Review: Him & I by Melody Eve
So, I received this ARC through Enticing Journey Book Promotions. I saw the author name and thought wow that sounds super familiar. Then I read the description and was like yep, I'm definitely reading/reviewing that. I'm gobbling this book up faster than my eyes can comprehend thinking dang this is so good. I finish the book and then look up the author. I was SHOCKED to not find a single book out there by her on Amazon. Stalked her on Goodreads. Went to her website. GIRLFRIEND. This is your debut novel? It's fan-freaking-tastic! So I stalk you some more and see your biggest influence is the one and only Jodi Ellen Malpas and I smirk so hard I think my face cracks. I LEGIT thought "Dang, this guy has stalker-ish/obsessive qualities like Jesse from the This Man series". OMG. Loved it.
Story Line: Aria's over the top, totally orchestrated walk out on her wedding day kicks off this book. She's walking down the aisle basically saying sorry to her dad as he gives her away to the schmuck we all know as David the dirtbag now. Except Aria has learned David can't keep it in his pants and decides to give every single guest at their ceremony proof. SLAY GIRL. So, what does she do? She goes to Mexico on their honeymoon alone. Enter Roman. Delicious suit with gorgeous eyes lined with gray. OMG I will fantasize about those eyes for days-weeks-years. Who cares. So hot.
Roman and Aria hit it off. She fights her feelings because hello. She's only been single 24 hours and she just left her fiance at the alter. But Roman, typical alpha male that he is, isn't having it. So he rocks her world. She rocks his world. Next thing you know, this man is crazy possessive, making future plans like he's Jesse Ward or something. God, I lived that about Roman. He was a little nutty when it came to his alpha-ness. And of course Aria gives him so much sass which just fuels his fire. They are explosive together.
Interaction: Oh Roman. You sexy beast. He's so matter of fact with his feelings. I love it. He could be saying some batty stuff to Aria about their future (you know, after being together less than a week) and would have a completely straight face. And Aria, she puts him in place. So perfect. Would I say their communication is perfect? God no. But they work through their issues really freaking well. Obviously, Roman being Roman, he uses laundry as a means to get his way and honestly, who's complaining? Aria? Uh, no. Me? Absolutely not.
Laundry: Sweet baby Jesus with a baseball bat. FIRE. These two are on fire. So hot. Roman works Aria's body like a beautiful instrument. The man knows exactly what he's doing. I mean, come on. She gets super sun burnt and he still knows how to bring his A game to the laundry mat. WHO DOES THAT? It's like Melody dreamed up my perfect man and wrote this story just for me. That saucy minx.
Depth: So, Roman has some serious demons. Like DEEP. First of all, the story of his father's passing? Broke my heart. I had tears streaming down my face. And then the story that happened two months later? DUDE. I just want to give you a huge bear hug AND YOU'RE NOT EVEN A REAL PERSON. Roman fights through all of the hurt and pain from his past and locks on to Aria and refuses to let go. And thank GOD she feels the same connection he does. So, the burning question is this - happily ever after? Absolutely. However, at the end of this book, I was like wait? Where's my epilogue? Where's my fast forward button? I didn't want it to end!
This book was fantastic! You won't be disappointed. It is a quick read - perfect for a summer night :)