Review: Have I Told You (Black Hollywood #1) by F.L. Jacob

HAVE I TOLD YOU BY FL JACOB COVERBOYFRIEND BOOKMARK RATING: ★★★★★

Caston Black has it all, according to the outside world. The owner of the best-selling gentlemen’s magazine, Black Hollywood, has good looks, fame, fortune, and a reputation that precedes him. He can have any woman he wants, as long as he doesn’t keep them. Caston sets his sights on Sabrina for his next Hollywood Sweetheart. Little does he know he will find the woman to share his life, the one he is meant to keep forever.

Sabrina Bennett has been in a mentally and physically abusive relationship that has destroyed the beautiful, confident dancer who arrived at college three years ago. She thinks the only good thing left in her life is her abusive boyfriend. Keeping her boyfriend happy is her number one priority, no matter how impossible. She’s been broken and molded into a frightened, unsure girl desperate to be worthy of love.

Meeting by chance one evening, sparks fly between Caston and Sabrina. Neither expected the feelings they bring out in each other. Trying to have a normal relationship in their abnormal world is almost impossible, happiness is a new way of life for the lovers. They want to move forward, but the past won’t let go.

Can Caston help Sabrina heal from her past abuse? Can Sabrina show Caston he is as strong as he appears to be? When is the price of love too much? What do you do when the biggest threat to the person you love is you?

Warning: This book contains sexual encounters and graphic language that some readers may find objectionable. Contains graphic material that is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18.

STEPHANIE: ★★★★★

This book is one crazy adventure. It starts out crazy and ends crazy. It was not just a easy little book but a deep craving for a deep desire that leads to the unexpected and has insanity scattered through this romantic romp. This book was more than just another romance. It was full of intrigue and a strange sort of chemistry and it was so undeniably one book that kept me on the edge, of course, in a good way.

Sabrina is in school to be a dancer. She has always wanted to be a dancer. But she has a bigger issue than her choice of careers. She is in the most ridiculous relationship ever. Her boyfriend is an ass. He is abusive and mean and just when Sabrina thinks that she can’t possibly take anymore, something happens. She runs into him. He is beautiful and mesmerizing. He is strong and handsome and he has caught her eye. Unfortunately this is the wrong moment for sparks or anything else to be flying. She is at a party with her boyfriend.

When things get a little crazy at the party and Caston stops Sabrina’s boyfriend from humiliating her in this large group, he ultimately saves her. But the big question is was it completely accidental that they ran into each other at the party or is there more to the story than that?

Now, let’s take a second to chat about this amazing Caston Black. Caston is good looking, young and very wealthy. He has everything he could possibly desire except for love. But he is not on a shopping trip here. He is not looking for love, he is looking for her. Caston’s weath comes from his dark adventures in a gentleman’s magazine. Of course, Sabrina learns that later. All she really knows is he is the one that is saving her from her boyfriend.

Gone are the days of questioning her worth. She is learning to live and love and to be loved. Learning to be who she is again away from her boyfriend’s controlling ways. But there is a few little catches… Caston is not exactly who he seems and has a very dark past and he didn’t just bump into Sabrina on accident, exactly… But there is a connection there.

Sabrina and Caston have an undeniable chemistry and when they are together you would never doubt that. Caston wants to protect her and to love her, but is that even possible given everything going on in his life? And then there’s his mother… whew…Beverly is a whole pill that there is no easy way to swallow.

This book is full of hot steamy moments and gentle and tender moments. It is full of drama and angst and just keeps you pulled in through the entire thing. I didn’t want to stop reading this book after I picked it up. And yes, though I was a tad edgy about Caston’s character in the beginning, he proved himself time and time again. But his past is going to leave a bitter, bitter taste.

I loved the characters in this book because they had personality. Somewhere inside Sabrina wasn’t the weak girl she had become and Caston was strong and comforting. They just seemed like a magical fit. Throw in crazy in the form of an ex-boyfriend and some psycho from a parental figure and you have the making of some really intense and insane scenes.

This book was edgy and took drama to an entirely new level throwing in hot passion and an undeniable attraction. This book was one I did not put down. It was fabulous and I am looking forward to more of their story.

GOODREADS | AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE

 

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