November 8, 2013
When I think about this story and what Toni went through and her reactions to the Landon brothers. She acted more like a rape victim and technically that is probably what she is as she did tell he ex-boyfriend ‘no’ more than once and he still pushed for and had sex with her. Becca Van did a nice job writing in this particular story if that was the direction she wanted us to go, she was very subtle with it but it makes sense, with Toni’s trust issues and the fact she had not had a date since the one event, the poor girl was so bottled up it was no wonder she had a meltdown.
Becca Van is one of my favorite writers and I know that any of her books that I have read so far I will read again and I happy to say that this book did not disappoint either.
Book Cover Rating ☆☆☆☆
Antonia Cameron is part owner of a coffee shop in the country town of Passion in Victoria, Australia, with her sister, Natasha. She is being courted by two new residents, Ben and Jack Landon, the owners of the new adult shop, which is across the road from Toni’s shop. The two brothers are persistent with their courting of Toni. They can see she has feelings and desire for them whenever she looks at them. Toni has built a wall around her heart, as her one and only experience with a man led to her being physically and emotionally hurt.
Ben and Jack need to break through the walls she has encased herself in without hurting her physically or psychologically in the process. Everything begins going downhill when the brothers realize in their arrogance, they have probably burnt their bridges and have no hope of having a relationship with the woman of their dreams.
NOTE: This book was previously published at 30,000 words under the name Becky Wilde with another publisher. This version has been extensively revised and expanded to 40,000 words.