From the New York Times best-selling author of Collide and Pulse comes a gritty new novel about a shattered young woman who unexpectedly falls for two best friends.
They were a storm I never saw coming, an unforeseen heartbreak on the edge of a dangerous cliff.
Amber Moretti's life changes in the span of minutes. An orphaned outsider, she is desperate to start fresh the moment she walks onto campus. In the time it takes to cross the university's dining hall, she meets two men who bring color, air, and light to her darkened world.
They became my addiction, each a needle to my next hit, my high.
Brock Cunningham's appeal is dizzying, a potent force Amber can't deny. A green-eyed smooth talker, he instantly attracts Amber. It doesn't take long for him to consume her every thought.
Ryder Ashcroft, a blue-eyed, tattooed, and pierced bad boy, turns Amber off immediately - that is until he kisses her, stealing a piece of her heart.
They were as opposite as fire and ice, yet I ached for them equally.
Never knowing she could be broken down in so many unexpected ways, Amber finds herself falling for both men.
Immoral? Maybe. I say undeniable. Uncontained.
But one devastating event changes everything - and Amber isn't sure she can recover from it.
©2015 Gail McHugh (P)2015 Simon & Schuster
Audible Addict!!! My Favorite books have change since joining Audible and my taste for erotic has enhanced! Follow me to the dark side. ;)
I can not explain how surprised I was with this book. It was hot, intriguing, mysterious, suspenseful and very well written. This book is worth every and any credit. My only complaint is that the second book has not even been released on hard copy. That means a long wait for the audible version. Note To Author: Don't wait too long because we will get frustrated and move on to other books with complete series. I'm about to listen to it again 👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾
I am an avid reader, not a professional book reviewer. I gladly offer my opinion of the books I read/listen to.
I admire the prose Gail McHugh weaves putting her talent down on paper. This story is a love triangle ... but not your typical love triangle. There is darkness in all three characters including the heroine. Somehow McHugh manages to get you to sympathize with all three despite their short comings. Be warned .... there is a cliff hanger which I hope will be resolved in book 2 of the series. I had high hopes it would be a one story event, but not. This story is full of sex, unresolved feelings, friendship and love. Credit worthy, in my opinion.
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
I was totally mesmerised, addicted, captured and finally blown away by this gut wrenching storyline about three emotionally damaged characters who found themselves caught up and entwined in a passionate, bitter-sweet and ultimately tragic love story - one of desperation, need, obsession and all-consuming love. Each character had their demons and, when the tattooed, pierced and gorgeous Ryder, first laid eyes on Amber in the Campus Cafeteria he knew he had met a soul that was crying out to be saved as much as his was.... but unfortunately he acted like a conceited horny dog and that's when his best friend, the equally handsome, equally damaged and equally aroused Brock, seized his chance.
Four months went by where tensions built, needs flared, attractions grew and the relationship between Brock and Amber became intense and all consuming but in the wings was Ryder whose feelings for Amber were getting out of control and their mutual chemistry was explosive. Brock and Ryder also had 'business' dealings together which took a catastrophic, dramatic and deadly turn which changed everything and brought into play a very sinister, evil and dangerous enemy with retribution, vengeance and murder in mind.
First the friendship and interweaving love story is intense, sensual and sexy, then the pulse-pounding drama filled chapters when the 'pick up' goes wrong will have you gasping in disbelief and those chapters are followed by a beautiful respite as all three fiercely, erotically and passionately act on their lust crazed libidos which will lull you into a false sense of security. Because nothing, no nothing, can prepare you for the heartbreaking chapters that follow.... and then finally the horror filled nightmare that plunges everyone's lives in danger. But the cliffhanger, that you dread and know is coming, will, quite frankly, inject fear, shock and terror into the mix and it'll leave you drained, speechless and desperately researching for book 2's release date.
