This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Sometimes, a chance meeting is just the push you need in order to break free from the darkness within…
My name is Emma, I’m 23, and I’ve never been kissed. I’m no virgin…But kissing is too intimate, too intense, and I don’t want that – not ever. I like sex, though, and most of my hook-ups don’t seem to mind the no-kissing part.
But then I meet Daniel, who’s such a geek, and definitely not the kind of guy I’d normally take an interest to. He’s the shy, quiet type, but with such a charming smile, and he makes my heart race – something I’ve never experienced before.
Daniel has his own issues to work through, and I know my hardened heart shouldn’t melt when he looks at me. I really shouldn’t be falling for him, either, but somehow, he manages to tear down my walls, and I’m scared…because once he learns my secrets, he’ll want nothing to do with me.
All I know is that Daniel makes me feel things that I have never felt before – but do I dare let down my walls and confide in him?
Will I let him be my first kiss?
This is my story, and I’ll reveal everything in my own sweet time…
Just don’t expect all the hearts-and-flowers stuff.Life is messy, and mine is no different…
INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS
***Due to possible ‘triggers’ and adult situations (yes, there is lots of sex in this book) it is not recommended to persons under the age of 18.
I was intrigued by the synopsis of this story when I saw it was a freebie on Kindle and it totally caught my eye. I love stories with secrets and characters with loads of baggage. I saw that it got a lot of great reviews so I bumped it to the top of my TBR and I’m so glad I did!
At first I didn’t love Emma. Don’t get me wrong – I liked her alright, but didn’t feel a great connection. It was almost as if her inner dialogue was put on, fake. But it wasn’t until later that I realized she probably did that to convince herself to feel a certain way.
Daniel was lovable right from the start. I know he was supposed to be a bit nerdy, but somehow (thankfully) I never got that image seared into my brain. Maybe it was his sexy abs that got me
The chemistry started out quirky, which I expected as Emma and Daniel appeared to be opposites. Their conversations were a bit jilted, but totally cute. But soon things started to fall into place and I can see why they were set up and how it soon felt so natural. They really were fantastic together as soon as they relaxed and let their true personalities come out. I loved it.
The romance was sexy. I loved the banter between them, and I really believed that Daniel wanted to be “that” guy all along, he had just never met the right girl to unleash his badass self on. The kissy scenes were ….. HOT. Daniel was a pretty big dirty talker, I guess after all those years of pent of frustration he had a lot to say!
The story progresses and they both confess little by little what eats them alive, and it was great. The plot wasn’t more than that, but when it’s done right it doesn’t need to be. I enjoyed watched them grow individually and together.
I have to mention the secondary characters. Suzy was odd and I did not care for her. She was creepy with Emma. She wanted some kind of maternal role that had a sexual feel to it and I just DID. NOT. LIKE. it at all. If she was just bi-sexual then that would have been fine, but it was the nurturing sexual thing that made me dislike her. However, she does not consume a lot of the story and I skimmed over her parts.
The brother was weird, and while I got closure on him, I still had so many questions. I just looked and the next book in the series is Suzy’s story, and I was hoping it would be Steve’s. He definitely has some soul searching to do and forgiveness to ask for, but I really think he has a story to tell and I am holding out hope there is a good side to him.
The ending was so good, and I love the HEA Daniel and Emma got. I was lucky and got the special edition with lots of freebie bonus scenes the end which let me really roll around in the goodness of their romance.
Rec it? YES. How often do we get a romance with a male virgin that is believable? A great love story, but if you have some triggers please read reviews to see if this would be a good fit for you. I loved it and hope you do too!
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