BOYFRIEND BOOKMARK RATING: ★★★★★
Used… Broken… Confused…
It only took one drunken mistake four years ago for Maddie Harrington to learn that when you fully give yourself over to a man, you should never expect anything in return. Since that night, her views on love have become distorted, believing men would only want her for the pleasure her body could bring them. She in turn finds herself hooking up with random guys, but never keeps them around long enough to see if there could possibly be something more.
That is…until Hunter Bryant enters the picture.
When the handsome pre-med student shows up in the right place at the right time, captivating her with his stormy gaze, she immediately pushes him away, thinking he’s no different than any other guy. The deeper Hunter delves into her life, trying to break through her iron-clad walls, the more she begins to question whether she is truly capable of opening her heart up to another man.
Maddie soon finds herself forced to make a difficult decision, one that will forever change both of their lives. Will she shut Hunter out of her life for good or will she finally open up her heart and allow herself the life she never dreamed she deserved?
Well, this book wasn’t what I was expecting at all. There were twist and turns with every page, but what was amazing about it was that all of those twists and turns were completed by one of the sweetest and angsty love stories ever. It was sweet, sexy, tantalizing and so beautiful. Now, with all of that it comes a down side, this was so much more than a pretty love story filled with hearts and flowers. It was gripping and enthralling and just did not quit from page one. But knowing all of this, it was still an amazing story that I wanted more of. Maureen Mayer just captured me from the beginning and played with my heart so much through the course of this book that I am sure I will still be thinking about it several days from now.
Maddie has a reputation. She has done everything to make sure she never has to worry about feeling anything from a guy ever. She knew who she was, she knew the reputation she held, but there was no way anyone was going to change that. Well, until unforeseen circumstances threw her directly into the arms of Hunter.
Hunter, the amazingly hot pre-med student with the piercing grey eyes, sees something in Maddie and he is completely captivated by her. But she has serious walls built around her heart. She is determined not to let anything beyond them. She does everything she knows how to do to push him away. Far, far away. But Hunter isn’t going to go willingly.
But when it comes down to it, Maddie has to make the ultimate decision. Of course, Hunter makes this choice a lot simpler for her and now she is faced with more than she can possibly deal with. Can she find the room in her heart to let all of Hunter in or will she be satisfied with what she has already gained from him?
There are a couple of really hard scenes to get through in this story, but every last page of it is so completely worth it. I don’t want to tell you too much about what you can expect from it because I refuse to ruin any moment of this book. I was kept on the edge of my seat, I fell in love, my heart broke, it was put back together and then just when I think I can’t get through any more, something else happens. There are so many twists and turns it is hard to fathom that two people can be put through so much.
Maureen Mayer has an amazing style in her writing and it captured me from the beginning and it never relented. She paints an amazing picture of the people and the places and there is nothing I want more than to comfort and love right along with the characters in the story.
And speaking of characters, I loved them all. The quick wit and banter between them is just amazing and kept me giggling. I loved the names they used to describe everything from one another to their body parts.
You don’t want to miss this book; it will touch every last part of your soul. I found myself struggling right along through everything as the characters were. This book made my anxiety rise and fall and it made my heart race and my pulse quicken. You can never experience the same book twice, but this is definitely one that I am putting on my re-read list because I just fell so in love with all the characters. I absolutely loved this book and I think you will too!
ABOUT MAUREEN MAYER
Maureen Mayer was born, raised and currently resides in Buffalo, NY with her loving and supportive family and boyfriend of 9+ years. She’s always had a love for the outdoors, and when the city isn’t buried under snow, she can be found hiking, fishing, camping or lying on the beach. She’s a sucker for off-color humor, but holds a sweet spot for sick and twisted horror films. When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in bed with her kindle, diving into a steamy romance novel and falling in love with the latest book boyfriend.
Bittersweet Catastrophe (Second Chances #2.5)
My hands landed on the warm, soft skin at the swell of her hips where her shirt had ridden up. I didn’t know if I was afraid to move or if I just wasn’t ready to let her go, but we both remained frozen in place until she stumbled a bit, causing my hands to slide higher up along her ribs. When she finally caught her balance, my hands were just at the edge of her sports bra, and I could feel the weight of her breasts as they grazed against my thumbs. This was dangerous territory. I could feel myself quickly becoming aroused by the scorching heat of her delicate skin, and I knew Shayne Jr. was about to make an unwelcomed appearance. I had to think of something else and fast! Cold showers, kittens, little baby Jesus, grandma naked…yup that did it!