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Sunday, November 16, 2014

For Now by Chelsea M Cameron (Review & Intl Giveaway)

Title: For Now
Series: Rules Of Love
Author: Chelsea M Cameron
Published: Nov 6, 2014
Format: Ebook received for review

Two people. A relationship with no commitment. What could go wrong?

Javier Cruz definitely isn’t relationship material, but that suits Hazel Gellar just fine. She’s not a girlfriend girl and doesn’t plan on ever being one.

But after a mind-blowing, bed-breaking night, she knows once isn’t going to be enough. Fortunately, Javi feels the same way. And it's not just the sex. Javi is funny and complicated and Hazel loves being around him, even when he drives her nuts.

Will she and Javi make the choice to be together for longer than just right NOW? Or will their hangups about romance be the end?

Sigh.  This book.  This series.  The whole thing makes me do a big dreamy contented sigh.  Chelsea M Cameron really brought it home with For Now, which focuses on the roommates, Hazel and Javier, of the couple from For Real, Shannon and Jett.  If you like new adult, romance, and just being happy, this is for you.  It's not filled with all of the gut-wrenching angst that we normally see in new adult, but they are college age students.  I don't know, I just loved it.

So Hazel is our heroine.  She's a law student and a bartender.  She's not really the relationship type of girl, and can even be a bit wild at times.  Childhood was tough with a family that she never really connected to.  Then she found Shannon, and Shannon was her family.  Then Shannon became a couple with Jett, and Jett's roommate Javier was suddenly a person in her life.  I really like Hazel.  She's strong and independent, but not so much so that she doesn't realize that she needs people.  Hazel is smart and caring, and when the time comes to open up, she does. I like that.  I didn't have to yell at my kindle to get her to do what I wanted.

As for Javier, he is a man full of mystery and surprises.  In For Real we think he is kind of this player type of guy, but in For Now, we realize that only scratched the surface.  Javi was only showing us what he had to, and he lets it all out in this book.  As it turns out, this man is sweet and caring and thoughtful, and when you add that onto his built like a brickhouse and tattooed and sexy traits, well, he's a package full of awesome.  There was no point in this book where I thought "oh no, I'm over him, " or "heck no, Javi can just go now".  He's a good guy.  He looks out for his friends, and he took a huge leap for love.  So yeah, right now he's kind of my hero.

Javier fucks me like he's trying to tear me apart.  I. Love. It. 

Now in the previous book the characters were both virgins, and so the sex was a little bit of a slow start.  But in For Now, both Hazel and Javi have a bit of a wild streak, so when they get together it is hot.  I mean, they aren't like BDSM people, but the sensuality and tension is perfect.  The connection is there, and it all feels real and perfect, just like they do.

I loved their story!  At first they get on each others nerves, and purposely pick on each other, and then it hits them, the love bug bites them and you are even more happy for them.  I can't tell you how much I think they are just terrific together.  And then when you add in Shannon and Jett, well, yeah, I'm a bit jealous.   So if you are looking for new adult that isn't so crazy, that definitely has a "go with the flow" feel, check out these two books.  They are terrific (but definitely read them in order!)

Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.

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