: a grown man who is very immature, therefor considered a man-child
: a promiscuous man who has no regard for his sexual partners or the emotional value of his relationships
And when Ben Turner, the guy I had loved from afar for the past four years, died and I couldn't get over his death, I desperately needed a distraction. A distraction like Rhett. So I used him for a one-night stand. Because, after all, that's the only thing a guy like Rhett is good for...right?
***New Adult Romance. This novel is the third book in the Kill Devil Hills series, however it can be read as a standalone. Recommended for 18+
This third book in the Kill Devil Hills series might be called Pulled Under but really the whole series could easily be called Pulled In because that’s what these stories do—they pull you in right from the start and keep you hooked up through the final page. And then some! I’m sitting here right now ready for book 4, Adrift. I don’t even want to start another book because I want to savor these Kill Devil Hills characters a little longer.
So book 3 is about Rhett Morgan, Ellie and Noah’s roommate introduced in book one, and Sydney Francesca Michaels, also introduced in the first book where readers caught a glimpse at their one night hook up that left Rhett drowning his sorrows and in a desperate hunt all over town for the girl whose name he didn’t even know. Well it turns out Rhett and Sydney had more history than just that infamous night that made Rhett ready to leave his manwhore ways in the past.
In fact, Rhett and Sydney’s past is actually pretty sweet and touching. Despite Rhett’s reputation, he shows a side to Sydney (and thus the readers) that makes him kind of a catch. I’m not sure the book’s blurb does Rhett justice at all as I came to adore him and certainly rooted for him to get his girl.
“Come find me when you’re no longer jailbait.”
Without giving all the sweet treats of the story away, I will say the note thing was one of my favorite parts that really captured the romance. But honestly the whole book kept me engaged and like the previous ones, I didn’t want to put it down.
“‛The milk is no longer free. Sorry, princess.’”
“Only problem…we were fucking in an open hallway. Granted it was the middle of the night, but this just wouldn’t do.”
“‛So when you’re ready—and here’s a hint, sweetheart, there are three words I’m gonna want to hear—I’ll be here.’”
And it’s touching:
“‛Your first kiss should be memorable and special—something that makes you smile for the rest of your life.”
Sydney thinks she’s using Rhett to get over her unrequited “love” for Ben Turner, but what she finds through the journey of the story is that Rhett offers what Ben can’t.
Rhett intrigued me back in book 1, and he doesn’t disappoint in his own story. In fact, he definitely excelled my expectations. He’s a great example of a character that is deeper than his reputation. Or as Rhett would look at it, he’s offers so much than simply “yellow snow.”
Told via Rhett and Syd’s alternating first person POV, the storyline covers the timeframe of books 1 and 2. It can be read as a stand-alone although it’s beneficial to read the series from the beginning. These are a great group of characters whose lives are so intricately intertwined.
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Noah is determined to escape his past and keep his life under control. Then he saves the life of his best friend’s little sister, Georgina Turner — who is battling her own demons. He can't get her out of his head, even if Georgina tears down the emotional walls he so carefully built.
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Ellie Turner is a lesbian. She knows who she is, loves who she is, and couldn’t care less what the rest of the world thinks of her. Then television star Nate West comes along. All thick muscle and alpha-male testosterone. When Ellie meets him on an airplane, he ignites something inside her she never knew existed.
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About Sarah DarlingtonSarah Darlington, a New Adult and contemporary romance author, resides in Virginia with her husband, three-year old, and one more little one on the way. Best known for her Kill Devil Hills Series, she's also a former flight attendant, with a degree in school counseling, and harbors a huge passion for traveling. She's especially set on visiting all 50 states.
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