Title: Imagine Me
Author: Fiona Cole
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Release Date: November 16, 2017
Shane’s her brother’s best friend and thirteen years older than her. Juliana knows his desire to be the loner and to never settle down.
But none of that stops her from showing up at his hotel room late one night.
Months later, she imagines every scenario for when she runs into Shane again. However, she never imagined him brushing off their scorching night together. She never imagined him calling her a ‘little girl’ who can’t handle a man.
His words ignite a fire in Juliana. If she has to date every single guy in Cincinnati, she’ll prove that she is more than capable of “handling” a man. Except Juliana and Shane can’t stay away from each other, so they set up some rules; only sex, and no telling her brother.
It doesn’t take long for the sex to turn into feelings, and Juliana can feel his icy exterior melting. Is he willing to risk his best friend for a chance at love?
For Juliana, that might be too good to imagine.
This was my first book to read by Fiona Cole and I will definitely be reading more from her. Imagine Me is a case of our heroine falling in love with her brother’s best friend, a much older (cough cough 13 years), sexy ass detective, and our hero fighting tooth and nail to stop it.
The Story. The story is told from our heroine, Juliana’s, POV and starts months after an unforgettable night she shares with out hero, Shane. Juliana has imagined how they would reunite over and over again, but what she doesn’t expect is for him to call her a little girl he made a mistake with. Juliana decides she’s better off without him and starts dating other guys to prove Shane wrong. However, after another bad date, Juliana says “fuck it” and goes to Shane like the confident, sexy woman she is to get what she wants. They say it is “just fucking”….until it’s not. Shane has to decide if he is willing to take Jack’s wrath and possibly lose him as a brother when he finds out he has been sleeping with his sister, and Juliana has to fight like hell to break down the thick wall Shane has built up around him.
Juliana. Juliana is a fierce, independent woman who is bound and determined to prove she can make it on her own two feet, despite everyone wanting her come back home. Juliana never wanted to be a kept woman who stayed home with the kids while her husband brought home the bacon. She wanted to follow her passion of science and research. Juliana does everything in her power to be the strong woman who doesn’t need a man by her side to help her. That is until Shane lights a fire within her and shows her what she has been missing all of these years. If only Shane’s heart wasn’t buried beneath the cement he has sealed so tightly around it due to his past in the foster care system. All Juliana wants is to be seen as an equal partner in her relationships, not a child in need of protecting. I admire that so much about Juliana. She was fearless in fighting for what she wanted in life, which was really awesome to read.
I highly recommend this story to those who love: forbidden romance, best friend’s little sister or brother’s best friend…however you want to look at it, strong, independent heroines, and broody, alpha heroes.
Overall Rating: ★★★★★/★★★★★
After finishing Deny Me and seeing a small glimpse of Juliana’s and Shane, I was anxious to see more of their relationship and where they were heading. I knew going in that Fiona was going to be taking me on a pretty wild ride considering our hero was 13 years older than Juliana. I was excited to see how the age difference would play out and how it would come into play. She definitely did not disappoint, and I was absolutely hooked from the very first page.
Juliana moved to Cincinnati to get away from her stifling parents. Being the youngest in the family, they’ve always tried to protect Juliana and would love nothing more than to see her as a society wife, hanging on the arm of a Southern gentleman. Juliana, however, craves independence and is looking to prove to everyone that she’s no longer a little girl and can take care of herself. And the first person to whom she wishes to prove that she is no longer a child is Shane. The one man who insists on calling her “a little girl.”
I loved Juliana. She was fierce, and independent, and didn’t put up with Shane’s crap. She called him out on his actions, and was not afraid to give her opinion. She strived so hard to prove her independence, and I loved every single minute of it. She was smart, funny, and a big science nerd. I bonded with her over her love of quirky t shirts and funny coffee mugs.
And Shane. Oh Shane. Shane was one of the hottest male leads I have read in a very, very long time. He was so amazingly alpha I may have squealed in delight. And his bedroom moves were freaking fantastic. There was one point when I’m pretty sure my mouth was hanging open and I was fanning myself with my iPad. I’ve said it before, and I will say it again. Fiona Cole is an absolute genius when it comes to writing sex scenes. I read a lot of romance and hers are definitely my favorite!
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Deny Me by Fiona Cole
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About the Author
Fiona Cole is a military wife and a stay at home mom with a degree in Biology and Chemistry. As much as she loved science she decided to postpone her career to stay at home with her two little girls and immersed herself in the world of books until finally deciding to write her own. Where You Can Find Me is Fiona’s debut novel and will hopefully be the first of many.
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