Can’t resist a… (Bastard by J. L. Perry)

*I received a copy via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.*

I can say that Carter and Indiana in BastardBastardBastard by J. L. Perry
**FULL LENGTH STANDALONE READ** **You can watch the book trailer for Bastard on my Amazon Author’s page, by clicking on my Author’s name at the top of the page** **Wa
ing this book contains coarse language and sexual content and therefore is recommended for persons over the age of 18** My name is Carter Reynolds. I was bo
a bastard and I’ll die a bastard. I lea
t it at a young age, and nothing and nobody can change that. I’m on a one-way path of destruction, and God help any...
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Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: 2015-09-13
Kindle Price: 3.99
do not have the typical love story. I guess it is true what they say about not judging a book by it’s cover, because Bastard took me by complete surprise. I expected it to be steamy… and the book DID lived up to my expectations, but it was also heart wrenching along with soothing to the soul. The story line drew me in and had me getting angry at the characters in all their stubbornness, crying over devastating moments, shocked at times, and wiping away tears of joy at the end. Bastard was an emotional, sexy journey that was well worth taking.

“I was only five years old the day I learnt I was a bastard, and sadly as the years progressed, that’s exactly what I became.”

Carter, has had a hard troubling life where the only ally he has ever had was his mother. At the beginning of the story we get to see a glimpse into the life of five year old Carter and how rejection and being labeled a bastard changed his outlook on life and the way he dealt with the outside world. I immediately gave my heart to this misunderstood character. By the time he is eighteen, he is a sexy, pierced bad boy that is angry at the world and has resurrected walls around his heart and will not let anyone in. All he needs to do is make it through six months of living with his horrible step dad and hide their rocky relationship from his mom to protect her happiness. What he didn’t count on was meeting the sassy, beautiful next door neighbor.

“It’s time to push her away before she gets to close. It’s called self-preservation. I learnt a long time ago, it lessens the sting if I reject someone before they get a chance to do that to me.”

Indiana has a loving father, a pet dog, and is perfectly content with her life. Other than the tragic death of her mother ten years ago, her life is exactly how she wants it. The infuriating sexy guy that just moved in next door is an intrusion into her life that she does not and did not plan for. Now if there were only a way to keep her body from reacting to him and just avoid him, everything could go back to normal. But once she gets to know Carter, she finds that underneath his belligerent attitude there is more than just a bastard, there is a person who deserves to be loved.

“Your body is telling me you want me. Stop denying it,” he says into the crook of my neck.

“You’re full of yourself. I don’t,” I pant. Another lie. He chuckles against my skin. Lifting his head, he looks me in the eye.

“If I was to touch you now, I know you’d be wet.”

This was a love story with heartbreaking, realistic topics that has many twist and turns. It had me traveling a gamut of emotions and yearning to find out what the outcome of the story is. It was unexpected to find a book with such a sexy cover and unique title that was so deep and moving. This is a book that I highly recommend for anyone that enjoys a romance that is still juicy but has more meat to the story. Carter and Indiana are sure to entertain, arouse, and touch your heart in unexpected ways.

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