Beyond Me by Jennifer Probst
Series: Sex on the Beach
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication date: March 4, 2014
Format: eARC, 150 pages
How I got it: From the author
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CAN FUN IN THE SUN TURN INTO LASTING LOVE?
Spring break in Key West with my besties was supposed to be casual fun. But I never expected to meet James Hunt. Sex and frolic? Yes! A relationship? No. But his hot blue eyes and confident manner drew me in. And when he let me see the man behind the mask, I fell hard, foolishly believing there could be a future for us. Of course I never considered our relationship might be based on lies…or that his betrayal could rock my foundation and make me question everything I believed in…
OR WILL A LIFE BUILT ON LIES RUIN EVERYTHING?
The moment I saw Quinn I knew I had to have her. She hooked me with her cool eyes and don’t touch me attitude. I had it all, money, social status, and looks. I could get any girl I wanted…until her. When my friends challenged me with a bet to get her into bed by the end of the week, I couldn’t pass it up. But sex wasn’t supposed to turn into love. She wasn’t supposed to change me, push me, and make me want more for myself. She wasn’t supposed to wreck me in all ways. And now, if I can’t turn my lies into truth, I just might lose her forever…
I looooooooved Beyond Me. I want to yell it from the rooftops. I want every person I know who enjoys sweet and sexy romances to read it. Beyond Me made me want to twirl around and sing and go on a sexy spring break myself. (Or vacation, at least, since I’m definitely not of spring break age anymore.) It was everything I wanted and more. All the warm fuzzies. All of them.
Quinn and James were perfection separately. Together, they were absolutely magical. Their connection was so real and believable and they were good for each other, despite it all starting out on less than honorable circumstances, due to a bet on James’ part. It was easy to see how they fell so hard, so fast. This book has real emotion and HOTT sexy scenes, but it also has a lot of character growth. Mmm. James. So freaking swoony and sexy.
The length of this novella was perfect, though if I’m being perfectly honest, I loved these characters and their story so much that I wish it would have been a full-length book. Maybe a follow-up novella down the road, eh Jennifer? 🙂 I’d totally buy it. The entire Sex on the Beach series is a lot of fun. I love the cohesion between the different stories. The only downfall to that is that once you’ve read one of the novellas, you pretty much the twists in the other two, but it didn’t deter me from loving them all the same… or even more, maybe. Each writer’s voice is unique and there’s a lot more than meets the eye to each character’s story. I can’t recommend this series highly enough. Who doesn’t want to read about fun, sexy times in the sun when they’re stuck inside in the bitter cold winter?
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.