By Layla Hagen
Book: Stand Alone
Pub Date: Feb 17 2014
Genre: Romance, New Adult
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*New Adult Contemporary Romance*
Serena has learned to live with her past, locking her secrets and nightmares deep inside her. But when her boyfriend of six years abruptly leaves her, she’s catapulted back into
pain, nursing a broken heart. When indulging in mountains of chocolate doesn’t work, Serena decides the best way to deal with her shattered heart is to indulge in something
else. A rebound . . . The night she swaps her usual Sprite for tequila, she meets James. The encounter breathtaking.
Electrifying. And best not repeated. James is a successful entrepreneur in Silicon Valley. A man who has amassed a fortune by taking risks. A man who has shunned commitment completely, and still does. He’s the exact opposite of Serena. But sometimes opposites attract. Sometimes they give in to burning passion. Sometimes opposites are perfect for each other. James is everything her damaged soul could want. His kisses are intoxicating, his touch out of this world. He makes her forget. He grants her peace from her pain. But as they grow closer, Serena discovers she isn’t the only one with a past. James carries the scars of a past much darker than hers. One that has left him damaged, hurt, and wary of love. A past that gives him the power to shatter her. Now James and Serena must find a way to mend one another. Or risk losing each other forever.
My Review: I don't read much NA books, since I am picky of them. This book was awesome! Maybe I shouldn't be so picky with NA Romances. Two souls who need love. Both been through some damage. Serena and James are two beautiful characters that you will grow with and love through the book.
Serena is actually nice and fun, when she isn't avoiding people and shutting down. I understand Serena and everything, I just hoped that she would have more strength for herself. In the end Serena did evolve which I really enjoyed.
Now about James. Rich and wild streak! Taking risks is just his thing and well who doesn't like a bad boy mixed with a non risky girl? Well you can imagine what will happen with these two. Oh and James has this thing with commitment, so think about that with Serena.
All these thing taken in and out came a beautiful story. James and Serena together is so gr! At first I was like, what the heck is going to happen with these two?! Then as the story moved on and then ending was near, these two ended up being perfect!!!
Layla can write those sexy scenes! She made them perfectly hot and was waiting for more rather than getting tired of reading them. Which some authors can over do or not create such a good image. Not the case here!
This is a debut book for Layla and she did a freaking fabulous job!! I can not wait for more from her!