February 7th, 2017
Juliet St. Clair has spent her life under Hollywood’s spotlight. While being America’s favorite girl next door has had its perks, having to testify against her stalker to put him behind bars certainly wasn’t one of them. But when she thinks about walking away from it all, she can’t help remembering the enormous pile of medical bills her family is drowning under. Bills that just keep on coming.
Felix Donovan had it all–stunning good looks, gorgeous women, and a spot as the drummer to a band that’s sitting pretty at the top of the charts. Until one life-altering decision left him paralyzed from the waist down. He doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry when he wins this year’s Sexiest Man award, but the one thing he immediately does is send out a Non-disclosure agreement. Hiding his condition from the public is hard as hell, but he’s not ready to face the world while he’s still struggling to accept his new reality.
Except this year’s Sexiest Woman–Juliet St. Clair–never looks at him with pity, only desire. But falling for Juliet means a permanent spot in the tabloids, a decision Felix isn’t sure he’s ready to make. And when Juliet’s stalker re-emerges from her past, Felix’s secret isn’t the only thing at stake, it could cost Juliet her life.
*I was provided a copy by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
A few months ago I read the first book in this series, All The Ways You Saved Me, and at that time I was really hoping book 2 would be about Ben and Rachel. It wasn’t but did that make me sad? Not a little bit because I really wanted to know more about Felix and how he was dealing with things after going through some rough things and that’s what I got. I just loved everything about this book.
I really, really loved the characters in this book. As I said, I wanted to know more about Felix because in All The Ways You Saved Me we learn that he is paralyzed from the waist down. I loved to see how much he grew in this book and how he ended up accepting what happened to him and accepting that it was his life now. In the beginning we see Felix hiding what happened to him from almost everyone and not really living because he can’t accept what happened but I really enjoyed how Jamie Howard wrote his story and how she showed his acceptance. I just think that there’s not a lot of books that focus on these kind of disabilities but it was great to see that his friends and loved ones didn’t look at him with pity and that they still see him as the Felix they knew and not wheelchair Felix. Also, I loved how much he loved Juliet and how he tried to be better for her even when he didn’t need to be better.
Juliet was also amazing. She was just an amazing person and she did everything for her family. I loved how down to earth she was even when she was a movie star. Normally, in books like this you see that the characters might have lost a little bit of themselves for being in Hollywood and being super rich but Juliet wasn’t like that. She was this amazing girl who would do anything to help her family happy and to help him and she was such a supportive girlfriend. Also, she was a badass even when her life was a mess and even if she was in danger. I really loved her and she was just a great character. I really loved both Juliet and Felix but I still loved them together more because they were just adorable. I really enjoyed how they relationship developed because while it might have seemed a little bit fast in the beginning it still wasn’t. They still got to know each other before anything happened and let me tell you that I loved how supportive of each other these two were.
However, one of my favorite things in this book is the band’s dynamics. As you might know (or not) this series is about the guys from the band and I love to see all of them together. Unlike some other books I’ve read recently they are best friends and support each other in everything. I just love how they are not only friends but basically a family. I just can’t wait to read both Gavin and Ben’s books because I know I’ll love those… and because I’m pretty sure Ben will be my favorite guy from the band. I know I asked for this before, but can I have Ben and Rachel’s story now?? I really need to know what’s happening between those two.
With this being my third Jamie Howard book I already knew how much I would love the writing style. I love that her books are told in dual POV and her writing flows really easily. I just love to read her books. However, this book was kind of predictable and I knew what one of the outcomes would be… I just don’t know how Juliet didn’t realize about it before.
Overall, this was another amazing book by Jamie Howard and I loved everything about it. Once again, I’m pretty sure this won’t be my last book she has written… I would be a little bit happier if the next one is Ben’s book but I’ll be okay if it’s Gavin’s book anyway XD. You should definitely give this one a try if you love contemporary romances and amazing bands that are more like a family than a normal band.
Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If you haven’t read it would you read it?