Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Review: A Mess of a Man (Cruel & Beautiful #2) by A.M. Hargrove & Terri E. Laine

*****5 Stars*****
I loved finally being able to read Ben's love story! Although not as emotionally heartbreaking as Drew and Cate's story was in Cruel & Beautiful, I did shed some tears throughout my reading. These two authors did another amazing collaboration together and I hope they do it again soon! This book sucked me in and led me on an emotional journey to the very end.
Ben is the ultimate playboy womanizer until he meets Sam. They have intense chemistry from the beginning and start off as being nothing more than a casual thing. What starts off casual quickly becomes more. But Ben has a reason for only wanting casual. After losing his best friend who was like a brother to him a little over a year ago to cancer he can't stand to lose anyone close to him again. While he is dealing with his past, Sam is dealing with a personal dilemma that could tear them apart forever. Will Sam be his game changer or will her secrets tear them apart forever? I empathize with Sam and Ben and what they were each going through. Those are both very hard situations to get a handle on. Although I fell in love with Ben by the end, he was a huge jerk for part of the time. At times he had me wanting to reach into my Kindle and shake some sense into him but he wormed his way into my heart by the end.
Even though the authors state that this is a standalone, I highly recommend reading Cruel & Beautiful where Ben is first introduced. This will give you some more background knowledge on all the struggles Ben went through when his best friend died of cancer. I very much look forward to reading more from these two amazing authors.
Reviewed by Ashley Ziegler
From USA TODAY BESTSELLING authors of Cruel and Beautiful, A.M. Hargrove and Terri E. Laine bring the next book in the Cruel and Beautiful series. It is a new full-length standalone New Adult Contemporary Romance.

Womanizer, Man Whore, Player, Heartbreaker are all familiar names to Ben Rhoades. He prefers Money Man or Sex God, but he doesn’t let other people’s opinions rule him. And he’s only gotten worse without his compass, his best friend, whose devastating death at a young age has taught him a valuable lesson about not getting too close to anyone … ever. Until one smart and stubborn woman with eye-catching curves throws him for a loop and refuses to be tamed.

Samantha Calhoun has her life on track even after the shattering break-up with the guy she’d thought she’d wanted to marry. With her chin held high, she focuses on her career, building her business and making a success of it all. Only a chance meeting has her lost in a set of alluring steel gray eyes that have her steps faltering and her heart leaping out of her chest. Forewarned by not-so-flattering rumors plus his no-holds-bar rules, she tries desperately to play his game while guarding her heart.

Only they have no idea of the journey they’re about to undertake when their lives collide. Ultimately they’ll tackle the biggest test of their lives because she is his game changer. The one, who through the ensuing wreckage, can domesticate the mess of a man that he is.

No comments:

Post a Comment