In the last six months, Ashley’s life has been one disappointment after another. She walked in on her boyfriend with another woman, leaving her needing a new place to live and a mountain of debt. As if that wasn’t enough, her ex convinces her that his infidelity is her fault for being unadventurous in bed.
Deep down Ashley has always had the desire to be wild but has been held back by her own insecurities. She’s desperate to break free, but she’s fearful of how people will judge her if they know her inner desires. She wants nothing more than to lose herself in sex that pushes her to the limit, but she hasn’t found anyone she trusts enough to take her there until she meets Tanner.
Tanner doesn’t trust anyone outside of his inner circle easily. The infamous, media proclaimed playboy, quarterback is tired of people using him for money, connections and to get their fifteen minutes of fame. Determined to protect his image and himself, he makes sure to keep most people at arm’s length until Ashley is thrown into his life. He’s inexplicably drawn to her, and she needs his help in more ways than one. But to help her, he’ll need to let her in.
There’s an immediate attraction and connection that neither can deny, but can both of them get past their inhibitions and find what they are looking for in each other or will everything backfire in their faces?
My bad luck first started six months ago, when I discovered my boyfriend, Jason, had been cheating on me. I suppose if you asked my mother though, she’d say my bad luck had started two and half years ago, when I started dating Jason. My parents never liked him.
“He just rubs me the wrong way, Ashley,” my mother had always said. “He’s not the guy for you.” She’d claimed that it wasn’t one thing in particular but that something about Jason as a whole just didn’t sit right with her. Either way, she was right. I guess mother’s intuition really is accurate… But I’ve never told her the real reasons we broke up or how much debt he put me in before we did. Let’s just say I don’t want to see the look on her face if she found out the truth about Jason. She’d say that since she’d been right about my choice in him, maybe I should consider another career before it turned out she was right about that as well.
Jason and I had shared an apartment in Jersey City. That is until I’d found him having an afternoon romp in our sheets with someone who certainly wasn’t me one Thursday when he should have been working, and I kicked him out.
I’d come home early that day to grab a few outfit choices to bring with me to my best friend Quinn’s. We were heading to the city that night so I could check out a hit club for the weekend edition of the paper. I’d known that something was off the minute I walked through the door. A pair of women’s shoes lay on the living room floor. They were not mine. I didn’t own electric blue stilettos.
Then I heard them.
So, this is where I tell you how amazing it is being a blogger! I received an email slightly different from the generic ones that get lost in the sea of inbox mail. How glad am I that I spotted it and agreed to review this book!
I went into this read a little apprehensive, not knowing a great deal about the author. Glad I didn’t read up on other opinions of Kimberly’s writing too.
Firstly we meet Ashley who is having the worse luck as of late. She manages to bag herself a chance to shine, impress and progress at work. This entails an interview with Tanner, a home town sports star who is loved by many on and off the playing field!
Tanner having issues with journalists and the lies they print about him, reluctantly gives the interview. When Ashley is late, Tanner is far from impressed, then she turns her questioning personal on him and he’s not a happy bunny. There is an atmosphere/connection between the two characters which is intense and you can just imagine the sparks flying.
After reading the first few chapters I was hooked enough to not want to put the book down! The couple face obstacles in many forms and I enjoyed watching them adapt and learn together. Tanner’s charm and warmth was so endearing and at times you wanted to shake Ashley out of her insecurities.
The cliffhanger ending was a total surprise though! – Good job there’s not long to wait until the next in the series!!
If you like fast paced, romance with a few hot damn scenes this is the book for you!
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Kimberly is a stay at mom of four crazy beautiful children. She lives in New Jersey with her husband of ten years and enjoys every minute of her never dull life. She loves a good book that is impossible to put down and you will mostly likely find her reading in her downtime, unless of course, there is a football game on.
Inhibitions is her debut novel.
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