Natalie is a fuck-up. She’s had a rough time in life so far. Her biological parents are both dead and she is at the mercy of her snob of a step-brother. That is until her temper gets her kicked out on the street. Homeless and out of options, Natalie makes a deal that she’s not to sure she’s ready for.
Clementine did what she thought she had to do in order to protect the young man she loved. Forced to make a choice between breaking both their hearts and leaving or staying and ruining Donovan’s life – she decided to leave. Broken hearted and with nothing keeping him, Donovan joined the Marines. Though, he never forgot Clementine, and he never stopped loving her.
I started reading this not knowing what it was – not truly – I hadn’t read the blurb about the book. I read the first page and was seriously tempted to stop but I said to myself “Self (because that is how I refer to myself…) you can’t do a disservice to yourself by stopping now.
I haven’t read a historical romance novel in a long time. I got into them a while back and burned myself out by reading them all the time. When I moved on to a different genre, it was because I thought I had read them all – you know… Lord of the Manor is forced into marriage to some dotty backwoods lass – only she is not as dotty as she seems and she ends up causing some epic battle between the Lord and some other dude because she was a twit and brought about a war, etc. Well this is not that story. It is far from that story, and I can’t express how happy I was to find that out.
Banged Up by Jeanne St. James Reading Source: Library Genre: Adult, Romantica Rating: *** Warning Explicit content in both the book and my review. Please do no read if you […]