Wednesday, September 4, 2013

[Book Review] Say When by Tara West

Say When (Something More #1)Say When
Tara West
He told me to say when, but I can’t. Not with Andrés. It’s so hard to say anything when he’s trailing feather soft kisses down my neck, or when his touch sends hot currents of lust rippling across my skin. 

Then there’s the way he smiles and offers soft words of encouragement when I’m creating art, almost like he believes I have talent. 

He’s not like any guy I’ve ever met. Not like my ex-fiancée. Not like my father. He’s got me thinking that maybe we can have something more. More than just lust, degradation, and abuse. 

And now I’m scared, because that means I’ll have to trust him with more than just my body, but with my heart, too.

*ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

”I don’t hear the music. I don’t see the people I know must be staring at us. All I hear, all I feel, is him. That’s when I lean up and whisper into his ear. “You told me to say when, right?”

“Right.” His answer is a throaty growl.


Say When is a very deep romance novel that tells a story about two broken people trying to love and forget their demons. 

Christina is engaged with a man who her mother wants to marry. He has the power and the money and all she needs to do now is set the date for the wedding. But she cannot stand him and the thought of making love to him makes her sick. She finally is able to break it off with him and calls her friend to leave him with his nasty fart-breaths. Accidently running into a hot Latino makes her blood boil and maybe this new Christina can do something she never done before – a one night stand. But this one night stand end up something more and she might fall for someone she does not deserve. 

After Andres came back from Afghanistan, his nightmares are not ending. Meeting Christina and spending the night with her stopped the nightmares for one night and he needs to find out if there is something more than just one night. But even if she is different, he can’t stop wondering if he is not good for her. 

The first 30% of the book were FREAKING AMAZING!!! There was so much humor and I loved Christina! I just thought it was so hilarious how she left her fiancé and how her night turned out. But as the book went on, I didn’t have that connection that I originally had. I would want to see more of Andres POV because his was way more interesting than Christina’s was. 

Otherwise I really liked the writing but the second part of the book felt abandoned. Even though there were a lot of emotions involved between the characters, the way it was written was very disconnected and dead.

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