Five years ago, Embry Jacobs ran....
She ran from a past that still hasn't let her go, but her dream of becoming a lawyer is stronger than her fear of confronting that past. Embry's sole focus is to get through law school, with the help of her best friend, Morgan, and make something of the broken girl she became. Not thinking about falling in love, being in a relationship or even entertaining the idea of romance, Embry is moving forward one day at a time.
Luke Brody is charming and sexy, and has a past of his own. He wants nothing more than to put his demons to rest and move on with his life. But, when Embry enters the picture, is he destined to repeat those same mistakes?
Blindsided by their instant attraction, neither Luke nor Embry are prepared for the feelings they're developing. But will it all be for nothing?
Will they let their pasts destroy them, or will they risk everything to fight for their relationship when it all comes undone?
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Love 'Southern Sexy' and his 'Dirty South'
Overly dramatic and underwhelming
I really felt this book had potential just under the surface, but too many things interfered with where the story could go. Has the Author made a different choice in the stories direction I feel like I could have enjoyed it more. I would like to read a different series or standalone by the author. The narration was excellent and was what helped me through the story more than anything.
I would if it was a different book without these characters.
They did a great job with pacing and vocals, but the story was a slow paced story and is what pulled away from their performances.
No. This book had a lot of over elaborating of things, most that are un necessary of being described in such detail. The characters were hard to connect with, and I really tried to, believe me. Embry wasn't very likable. It felt like she took things that most people would deal with and move on and made them into these big elaborate productions of drama, and pity parties. Luke was sweet, but I couldn't relate to how he fell so hard for Embry when she was always so back and forth with him, and didn't really display anything that would seem appealing to him from my perspective.
I struggled to get through this book. In all honesty it would have been a DNF, but I felt that the author/narrators deserved to have me see it through, as I obtained my copy free from audiobook boom for an unbiased review. So here is what I did like, I liked the tenderness of the Hero with how he handles the heroine. I liked the sub characters and how they handle the heroine, and I like that the heroine has a drive to succeed. Here is what I disliked, the blurb did not give any hint this would end up being a teacher/student genre romance, while I have read them before I am not particularly a fan of them and I would not had opted to review this book had I known that because I am not the audience for it. In the future I hope this author finds a way to disclose genres even sub ones so that the appropriate audience is targeted. Secondly the obstacles in the story, while not nice, didn't feel like they warranted the reaction the heroine had. When I found out what sent her fleeing her past, while I new it was a bad situation, it still made me think "huh, she hid and ran and kept it secret for THAT?" It felt like she blew it way out of proportion and she could have found a different solution. Third the book was left on a cliff hanger. While I don't normally take issue with that, I really felt that had the author cut out the over dramatics, the over elaboration of things, and redirected the plot outline away from things that were sub plots that didn't drive the story forward (or followed through with some more) the two books could have been pulled all together into the various angsty, sexy, romance driven direction this story had the potential to reach. For me it could have been so much more, but just felt mediocre and flat. I really feel the author has fantastic writing skills but this story just wasn't for me.
- lisa cravens