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Date of Publication: October 10, 2015
The British Are Coming! The British Are Coming!
A scarred fighter.
A girl with rules.
One night of unbridled passion.
There are three things you need to know about Elizabeth Bennett: she’s smart as a whip, always in control, and lives by a set of carefully crafted rules. She’s learned the hard way that people you love the most always hurt you in the end.
But then she meets Declan Blay, the new neighbor at her apartment complex.
A tattooed British street fighter, he’s the campus bad boy she’s supposed to avoid, but when he saves her from a frat party gone bad, all her rules about sex and love fly out the window. She gives him one night of unbridled passion, but he longs for more.
With only a cardboard-thin wall separating their bedrooms, he dreams of possessing the vulnerable girl next door forever.
One night. Two damaged hearts. The passion of a lifetime.
*A modern love story inspired by Pride and Prejudice*
This is my first Isla Madden-Mills book. The book cover is basically an eye-gasm and the reason I choose the story. Perhaps, I love all things Union Jack.
The story is not what I thought. It begins as a dark read and I was certain it would leave me in tears by the end. Thank goodness I did not! It will take you on an emotional journey though.
Elizabeth meets gorgeous Declan Bay at her first frat party and her life changes. For once, she is pulled away from life at the campus bookstore and Masterpiece Theater binges.
Declan Blay, “Sexiest Man on Campus” is a British transplant. An underground street fighter, he loves literature’s classics all while sporting tattoos over a muscle ripped body. He is everything she wants to avoid. “Dangerous. Sexy. Trouble.”
Suddenly Elizabeth’s rules are out the window. She is busy trying to prove her rules apply to Declan and he wants something more and meaningful. Declan pulls her into his life and steals her heart. He wants to help protect her from her damaged past and keep her safe.
I enjoyed the strong female persona Elizabeth portrays. Even though it’s a result of the trauma she experienced, she maintains an unorthodox sex life. It matches her expectations on men and trust and allows her to maintain control.
The angst is unexpected and took away from the happy, fun and sexy vibe I was expecting based on the title. The romance between Elizabeth and Declan is steamy and sensual. As for my 2 cents, it’s a beautiful romance.
New York Times and USA Today best selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap.
She’s addicted to dystopian books and all things fantasy, including unicorns and sword-wielding females. Other fascinations include frothy coffee beverages, dark chocolate, Instagram, Ian Somerhalder (seriously hot), astronomy (she’s a Gemini), and tattoos.
She has a degree in English and a Master’s in Education.
When she’s not pecking away on her computer, she shops for cool magnets and paints old furniture.
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