Distraction: The great intensity, novelty, or attractiveness of something other than the object of attention.
Sven is a man who takes pride in his ability to separate himself from his emotions. He’s a man who knows who he is and where he’s going in life, a man who needs no one, because needing someone, anyone, is a weakness.
His past taught him love isn’t enough.
Maggie wants the happily ever after, but has never picked the right men, or stuck around long enough, to build a forever. It’s always been easier to get out early, before emotions make things messy.
When Maggie wakes up naked in Sven’s bed, with no memory of the night before, these two must be honest about their feelings and face their fears, so they can build a future together.
Will love be enough for them to get their happy ending together, or will a threat from outside strike them down before they ever have a chance?
I’ve been waiting a really long time for this book. Ever since Assumption was released I wanted Sven’s book. So when I was asked if I wanted to read this book in exchange for a honest review. I was a happy bunny.
I have always appreciated and loved Ms. Reynolds books, writing and humour, up until the last two books I read of a series that shall not be named where it came to the point where I told myself that
Getting to my review
“Perfect is unattainable and an unrealistic expectation. No one is perfect, and if you think they are, you will be let down and when you see they are flawed, just like everyone else.”
But when reading Distraction it was the kind of book that I was ready to read and was in the mood for. I have to say though that I don’t get why Ms. Reynolds states the meaning of the titles in the form of dictionary terms. The end of the prologue got me hooked.
“Nine-one-one, what’s your emergency?” Clutching the knife to my chest, my voice chokes as I whisper, “My mom just killed my dad.”
The blurb didn’t really give a lot away so I was doubly intrigued with the plot and story and the characters. I’d say a good solid 3.5 Stars for this book.
I thought that this would be the typical manwhore/virgin trope and well it wasn’t. Score one in favour for this book. Sven the H wasn’t such an arse as he thought that he would be and as soon as he spotted the h he was a goner. It is pretty clear well to me anyway what Sven is feeling for Maggie.
With Sven’s history I get his manwhore ways and I probably would have been the same.
Maggie, what can I say about Maggie, well she is a strong character not stick thin, and a woman that feels good in her body and with herself.
“I love my body and have accepted it for what it is. I have a pooch, hips and an ass. When I was young, I would get teased, but now I have the body of a woman and I’m okay with who I am.”
Confident, funny and sassy. The things she comes out with are great. But her sassiness dwindles when she gets together with Sven which I’m disappointed about. I’m all for the bossy but Maggie should have stayed just the way she was.
But that moment when they meet and that moment when you can feel that they can have and how they are together.
“Alcohol isn’t good for you,” she informs me as I take a seat behind my desk. “Do I look like I give a fuck about that?” I ask her, taking another swig. “You might not care what it can do to your body right now, but you may want to know that it lowers sperm count and stamina in the long run.” “Jesus” I shake my head and rub my eyes in aggravation.
The only reason Mags turned up at the club was because of her sister, Morgan. She is a drug addict with a serious problem and pulls Mags into some of her mess. But family is family and you can’t make that person choose. So shame on you Sven. You fucked up!
When Mags loses her V card it wasn’t what I expected at all. She was roofied and no not by Sven and although she wants to wait that night she sleeps with Sven but can’t remember one fucking thing about it. She wakes up in a panic but it is cleared about twenty four hours later. Sven knocked me off my socks and all.
“No, Mags. I’ve given you time. I’ve done everything but write it in the sky, and you still do not understand I’m in love with you. I loved you before I even understood the pain that you caused in my chest.”
Amazeballs right? And because he has never had a relationship it gets better.
“I’m at a loss, baby. For the first time in my life, I feel lost on what to do. I love you, but if this isn’t what you want, I need you to just leave, because I don’t have the strength to do it anymore.
Thanks to me pal, Val. I CANNOT read a honey anymore so that kind of ruined it for me as well. I believe that it can only be considered to be a term of endearment for older people, hun I can take, but honey. Nuh, not good.
I found the pissing contest with Sven and Zack unnecessary in who was going to take down Lane. I mean really who gives a fuck? Secondary character he dies either way. You feel me?
Two other issues. We’ll face that bridge when we come to it, no love, which is not the phrase it is we’ll cross, yes cross that bridge when we come to it.
Looking Forward to Justin and Aubrey.