Nom de Plume Rating: ★★★★☆
Reading Time: 4 minutes
From the first moment I saw Janny Moore’s sparkling eyes and luminous smile, I’ve been obsessed with the idea of getting to know her…watching.
She’s everything I need in my life, now I just have to convince her.
She’s never set eyes on me, she has no idea I exist…but she will.
First Line: “If you’d asked me when I was in college what I thought I would be doing in ten years’ time, this wouldn’t have been my answer.”
(This cover reminds me of Channing Tatum in Magic Mike… Right?!)
Kyle is a private investigator and he has been hired to watch Bryan, a stereotypical family man (so it seems). After setting up surveillance in Bryan’s home, he stalks, and he waits. Kyle soon sets eyes on Bryan’s younger sister Janice.
WhoooEEEE and Janice sure is a distraction!
Janice (aka Janny) is a senior in college, nearing the end of her final semester. Her parents were killed in a fire only years earlier (along with her high school sweetheart, David) so her past isn’t all butterflies and ponies.
Kyle has an equally challenging past as he was SHOT IN THE HEAD. What.
I wasn’t always this way—I used to be that guy. You know, the guy who’s the life of the party and doesn’t have a care in the world.
Kyle lusts for Janny immediately when he sees her. Of course, he first sees her on his monitors as he stalks her older brother, but they soon meet at a local club named Quake.
We follow Kyle and Janny’s rickety rollercoaster of a relationship as they try to connect in the middle of a sloppy, dark, mess. Is Bryan really who he seems? How is Kyle going to tell Janny that he’s been hired to watch her brother? Is Kyle going to overcome the shards of his past that are permanently embedded in him?
… my desire for Janny is too strong to set her free.
DON’T LET HER GO!
While reading, I thought I was going to get closure until Jacob Chance decided to say these three words:
To be continued…
Staaaahp. I kid you not, friends. This book ends with a huge cliffhanger and most of my questions are left unanswered! Who is Bryan? Does Kyle die?
Other than being frustrated with Jacob Chance, this book was fascinating. The entire read I kept thinking to myself, “Do men really think like this?” #noway
Kyle and Janny’s emotional connection attracted me the most. And for you smut lovers, this book is very very smutty. We’re talking smuttier than Fifty here. I had to turn the book away from my face in fear it would burn my virgin eyes! Oh, my eyes! Quake is not my typical read, but the mystery plastered over the romance was surprisingly addicting.
I wasn’t prepared for you.
The writing is poetic, and the passion and mystery left me disheveled. Let’s not even bring up that cliffhanger. The itch to continue won’t go away… kind of like that Douche Lord of an ex-boyfriend that won’t stop liking your Facebook pictures.
I’m excited to see what Jacob Chance conjures up next in this series.
“To be continued…” PAH! Get out of here.