She likes it quick and dirty.
I like orders and rules.
She hates small talk.
I hate to share.
She’s an open book.
I’m a closed dresser drawer.
She rides a Harley.
And that drives me f’ing nuts.
Annalyse and I have both lived in our own personal hells for half a decade. She’s learned to love the warmth, and I’m still consumed. But my new neighbor is stoking more than my libido these days. We agreed on only pleasure. But she changed the rules.
And now I’m not even sure what they are.
Maybe there’s a reason she found me that night, maybe there’s a reason I can’t stop thinking about her, maybe there’s a reason for the pain. Maybe not.
We all look for reasons in life. Reasons for death, love, pain. Why one thing happens and not another? It’s human nature. We’ve been looking for the meaning of life since the beginning of time. But maybe the reason for all of it — life, love, loss, heartache — is the curvy brunette living next door.
Annalyse is a young writer who is house sitting for her sister because she recently sold her place she had with her husband and her sister is going traveling. The way Ms. Lane shows Annalyse's growth, strength, courage, and choice to be happy was my all time favorite thing about this book! Annalyse's life has had some tragic things happen but she is overcoming them in her own way. She meets Holt is a crazy way and you can tell the level of friendship that could happen would be awesome. But, Holt is closed off and he has his own tragic past he is dealing with in that way all men do, they don't.
My mind was BLOWN when I read many parts of this book that I was not expecting Ms. Lane to take this book that way. I applaud they way you made me feel every emotion they were feeling, when they were happy, aroused, closed off and I was even taken to the dark places when I knew they closed themselves off. I would absolutely love to see this turned into a movie but the level of epic this book emanates I would hate for a director to cut any part of this book out! Thank you for another EPIC book Ms. Lane!