Published by Indie on December 30, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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Kyle is the cliché bachelor; he is a twenty-four-year-old charismatic chick magnet who refuses to settle down. He’s dead set on living the carefree single life—that is—until Max comes strolling in. Everything about Kyle is telling her no, but her heart and the heat between her legs is screaming yes. Who knew that just one hello could alter their lives forever?
Love, desire, and the undeniable hunger for another living being is something Jeffrey Bauer knows nothing about. He’s been careful to never indulge in the same woman more than once—until now. Elise screams innocence and purity—a beauty that Jeff doesn’t want to taint. He has to decide to embark on his deepest desires with Elise or to save her from himself by staying far away. Will he be able to fight the irresistible pull she has on him? Or will he allow her to slip away?
Junior Saunders is searching for the perfect woman: gracious, elegant, and meek. Kinsey Balterson is everything but gentle, delicate, and docile. She says it like it is—a spitfire, full of sarcasm with looks to kill. She’s downright sexy and thrilling in every way possible. She is a constant reminder of everything Junior detests in a woman. Can opposites really attract? What happens when attraction turns into something deeper?
I’m going to do this review on the series as a collective since that is how I read them. Shevaun DeLucia is a new to me author so I really did not know what to expect when I started this series. For the most part, the writing flowed well and it read really quickly, which I love. While there is a tiny bit of angst in each book, it is pretty limited and it focuses on the end story and true love. Each book is about a different couple so they can be read as a standalone. However, all six of the main characters are heavily involved in each others lives and there are updates on other characters in the books.
While I enjoyed all of their stories, I think I enjoyed Junior and Kinsey the most in Nirvana. I’m a sucker for roommates/enemies that end up falling for each other. They always start out with that major push and pull with both of them fighting their feelings for each other. I also loved how feisty Kinsey was and how much Junior was able to push past all her defenses.
Kyle and Max from Jayded were a fun couple. She’s older than him and their relationship could be seen as a serious taboo. However, the two of them were instantly attracted to each other and they both went for it. Max ends up taming the former playboy and showing him what it really means to find that one true love.
What I loved the most about Jeff and Elise from Transcendent was how taken Jeff was with her from the moment he laid eyes on her. Elise is loyal to a fault and probably the most caring person ever. She’s never really taken time to love herself and do things for her because she’s always taking care of someone else. When Jeff steps in and gives her the love and care that she so desperately needed, we start to see just how fun and happy she can be.
Overall, I liked this series. Each couple has a past that shapes who they are and find that special someone that helps them break out of whatever hold that past might have. There are a lot of fun times between all of them and it is clear just how close everyone is. Family and friends who all love each other. If you are looking for a few forbidden loves, overall happiness and some sassy moments, then this is the series for you!
Shevaun DeLucia, author of the Eternal Mixture Series and A Forbidden Love Series, lives in upstate New York with her husband, four children, and two dogs. As a stay-at-home mom while her children were young, she fell in love with reading. She indulged in the small moments that took her away from the reality of her loud, rambunctious household, bringing her into a world of fantasy. When reading wasn’t enough to satisfy her, she turned to writing, determined to create the perfect ending of her own.