He's a great fighter, he can win any fights - but when it comes to love, he needs a little more tutorial. He has been in love with his best friend ever since, but he had not told her. Now, he was watching her getting engage to an a** who wants to change her.
He tried to move on, sleep around, drink a lot, fight some more to get over his broken heart - one phone call shattered him. Just like any other times, when Frankie needs him, he drops everything and goes to her.
Deacon's love for her borderlines unhealthy. He didn't know how to channel it, but his love was too powerful it hurts. He cares for her, no question about it. He can talk dirty one time, and be oh-so-sweet the next. He makes you want to swoon, to pant, to slap the heck out of him at times. HAH!
As for Frankie - who doesn't fall in love with a strong heroine? I like the strength of her character, especially after what she had been through, she tries to regroup and make everything normal again. She wanted to maintain that line between the friend zone and not-friend zone - but he was not that easy to resist. Crossing that line was a battle for her, and at times, I'd get a little irritated - why can't you just fight for him as well?! He was willing to do everything for you - what's keeping you from doing the same?
Even when she won’t fight for us, I’ll go to war for her…
I like this book - the intensity, the steam, and everything in between. There were some frustrations, nevertheless, I couldn't stop reading this book. I was easily hooked, I read and I read UNTIL that effin' cliffy (BE WARNED!) which had me wanting for the next book to come out... when is it again?
Mandi Beck has been an avid reader all of her life. A deep love for books always had her jotting down little stories on napkins, notebooks, and her hand. As an adult she was further submerged into the book world through book clubs and the epicness of social media. It was then that she graduated to writing her stories on her phone and then finally on a proper computer.
A nursing student, mother to two rambunctious and somewhat rotten boys, and stepmom to two great girls away at college, she shares her time with her husband in Chicago where she was born and raised. Mandi is a diehard hockey fan and blames the Blackhawks when her deadlines are not met.
Love Hurts is her debut novel and she is currently working on the next in the series along with whatever other voices are clamoring for attention in her mind.