I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Reason for Me by Prescott Lane
Published by Self Published on October 16, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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She likes it quick and dirty.
I like orders and rules.
She hates small talk.
I hate to share.
She’s an open book.
I’m a closed dresser drawer.
She rides a Harley.
And that drives me f’ing nuts.
Annalyse and I have both lived in our own personal hells for half a decade. She’s learned to love the warmth, and I’m still consumed. But my new neighbor is stoking more than my libido these days. We agreed on only pleasure. But she changed the rules.
And now I’m not even sure what they are.
Maybe there’s a reason she found me that night, maybe there’s a reason I can’t stop thinking about her, maybe there’s a reason for the pain. Maybe not.
We all look for reasons in life. Reasons for death, love, pain. Why one thing happens and not another? It’s human nature. We’ve been looking for the meaning of life since the beginning of time. But maybe the reason for all of it — life, love, loss, heartache — is the curvy brunette living next door.
It’s Halloween and this day is a challenge for both Annalyse Reynolds and Holt Miller but for different reasons. She’s emerging from a 5-year hibernation following a personal tragedy and he’s still a bit stuck following his. Their chance encounter has seismic results.
I won’t tell you any of the details of this story because the journey and discoveries are frankly delicious. This isn’t a predictable story by any measure and that kept me eagerly turning the pages. I loved their relationship, which begins tentatively and cautiously for very good reasons. Annalyse’s blog posts are deftly interspersed throughout, creating a perfect emotional pitch and communication crutch that made the story even more interesting. Holt’s gradual growth was realistic and authentic.
There are strong themes and messages that resonated both in my head and heart. The story is thoughtful and sincere in its honesty. I loved both Annalyse and Holt, even when they behaved poorly. The secondary characters were well developed and supportive without being overwhelming. I was really sorry when I reached the end as I enjoyed everything about the book.
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