Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Ashlynn Pearce, Rough Edges
Title: Rough Edges
Author: Ashlynn Pearce
Rating: Four Siren Stones
ISBN E-Book: 9781419928048
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Reviewer: Stacey Krug
Jake Korte is emotionally broken. Angry. Hurt. Worthless. Fearing that he will become the abuser his father was, the last thing he needs is a woman in his life. He feels like a virtual time bomb just waiting for the internal explosion. So when tiny Rebecca Saylor “chats” her way into his life and then crawls under his skin, panic descends. He can’t seem to stay away, but is terrified to be with her.
After surviving an abusive marriage, Becca isn’t looking for love, only safety. But through her research for her column “Chat Addiction”, she meets Jake, who is anything but safe. He’s the one man who can make her feel alive again. But can she overcome her own fears to claw her way into the heart of a man so fractured?
Rough Edges is a great story with good editing. Ashlynn Pearce makes use of modern technology and slang, which has the reader feeling like they are listening to friends chat away.
Jake and Becca are extremely likable characters that just burn up the pages with their hot chemistry. Their relationship is an emotional rollercoaster with some great twists and turns. The sex scenes are amazingly descriptive, erotic, and sensual. They were really well written.
Tony and Summer, Jake and Becca’s friends, also bring to the story joy, laughter, and fun.
It’s a wonderful story for an evening read that leaves you feeling happy!