(The McCallans, Book 1)
(This book includes mature content, including sex and language)
22-year-old Camryn Jacobs lost the love of her life once and vows to never kiss another guy unless she's in love with him. When she meets Teague, their attraction to one another is off the charts, and for the first time in two years, she wants to disregard her rule.
But Camryn makes a bet that he can't go just one week without kissing her. She's protecting her own fragile heart, but her wit and smart mouth end up driving Teague crazy.
When Teague is equally skilled at her challenge, their friendship turns complicated. He's not at all what she assumed, and he makes her feel things she never expected to feel. But sharing her true reasons for the no-kiss bet hurts too much and she keeps him in the dark.
Teague has his own secrets to hide, starting with his last name. It's the reason he left town--to lick his wounds until he can piece his life back together. His time with Camryn proves that it might actually be possible, but with the threat of his family and his past ruining all that he's finally gained, can he really take that risk again?
Loving might be easy; learning to trust again could be too difficult to achieve..
"I want to kiss you so bad it hurts."
There's SO much to say about this book but at the same time I can't to say much because it's just one of those books you HAVE to read to truly appreciate just how phenomenal it is.
From beginning to end it was just amazing and I had the biggest grin on my face. The characters were so funny, witty, sarcastic, natural, down to earth, and flat-out interesting! They all made me giggle and just laugh out loud through out most of the book. Leave it to Hadley Quinn to really develop not only the characters, but the plot and twist things up in the best, page turning way! I also absolutely loved the narration in this book! It helped me as a reader connect with ALL the characters.. even the "bad guys".
OK, so, about the story line..
Camryn has lost the love of her life and decided to not let just "any guy" kiss her. There's actually a very deep reason behind that, which of course, I won't say.. but just know that that scene in the book, broke my heart!!! Two years later after losing Zach, she finds herself in Oregon helping her flake of a mother deal with something and this is where she meets Teague, who's there trying to escape his own set of problems. And what problems he had!!!
Teague and Camryn have an AMAZING chemistry!!! They connect right off the bat. They make a bet in which Teague can't kiss Camryn for a week. Simple right?? WRONG!!!! Teague definitely knows how to make things interesting .... and steamy.. *wink*
"This isn't kissing you," he whispered, his breath and lips tickling her skin. "I'm just talking to you and happen to be very, very close to you."
"You smell good," he murmured. He brushed his lips along her skin, from her neck up to her ear, and then along her jaw. He pressed his cheek to hers and said, "Do you know how hard this is, not being able to melt against your mouth, suck on your lips, your tongue... You do know that, don't you."
Prepare to swoon while reading this book.. The way Teague treats Camryn?? He's very protective of her and just.. *sigh* I love Teague. They were just perfect for each other.. in every way. They learn to live again together... but of course not without a lot of things happening along the way.. like I said before.. leave it to Hadley Quinn to bring up little twists in the plot!
"Stay the fuck away from her. If you bother her again, you'll have me to deal with."
"My future is with you, Camryn. You're all I want. And I have so many things I want to share with you, to tell you, and I'm slowly learning to trust people again. Please be patient with me because I'm just an idiot that doesn't want to fuck this up with you."
"I want to be here with you. I need to be here with you," he said softly, kissing her mouth again. "You own me now Camryn Jacobs."
"I'll be making love to you until the sun comes up."
"It's supposed to rain all day tomorrow."
"Oh glory be to God, I hope so..."
This book really has it all.. great characters, romance, hot and swoony scenes, angst, funny and witty dialogue, page turning events.. I mean, really.. READ IT!
There's a lot of drama and a couple of "what the hell!!!" moments.
Can't write this review without mentioning Jay and Melanie!!! Jay - Teague's cousin and Melanie- Camryn's sister, sure add humor to the book!! and SQUEEEEEEEEEE Jay is getting his own book!! "Tame This" which will be out in 2014!!! Hey Hadley, will Melanie get her's too?? or will she be in Jay's?? hmmm.. LOL am I asking too much? I tend to do that hahaha :)
Ok soooo.. go buy this book!! really! I highly recommend it!
Oh and FYI... that ending?? LOOOOOOOOOOOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and the book tittle?? soooo not what you think it is *wink*
"I love you more than my own life..." - Teague
About the Author
"Hadley Quinn is a California native who lives for sunshine and surfing. She likes dance and kickboxing, and when she's not on the move, she settles somewhere with a good book or works on her own writing. Her first self-published novel in contemporary romance is The Fighter's Block. She is currently working on her second, Kiss This, which should be out by early spring. A self-proclaimed computer flunky, she's recently been trying to catch up with the world in technology. Find Hadley on Goodreads for now; maybe she'll add Twitter and Facebook one of these days!"
"Besides reading, I love cooking, gardening, chick flicks, music, dance, kickboxing, surfing, and sunshine. I've been choreographing dance for the past fifteen years and I love it. When I'm not shaking my booty, I'm dabbling with writing. Thanks for reading!"
10 Facts About Hadley Quinn:
1. I have a humongous dog that thinks he's a lapdog
2. I've never had sushi
3. I play co-ed soccer
4. I'm addicted to cherry Pepsi
5. My first kiss wasn't until I was 16
6. My favorite food is unoriginal (pizza!)
7. Rude and inconsiderate people disappoint me
8. Someday I would like to go skydiving
9. I love riding motorcycles
10. and...I need music like I need air to breathe!
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Read my review for The Fighter's Block: HERE