Wow! I am currently nursing the worst book hangover I can ever remember having. I truly haven’t read another book since I read the end of Giving In by M.R. Joseph.
Now, I was given an ARC of the book, and when asked what I thought of it, I told the author that I really do think this is the best of her books, which is saying something because I loved her other series!
Harlow, a jilted lover, turns to a cute stranger at the bar for comfort. Cruz watched the hottie at the bar slam back another shot of tequila and figured he could turn her frown upside down. A year later, when the two of them run into each other sparks ignite.
Harlow and Cruz are explosive together whether they are fighting or well the other F word, lol. The supporting characters are not just in there for fluff like some other books, they each have a part to play and you can really feel their connection to each Harlow and Cruz, Which makes the story that much more interesting and enjoyable to read.
I thought the way that the author wrote Cruz and Harlow; it was so easy to empathize with them. These aren’t your typical picture perfect couple who come from great families, or have tons of money. Harlow comes from a good family that is old money, and Cruz comes from a family with a checkered past, but both are not without their scars, they’re damaged just like the rest of us. I think that is part of the reason I enjoyed reading Giving in so much. I mean yes, there was great sex scenes, drama, romance, and humor, but I kept reading because I cared about what was happening to these people.
I cried for them, I was angry on their behalf, and I cheered them on. This is not a book that you can just walk away from; once you finish it, you’ll be anxiously awaiting the next in the series to see what comes next.
My biggest complaint about this book would have to be that it does end in a cliffhanger, which I am not a fan of at all in any book. However, that probably has more to do with my lack of patience.