Book Couples Challenge Day 7
Today is all about difference in social classes. Can love supersed social classes differences? Well if you have to believe all the romance books that I’ve read about this topic I would say yes.
Again as I have much to say about it you’ll have several contenders and hopefully I’ll make up my mind and choose one winner
Reagan Prescott and Nico Medina in The Hard Count by Ginger Scott
Just read the synopsis and you’ll see this one fits today’s topic perfectly
Nico Medina’s world is eleven miles away from mine. During the day, it’s a place where doors are open—where homes are lived in, and neighbors love. But when the sun sets, it becomes a place where young boys are afraid, where eyes watch from idling cars that hide in the shadows and wicked smoke flows from pipes.
West End is the kind of place that people survive. It buries them—one at a time, one way or another. And when Nico was a little boy, his mom always told him to run.
I’m Reagan Prescott—coach’s daughter, sister to the prodigal son, daughter in the perfect family.
Life on top.
My world is the ugly one. Private school politics and one of the best high school football programs in the country can break even the toughest souls. Our darkness plays out in whispers and rumors, and money and status trump all. I would know—I’ve watched it kill my family slowly, strangling us for years.
In our twisted world, a boy from West End is the only shining light.
I hated him before I needed him.
I fell for him fast.
I loved him when it was almost too late.
When two ugly worlds collide, even the strongest fall. But my world…it hasn’t met the boy from West End.
“Reagan, your world…Nico’s world…same fuckin’ world. You come from different parts, but who cares? You meet in the middle.”
― Ginger Scott, The Hard Count
I was twelve years old when I met him. I guess you could say opposites attract. We didn’t know it then. Or maybe we did, but we didn’t care. It’s not easy growing up in Los Angeles. Well, for me it was. But, not for him.
I’m a Hollywood girl born and raised in the business.
I have everything I’ve ever needed
and only wanted him.
Is it possible to find your forever love when you’re thirteen? Maybe not for most, but I did.
I’m just a boy raised in the pits of Los Angeles.
I have nothing
and only ever wanted her.
It would only be her
It would only be him
Labels never defined us
But will they tear us apart
It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.”
― Danielle Rocco, Labeled Love
Vicous can’t stand her goodness. He can’t stand her looking like his stepmother. He can’t stand what she makes his cold heart feel. So he’s made his mission to make her life a real Hell.
“She was just a country girl from Virginia with a huge smile and an annoying accent. Her personality was like a fucking Michael Bublé song. So easy and un-fucking-assuming. I mean, the girl even smiled at me when she caught me staring into her bedroom in the servants’ apartment like a creep. How stupid could a person be? It wasn’t her fault I hated her.”
He is her constant bully. She’s not good enough for him, for his mansion, for his town.”
”Emilia, my makeup is revenge. Yours is forgiveness. You’re better than me. I don’t deserve you. But I’m going to take you, anyway.”
“This book made its way to my “best shelf”.
It has it all:
-spoiled heiress turned survivor;
-dangerously attractive abductor;
-hot sexual chemistry….
I was hooked from the first sentence and had to put it down with great reluctance when I had to work or do some (un)necessary chore.
I loved Skye and Damian. I cried for MaMaLu. I laughed when Gidiot got what he deserved and I wanted to kill Victor myself. And I loved when Sierra kicked him in the balls. Way to go girl!
Really, all the rave about this book is well deserved. Just read it, especially if you’re in a bookhangover and miss your quality reading fix”
“We are sand and rock and water and sky, anchors on ships and sails in the wind. We are a journey to a destination that shifts every time we dream or fall or keep or weep. We are stars with flaws that still sparkle and shine. We always strive, always want, always have more questions than answers, but there are moments like these, full of magic and contentment, when souls get a glimpse of the divine and quite simply, lose their breath.”
― Leylah Attar, The Paper Swan
Sweet tea, corn bread, and soup beans—everyday fare for eight-year-old Alix French, the precocious darling of a respected southern family. But nothing was ordinary about the day she met ten-year-old Nick Anderson, a boy from the wrong side of town. Armed with only a tin of bee balm and steely determination, Alix treats the raw evidence of a recent beating that mars his back, an act that changes both of their lives forever.
Through childhood disasters and teenage woes they cling together as friendship turns to love. The future looks rosy until the fateful night when Frank Anderson, Nick’s abusive father, is shot to death in his filthy trailer.
Suddenly, Nick is gone—leaving Alix alone, confused and pregnant. For the next fifteen years she wrestles with the pain of Nick’s abandonment, a bad marriage, her family and friends. But finally, she’s starting to get her life back together. Her divorce is almost final, her business is booming, and she’s content if not happy—until the day she looks up and sees Nick standing across the counter. He’s back…and he’s not alone.
Once again Alix is plunged into turmoil and pain as Nick tries to win her love, something she resists with all her strength. Only one thing might break the protective wall she’s built around her emotions—the truth about Frank Anderson’s death. But when that truth comes out and those walls crumble, neither Alix nor Nick is prepared for the emotional explosion that could destroy as well as heal.
“To my surprise, Nick reached under his shirt and pulled out the half-heart pendant. With his gaze fixed on mine, he slid the chain over my head. “No one should have to go through life with only half a heart,” he whispered.”
― Katherine Allred, The Sweet Gum Tree
I really like this challenge that you are doing it helps me find new books to read with some of my favorite tropes in them….
That makes me very happy Michelle! It’s fun to do too and has me go back to all the books that I’ve read. I wonder would I give the same rating now? And so far it’s been “yes!”. Pfew 😉
I love your Vicious teaser…awesome!
Thank you SO MUCH!!! <3