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What a freakin' surprise, Clipped Wings was. I obviously don't pick a book up thinking I'm going to hate it. But I'm also weary going into a NA book. So many of them are just the same story regurgitated under a different title. Clipped Wings may have the basics to sound like 90% of the romance books out there but at its core is totally unique. Hayden is one of the romance tropes I'm totally loving and fallen all over this year; inked up "bad boy" working at a tattoo parlor. Mmmmm.... As soon as Hayden's eyes land on, Tenley there's an instant attraction. But it's not as easy as that. Tenley is working across the street from Hayden at his aunts book shop. So he's making excuses to drop by everyday, but, Tenley is having none of that. It's not that she doesn't find, Hayden hot. It's that her past is stopping her from pursuing him. She's timid and scared. And, Hayden's appearance is not the most welcoming. Of course their attraction for each other can't be kept under wraps. Once, Tenley realizes she can't keep herself from, Hayden she wants to get right into his pants. But, Hayden is hesitant to go to fast with her. He doesn't want to scare her off. He's quickly finding that he's forming a very solid and intense bond with her. One that will destroy him to lose.
I totally fell in love with these guys. Hayden's past escapades don't really paint him in a positive light, but it's clear that he has tried really hard to change. Even before he met, Tenley he was leading a better lifestyle. Although he's demons aren't all at bay. Tenley's recent past is extremely heartbreaking. She lost everybody she loved and blames herself for living through it when they didn't. It's obvious why she's hesitant to let herself open up to, Hayden. Not only is she scared to lose him too, but she's also scared about letting him into her secrets. She's sure that will send him running the other way. I do hate when there's a lack of communication in a relationship. If you can't open up about your past to your partner because you're afraid they'll do a runner, than you probably shouldn't be in a relationship. BUT I don't feel like, Hayden and, Tenley's communication was lacking, I got the feeling that, Tenley would have told Hayden about everything. She just had to work up to it. It was a lot to lay out to him. She had to be ready, but she also needed to make sure, Hayden was going to be around for the long term. It made sense to me. They both had a lot to work through. Battle through their demons. Sure a relationship might hinder your personal progress, but I felt that, Hayden and, Tenley really could help each other out. Once all the s*** was out in the open and their was complete trust, they were only good for each other.
I'm now pushing, Clipped Wings on all my NA/romance reader friends. It's a total gem. But I'm also warning everyone to have the second book ready to go. You're going to have to jump right in.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 5777 KB
- Print Length: 401 pages
- Publisher: Gallery Books (March 4 2014)
- Sold by: Simon & Schuster Canada, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00F8KUK8O
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 177 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank:
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