"Tessa Layne manages to pull my heart out, crush it, and then mold it into something new with every book."
"I had no idea that this book would emotionally destroy me."
"Deeply sensual and rewarding..."
"If LOVE is enough, you won’t put this book down."</em"
One look was all it took to bring me to my knees…
I don’t believe in love at first sight. And I don't believe in love at first kiss, either. But Emmaline Andersson is a study in contradictions, and her hot, sweet mouth has me rethinking everything after just one kiss. Her wicked ways consume me, and leave me wanting everything. Her body, yes, but more importantly, her heart.
But the more I chase her, the farther she runs. And when I discover that my deep dark secrets are nothing compared to hers, it’s up to me to convince her that love bears all things. Even death.
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This book left me wanting more
This is the first Tessa Layne book I have ever read and I wasn’t sure what to expect. Because of this, I think that I would have connected to the characters better if I hadn’t come into the story in the middle. I’m not sure whether Mr, White is supposed to be able to be read as a stand-alone novel, but I would recommend reading her earlier books in order to better understand the big picture.
I enjoyed this book. It is a familiar formula- bad boy who is angry with everything meets a woman and becomes much more than he had ever been. He ends up becoming the one in the relationship who wants the commitment and is the one who pushes for forever. I love how much power that gives women. Over time we learn what has made Declan angry and cynical just as we learn why Emmaline looks so haunted and sad. As Declan becomes more in-touch with his emotions and his past, he starts the healing process. He begins living his life for someone besides himself and focusing on something other than his bottom line. As he opens up, so does she and they both learn about each other’s secrets. In the end I liked these characters, even though Declan did not seem likable at the start. Tessa Layne made them three-dimensional characters and showed both of them growing as individuals as the story progresses. I always love a happy ending.
The story touched on some really painful issues, but this book didn’t pull me in so much that I was weeping. This is nice as I hate when I lose it while reading, but it also means that I didn’t become as invested in the characters lives as I often do. I was left wanting more, as I indicated in the it I indicated in the title. I want more books so that I can continue to learn about the people involved and the world that the author has created! I will be looking for more of Tessa’s books to fill in some of the blanks, especially the one about Declan’s older brother. So wanting more is a good thing.
I do recommend this book, just start by reading some of the earlier books in order to have all the information you need to immerse yourself in Tessa’s world. This doesn’t mean only reading the other “Bad Boys” books, but the fourth “Hero” book as well. I suspect that Mr. White is a richer experience when other books have fleshed out the town of Prairie where Declan and Emmaline fall in love. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to read this book and share my thoughts with others.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Wow! This book, these characters, the storyline..perfection. Emotional?Yep. Swoon worthy book boyfriend? Yep. Love the heroine? Yep. Crazy exes? Nope. Cliffhanger? Nope. Like I said...perfection.
Emotional and Steamy
Mr. White is book number two in the Case Brothers series by Tessa Layne. This is Emmaline Andersson and Declan Case’s story.
I had trouble connecting to the characters at the beginning of the book. As I got to know the characters and they revealed their secrets and vulnerabilities it was easier to feel a connection with them. Declan and Emmaline both are dealing with some really tough real life issues. Will they be able to find love or will the life issues win out?The last half of the book really pulls this story together.
FYI, contains mature content. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.