasn’t seen since her teens. And Connor McKenzie, who disappeared from her life the same day he left their foster home. The hardest part of that was that he never completely left her life because she was forever seeing him on T.V. or in magazines as a Formula One Driver. But Jaxxon refuses to live a ‘woe is me’ life, even in spite of living alone in her one-roomed flat and being expected to survive on a ridiculously low income. Then one night she is offered a modelling job and before she knows it she has been catapulted to the peak of success, gaining fame, fortune and security. Oh and a stalker.
Connor McKenzie is busy trying to shake off his crazy ex-girlfriend – another woman who thought she could get around his no marriage rule – when he sees Jaxxon on the cover of a magazine. Remembering how close they had once been, he’s shocked when she doesn’t respond to his attempts to contact her and then acts indifferently to him when they meet. But Connor can’t let it go. The only reason he had kept his hands off her ten years ago was that she had been younger than him. Now that they’re adults, he isn’t prepared to allow anything – not even Jaxxon – to stop him from having her.
Warning: This novel contains a bitchy female who curses like a sailor, a persistent alpha male who doesn’t understand the word ‘no’, and explicit hot sex in some very public places
I want a Connor please. I really enjoyed this book – albeit there were some grammatical errors but I didn’t actually care about them as I was thoroughly engrossed in the book. I couldn’t put it down!
Jaxx was amazing with her take no bullshit attitude after going through hardships in her life. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book where the lead woman is that way, so it was a great welcoming that she was so hot headed and could hold her stand against anyone since being brought up in a foster home where different scenarios could have occured if it hadnt been for Connor.
After Connor leaves the foster home, and then her sister a few months later, Jaxx is all alone and it was time to start fending for herself. You do end up seeing what has happened in Jaxx’s life without her sister and Connor around, which is all the more reason it has made her stronger growing up.
Connor left the foster home thinking that Jaxx would be fine – she was with her sister – albeit her sister was a bitch, but she had family. He sister fed her lies about Connor so when they do meet many years later, she wants nothing to do with him because he ‘lied’ to her.
Loved all the characters especially Dane – Connors best friend and Anna – Jaxx’s best friend and fellow mode. Being the best friends that they are, they both gave Connor and Jaxx a push in the right direction. I loved the outcome at the end too after all the drama to get there and the epilogue – so cute!
I’ll be recommending this book to my friends – as I always do with books I really enjoy.