jeudi 29 mars 2012

Anything you want ( Anything and Everything 1) by Erin Nicholas

Hello to all,

                  Stella has fervently recommened to me this author Erin Nicholas and i was lucky because this month she has a new release and at this occasion there were a lot of contests, giveaways for the first book of the serie. So, enjoy Anything you want by Erin Nicholas

Editor : Samhain Publishing Ltd
Publication : 2011
ISBN:  160928383X
Genre: contemporary romance
Violence: none
Langage: normal
sex: strong
Public: 18+
Source: pdf copy won

Short description from goodread :

 "Suppose the solution to all your problems is the one thing you never wanted..."

It figures the one time Sabrina Cassidy is determined to do the responsible thing, karma kicks in. After four years on the road chasing her musical dream, she's stranded six hours from home with no money, a ruined credit history-and morning sickness.

Out of options, she swallows her legendary independent streak and calls the only person who won't hang up on her. Luke, the man she left behind.

Marc Sterling's first instinct is to protect his business partner and best friend from another broken heart. That means letting her think she's talking to Luke, then finding a way to send her in the opposite direction.

When he shows up at her hotel room, there's something in the air beside their customary insults. Sure, her rebellious attitude, smart mouth-and purple panties-still drive him crazy, but now it's a different kind of crazy. The kind that has him driving her home instead of to the nearest airport.

And when Luke offers to solve all her problems if she'll only say "I do," Marc realizes he's just crazy enough-about her-to forget whose heart he wanted to protect.

Warning: Contains two people who don't like each other very much, a Toyota that can't quite handle the road trip home, and a spontaneous proposal. Or two. Or three. And foreplay with-what else-pie filling

My opinion:

          Like always, so far the recommendations of Stella never disappointed me. Erin Nicholas has a great writing style and it’s very easy to read. You get immersed in the story quickly and completely.  The psychological aspect of the romance is very well done and you can understand the characters.

I didn’t appreciate Luke at all until his bit of wisdom at the end of the book, before that I just wanted to slap him. I didn’t appreciate how he was putting Sabrina down, making her feel like she was lower than dirt and just a big fail. He has his complex hero a bit like the syndrome of munchosen when you make someone ill, hurt and save him just after to feel good and powerful.  It’s the same but transposed in a romantic relationship or friendly one. You let you friend or lover hurting himself, or you help to do that, and after you are the hero that has the solution and saves the day. I can’t agree with this kind of actions. Even if it’s only with the use of words, he is destroying her, using all her weaknesses that she confided in all trust.  It a bit surprising at the beginning that Marc thinks he is the one suffering because he never loved her in reality.

Marc is different, at first he is against her but he slowly discovers the truth. He sees her like she is not how he would like her to be.  Yes, at first he only does everything to help Luke but after he doesn’t stay mind closed. He was in fact a bit jealous since they were kids. In the end he is the one who believe in her and tries to really help her to be happy.

As for Sabrina, once you learn her past, you understand the reason behind her insecurity problem. However like Marc told her, she is stronger than that, she went to try to make her dreams a reality even alone and against the will of her family and friends. She is afraid and more manipulated than manipulative because of her low esteem she could make the wrong decisions hoping they were right. Now, I don’t think a child can be happy if his parents doesn’t love each other and become bitter, full of regrets. But I’m sure you can make a child happy even if you don’t have a lot as long as you are happy and you show him all your love. Sometimes you have to take risks to be happy, stability and security can be only an illusion in some circumstances.

So a good book but I was afraid until the end. Erin manages to keep us on toes  and a bit stressed before offering us a very good ending.And who knows perhaps this book will help some people to break off bad relationship, and gain a bit more self esteem.

Score:  4,5/5


This book enter in the Romance and Me Challenge

ebook read for the 2012 ebook Challenge

2 commentaires:

  1. I am glad you enjoyed Anything You Want Miki, and I agree, in AYW Luke wasn't a character I was very fond of *to put it ,ildly* However Erin gives him time to shine and show us his real feelings and motivations in EYG, and I have to say maybe I even liked EYG better despite not being a fan of the characters at the beginning! ;-)

    I hope now that you've discovered how wonderful Erin's stories are you'll read her Badfords series as well, they are my favourite! :-D

    1. Perhaps but i admit these won't be my top priority yet^^;; but i believe your judgement. First i will read something more "easy" in a way ^^

      thanks you again