Thursday, February 21, 2013

Hard to Resist by Shanora Wiliams

February 18, 2013

Natalie Carmichael thought that Bryson Daniels would be her world. She planned a bright future with him, cherished four years with him, and couldn't have been any happier, but during graduation night, all of that changes.
Natalie walks in on Bryson cheating on her. One month after catching him in the act, she finally decides to make an escape by leaving for Florida. 
She wants to start over, have fun, and be free while also finding a way to mend her broken heart but when she meets Nolan Young, her single-life escapade doesn't last for very long. She tries to stay clear of Nolan and his desires but it's impossible for her. Nolan will do everything that he can to have her as his own, but will Natalie accept Nolan along with the problems of his past? Will she let someone else into her heart that may be even worse than Bryson?
For Natalie, Nolan will be something completely new to her. And for them both, their desires will be completely hard to resist.

Why am I struggling to review this? I'm having a hard time deciding what I liked and how to review it. I enjoyed it. 

I enjoyed watching Natalie find herself after being broken-hearted. Bryson really did a number on her when she caught him cheating on her. I'm proud of her for not standing there crying about it, while he watched. She "womaned up" and cried to her best friend. 

So she moved down to Miami with her bestie and on the first day she meets Nolan. She's trying for a one night stand but he wants more. She's hesitant but gives in. But I feel like her and Nolan's relationship went way too fast and not because of time but because she clearly wasn't over Bryson. I'm all for new love but I ended the book still not knowing if she was over Bryson. 

I loved the plot. I loved the idea of getting away and making a fresh start. 

The dialogue felt unnatural to me. Perhaps just because it's not the way I communicate but I had a hard time connecting with the characters.

“Does he just want your thong?” I asked.
She grinned. “I don’t know. Maybe I just want his dong!” 

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