Friday, April 23, 2010

Miss July

Title: Miss July
Author: Madison Hayes
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
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ISBN: 9781419927898
Genre: {M/F} Contemporary
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Amethyst Nymph

After twelve years, Andie’s heart still skipped a beat when she laid eyes on the man of her dreams. Running into Ben in London was the last thing she expected. The man had stolen Andie’s heart along with her virginity, and never looked back. Even though she wasn’t the innocent tomboy she once was, Andie couldn’t help wondering where their relationship could have gone.

Working with horses was the excuse that Ben used for traveling to England, but the truth was that he hoped to find Andie. He just couldn’t shake her, even in his dreams. Their time together was wonderful, so Ben couldn’t understand why Andie would disappear without a word. What had he done to frighten her and how could he make it right?

After graduation Andie finally gets Ben to make a move on her, and it turns out better than either of them imagined. Their night was perfect, or so it seemed at the time. However, happiness quickly turns into anger and hurt when an interfering family member gets involved. Now each of them believes they have been rejected by the other. One moment changed both of their lives and almost kept the couple apart forever. Years later, Ben is still pining for Andie, just as Andie is still pining for Ben. Miss July proves that destiny can’t be stopped and definitely not where love is concerned. Because of his past with Andie, Ben’s love life was controlled and not as fulfilling as it ought to have been. His uncertainty about Andie’s disappearance had caused Ben to hide his true self from women. Andie’s confidence had suffered as well.

Their reunion had me reading while squirming in my seat. Madison Hayes added some interesting twists and turns that lead to a touching ending. Ben was so weighed down by guilt, my heart went out to him. I felt his longing for Andie leap off the pages. When Ben discovers that Andie is Miss July my jaw almost hit the floor. One particularly sizzling sex scene that followed will leave you panting for more. I also loved the fortuneteller in this story and would love to read more about her. This is a wonderful addition to the Calendar Girl series, so grab a copy.

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