Friday, September 19, 2014

Worth It Review

September 9. 2014

Worth It (Worth It #1)
by: Nicki DeStasi

Blurb ~ 
Anna lives every day the best she can while struggling against the demons that threaten to consume her and drag her back into the darkness of her very troubled past. The last thing she needs right now is a guy, especially one as sweet and sexy as Jed. When the attraction becomes too strong to resist, she gives into it. Even when she knows it’ll only end in disaster and leave her even more her scared and broken than she was before.

Jed wants to find the right woman and he’s drawn to Anna by carnal magnetism, but she also brings out an Alpha side of him that he’s never known. When his alpha rears its head, it triggers memories in Anna and her carefully crafted wall of protection begins to show cracks.

When fate and misunderstandings threaten the already delicate relationship, can they survive? When Anna’s demons threaten to be unearthed and Jed’s inner alpha only seem to make them worse, can they overcome?

Is it even worth it?

My Review & Rating
August 29. 2014
4 "Value Your Worth" Stars

Perfect mix of suspense and darkness interspersed with romance and sexual tension. I’m a sucker for a damaged female and Anna is as damaged as they come. With absent parents Anna doesn’t even know how to feel love let alone even have someone say the words to her.  There are scenes of rape, attempted rape, violence and more violence so make sure you can handle it. This story is about much more than violence and emotional suffering, it also touched on redeeming oneself and battling all your demons face to face. Although I was often annoyed by Anna’s ignorance and vulnerability I was glad how her story played out and ended because if anyone deserved to learn from mistakes and earn love it was her. 

Ahh Jed. He’s a mid-twenties guy who unlike the rest of his species actually wants to settle down. He wants to find the one. A nice woman to warm his bed, keep him happy and someone simple he can love. I don’t think he knew exactly what he was getting himself into with Anna but Jed doesn’t let anything stand in his way. 

I’m a sucker for a damsel in distress. Anna may be a damsel in distress but most times she doesn’t even know it half the time. When the story begins, we are witness to the start of the shit life she will lead for years to come. I’m not going to lie, it’s often brutal and heartbreaking because she is only 15 and has no clue that being treated so badly is not acceptable. She places the blame for everything on herself and one can tell that would damage any young person. 

I was often frustrated with Anna because she kept setting herself up to fail but omitting things from Jed. I’m sorry if I’m getting random notes on my car and weird phone breathers calling me, you can be damn sure my over protective alpha will know about it. It was like she didn’t want to see what was right in front of her. But then again the same could be said about her past. The lack of emotions in her life creates a need for love to which she takes it where she can without even realizing it may be toxic. Luckily for her Jed is anything but toxic and he just may be what she needs to move on and find peace. 

After the first few chapters I knew somehow someway the ex would be back and be the climax to the story. Was I wrong? No. Am I giving anything away? Not really because we meet him again much earlier than expected giving him more time to slime around. Obviously this isn’t the first story about a mistrusting damaged female so much of it is predictable but I thought all the characters and even some of their traits were remarkably original and it gave the story its own depth.  Overall I was glad to have stumbled upon this book in an Amazon search and already want to read the second book when it comes out sometime in the following month/s.


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