Series: Something

Princess Emma Reviews: Show Me Something by Aubrey Bondurant

Princess Emma Reviews: Show Me Something by Aubrey BondurantShow Me Something (Something, #5) by Aubrey Bondurant
on September 14th 2017
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5 Stars

The light of the future can only be found by stepping out of the darkness of the past...

After leaving her marriage, Juliette Walker wants to accomplish many new things, but meeting a new man certainly isn't part of her plan.

Plagued with struggles over her past, she seeks the advice of a professional. But after unloading her most intimate thoughts to the handsome stranger with dark hair and glasses at a friend's party, she discovers he isn't the man she thinks he is.

Although Juliette comes into Mark Hine's life like an unexpected tornado, he finds himself intrigued by the bundle of energy who spills her secrets in a drunken barrage. Despite swearing off dating permanently since the tragic death of his fiancee, he keeps finding excuses to spend time with the single mom who makes him laugh and brings him out of his shell.

In the aftermath of Juliette's most humiliating experience to date, she's convinced Mark has permanently friend-zoned her, until the moment it becomes shockingly clear she couldn't be more wrong.

But will demons of the past threaten to derail the opportunity for love? Or can two damaged hearts overcome their painful histories to find a future of happiness together?

Full Length Standalone book with no cliffhanger. Fifth book of the “Something Series”.Recommended for mature readers due to situations of language, and sexual content.

Series: Something #5
Also in this series: Tell Me Something
Also by this author: Tell Me Something, Ask Me Something, Bet Me Something (Something, #3), Teach Me Something (Something, #4)

5 Crowns

Book 5 in the Something series. This book can absolutely be read as a standalone, but take my advice and read them all. This series has received 5 Crowns from me for each release, yes I have loved it that much. Show Me Something is no different.

Juliette Walker and her son Tristan have moved from Charlotte to Connecticut. Away from her family, her best friends, the job she loves but most importantly away from the fallout over her husbands’ arrest. Childhood sweethearts, their marriage had been over for longer than she cares to admit, but following his arrest for corruption in his position as a police officer, Juliette’s priority is the safety of her son. Luckily her best friend Brian has hooked her up with friends and they have taken her under their wings. But it is someone she least expects that helps her move forward, giving her hope for the future. But how do you move forward when the past isn’t resolved?

Mark Hines doesn’t date. Having lost his fiancée many years ago, he has emerged himself in work. His social life revolves around his best friends from college and that is enough for him; until Juliette. She brings out his protective feelings, she also evokes emotions that he has long since buried. He can see a future with her, but with his past so present, will he be able to let it go? Or is he forever destined to live a lonely life.

I seriously LOVE this series. Every single book has hit the mark for me because of the perfect balance of love, humour, sex, friendship, heart-break and angst that the very talented Aubrey Bondurant has brought to each story. Once again she gives us two very loveable, but complicated characters. This isn’t an easy love story. You think it might be and then bam the story changes, throwing your emotions all over the place.

Mark has featured in each book. He has always been somewhat elusive, his character quiet, sensible, yet likeable, and it was always made clear he was dealing with the loss of his fiancée. I have been looking forward to his book for ages as I just wanted to know more about him. Aubrey broke my heart with his story, but that is all I will say. What I will say is the saying about watching out for the quiet ones is true. Never read a book by its cover, Mark is a sexy dork and I loved him. As for Juliette, she is his perfect match. Where Mark is reserved, she has total verbal diarrhoea and it gets her into trouble. She adores her son and is a loyal, fun friend. She has dealt with a lot and her self-esteem is at an all-time low. So with them both weighed down with heavy baggage, will they find happiness together… well you will just have to read it and find out for yourself.

So as I conclude this review, I do so with a heavy heart. This is the final book in a series that I have adored. I took a chance on a new author when I accepted the review request for book 1, and that has turned Aubrey Bondurant into a favourite author of mine who I unashamedly facebook stalk to find out when I will get the next book. So although I am sad, I also look forward to her next chapter. With her talent at creating engaging storylines and loveable characters, it gets me all kinds of excited.

