*****5 INCREDIBLE, OUT OF THIS WORLD STARS*****
I save my 5 Stars for books that have me thinking about them for weeks. Books that get hold of my heart and stay there. Books I want to shout about from the rooftops.
OFF LIMITS IS WITHOUT A DOUBT ONE OF THOSE BOOKS
“There is a vulnerability there, hovering just below the surface. And I want to pick at it until I expose it. Then I want to kiss it."
Two years ago, Emily Burnham had an epiphany about the shallowness of her life. And she made it her mission to become a different person…a better woman. Out from under the controlling thumb of her mother, Emily is tasting the real world for the first time. And she likes it.
Nixon Caldwell has served his time in the Marine Corps, surviving two brutal tours in Afghanistan. He is back home, surrounded by what he likes best…isolation. It's certainly the best way to avoid confrontation of the consuming guilt that is weighing him down.
When an accident brings Emily and Nix together, he soon learns he is not the master of his own fate. Struggling with his own pain, Nix tries to guard himself against Emily’s charms. He wants her in his bed, but he doesn’t want her in his heart.
Having grabbed life by the horns, Emily wants it all. But is she willing to accept just the small part of himself that Nix is offering? Can she reach the part of his soul that he has deemed to be Off Limits?
Emily Burnham is from a Wealthy, Politically Famous family and her mother has spent her like forcing her to Conform to the Norm. Be "the perfect daughter" - pretty, smart and popular. And Emily was happy to be this person, maybe even enjoy it.
Until she grew up.
And realised her life was fake, she was immature, shallow and self obsessed and if she didn't make a stand to change her life, she was destined to be her mum's puppet forever.
So get this folks - our Heroine actually GREW A SET OF BALLS and made the effort to turn her life around. I am a complete sucker for a Heroine that has a great sense of self respect and doesn't rely on Daddy. I love it even more when she is the one to cut the strings and make it on her own!
Sweet, Sexy, Messed Up Nix.
Book Boyfriends?? STUFF THEM ALL!! Nixon Caldwell is up there with the Will Coopers, Holder's, Travis Maddox's and Remmington Tate's of the Book Boyfriend World.
He is the strong, silent type - but one with a huge heart, a sexy body and a work ethic to die for. He is just scrum-diddly-umptous!
This was a wonderfully written, funny, sweet, touching and heartfelt novel which will stay with me for a long time. A definate must read.
The story ties back to Off Sides, but it could, quite easily, be read as a stand alone novel.