Author: Nina G. Jones
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: October 1, 2015
I married the right brother.
At least that's what I tell myself at night, when I stare at the ceiling and listen to the rhythm of the grandfather clock down the hall. It never feels like the mere passage of time, but a countdown towards something inevitable. Bobby Lightly is selfish, irresponsible, and careless. I haven't seen him since the day I married his brother. He slipped out during the wedding reception without a word. A year later, I heard Bobby was drafted to Korea. He never said goodbye to anyone. Never sent a letter. We had all come to terms with the fact that he was probably dead somewhere, either a victim of the war or its aftermath. That is, until in the midst of an unrelenting heatwave, he showed up at the doorstep of the house I lived in with his brother. Everyone thinks I'm cruel. Everyone thinks I should be easy on him. They think I don't understand him. They all think I hate him. But what no one understands is that it was Bobby who broke my heart. And I think he’s back to do it again.
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Jesus I feel like Nina just ripped my heart out. I am reading this in public, sitting next to my mom and biting my lip, talking all stiff, trying not to break down. Ok I'm not talking one tear or two. I'm talking break down of epic proportions.
You have these two people who you know should be together. You are pulling for them from the minute the flashbacks start. You know these two are the two who should be together. You wish and hope and pray. And it's so damn got when they are together. I mean steam up the screen hot.
The all the sudden I'm sitting here with leaking eyes. I can't see the screen, my eyes are blurry. Hold in the tears. Don't let them see!
And even now. Two days after finishing I feel like my heart was ripped out and is sitting somewhere on the floor back there in my moms car. I had to go back and re read this. Make sure it really ended that way. Make sure I didn't read it wrong. Because even though it's a happy ending, I'm not happy with you Nina!
How many times can you rip my heart out in one book!?!? Obviously if you are looking for a hot, steamy, tabooish, heartbreaking, read. This is your book. The writing is phenomenal. You can't go wrong with Nina g Jones.
This was a 4.5 star read for me!
I snickered to myself. "He never had a chance. Rory never had a chance." I shook my head in pity for the man I had grown to begrudge. "From the first day of our marriage, he couldn't win because he wasn't you." I spun around, looking to the black forest for a way out, an exit from my tragic dilemma. "I don't know how to fix this. He'll never be you. It's not his fault or our fault. It just is. And for years I resented him for that. I loved you. I loved hating you. I loved loving you. And when you left, I blamed him. It's not fair. None of it is fair. For him. For us." My shouts vanished into the dark night. Just like all my efforts, they meant nothing. "We tried so hard to do the right thing. We sacrificed us for him. And I think it just made things worse. Look at him." "Stop," Bobby said firmly. "I was so cold to him. I pushed him away so much. I created that man you see today. Do you think that was the right thing?" "Stop," Bobby repeated. My emotions erupted out of me, explosive from years of being crammed into a secret space. Years of secrets I couldn't tell. Of unrequited love. Of a life unfulfilled. Of dreams demolished. I pounded my fist to my chest. "It hurts. It physically hurts to see you every day. You are the first person I think about when I wake up. When I thought you died, I died. Rory was with a corpse." Bobby stepped closer to me. "Stop it, Lil." "And you keeping being you and I am trying so hard not to love you." I didn't care anymore about pretending. The threads were ripped and I felt as raw as the festering wound I had dealt with for the past seven years. "And then you take me dancing and you tell me how you wrote me letters that you never sent and you bring me here. You make it impossible not to love you, dammit.” I thrust a finger in his direction and scowled. “And I hate you for that."
About The Author
Nina G. Jones is the author of the bestselling novel DEBT, the Strapped Series and the erotic romance, Gorgeous Rotten Scoundrel. Her next novel, Swelter, releases on October 1st, 2015. Nina LOVES connecting with readers. You can connect with her via Facebook, Twitter, or through this site. Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads