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I’m going to kiss you again Carly until you tell me to stop. I want to taste your mouth, and feel your tongue rubbing against mine. I won’t stop until you tell me to.
A fun, angsty, and adorably sweet romance!
♦︎ The Story ♦︎
Carly visits her dad one summer… the summer she meets Jase. He’s her cousin’s best friend and, although she’s attracted to him, she knows to keep her distance. After all, he parents are strict and she’ll have to go back home soon.
Jase, on the other hand, knows he wants her and will do anything to get her.
But once they’re together the road only gets harder and if they are going to have their happily ever after, Jase and Carly are going to have to revisit the past.
Jase was an enjoyable read but sometimes a little hard to follow. The dialogue was forced in some scenes and there were times where I felt like I was missing a paragraph or two.
Those, however, all the only complaints I have. The romance had me smiling and squealing and the angst kept things interesting.
♦︎ The Characters ♦︎ ∙ Carly ∙
Oh geez… Carly, Carly, Carly… honestly, I could just cringe at some of the things this girl says and does. There were many face to palm moments. But that was what appealed to Jase, the fact that she was so awkward and innocent. And holy awkward turtles was she awkward and innocent. She was cute, though… I can definitely give her that.
∙ Jase ∙
Jase is our lovable jerk. Sometimes he could be so sweet and possessive in the cutest way… and then he could be a complete and utter asshole. I was ready to throttle him at some points. In the end, he did make up for all his asshole moments.
♦︎ Overall ♦︎
A cute read with lots of potential. I definitely look forward to reading about the rest of the Steels!
Final rating: ★★★☆/★★★★★
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication date: July 13, 2013
Book description: I sat in my room at our family’s tattoo parlor, Forever Steel staring at the phone. I hadn’t stopped looking at the picture of this crazy, quirky, insanely beautiful blonde haired blue eyed siren that invaded the Jersey Shore a month ago.
Carly Smythe was not my type at all. She was a twenty year old student at Stanford University in California, smart as hell, and funny. The shit kicker was she was so awkwardly unaware of what any man with pulse could see, and that was that she was a damn heartbreaker with a body that made me hard the very first time I saw her.
She made me crazy, she snuck out to see me, and then avoided any sexual advances I made on her, until I finally kissed her, and I didn’t wait for an invitation either: I took those pouty little lips and made them mine.
Carly was also an avid reader of those books, you know “Mommy Porn.” So my game had to be stepped up. Who the hell am I kidding? She could see through my game immediately, and it didn’t have the same effect it did on every other girl I hooked up with. And she didn’t go running for the hills, either. I fell hard… and fast.
Abe (her cousin) knew all the shit that had gone down in my life for the past five and a half years and in order to make this work, which I wanted it to… I needed to set the record straight, put it all on the line, give her the 411, and let her decide if after everything, she still wanted to give it up to a guy like me. A tattooed, pierced, f-up, with a past that was sure to send any girl into a tail spin. She was not any girl, she was…different.
About the author: I am very new self published writer,and had no clue what I was getting into, still don’t—but I like it!
My imagination became apparent at age three. Sigma was my very first (imaginary) boyfriend. He lived about fifteen miles from my family’s farm. I took him chicken noodle soup every night on one of our snowmobiles, regardless of the season. Apparently he was very ill and “Thank God” I was able to care for him.
At eight my love for writing blossomed. My cousins and I (of course I was the president) wrote a newsletter and sold it to our family members.
Years later I decided to put it back into print to entertain my cousin on an aircraft carrier on 9/11 and very far away from home during a scary time for our country, (protecting our butts).
Fast forward to 2012. I read 50 shades and thought, I wanna do that!
I have two complete series The Love Series, and Wrapped and two new series Burning Souls and Men of Steel. Thirteen books in sixteen months. CrAzY and wonderful.
I love love! (I would love to reference a Pink song here but I will save my inappropriateness for my books.
I enjoy watching people grow and change with self realization and moments of clarity that sneak up behind you and smack you in the head. I love people and have always been able to see both sides of a story. Each person that comes into our life leaves us with something it is what we choose to do with it that helps us grow.
I live in central New York in the middle of nowhere and am surrounded by family and friend. I ran a small business out of my home and have recently closed my door to pursue this dream full time. I spend time writing and doing the typical Mommy things. Our house is full of pets, friends, and noise ninety percent of the time. I would have it no other way.
I love people,music, laughter, hugs, books, and talking about books.
I’m very excited to share that I have recently signed and am now represented by with Marissa Corvisiero.