Title: The Strong One (Plus One Parties, #1)
Author: Stella Hunter
Published Date: June 19th 2014
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
David Nobel has lusted over his sister’s friend Megan Scott since high school. Back then, she rejected the advances of the scrawny boy that he was. Now, he is a popular personal trainer and self-defense coach, which he credits to all the time spent in the gym after that fateful rejection. When David finds a scared, scarred Megan hiding out from her brutal ex-husband at his sister’s house, he must find a way to convince her just how strong she truly is—before his sister, Bethany, and her family get caught in the crossfire.
As David teaches Megan self-defense, his long-forgotten feelings return in force. The long sessions of close contact teach them both how to trust again. As Megan slowly takes back her life, David is left wondering if she’ll find any room in it for him.
With Megan’s ex-husband stalking her every move, David must show her that love is not a weakness, it is what makes her strong.
David had a crush on his sister’s best friend Megan when they were younger. He has not seen her in a while and when he does it is not under good circumstances. Megan has turned to her best friend Bethany as she flees her abusive husband. When David sees Megan his feelings for her return and he vows to help her become the confident woman she once was.
David works to gain Megan’s trust while showing her how to defend herself and gain confidence. He protects her when her ex husband comes looking for her. He is a tender, sweet, caring person that Megan slowly falls in love with. It is endearing to see how David helps Megan get over her past abuse. He stands by her side throughout this tough time.
This books contains the right amount of love, emotions and angst. It is told from David’s point of view and I found that interesting and refreshing as you don’t see that often. It is a great book
The few minor points I found missing is that the secondary characters were not developed as much as I would have liked and the book started out with them slowly working on their relationship and then it ran into full speed rather fast and seemed a little rushed at the end.
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