This one was hot! I kept saying it to anyone who would listen. I saw this book months ago and said, "I'm gonna read this book. It looks like a good read." I was not prepared. She wasn't ready!!!! *Kevin Hart voice* The story had me hooked. The first lines were like," Mmmhmm okay. Go ahead now girl." This book had star moments and I wanna talk about them.
First thing is that I loved the characters. Joshua and Lucy were so cute and complete. I loved how opposite they were at first. Josh's tough and icy exterior was sexy and I liked it. I really did. It reminded me of someone I know. Then there was Lucy; sweet as sugar yet driven and creative. The building of these characters through their past and present was very well done. With each one, you could see how they both ended up as assistants at B&G. The contrast between these two added to the sexual tension that reigned supreme throughout the book. Let me tell you about that tension honey... yaaas! I re-read this book just to see if it would have the same effect and it did. I felt every stare between the two.
I can't say I didn't see Josh getting personal with Lucy coming but I didn't see it coming that way. Listen! When he grabbed Lucy and pinned her against that elevator wall, I wasn't ready. I loved every second of it. I was like, I want that. (LOL!) It was from that moment I knew I wanted these two to be together. I really began routing for them since that moment. Then emotional charge changed as the book went on as Josh and Lucy get into it. But not in their usual way. Lucy let her guard down and Josh crumple at the sight of it. It was one of the 'real and raw moments' of the books.
Who knew paint balling could reveal so much? That reminded me of when I went paint balling with some cowokers for the first time.
Sidenote, I'm just as tiny as Lucy so I know what it's like to get the gear and it not fit like everyone else.
Back to the book. We get a chance to see Josh for who he really is or who he really wanted to be for Lucy. The protector of Little Lucy *pictures Lucy glaring at me for calling her that*. He tries to protect her throughout the day when he saw that she was sick even though she did nor the readers knew it yet. After all the fun, he takes her home and cares for her. He even calls his brother to look in on her. Ladies, if a guy does this for you, he's a keeper. He's seen you at your absolute worst and still wants to kick it with you....lock him down right away.
The books keeps getting better as these two court the only way Josh and Lucy could. When I think things couldn't get any more real and raw, here comes Josh's brother's wedding. Lucy finally gets the inside scoop on why Josh is so Josh. First, she meets his father who is in my opinion too in his feelings. I was like," Sir get out of yo feelins. Fa real fa real." Then we meet his mom, who is sweet as sugar but tough as nails. I mean which Mom at the core isn't? All the while I felt like Lucy, "When is the other shoe gonna drop?" Then it does. In true Lucy fashion she freaks out and runs away. Josh's Mom had to step in and fix it. I mean which Mom doesn't fix things for her babies and sh!t hits the fan? Mama's out there, am I right?
The night progresses to satisfy delayed gratification and Josh finally has his Lucy flavoured Chocolate Easter Egg. I most say the build up and sexual tension was satisfied at this point. Sally truly took us for that ride. By the time that scene rolls around it was perfectly timed. It wasn't the premeditated romantic set up that would give away what came next. It was impulsive, real and raw and oh so well written.
My second favourite moment comes the next morning. Lucy and Josh join Josh's family for breakfast, much to the Ice Man's chagrin and reluctance. Things start out quite awkward then that underlying tension that wasn't so obvious but still very present in the books snaps. Josh and his father, his real heartbreak come to a head. That's when my girl Lucy goes off. I mean sis went all the way off. She let his father have it. I was like , "Yaaaasss!! Go off sis! She stepped in and saved her man.
"Anthony, it's been real."
The book mellows out to a smooth and beautiful end. From the drive back to Josh's apartment to his slew of admissions. The real meaning behind the colour of his bedroom walls *talk about bedroom eyes*, the shirts in his closet all in the usual order Lucy noticed him wear them and the fact that he loved her since day one. This kind of writing answers Drake's question, "Keke, do you love me?" Yes she do boo!
I give this lovely piece of work a 5 out of 5. The simple fact that I re-read it and still got all the feels just as I did the first time I read it is remarkable.
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Hello, I'm Tammy and I love books! I love writing and reading them. I love them so much I just can't stop talking about them.