Series: Stark #1
on October 10th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
According to Hayley love is a subject of ridicule, a myth created by hopeless romantics.
When Hayley makes a resolution to declare her loose lifestyle era R.I.P, it’s all good in theory…
That is until she meets Daniel Stark, a well-respected, mid-thirties business man who is known for his short temper, lack of steady relationships as well as his strict preserve of his private life.
Opinionated, sharp tongued Hayley accidently steps into his office leaving Daniel resolved to put Hayley in her place and have her in his bed.
Both Hayley and Daniel can’t avoid the immediate instigation of the attraction between them.
In a unanimously agreed upon verdict by Hayley and her two best friends, Ian the gay self-absorbed, aspiring model and Natasha the witty, borderline neurotic soul mate, Daniel Stark is to be Hayley’s pure physical attraction, emotions aside era closure.
Will it indeed be a closure, or a beginning to something neither Hayley nor Daniel ever bargained for…
At first glance I had a feeling this one was going to pull me in. I’ve been reading a lot of angsty books lately though and sadly I didn’t get pulled all the way in by the layers of angst, however, the characters! The characters are fabulous!
By page two I was totally in love with Hayley. She has some issues but I just love the inner her. She talks to herself and giggles and is just really interesting straight away.
Without any prior reasonable urge I giggle, not sure why or what about. My senses aren’t fully aligned with the present. It seems as though my mental clarity has temporarily faded, along with any sensibility I might have had before.
And then her cohorts, Tasha and Ian. I could tell that they were going to be trouble, but in the best way! Ian is just adorable. I think everyone needs a friend like him.
But as I got into the story I wasn’t so pulled in. I do love the push / pull relationship between Hayley and Daniel but I found myself missing something.
This definitely isn’t YA, totally New Adult as the sex scenes are pretty sexy. Fortunately because I’m not into reading porn, most of the sex scenes although are a bit graphic wind up being a fade to black sort of thing. I never felt annoyed or skimmed over them. These scenes felt honest with the relationship.
So, in short… it’s a good story with a cliffhanger! I’m really curious about where the characters are going to go and being that this is a first book from Sigal Ehrlich I’m sure the second will be even better!
Not exactly sure where they will end up next…
When she is not hiding in her office, writing, she enjoys music, reading and taking care of her little clan.
With a great believe in “don’t wait for things to happen – make them happen,” she enjoys anything exciting life has to offer.