Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Light Me Up by Karla Sorensen Review

3.5 Stars
For Rachel Hennessy, it’s been an interesting six months. Boyfriend? Cheated on her. Job? She totally just got fired. Starting her own wedding planning business sounds exciting … in theory. In reality, it’s completely terrifying. And on top of all that, the freaking cherry right on top? She just had an ill-timed, alcohol-instigated one-night stand with her bff Casey’s brother, Tate. Yeah, that Tate. The one that she’s had a teensy, inconvenient crush on for years. 

But nothing about it is ill-timed or inconvenient for Tate Steadman. Because he finally feels free. Free of the oppressive relationship he’d been in for the past six years. Free to pursue Rachel, because one alcohol-fueled night was not even close to enough for him. He just wished she saw it that way. Because she makes him want more than he ever knew he was capable of. 

When their one night has unexpected consequences, Rachel has no clue how to trust that he’s not just trying to be ‘the good guy’ who wants to do ‘the right thing’. And even though the chemistry between them practically burns down an entire city block when they’re together, she doesn’t know how to let down the concrete wall she’s built up around herself. 

The ‘mistake’ of one evening can change the trajectory of two lives, but maybe a mistake is all they really need to push them right into true love.
Light Me Up is a 90k word humorous contemporary romance with a moderate heat level, and is second in a series of standalones.
          "The only time in my life that I have felt like I am being set on fire from the inside out is when I'm with you. And that is what I want, forever."

    This is my first book by Karla Sorensen and I'm not at all disappointed. It's book two in the Three Little Words series, but I haven't read one and I was still OK ... but I hear you should read one because it's so good, so I'm sure I will go back for it.

   I think I had the biggest love/hate with this book. In the best and worst way. I loved the characters. I REALLY loved Tate. I love his devotion and they way he wouldn't give up. But he wasn't unrealistic because he still lost his temper in an argument. At times I felt bad for him because it almost seemed impossible. But mostly I just wanted to jump his bones. LOL!!

   I also loved Rachel, she was ballsy and funny and brass and bold. She was a real character and I just enjoyed her. She made me laugh at loud more times than I can count. But HOT DAMN!!! She is stubborn. I wanted to slap her in the face more often than not. Here comes the love/hate. LOL. But the thing is, I think Karla wrote her that way because just when you are ready to give up on her, she admits her weaknesses and her stubbornness. She KNOWS what's going on. So it kind of makes it ok.
   However, there were times where I just forgot WHY she was so stubborn. She would get all worked up and say she couldn't be with him and ... I just couldn't remember why. I think I wish the reason was made to be a bigger deal than it was so it played a more prevalent role in the book and made Rachel's actions more acceptable.

   Otherwise, the book was good. It was an easy, quick read. The side characters were fun and made sense and I look forward to the next book. Hell, I look forward to the first one. I'm actually pretty excited about Casey. I think I connected with her on a personal level about shoes. Haha!! Don't miss out on these books!

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