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Jul 27

Big Shot by Kim Carr Review

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4 Smooches!

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Synopsis

To believe one person can change your destiny sounds absurd. But it happened to me… twice.

Ten years ago I had no idea what I wanted out of life, until I met Hannah Michaels. She was a computer-engineering student ready to conquer the social media world, and I was smitten. Even though I knew she was taken, I had to have her.

Being the big shot that I was, I didn’t let her status stand in my way. It wasn’t long before my hands were on her thighs and my name a whisper on her lips. This smart, sexy girl inspired me to greatness, helped me grow into the kind of man I never knew I wanted to be. The man I am today.

Too bad I hadn’t grown fast enough to keep her.

Moving on wasn’t easy, but I knew I had to let her go. Eventually, I found someone to share my days and nights with, and together we had a daughter. My life was nearly perfect until my world turned upside down.

A single father has challenges, and one of those is learning how to calmly deal with your child coming home in tears. I had no idea the day I pounded on my daughter’s classmate’s door, Hannah would be the one standing on the other side.

The wild, burning desire that roared through my veins was unwanted, and yet impossible to ignore. Letting her in meant so much more this time around. Guilt hit me like a hammer. I hated myself. I hated her. The problem was I really didn’t hate her—I wanted her more than ever.

But this time around I can’t have her.

This time it’s my status that stands in our way. And going up against myself just might be the hardest thing I’ve ever done.

 

REVEW

Jace not only owns his own company,he’s also a daddy to his little girl and a single parent after this wife passed away. So he doesn’t stand for anyone making his girl cry which is exactly what happens on her first day at kindergarten. So Jace goes to the child’s house to confront the parents only to realise that it’s also a single parent family, not only that but the parent is Hannah- a girl he met and fell in love with at university- a girl that wasn’t his. Now the two are thrown together as their kids become friends and they will both have to decide if they can move past their painful past together or whether they will be stuck in the past for good. 

“What if she was the substitute? What if Tricia wasn’t the love of my life? What if I made a mistake not trying to win you back?”

I did really really love this story- I love stories with children in as they add such a light hearted and innocent aspect to the story and they always make you smile and laugh with their no filter and that was definitely Scarlett and Jonah. Jace and Hannah were equally likeable as well- both having their own painful things they’ve had to deal with since they last saw each other but their instant chemistry was so obvious even after all this time. 

“Hannah, I have no idea how hard it must be to be in your position. Sometimes Jace is his own worst enemy, building those walls so high, no one could ever climb them. But you broke that barrier once, and I know you can do it again.”

Both Jace and Hannah has been through something so traumatic but the way they have stayed strong for their children and are such wonderful parents was really sweet to read. I also loved their interaction with each other- there was so much past between them but you feel the chemistry jumping off the pages and also you could tell how much they meant and cared for each other. 

“Anything was not possible, and the past can never stay in the past.”

Their re-building of their relationship was beautiful to read about and seeing them overcome their fears. The addition of their children made for some very funny moments which made me smile. There was some drama but not an awful lot and my only complaint would be that Hannah’s past maybe could have come into the story a bit more which might have provided a bit more drama to the story but I do get that what we were reading about was Jace and Hannah’s story so it didn’t necessarily need a lot of drama. I also thought that maybe the story wrapped up a little quickly- one moment things were struggling and literally the next few pages and everything was fine. 

“The first girl I ever loved . . . and the one who broke me even more than I already had been before I met her.”

Overall thought, a thoroughly enjoyable read which made me smile and believe in second chances for love. Brilliant characters and a beautiful romance! 

Bethany

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