Title: Old Enough (The Age Between Us #1)
Author: Charmaine Pauls
Release Date: July 17th 2018
I’m old enough to drive a car, buy alcohol, and enter a club.
I’m old enough to take responsibility for my actions.
I’m old enough for her.
No matter what her middle-aged friends or society says.
No matter she’s the age of my mother.
No matter why or how I met her.
I’ll take those secrets to my grave.
And her with them.
If those secrets don’t ruin us first.
(Old Enough is Book 1 of The Age Between Us duology. Book 2 will be available on 28 August 2018.)
*ARC generously provided by the author’s publicist via Bookfunnel in exchange for an honest review.*
So sexy, steamy and taboo!
Two damaged souls. The only difference is with her there’s beauty in the broken.
P L O T
I’ve always believed age is just a number and people can love whoever they want. Love is a feeling, an emotion, it knows no time, no gender, and no race, no number. So why are others shunned by the public?
This book is super hot I tell you. Brian with the rope on the cover? You better prepare yourself because that’s a scene in the book and it was HAWT! Fire baby! They’re obviously from different social class, and that’s one of the most exciting forbidden romance. Then comes their huge age gap, which should not be a problem, but society right?
The beauty of a blooming relationship. When you can’t get your hands off each other and can barely go on a day without hearing the other’s voice or see them. The odds are still with them in this book but I bet good money it’ll be stacked against them in the second book.
C H A R A C T E R S
They’re both kinky and I love it!
He had to take care of his mom and sister at a very young age so he had to grow up early. That’s how he knows Jane is the one for him. He may be young in age but he’s mentally old enough to be with her. I also cried when they were talking about his confidence and not being ashamed of his life and obvious display of struggle to make ends meet.
“Believe me, you’re the kind of trouble I enjoy.”
Jane is heartbroken and hasn’t opened up since the death of her one true love years ago. That is until Brian came along and he awakened the sleeping dragon. I love how she doesn’t act on impulse and easily understands Brian and how he way react if she does a certain activity. She’s super smart and a great mother.
Lots of people hate Debbie but I seriously think she’s not that bad. I think she’s genuinely trying. She may have crossed some lines but it doesn’t mean it wasn’t out of love. Jane is just having a hard time adjusting to her growing daughter’s changing perspective in life, topping it all of with her new life problems, her sexy secret and everything else she has to worry about.
That’s what revenge does. A man can’t unearth it like a weed. It seeps into your heart until your blood is as black as your intentions.
W R I T I N G
Charmaine Pauls is just an amazing romance writer. I can always feel the love and lust going through the character’s veins. They are as real as they can be as fictional characters. There was no need to cry in that scene, no one was expected to cry in that scene but I did. It’s either just me of the beautiful way she wrote it. I love it.
“The devil wears many disguises. His favorite is the one of lover, because it’s so effective.”
O V E R A L L
It was a fun quick read that I enjoyed so much.
Supper excited to see shit go down in the next and final book. I hope Jane won’t be a bitch when she finds out the truth, I hope Brian will get off the blackmail and I just wish for everyone to be happy!