Release Date: December 7, 2013
Publisher: Rebecca Berto
Series: Kalli #1
Characters: Kalli Perkins, Nate, Scout
Age Group: New Adult
Source: Give Me Books bLOG
Buy the Book: Amazon
Synopsis: At nineteen, Kalli Perkins has never been in love and doesn’t ever intend to be. She has her issues handled. She’s managed to keep the secret of what happened to her nine years ago from her mother, although her mother’s usually high anyway and barely notices Kalli or her little brothers.
One night at a party, Kalli makes a bet with her friend, Nate, that could change everything. But she didn’t count on him. Nate’s very capable of satisfying her, not only under her clothes, but in her heart, too.
She just doesn’t know it yet.
My Review: This was not what I expected but kind of yes. Some parts I did expect, but then not really. Kalli and Nate have been very good friends for years, since they were kids actually. Nate and is not one of those guys you just hook up with. he's a relationship kinda guy. Kalli is one crazy, crazy chick. She's all for the thrill and my God she's such a hornball! She was raped as a child, by her mother's boyfriend at the time. Because of that she has this thing where she feels panicked when locked in a room alone with a man. So, basically she gets some sick thrill on having sex being almost caught. It's crazy! But Kalli is a very complex character and I love Berto for it. Even though she's this wild child and crazy party animal, she's very ... good. I don't know, it's strange, I guess. We all have ways of making ourselves de-stress and feel better and partying and fucking are her way. Her mother is addicted to drugs and drinks all the time. She's the one who's always looking afer her twin baby brothers and also her mother.(Her mother was a whole other huge case.) She's just a good person, sure she has her pretty big flaws, but really Ithink it's just her wayof coping with everything.
Nate is an all around great guy. From the beginning they have this huge chemistry that's so palpable. Kalli is not used to this. She's used to just fucking and being thrilled by sex and exposure and all tose wild, naughty things, but with Nate it's different. At first she's just blocking out the way she feels, because it's different and she's afaraid of acknowledging it all and worse, acting on it. Things get pretty steamy between them and Nate wants more, but she treats it like some mindless hook-up and that's when things gets sticky.
I adored Nate because he was just an awesome guy and he was good andit was so cute how he got so embarrassed and mortified whenever Kalli was blunt about sex. But then really, he has his wild side as well and he'sjust the perfect guy for Kalli.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Rebecca Berto writes stories about love and relationships. She gets a thrill when her readers are emotional reading her books, and gets even more of a kick when they tell her so. She's strangely imaginative, spends too much time on her computer, and is certifiably crazy when she works on her fiction. Rebecca Berto lives in Melbourne, Australia with her boyfriend and their doggy.
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