Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Don't Deny Me Serial (Don't Deny Me)
Parts One - Three
by Megan Hart




MrsLeif's Review

Alice can't avoid her friends anymore. They are celebrating their 20th year anniversary and she can't say no to their invitation to spend a few days with them, even if this means seeing her ex- Mick after ten years.
Mick knows he messed up his relationship with Alice. He was not there for her when she needed him.
This party might be their second chance to make it work. 
Does Alice want Mick back,  but has he changed? Can she count on him?

This is a 3 part serial. Each of them is short, you can read all 3 in a few hours.
I usually love Megan Hart's books but the first part of the serial failed to captivate me. I couldn't get into the story. The messages at the beginning of each chapter confused me at times.
Part 2 was much better and the story flowed easily. It's told in the past. It dealt with Alice and Mick's first meeting and how their relationship started. It also shows us how it went downhill for them and Mick was the one to blame. 
Part 3 we are back in the present. Mick is trying to demonstrate to Alice that he can be reliable. He wants her in his life.  I think this couple gets zero on communication skills. They are supposed to be more mature people after a decade apart but it's not the case. Saying that I was happy with the HEA despite me wishing the ending was longer. 

Cliffhanger: Yes, for the first 2 parts.
3/5 Fangs
A complimentary copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

MrsNorthman's Review
PART ONE - After the break-up

It's been ten years since Alice and Mick broke up. They've both been invited to celebrate their friend's 20th anniversary, which entails spending the weekend at a beach house, together. At a place where they first met. A place full of memories. There is no telling what might happen when they see each other again after all this time. Turns out, the spark is still there. They never really let one another go. It's intense and so much fun to watch! 

"In the beginning, you never want to leave, and in the end, all you do is struggle to stay." 

Megan Hart was successful in pulling me into this story. It's captivating, sexy and just enough to get me excited for the next part. There was only a hint that Mick made a mistake, no other details about the break-up. I'm really curious to find out why things didn't work the first time.

"I am drunk on the memory of your touch. The taste and smell of your skin. The feeling of your breath on my face and your arms going around me, pulling me closer, and how you let your mouth drift along my cheek to kiss the corners of my eyes, because you said you like the lines there." 

PART TWO - How they met

Alice and Mick met through mutual friends. A couple that has a beach house and frequently hosts guests for weekends throughout the summer. Mick shows up one weekend with Alice's best friend, Jay. They hit it off and it seems like they are in it for the long haul. Their chemistry is HOT! But sometimes, no matter how bad we want things to work, we don't get what we need out of a relationship. And when no one will budge, it's time to call it quits. No matter how hard it is.

"Sometimes the things that burn the brightest also die out the fastest." 

What a rollercoaster of emotions this book was. Even though I knew how it was going to end, I was still really sad. I do have to say, I'm happy that they didn't break up for the typical reason, cheating. It's hard for a character to redeem themselves in my eyes when that happens. I was still disappointed in Mick though, but I almost feel like he was being a typical selfish guy in a way. I can't wait to see how this serial ends!

PART THREE - Present

This serial begs the question - Can someone really change?

That's exactly what Alice needs to know. After all this time, are her and Mick doomed to repeat their past history or are they meant to be together? They've had plenty of time, ten years to be exact, to think about the mistakes they both made. Not to mention, undeniable passion. But it might not be enough. She's agreed to give him a second chance, but Mick is going to have to prove that he's changed.

"It's either going to be the greatest love story ever told, or the greatest tragedy." 

As usual, Megan Hart brought a story that pulled me in right from the beginning and left me anxious to know if they could ultimately make things work. I love how the order of the story was switched up. It only made the story that much more interesting. I highly recommend this serial.

4/5 Fangs
*Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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