My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher: Big Dog Books
Date Published: April 16th 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Nix is super hot and a bit of a douche. I can't say I blame him. I can be bitchy and I haven't ever gone through what he has. Nothing close to it. Emily is adorable. In a grown woman kind of way.
Nix is a former marine filled with demons. He harbors guilt and isolates himself from people by focusing on his metalwork and building motorbikes.
Emily is a former first-class snob and bitch. She still struggles getting control over her life. Her parents want her to present an image she doesn't want, and to date the guy they want.
When Emily nearly crushes Nix under her car, and actually ruins his motorcycle, she ends up working for him to pay off the debt.
I want to be the first to say that these two are the most awesome couple in the world! Emily is just... cute, in this weird, clueless girly way. And Nix has a weird sense of humor and he's hotter than the sun.
Love the book. I'm going to read the first one (which I should've done in the first place, but I didn't know there was a first one. I don't think it matters what order you read them in anyway).
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“There is a vulnerability there, hovering just below the surface. And I want to pick at it until I expose it. Then I want to kiss it."
Two years ago, Emily Burnham, had an epiphany about the shallowness of her life. And she made it her mission to become a different person…a better woman. Out from under the controlling thumb of her mother, Emily is tasting the real world for the first time. And she likes it.
Nixon Caldwell has served his time in the Marine Corps, surviving two brutal tours in Afghanistan. He is back home, surrounded by what he likes best…isolation. It's certainly the best way to avoid confrontation of the consuming guilt that is weighing him down.
When an accident brings Emily and Nix together, he soon learns he is not the master of his own fate. Struggling with his own pain, Nix tries to guard himself against Emily’s charms. He wants her in his bed, but he doesn’t want her in his heart.
Having grabbed life by the horns, Emily wants it all. But is she willing to accept just the small part of himself that Nix is offering? Can she reach the part of his soul that he has deemed to be Off Limits?
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