Review & Giveaway: LOVE ME NOT by Reese Ryan

Love Me Not is my first Reese Ryan book and it won’t be my last! Reese tackles some very tough issues in Love Me Not. I thought I was getting into a light, fun, contemporary romance and while it was at times, it was also got pretty hard. I wasn’t sure how she was going to be able to bring some closure to everything going on with the characters by the end of the book, but she manages to do it!

love me notIn Love Me Not, which is the second book in The Bad Boys Gone Good Series, we follow Jamie Charles and Miles Copeland. Jamie is a very complex character. I loved her and disliked her all at the same time. While there were times that I thought she was just plain old mean, later I figured out why she did what she did. We are going through the motions with Jamie. Even though the book is not in first person point of view, we pretty much follow Jamie’s story with bits and pieces from Miles. Jamie has had a rough life and her self esteem is at its lowest while her anger is at its highest. It takes one patient man with his own demons to help Jamie break out of her box she has placed herself.

I really enjoyed watching Jamie grow over the story, even though it was heart wrenching at times and I wanted to shake her myself. Reese has developed a great story and deep characters that really make you feel for them. There were times I thought to myself, “Is this going to have a happy ever after?” I was truly worried about Jamie, however, it was very true to how life is for some people. Life isn’t always quick and easy as in romance novels. There is a lot of pain and growth that has to happen in one’s life to change and go from keeping everyone at arm’s length to opening up and completely loving someone and allowing yourself to be loved. Reese makes it realistic in this story for me.

Miles is an incredibly patient man and his love for Jamie showed in ways not typical of romance heroes. He let Jamie find her way with gentle encouragement and patience, which in turn, showed her how to love.  If you like contemporary romance that tackles some real emotional issues and isn’t all sweet and fluffy, but is still just as packed with romance and passion, I recommend you give Love Me Not a try.

Reviewed by Amy 3

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About the Book:

Title: Love Me Not (Bad Boys Gone Good, #2)
Author: Reese Ryan
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: December 30th, 2013
Category:  Contemporary Romance
Tour: Irresistible Reads Book Tours

Book Summary:

Abandoned by a mother who chose drugs over her, Jamie Charles barely got out of her own addiction alive. Now, she pours her pain into her art while pouring drinks at a local bar. To Jamie, love is a four-letter word—until she meets Miles, a charming ad exec with piercing blue eyes who makes no secret about his desire for her.

Miles Copeland has family demons of his own, but his unhappy upbringing drove him toward hard work and success. He’s determined to win Jamie over, and when he finally does, it’s worth every moment he spent waiting. But when he confesses that he’s falling for her, she panics. Sex is one thing, but love requires more than she can give.

Jamie can’t deny her feelings, but she’s haunted by her past. Miles knows his heart, but Jamie’s lingering doubts have him questioning their future. It might take the threat of losing him forever for her to realize that refusing to let love in is the worst mistake of all.

Book Links: Goodreads / Amazon

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About the Author:

reeseReese Ryan writes sexy, contemporary romance featuring a multicultural cast of flawed, but lovable characters. She secretly enjoys torturing her heroines with family and career drama, reformed bad boys, revealed secrets, and the occasional identity crisis, but always rewards them with supportive girlfriends and a happily ever after.

An avid reader, Reese’s to-be-read stack resembles a small skyscraper. She adores brilliant singer/songwriters, and has an incurable addiction to musicals and movie soundtracks. She is a lifelong Midwesterner currently residing in Central North Carolina with her husband and young adult son who tolerate her propensity to sing and dance badly.

Connect with Reese: Website / Twitter

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Giveaway Details:

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  • $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card
  • $10 Starbucks e-Gift Card
  • Digital copy of Love Me Not by Reese Ryan
  • Digital copy of Making the First Move by Reese Ryan

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