Title : Noah
Author : Justine Elvira
Release Date : January 25, 2016
Add to GOODREADS
It’s a small word that says so much.
It’s a word most of us don’t use when we should.
It’s a word that could have kept my life on an easy path.
No is the word I should have said…
But it never left my lips that night.
Now I’m torn between two men. One is tender, sweet, and dependable. The other is rough, dirty, and unreliable. One man will lead me to the life I’ve always planned. The other man will lead me to a life with wild new experiences.
I’m in this mess simply because I didn’t say that one word at the right time. I couldn’t resist him.
It would have been easier if I had said no.
I should have said no.
*Recommended for 18+ due to subject matter and sexual content.
* A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review *
~ 4 Shorty Stars ~
Noah is the first book in Justine Elvira’s new Forbidden Desires Series. This book is a standalone.
I have to be honest and say that I enjoyed this book quite a bit, but I couldn’t give it a full 5 stars because it had my hard limits in it. Now with that said, because it was written by Justine I knew I was going to read it no matter what. I will always read her books no matter the subject content.
When I heard about this book being released I knew I was going to read it, so I didn’t bother reading the blurb for it. So I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into. I will warn other readers out there that this book does involve a LOVE TRIANGLE, which in turn leads to cheating!! Because of these two reasons I couldn’t give the book 5 stars, but I am still glad I read this book. Noah alone made this book truly enjoyable for me. So did Kendall (Skye’s BFF)
In this book we meet Skye and Noah. These two characters have been best friends since Skye was 8 and Noah was 11. Their friendship has continued to blossom and grow even stronger throughout the years. Their story turns into one of unrequited love on Skye’s behalf. When she turns 14, she realizes that she is in love with Noah, but is afraid he doesn’t feel the same way. Noah and Skye have different ideas of what they want from their futures. Skye has always dreamt of a career in nursing, marriage, kids and the white picket fence. Noah on the other hand has always been a free spirit, so when he graduates from high school he chooses to travel the world and experience life that way, while Skye goes off to college.
Throughout this time their friendship stays strong and Noah even visits her when he comes home from his travels. One time he ends up bringing a friend with him that he met in Prague (Caleb). Noah does something foolish and that forces Caleb and Skye to spend time together and get to know each other. This then leads to a 6 year relationship for Caleb and Skye. This is where the triangle comes into play. I don’t want to give anything more away about what happens between each of these characters, but let me say, it reminded me exactly why I don’t like triangles. They are frustrating to me.
As for the characters, Noah was my absolute favorite!!! I fell hard for him. He is such a loyal, loving and sweet man, but boy can he melt a pair of panties with his dirty mouth 😉 Skye was an okay heroine for me. There were things I liked about her and things I didn’t. There was a time in the story I really just wanted to smack her around and tell her to wake up!! As for Caleb….he is just a douche in my book. There was something about him from the beginning that just had some warning sirens going off in my head. But don’t take my word for it, read this book and decide for yourself who is your favorite!!
Like I said Noah is a standalone that is told in only Skye’s POV. I sort of wish we would’ve gotten some of Noah’s POV, because there were times I think his thoughts or feelings would’ve help the story along a little bit. This is fairly quick read…I was able to read it in one day over the course of several hours. That in no means, means that this story is rushed, but it does mean that nothing drags on for too long to slow the pace of the story down.
So if you are a fan of love triangles and a sexy Hero that will melt your heart and your panties, then you should give Noah a try.
Justine Elvira is a bestselling author at multiple retailers. Writing is her form of therapy and helps her escape reality for a little while.