(We haven’t included the synopsis for Smart, Sexy and Secretive as it contains some spoilers for book #1)
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Reviewed by Jenny and Gitte
Jenny: We just LOVED Tall, Tatted and Tempting didn’t we G? It took us completely by surprise as we knew nothing about it other than the title before taking the plunge to read it. What we thought was going to be a “quick, light read” between some heavy books turned out to be anything but. First off we have to say neither the title nor the cover do justice to the depth of the story held within.
‘She laughs. I wish I could hear it because it’s probably the most beautiful sound in the world. It’s not often I wish I could hear again…………………….But right now, I wish I could hear the sound of her laughter.’ – Logan
This book was as delightful as it was moving, as passionate as it was emotional and I was enamoured by every character and totally immersed in the emotion, passion and beauty of this story. In fact we were so taken with book one that we had to delay our next read to jump straight into Smart, Sexy and Secretive (book #2) because we HAD to know how it all concluded didn’t we G?
Gitte: Oh Jenny, I loved this book so bloody much. I don’t even know how to express myself. It was just beautiful, everything about it. The story, the characters, the writing…just everything was beautiful and the emotion just bled off the pages into my heart through every single poignant word and action.
‘His hand lies on my throat, almost like he’s listening with his fingertips for the sound of my voice.’ – ‘Kit’
This Author achieved something pretty special here by writing with such finesse, passion and emotion and I honestly hope every single person out there picks up this book. What a hidden gem Jenny, what a brilliant story!!
‘Most people would see the beauty of that drawing. But I see pain. I see things she probably wouldn’t want anyone to see.’ – Logan
I am so thankful we got to share the journey of Logan and ‘Kit’. Our faces were a picture when we finished this one and realised there was a book #2. After reading Tall, Tatted & Tempting how could we not immediately go get Smart, Sexy & Secretive? What a journey….my heart still hasn’t recovered and this is without any doubt a favourite for 2013!!!!
“I trust you,” I say – ‘Kit’
“No you don’t.” He smiles at me, and my heart flips over.
“But you might one day.” – Logan
Jenny: A hidden gem indeed and couldn’t agree more! Logan Reed is one of 5 brothers who live together, supporting one another after the death of their mother and having their father walk out on them. What these guys Paul, Matthew, Sam, Pete and Logan lack in material wealth is more than compensated by the love and devotion they have for one another.
“I’m his big brother. I’m supposed to be able to save him from anything that could hurt him. But I can’t save him from this.” – Paul
The family dynamics in this book truly is something special and melted my heart. These guys would make you laugh one minute, swoon the next and shatter your heart with the turn of a page.
“She’s going to break your fucking heart, man.” – Matt
‘I know. She’s going to break my fucking heart. Because I’ve never wanted anything with anyone the way I want something I can’t even define with her.’ – Logan
These have sure experienced pain and heartbreak in their lives, but they’ve survived and only become stronger because of it. These boys were all so beautifully written weren’t they Gitte? And they stole our hearts didn’t they G?
Gitte: Logan stole my heart from the get go Jenny, then his brothers did the same one by one. The strength, the love, the unity, how they protect each other…..so powerful and heart-warming. I cared for every single one.
“The fucker better know how I feel about him. I’d die for every last one of them. I wish it was me instead of him. I’d trade places with him in a heartbeat.” – Paul
Their story is so sad and heart-breaking but what an amazing bond they have because of it. The love was real and I felt and believed everything about these lads.
As I said, this Author has a gift…the gift of the written word and making a reader truly feel. Everyone in Logan and Kit’s journey had their place. But ultimately, for me, this was really a story of soul mates. Of overcoming your own barriers, realising your own strength and standing up for what you believe in, what makes you happy, be the person you want to be…
‘He wants all of me. And I’m not free to give it all away. I’ll never be free.’ – ‘Kit’
What made me fall in love with Logan? There are no words. Everything. His character is written superbly, his thoughts, his actions, his strength and vulnerability. He is almost artistically written if that makes any sense.
“Don’t stop humming,” I say. – Logan
“Why do you care?…You can’t hear it.” – ‘Kit’
“You look happy when you do it. So, don’t stop.” – Logan
As for ‘Kit’ what a fantastic female character. She was beautifully written and at no point did I question her actions or motives.
‘There’s the one piece of me that wants to give Logan everything he wants. It’s the piece that so very desperately wants to bare my soul to him, to tell him all of my problems. He would take them inside himself and then breathe them back out, and all my problems would vanish….’ – ‘Kit’
Logan and ‘Kit’….soul mates, no other word for them. How they spoke to each other, with words…without. What they went through…obstacles thrown at them by outside influences as well as the ones that came from within themselves….
‘His fingers rest on my guitar, like he’s feeling the vibrations of it. But what he’s concentrating on most is my mouth…’ – ‘Kit’
Jenny: Absolutely! If ever two people were destined for each other it was these two!! Tall, Tatted and Tempting tells the story of Logan, a beautiful man inside and out who is hearing impaired and Kit, a young woman fighting her own disability who is hiding a secret and I was dying to know what that was! Kit even keeps her real name a secret from Logan.
“I want you more than I want air,”…….”but I can’t act on my feelings. Not while I don’t even know your name.” – Logan
The chemistry between them was off the charts, the emotional exchanges between had me enthralled and melted me. For me there never seemed to be any unnecessary or annoying angst between them. In fact, their story was so beautifully brought to life and I was completely in love with all….especially Logan. Words fail me on describing this man. He was beyond DIVINE!!! He was something special alright and I bloody loved him!!!
“If I ever get to fucking be inside you, I want to know what to call you. I want to at least know your name. Because when that happens, you’re going to fucking own me.” – Logan
The music connection was woven so beautifully throughout the story and was the thread that held it together really did take this to a whole different level in feeling so much for Logan and Kit. How they communicated through it was mesmerising and only added to my adoration of them both. Despite there being a couple of inconsistencies, I couldn’t fault this book at all. It really did tick all the boxes for me.
‘I love this. I love music. I love the guitar. And I’m afraid I’m a little with in love with Logan.’ – Kit
Book two didn’t disappoint either – in fact I finished it with a huge smile on my face despite the author nearly giving me a heart attack through some of the story! Boy, she scared me for a minute there. We won’t say much about the second book for fear of giving away spoilers. Other than to say……….read these books!!! Don’t you agree G?
Gitte: Oh absolutely Jenny. I guess you can say book #2 ~ ‘Smart, Sexy & Secretive’ is the direct consequence, finale…if you like, of book #1, so nope, saying anything would truly ruin it for readers as we get all the answers we may still be looking for! I have to say though, I think I would have burst into tears if we didn’t get to book #2 straight away! And wow, I was on the edge of my seat through the second book, thinking umm hell no, do NOT do this to me!!
In the second instalment nothing changed, the beauty was still there and the characters shone like bright beacons in a beautiful night sky!
‘He’s so much more than what people see. I just wish he knew it as well as I do.’
I want to get onto the tallest podium around and scream from the top of my lungs: READ THESE BOOKS!!!
Jenny & Gitte: 5Stars
**NOTE TO READERS** There are two versions of each story in each book. One is a “sexy, hot” version (which we read – wow! Hot alright) and a “lite” version for younger readers. Be sure you pick the one that’s right for you.