TRULY by Carmel Rhodes
AUTHOR: Carmel Rhodes – Author’s Website HERE
THIS BOOK HAS: a Happily Ever After and the heroine’s POV. It is also a stand alone novel.
SERIES: Stand Alone,
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MY STAR RATING
The summer after senior year was supposed to be the best summer of my life.
It was supposed to be full of adventure and self-discovery and making love under the stars.
It was supposed to be about losing myself and finding my way.
Only, it wasn’t supposed to start like this.
I wasn’t supposed to go to that party.
He wasn’t supposed to notice me.
The hot jock with the trust fund and chip on his shoulder.
My ex-boyfriend’s brother.
Noah Tedesco is so far out of my league he might as well be playing a different game.
Noah wasn’t supposed to look twice at a girl like me, but he did.
Now that I’m on his radar, my life will never be the same.
MY REVIEW of: Truly
by Carmel Rhodes
So about 25% of the way into this book two things occurred to me at the same time.
Number 1. This is a brilliant book!
And number 2. This is gonna hurt me badly at some point.
I was right on both counts by the way and I regret nothing.
Truly is a fairly innocent 17/18 year old. She’s just graduated high school and is all set to spend three weeks of travelling the country with her bestie.
Things do not start off well for her though.
She’s upset and so her friend talks her into going to a party to cheer her up.
While there she realises that it’s her ex’s brother’s hoose! And this guy has always been kinda mean to her. That’s because he (Noah) and her ex (Devin) do not get along. They shared the same dad – who died when they were kids – and seem to hate each other now, although why isn’t clear.
For the last couple of years, Noah has been teasing her and mainly being a jerk.
Then something happens between the two of them and it leaves Truly a mess of nerves and traumatised.
The story goes through Truly’s incredible transformation from quiet and good and sheltered to wild and passionate and determined to live for herself more
This lad…well I’m so torn about how I feel about him.
He’s a complete tool at times and his actions and behaviour are most certainly unacceptable…I think? See, this is my issue.
He’s been a prick. Done unforgivable things. But he’s somehow redeemable. And I don’t hate him!
Well played Ms Rhodes, well played.
He’s dark and broody. Unpredictable and wild. But can be sweet and gentle too.
He’s got some internal demons though and that’s for sure.
What goes on inside his head is a direct result of his…experiences and most definitely contributes to his actions and reactions.
So I feel for him…and then I feel for him,ye ken? Lol!
Anyway, this relationship is a little toxic and a lot intense and sexy AF!
I will say this though, I wish I had met someone like this when I was 18 because…damn! No one at 18 knows how to fuck like this. No one at 18 has that much confidence in their sexuality…right? Please tell me I’m right and that I didn’t just always hook up with losers!!
The dirty talk in this story was on-freakin’-point. Damn it made me wet! And again I say, I love angry sex!
““Run,” he murmurs against my lips. I blink up at him. Then, a split second later, I bolt, trying in vain to reach the bathroom. Noah is a world-class athlete. He can outrun and overpower me without breaking a sweat, but he lets me almost get there. My hand touches the cool metal knob before I’m yanked back by my hair. “Not fast enough.” “Let me go,” I grit, letting his depravity seep into every crevice of my body until it becomes my own. My heart races. The space between my legs throbs at his harsh touch. He yanks my head back, his free hand plunges into the front of my sleep shorts, and he groans when his fingers glide through my folds with ease. “God, it’s like you were made for me.” I turn, shocked by the tenderness of his words, but the moment is fleeting as I’m shoved into the door with so much force it slams closed. “On your knees.” He fists my ponytail, dragging me to the ground so hard my knees hit the floor with a thud. Noah’s thumb traces my lips. I open for him, allowing him to insert the digit in my mouth. He presses it against my tongue. “You like being on your knees for me, don’t you, Tru?”
Final Thoughts on TRULY by Carmel Rhodes
Reading the blurb, I thought that this was going to be darker than it was. Yes, there were definite dub/non-con scenes but I was picturing abduction, abuse and maybe some kind of Stockholm syndrome.
However, it was an excellent story and I enjoyed every word.
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