He wore suits and I wore biker boots. He went to university and I went to trade school. He lived in a big home and I lived in a tiny apartment.
When my world was turned upside down, he took me in his arms and promised to help me find a new direction. Now I’ve lost my job, been separated from my friends, and any day an eviction notice was bound to show up.
Unfortunately, my journey was tougher than he had imagined.
When nothing goes right, look who’s left.
Romance | New Adult | Contemporary
***Received an Advanced Readers Copy during Blog Tour hosted by Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest Review***
In the great words of 90’s nostalgia can conjure from the almighty one worded expressions presented by Joey – Whoa. Seriously I love all things Danielle Norman at this point. She hooked me with Impact and now with Often I am drop dead in love with her.
The characters comrades – simply amazing.
Leo was absolutely rollicking. She was a the perfect level of badassary that was just hilarious and charming. Which also scared me because she could probably take me in a fight, but she has such a likable personality. And of course Ian. Oh my lanta Ian he is just a doll. He has this charismatic personality that is both sweet and sexy rolled into one.
Leo and Ian together…. Honestly that chemistry was HOT HOT HOT! And when I say hot, I mean the characters chemistry was drool slurping delicious. The heightened amounts of desire, angst – it was basically what kept me on the edge of my seat flipping through the pages like a speed crazed woman.
One thing though that peeved me – really just a slight thing that always bothers me about best friend go lovers. With Ian and Leo, there was a definite crush that Leo always felt towards Ian, one that she never really expressed while Ian always saw Leo as his ‘one of the guys’ biker chick bestie. During the first moment of these two closing that friends to lover gap, there just feels like Ian didn’t notice Leo was this attractive being until his brothers wedding. Though later on during the plot there are little nudges where that isn’t entirely the case, but at first it made me really dislike Ian.
And what I really LOVED about the twist of the plot was the type of mystery that came with the secondary characters dynamics mixed with our main characters. It wasn’t just a ‘lets fight’ kind of romance drama, there was an actual plot twist that really took this to a different level. It was just a great push and pull of the characters that created a really thrilling addition to the plot.
In the end, I gotta tell you, at this point I will read anything Danielle Norman. I mean it. I haven’t gone back and read Enough and Almost just yet, but I loved Impact and I flipping inhaled Often. It was honestly such a great read, it was gripping with so much steamy connection that melted off the pages with a nice twist in the plot that threw the characters for a whirlwind of an experience. I just love it. I cannot wait to see what next comes my way from this author.
Before becoming a romance writer, Danielle was a body double for Heidi Klum and a backup singer for Adele. Now, she spends her days trying to play keep away from Theo James who won’t stop calling her or asking her out.
And all of this happens before she wakes up and faces reality where in fact she is a 50 something mom with grown kids, she’s been married longer than Theo’s been alive, and now get her kicks riding a Harley.
As far as her body, she can thank, Ben & Jerry’s for that as well as gravity and vodka. But she says that she could never be Adele’s backup since she never stops saying the F-word long enough to actually sing.
Danielle writes about kickass women with even better shoes and the men that try to tame them (silly silly men).