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“Why are you still half-naked and in bed in the middle of the afternoon?”
Her cheeks flamed instantly and Raine kicked the side of Jarret’s hip from beneath the blankets. “You have a serious issue with privacy,” she said, chuckling. Huffing and rolling her eyes, she figured she might as well tell him. “If you must know, I can’t fit into any of my clothes.”
“None of them?” Jarret asked speculatively.
“Not a one. I’m too fat for everything in my closet.” And why the hell did that make her want to cry? It was as if someone had hooked her tear ducts up to a faucet and turned them on and off at will. Frankly, as much time as she spent crying since becoming pregnant, she was surprised she’d never been hospitalized for dehydration.
“Nothing about you is fat,” Jarret assured her.
Rolling her eyes a second time, Raine corrected him. “Have you seen my thighs? I’m fat.” Mirrors and waistbands didn’t lie.
Jarret moved so fast he was a blur and the next thing Raine knew, he’d ripped the blankets right out of her hands. Standing at the side of the bed, Jarret wore a pleased smile as he visually inspected every inch of her while Raine frantically yanked and tugged at the too-short shirt that barely covered her swollen stomach.
“I don’t see this fat you’re talking about,” he said, once he’d finished looking her over. “Show me where all this fat is because all I am seeing is an amazing set of curves and smooth skin that seriously, Raine, is making me harder than hell.”
Her eyes immediately dropped to his crotch where she saw the hard evidence of his statement staring back at her through a loose pair of basketball shorts. Well, Raine thought, freezing in the middle of retrieving the blankets, he certainly doesn’t mince words.
“That’s right, Peach,” Jarret continued. “There is absolutely not one part of you that I don’t find incredibly hot.”
“But I have stretch marks,” Raine complained. She grimaced with every new line that emerged, her body slowly falling to ruin right before her eyes. And he was claiming he found that attractive?
“I’d kiss every one of them if you let me.” Pressing his thighs into the side of the bed, Jarret bent at the waist and planted his fists into the mattress, putting his face directly in front of hers. The heat glowing like embers in his eyes created a tight, tingling sensation to grow between Raine’s thighs as she held his gaze. “Nothing about how I feel about you is right or conventional. In fact, I should send you away right now and spare us both the trouble this is going to cause, but I won’t because something inside me tells me there will never be a sweeter, softer, juicer fruit than you, Peach. I know you’re not ready for me yet, but when you are, there won’t be anything that can stop me from sinking every part of myself into your heat.”
** I RECEIVED AN ARC IN EXCHANGE OF AN HONEST REVIEW **
Book: +4.5 sexy stars!
I have read a couple of J.C. Valentine's books, they are enjoyable, sexy, and sweet, something I like a lot. Maybe you have already read this story because this month is its one-year anniversary, maybe you liked it or not, but whatever feeling it made you feel, it is worthy and you know it.
RAINE is new adult contemporary romance, and it is also an standalone story. This time J.C. tells us about Raine and Jarret's story, from the first time they meet, going through how their story develops, until how their lovely story ends. It is said that this book is not for readers under 18, due to explicit content, I had to mention it.
Raine is a shy, quiet, naive and normal girl until she is not. Her senior year she meets Cameron, the most popular guy and who also seems to see her and her personality. It is not like she fell hard for him, but there were some deep feelings involve in their "relationship". Suddenly, she is with him all the time, spending time with his friends, and going to parties -something she is not so happy to do. I like her personality because most of the time she is shy and quiet, but it looks like she is very argumentative when he happens to be close.
Jarret is Cameron's older brother, she thinks they are pretty much alike, but they are not. Jarret has his feet on the ground, while Cameron is more of a have-their-heads-in-the-clouds person and one of those who do not think with the right head, well, Jarret is completely different and unlike of his whole family. He is sexy, sweet, and very responsible.
Something happens to Raine, something that is responsibility of Cameron but I think also hers. This event changes everything she knows, and when she confronts his family for all what she went through, they treat her like she does not deserve their time. I hated them. Anyways, she never asked for anything else, and she does not want their helps. Now, she knows she needs help but she has never had it so she highly prone to misunderstand someone when they try to help her. However, when Jarret, OMG!, leaves her no choice but to accept it. From that moment on the real story happens.
The plot was amazing, like the other J.C's books this one has an incredible heroine and a sexy hero. Sometimes I felt like I knew what would happen but even then I enjoyed every single part of the ride.
The plot was fantastic, and the characters were well-described, they have that chemistry I love, and it has the perfect twists in the story. It also has many secrets that when they come out, OMG! You just can stop reading!! Definitely it is a worthy-reading.
I highly recommend it for everyone who likes NA and romance. Also, who does not like a story with a good plot?
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