Wednesday, May 15, 2013

J. M. Stone--Skin Deep (Skin Deep #1)

Adult Contemporary Romance

Oh, who was she kidding? Emma knew that going to the tattoo shop with her best friend, Allie, would result in getting badgered until she ended up with some sort of needle piercing her flesh in one way or another. What she didn’t plan on was ending up face-first on the floor of the shop with a busted lip. Or doing it in front of the hottest guy she’d seen since…well, ever.

Mortified, Emma never thought she’d ever step foot back in Skin Deep again. But fate, with a little help from Emma’s flighty best friend and a chance encounter with a fudge bar, steps in. Now Emma’s torn between taking a chance on getting her heart broken by the enigmatic, gorgeous Lucas, and playing it safe with good ol’ trusty B.O.B.

Lucas lets Emma know that he gets what he wants, and what he wants is her. When Emma gives in and quits pushing him away, she’s surprised at how quickly the walls around her heart crumble. She’s even more surprised that her unconventional, zany family just endears her even more to him.

But no one knows there’s someone that wants her more, and they’ll stop at nothing to get her.

*Recommended for readers 18+ due to HOT sexual encounters, adult situations, and language.
{4 stars}
Funny! That's the first thing that hits you when you discover Emma, she is an uncoordinated, charming, sweet, funny girl. Instantly likable. Luke is super HOT, charming, and dominant, he knows what he wants and how to get it.
I normally read stuff with more of an "edge" to it. But I found Luke and Emma's somewhat normal courtship really great. Their dynamic really fit together, and the cast of characters surrounding them is the perfect component to keep the story going. It's so normal that it was charming in it's simplicity. And just flat out funny with her sibling fights. The only "edge" was Emma's stalker and how that all played out, but it didn't consume the storyline and we spent 95% of the book just getting to know Emma and Luke and all the imaginative places and ways they could have sex. The HEA is probably not what everyone will be looking for, it kind of leaves us wanting more, but since this is a series I think we will get the rest of it in the next one.  I just really liked this book and can't wait to read the next one, hoping its Brandon/Allie/Jackson.

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