Anticipation by Sarah Mayberry
Series: Brothers Ink #2
Also in this series: Satisfaction, Jameson
Published by Small Cow Productions on March 25, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blue Sullivan knows a player when she sees one. And Eddie Oliveira—charm and sex personified—was born to play. She never wanted him to say goodbye, so for the last ten years she’s ignored the sizzling attraction between them and focused on being the best sidekick a guy could have. Smart girl, right?
Then Blue has a serious accident, and overnight Eddie changes. Suddenly he’s more intense and singularly devoted…to her. With all this sexy attention, it’s hard to stay within the boundaries she’s scrupulously drawn. The temptation, the anticipation builds and, finally, she has to have what he’s offering. Of course Eddie proves to be brilliant. Now, she worries he’s ruined her forever, as well as the friendship that is so important to her....
Once upon a time there was a manwhore named Eddie…
I wish I liked this one more, but for me I spent half the time not liking Eddie for being a recovering manwhore and the other half being drowned in angst. Anticipation just didn’t have the same feel as the first book in the series, Satisfaction. The characters were very different. Eddie has gotten around. He hasn’t had a girlfriend that lasted past the 6-month mark and most of his “relationships” are of the one night variety.
Blue is a very self-reliant and private person. She has been in love with Eddie for the 10 years she has known him. She was quite happy to settle for friendship though, as she doesn’t want to have him for a good but short time which could ruin their friendship.
An accident which puts Blue into hospital forces the two of them to look at their relationship differently. This story shows us the struggle the two of them face in coming to terms with their feelings and whether they are willing to put their friendship at risk.
My problem was that I liked Blue at the beginning but started to dislike her…and disliked Eddie at the beginning but learnt to like him. There wasn’t a time through the whole story that I liked both the characters at the same time. I’m not sure how Blue could be in love with Eddie and watch him be with so many women. I’m also not sure how if Eddie loved Blue, even just as friends, he could disregard her because the latest hook-up feels intimidated by their friendship.
Overall, I didn’t mind Anticipation but definitely enjoyed the characters and storyline of Satisfaction more.
Rating: 3 Stars.
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