Book 1, Found Duet
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I wasn't supposed to be working the night I met JC.
Before him, I'd been content with the daily grind, managing one of NYC's top nightclubs. So what if my life didn't have a happily ever after? I didn't believe in that anyway.
Then JC showed up.
Sexy, rich and smooth-talking, JC is nothing more than a distraction. I'm not interested in a night-in-shining latex so it's easy to push the playboy away. Or it is until my life spins unexpectedly out-of-control. Then he's there for me, offering a new method of survival, one based on following primal urges and desires that requires me to abandon my constant need for control.
His no-strings-attached lessons obliterate my carefully built walls. And as I discover freedom, I start to feel things for him that I shouldn't. Things that make me fear for my newly vulnerable heart. Because JC has secrets of his own, and his secrets don't want to set him free.
BOOK ONE OF TWO. This series can be read alone or with the Fixed Trilogy.
The book was too wordy and had too many speculations.
Gwen worked at a nightclub. During a night shift, she met JC in the VIP room. Gwen was an uptight and rule following manager, so when she caught JC entertaining guests with nudity and cigars she tried to shut it down.
Norma and Gwen were sisters. Norma raised both Gwen and Ben after their mother died. There father was in jail. The siblings were close. Norma and Gwen lived together. The siblings had issues with their father that later caused some unnecessary distractions in the story and led to some unnecessary drama.
JC noticed that Gwen was uptight and lacked spontaneity so he offered to teach her how to relax. Of course, JC construed a sexual arrangement with Gwen to meet up once a week. The arrangement was designed to help Gwen seek sexual freedom from her controlled prison of uptightness.
This was a two part series and a Free Me was part one. This story was told from Gwen's perspective. Personally this story could have been wrapped up in one book. I found this book too wordy. Gwen's character spent a great deal of time speculating about other characters behaviors and actions. I found the supporting characters to be distractions for unnecessary drama. Gwen's character had a tendency to over analyze her arrangement with JC. The story had one too many plot lines. The story was over the top. It went far beyond the call of a weekly booty call. The extreme measures the author went to prove love and then test the love was ridiculous.
Gwen's overactive mind made reading challenging. I was tense and stressed a good portion of the story. The only time Gwen was not stressed was during sex.
The author took a stretch of the imagination with the words, "my heart is open" because what followed those words were undoubtedly the most unimaginable statement made by JC.
JC's decision at the end ruined the story for me. I was convinced he was sincere with helping Gwen deal with her inability to relax. What I did not count on was his secrecy to have such an impact on their relationship. His secret changed how I felt about him and when he got drunk and made a rash decision I lost respect for him.
I enjoyed this book enough that I immediately purchased the second. I agree with some reviews that there could have been less of what was going on in Gwen's head to shorten things. In the end I felt like I knew everyone and that matters more to me. It kept my attention.
Can't wait for the next book absolutely loved JC and Gwen....