My rating: 4 of 5 stars
And I just broke my rule of no holding stares with the one I'm having sex with because for me staring while having sex was way too intimate and reserve only for real lovers. It is like connecting not only your body but also your soul. But Damon is an exception. He is always the exception to every rule I had. With him I tended to break all boundaries and let him in.
Firstly, I would also like to thank the author for allowing me to get this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
MY REACTION AFTER READING THE BOOK
I seriously want to cry with happiness!
I want to give this book a big round of applause as it really deserve it. Honestly, I didn't really expect to like it so much.
It has the right mix of everything.
I loved the pace. I'm usually the one who hates slow paced stories but I will have to say that with this one it fits perfectly.
The story was simple but it will pull your heartstrings.
It won't make you cry buckets of tears but after reading this book it will make you feel hopeful.
Hopeful that someday, no matter how wrong things are at the present, will always end up on a happy note.
Here is the GIST
Amanda Sparks had to take two jobs to get her twin brother to medical school.
She was a waitress in the morning and at night she gets paid to pleasure men.
She wasn't expecting her life to change when she met the handsome billionaire Damon Rhodes.
Damon Rhodes was every woman's fantasy.
Not only was he rich, educated and a perfect gentleman he was also unbelievably goodlooking.
What more can you ask for?
He was the perfect catch.
Damon offers Amanda a new job.
That she will accompany him wherever he need to go and in return he will pay her.
Amanda grabbed the opportunity as she desperately needed the money.
As they spent more time together, she started to feel something she wasn't suppose to.
She knew that she doesn't belong in Damon's world no matter how hard she tries.
Damon wants Amanda and would stop at nothing to get her no matter how much she pushes him away.
But can love really overcome all obstacles?
Is love really enough for two different people to be together?
I have to be really honest.
I didn't really expect that I would fall in love with this book.
Usually, I judge books by its covers.
I know. I know. You're not supposed to do that but I do. It's a bad habit of mine and I am planning to change that stupid habit.
And when I was asked to review this book, I immediately said yes.
Well not because I didn't like the cover but because I found the blurb here in goodreads good and its something I knew I'd read and really want to give it a try even if I wasn't really a fan of the cover.
But mind you, the content was so much more.
For those of you who does the bad thing about judging the book by its cover, stop!
You'll miss out amazing books like this one.
MEET THE CHARACTERS
She's tall, blonde, pretty and very good in baking. I liked Amanda really. She takes good care of her twin. Although in my opinion it should be the other way around. He should be the one doing all the work and not her but it did get explained in the book why she did it instead of her brother. It's not hard to love Amanda. She was strong and helpful and kind. I felt sad that she had to do what she does though. She didn't deserve that and I think that's one of the reasons I think she's special. I didn't like her though when she kept on denying to herself that she still could be loved. She kept on telling herself that no one will ever love her because of the job that she's doing but she's wrong. She's so wrong. Everyone deserves a chance to be loved.
*PS: I still think Ian Sommerhalder would be perfect for Damon. Again. :p*
Damon. Well. What is there to say about this guy? He's perfection. He was understanding. He is everything a girl could ever ask for. He was sweet. He was thoughtful. Well at first I thought he was going to be hard but then he totally won me over the more I got to see him. Damon. Damon. Damon. Where art my Damon? I want my Damon too!! Geezz.. Like I said, what is it with guys with the name of Damon??? Why do they all have to be so hot?! I want mine!! Kidding aside, I loved Damon. Like Amanda, he wasn't hard to love. His character was also flawed. He gets jealous. He was stubborn but damn he is just a total sweetheart.
Turn this guy blonde and he is your Trey Lockhart! :)
Who's Trey? No he's not the brother. Amanda's brother's name is Aiden.
So are you guys curious who this handsome devil is?
Well he's just a son of a senator.
Oh and before I forget he's also a movie star!!
Amanda is just one lucky girl isn't she? :p
I won't tell you what Trey's role is going to be because it will be too much of a spoiler but like the two, he is just too easy to love.
I loved Trey and I hope the next book would be about him.
AMANDA + DAMON = A FAIRYTALE COME TRUE
Seriously. What happened to Amanda is a dream come true for every girl.
Every girl deserves to be happy.
It doesn't matter if you're a hooker or you're an innocent virgin.
Every girl deserves to be showered with love and treated with respect.
And Damon right here is the perfect example of how a man should treat a woman, never judging the girl based on the mistakes she did before.
Likewise, it is the same for the girls.
You can't just someone based on their past.
That's why its called past because it was all behind them and you.
All I could say is that Amanda and Damon fit together like two pieces from different puzzles. It doesn't matter how different it was, they still fit together.
- i'm impressed with the pacing of the story. it wasn't too fast nor was it too slow. usually i get impatient with this kind of storytelling but it all worked for me. kudos to that! ^__^
- the characters were all well developed. i loved how amanda did not immediately jump into a relationship with damon. i would have but of course that's just me. i wanted to strangle her but hey I guess its part of the cham of the book.
- i love the addition of Trey. ^_^
- it was a HEA story. i love it when books end when they should end. i hate it when some extend it and ends up ruining the whole story for me.
- usually NA books have very mature scenes in it but on here, it wasn't really as graphic which was a good thing for me.
- oh last but not the least, she's a Filipino too!! I am so proud of her and makes me want to continue my writing too! she's an inspiration
I am seriously thankful for the opportunity that was given to me by the author to read and review this book! I had a great time knowing the characters and their story. I will drop a spoiler though and say that this story is a HEA but don't we all love HEA? I know I do.
The good thing about this story is how it tells the story of two different people finding love. It doesn't matter what status you belong to in life, when love comes knocking, you would know it and it will hit you before you could even duck and hide.
I highly recommend it. I think my only concern with this book is the cover. I wasn't really a fan of it but all in all it was a good book! I loved reading every minute of it.
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