3 out of 5 Licks
New York Times bestselling author Rachel Gibson returns to Truly, Idaho, and to the fate of sexy SEAL Blake Junger
GIMMEE A B-R-E-A-K!
Ex-high school cheerleader Natalie Cooper could once shake her pom-poms with the best of them. But she’s paid for all that popularity—her husband’s run off with what’s left of their money and a twenty-year-old bimbo named Tiffany. Leaving Natalie to manage a photo store and having to see some pictures she, well, really shouldn’t.
GIMMEE A S-H-O-T!
Then she comes toe-to-manly chest with Blake Junger. Exiled to a remote cabin in Truly, Idaho, Blake wants nothing to do with anyone. Instead, he’s determined to struggle with his demons and win—all on his own. But the last thing he needs is Natalie distracting him with her luscious curves and breaking down the barriers of his heart.
GIMMEE YOUR H-E-A-R-T!
Can be read as a standalone. Returns to Truly, ID and is about the second Junger twin, Blake Junger.
While What I Love About You is the third in the series you can read as a standalone. I haven’t read the other books in the series and I didn’t feel like I missed anything. This was my first Rachel Gibson book and overall I enjoyed it. Blake is a jerk, but he is honest about. He shows his jerkiness immediately and never really tried to hide it with Natalie. Natalie had a rough go of it with her ex husband and his family for that matter and she chooses to stay pretty quiet in order to avoid any further drama for her or her daughter. She comes across as a bit of a push over at times, but eventually finds the strength to give some push back. There were a few lulls in the story where it was easy for me to get distracted, but I was pulled back each time. I’ve watched some family members battle alcoholism so at times this was hard for me to read. in the end I’m happy with the way the author handled it. It wasn’t blown over or treated with some easy fix.