Wednesday, May 13, 2015

ARC Review: True Devotion ( True #2 ) by Liora Blake

True Devotion by Liora Blake

Find out if rock sensation Simon can break through tough-girl Devon’s steely exterior—if he can keep his head on straight, that is—in this second sizzling romance in the True series!

Devon Jenkins is a feisty blonde, and Simon Cole is the arrogant, sexy guitarist playing in her brother’s band. When they met for the first time, it went something like this: He hit on her, she shot him down, he made a lewd joke, she told him he was an idiot.

In the two years since then, not much has changed. From the way Simon flirts shamelessly with any set of ovaries within a 100-mile radius, Devon knows the smartest thing she can do is keep an impenetrable wall between them.

But sometimes the smart choice isn’t necessarily the right one…




True Devotion is a strong follow up after True North with the secondary character we met previously, Simon and Devon. 

Devon is Trevor's sister who is a tough nut and Simon is Trevor's band's guitarist. They have known each other for two years, but all they ever did was trading sarcastic, jabs and sexual innuendos. Is obligatory for them to have hidden attraction towards each other, but it never progress due to their relationship with Trevor. There's this whole bro code about not messing the sister. 

Liora Blake had a knack for creating the perfect kind of swoony book boyfriend. Devon always assume Simon is the one-dimensional flirty manwhore cum idiot, but once she gave herself the chance to know the man, she found out that Simon is more than what he seems. I love finding out all of Simon's hidden layer. What I'm surprised the most is he's such a closet geek. I didn't even know my favorite cartoon the Roadrunner's coyote had a full name called 'Wile E. Coyote'. Thanks for that little fun fact, Liora. 

As oppose to the perfect hero, Devon is a flawed heroine. Even with Simon's honest declaration, she is always second guessing her self-worth. She is one stubborn woman. She keep thinking them being together is just a pit stop for him before he find the perfect socialite wife. How many times do she needs Simon to prove himself? Gah! She did had some stupidity moment, but thank God she didn't cross my hard limit and manage to redeem herself. Although a bit more grovelling will be better on her part. I guess I did understand where she is coming from, growing up as a white trash in the ghetto make her felt as if she don't deserve to have the perfect guy to love her unconditionally. Despite her flawed though, I still like Devon and I just wish she can see that she deserve to have the best.

This book can work as a standalone, but I just need to gush a bit that I love Trevor's slightly story more. As with Liora Blake's style, she delivered the laugh of loud humor, sexy romance, heartfelt moment and true love to seal the deal.

p/s: I keep waiting for Simon to serenade Devon with his mad guitar skill, but it didn't happen. Why?!

Rating 4/5