With all the respect to the readers who loved this book, I must say that it has been a total disappointment for me! I almost DNF'ed it a couple of times. This wasn't a hot and forbidden romance that I'd initially expected it to be. The book is told by dual point of view, both from Tucker's and Emma's. Tucker was once with Sadie. So there is this heavy weight of losing the love of his life. When Sadie got pregnant, he was ready to become a family.
He bought them a house and even prepared the nursery himself. Then, Sadie lost the baby before it was born. And, she moved on! She moved on, leaving him and their relationship behind.
And what is even worse, she moved on with another guy, being extremely happy whereas Tucker lived a life of misery, celibacy and hopelessness for nearly two years. Yes, 2 years celibate in the house he bought for Sadie and their child! He has very few things, such as a bed that he can sleep on, a fridge to keep food etc.
Emma enters back into his life as a roommate! After 2 years of choosing the side of Sadie and putting a pause on her friendship with Tucker, Emma enters into his life after meeting him in a bar.
Emma is evicted from her house and needs a temporary place to live in until she graduates and Tucker offers her a room in his house. When she accepts it, instantly, their weird and painful attraction begins. First, they put silly house rules to obey. And for the life of me, I couldn't make sense why one would ever put a rule like the one below: One night a week, Emma and Tucker talk about sex, all the sex, penises and vaginas, vaginas and penises.
The good, the bad, and the dirty. Condoms are encouraged to be used as hand puppets for educational purposes. What kind of a rule is that? Then, they started talking about sex on a weekly basis and they creeped the hell out of me. But what is there for mega dick? Lifting your scrotum up to the air?
Also, the readers are reminded crazy many times that the grown up man Tucker is something else, an irresistible hot guy as opposed to the boy Emma once knew when he was with Sadie.
How can a guy change so much in 2 years, I have no idea. A year and a half, or nearly two years made all this difference in his looks. The more torturous thing starts when they start to feel an attraction towards each other. This continues for a hell of a long time!!! Men are stupid and rude and teasers. They like to tease your fantasies but never really make them come true.
I mean, would it really have hurt Tucker to pull my pants down and stick his dick in me just once? Just a little dick to vagina friction accompanied by an orgasm for the ages. I cross my arms over my chest just as I hear Tucker come down the stairs.
Would Tucker ask me to eat his dick? Would I want to eat his dick? Relish and celery salt, no, relish, celery salt, mustard and onions. She was like a horny cat. Nope, she wasn't as cute, I promise! And, please read how Tucker feels and decide yourself if you would like to read about this kind of a hero, because I never liked what I read.
I need to learn to be okay with that, and I think I will. But is that fair? He is whining about Sadie and the baby they lost all along the book. Towards the end of the book, when he feels he is going to lose Emma, he comes to his senses a little bit. But until Tucker made up his mind, we read about lines as the ones below that made me nauseous. What do I say? Look how pathetic Emma is while Tucker is trying to forget: He looks down at my chest, and the rapid rise and fall of it.
His hands lift to my shirt where he starts to button up my shirt for me. I swear to God, they would have given in by now. How can I not be salty when you have pushed me way past sexually frustrated? Pretty sure my vagina is a nasty shade of blue by now, Tucker. That was the part I disliked most. And I really felt like dropping the book every time Emma made some analogy like the one below: You need my warmth way more than I need your meat.
I say this all the time in my reviews, and I am reiterating. Do some real men in real life constantly say that they have it big and thick, giving the exact measurements in inches? I am sick of reading guys who talk about how big their dicks are and I am sick of reading about girls who are gulping when they hear how big it is.