Give Me Love
no. 1, Give Me - Give Me, no. 1
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Evie Jamieson, a former wild child, is not only a headstrong, smart-mouthed trouble magnet, she is also a lead singer with a plan. That plan involves relocating her band, including her two best friends guitarist Henry and band manager Mac, to Sydney to kick off their dreams of hitting the big time.
Jared Valentine is the older brother of Evie's best friend Mac and also the man determined to make Evie his. They strike up a long distance friendship which suits Evie because she's determined to avoid the distraction of love, not only because it doesn't fit in with her plan but because twice in the past it has left her for dead. Moving to Sydney however, has put her directly in Jared's path and he has decided it's the perfect opportunity to make his play.
Unfortunately Jared, co-owner in a business that 'consults' in dangerous hostage and kidnapping situations, makes an enemy who's determined to enact revenge. When this enemy puts Evie in his sights, Jared not only has a fight on his hands to make her his own, but also to keep her alive.
Is accepting the love he's so desperate to give worth the risk to both her heart...and her life?
Such a great book, I don't even know where to start! I love the dynamic of these characters together! I love the mystery and the love story! I really hope there is a sequel to come out with Macs love story!
Too much drama. Needed to focus on one storyline. I felt overwhelmed by all the story lines.
Mackenzie: pretty, tough, direct, and impatient. She has three older brothers, but Jared is the one her roommate wants. She's the band manager. She is stressed and she is fierce. Mac wants Evie to date her brother Jared. Mac is always dressing Evie for her shows and her dates.
Evie: Lead singer of a band. She is Distracted by Jared. She Does not have time for a relationship. She Has had a broken heart twice already. She Avoids Jared even though he works with her brother Coby. Her mom is dead. She feels abandoned by her parents. It's only her and Coby. She keeps running away from Jared. She keeps dating guys that she feels are safe.
Henry: lead guitarist of the band and another roommate of Evie's. Has known Evie's since childhood. He stood up for her in grade school. He gives Evie advice about her and Jared.
Jared:Mac's older brother. He co-owns a consulting company with Coby. He wants more than friendship with Evie. He is a jealous guy and does not like the attention Evie receives from all the guys. He blames himself for the danger he caused Evie from his job.
The entire story is about Evie avoiding her feelings for Jared because she does not want to get hurt a third time. It's boring and Evie is immature. The nicknames she uses are ridiculous. I'm having to skim thru most of the story because so much of it is mundane and useless.
I like the concept of two people wanting friendship, but it's ridiculous when it's obvious both want more than friendship. I feel like I'm wasting my time reading this to be led on.
Too many characters to keep track of. The banter is idiotic and petty. The concept is unrealistic. The band plot is lacking and unnecessary to the story. The story is missing the emotional angst I look for in romance stories. Not to mention she breezed through the best parts by ignoring to describe the sizzling sex scenes. Too much talking about shopping.
The story is all over the place.
What an imagination this author has. Her story telling abilities are like watching a soap opera: over the top and over dramatic. I'm not fond of this story like some of the other reviewers. She sure has a thing for food because she talks about it way too much. Not a very realistic story having us believe that every guy in the story wants to sleep with Evie. The author sure drags out the drama at keeping Evie and Jared away from each other. When will it ever end? It's too long and tedious. I'm sorry I wanted to like it but it dragged on for too long. The story might have been better if the focus had been on developing a better relationship between Jared and Evie. There was too much going on.
Absolutely loved it!
The entire series was great. I read all three in the Give Me series, and fell in love with all the characters. Good story lines, feelings, spicy, and long enough for a good story and character development. Thank you for these great romances! I can't wait for the next one.