Title: On the Surface
Series: Imperfect Love
Author: Nikki Ash
Genre: Single Dad Romance
Release Date: June 22, 2019
Second Chance romances kick in my anxiety, I always worry that the author may not put my heart back together like I need it to be, and while mine was a little more to the extreme in this case, Nikki did my heart good.
Celeste having been pegged as the character you want to hate, shows that you can’t judge a book by it’s cover. There is so much to the story of that person you don’t know, and Celeste is the poster child of that phrase. Wrong side of the tracks, looking to improve her place in the world, misconstrued as a Miss Priss. In comes Jase, tattooed, single dad, stuck in the same boat, but in more of physical way than Celeste. Their distance and heartbreak can be felt in all levels of the heart. You hurt, you ache, you feel their sadness, and then the determination of both hearts as they yearn to find that love they once had…together.
I will say I had a hard time with the flashback in the beginning, but I think once I understood what was coming I got it. It was worth pushing through, cause I was truly rooting for Celeste and Jase. Hoping, praying, keeping all my fingers and toes crossed that they would run to each other. On a more physical reaction level, Nikki did give me a treat as well… can you say pierced?! *swoon* THANK YOU! 🙂 Definitely a worth while read. ❤
People see what they want to see. They only view what’s on the surface, and they’re easy to fool. I let them see on the outside that I’m a successful businesswoman. My clothes are designer, my makeup flawless, and I live in a high-rise condo in Lennox Hills. They see perfection, not what lies beneath the surface.
The real me, the one I keep hidden is a broken-hearted woman who uses the makeup to hide her tears. The expensive clothing covers a heart once shattered by love. The walls of my expensive home shelter a lonely woman who hides the fact that deep down she wants to be loved. A woman who is too scared to risk her fragile heart.
For ten years, I’ve managed to hide behind the image of perfection. Only letting people see what’s on the surface.
Until I ran into Jase.
Now, every raw emotion, every shattered piece of my heart that I buried long ago is exposed outside the protective walls of my high-rise condo. No matter how hard I try, I can’t keep the walls from crumbling. He sees me beyond the image that I’ve created. He says he can handle what’s below the surface, but can I?