Thursday, March 10, 2016

review { repost } || DESTROY ME by Shana Vanterpool

Swoon Romance | March 8, 2016 | New Adult Romance
Crystal Gulf, book 1


DESTROY ME is book one in the New Adult romance Crystal Gulf Series.

Bach lives his life with honesty and without restraints, happy to be known as a sexy as all hell, unapologetic asshole. 

When he drinks, he drinks hard. 

When he wants a woman, he makes sure she knows it. 

When he opens his mouth, it’s either to piss someone off or to turn someone on.

You can normally find him with one hand on a bottle and one hand on a woman, trying to forget his past. 

Harley Evans is a twenty-one-year-old year old college student. She's a good girl who fell hard for Dylan, who’d promised her forever. But Dylan, Bach’s best buddy, lied.

He enlisted in the Army, crushing Harley with equal parts anger and sadness. She’d already lost her father to that choice. Heartbroken, she falls back into depression. 

Stuck in Crystal Gulf all summer with little to do, Harley needs a distraction. Enter Bach, sexy as f*#ck distraction, ready and willing. 

Dylan’s not all bad though. Before he left, he asked Bach to watch out for Harley, knowing she’d never go for a guy like Bach. She’s too good for him. Too good for anyone. 

But Dylan was wrong. He never should have left them together. Bach is there to pick up the pieces Dylan left behind. Soon pieces aren't enough. He wants more, needs more Harley.

DESTROY ME is dark, sexy, heartbreaking, and intoxicating.

{ about shana vanterpool } .

When I walk into a book store I feel at home. When I smell the pages of a brand new book things make sense. When I read I am who I always wanted to be. I read to escape and I write so others can as well. My family, my actress dog Bella, coffee, and a steamy love story are a few of my most precious things. My Sweet Demise is my debut new-adult contemporary romance novel. Keep up to date with future releases by following on Twitter: @shanavauthor

{ review } .

The last thing Bach wanted was a woman. Well, a woman who stuck around for longer than the main act between the sheets. He wasn't expecting Harley -- and Harley wasn't exactly expecting Bach, either.

I truly enjoyed every single moment of this story. I loved watching as Bach found a reason to trust a woman, and I loved watching as Harley saw past the egotistical facade that Bach put up. With Dylan playing the big sand box overseas, Harley began to question things and Dylan's pushing her to his best friend leaves her a little uneasy. But she also grew closer to Dylan's friend.

Bach's past has some heartbreaking moments, and watching as this scarred man allowed Harley in... those were my favorite moments. These two were two broken parts to a whole, and together they were a beautiful picture.

There were moments that Bach's egotistical nature came across as annoying, but as we got to know him more, they were really quite comical (such as his thoughts of, whatever they were laughing at couldn't be that funny because he didn't say it).

From the very moment I had this book in my possession, I had to fight to put it down -- I had other commitments that came first, afterall. But I was continuously drawn back to this story. I absolutely cannot wait to see what else Ms. Vanterpool will bring to Crystal Gulf!

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