Worth a credit? Triple POV's, great main and secondary characters, a highly emotionally charged storyline, a beautiful heartbreaking love story, hot and with a M/F/M sex scene, tense, chilling and thrilling with nail-biting action and a narrator who made every character and every scene come alive. This wasn't just well-written, it was a fictional masterpiece and an utter joy to listen to. One of those listens that you eagerly want to get through but one where you also want to put off the ending too. Creditworthy..... Hell YEAH.
LOVED LOVED this book. Narration was awesome, and even though it has a freakin cliffhanger, blah lol, it will be at the top of my list for sure. I used my whole day off from work and listen to it none stop. WELL WORTH THE CREDIT FINALLY..... Cant wait for next book. Its funny, VERY sexy, sad, dramatic, has everything.
This is a must read. Dark & twisted yet loving and hopeful. This book has it all. It's not what I expected but it went above and beyond my expectations. Gail's last series Collide was one of my favorites. This one is a bravely written story that she went to a few places that were darker and touched on some taboo things. Sooooooo well written and the detail is just amazing. I can't wait for book 2 on audio. I love her before now she has reacher superior status.
Addicted to Audio Books !
This book had me listening non stop, every minute was better than the last, until I got to the end and realized it had a major cliffhanger, I swear I wanted to scream, pull my hair out and cry, the worst part is, I have tried to figure out what book 2 is and cannot find any information on the name or when book 2 will be out. it is so frustrating. I have to say I don't regret listening as the book was an awesome read but had I know there was a major cliffhanger I would have awaiting book 2 to be out before listening. I would highly recommend this book, it is an awesome read, Loved It. I am begging Audible to please release book 2 as soon as possible.
Ok so I knew it was going to be a cliffhanger from the reviews, but OH MY GOSH! Really good story, writing, and narrator. I enjoyed the 3 POVs. At first I was Team Broc, all the way (maybe is was his southern drawl), but Ryder has started to win me over. When does book 2 come out!?!? 😫
I totally just got mind f*cked omfreaking goodness !!! I cannot believe how this book ended man !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm in total shock right now eyes watering mind raceing. I mean REALLY?!?! lol
Well since I've Lready started first time reading this author and hearing the narrator . Very very well done. I just love a narrator that can do woman and male voices it amazes me I've only heard a few with that talent
The writing was amaZeing the descriptions and in depth of the feelings I was on the roller coaster of emotions with them ! Read straight through couldn't stop
And to have a look into all of there heads ? I mean just amazing book broc was deff my favorite even tho all that stuff went down no spoilers here but WTF that scene had my heart racing !! I liked Ryder a lot too but idk I'm conflicted about that
Loved how they ways said "babygirl" or "mama" haha but this is deff going on my list of listening to again.
The ending kinda sorta gets to me because I am a total sucker for HEA but a little heartbreak is needed now and then and this destroyed me !! Oh my gosh o almost want to start it over and listen again right now WTF I'm freaking oit LOL
Enjoy !! Worth it 100%
I fell in love with this book. Yes it's a love triangle story....but a steamy well written one. LOL. I will warn you that it does end in a major cliffhanger. I cannot wait for book 2. The audible narration was great!!!!! So buy..read..and order the kiddos pizza!
"Amazing book - Amazing Narration - Loved every bit"
One of my favourites of the year so far!
Anything that plays with your head.Tarryn FisherBang by E.K. Blair
No but I will certainly be looking out for more by this narrator as she was fab.
All of it, especially the southern accent **swoon**
I think I just actually fell I love with a book.
We are going to get married and have little book babies together and pollute the world with the offspring of this mind fu@k of a book.
Be still my beating heart, I have 2 new book boyfriends and I think they are going to take some beating ♡♡♡♡
What can I say about this book but WOW
It was a bumpy ride for 80% of the time, the other 20% well that was just HOT!
We have Amber who has had a fu*ked up life, she has been moved from foster home to foster home, she is finally with parents who she loves.
New home = new school, this is where we first meet Ryder when she literally bumps into him, after that we then meet Brock who again she is very drawn to and happens to be Ryders best friend.
With lots of sexual tension between the 3 of them this story moves into the fast lane, and then takes over every car on the road!
With the mother of all cliffhangers I can't wait to read the next book
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