Saturday, April 16, 2016

ARC Review of Beautiful Distraction

Goodreads Summary:
Kellan Boyd always gets what he wants—except that one infuriating city girl who bumped into his new chick magnet sports car, dared to call him a jerk, and basically threw his pity check in his face.

Fast forward three months later. When Ava Cross suddenly knocks on his door in the middle of a storm, soaking wet and in dire need of help, he’s determined to settle old scores and finally get her between the sheets where she belongs.

Ava knows Kellan is a complex man with a dark past and a wild reputation he can’t deny. Forced to stay, Ava begins a desperate search for the truth about the one man she wants to despise and quickly discovers that the passion she feels for him isn’t just deep…it’s dangerous to her heart.

Kellan is a beautiful distraction. When the traps of her own weakness stand in the way, Ava is faced with one choice only: peel off the layers of a man who is a wild cowboy at heart.

Author’s note – Beautiful Distraction is a full-length standalone novel with no cliffhanger. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18. 

My Review:
I knew from page 1 that I was going to like this book. The tension between Kellan and Ava is evident from their first meeting. You gotta love the intense first encounters. We then fast forward a few months and Ava and her friend are on their way to a concert in Montana. Unfortunatly for them, they get caught in a terrible storm. Ava leaves the car to try to find help and the house she finds is none other then Kellan's. They one man she never wanted to see again. I was torn right away about Kellan. I couldn't tell if he was a nice guy or not. It seems that these two are destined to come together like a severe thunderstorm. There are secrets brewing. Things that could ruin everything. Will they survive this or will the storm destroy them? 

I went back and forth with Kellan. Sometimes I loved him. Like he melted me. Other times I wanted to smack him. I guess that is the making of a great character. I feel like I got emotional whiplash from these characters! Kellan is convinced he will get Ava to sleep with him. I think he was a little unprepared to get such a fight from her. She obviously finds the guy attractive and wants him. I am glad she didn't just give in and sleep with him. The chase and tension was what made the story so enjoyable. I was excited for when it actually happened though. It was bound to be an intense crazy experience!

J.C. Reed has managed to blow my mind yet again with her awesome writing. This quickly became one of my favorite books from her. Be sure to go get your own copy!

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