Suave, handsome Brodie Beaumont has a history of using and being used by women. A past he doesn't like to talk about has turned him into the type of guy he is today, but he hasn't really cared - until the beautiful and feisty Gabrielle Demeres comes back into his life.
Gabrielle learned the hard way what type of guy Brodie was the first time she met him. His crude seduction attempt earned him a slap to his face, and Gabrielle wasn't exactly looking forward to another encounter with the cad. Unfortunately, her best friend was marrying Brodie's brother, and Gabrielle and Brodie would be forced to spend time together, whether she liked it or not.
As things in the small, quiet town of Turtle Lake take a decidedly dark and dangerous turn, Gabrielle and Brodie only have each other to turn to. Will they be capable of overcoming their aversion to one another while coping with their own troubled pasts and dealing with the current dangers surrounding them? Or is their hostility just skating the fine line between love and hate?
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This was a great follow-up to Beautifully Wounded! I loved Brodie and Gabrielle, they were really good for each other and helped each other heal from their past traumas. I'm not going to reveal those trauma's as I don't want to take anything away from the story for those who have yet to read Beautifully Used but the trauma's in their pasts make so many things about their presents clear.
They have very sad tales to reveal to each other and I've wanted to know Brodie's story since meeting him in Jackson's book Beautifully Wounded. Jackson had hinted at a story that explained why Brodie slept around and avoided relationships but he wouldn't tell the story as he said it wasn't his to tell.
There was some drama in the story with a threat manifesting against Gabrielle which ultimately helped bring her and Brodie together although they were already attracted to each other from having met the previous year but each believed the other hated them and didn't want them around! Total crossed wires but they worked everything out in the end which I'm happy about as now both Beaumont brothers have their perfect partners in life!
I've now had the pleasure of listening to the audiobook as well and I loved the narrators! It was so easy to listen too and I enjoyed every minute! Made my trips to and from work much more bearable!
- S. Lacey
Anger, love, laughter
Gabrielle. Gutsy, talented, and beautiful inside and out.
When they were walking on the beach.
I've just finished listening to this fantastic book on audible and was very upset.
Why did it have to finish? I was enjoying this book so much.