I Am Not Your Melody
Author: Shoshanna Evers
Release Date: January 6, 2015
Source: author for review
**This title also appears in the Cowboy 12 Pack box set, which releases on January 20th. I will have a spotlight for the box set at a later date.**
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“Big Bad Bill” Edwards, the biggest, baddest cowboy in Bear Creek Saddle, Idaho, has only gotten meaner in the years since his bride Melody died young…
Miami bartender Allie Crawford has no idea what she’s getting into when she buys half-ownership of the sexy cowboy’s bar, inherited from his late uncle. She’d thought they’d built a friendship based on several months of emails back and forth. But in person, Big Bad Bill will do anything to keep her at arm’s length... only he can’t. The man is sinfully sexy trouble — big trouble. Especially since Allie is just one year out from when her cheating ex destroyed their marriage.
How can Bill and Allie be together if their hearts can’t handle the risk of breaking once more?
Bill has just three rules for dealing with Allie: Don’t kill her. Don’t kiss her. And above all, don’t fall in love... not ever again.
Confession time... I love the movie You've Got Mail. The whole idea of meeting someone and getting to know one another through emails before seeing each other face to face. There's something about being yourself instead of whatever you think the other person might want. That is what initially drew me towards I Am Not Your Melody. I love the fact that Bill and Allie created this deep bond through emails, a bond that intensified when they finally do meet. I loved both Bill and Allie. Bill is still reeling from the loss of his wife and Allie's heart is still broken from her ex. They help each other heal as they work together on Bill's family bar. I loved them so much, I wish the book was longer so I could spend more time with them. I wanted to watch them as they grew closer. It felt as if they jumped into their relationship really quickly and I would have enjoyed watching more of the awkwardness of just being in the same room. Once past it, I wanted more time with them together as a couple as they find their happily ever after.
As my introduction to Shoshanna Evers, I'd have to say that I Am Not Your Melody got my attention. I loved her characters, both the main and the background characters. I love the bond and the relationship her characters share with one another. Bill and Allie's story was beautifully written and I am so looking forward to the next book in the series, as well as catching up with Shoshanna's previously published books.
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Shoshanna Evers has written dozens of sexy stories, including The Man Who Holds the Whip (part of the bestselling MAKE ME anthology), Overheated, The Enslaved Trilogy, and The Pulse Trilogy (from Simon & Schuster Pocket Star).
Her work has been featured in Best Bondage Erotica 2012 and Best Bondage Erotica 2013, the Penguin/Berkley Heat anthology Agony/Ecstasy, and numerous erotic BDSM novellas including Chastity Belt and Punishing the Art Thief from Ellora's Cave Publishing.
The non-fiction anthology Shoshanna Evers edited and contributed to, How To Write Hot Sex: Tips from Multi-Published Erotic Romance Authors, is a #1 Bestseller in the Authorship, Erotica Writing Reference, and Romance Writing categories.
Shoshanna is a New York native who now lives with her family and two big dogs in Northern Idaho. She welcomes emails from readers and writers, and loves to interact on Twitter and Facebook.
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