|3.5 All For Brody Stars|
Once Loved is book #2 in the Shattered Past Series, I was lucky enough to get an ARC of book #1 in this series Once Perfect here’s a link to my review. So when I was offered a copy of Once Loved I jumped at the chance to read the next instalment in the series.
Once Loved features Teo from Once Perfect sister Lety, I’m going to be honest and say that the only thing I remember about her character was that she seemed like a bit of a bitch.
This book gives us a much more insightful view of Lety and although yes she is a bit of a hardass her behaviour all seems justified. Lety portrays this hard exterior but she really does have a soft centre and within a few chapters I actually found her character really earnest and endearing. I’m not sure I would say I liked her but I sympathised with her.
Lety at times was a bit of a whiner and the self deprecating, self sacrificing stuff is only endearing for so long until it just becomes a bit annoying.
Now Brody is a completely different kettle of fish, I loved him from the first time he opened his mouth. He is 100% cheeky chappy and his brand of weird humour constantly broke up the angst and drama that surrounded Lety.
This book is a bit of a drama overload at times what with Lety’s dad and Brody’s stuff, I felt really sorry for the poor couple at times they just couldn’t get a break.
I’m so glad that the bad guy got dealt with, I love a good sociopath and he was a brilliant villain but I did feel that his time had come.
It was lovely to catch up with Teo and Evie, I loved them in the first book and Teo’s hardman attitude is just really funny.
This book really lays the groundwork for the next three or four books. So which one is coming next? Sophia and Killan, Alice and Razor or Piper and Meathead. I’m intrigued to read any and all of them so I’m just looking forward to the next instalment.
I enjoyed this book but Lety wasn’t my favourite female lead so Once Loved gets 3.5 stars from me.
Someone knocked on the front door of the townhouse, sparing me.
Piper stood. “I’ll get it.” She pointed at Alice before heading into the foyer. “And don’t forget to play nice with the boys.” She cupped her hand and made a bouncing motion. “Gentle, gentle.”
“I will,” Alice promised.
Jesus. sweet, shy, mousy had had more sex than I had. My life wasn’t a complete waste or anything.
The front door creaked open. “Hey, cuties,” Piper sang. She walked back in smiling with Brody and a couple other RAs, Matt Hade, aka Meathead, and Razor.
Brody smiled when he saw me and took a seat beside me. I was relieved he still seemed glad to see me. We hadn’t spoken since yesterday. “Hey,” he said.
“Hey.” I swallowed the remainder of my popsicle before Piper had any more bright ideas.
He swept my hair behind my back. “How’s it going?”
Thanks to Piper’s “what makes penises perky” demo, his brief contact heated my skin. I tried not to react, but I couldn’t hide the smile or blush he caused. “Good. Dean Riley gave me permission to take another job. I went on an interview for a CNA position this afternoon and was offered a part-time gig. Some weekends, some overnights, but I think I can handle it.”
He frowned. “Letz, I don’t like the idea of you spending the night at some stranger’s house.”
“They seem nice. Besides, I need to work.” I motioned to where Piper was flirting with Meathead and tried to change the subject. Patient rights wouldn’t have allowed me to spill any details, but nothing I could have said would have eased his mind. “My girls here were just helping me rearrange my schedule so I’d have my RA duties covered. What are you guys up to?”
Brody shrugged. “Just heading back from the Coopersburg diner. We saw you in the window when we were passing by and wanted to see what you were doing.”
I froze. “You saw us in the window?”
He cocked his head to the side. “Yeah . . . why?”
Piper spoke up. “Oh, we were just ironing out the finer details of giving head.”
And well, didn’t that snag everyone’s attention?
Razor stopped fiddling with the spiked collar around his neck. “No shit. You were seriously talking blow jobs?”
Piper stared at him like it was obvious. “Of course, that’s what girls do in dorm rooms.”
It was only because Meathead was fair-skinned that his blush trumped mine and Alice’s. He crossed his gigantic arms and grinned. “That’s .”
CECY ROBSON is the New Adult and Contemporary author of the Shattered Past series, and the award winning author of the Weird Girls Urban Fantasy Romance series. A self-proclaimed professional napper, Cecy counts among her talents a jaw-dropping knowledge of useless trivia, the ability to make her hair big, and a knack for breaking into song, despite her family’s vehement protests. A full-time writer, registered nurse, wife, and mother living in the South, Cecy enjoys spending time with her family and silencing the yappy characters in her head by telling their stories.
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Once Loved by Cecy Robson
Shattered Past #2
He’s the campus golden boy. She’s picking up the pieces of her broken past. But in Cecy Robson’s scorching novel of second chances—perfect for readers of Monica Murphy and J. Lynn—their differences only make their connection more explosive.
Every memory Lety Tres Santos has from her childhood comes with a scar—some emotional, some physical. Her father is an abusive drug addict, and her mother enables his destructive behavior. College offers Lety a fresh start . . . until her father finds a way to ruin that, too. Now, after losing her scholarship to kick off junior year, Lety must somehow stay in school, pay tuition, and turn a deaf ear to the whispers that follow her. And she intends to do it all without Brody Quaid’s help.
Brody is a lacrosse star, a 4.0 student—and as a freshman, he fell hard for the beautiful and spirited Lety. But their relationship crashed and burned because he couldn’t break through the walls she’s put up around her heart. With Lety hurting more than ever, Brody strives to win her back and make her believe in real love and true partnership. That will mean opening up secrets locked away in his own past—and trusting someone more than he’s ever dared.
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