Yours To Bare by Jessica Hawkins
Released: December 8, 2016
No matter how cruel it’s been in the past, I’ve never been able to flip fate the bird. I’m a romantic at heart. So when fate drops a leather-bound journal at my feet, I know I should walk away.
I don’t. I pick her up, bend her spine, spread her pages. From the first word, I’m a goner. The owner didn’t give me access to her most intimate desires, but I devour them anyway. Her private darkness, her candid, explicit poetry—it all goes down like warm milk. And from that point forward, I drink, eat, and sleep her.
I went to his apartment and let him take my picture. Just once, to see how it would feel. I’m not his to look at, to inspire, to touch, but when he watches me through his lens, it gives me a high I don’t want to come down from…
My journal is the one place I can be myself—as long as I can tie it up and put it away when I’m finished. But when Finn undoes the bow, he pulls strings that could unravel each of us.
In her signature sultry narrative, Hawkins delivered an unforgettable tale of two beautifully broken souls destined by fate. It was an intoxicating experience that my inner voyeur devoured. The dual POV ensured an almost constant state of arousal, teetering on the precipice of wanting and being wanted. But beneath the seduction and desire was a raw and gripping tale of the search for unconditional love.
Hawkins does an exceptional job of evoking emotion with her stories. It was heartbreaking and frustrating to see how the people in their respective lives treated them and I was desperate for Finn and Halston to find serenity amidst the chaos of their complicated lives. Hawkins definitely put my heart through the wringer (not surprisingly) and I loved every blessed minute.
The imagery was on point providing a clear visual of the scenes as they unfolded. It felt as if I was right there in the room with Finn and Halston. The storyline was captivating and the pace kept me engaged from beginning to end. Hawkins is an extremely gifted storyteller and I am in awe of the magical experience she provides time and again.
I’ve been sitting on this review for a few weeks because it just did not feel finished. So I spent some time reading my highlights which lead to a mini reread and it turns out that it was just my hangover stalling me. Alas, I think I am finally ready to move forward. Yours to Bare was everything I hoped it would be and more. There will definitely be a full reread in my near future.
Overall Rating: 5 Steamy Stars
*I was provided a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
**Note to Reader – while Yours to Bare can be read as a standalone, I HIGHLY recommend you read Slip of the Tongue first.
Connect with Jessica Hawkins
Website ➜ http://www.jessicahawkins.net
Amazon Author Page ➜ amzn.to/1aFhenW
Mailing List ➜ goo.gl/WMAk6
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