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by Katana Collins
Publication Date: August 8, 2016
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Embrace, New Adult, Romance
Synopsis: I’m used to going for the easy things in life.
The easy A in school.
The easy lay in bed. The easy life my trust fund affords me.
Until I met Shelby.
Never in my life have I found retro T-shirts and ChapStick so damn sexy.
She’s exactly what I never knew I wanted.
And she’s *anything* but easy.
But suddenly, easy is overrated.
Only one damn problem… For Shelby, *hating me* is easy.
For the first time in my life, I have to work for something. And though
she may not be easy…she’ll be worth it.
This is a light and easy romance with a rich, trust fund male who is used to having everything he wants without any effort whilst she is an orphan who has to work hard for all her successes. Their insta-love/attraction leads to some misunderstandings but his patience and resilience make this an enjoyable read to escape into. She’s been damaged both physically and emotionally by events from the past but he is willing to work hard to help her and to be patient to help her heal and trust again.
I enjoyed the repartee between the different characters. Shelby has two very close friends, they’re her family now and very special to her – along with her Mum’s old car, even if it does keep breaking down! Moving into her new one bedroom apartment in the secure block is a big move for Shelby. Initially she assumes that Tate is one of the guards on duty but soon finds out he actually owns the penthouse apartment above her own. Unfortunately she finds this out after calling the police in to get him to turn his music down! When he is given community service, working in the local tutor centre that means the two will be working together in the near future. Will they give in to their attraction or will her fears and reticence drive him away?
It is a story about not giving in to fears but working with others to help overcome them. It is about making changes of your own choosing to help make a successful new life for you and your partner. I had not read anything by this author previously and I will certainly look out for my about her in the future.
I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
An Excerpt to whet your appetite:
I lifted a section of her bangs that were caked in white our and something gooey. Was that…ew, was it egg?
She jerked away, smoothing her palm down her bangs, capturing a bit of the gunky mixture that gathered there. Crap, I forgot about not touching her hair. What had happened to her to cause such an extreme reaction? A biting pain twisted in my stomach at the thought that someone may have hurt her. I tried not to react, but tension pinched my expression through my forced smile. “You have egg or something in your hair.” This time, I slowly brought my hand to her, scooping the goo out of her bangs. “There, got it.”
Pushing her bottom lip out in an exaggerated pout, she looked up at me. Her brown eyes seemed even bigger somehow. “I was trying to make you croissants.”
“You baked for me? Oh, you so like me.”
She slapped my shoulder, and I caught her hand, pulling her flush against my body. God, I wanted to kiss her. That made it difficult to step away. Instead, I swept my thumb across her cheekbone, wiping off some flour there and holding my white-stained finger in front of her eyes. “I see the baking is going really well.”
She laughed at that, her head dropping into her hands. “Oh my God, look at me. I’m a freaking mess.”
“Maybe they’ll be delicious.”
“Maybe they’ll taste like charcoal.”
I swallowed, my throat feeling like something had lodged there. “Maybe I won’t care.”
“Maybe you have a death wish.”
“More like a Shelby wish.”