Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Spotlight + Review: Hard to Handle by Jessica Lemmon

Book Blurb:

Sadie Howard never dates a guy more than once-but Fate has other plans for her when it comes to Aiden Downey, the one that got away. Aiden loved her, left her, and broke her heart. Yet suddenly she's bumping into him at every turn, driven to distraction by his wicked grin and rock-hard body. Now she can't resist finishing what they started-as long as she doesn't let herself fall in love . . .
Aiden Downey threw away the best thing he ever had when he let Sadie go, and now he's determined to win back the woman he's always wanted. Sadie agrees to let him into her life-and her bed-as long as there are no strings attached. But Aiden's not about to make the same mistake again. Can he convince her to take a second chance on a once-in-a-lifetime love?

My thoughts:
When I first read Tempting the Billionaire, I always hoped Aiden and Sadie would get their own story. Trust me I even asked Jessica on Twitter if they were going to get their own story. So, when I heard their story was coming, I super excited; more anxious. Then the news finally came Aiden and Sadie story was on it's way. YAY *Kermit flailing arms*. However, there was the prequel Can't Let Go, which highlighted how Sadie and Aiden relationship fizzled. I knew that they broke up, but I didn't quite understand. I knew why, and it was because Aiden was being stupid. Yet, it was more than him being stupid. Aiden is a pretty compassionate guy and he doesn't really want to hurt anyone's feelings. Dude the guy is a big ol' teddy bear when it comes to people he cares about. 

In Hard to Handle, we jump ahead a year later. Aiden regrets the decision he made with Sadie, but it's too late can't change the past. When he made his decision he really thought he was doing the best thing for everyone. The chemistry is still there between them. However, Sadie is a tad bit reluctant to let Aiden in again. The great thing about Aiden is he would probably walk through fire to win Sadie's heart again. So, you Aiden trying to woo Sadie, but she keeps throwing the past in his face. 

I did enjoy Hard to Handle. I thought the story was a little more emotional than Tempting the Billionaire. Sadie has some serious fears about letting into her heart. Aiden, yes, was dumb to do what he did, but he didn't do it to be malice. Actually, I don't think he has a malice bone in his body. Overall, I good story about conquering fears and letting love in. The great thing about Hard to Handle is that it can be read as a stand alone and you won't be lost. So, if you are looking new read, you might want to checkout Hard to Handle.

Copy provided by Forever Romance via NetGalley


About Jessica Lemmon:
Jessica Lemmon has always been a dreamer. At some point, she decided head-in-the-clouds thinking was childish, went out, and got herself a job . . . and then she got another one because that one was lousy. And when that one stopped being fulfilling, she went out and got another . . . and another. Soon it became apparent she'd only be truly happy doing what she loved. And since "eating potato chips" isn't a viable career, she opted to become a writer. With fire in her heart, she dusted off a book she'd started years prior, finished it, and submitted it. It may have been the worst book ever, but it didn't stop her from writing another one. Now she has several books finished, several more started, and even more marinating in her brain (which currently resides in the clouds, thankyouverymuch), and she couldn't be happier. She firmly believes God gifts us with talents for a purpose, and with His help, you can create the life you want. (While eating potato chips.)

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