DESCRIBE YOUR IDEAL PARTNER:
Caring. Hard-working. A devoted family man, loves kids.
Clean cut, funny, smart, quiet, but a good communicator.
~ Asia Jenson
DESCRIBE YOUR IDEAL PARTNER:
Independent. Tall, blonde, sexy. Outgoing. Intelligent,
neat. Unslutty. Confident. Loves to travel. Committed.
~ Talon Valentine
A SOCIAL EXPERIMENT.
The concept was scary but exciting...
Marry a total stranger.
Live together for six months.
Journal everything. (Feelings. Fights. All of it.)
After six months, we each get $50K in trade for our journals, whether we stay married or not. But the goal is to commit to the experience and see if the relationship experts could put together the perfect matches.
I have never been lucky in love. This was my chance to find my soulmate.
I couldn’t wait to meet the man the experts felt was perfect for me.
My hopes were immediately dashed when I saw him at the altar.
Shit. I married my worst nightmare.
I almost spit my water out. “Adorable? I don’t do adorable. I do models. I do actresses. I do sexy long legs and big tits. I do women who beg for me”, I gesture at the little waif across the room who refuses to look at me. “I do not do that.”
Talon has no filter, and he certainly doesn’t know how to speak the language of “Wife”
This was a fun idea for a book. Hot rock star agrees to marry total stranger as part of a social experiment, stay together for 6 months and at the end either walk away or stay married.
But boy oh boy was he a dumb ass when it comes to women. He is so used to the fake Barbie dolls that throw themselves at him that he had not mastered the art of “wooing” a woman, and certainly not a woman like Asia. Talking big dicks and blowjobs was not the way forward.
“Its not funny,” I say, slapping his arm.
“I’m just kidding.”
“How do you know it’s eleven inches, anyway?”
“I measure it. We can do a recount if you want. Call the front desk and ask for a ruler.”
Asia is shy, quirky, a teeny tiny little thing, with beautiful lavender eyes and a lost soul. I adored her, and adorable was totally the right description for her.
However Talon didn’t want adorable, or at least he didn’t THINK he wanted adorable.
And what of Asia, what was she looking for? Well it definitely was not, muscles, tattoos and long hair.
Talon is slightly obsessed with his dick, he’s a walking taking innuendo and it makes for some really funny moments between these two.
And then it got kinda sweet and you could see it kinda working. For all his faults Talon threw himself into trying to making it work, he was caring, sweet and tried to curb that potty mouth of his.
At least a bit!
And then he freaking blew it! BLEW IT!
So Talon, watcha gonna do now you arse? Ok this may seem a little harsh, but, well, I was mad.
Oh and one more thing. Just when you think it’s all over, there is a little old chapter thrown in there, all innocent, cute, and all adorable. Do not be fooled I sobbed for an hour solid. Be warned.
Carian has become one of my favourite authors over the last year and we have become friends too. It all started with her debut novel Storm, and we had the pleasure of working with her on the blog tour.
The Ashes & Embers series just keeps getting better and better as she brings us each one of her “bad boys, covered in tattoos, with sexy smirks, ripped jeans, fast cars, motorcycles”, those are her words not mine. And each one of those bad boys is unique and that’s why I love these books.