Ready to Love
by Franca Storm
A Damaged Hearts Novel #1
Publication Date: August 10, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance

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She is the one woman who is always off limits…

College rocker and infamous playboy, John Kingston, has screwed his way through most of the women on campus. But there’s one woman he will never touch: his best friend and band mate, Nicki. For four years, he’s been her protector and her confidant.

When arrogant frat guy, Axel, attempts to make a claim on her, John suffers a painful wakeup call, quickly realizing that his feelings for Nicki are not purely platonic. Recognizing that Axel’s intentions are anything but innocent, John’s possessiveness spirals out of control, sparking a dangerous feud.

Nicola Lewis can’t bear to be touched. Haunted by an awful past that she has been unable to escape, she has kept her distance from the opposite sex. And she’s been just fine living her life that way: safe and uncomplicated with no chance of getting hurt again.

Until an unexpected kiss changes everything…

But John and Nicki must decide whether the burgeoning desire between them is worth the risk. Is this a case of love conquers all, or a huge mistake that could destroy everything?



Rock band romance slams into a stalker trope New Adult story in Franca Storm’s Ready To Love! Bad boy, playboy John has always been there for Nikki. They’ve practically grown up together, write songs together, and play in the same band together. John saved Nikki from a traumatic event that has scarred her deeply and he continues to save her again and again when the nightmares return.

Yet, they never let themselves cross that line. John just isn’t ready to give up the groupies – until his rival starts to show interest in Nikki, slapping him in the face with reality. But that’s only a snippet of this wild love story. Nikki and John have plenty of obstacles to overcome while they attempt to build a new part of their relationship and imbed it onto firm ground.

Full of disagreements, boxing, music & love, the plot was enjoyable, but a bit cumbersome. I occasionally felt that there was just too much going on and the immature fighting was a little over the top. The ending was sort of rushed – but on the whole, this book still made me smile. John and Nikki are fun and sweet, even though their youth betrays them. I loved how patient John was with her, how he fell completely head over heels, and how he loved being whipped.

If you love a reformed manwhore, an inexperienced heroine, overcoming of inner demons wrapped in a new adult package, you’ll love this one! **3.5 stars**

[I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review]

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About Franca Storm

Franca was born in Surrey, England and currently lives in Niagara Falls, Canada with her husband and their labrador, Rocky.

She is a long-time lover of erotica and romance novels, especially those with sexy-as-sin alpha males. She decided to try her hand at writing her own and writing romance is now her obsession and the perfect way to put her dirty mind to good use!

Her writing spans many different sub-genres of romance: contemporary, biker romance, paranormal romance, new adult, romantic erotica and romance suspense. She’s got a ton of stories to tell and many more works up her sleeve.

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