Thursday, May 30, 2013

Inevitable (Harmony Series) Review

After experiencing a humiliating breakup, twenty-two-year-old Cassandra Clarke is fresh out of college and living a simple solitary life without any intentions of pursuing love anytime soon.

When the estate next door sells, the last thing Cassandra expects is the unnerving attraction she feels for her sinfully handsome neighbor, Logan West, the young and charming single father with a playboy reputation.

It’s through Oliver, Logan’s four-year-old son, who keeps popping up in her childhood tree house, that she slowly begins to catch glimpses of the compassionate and wounded man Logan has hidden beneath his strong exterior.

Cassandra knows it's wrong and that she's heading for another heartbreak. 
Logan will never be able to give her what she wants…love.

I was given this arc to review honestly.

So I have to tell you right off the bat, I am not a huge fan of NA or YA.  I just found that as I have gotten older I lack the interest in younger stories.  But this one was different.  The story was complex and written in a way that made me care about the heroine and hero regardless of their ages.  It also helped, I think, because the hero has a young son in this too.

Cassie is young and vibrant and heartbroken.  We begin the story with the devastation that has her spinning when she realizes that her relationship of 5 years has just been ended due to her boyfriends infidelity.  I actually felt her panic and anger from page one.  Can't say that is a normal thing for me.  I sat there after the prologue and said to myself "This is going to be a long journey."  I had no idea how true those words would be.

Cassie moves into her grandparents old house and slowly rebuilds her life.  A rather lonely, one friend, sort of life.  All that changes when Logan and his son Oliver (I adore that name btw) move in next door.  Cassie sees Logan as a shallow empty sex machine, and falls in love with little Oliver.  We see them build a friendship slowly that burns with an undercurrent of desire and need.  But given both have a rather bad track record with love, they both hesitate to move forward.

Logan is a sex machine alright.  He goes through women in a rather harsh way, one night stand after one night stand.  Cassie is just another woman he wants to take to bed, but she manages to hold him at bay and keep him interested in having her in his life.  Something that even his family notices as different.  As their friendship builds, so does the tension.  And of course we see it break at a New Year's Eve party.  

Logan's ex, and mother of his son, comes back to try to rebuild a life with her family.  Logan doesn't want her anymore and sees through her tricks.  But seeing her has messed with his head, and he says some horrible things to Cassie.  Cassie knowing that Logan isn't dealing well tries to set it right.  But ultimately can't.  She leaves and things become worse.  Cassie has an accident and Logan is feeling the guilt.

This book was so well written that I had no idea I was done with it.  It ends on a cliffhanger, which makes me crazy.  But it was so good that I really never saw the cliffy coming, so that says something.  =)

I give this book 4.5 lipsticks!  Go pick it up!  


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