Series: The Makeup Series, #1
Published by Limitless Publishing on August 22nd 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance
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When Brooks walks into my life, I can’t keep from wanting him. He’s perfection—a sexy veterinary student who knows how to cook and always cheers me up when I’m down. But I don’t deserve a man like him. There’s a darkness in me that no one could ever love, and I know he’ll abandon me, just like everyone I’ve ever cared about. Just like my father. I wouldn’t be able to stand that hurt, so I push him away. Then my ex comes back. He betrayed me before, but now he says he wants to make me feel whole again. I know it isn’t right, and I shouldn’t let him into my life. But all I want is to recapture the happiness I once had. But sometimes those who want to fix things leave you more broken, and some friends turn out to be false. How can you tell true love from a lie?
Wow, do I begin with this one. I really enjoyed this, it hooked me from the start and just adored the main character Ollie and her story, especially when Brooks came in the picture. Anyway, we meet Ollie not long after a devastating loss of father, it hit her hard and everyone around is afraid that she might take her life just the same. Her best friends walk around on egg shells and treat her like she is fragile. I won’t give away to much more other than, it has brings all kinds of feels with it.
Ollie believes she is broken, and no one will want her the way she is. The thing is, she really isn’t broken, and I found her to be a pretty strong woman. She just has to learn to believe that. She is isn’t perfect, she does things that I don’t agree with and if I could I probably would have tried to smack some sense into her, but you learn life’s lessons as you go along. Sadie and Aaron have been her best friends for so long, and they want what is best for her and really do try to do everything they can to help her. Sadie seemed to care a lot for Ollie, Aaron did too. Something about him, just didn’t set with me. O’well… There are a few other people, you have Ollie’s Mom, can you say, “piece of work”, and Brooks parents, “curiously interesting”. They all made for a fantastic set of characters that I hope we get a little more about them in the next book.
The romance is slow and builds at a nice burning pace. There is no jumping right in the bed, no instant I love’s you. Yes, there is chemistry from the initial hello, but neither of them act on it. Having their back stories woven in was a nice way to understand them both a little better. And I enjoyed watching them get to know each other and build something a little more than just something sexual. Now, don’t get me wrong, they had some steamy sexual encounters and well worth the wait. The romance between Brooks and Ollie was done in such a way that I couldn’t help but to root for them.
All I can say is, I adored this one sexy romantic book, and I can’t recommend it enough. There are up and downs, tears and anger, a cast of characters that I just adored. Can’t wait for the second book.
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