Layers Series: Stark #1
on October 6, 2013
Audiobook Length: 10 hours and 18 minutes
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According to Hayley love is a subject of ridicule, a myth created by hopeless romantics.
When Hayley makes a resolution to declare her loose lifestyle era R.I.P, it’s all good in theory…
That is until she meets Daniel Stark, a well-respected, mid-thirties business man who is known for his short temper, lack of steady relationships as well as his strict preserve of his private life.
Opinionated, sharp tongued Hayley accidently steps into his office leaving Daniel resolved to put Hayley in her place and have her in his bed.
Both Hayley and Daniel can’t avoid the immediate instigation of the attraction between them.
In a unanimously agreed upon verdict by Hayley and her two best friends, Ian the gay self-absorbed, aspiring model and Natasha the witty, borderline neurotic soul mate, Daniel Stark is to be Hayley’s pure physical attraction, emotions aside era closure.
Will it indeed be a closure, or a beginning to something neither Hayley nor Daniel ever bargained for…
So many layers yet to unravel!
If you like to cry when you read, then read on and grab a lot of tissues for the last 20% of this book. It doesn’t release your heart at all until the cliffhanger. Normally, I’m not a fan of cliffies, but this one left me hopeful, not frustrated. And it doesn’t hurt that the second book was long-ago released. 😉
Throughout the book, I found the main characters to be infuriatingly immature,
“‘I don’t kiss if I don’t mean it.’ His voice is cold, cutting hard through me.”
but they began to grow when their feelings began to grow.
“You just need to think hard about what and how much is really enough. Once you find that out, it’s what makes you live in sheer bliss. Till then, there are constant doubts.”
The sex scenes were confusing and meh, but the love scenes were emotional and gut-wrenching. Some of the love scenes included sex. Some didn’t.
I look forward to reading the second book, which I hope is the conclusion, because I don’t see a third book.