Sometimes, a chance meeting is just the push you need in order to break free from the darkness within…
My name is Emma, I’m 23, and I’ve never been kissed. I’m no virgin…But kissing is too intimate, too intense, and I don’t want that – not ever. I like sex, though, and most of my hook-ups don’t seem to mind the no-kissing part.
But then I meet Daniel, who’s such a geek, and definitely not the kind of guy I’d normally take an interest to. He’s the shy, quiet type, but with such a charming smile, and he makes my heart race – something I’ve never experienced before.
Daniel has his own issues to work through, and I know my hardened heart shouldn’t melt when he looks at me. I really shouldn’t be falling for him, either, but somehow, he manages to tear down my walls, and I’m scared…because once he learns my secrets, he’ll want nothing to do with me.
All I know is that Daniel makes me feel things that I have never felt before – but do I dare let down my walls and confide in him?
Will I let him be my first kiss?
This is my story, and I’ll reveal everything in my own sweet time…
Just don’t expect all the hearts-and-flowers stuff.
Life is messy, and mine is no different…
INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS
***Due to possible ‘triggers’ and adult situations (yes, there is lots of sex in this book) it is not recommended to persons under the age of 18.
Suppressed secrets lead Emma to have panic attacks, lots of one stand stands and zero intimacy…until she meets Daniel, the geeky, unsure, innocent nephew of her boss. His presence alone changes something in Emma, forcing her to want to deal with her issues and face her demons. This one is a slow burn – if you’re looking for fast and loose, then you’re not going to be pleased; but really – just allow yourself the pleasure of the slow build. When it finally erupts, it’s worth it.
I really really liked Daniel and his sweet naivety. His issues were present, but not too much of a focus. He’s a bit of a contradiction: he may be inexperienced, but he’s a hell of a dirty talker. I’m chalking that one up to an over active imagination and porn research. Well done, Daniel. Emma has a lot more experience – like a lot a lot. However, she’s somehow managed to never actually kiss anyone. How you can possibly manage to have THAT many sexual encounters and dodge The Kiss?! It’s sort of impressive if you think about it.
I wasn’t really sure where the author was going with some of the storyline. I felt that clues were being dropped for big blowouts that never came. I’m not upset that the Big Misunderstanding didn’t happen – I was just confused about why I was led to believe it was going to happen. I digress…
ANYWAY, I was pretty pleased that Emma wasn’t stringing Daniel along while she tried to figure things out. The relationship between the two of them just works and the story flowed well. Daniel is incredibly patient and Emma is giving all that she can – even when it’s not much. Oh. & the sex is really hella freaking hot. I’m a bit scorched.
Sexual tension, scattered emotions and all consuming love highlight this plot. Overall, a very sweet story of what happens when you allow yourself to FEEL. 3.75 stars!
[I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review]
About Karen Ferry
Karen Ferry is a thirty-something writer, wife to a quiet, laidback man, and mother to a gorgeous, stubborn, redheaded girl who keeps her parents on their toes.
Karen tends to have a short fuse if she does not get a proper caffeine fix first thing in the mornings, but she is, in fact, a gentle person deep down.
Karen loves Italian food and wine, travelling, and spending time with her family. When she is not writing, she reads – her favourite genres are New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Erotica and Romantic Suspense. She can never get enough of romance. Or of too many book boyfriends, either.
Even though Karen is Danish, she has always felt more at ease writing stories in English, and she has not read a book in her native tongue in over ten years.
She can be very outspoken and a complete fan girl of other authors online but will, in fact, be very shy once she meets you in person.