From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author J. Daniels.
Book one in the Alabama Summer series.
When Mia Corelli returns to Alabama for a summer of fun with her childhood best friend, Tessa, there's only one thing keeping her on edge - one person she'd do anything to avoid.
Benjamin Kelly. World's biggest dickhead.
Mia hates him with a fury and has no desire ever to see him again. When she decides to start her summer off with a bang and finally give away her v-card, she unknowingly hands it over to the one guy who excelled at making her life miserable, learning a valuable lesson in the process.
Always get the name of the guy you're going home with.
Ben can't get the girl he spent one night with out of his head. When she leaves him the next morning, he thinks he'll never see her again...until he sees her lounging by the pool with his sister.
Mia is determined to hate Ben even though she can't forget him.
Ben is determined to prove he's not the same guy he used to be.
What happens when the one person you wish never existed becomes the one person you can't imagine being without?
Warning: This books is recommended for listeners over the age of 18 due to strong language and explicit sexual content.
©2014 J. Daniels (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
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"Great 1st book in the series!"
I really liked this book. The story line was great, there were a few unlikely situations that made it a little unbelievable but it was great none the less. Ben was an awesome character, I loved that you got to see how much he grew as a man. Mia wasn't very confident but she played it off well when she needed too which was awesome! The sex scenes were super HOT. After the first scene I knew I was going to love this book. Stella Bloom did a fantastic job narrating this book, I was very happy to see she narrated this whole series. I will be continuing with the series!!!
"A SWEET & ADDICTIVE CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE"
Now grown into a beauty Mia is dreading staying with Tessa, her best friend, for the Summer because of Tessa's brother Ben and his once hurtful words and hatred towards her while growing up and those taunting words still haunt her today. Mia decides to stop en-route to lose her V card and picks up a very hot, very handsome and very buff guy at a Bar who is all too willing for a one night stand with her and he turns out to be very understanding of her situation and is a very tender, passionate and thoughtful lover.
With that taken care of and fond memories of her wild night and sexy lover she continues on to Tessa's house only to discover that her passionate lover was Ben.... of all the random people on the Planet she gave it up to Ben the hated brother and her anger towards him knew no bounds. But Ben's reaction was the opposite, he couldn't get the mystery woman out of his mind and was shocked but delighted to discover he had a second chance with her. So he took it every chance he got but Mia kept shooting him down and bringing up his hurtful childhood taunts which made him rethink his tactics.... he was quickly losing the battle but was determined to win the war.
Great main and secondary characters (especially a Dragon obsessed sweet little 3 yr old), an entertaining plot with no terrible secrets just some bad childhood memories that were eventually forgiven.... well he was irresistible in his Cop's uniform. Lots of sex, romance and laughs and the plot had some tension with a bitter ex, some angst as Mia's feelings changed and some heartache because Mia's Mother was battling Cancer. Dual POV's and Stella Bloom did an excellent job at bringing the characters and situations to life.
Worth a credit? What a great start to a series that I'm definitely going to get into and book 2 is already in my cart. A truly yummy enjoyable listen that's very creditworthy.
"I love J. Daniels and Mia and Ben's story!"
Interesting plot, great characters and I didn't want to stop listening. It was funny, sweet, hot and the characters felt realistic. J. Daniels' writing pulls you in and you can't wait to find out how Ben and Mia's story ends. And Sir Nolan.... I just love him. He's so precious.
"Just OK For Me"
I really don't know what to think about this book. It was an okay listen for me but at the same time I found it extremely difficult to believe. I will say that I really enjoyed that authors voice and found that it was easy to get swept away in her world. I think what ruined this book for me was the characters and the plot. Honestly it was kind of a hot mess and it had me shaking my head more than once.
*Some mild spoilers ahead.*
First let me just say that Ben was a bit much for me at times. I found that he was kind of one dimensional and didn't really do anything for me. He was a bit too caveman-like and I found him to be kind of irritating in his Alpha ways. Let me explain. He's constantly "claiming" Mia as his. While normally I don't mind this but for some reason it just irritated me in this book. Maybe because I felt like his feelings was a bit of insta-love like and I just never really got a true sense that he cared for Mia. Don't get me wrong, I get that he likes her but why? The author never really delves into that. They essentially have a hot one night stand (where they don't even exchange names) and yet the next day he's head over heels and done for. I just didn't buy it.
As for Mia how did she not know who Ben was when she met him in the bar. That for me was unbelievable. I felt like she went from hating Ben and I mean HATING Ben to in love with him. It essentially feels like it's overnight and I just didn't buy it. I also didn't buy into the fact that she held on to her virginity until she was 23 just to lose it to some random hot guy in a bar just because she doesn't want her childhood best friend to make fun of her. I mean what!?! Who does that? Also, not only does she lose her virginity but it's like the best sex ever. Seriously?! I don't buy it.
Another thing that bothered me about this book is just how gross Tessa (Mia's bestie/Ben's sister) is when it comes to Mia and Ben's sex life. Some of the things she asks/says about her brothers anatomy left a bad taste in my mouth and just seemed bizarre. What sister wants to know the size of her brothers penis? Ugh.
All in all this book was just okay for me. Will I read another by J. Daniels, probably. In fact, I've got the next book ready to go on my iPod. But do I recommend? That I'm not so sure about that as there were just too many roll your eyes moments for me.
The narrators were good but Stella Bloom would have been good on her own.
"Over the top and short on delivery"
The story was just too much over the top. The author made the male lead to be SO in love, SO quickly. Would have been better to make the character's relationship a little more realistic.
Don't know yet.
He sounded borderline obsessed with her.
It made me roll me eyes and say, Good Grief - how ridiculous.
"Narrators were AWESOME"
I still hated this story: ugly girl is tormented by her friends brother. She grows up and gets hot, then suddenly he wants her. Ugh. What a jerk.
However, the narrators of this book are what kept me listening!
Stella did an amazing job. When she did the voice of Ben's son I was in love!
This is another emotional love story, one where you find your true love in an expected place. Mia is going to visit her friend for the summer, but has a history of hating her friends brother because of the way her tormented her when she was a child. She has spent the past few years taking care of her mother whom has been ill with cancer, and needs the break. Ben has changed and grown up a bit, but still when he thinks of Mia visiting for the summer he only remembers that annoying little girl that was his sister's best friend. Nobody expected the chemistry to be between them. This is an excellent introduction to this series, and I promise you will laugh, cry, get hot, and smile throughout this book. It's an excellent series to get addicted to and the narration is good as well.
"Heart and Panty Melting Good"
Epic Love Begins
I loved how when the female has to bring herself to see the man in a new light. Realizing they are BOTH different people from who they were 9 years ago.
I think where Sir Nolan comes in.
"I couldn't stop listening!"
Wow! I couldn't stop listening! It was that good! I was so captivated the time just slide by.
"I'm a fan"
Yes! Ben Yes! Sweet sexy and a tattooed cop!! come on! At least give us a chance. Mia was innocent with a deep down freak inside! She was lovely! Loved this book and think I'll probably love this series. On to the next one. Tessa and Luke!
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