Series: Heart #5
hopeless mind and the other needs to view the alternate life that calls in
order to finally be able to accept what it really is that they want.
This is so sad to admit, but up until about a month ago, I was unaware of the incredibly talented author Michelle B. and her Heart series. I have so been missing out! Releasing today is the 5th book in the Heart series, Skinny Love. Finally, we get Nikki and Chris’s story which is emotional, sexy, stressful at times but has one of the happiest endings I think I have ever read.
Throughout the previous books in the series, it has been obvious that there’s more to meet the eye regarding Chris and Nikki – but they are stubborn. They’ve been best friends since they were little, but it has seemed there were underlying things happening between them. Kind of like the blurb, it’s difficult to categorize them. Friends, lovers, enemies? But the true meat of this novel is Chris’s journey to better himself. Nikki meets a ton of conflict, some of it a little too far-fetched at times, but Chris truly has to face the music and make some difficult choices in order to change his life.
I can’t really say much else about the plot without spoiling it, but this is one of the most fantastic books I’ve read in a long time. Michelle B. creates beautifully flawed, raw, and honest characters and is the master of bringing them to life. Each time I read one of her books it feels more like watching a movie than reading. I can picture everyone in my mind, hear their voices, and feel as if I am right there with them. Skinny Love made me cry quite a bit more than the previous books in the series, but luckily, a lot of that was happy tears.
I highly recommend Skinny Love to contemporary romance fans, especially those that like a little bit of crime and suspense mixed in. However, you have to start at the beginning of the series for everything to make sense. But I promise you will not be disappointed! This is easily one of the top 3 book series that I’ve ever read, and Skinny Love is one of my favorite books of the year.
*Thanks to Give Me Books for providing this ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.
well it’s not a dress but a scrap of strategically placed material. I’ve never
seen Sofia wear this dress before and I’m going to go out on a limb here and
say C would never allow her out of the house with it on. I’m guessing it was
worn, but only for a few minutes before it was lying on the floor at my
sockets when I step into Sofia’s palatial master bedroom.
dress cracks me up.
unadulterated sex. That dress is a shot of Viagra to any limp dick you pass.”
soles of my two-day old pedicure. I buckle the strap, wiggle my toes, and
stand, presenting myself to the three musketeers waiting to see the full
onslaught of this scarlet red, very revealing outfit.
don’t need Luke’s cum stains coming back with it,” Sofia dictates. “And you my
sister, are… Sexy. As. Fuck!”
lips. “One more thing.” He hurries across the room, knowing exactly what he’s
looking for and exactly where it is. “She needs boob shimmer,” he says over his
shoulder, then walks back to me welding a big fluffy brush and a jar of pale
gold body shimmer. The brush finds my cleavage and collar bones before he lands
a big kiss on my cheek. “You are perfect, peaches.”
hit the tile to the kitchen, the room falls silent. The only sound is a fierce
agonized noise thundering through the kitchen and then Colt wails with a hungry
cry breaking the tension when he sees his momma.
there with his arms hanging at his sides. His face is a sheet of stone. I
swallow the tension rising in my throat, the knot forming a ball I can’t seem
to speak past.
“I’m gonna have to vet his ass.”
breath from Chris.
passes, then the Chris everyone knows appears. I watch the lie of the man form
in his changing eyes and personality. The flicker of shutters slamming closed
before the storm claims him. He’s the shell of a man sealing the cracks he
almost let break open and crumble, but he quickly covers it up with his jokes.
The levity alleviating the heaviness in the room, but not in my mind or my
heart. And then… my heart shatters with his crude words. I know Chris. Chris
knows I know Chris, inside and out. Whatever comes out of his mouth next is to
cover for what he’s feeling.
“You don’t need that pretty pussy of yours catching something before you let me
fuck you again.”
breaking his stride. “I just don’t know his dick size, but I guess we’ll know
by tomorrow, won’t we?” He finishes his crude sentence and opens the
refrigerator and grabs another beer.
stepping forward and grabbing the clutch from Sofia’s fisted hand. I throw my
phone and gloss in it along with some tissues and take a few steps to the
bathroom that’s just off the kitchen. I take a deep breath and let his words
go. I give myself a once over and open the door just as angry voices are being
the corner of the kitchen. A limo sits at the gate. Caelan hits the intercom
and tells him to come through after hitting the gate release button.
feeling one bit of the joy stretched across my face. My stride across my
sister’s massive kitchen is quick. Murmurs of goodbyes are said. I wave over my
shoulder, not wanting to look back.
recyclable trash can. “Nikki, wait up.”
far the limo has gotten down the driveway. The interior door to the mud room is
within reach. I grab the handle and push it open. Just before closing it, it’s
pushed open with force and closed with even more strength, but it doesn’t latch
and swings back open.
away from him.
to him, feeling the hurt of his words.
easier for you, but you changed the path.”
solemnly gaze up into his regretful eyes.
wall, caging me in with his long, lean body. He bends down and ghosts his lips
his arm and make my way out the door to a waiting Jaxson who is being occupied
by Caelan. He must have known a train wreck was about to happen and cut Jaxson
off by going out the front door.
adult children. Always a movie girl, she never read any kind of books until the
summer 2015 when a family member gave her a trilogy to read. Once she was
finished with the series, she was hooked. After a year of reading voraciously
and pushing away the urge to start writing her own story, she finally decided
to take the leap and start putting finger tips to her keyboard. After five
months she finished her first novel, Breath With Me. She then gave it to a few
handfuls of women to see what their thoughts and feelings were. With
overwhelming encouragement and demands, she finished her second novel of the
Heart Series, Breathing Together. Michelle B is currently writing the fifth
book in the Heart Series called Skinny Love, but that is not it for the Heart
Series. There’s a lot more to come for the Elite Eight.
Enter here and good luck!