Friday, October 25, 2013

Review: Hard to Handle by Jessica Lemmon

Title: Hard to Handle
Series: Love in the Balance
Author: Jessica Lemmon
Read copy: eBook
Published: October 1, 2013
Publisher: Forever
ISBN: 1455573795
ISBN-13: 9781455573790


Sadie Howard never dates a guy more than once-but Fate has other plans for her when it comes to Aiden Downey, the one that got away. Aiden loved her, left her, and broke her heart. Yet suddenly she's bumping into him at every turn, driven to distraction by his wicked grin and rock-hard body. Now she can't resist finishing what they started-as long as she doesn't let herself fall in love...


Aiden Downey threw away the best thing he ever had when he let Sadie go, and now he's determined to win back the woman he's always wanted. Sadie agrees to let him into her life-and her bed-as long as there are no strings attached. But Aiden's not about to make the same mistake again. Can he convince her to take a second chance on a once-in-a-lifetime love?

My rating:

***copy provided by publisher through NetGalley***

A year ago he broke her heart, because he decided to take care of his dying mother, now he's back...And they end up together.

That's what I was able to glean from what I read. Because I was unable to finish it. I started it, stopped, and read the last few chapters. That's it.
I just couldn't get into it. Maybe because of the whole backstory between the two, maybe because of the unbelievability of the backstory between the two (the part about them never sleeping together while they were actually together was just too much out there for this day and age, but maybe I'm just jaded)...Maybe it was just the author's voice that wasn't up my alley.
And then the final few chapters introduced the 'other side' of the heroine, the hide-behind-a-wall type that doesn't emerge from behind that wall until it's almost too late...Such a cliché. I guess we were lucky there was no near-death experience involved.

This just wasn't for me.


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