“Don’t Look Back in Anger”
In one night, I lost five years of my life. Here’s what I know …
I was homeless.
I’m a recovering drug addict.
My inked skin crawls from lustful eyes.
I have a serious aversion to women.
My gay partner is a home wrecker.
I own a gun and I’m a damn good shot.
I’m a makeup artist, but it’s an insult to my talent.
I’ve never wanted to possess anything except my Ducati … until I met Darby.
Now here’s what I know since that day in the ER when she pieced me back together … nothing—but a few random thoughts.
My new “friend” is distracting, clingy, and obsessed with acronyms, emojis, and phrases like “breakfast soul mates.”
I didn’t want to like her, but she crawled under my skin and swallowed me whole. Now we’re best friends and she’s my new addiction. I’d drink her from a shot glass, snort her up my nose, or inject her into my veins if I could. What I won’t do … is ever tell her that.
She doesn’t know me … I don’t know me. When those missing years come back, I think she will hate me … I think I will hate me.
My parents named me Patrick Roth, and this is my story.
Just feet away from my gate, I close my eyes and let the tears fall. It hurts so damn bad. I’ve fallen in love with my best friend and he can never love me back.
I’ve been dying to read this one after having seen the synopsis and reading a couple of my friend’s reviews on GR. At the same time I was also a little hesitant because there were some unfavorable reviews as well. What I should have learned by now is that we don’t always agree with everyone’s opinions. This story was so very entertaining and gave me many “feels” . It turned out to be so far from what I had expected. I will try not to give much away.
Darby Carmichael is a PA, who works in the ER of a Chicago Hospital. During one of her shifts she is presented with an outrageously gorgeous patient who is in need of some stitches. Trick Roth is every woman’s wet dream with his bad boy looks and attitude. Darby gets a little tongue tied and goofy in his presence. As luck would have it, they will meet each other again. Her hair stylist sets her up with an appointment with a makeup artist, who turns out to be Trick. He’s quite aloof and even a bit abrasive. Trick doesn’t particularly trust or even like women, but somehow these two keep running into each other and develop a close friendship.
I loved Darby in the beginning because she was so funny and a bit awkward with people as she never had a real friendship with anyone other than her Nana. She has a very tense and toxic relationship with her father, who is married to a wealthy socialite that is also a bitch to the extreme. Darby also hasn’t ever been in a serious relationship with a man. She has had many one night stands and sex only relationships, but has never felt the desire to connect with anyone. Until she meets Trick. Too bad she soon finds out that he is GAY.
Trick definitely had me swooning from the get go. I always love the guys who act like complete assholes in the beginning. It makes things so much more meaningful when you get underneath all the layers of bullshit they camouflage their true selves with.
The whole short term amnesia thing kind of didn’t work for me and the big reveal had me rolling my eyes and for this reason, the book couldn’t make it to a Five Star read for me. That being said, the angst at times had me so sick to my stomach and the yummy steamy scenes had me in need of a few cold showers. Those secret masturbation sessions of Darby’s were freakingHOT!!!!
I don’t know that this would be for everyone out there, but it definitely was a WINNER for me. I was very happy with how it all ended and I’ve never read any books by this author before, but I will definitely be checking out her other works.
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