Let me tell you what happened….a shit ton of romance authors got together at the beginning of the year for a little chat. During this chat, it was decided that 3/5 books this year had to have at least one character from each book die. I mean come on! This is getting ridiculous and my soul can’t take it.
27 Truths: Ava’s Story (The Truth About Love #1) by M.J. Fields pissed me off, hurt my feelings and fall in love at the same damn time.
….why, why, why?
Why are you doing this to me? It’s not fair.
Where’s my happily ever after? I need an HEA!
I hope y’all are ready because I’m about to get really messy with this one. Me being messy has nothing to do with whether or not I like a book, just so you know. I loved this book.
First a word from the author….
Once upon a time, Luke Lane loved a little, stubborn, delusional girl, and that little girl was me. My fairytale happy ever after always included my black-haired, blue-eyed, knight in shining armor, and that knight was Luke Lane. Then I grew up and convinced myself that it wasn’t a fairytale after all. It was Fate.
I twisted Fate to make her story come to life, but Fate fought back, and now I am looking at a man I still love, but he doesn’t feel the same. I have to walk away. Not just for me, but for him. And not for the version of him who broke my heart, but for the version who was truly a knight in shining armor to the little girl I was, so many fairy tales ago.
**** A note for the readers****
At present time, this story is slated as a duet. In the writing process things change. This story has been begging to be told for two years.
Although not necessary, The Love series, The Wrapped series, and The Burning Souls series can be read before The Truth About Love.
This is not Steel or Caldwell, but at the core is a strong family just the same. It does not promise an HEA or laughs. This is heart, heat, and will evoke feelings that are not always pleasant.
I read quite a few reviews before I decided to pick up this little book here so I could know what to expect. I noticed that quite a few people didn’t care for Ava too much. I was hoping to like her because my daughter’s name is Ava….and I did, I liked Ava’s character.
Ava is beautiful and has a phat ass, yassssssss! I am an ass person. I’m not into girls but if I was she would have to has some ass on her. Which is crazy because I have a small ass. 😦 I know that has nothing to do with book but I had to throw it out there.
Ava had the biggest crush ever on her childhood friend Luke but it looked like he didn’t feel the same way. But that didn’t stop him from sleeping with her a few times a year – men! But whatever. She was in love with him. Poor baby. He says some pretty hurtful things to her. It’s quite sad and I really felt for the girl.
She did have someone who was in love with her, Thomas or “T”, but she wasn’t overly fussed about starting anything with him as he was a famous rock star and still in love with Luke. But Thomas didn’t give up just because she wasn’t ready. He was okay sitting back and buying his time, waiting for her to come around.
I feel in love with Thomas. He was just the sweetest, although a little bit crazy. He didn’t have a great control over his emotions and that would have gotten on my nerves after a while. But that’s just me. I am also a sucker for a British accent, case in point, my husband.
I’m going to skip some steps and/or chapters in the book and get to the messy part of my review….
So, Ava goes home for Christmas to spend time with family and friends. She knew Luke would be there but she didn’t know Thomas would be there as well. Thomas is her best friends husbands band mate. Whoa, that’s a mouthful! She knew she would have sex with Luke while she was the and totally looking forward to it. And, that’s what happened, she slept with Luke – without a condom too, stupid.
After he has sex with her at some sleazy motel he takes her home and proceeds to tell her that they needed to call a stop on their “friends with benefits” relationship. He knew she had deep feeling for her and he couldn’t be with her.
Of course she is hurt and heart broken she didn’t know what to do with herself. But when she needs comfort Thomas is there. Thomas is ready and willing to pick up the pieces of her broken heart. She does end up having sex with Thomas and their condom breaks -that’s the worse.
Side note: Why the hell didn’t she take the Plan B pill after all this is beyond me.
Let me share a part of her conversation with Thomas before they hooked up. It was so cute.
“I’m going to take damn good care of you. Better than you have ever had or will ever have.” He takes in a breath, seemingly to calm himself down. “Is that ok with you?”
“Perfect.” he says as he stands over me, drawing his hand slowly down my body and stopping between my legs.
He winces as he slowly rubs between my legs.
“What? Is something wrong?”
He takes in a deep breath. “You’re waxed.”
“You prefer -“
“That it be done for me, not someone else.”
“I do it for me,” I say because I do.
He eyes me suspiciously. “Please don’t ply me for a fool.”
He’s like, “Baby girl really? Really? You know you got waxed for a different man, I’m not stupid.” Hahahahahaha! I was like, “Yes, let her know and that you also don’t give a fuck.”
My poor Thomas got himself a piece of Ava and started acting a fool at her family functions because knew that she had been with Luke. Ava wasn’t having it and they go their separate ways.
But when fate brings them back together in New York, Thomas is sick and tired of waiting and let’s Ava knew that they are going to do the damn thing. She’s going to be his, move into his place (which he bought a year before because he knew they would be together one day – yeah, ok, crazy Thomas), have his babies and marry him ASAP. He was dead ass serious too. This man has no idea of what taking it slow means. To him, he’s loved her for years so they’ve been having a relationship in his head the whole time. Crazy ass.
“I am not weak. I face every day knowing who I am, where I came from, and what I have done in my past to survive. I am not weak. I am every bit as strong as anyone around you. Stronger, in fact, because I am standing here and I am going to tell you that, even though you love them, I can love you better. And, Ava, make no mistake about this: love is love. It is that simple, and I am without a doubt in love with you.”
He loved the shit out of Ava.
But wait a damn minute….somebody is pregnant and somebody doesn’t know who the baby daddy is….WHAT! Yes! Baby girl is knocked up. But my baby Thomas doesn’t give a flying fuck who the daddy is, he still wants Ava.
When their relationship is flying high and she falls in love with him everything is perfect….
Until Thomas dies. Fuck my life! I am so sick of this shit. I am so sick of these authors playing with my feeling. I can’t take this shit. Thomas deserved to live, why did he have to die?
This is that shit is killing me. I think the book could have just amazing with a HEA!
The way Thomas loved Ava and accepted her knowing the babies may not have been his was beautiful. Oh, yeah, they found out they were having twins. Luke didn’t love unconditionally but Thomas did.
He only went to get her a Snickers bar, why did he have to die. Bullshit!
I enjoyed this book don’t get me wrong but I am so over this dying thing. I want romance, not death. Can you do that for me? I’m coming to the next meeting and letting all the authors know that death is not always needed. It works perfectly is certain books like, Full Tilt by Emma Scott, but this book didn’t need it. It broke my fucking heart.
I would have given this one 5 stars if Thomas didn’t die.
Alright, I got messy enough so it’s time for me to get pretty again….