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Rock Me – Cherrie Lynn (Book #2)

Synopsis

Loving him couldn’t be worse than losing him. Could it?

Candace Andrews has had enough of pleasing others. In an act of birthday rebellion, she sets out to please herself—by walking into the tattoo parlor owned by her cousin’s ex-boyfriend. All she wants is a little ink, and Brian’s just the guy to give it to her.

As soon as she submits to his masterful hands, though, the forbidden attraction she’s always felt for him resurfaces…and she realizes the devilishly sexy artist could give her so much more.

Sweet, innocent Candace is the last person Brian expected to see again. She’s everything he’s not, and her family despises him. He doesn’t need the hassle, but he needs her, and this time no one is taking her away. Not even those who threaten to make his life a living hell.

Backed into a corner, Candace faces the worst kind of choice. Cave in to those who think Brian is a living nightmare…or hold her ground and risk it all for the one man who rocks her world.

Warning: This book contains explicit sex, naughty language, tattoos aplenty, family drama, a hot rock concert…and a bad boy hero who’s pierced in all the right places.

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My Review

This is book two in the Ross Siblings trilogy and it focuses on Brian, Evan’s brother and his ex’s cousin Candy.

As a birthday rebellion, Candace decides she’s had enough of pleasing others and so she wants to do something for herself, which is how she found herself walking through the door of the tattoo parlour owned by her cousin’s ex-boyfriend Brian.

All she wants is a little ink scratched on her, and she wants Brian to tattoo her, somewhere private where her parents would never find out. Seeing Candace for the first time since he split up with her cousin, he’s attracted to her but knows her family hate him, yet he can’t seem to let her go, so he slips her his number and it all starts from there.

At 23, Candace has lived a sheltered life and is still a virgin, but with Brian, heavily tattooed, pierced in all the right places…yes that’s right, down south, he takes her on a journey into his world where she is accepted and takes her to another world, where great sex is involved.

There’s a lot of drama throughout the book, mostly from Candace’s family as they don’t like Brian because he’s not the typical boy Candace should be with and they don’t want her daughter going out with him because they have a reputation to uphold within their rich social circle.

But although Candace didn’t want to disappoint her parents, she loves Brian and you can understand her frustration. She takes time out from Brian, to make sure he wasn’t some kind of rebellion against her parents and although it pained her, I admired that she did that, so she could think it through.

And with all the drama, Brain and Candace’s love is stronger that anything that can be pushed their way, and there is a lot that could split them up for good, but they stand their ground and come out stronger, not caring for anyone’s opinions because they just want to be together.

Macy, Candace’s friend, tried hopelessly to put her off Brian, but if you read Leave You Breathless, you will understand why she did this. There’s a part in this book where her and Brian’s best friend/colleague, Ghost/Seth get together for a night, and this is why book three is about these two. Although he is no Ross Sibling, Brian is the closest thing to a brother he has, and he has a brother, somewhere.

I really loved this book, probably more than Unleashed because you watch a sheltered innocent girl grow into something that was always there, just her parents stopped her doing anything, and you see a tattooed, pierced guy, who beneath it all, is so kind and caring and will stop at nothing to keep Candace as his.

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Love Unfinished – Darian Wilk

Synopsis

Soul mates from the past leave their love unfinished when a tragic accident ends their lives on their wedding day. Yet they are destined to meet again to fulfill that love in new incarnations, leading vastly different lives.

Emma thought she chose the right path in life, but too late does she realize her mistake when her husband reveals the monster behind the smile. Their happily ever after – is a lie. Trapped in a broken marriage to a powerful, abusive man, Emma knows this is not the life she was meant to live. As her hope for real love withers, she meets James, her love from a lifetime ago.

Emma cannot deny the connection pulling them together, but her courage to abandon her marriage wavers, and unknowingly puts her life on the line. Are Emma and James fated to fulfill their love, or will they once again, leave love unfinished?

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My Review

“Everyone should be so lucky to marry their soul mate”

Love Unfinished starts with Carol and Ted, who later become Emma and James. It starts with the year 1946, when the two had just met, and then skips to 1954, 8 years later to their wedding, which is where everything goes wrong and they are fatally killed on the way to their wedding reception.

Carol and Ted are both sent to different ‘waiting rooms’, separated, awaiting to fulfill their soul’s destiny, where is how they both end up as Emma and James, put back on earth to find each other and finish their lives together.

Fast forward to 1992, and Emma has been married for 8 years to a guy called Craig. You can tell she’s not happy – her marriage is more like a business partnership and Emma just wants marriage filled of love, not one where they act like strangers. Craig is a manipulative, emotionally and physically abusive bully and I actually really disliked him from the start. All he’s worried about is his reputation, and uses Emma to get him where he wants to be making her a puppet of everything she doesn’t want to be.

The first time Emma meets James, she feels this attraction to him and its like she’s met him before then the second time they meet, they dance and it’s like love at first sight but when she mentions who she is, he walk away and she hasn’t seen him since – she feels her marriage is a burden because she feels something with James and she has just lost him before getting to know him.

I loved the friendship with her rich friend Olivia. Olivia looked out for Emma, wanting and waiting patiently for ‘spunky’ Emma to return and leave Craig. She hates him and does everything she can to damage his reputation. It was brilliant to read her plans regarding Craig.

Prudence, the maid, was amazing to Emma. Helping her out when Craig went mental, helping her with her plan and just generally being there for her. She loves Emma telling her about her visits to James and she’s basically a best friend for Emma. She says about James: “You think this guy was something special right? If life gives you a chance at something, you just gotta take it you know.”

James. What can I say about James? Well, he’s swoon worthy, totally in love with Emma, even though they don’t know each other and it just feels natural to be together, but he has no idea why. His and Emma’s relationship pulled at my heart strings. You really saw the love he had for Emma, although they hardly knew each other and you just wanted Emma to leave her husband and be with him, where she would be loved and safe and that’s exactly what she is when she’s with him.

So much happens during this book and you really feel for Emma. She wants to leave her abusive husband to go to James, but it takes some doing and help from Olivia and Edward (the butler) who have sabotaged Craig’s life and reputation, which was so great to finally read as he had it coming all throughout the book.

I have to admit, I cried reading the part in the waiting room at the start of the book. Carol was so frantic and when told by her Grandma she had to find Ted again, it broke my heart because she just wanted to be with him now and was so afraid that he wouldn’t remember her and I also cried at the end too, especially at the kids names and the waiting room area again.

The only problem I would say is that at the end, I was confused over the time span, as it kept jumping but other than that, I freaking loved this book. Seriously, if books make me cry, they are good in my eyes and I would love for it to be made into a movie or something. I would definitely go see it numerous times!