I've read many romance stories, but never one like this. Now first, let me state there reason I jumped at the chance to read this. I heard it was banned from Amazon! LOL Curiosity killed this cat, for real! Now I've never wanted to read the E. L. James' books because it's supposed to be awfully graphic in nature and not what a Christian should be in to, but I do admit I've read many erotic books. They've never been bad, just a lot of sex. So my curiosity was peaked when the Fifty Shades of Grey didn't get the banning, but this one did. Okay, got that out in the open.
The synopsis of the tale is as follows:
The soul is not where it lives, but where it loves.
A countryside ranch, naughty notes and a neighbor boy. Kissing in silos and skinny dipping under a full moon. Ten years gone. An ocean, a tragedy...secrets and buried things. Letting go and hanging on. Remembering to forget.
My reality became his nightmare, but then my nightmare became reality.
Hawke Slater was not only my brothers’ best friend, he was a tender, sweet country boy. I never wanted to leave, but there was no choice for me. Two things kept my soul alive, and I’m hanging onto hope that one might be an option for my future.
I wish none of it had been my fault, but it was.
Sloan Story McQueen has returned. Why would I hold out an ounce of hope that she’d want me once she finds out what I do for a living. Some call it obscene, but I’m just chasing storms and rainbows.
She’s holding onto something big. If only it were me.
There is a warning here:
This novel contains adult content and is not intended for sensitive readers.
When I began reading A Field Guide to Catching Crickets, by A. Wilding Wells, I thought to myself, these guys are really young. Hawke is like a sailer and the world seems to ignore it all. Okay, I was good with that. Then when he stated he was a top porn star, I was like, "Oh- okay... I get the potty-mouth now." So I kept going.
When I was introduced to Sloan 'Cricket' (the chapters alternate, speaking from their POV's), I was like, "Normalcy. I like her." Sloan's got issues, but she's looking forward to meeting up with Hawke. The one she's loved since she was at least thirteen. They were each other's first everything and they knew they were meant to be together, but Sloan hadn't left on the best of terms and when she took off, she'd vanished, severing all ties for a decade! Even so, Hawke was ready to dive in where they'd left off, while Sloan...
I have to say, by the time I was a third of the way into the book, I hated Sloan! She was predictable and wondered what the heck was wrong with Hawke for wanting her so bad? She was selfish, nosy, jealous and sometimes very snooty! The other thing that I didn't like about her was that she wanted everything: her way, on her terms and in her time! He gave her everything and he had him hanging like a fish on a hook. I felt bad for Hawke, and he rubbed me the wrong way every time he spoke!
Sloan called him vulgar a few times- because he was! Everything was about sex, but that was how he showed his emotions. Just like a teen/young man! I found myself wondering, was I that sex-crazed at that age? The thing is, he was transparent. He always gave in and opened himself up to Sloan and it showed how good guys go bad.
As naughty as it was, there was a story going on in there. I enjoyed it, but I figured some of it out, so it didn't hold me as much as I thought. Was it predictable enough to stop me from reading? NOPE! I read it with hunger. It was one of the craziest books I've read in the romance department! Had I been Hawke, I'd have let that go! lol But I can't tell you of the trauma he suffered- you'll have to get the book.
Now, because it's still not being sold on Amazon, you have to go to A. Wilding Wells' website. You can click on her name above; it will take you directly to the book's blurb. Just remember what I posted in red up there- it's for sex-hungry readers. You're gonna read about stuff that will make you slap yourself and maybe your momma too! On to the next read!
Ratings: 👓👓👓👓 out of 5 specs
*The Fan Girl Life is next.
**Book provided by A. Wilding Wells, for an honest review.
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