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DESTROY ME is book one in the New Adult romance Crystal Gulf Series.
Bach lives his life with honesty and without restraints, happy to be known as a sexy as all hell, unapologetic asshole.
When he drinks, he drinks hard.
When he wants a woman, he makes sure she knows it.
When he opens his mouth, it’s either to piss someone off or to turn someone on.
You can normally find him with one hand on a bottle and one hand on a woman, trying to forget his past.
Harley Evans is a twenty-one-year-old year old college student. She's a good girl who fell hard for Dylan, who’d promised her forever. But Dylan, Bach’s best buddy, lied.
He enlisted in the Army, crushing Harley with equal parts anger and sadness. She’d already lost her father to that choice. Heartbroken, she falls back into depression.
Stuck in Crystal Gulf all summer with little to do, Harley needs a distraction. Enter Bach, sexy as f*#ck distraction, ready and willing.
Dylan’s not all bad though. Before he left, he asked Bach to watch out for Harley, knowing she’d never go for a guy like Bach. She’s too good for him. Too good for anyone.
But Dylan was wrong. He never should have left them together. Bach is there to pick up the pieces Dylan left behind. Soon pieces aren't enough. He wants more, needs more Harley.
DESTROY ME is dark, sexy, heartbreaking, and intoxicating.
5 swoon filled stars
I loved this. LOVED THIS. *sings* Seriously. This book was written for me, right? It had everything, and I’m talking everything I love in a book. I think the entire time I was reading I was like, “One more page, this is the good part”. Suddenly I was done.
So this book had it all. Let’s do a checklist:
√ dirty talk
√ brooding hero
√ more dirty talk
√ fiesty but loveable heroine
√ even more dirty talk
√ hero with baggage
√ potty mouth
That’s all you really need to know, but if you want details I’m happy to continue
flailing discussing them with you.
Bach was unapolagetic in everything he did. He was a total manwhore. Yet, the way he owned all of it, somehow that made me stop and think why I didn’t hate him. I did in fact, totally love him. I was most definitely disappointed in him so many times, but I never stopped loving him. Bach had demons and I wanted him to overcome his past. It was a bumpy road, in fact it was a totally ugly road, but Harley was there for him and it was beautiful and glorious to watch him find his way. Le sigh.
Harley was a good girl, but she wasn’t an idiot. She didn’t change herself for anyone and I loved her and wanted to be her the entire story. She was the perfect heroine. Have I mentioned that I am pretty sure this story was written for me? Harley was such a strong character, and while she caved to Bach sometimes she never lost herself in the process.
The romance was simply amazing. It was natural, it was organic…so when it got hot it got real and it was off the charts. A slow burning build. This my friends, was perfection. And let’s not forget the total naughty talk that came from Bach. I should have been blushing but I was too into it to even feel anything else but turning the page to get to the next good part. Gah, there were SO MANY GOOD PARTS!
The ending? hohohohmygod that was close lol. There were some doozies that Bach did and it appeared like holy crap at one point. I knew he was definitely a bad boy so I shouldn’t have been surprised, but I was. I absolutely loved the ending and it made me complete and warm and fuzzy inside.
Rec this? YESSSSSSS! If my checklist appeals to you then this book is made for you as well. I loved and savored every single page, word, conversation….all of it!
I have no idea who book 2 is about. I know, I know I can totally check the synopsis, but the spoiler-phobe in me loves going in blind. I’m starting this book…NOW.
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|Dirty Talk Ability|
|Brooding level of the hero|
|Angst Me So Good|
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