Genre: #DarkRomance #EnemiesToLovers #Triggers #ChildAbuse
My Rating: 5
Publication: October 16th 2019
Read: October 6th 2019 *Review copy provided by Author
POV: First-person dual perspectives
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Curves Ahead Synopsis:
Being a manwhore, Alexander has a reputation, a hard exterior that no woman has been able to crack. He’s a damn good cop, family man, and all round protector.
When the only woman who has been able to infiltrate that exterior gets in the line of fire, will he finally be able to let go of his fears, his past, and let her in completely, to be the hero that she needs?
Kristen is beginning to free herself from the hold of her parents – living life on her own terms. Until her nightmares become a harsh and frightening reality. She’s forced to ask for help from a family she never knew she had.
Can she resist Alexander and the sparks that fly during their little sparring matches, or will she surrender herself to the smooth talking cop that sets her soul on fire?
It’s Curves Ahead for these two… buckle up and enjoy the ride!
📝My Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Oh, wow! This book… incredible, intense and emotional. Tragic and heartbreaking.
Andi Jaxon is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. Her writing is magical and she is not afraid to cross boundaries of any kind. That’s right…..she goes there! I’ll warn you now that this book is NOT a fluffy romance! It is gut-wrenching, angsty and suspenseful. I’ll also warn you this book is heavy on triggers. While the most graphic of the abuse stems from memories, that won’t matter to your heart. You will be effected.
Alex and Kristin…….
The prior book to this one features Alex’s twin brother Alistair and Kristin’s best friend Ben. That book was also intense in very similar ways. Both books stand alone, however you will have a better reading experience if you read Learning Curve before or even after.
This is one of those times where I can’t say too much in my review. I don’t want to chance giving away, not even one tiny detail. There are moments you won’t understand, moments you won’t even see coming, moments your heart will break and most definitely, moments you will be fiercely angry. Not even justice being served will ease your soul.
Alex is a police officer. Because of circumstances in his past, Alex does not want to get to close to anyone. Especially a woman. He has a reputation of being with a lot of women which is one of the reasons, Kristin hates him so passionately. But as you know, there is a fine line between love and hate. Kristin and Alex become close and slowly become more than friends. One of the aspects I loved about this book was that these two didn’t become a couple until later; their relationship slowly morphing from enemies to friends to more.
I would describe this book as an enemies to lovers, dark romance trope with a huge helping of angst.
Kristin has her own demons. Or should I say nightmares. Kristin is dealing with so much and her reoccurring nightmares are starting to bleed into her daily life. Fear is prominent but she doesn’t understand why and when we find out, neither Kristin or the reader will be prepared.
I promise you this book has a wonderful ending, but not before this couple travel through the worst of Hell. I absolutely recommend this dark, intense, and emotional read. The writer’s flow is perfect: you won’t be able to put this book down. Andi Jaxon is definitely an author you should check out!
This is my honest review. Thank you for taking the time to read it.
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