 

I really can’t recommend this series and indeed this book enough. Only great reads get 5 Crowns from me, but to give every book in a series 5 Crowns is a rarity. Well done Aubrey, Show Me Something is the big juicy cherry on top of the most fabulous cake.

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Princess Emma Reviews: Tell Me Something by Aubrey Boudurant

Princess Emma Reviews: Tell Me Something by Aubrey BoudurantTell Me Something by Aubrey Bondurant
on June 29th 2015
Pages: 368
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4.5 Stars

The sexual tension is palpable; the erotic path they’re on is inevitable.
Haylee Holloway has experienced more grief than a twenty-two year old should have to endure. When she moves to LA for a fresh start and takes a job as an assistant for an advertising company the last thing she expects is to have to step in last minute during a photo shoot as the model. Her bikini line and weight are suddenly open topics of discussion, and a client’s million dollar campaign is hanging in the balance. To cap it off, the multi-millionaire, gorgeous owner of the company shows up and takes charge.
Josh Singer, the owner of Gamble Advertising is private, intense, and hard to read. His voice is sexy, his eyes are smoldering and when he learns of Haylee’s goal to save money for law school, he makes her an offer she can’t refuse: To move to New York City and work for him directly as his assistant. Haylee’s dilemma: how does she travel the world with a hot boss whose voice alone conjures up an erotic fantasy and not completely make a fool of herself? Frustrated with Josh’s mixed signals, Haylee finally puts it all on the line. Blurring both their professional and personal lives can they keep things temporary as planned or will they both realize some things weren’t meant to end?
Full Length Standalone book with no cliffhanger. First book of the “Something Series” This book is for mature audiences only

Series: Something #1
Also in this series: Show Me Something (Something, #5)
Also by this author: Ask Me Something, Bet Me Something (Something, #3), Teach Me Something (Something, #4), Show Me Something (Something, #5)

4.5 Crowns

Book 1 in the Something series. This book is a standalone.

Haylee Holloway is ready to move on with her life. After the death of both her parents, she is determined to save enough money to realise her dream of following in her father’s footsteps and becoming a lawyer. Having moved to L.A to become an assistant at a successful advertising company, she has the next few years mapped out in front of her. But all well laid plans are meant to be broken… Aren’t they?

Josh Singer. Multi-millionaire. Check! Successful business man. Check! Divorced and single. Check!

When Haylee finds herself forced to step into the shoes of a supermodel, what she doesn’t expect is to be paraded in front of the hot company boss, Josh Singer. But her dedication catches Josh’s eye and he soon makes her an offer she can’t refuse, bringing her dreams of attending an Ivy League school one step closer. She just has to maintain a professional distance; easy! Or is it…

Okay, so the whole Millionaire/CEO romances used to be a real guilty pleasure of mine. I devoured them until one day I realised I was just reading the same old crap, rehashed with a different cover and a different author. So I have to tell you that it has been a long time since I have wanted to pick up a book of this type. When I was asked to review Tell Me Something, I don’t mind telling you I was more than a little hesitant. I like my books to have more than the 1 dimensional stories and characters that this genre is awash with. Let me tell you now, Aubrey Bondurant has seriously delivered with her debut novel. It really is a bloody gem of a story.

Unlike so many authors who write in this genre, she has really thought about the story she has put together. She has created two strong protagonists that have their own stories; thankfully no timid shrinking violets to put us to sleep, or the whole dominant, submissive yawn fest that quite frankly is well past its sell by date. What we have is two characters that are equal in their wants and needs and who have great depth, light and shade to them. She takes them and us on a journey, which leads them from the dullness of the past and into a brighter and happier future… well hopefully. You will need to read it yourself to find that out.

But what I loved most about this book was the way it was written. Aubrey mixes serious, sex (very hot sex), angst and light hearted humour so well; creating a book that I really struggled to put down. I am seriously gobsmacked that this is her first book. Let me say, many an accomplished writer don’t have the skills to write in such a flowing way. That takes talent, and Ms Boudurant has it in spates.

 

A brilliant romance full of great characters, sex, humour and angst. I loved it and can’t wait to turn my kindle on and read book 2, Ask Me Something. If you love your CEO/Millionaire reads or if like me you were jaded by them, give it a go… you won’t regret it!

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