After a tragic accident that plays on an endless loop in her mind, wild child Kate Jolie died inside. She now functions only through her rigid, ironclad routine, which keeps her mind and soul in check – balancing her in a dangerously precarious position between life and death
Rocker and Master's student Sam North knows no limits and seeks out every challenge to conquer and defy. With his cocky grin, piercings, colorful tattoos, undress-you bedroom eyes and magnetic sex appeal, he has no trouble finding women to warm his bed. When he spies his new professor, the gorgeous Ms. Jolie, she’s just another summit he wants to climb in order to reach its peak. But as he begins to catch glimpses of her soul, she becomes his Everest.
Kate Jolie is the only woman who wants nothing to do with Sam North - and the only woman he can’t do without.
5 huge stars!
Gahhh what can I say? Allie Juliette Mousseau has done it again with another phenomenal story. This book follows Sam (one of the North brothers) and Kate (who is a newly introduced character). I absolutely adored both of these characters, and really hope to hear more of their story in the future. There was definitely enough material to continue on their story, and I for one vote for a Kate and Sam book 2. I need to know what happens from when this book leaves off.
The entire story line was fantastic. Allie really knows how to build up the suspense. Kate had been through a horrific ordeal in the past, and is practically crippled mentally from it. She is unable to move on with her life in a way that is best for her. Throughout the first half of the book you get small glimpses into what happened, but it was not until about halfway through the story that you learn the full extent of it. My heart broke for poor Kate time and time again, and I could really feel her pain. I was able to relate to her character with her getting panic attacks, and Allie did a great job describing what it can be like at times when having one of these attacks.
When bad boy, and womanizer, Sam North enters into Kate's classroom that first day of school, the last thing Kate expected was that her life was about to take a drastic turn. Relentless and unwilling to take "no" for an answer, Sam begins his persistent chase of Kate. What started off as him aiming for his next conquest quickly turned into a friendship and bond that completely blew me away.
"Can we be friends?" He offered me his hand. "My heart's been annihilated, Sam, and you're only going to make it worse." "No, no way," he said confidently, "I'm going to heal it."
All together now… **SWOON**
One of my favorite things about the True North series is that each book is about a different couple, but it also continues the stories from the previous books. You are not left scratching your head, wondering what happened to the other characters down the line. I love, love, LOVE when authors do this in a series of books. Especially when you grow to love the earlier characters as much as I have with these books. My one and ONLY complaint while reading True North Book 3 was that there was no indications of when a fast forward was beginning. In other books I have usually seen some sort of a mark where one part ends, and a new later on part begins. Whether it be a little design or a bunch of *****, this has always helped me realize that there would be some piece of time between the paragraphs and events. When reading this book, I found myself backtracking a few times thinking I accidentally tapped to go to the next page one too many times. Once I realized I hadn't, and that it was a fast forward, I was fine. But it still did confuse me a couple times. However, it was not enough to lower my rating because I loved this book so incredibly much!
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Allie Juliette Mousseau writes sexy, emotionally-charged New Adult and Adult Romance in a variety of genres and temperatures. She also creates captivating YA worlds through the magic of ink.
She can always be found writing, playing in puddles with her children, hiking with her husband, or adventuring somewhere in the world. Her favorite place to write on warm days is outdoors, but when the weather gets too cold, she'll be inside at her desk inspired by the mountain view from her home office in Montana where she lives with her loving husband, children, and golden retriever.
She loves to travel, and lived for three years in her RV with her family while visiting the national parks and forests of the U.S. and a couple Canadian provinces. Allie loves chatting to her readers through email and social media! Come visit her through any of her links below!