Use Somebody by Riley Jean (Review by Jaime -#NerdGirlJay)

Beauty girl with rose flowers hairstyle. Long permed curly hair

Title: Use Somebody

Author: Riley Jean

Published Date: March 31st 2015

Genre:  New Adult Romance


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“I could see it in his eyes—he wanted to be the prince who rode up on his horse and saved the day. But I was no princess, and my Prince Charming had come and gone. I couldn’t survive losing another to dragon’s fire. Or to my own poisonous touch.”

Reeling from a traumatic and heart-shattering loss, Scarlett Rossi escapes back to her hometown, a place that never changes, though nothing about her is the same. The new Scar is fierce. Untouchable. Resolved to bury the twisted nightmares of that horrible night… the night when everything was stolen from her… the night that divided her life into two: before him, and after.

When do-gooder Vance Holloway makes it his personal mission to cheer up the new girl at work, he has no idea what he’s getting himself into. Scarlett’s tough shell doesn’t fool him. He knows deep down, that sweet, innocent smile still exists, and he’ll stop at nothing to prove it. Patience, persistence, and a little ice cream pay off. Slowly they become friends. Then best friends. Then more. Only one problem: he was never supposed to fall in love.

So begins an explosive tryst of pull and resistance, between one worthy white knight, and the damsel who doesn’t want to be saved. Scarlett won’t survive another heartbreak, but can their friendship survive a compromise?

If Vance is so determined to break down these walls, he’ll have to learn—just as she did—that when it comes to things like trust and love, there are always consequences.

Because the last man that she loved swore to protect her, then paid with his life. And took with him a piece of her soul.

Now Scarlett must decide if true strength means guarding her heart, or surrendering to it once more. One final secret remains: what really happened the night she swore she’d never love another man, and whose hands are stained with his blood?

A powerful journey of romance, mystery, and redemption. This is a standalone and full-length novel.

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***Jaime – #NerdGirlJay’s  Review***

Scarlett Rossi has had bad luck when it comes to love. After a tragedy hits in college, she is trying to get her life back on track. She isn’t the innocent, naive girl she used to be. She has changedher hair, her attitude and she even goes by Scar now. All she wants to do is work, save enough for a car and return to college to finish her education.

Vance Holloway is Scarlett’snew co-wroker at an ice cream shop called Mooshi. Vance is warm,funny and decides it’s his job to cheer Scarlett up. He’s also taken by a controlling, jealous woman name Evelyn.

No matter how hard she tries to protect her heart, Scarlett starts to fall for Vance. He becomes her best friend and starts to break down the walls she has erected around her heart.

Not your typical boy meets girl, they fall in love and live happily ever after, Use Somebody touches on several subjects that we all have been through at one time or another. Sex, love, friendship, betrayal, forgiveness. This was an amazing story about love, loss and learning to trust again. Beautifully written, this is a standalone novel with no cliffhanger.It is a long book, around 700 pages, but so worth the read. The characters have a real depth and the story unfolds at a steady pace. But prepare yourself. You may think you have it figured out, then Riley Jean hits you with a twist. Well done!

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  • Yvonne Evans

    Added to my Goodreads list. Thank you.

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