I wasn’t supposed to kiss a stranger. But I did.
I definitely wasn’t supposed to like it. But I did.
And now I’m all caught up in the excitement of it.
The thrill and the anticipation of experiencing it again…with him.

Noah Alexander.

But there’s a whole list of reasons I should stay away from him,

One – he works for my father.
Two – he’s much older than I am.
Three – he told me to.

Yet there’s only one reason I shouldn’t… because I don’t want to.

I’m addicted to the fire that burns between us whenever we’re close. I’m addicted to the way he looks at me as if he desires and hates me at the same time. Call me a masochist, but the sound of his voice when he tells me all the things he wants to do to me right before he asks me to leave—it’s thrilling.

No matter how many times he warns that he’ll hurt me, I can’t stay away.

I won’t.

Hit the Author Up

Series:  TBC #1

My Rating: ★★★

This was everything you can expect from a Bella J book. However, it is very different from anything of hers that I’ve ever read. Not a bad thing, just different.

Noah Alexandra is a tortured man, plagued by the nightmares of his past. All he wants is a place to hide out. So, when he finds himself a job that provide board, it couldn’t be more perfect for him. When he plays along with the “make my ex-boyfriend kiss”, the last thing he expected was the chain of events that kiss put into motion. The last thing he needs is a woman evading his personal space, so he’s less than impressed by the woman who comes literally stumbling into his home in the middle of the night, and certainly don’t expect her to take over his every waking thought.

While I enjoyed reading this book, I’ve been sitting on this review for about 2 weeks now because I’m struggling with the knowledge that it’s a duet so more is to come, and the idea that I really didn’t feel like I know Noah at all. That’s what has kept the rating so low. He’s running from someone and/or something, but it’s unclear if it’s just the ghosts of his past or his ex-job. I get trying to keep a reader guessing, but I really would have liked to know him more, know his past better etc.

I liked Sienna’s fighting spirit. Her strength, her feistiness, but she was also so typical of a rich girl with daddy issues. She didn’t seem to have a life outside her relationship with Noah. I don’t know, I just struggled with this one.

While I usually hate slow burns, I would have welcomed it with this one. Some angst, the build up to them hooking up so I cant see them as individuals before whatever they become would have been nice. Nonetheless, I’m definitely looking forward to the next book.

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