Own Me by Lexi Scott
Series: Silver Strands #3
Also in this series: Risk Me
Published by Entangled Publishing on August 17th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Limits were made to be broken...
Genevieve Rodriguez's life isn't panning out the way she's always envisioned. At all. Not only is she exactly one "D" away from getting kicked out of school, but her heart is in pieces after her long-time crush marries someone else. For Genevieve, sunny Silver Strand has never felt more dismal.
Then Adam Abramowitz, her super-cute, super-smart physics tutor-who never seems to notice even her sexiest tops-tells her his Visa is about to expire and he's going to have to return to Israel.
Suddenly the words pop out Genevieve's mouth before she can stop them. "Marry me."
At first, it's a joke...until it's not. Because in that brief, unexpected moment, everything changes. The rules. The boundaries. And Adam and Genevieve are about to discover what happens when you push the limits.
Previously released under the title Limits in June 2013, and has been enhanced with new material.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
I ended up enjoying Own Me, the second book I’ve read by this author, a lot more that I thought I would.
I loved Risk Me, the previous installment on this series, so much that I jumped at the chance of reading this next one.
While I was intrigued by the story line, I realized when I got farther into the book that the main issue between our couple was going to be lack of communication. This, as a rule, really pisses me off.
Adam is an Israeli studying in the States and has not been keeping up with the paperwork to keep his student visa. Gen has been his tutorée since they met at campus three years ago and they have been great friends ever since. At the possiblity of having her best friend deported, Gen offers to marry him to get a green card.
Well, it turns out Adam has been half in love with her since day one, and Gen after some head straightening figures she loves him just as much. Unfortunately, Gen thinks Adam is just in it for the papers and well…the benefits, but is not serious about her. While, Adam is convinced she is still hung up on her childhood crush and he is just a temporary stand in.
Adam is a super hot, built scientist with a stint as a soldier, a lot of stamina and some daddy issues. Gen is a girl trying to figure out what she wants from life, if only her family would let her breathe for a second without making her second-guess everything she does. Put these two together and we see what not opening up will do to your relationships.
Well, their lack of using words like normal people drove me a little bit crazy, and it got old soon. Throw in a busybody family, uncooperative yeast experiments and Immigration inquiries, you have quite an angsty read. This story was filled with hot love making, unfortunate choices of words by both parties, and a lot of growing-up.
In the end, I liked it a lot, even considering their lack of linguistic skills to comunicate… although Adam does have some pretty fantastic linguistic skills of the other kind, if you know what I mean.
I’m really looking forward for the next in this series.
Sparkles’ Rating: 3.5 Stars
This book is currently out of print.
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