I get a lot of review requests for self-published books and sadly I only have time to review a fraction of the requests I receive, but I’m really glad I picked this one up!
Understanding Nora is an erotic romance about a young student, Nora, who catches the eye of super famous rock star, Carred McGuire. Nora’s not interested in Carred, but gradually he manages to get behind her defences and they fall in love. But Nora and Carred are both carrying secrets – will their love be enough to hold them together?
Does it make me really shallow if I say that I liked Carred to begin with, but I liked him even more when I read his physical description? He sounds a lot like Chris Hemsworth, or that guy from Sons of Anarchy. And I’m sorry, but there’s no. Freakin’. Way that I’d’ve been able to hold out as long as Nora did. I really liked Carred’s character development – he starts out as this walking hormone, completely spoilt because he’s rich and a rock star and is used to having girls throw themselves at him, and he’s completely unable to see why Nora might not want to just jump into bed with him. Then as the story progresses you get to see how devoted he is to Nora. It reminded me a bit of Abbi Glines’ Rosemary Beach series.
Nora was a worthy MC. Despite the hotness of Carred she kept him in his place and refused to be some fawning little girly, which was good to see. I liked the fact that she had her own life and her own mind and didn’t let Carred’s rock star lifestyle faze her.
This book is so saucy! I’ve seriously been reading too much YA recently because I ‘m used to sex scenes being kind of awkward and elbowy and everyone asking if the other one is definitely sure they want to do it and stuff. This book is nothing like that. The raw sexual chemistry between Carred and Nora sparks off the page and my goodness, they have some good sex! The sex scenes are really well written and very erotic. Awesome, I thought to myself as I bookmarked some passages for later reference.
All in all this was a really great read, especially for a debut author. It looks like this is the first in a series and I’d be really interested in reading subsequent books.