☆✮ My Review ✮☆
“Be a rule breaker with me.”
☑ Tall, dark, tatted, and handsome
☑ Bonafide Manwhore.Ladies man.Commitment phobe.
☑ Dirty-talker extraordinaire
☑ One of four panty-melting Powers brothers (Zeke, Ryker, Lochlan)
Gable is like the Travis Maddox of Hallervan University minus the underground fighting and impulsive tantrums. He’s described to be the “uncouth, rude, and too wild” one out of his brothers, and like the rest of his beautifully gifted blood DNA, he has his fair pick of willing women but chooses not to commit to any girl after being burned before by the stake of love...
That is, until he meets Scout—the one girl who doesn’t fawn over him and put up with his bullsh*#. She is after all, the exception to his rule…the only person who sees and accepts him as he truly is...his one and only game changer…and she’s all his.
“You took all the bad inside me and replaced it with hope. Woke me up…made me feel something again.”
“You gave me stitches, Scout.”
☑ Upcoming journalist hopeful
☑ Country girl from a small town who carries similar plight like Gable in the romance and betrayal department.
☑ The only girl in a family full of protective men (her mother is deceased).
Scout is just your average girl who moves to Washington from Idaho (where she’s from) on a scholarship to attend Hallervan Uni. She wants to live a normal college life, but as luck would have it, the bad boy of campus sets his eye on her and she’s forever caught up in his web.
Gable was a good start for The Powers That Be series. Granted, it did remind me a tad of an inkling of Tammara Webber’s Easy in regards to the whole pen-pal emailing thing and not knowing who the other person is (at first!) on the other end…But! I thought it was cute. And uh, uber sexy after a while! *wink wink!*
As for content—well…. I actually would have liked more interaction and dialogue between Gable and Scout before they actually got to together and declared their love to one another. I mean, a lot of their “actual talks” came in through the emails or texts but never in person. I get that with the whole pen-paling aspect of their relationship, that it initially started as an innocent school assignment (*which I may add, felt like a pointless tandem thrown as a ploy in the plot because the endeavor never went anywhere*) that was supposed to remain anonymous with both recipients not to reveal who their identities. But, as this is a story with characters that are not dumb and oblivious to their surroundings, they eventually figure out who they’re spilling the beans and their secrets to (-subtracting the big oopsie that Gable’s little brother reveals to Scout) early on and from there, it’s a matter of “what” and “where” they’re going to take things from there.
Both Gable and Scout spent a lot of the book running away from each other and their feelings due to being hurt in the past by friends and lovers. Their situations create a somewhat even battlefield as both have experiences parallel twinges in the woes of love (although Gable’s one ended up in tragedy) and therefore created a type of camaraderie and unspoken understanding between the two that helped build on their friendship and romance.
So, my verdict?
A wonderful read that I *no joke* read in just one sitting!! I was that hooked!! I hope that in Zeke’s and the rest of Gable’s brothers’ upcoming stories, that there will feature even more background and interaction between the brothers, their family as well as the female protagonists.
Otherwise, an addicting and engaging story that kept me fanning myself and wanting MORE Gable!! Hehe!!
Great job, Ms. Bentley! September 2015?! Omigah, I'm going to die!! I want Zeke NOW!! *pouts* lol♥
☆✮ Excerpt ✮☆
From: 9565876 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: August 28, 3:32 p.m.
To: 9543254 <email@example.com>
It’s nice meeting you!
Um, to tell you a few things about myself, I’m a sophomore and female. I’m not from Washington State. I’ve got two older brothers, and was raised by my dad. My mom died of cancer when I was three, so I was raised by three guys so I guess I’m kind of a tomboy. I love chicken tacos, Alter Bridge is my favorite band (Mark Tremonti is THE best guitarist ever) and I have a huge crush on Alex Trebek. Weird, I know.
I hope your week has gone well so far. How are your classes going? Great, I hope! Mine are going fine. I know we’re not supposed to tell each other anything too personal, but I have to tell you, I’m already loving my French class, well, except for when the professor called on us to see how much we knew and I accidentally asked if the chicken was in my size. I was going for sweater, but as you see, I screwed that up.
Anyway, I hope this assignment is fun. I’ve never had a pen pal before, but if it gets me an A in psych, then I’m in lol
Talk to you later! : )
My pen pal answered that night.
From: 9543254 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: August 28, 10:36 p.m.
To: 9565876 <email@example.com>
I’m a dude from the Seattle area. I’ve got 3 brothers. Jimi Hendrix, enough said. Not much of an Alter Bridge fan, although I haven’t really listened to them. Tremonti was good when he was with Creed, though. Chicken tacos are cool. You’re into older game show hosts—nice. My classes are good.
What do you look like?
Harper Bentley has taught high school English for 22 years. Although she’s managed to maintain her sanity regardless of her career choice, jumping into the world of publishing her own books goes to show that she might be closer to the ledge than was previously thought.
After traveling the nation in her younger years as a military brat, having lived in Alaska, Washington State and California, she now resides in Oklahoma with her teenage daughter, two dogs and one cat, happily writing stories that she hopes her readers will enjoy.
You can contact her at HarperBentleyWrites@gmail.com.