Hard-edged rocker Graham Allen has it all. He’s flush with cash from playing bass in a band by night and restoring classic cars by day. And there are plenty of women willing to share his bed for a night, complication-free. Perfect, because if there’s anything he learned from his past, it was to never get attached—to anything. So when bartender Carly Sullivan flashes her innocent smile, Graham isn’t prepared for what happens next.
Never fall in love
Two rules, that’s all Graham has—never apologize and never fall in love. He knows Carly is everything he should avoid. Cheerful and sweet, she has “relationship” written all over her. But Graham can’t stay away from her probing questions and concerned blue eyes.
When Graham discovers Carly is hiding a crushing secret, he’s prepared to risk it all. Until in one single moment, everything changes and Graham’s past threatens to collide with his future. His life is crumbling down around him, and soon no apology in the world can save him.
He should’ve known to walk away.
The Kill – 30 Seconds to Mars
Humming Bird – Alex Clare
Sail – AWOLNATION
Irresistible Force (Met The Immovable Object) – Jane’s Addiction
Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
Monster – Mikky Ekko
The Day Is Coming – My Morning Jacket
Soul Wars – AWOLNATION
Black Hole Sun – Soundgarden
Who Are You, Really? – Mikky Ekko
The Lightning Strike (What If This Storm Ends?) – Snow Patrol
Millstone – Brand New
Volcano – Damien Rice
Hanging On – Active Child
Apologize – OneRepublic
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Graham Allen!!! Yep, that’s me shouting his name. I have so much to say to and about Graham Allen 😉 Wow, he is so frustrating, rude, and a sex crazed ass at times, but yet I still loved his character. I know right…crazy!! No Apologies is mostly his story and it’s a story that will frustrate you, sadden you, make you laugh, and touch you in so many ways.
“Sorry doesn’t fix shit.”
In this story, two broken people find each other and it’s about what they do once they find one another. And good gracious, both Graham and Carley needed a good talking too. Maybe even a little slapping around at times 😉 Graham for his jack ass ways and Carley for being too damn nice. She truly did remind me of a “hummingbird.” I spent so much of this story talking to these characters, even the secondary characters. And that right there, along with great flow and beautifully written words, secured this story 5 stars, with me. When I am talking to the characters and feeling for the characters, it is a fantastically written story (in my opinion).
“If I was standing, Carly would’ve brought me to my knees. This fragile bird kissing me back was the sweetest kind of victory.”
I wished I had had 5-7 hours to sit and read it straight through, but mommy duties call. It was hard to put down, unless I was frustrated with Graham 😉 No Apologies is action packed, with good and bad, and there is so many emotions in it. The author did an excellent job at mixing all the character’s struggles together, without overdoing it or missing any important aspects of it.
So, if you haven’t figured it out by now, this story comes HIGHLY recommended by this Book Bitch 🙂
I grew up in Northern California with my head in a book and my feet in the sand. I dreamt of becoming a painter but the heady scent of libraries with their shelves full of books drew me into the world of storytelling. I love the New Adult genre, but really, any story about a love so desperately wrong and impossibly beautiful makes me swoon.
I now live in Southern Florida and while I don’t get to read as much as I like, I still bury my toes in the sand. If I’m not writing or fighting to contain the banana plantation in my backyard, you can find me spending time with my handsomely tattooed husband, my brilliantly practical son and a mischievous miniature boxer…
Here are ten things you really want to know about me.
I grew up a faculty brat. I can swear like a sailor. I love men in uniform. I hate being told what to do. I can do your taxes (but don’t ask). The Bird Market in Hong Kong freaks me out. My favorite word is desperate…or dirty, or both—I can’t decide. I have a thing for muscle cars. But never reply on me for driving directions, ever. And I have a new book boyfriend every week—don’t tell my husband.