Publication Date: 8/16/13
Source: Received from author for review
Rating: 4 stars
They took everything from her.
Left her for dead.
She lost her whole life in New Orleans and fled to Seattle, hoping to find sanctuary from her dark past. Simone LeClair isn't sure if she'll ever love anyone again—or if she even wants to.
That is, until she meets the beautiful Aiden Meyers, a man with a myriad problems of his own, a man that wears different masks to keep his conflicting worlds separate from each other. For some strange reason, as soon as Simone lays her eyes on him, she can't look away. He's unlike any man she's ever met, and that makes him all the more unbelievable.
When she's with him, all her pain becomes a distant memory, pain that she believed she'd never escape. But as Aiden's walls start to crumble, and the worlds he juggles start to collide, Simone realizes he's dangerous in a whole new way - she's fallen hard for him, even though he's on a downward spiral that threatens to take her down with him.
Will Simone sink with him?
Or will she pull herself out before it's too late?
Full length (93,000 word) New Adult Contemporary Romance
Mature Content Warning: Contains adult language and content.
First things first, Be Here Now...Blew. My. Mind. Kaboom, it exploded. Okay so the first chapter horrified me and sucked me in completely. It was intense, and just really set things off in a direction that I was not expecting. The blurb does give a great idea into what is going to happen, but it really sucker punched me with what actually happened.
Then, the rest of the story happens and while Simone has every reason to act kind of like a crazy girl when she does, I had another eye opening experience with her meeting Aiden. She acts insane there for a while, but the greatest thing about it is how real life their relationship seems and he doesn't take her crap. I honestly didn't know how they got from point A to point B, because they did not get off on the right foot at all!
Well, things happen that I can't tell you, but Aiden and Simone start seeing each other. Aiden and Simone both have some serious past issues that have been holding them back but Aiden's mystique just changed almost every single time Simone saw him. When it says he has many faces, he does. He is cute hipster guy, confident rocker that leads his band, and really angry son that cannot forgive his father for past hurts. His highs and lows will make you question Simone's sanity more than once, but the good times are good...and that is enough right? ;)
I love when a heroine starts figuring stuff out for herself. Simone starts going back to therapy and that sort of honesty for a character is hard to write sometimes but I loved it. The tables turn in yet another unexpected way with Aiden and I hope that you too will be proud of both of their adult like choices. Maybe there isn't always adult like behavior but when push comes to shove the destructive behavior does take a backseat to realistic hard choices...thank goodness. This book was a seriously good surprise from Andrea Wolfe and I enjoyed it very much!!
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