Goodreads/Amazon rating: 5/5
In Patti's Imagination rating: 9.5/10
I often expand my Goodreads/Amazon reviews for the blog, so this includes parts of my posted reviews and adds a little bit. Based on the Amazon/Goodreads rating system, this was easily another 5-star from Brenda. Why 9.5 instead of 10 for the blog rating? I guess it's because I wasn't sure about this story when I got started. The blurb didn't persuade me instantly to read it, but since I've loved all of Brenda's books, I had faith that she'd turn me around. She did that and then some!
I say this time and again - I love a story with characters who make me feel. I don't need to like them every second, but they need to make me react emotionally. I like it even better when they elicit a variety of emotions. I laughed (Troy in the trailer, anyone?), I cried numerous times, right up to the end. I wanted to smack Brady and Palmer both at certain points (Brady in particular, silly alpha male!) I love great characters who grow, realistic narratives and emotional reads, and while I'm still not convinced that the synopsis tells me I'll get them in this story, I did.
If you're on the fence about this book, don't be. Brenda has hit it out of the park again. There are so many emotional events in this book that you won't even realize you've flown through it until you're at the end.
If you love hot, sexy reads that truly engage the reader in the lives of the characters, pick up this story. You won't regret it.
Now, Brenda, when are we getting stories for Troy and Amanda - together, maybe?
Palmer Sinclair was on the edge of happily ever after when she broke off her engagement to Brady Grant. The end of their relationship marked the beginning of a painful solitary journey for her. Though she makes places beautiful with her work as an interior designer, the rest of her life is anything but beautiful – it’s slowly pulling her under.
Brady, a contractor, is swiftly building his business into an empire. Work is a faithful companion that never lets him down like Palmer did. When he sees women now, it’s on his terms. And his terms are simple: just sex. He won’t let a woman break him again.
Palmer is barely holding it together when she and Brady are unexpectedly paired on a project after a year apart. The pull between them is stronger than ever, but the fallout from their reconnection leaves them both wondering if maybe some things are better left unsaid.
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Brenda Rothert is a proud indie author who loves writing stories that make readers laugh, cry and occasionally, yell at their e-readers. Her Contemporary Romances include Unspoken; The Now Series - Now and Then, Now and Again and Now and Forever, and The Fire on Ice Series - Bound, Captive, Edge and Drive. Brenda lives in Central Illinois with her husband and three boys.