I wish I could scream it at them, but no one will
listen to me. Instead, they choose to ignore me by making me into something I’m
not. I try to make them happy, but no matter how hard I try it’s not good
enough. I make good grades. Hell, I was top of my class senior year, but things
happen. We make sacrifices for people important to us. My parents wouldn’t
understand that. Instead, they say I could be better. I’m the good girl to
everyone else, but to my parents I fall short. To most I have curves, to them I’m
fat. I just want them to be happy with my imperfections. You know what? I’m
tired of giving and getting nothing in return. Screw them.
The only one that I want to see me for who I
really am…is him.
Taralynn Evans has always been the good girl, forced
to befriend people she cares nothing about. She tries hard to be what them and
everyone else expects her to be, but what’s the point when it’s never enough to
gain their approval? She’s over lying to make others happy or self-sacrificing
to spare their feelings. For once, she just wants to be herself. She wants to
feel human, tired of being a puppet.
When tragedy strikes her in the worst way, she
finds herself bargaining in distress, trying to find reason and rationality in
what’s set before her, but will he give in when in most cases the good girl
never gets the bad boy?
Ink, sex, lies, loyalty.
Those are the things that define me, and my life.
I do me. Nothing else matters. I don’t need anyone’s approval, nor do I seek
it. I’m comfortable with the man I am. The only thing that haunts my dreams are
those sapphire eyes that remind me of midnight. I will shut it down every
single time. I can’t have her. She deserves more than what I’m after. The
problem is that sometimes life is a bitch. That curveball was nowhere in sight,
but now that it’s been thrown…my life may never be the same.
Shawn Braden has always been the bad boy. He’s
always had the love and support of his parents no matter what he does. He knows
he can have any girl he wants. Too bad he never wants them more than once. What
he truly wants is the one thing he’s never admitting to, not even to himself.
What happens when he starts seeing past the facade she’s put on for years and
shows him the real girl that is hiding inside? Will he fall against his will,
or will she become nothing more than every girl before?
This was the first
book of N.E. Henderson’s that I’ve read…… and I LOVED IT!! I could not put this
down. I mean tattooed hottie secretly pinning for great girl, who he thinks he
can’t have, means lots of sexual tension and plot twists.
So, Shawn Braden is
said tattooed hottie, who is a love ‘em one time and leave ‘em type of guy. He’s
a kickass tattoo artist, but thinks very little of himself when it comes to the
beautiful and smart Taralynn. There comes a time when he needs to claim her, or
risk losing her all together.
Taralynn is the good
girl, goes to school, feed and cleans up after her boys and tries to do
everything to get her mother to care about her. Unfortunately, nothing she does
ever seem to warrant her mother’s approval and I found myself wanting to punch
her mother in the face. I mean, seriously, the girl is double majoring in
college and holding down 2 jobs while doing it. While going through all this,
she’s wishing Shawn would just give her a chance.
tragedy strikes, Shawn is the only one she wants to be near and Shawn finds
himself falling, well I actually think he fell a long time ago, but didn’t want
to admit it, for Taralynn, but thinking he’s never going to be good enough. What
he doesn’t realize, is he is everything she needs and deserves.