🌹ARC BOOK REVIEW🌹
Release Date-17th July 2018
Genre- Contemporary Romance
Kindle Edition-200 Pages
I’m old enough to drive a car, buy alcohol, and enter a club.
I’m old enough to take responsibility for my actions.
I’m old enough for her.
No matter what her middle-aged friends or society says.
No matter she’s the age of my mother.
No matter why or how I met her.
I’ll take those secrets to my grave.
And her with them.
If those secrets don’t ruin us first.
(Old Enough is Book 1 of The Age Between Us duology. Book 2 will be available on 28 August 2018.)
ARC BOOK REVIEW
Well, well well, what a surprise this was.
So after previously deciding against ARC reading this; as well if I’m honest as much as I love age gap romances they don’t really work for me when its a younger man older women.
I know double standard and all, buts that’s just the way I roll.
I can only think of one instance when the above trope has worked for me; a story by Carian cole so I usually avoid younger man romances like the plague.
But after reading a small taster of the first couple chapters the author sent my way I was actually extremely intrigued here and after much internal deliberation decided to give “The Age Between Us” Duo a whirl.
I already knew I liked this author as have read previous works of hers and really enjoyed them but was still a bit apprehensive as this is not usually my thing.
Well bloody hell!! really taken aback here; this was absolutely brilliant in every way that counts.
That’s not to say I am going to go out and read all the Y/M books out there I’m, not a convert or anything, far from it but this is definitely my exception to the rule.
This book ticked all my boxes on every level.
It raised the bar and then some.
It wove such an intricate web easily pulling me into the addictive storyline.
I don’t think I have any criticisms here with “Old Enough” except it ended too soon.
I liked Jane very much but it was Brian who stole the show for me I adored him.
His maturity was way over the usual nineteen-year-olds.
His upbringing and background bringing such a maturity of character to the table; he seemed so very self-aware and also responsible with the added obligation of his mother and sister.
He’s all about his family and making things easier for them.
And his confidence in his own sexuality well it was bloody red-hot its no wonder Jane couldn’t hold out shes only human and Brian may be the younger of the two but he’s a man in all the ways that count and that included taking charge; He likes to be the one in control.
And while this does mainly concentrate on the connection being forged between Jane and Brian.
There was also a lot of underlying storylines being intertwined such as how these two originally were brought together and issues Brian has going on with the local gang boss.
This seemed to be mostly about building the trust but I’m expecting everything to implode dramatically in book two with all the story threads connecting, can’t wait.
So “Old Enough” has some really diverse characters all so different.
And while I adored some others were complete jerks.
I hated Janes Ex-Husband and his new flavour; but also felt that Jane needed to go nuclear on their butts.
She’s been a bit of a doormat in her past and now her present and there not surprisingly taking the piss.
I’m hoping they get there comeuppance very soon.
I also didn’t like Janes friend she was a grade A Biotch; there’s telling it as it is and then there’s backstabbing besties, shes reeks of the latter in my opinion and is no friend to Jane.
I hope Karma comes and stabs her in the eye.
Also Janes daughter; well shes a bit of a selfish brat but she has been taught it’s all about her so you can hardly blame the girl; I really felt for Jane when she seemed to be losing out with Abby but I would have gone postal at the blatant disregard my Ex had for my role as mother here; just saying.
So I’m really looking forward to the next book here like jumping up and down with such anticipation.
I have a feeling things are really going to come to a head, it’s going to be epic I hope.
I really can’t recommend this enough so please don’t be put off by the age gap here; I’m so glad I put aside my preconceptions and gave this a chance or I would have missed this bloody fantastic read.
Thank you to the author for providing me with an ARC of “Old Enough (The Age Between Us, #1)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions are entirely my own.