Next August

Kelly Moore
Next August
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Publisher
Independent
Release Date
September 2016
ISBN
9781537062709
Genre
Romantic Suspense/Mystery

SUMMARY
August Rylan has more money than he knows what to do with, and more secrets than anyone man can keep. He's a public figure— a billionaire business genius and eligible bachelor—with no personal life, and he likes it that way. Tragedy has followed August throughout his life, and by the time he meets Nashville Jacoby, the secrets he's harboring aren't just sad, they're dangerous.

Nashville is a nurse from the Deep South—the consummate country girl. She works hard, takes care of her family, and dreams of a simple life. She's drawn to August, despite his refusal to open up to her, his intimidating fortune, and his controlling tendencies. He's not only mesmerized by her physical beauty, he's enthralled by her kind heart and sassy honesty. Their intense sexual chemistry surprises them both, and soon they're locked in a passionate love affair. When August's secrets finally catch up with him, however, their relationship isn't the only thing that's at stake. Someone from the past wants revenge on August and isn't afraid to destroy the one thing August's money can't buy—the woman he loves.

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Jul 01, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
59 people found the following review helpful
3 volatile stars for NEXT AUGUST.

August Rylie is one of the youngest billionaires in the country, he's also completely antisocial and awkward. When he meets Nashville Jacoby, he's literally speechless. He's immediately entranced by her, so he does the only thing he can think of to get close to her…hire her as a live in nurse for his father. Nashville was raised on a farm and longs for a peaceful, simple life, and from what she can tell, nothing about August's life is peaceful or simple. He's controlling and moody and kind of crazy, but she falls for him nonetheless. August and Nash are totally different people from different worlds…do they even have a chance of making things work?

NEXT AUGUST is the first novel in the Next August series by Ms. Moore, and I went back and forth about whether I liked it. On the one hand, my empathy for August in the beginning made me want to just hug and love him. I actually thought he might be on the autism spectrum with some of his actions…then he turns into this controlling creep. Nashville was a decent character, but she went hot and cold so quickly, leaving August so many times throughout the story that it turned me off. This happened over and over to the point where it got very annoying, and I wound up thinking that maybe they really were better off apart.

The heat between them was excellent though, and I liked that there was a thread of suspense (even if it felt like an afterthought most of the time). I can see people absolutely adoring this book, but for me it missed the mark on a lot of levels.

Bottom Line: No OM/OW or sharing; mixed condom use; mild BDSM/kink; no sexual assault; mild violence, murder.
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