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I inhale the salty air and stare out at the sound once again as a red-sailed boat gently glides out on the water. The early morning sunshine is just barely beginning to sparkle around it, and I raise my camera again to capture the moment. ‘What the fuck are you doing?’ I twirl at the sound of the angry voice and gaze into blue eyes that reflect the bright morning water. They are surrounded by a very, very pissed-off face. Not merely angry. Livid. ‘Excuse me?’ I squeak, finding my voice. ‘Why can’t you all just leave me the fuck alone?’
To say the meeting between Natalie and Luke was interesting is an understatement. Natalie is a professional photographer and Luke is well… I’ll let you read to find out his profession.
‘Hey, I’m really sorry.’ ‘You must be awfully full of yourself to think that everyone with a camera is taking your picture.’ I continue walking, and of course he’s caught up with me, matching my stride. Why is he still here? He clears his throat. ‘Can I ask your name?’ ‘No,’ Irespond. ‘Um, why?” he sounds confused. Hell, I’m confused. ‘I don’t give my name out to my muggers.’ ‘Muggers?’…. ‘I’m not a mugger.’ ‘You tried to steal my camera. What do you call it?’
Though they got off to a rough start Luke is able to make amends and charm Natalie. Though he’s hot a she’s very interested in getting to know him better Natalie’s a bit cautious, especially with her past.
As I read this book there were times I wanted to punch characters in the face (more Luke than Natalie) but for the most part I was pretty content to laugh at Natalie’s sassy inner commentary and ‘Awww’ at Luke and Natalie’s mushiness.
I give this a 3.9 out of 5 stars. I really liked Natalie and the way the author portrayed her. She is a strong independent woman who also gets to do what she loves for a living, but she has her weaknesses. She has trust issues and can also be insecure (and with her background I don’t blame her for the trust issues). My favorite thing about her is that even though she has faced (in my opinion) more than her fair share of tragedies, she is still able to be true to herself. I also thought you should know that although this book can be read as a standalone there is a second part to Luke and Natalie’s story (Fight with Me) as well as 5 other books about various members of her and Luke’s families.