Friday, April 5, 2013

Jerk of My Dreams #8


Jerk. Asshole. Douchenozzle. Admit it- you hate to love the jerks. That alpha male character who is so arrogant and rude but sexy as hell. That foul mouthed douche bag of a man who rocks your traitorous heart. We've all read them and we've all liked them to some extent. In real life you wouldn't touch the man with a ten foot pole. But in the fictional world? Nothing can stand in the way! Everyone would be lying to themselves if they didn't admit that the meaner the man, the further we run... Towards them! *sigh* 

That's what this weekly meme is about- those jerky delicious men! Each Friday this meme will go up, and you can share your jerk anyway you want: review, interview, lines and quotes, giveaway of a book. However you want! All you have to do is sign up HERE and follow the linky. Any time you comment on someones post, leave your link so that person can comment back. 







Holy.
Mother.
Of.
God.

If you need to know where I'm at, I'll just be over in the freaking corner BAWLING. That ending... There are no words.
...And Javier... You cold-hearted, lying, no-good-for-nothing, worthless...



 
...But my God, I still freaking love you. It may make me stupid. Hell, it may even make me pathetic... But just because I want to cut him, doesn't mean I don't want to be his baby-mama. The man was absolute perfection, minus the whole ripping my heart out of my chest and then stomping it into a million little pieces thing. I truly fell for his character and I fell hard. He was bad-ass personified... Tie that in with a Spanish accent and skills in the bedroom, and there you have it ladies and gentleman: P.E.F.E.C.T.I.O.N.

David Gandy may be who I picture for every hero I read about, but he fits Javier's character perfectly and let's face it: The man is fine. Don't judge me.


Javier was so much more than just a gorgeous face though- He was fiercely protective and willing to do absolutely anything for the heroine Ellie... Even kill.

"I'm a very bad man who has done too many bad things to deserve a pardon. I shouldn't be walking this earth as I do, I shouldn't have the money I have, I shouldn't have the love of a woman who is so far above me she should have wings." ~Javier


Unfortunately, all the pretty words in the world wouldn't have been able to take back what he did or erase the man that he was. I promised myself I wouldn't spend this entire review gushing about Javier, but Lord have mercy that's a lot to ask of a girl like myself. Needless to say I hate him... But I love him too. (It's a very healthy relationship.)

The heroine Ellie Watt on the other hand, is a woman out for vengeance. As a young girl, her life was destroyed in the worst possible way by a very powerful and merciless man. Years later, she decides it's finally time for her to take matters into her own hands and take revenge on the one man who got away with destroying her. ...Yet, in order to get her ultimate revenge she has to become what she swore she'd never be again: A con artist just like her parents. Changing her identity to Eden White was a breeze... Choosing her mark was easy too, especially if it meant it would lead her to the one man who had shattered her soul. But falling for the person she was supposed to be using and misleading? That was never part of the plan.

Somewhere along the way, the need for vengeance faded into the background and instead love took its place. ...And for the first time in her life, Eden decided to throw caution to the wind and give up her ghost in the hopes that love and trust could over-shadow her past...

I tried my absolute hardest not to fall for the smooth talking bastard but just as Eden did, I fell hard- It's just impossible not to. ...And while I consider myself a glutton for punishment by continuing to be a huge fan of Javier's, I'd be lying if I didn't say that he caused a major "da fuck bruh" moment for me.



Honest to God, this is probably my favorite book EVER. Yep. I said it... Ever. It was that freaking good. It may be a novella but it consumed me from start to finish. It was full of angst and impossible to put down, and I truly commend Karina Halle for not only her superb writing, but for creating the most incredible... Enticing... And amazingly intriguing world that I just can't seem to get enough of.
★FYI: I actually started the trilogy with this book, although I know that the majority of people read Sins & Needles first. From my understanding, this can either be read before or after but in my honest opinion, reading On Every Street first has given me an even better insight into all of the characters involved. With that being said, whichever book you decide to start with... Enjoy the ride!

7 comments:

Maria D. said...

Unfortunately I don't have a "jerk I love" but rather a guy who in my opinion was a jerk throughout the whole book and couldn't figure out why the heroine fell for him...gag! ...lol...good choice for yours though

The Autumn Review said...

Gandy isn't who I would pick for Javier, but I do love Javier.

Silverlight said...

This little novella was THE BOMB! I f*ckin loved it. I'll be reading Sins and Needles next, but am kind of disappointed with less of Javier in it

Alyssa said...
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Alyssa said...

Maria- Thanks girl! I love me some jerk heroes, that's for sure- hehe. :))

The Autumn Review- Gandy works for just about every hero in my opinion, but it's probably just because I LOVE Gandy, bahaha :))) ...I'm with you too, by the way- I love Javier!

Silverlight- I totally freaking agree! I was disappointed that Sins and Needles didn't have as much of Javier in it as well, but the book wasn't any less amazing because of it! :)))

Tina B said...

I put this one on my TBR! ;)
Love those a&*holes!

Alyssa said...

LOL :)) ...I hope you end up loving this book as much as I did Tina!

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