Abandoned by a mother who chose drugs over her, Jamie Charles barely got out of her own addiction alive. Now, she pours her pain into her art while pouring drinks at a local bar. To Jamie, love is a four-letter word—until she meets Miles, a charming ad exec with piercing blue eyes who makes no secret about his desire for her.
Miles Copeland has family demons of his own, but his unhappy upbringing drove him toward hard work and success. He’s determined to win Jamie over, and when he finally does, it’s worth every moment he spent waiting. But when he confesses that he’s falling for her, she panics. Sex is one thing, but love requires more than she can give.
Jamie can’t deny her feelings, but she’s haunted by her past. Miles knows his heart, but Jamie’s lingering doubts have him questioning their future. It might take the threat of losing him forever for her to realize that refusing to let love in is the worst mistake of all.
Review: Love Me Not is the second book in the Bad Boys Gone Good series by Reese Ryan. While this book is part of a series, it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel with ease. I chose this book because I have not read this author before and I wanted to see how this book would turn out.
Jamie Charles is an artist that works as a bartender to make ends meet and feed her art until it takes off. Jamie’s childhood was very rough, drug addicted mother who was barely their leaving Jamie to cope and raise herself until she is taken in by Elle. Jamie’s birth mother reappearance in her life and dealing with her feelings for Miles sends Jamie into a tailspin.
Miles Copeland is a man who has demons of his own. His childhood was very unhappy leaving him to spend most of his time working and making it a success. Miles has not spoken to his father for over six months as best and has not wish to do so in the future. Miles seems to have issues with is mother as well but seems more forgiving with her.
The attraction between Jamie and Miles is blistering. Both seems to fight it however, Miles is quicker to embrace it. I loved that Miles was smart enough to let Jamie figure her feelings out and not rush her. It was wonderful to see how much she turned to him at the end of the story from the beginning. I loved that sex was not the main focus of the book but the relationship and family issues between Miles and Jamie.
I found this book very well written with interesting and appealing characters. This book does a great job of drawing you into the story and not letting go until the very end. The only thing that bugged me was how Jamie was so closed off from all those around her. She built so many walls around her heart. Overall, this was a great story.