Free Me by Laurelin Page was an emotionally charged, wonderful story. JC and Gwen were an intense couple and I felt every ounce of their love and angst. I was hooked from page one and had trouble putting this book down for silly things like sleep and work. Gwen's past definitely got in the way of her being open to CJ. The start of this story didn't have me particularly liking either character, but I ended up really liking them both. I did have two things that bugged me about this book. The first thing is the story is told in first person from only Gwen's perspective. My personal preference is to get both character's perspectives. While reading I had more questions about CJ than most books leave me with, but it didn't distract me too much. The other issue I had was that this book was left on a cliff hanger. I'm not a fan of books that don't end with a HEA. Despite the two issues I had, this really was a wonderful book and I can't wait to start reading the next book. I give this book a solid 4 stars and recommend it to those who enjoy a strong story.
Her story started long before she started working at The Sky Launch...
fairytales. The only reward Gwen Anders got from her rough childhood
was a thick skin and hard heart. She’s content with her daily grind
managing a top NYC nightclub—Eighty-Eighth Floor. So hers isn’t a
happily ever after. She doesn’t believe in those anyway.
Then she meets J.C.
rich, smooth talking playboy is the sexiest thing that Gwen has ever
encountered, but she’s not interested in a night-in-shining latex. But
when a family tragedy pushes her to the brink, it’s J.C. who’s there to
teach her a new method of survival, one based on following primal urges
and desires. His no-strings-attached lessons require her to abandon her
constant need for control. Her carefully built walls are obliterated.
discovers there’s a beautiful world outside her prison. Freedom is
exhilarating—and terrifying. When she starts to feel something for J.C.,
she fears for her heart. Especially as she realizes that he has secrets
of his own. Secrets that don't want to set him free.