Bad boy professional Motocross rider, Jesse Morrison, knows how to leave an impression. Except lately, it has mostly been bad impressions. Frustrated and wounded, he surrounds himself with women, booze and drugs. After getting kicked out of his brother's house, he relocates to California for the summer to crash at his uncle's place.
In Santa Monica, Jesse meets the one woman who can lead him back on the right path., beautiful twenty-two year old, Niki Milani. Only one problem; she is not interested. Niki has her own demons to fight. A past that left her emotionally abandoned by her own blood, her father. She keeps her heart guarded and finds it difficult to trust a man again. Especially not a bad boy player who is more messed up than she. However, Jesse never backs down from a challenge. Armed with a sizzling attraction, he is determined to prove to Niki that there is more to him than what appears on the surface. That he is the one who can heal her heart.
Becky's 4.75 Star Review
When I was asked to read this by Eve for a review, I anxiously said YES! I am a sucker for bad boys, some of my favorite book boyfriends are bad boys. I will definitely be adding Jesse to this list.
The story starts out with us getting to know Jesse Morrison. He is a hot MESS! He is basically the a man whore to end all man whores. He don't care what happens to him after he screws up his hand in a motorcross race. He is basicly drinking, doing drugs, and sleeping around without a care in the world. Without racing, he feels that his life is pretty much useless. After one near death experience, he brother decides that it is time for a change of scenery and sends him to help out their uncle in California.
We also meet Niki. She is a 22 year old just graduating college student who is trying to decide what she wants to do with her life. She has always done what was expected of her from her over protective/opinionated father and decides it is time to live her own life. She moves out of his house and in with her fun loving best friend, take a year off between law school and college and decides to find herself. Along the way- she finds Jesse.
"Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
It was fun to watch Jesse and Niki evolve and their relationship to grow. While they are doing that, they are growing as characters that you start to root for and hope that they get their HEA, but will they? I will admit at the beginning of the book I was not loving Jesse at all. He was one of those characters that you wanted to punch and ask "WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU THINKING". I loved Niki from the start. She was a girl with spunk and was not going to let a little bump in the road get in her way. With her best friend at her side she is learning the world, and having fun at the same time.
Some of my favorite moments of the book are when Jesse and Niki are getting to know each other and evolve into the people that they are at the end of the book. Opening up to one another about their pasts and what they want in the future. Jesse gets help that he never expected from Chase, a friend of Niki's from high school and Jesse's co-worker at the bar his uncle owns.
One of my favorite quotes from the book are when Jesse and Niki are talking about Jesse having any help from a therapist for the problems he was having. His answer "Yes, I had some help. His name is Jack. Jack Daniels".
It does take a bit of time for these two to "Get to it" per say, but when they do WOW OH WOW is it HOT!
Eve Carter has me hooked and the end of the book was not enough for me. I can't wait for the end of August when she gives us Book 2. There are some cliffy's in this book that defiantly rake you in for it!
About Eve Carter
Eve Carter is a true romantic at heart and with a modern contemporary erotic twist to her romance novels, you had better fasten your seatbelt, as the ride is always fun, exciting and fiery.
Living in Southern California, but a mid-westerner at origin, Eve finds plenty of inspiration for her books in her own exciting life. Fascinated with the written word and its power to guide the imagination, Eve started writing short stories and later took Creative Writing classes in college. She graduated from The University of Iowa with a B.A. in Journalism and an M.A. in Higher Education.
Breathless, Eve’s new novel, is the first book in the Jesse series and the follow-up to her successful erotic romance trilogy, Deceived.
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