Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Release Blitz & Book Review: Careless by Michelle Horst

by Michelle Horst
Series: Enemies to Lovers Series #3
Release Date: February 28th, 2018


Irony – when life f@cks you over.


She’s the one girl I can’t forget.
She’s as innocent as a saint, with the mouth of a sinner.
After taking her virginity, it’s taken me four years to get rid of the guilt.
I used her while she was at her lowest and she’s never forgiven me.
Watching my best friend die a little every day, and not being able to do anything about it, kills me.
I should’ve seen it coming. The second I hit rock bottom, she walks back into my life.
The f@cking irony?
She might be the only one who can save Marcus.
The life of the person who means the most to me lies in the palm of the girl I screwed.


Hate is a strong word, but it’s one I’ve really considered when it comes to Jaxson West. But I’ve settled for intensely disliking him. It’s similar to the way I feel about visiting the dentist.
Asking me to forgive Jaxson, is like asking me to willingly sit through a root canal.
He’s heartbreakingly gorgeous, emphasis on heartbreakingly.
He’s an amazing friend, just not to me.
He’s supportive, understanding, caring and loving, just not to me.
No, for me he reserves his dark scowls and low growls.
I’ll do everything I can to save Marcus, but I’m not doing it for Jaxson.

Jaxson West & Leigh Baxter ~ Book 3 in the Enemies To Lovers Series

This is a Stand Alone book in the Enemies To Lovers Series. Each book in the series is about a different couple. To get the full experience of their friendship I'd recommend that you start with Heartless.

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Michelle Horst is a Bestselling Romance Author who likes her books hot, dirty, and with a touch of darkness. She loves an alpha hero who is not scared to fight for his woman.

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My review:

I loved this book. It totally surprised me though because although it was really good right from the start, I didn't immediately think of giving it a full star rating until later on. Only a few things kept it from being perfect for me because for example I didn't like how Jaxson described Leigh as a ‘waiflike delicacy’. This may seem trivial to most of you but it really made me cringe because I don’t think that’s a nice way to describe a person, especially not from the hero said about the heroine. And there was a much bigger part that almost had me throwing my kindle against the wall. But those things didn’t matter in the end because I was totally captured by the story and the emotions it elicited in me.
‘My entire life I’ve been obsessed with the heart. I wanted to know everything about it. I wanted to conquer it, but instead, it conquered me.’
There was so much that I absolutely loved and which had my feelings all over the place, that it all outweighed the few not-my-type kind of things. Many very heartbreaking scenes, some laugh-out-loud moments, lots of swoon worthy parts and often I couldn’t hold back my tears. Really, I was sobbing quite a lot.
‘”You can’t solve it. It isn’t a problem. It’s life.”’
The book started out really good and I liked that we got to know Jaxson’s past and how the Screw Crew got together and grew closer because of what happened. The history of characters is important for me to connect with them so I really liked that.
‘That’s just my fucking luck. The first girl I fall for and she’s a fucking genius.’
The story played partly in the past where Jaxson and Leigh met and when everything between them unraveled, and moved on to the present where it all came together again. Sure enough, the rest of the gang wasn't far and we also got some new characters to love. While this is a standalone, I'd recommend to at least read book #2 first because Marcus' story (which is woven into book 2 and 3) really starts there. Jax and Leigh's story can still be enjoyed without having read the previous books though.
'Mom was right. I understand now. Some things just can't be explained.'
I loved this fast paced and quite emotional story a lot especially because the characters already feel like a big family and as the books get better and better in this series, I can't wait to find out what the next one will bring. (PS: I really hope we get to see more of Sebastian.)

-- I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. --

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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