I’m indifferent on this book. There was a little too much romance cliche and not enough editing to make this a great read. ~ Paige, Guilty Pleasures
When I began the book I was a little overwhelmed with the length. It’s a large book but the author does a good job drawing the reader into the story. I really liked the beginning of their relationship. Despite Gavin and Chloe coming from different worlds they worked. The way Gavin cared for her after the accident was sweet.
I’m a fan of instant love and while they had an immediate connection, I think they needed more time to build their relationship then jump into the I love stage.
Gavin was a Dominant and he looked towards Chloe to become his submissive. While some scenes worked others seemed to be forced or overtly written. I didn’t feel the given and take aspect of their D/s relationship.
We also had to deal with Chloe’s tragic childhood and her youth.
There is child sexual abuse this book so if this is a trigger I would suggest not reading it.
Chloe isn’t alone with her tragedies. Gavin has his share of failed relationships and childhood sadness. He has overcome the odds only to be faced with another challenge that this pair faces together.
Their story is wrapped up nicely at the end and this couple is given their well deserved HEA but it was a bit of a struggle for me to get to the end.
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creative writing came long before she learned to put crayon to paper. In fact, she began spinning stories in her
head nearly as soon as she could form complete sentences. As long as she can remember, she’d always
created sagas about imaginary friends, family members and pop culture icons,
and kept everyone around her entertained with her witty—but often very
typewriter to preserve all of those creative thoughts filling her head, but she
quickly switched to ball point pens and notebooks when the ribbon ran dry.
members of Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet or young leading men on Broadway. However, as she matured as a writer, she
decided that it was just as much fun to create her own romantic heroes and
and the tallest of skyscrapers were never high enough for her. Juliet’s wanderlust would eventually lure her
to New York, a city she often visited during her formative years, and her love
affair with Manhattan began. She’d
promised herself that one day she would return for good.
and after graduating with a degree in Journalism, she decided to set out on a
journey to find her heart…just where she’d left it.
from a small town to New York City, where she has made her home ever since.
the side, she’s indulged in international travel, theater and art. A wine and food buff, she’s by no means a
connoisseur, but she can give a few good restaurant recommendations if you’re
in the city.
New York that’s so rich in culture and so very vibrant. Every neighborhood has
its own story to tell,” Juliet says. “I
often do my best plotting on the subway, just observing the lives unfolding around
me. New York truly has a billion stories
nestled between the skyscrapers.”
else—except for Paris, perhaps—and is a gushing cat-mom to a Russian Blue mix
who was rescued as a kitten from the streets of Brooklyn.