3 Dec 2013

REVIEW: Every Kiss (Every Life #2) by Tasha Ivey




Synopsis


After witnessing Makenna’s journey to find herself again, Callie is reminded of her own struggles with love. No, Wes wasn’t always the easy going guy that he is today. He was moody and unpredictable in the worst of ways, and she was certain to call him out on it every chance she got. Looking back, she’s amazed at how much their lives have changed since they met.

Before tragedy shook them to the very core of their lives. Before her dream career began. And before Wes wasn’t a broody jerk with a closet full of personalities.

Yes, just four years ago, everything was different…

Makenna and Shane are just a couple of lovesick college students, and Callie is doing her best to keep up with the demands of her junior year. Life is boring, and she is totally fine with that. But boring flies right out the window the day Makenna cons Callie into helping with Shane’s brother’s birthday party. She expects a gangly pimple-faced teenager, but Wes is far from it. He is temperamental and opinionated, but he is also incredibly hot and thoroughly enjoys pushing her buttons. And she pushes his right back.

Even though their undeniable attraction draws them to one another, Wes is clear with Callie about one thing. Relationships are off limits. Friendship is all he has to offer, unless of course, Callie is willing to add a few benefits to that. He works hard to keep the reasons for his aversion hidden, but secrets have a way of making themselves known sometimes, no matter how deep you bury them.

Two of those secrets hold the key to unlocking Wes’ fears of the ultimate betrayal. And the other secret has Callie falling even deeper than she ever dreamed.

But she’s unsure of one thing . . . is she enough to save him from himself?




My Thoughts


Every Kiss picks up where Every Breath left us, and then jumps back four years into the past, giving us Callie and Wes Baxter's story.


Callie was the same Callie that we loved in Every Breath. She's the same bubbly outspoken person that isn't afraid to speak her mind. Wes on the other hand, was totally different to the sweet and caring man that we knew in the first book - he was moody.

I loved reading Callie and Wes' story. I enjoyed learning what Wes was like in past and what he and Callie went through to get to where they are today. With the hand Wes was dealt in his past, his moodiness and habit of keeping women at a distance is understandable. 

I enjoyed the journey of being there with Callie as she explained how she felt about situations, and how, with some forceful support, helped Wes face one of his biggest fears.

I connected with all the characters in Every Kiss right from the start. They were extremely believable and lovable. Tasha Ivey's writing, as always, drags you completely into the story. So much so that at about 85% through, I was reduced to a blubbering mess! There's nothing better that being so engrossed in a story that it literally causes an emotional reaction.

Every Kiss is due for publication on December 9, 2013. If you have read Every Breath, you need to give Every Kiss a read too. You won't be disappointed. 

I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.



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