Title: Be My December
Author: Rachel Brookes
Release Date: August 28th
Genre: Contemporary Romance
I knew the exact moment I’d become a ‘yes’ girl.
, a cold winter’s night, four years ago.
The night my innocence was stolen, the night I made the mistake of saying no—a mistake I’d never make again.
The dream of a ‘happily ever after' was now a locked away myth. I promised myself that I’d never return to the place of my worst nightmare, that I’d never let anyone get close, but then again, I never thought I’d meet someone like him.
The intense, confident and beautiful Ky Crawford.
I had no plans to become someone’s Prince Charming.
I couldn’t be. I refused to be. My plan was simple—do whatever it takes to correct my biggest mistake, my one regret that now controlled my life.
I was on track. I had plans, but then everything changed when I saw her—the girl in the red jacket, the girl who I was told couldn’t say no.
The reserved yet stunning Eden Rivers.
A girl who can’t say no.
A guy who craves redemption.
A chance encounter?
It all comes down to this.
Be My December?
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Wendy's 5 Bare Naked stars review:
Eden’s life changed forever 4 years ago on December 16th.
You could say that mine changed too when I met Rachel online in July last year she had just released her debut novel Just Breathe, which had one of the best Prologues I had ever read, and it was in honour of that prologue that Just Breathe was the first review I ever posted on Bare Naked Words blog, July 9th. Rachel and I have been friends ever since, and I was honoured when she asked me to Beta read Be My December for her.
The Prologue for Be My December is very different to Just Breathe, in fact it is so heartbreakingly realistic, that I still dub Ms Brookes the prologue queen, but this time it wasn’t the beauty of the prologue that impressed me it was the utter despair and bone chilling fear it evoked in me.
We meet Eden, broken beyond repair on the inside, but surviving of sorts on the outside. She is hiding behind a façade of quiet yet fragile confidence, hoping to remain invisible to all, especially to the opposite sex.
Enter Ky Crawford, successful, confident, honey eyed, and dripping in deliciousness, he is practically beating the ladies off, actually he’s not beating them off he’s “getting his dick wet” regularly as his brother Josh so eloquently puts it. But he’s clearly also working all the hours god sends him to bury the memories from his past, but when he sees the beauty in the red jacket across a crowded room, those memories resurface. But so do feelings that he isn’t ready to deal with.
Be My December? One simple question, one not so simple story.
Ky is delicious (I think I may have mentioned that), a little intense and very protective of Eden.
Eden is vulnerable and yet strong, and together there is dynamite waiting to happen.
I love that Rachel’s female leads are sassy, funny and strong, although in Eden’s case she doesn’t know just how strong she is, and her strength is tested to the limits when her past catches up with her future and revenge is the only thing on everyone’s mind.
The dynamics of all the characters works so well, for the Breathe Series fans, you are in for a treat and you just know there is more to come.
What transpires between Ky and Eden, is slow, sweet and sexy. Ky sure has a way with words, if you know what I mean. And I defy you not to fall for him. (Tate I’m so sorry)
Thanks to Rachel for inviting me on this journey with her, a journey where I’ve cried for Eden and with Eden, swooned over Ky, but admired his sensitivity, laughed with Josh and rooted for second chances and a happy ever after all the way.
If I can tell you one thing, it’s my review really does not do this story justice, so if you do one thing today, go and 1-click this book and prepare to be completely overwhelmed with emotions.
Rachel Brookes lives on the east coast of Australia where beaches, kangaroos and surfers roam free. Writing angst ridden love stories with a pinch of craziness, a dash of drama, a cup of romance, a spoonful of sexiness and delicious men to season is what she loves to do. Rachel sometimes forgets to eat, sometimes forgets to sleep and sometimes can’t remember the last time she cleaned her apartment but that’s because she is in a long term relationship with her laptop. When she does step away from her laptop, she spends her time with her amazing family or attached to her kindle catching up with all of her favorite book boyfriends. Books currently available include The Breathe Series – Just Breathe, Breathless and Breathe Again. The standalone, Be My December, will be released August 2014
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