Series: Westbeach #2
Author: Amo Jones
Ryker Oakley only cared about three things during school —fighting, his band, and getting laid. When he took it upon himself to ‘babysit’ Bryleigh Munroe, he didn’t expect her to be so much trouble, and he sure as shit wasn’t prepared for how fast she would grow on him. Fast-forward to eight years later, his band—Twisted Transistor—is the most successful rock group known to mankind. When his brother’s wedding brings the only girl he ever came close to caring about, back into his life, he discovers something he thought they had left behind in the past, had been destroying her daily.
Bryleigh Munroe was a popular girl at school, but because her father was a politically powerful man in the San Diego region, the boys either swore away from her or were trying too hard to get with her. She wanted one night. Quick and dirty. No strings. Only she didn’t expect Ryker Oakley to flip the script on her without her even realizing. Eight years later, Bryleigh still battles with the mistakes she made when she was younger. She’s had to deal with things that she shouldn’t have had to, all on her own. After all this time has their bond remained silent? Can she forgive the torment Ryker inflicted on her? Or will the choices they made all those years ago force them to re-unite. This is book two in the Westbeach series, but can be read as a stand-alone.
Review by: Melanie
Book two of the series gives us Ryker Oakley’s story. The man whore of Twisted Transistor was actually once in love; whether he realised it or not, Bryleigh Munroe had stolen his heart.
We are taken back to what happened between the two when they were all still in high school and Twisted Transistor was just starting to take off. Some misunderstandings and jealousy seemed to lead to them going separate ways but it was Ryker’s broken heart that caused the biggest break when he started something that had some really bad consequences.
Back to the present Bryleigh has returned home to attend the wedding of Ryder and Phoebe and when Ryker sees her again, with her fiancé no less, he realises he still has feelings for her. When it becomes clear that things are not as they seem with Bryleigh and her fiancé, things take a deadly turn when the reasons behind it all come out.
I loved Ryker’s character in book 1 and after reading this one I love him even more. He has a huge heart but he hides it all behind being a grade A a-hole. Bryleigh was a sweet, but maybe a little naïve in the beginning character, and I think Ryker and Bryleigh actually brought the best out in each other. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and give F*cker 4.5 stars.
Grab book 1 in the series – Losing Traction (Westbeach #1)
Amo is a full-time writer from New Zealand who loves long romantic walks to the wine cellar. When she's not creating magic, you can usually find her relaxing in front of the television watching the latest episode of Supernatural or Vikings. (This will be updated as she finds new television shows with hot actors.) She's the proud mother of four little critters who are the reason she breathes, but also the reason she drinks. She's the wife-to-be to the love of her life. She says wife-to-be because she scares him a little, and he still hasn't decided whether he wants to wed her or not. Such an exciting relationship. She loves meeting new people and believes the world needs more kindness.