A Dark Obsession Novel
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Second chances are sweeter than ever in Charlotte Stein’s steamy Dark Obsession series—perfect for fans of Katy Evans—as a self-reliant college girl falls for a reformed bully who’s desperate to make up for lost time.
Letty Carmichael can’t believe her eyes when she catches a glimpse of her high school tormenter, wrestling champ Tate Sullivan, on campus. College was supposed to be her escape from Tate’s constant ridicule. Now he’s in her classes again, just waiting for his chance to make her life hell. But when Letty and Tate are partnered up for an assignment—on sex in cinema, of all things—she starts to see a kinder, gentler side of him. And when she realizes Tate knows more about sex than she could ever guess at, he soon starts making her blush in a whole new way.
Tate Sullivan is haunted by regret over his cruelty toward Letty. So when she agrees to work with him, he seizes his chance to make amends. He can’t blame her for not believing he’s for real, but soon Tate starts to break down her wall. She wants to know about passion, desire, lust—topics he is well versed in. And in return she offers the one thing he always wanted: the chance to be more than just a jock.
Letty is shocked by how sensitive Tate can be. Still, desiring him feels ludicrous. Loving him is impossible. Craving him is beyond all reason. So why can’t she stop?
Praise for Never Sweeter
“A gorgeous, lush story full of angst and heartbreak with dark, tormented characters and mind-blowing sex. I got blisters from turning the pages so fast.”—USA Today bestselling author Jamie K. Schmidt
“A delightfully sweet romance with just the right amount of angst.”—The Good, The Bad, and The Unread
“One of the sweetest romances I’ve read in a long time.”—The Romance Reviews
“A beautiful story, with a beautiful message.”—The Jeep Diva
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Blazing read. This story between Tate and Letty. Sweet Letty and Tate her high school tormentor. Letty relieved to leave for college only to have her worst nightmare appear once again in her life. What this young woman went through and to come out of it relatively intact was a testimony to her strength. Tate tries to befriend Letty and for a good part of the book Letty is waiting for the other shoe to drop with Tate. Their relationship continues to develop, Letty becomes more trusting and Tate more open about his own feelings from high school and being misunderstood. Then coupled with the harm done, that could never be undone. This was a wonderful read, a story of hurt, pain and redemption and love. I really liked it. I marked it YA but it's a book for all ages. I think the author couched some nice lessons into the story we can all take notes from! Well done Charlotte!
Enemies to friends...Is it possible?
The prologue will pull you in right away. The premise is all through high school, Letty was bullied by Tate and his friends. It was so bad they caused a serious physical injury, which kept Letty from attending college for two years. She spent all that time recuperating. When she finally makes it to college, who does she run into; Tate. Naturally she is shocked. She begins to panic and runs away. All she can think about is will the bulling start again? Is he going to make her life a living hell again? Tate assures Letty he won’t and that he will stay away from her. He hates how he treated Letty in high school. He is trying to be a better man. But as you know though, best laid plans do not always work. Letty and Tate are paired up together for a project, Sex in cinema, for their movie class. So they find themselves spending a lot of time together. And of course watching those sexy movies for their research, the tension between the two starts to build. But Letty doesn’t know if she can trust Tate. But he has changed. He is sweet, kind, little bit insecure and vulnerable. Their romance built over time. It wasn’t one of those where they fall into bed and had sex right away. It doesn’t mean they didn’t mess around though and it was very descriptive. Their feelings for each other grow over time. Each had to learn to trust the others, especially Letty. While this was a good book, to me the change in Tate seemed a little unrealistic. I couldn’t correlate how/what he did in high school to the man you now see. It just seemed like there was something missing in the story. I didn’t feel like there was a final closure because there was no epilogue. However I do like the writing style of this author. The story flowed along easily.
Can Enemies become Lovers?
I have to say this book had me laughing one minute, crying the next, and mixed in with all of that the dirty talk was so HOT I had to keep filling up my water bottle with ice to cool me off. While I enjoyed Never Loved (the first book in the series) I LOVED Never Sweeter.
Tate was one of Letty's tormentors in High School and she had hoped that college would be different but when Letty sees Tate in one of her classes she doesn't understand what is going on. Why is Tate there? It's been two years since the brutal incident and she never expected to see him again, let alone be paired up with him on an assignment on sex in the cinema. There are a lot of things that Letty doesn't know about Tate and as they work together she starts to unravel the puzzle that has her second guessing everything.
I enjoyed that this wasn't instal-love, they both had to work at things to get to the same place with their feelings and as they worked on everything it wasn't smooth sailing they did have their stumbles. They went from enemies to friends to lovers, a true progression of their feelings and it was a great ride to be a part of.
***I have received this book from Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept through netgalley in exchange for my honest review***