Saturday, March 16, 2013

Give Me Love

5 Star Rating


Evie Jamieson, a former wild child, is not only a headstrong, smart-mouthed trouble magnet, she is also a lead singer with a plan. That plan involves relocating her band, including her two best friends guitarist Henry and band manager Mac, to Sydney to kick off their dreams of hitting the big time.

Jared Valentine is the older brother of Evie's best friend Mac and also the man determined to make Evie his. They strike up a long distance friendship which suits Evie because she's determined to avoid the distraction of love, not only because it doesn't fit in with her plan but because twice in the past it has left her for dead. Moving to Sydney however, has put her directly in Jared's path and he has decided it's the perfect opportunity to make his play.

Unfortunately Jared, co-owner in a business that 'consults' in dangerous hostage and kidnapping situations, makes an enemy who's determined to enact revenge. When this enemy puts Evie in his sights, Jared not only has a fight on his hands to make her his own, but also to keep her alive.

Is accepting the love he's so desperate to give worth the risk to both her heart...and her life?

Kate McCarthy’s first attempt at writing is amazingly awesome. Give Me Love is a novel centered on the relationship of Jared Valentine and Genevieve “Evie” Jamieson. I was a little overwhelmed in the beginning of the book; I had to think about some of the Aussie terminology. There was a lot of information given at the beginning of the book and I had to get use to a lot of characters and the nick names they had for each other. The characters have such a playful fast whit rapport with each other that it was heartwarming. The more I read the more I fell in love with the characters and the further I got into the book the more interesting the each story line got, there are several story lines wrapped up within this book. Evie and her friends are emerging rock stars, Jared and his friends are Jameson and Valentine “The Bad Ass Brigade" special consultants (think Commando types) and there is PLENTY of romance.

"I feel like everything is so much brighter when I'm with you. When you're not there it's like someone turned out the lights."

This book is the total package it has romance, suspense, rock stars, black ops, all rolled into one. This story was a great there was danger, action, and lots of love involved. It also had plenty of drama, misunderstandings, fear, and trust issues. There was so much against this couple that could have easily kept them apart but in the end, love does prevail but not without a good bit of work. Kate McCarthy managed to write a novel that contains both romance and suspense. There is also quite a bit of humor as well my favorite was the nicknames they had for one another as well as Evie and Jared’s texts to one another.

"Because one day you'll belong to me, Evie, and I'll know everything about you."

Jared and Evie had friendship first, they were so much fun together, they also had chemistry, and a crazy attraction to one another. It was incredibly obvious to everyone that the two are meant to be together, but Evie has had 2 major heartbreaks and Jared has some secrets of his own. Evie's refusal to see what was going on sometimes made me want to scream but once she finally gave in it was all worth it. I really was super excited what they decided that they were going to be together.

 By the end I was totally invested in this couple, then I saw The End, I wanted to cry……… I loved that she gave us an epilogue, I loved how it all ends, and I felt a little bit of closure. I hope that the author will write more about this “Family” I would like to see more books in this series with more of the other characters. I really want to see books for Mac, Travis, Henry, Casey, and possibly Coby. What a great debut by Kate McCarthy.

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