Title: I Don't
Author: Ella Fox
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 3, 2017
Done.Finished. Kaput. Whatever you want to call it, the bride-to-be won’t be at the church on time. Walking away from her fiancé was the hardest thing Ava has ever done. After all, the sexy and charming Mateo is everything she's ever wanted—and more. But she needs to protect herself—and her heart—before it’s shattered once and for all. Mateo has no choice but to let her go. His woman needs space, and he loves her enough to give it to her—no matter how much he hates it. The only thing keeping him sane is the certainty that their separation will be short-lived. Ava thinks it’s over, but she’s about to find out that Mateo will stop at nothing to turn her “I Don’t” into an “I Do.”
“I ADORED every single second of this book.” ~Between The Bookends
“In true Ella Fox style I Don't is fan-freaking-tasting! It is intriguing, sexy and has a wonderful story.” ~Reader Review
“I Don’t is a steamy, suspenseful read.” ~Three Chicks
¡Dios Mios! What a man. Some of my favorite male characters are bossy, controlling alpha males who have a soft spot for their woman. And that’s exactly what we get in I Don’t. Mateo Cruz was absolutely delicious. Not only was he all of the above; he’s possessive and protective. Also, the man is Spanish and often lapses into Spanish. Panties melted. He’s definitely what made this book for me. Avelina (or Ava) was confrontational, resentful and definitely determined not to take him back. The chemistry between these two was really only evident in their sex scenes. But you could definitely feel the love.
My only pet peeves really are that one; the flashbacks made the story drag a little for me, especially the first one. It felt more like an info dump than a flashback. The second is that it seemed a little bit too smooth of a journey back. We had the flashbacks to the events leading up to the accident but other than that it’s really low on the drama scale. Normally I like that, but this was a little too low. I needed a little bit more action. The character development was decent. Both Ava and Mateo had backstories and some strengths and weaknesses. The secondary characters were okay. Being as this is the first of a series, I wish I had seen more of the brothers. Maybe will get more glimpses as the series goes on. As of now the only one I’m really interested in reading about is Rafe.
If you like sweet, borderline cheesy, romances then definitely pick this one up. Fox does manage to pack some heat into it to balance the sweetness. -Peace and Love, Buxom J
“It's Mr. Gretchen isn't it?” “Um, no,” Ben answered, “This is most definitely not Mr. Gretchen.” “Okayyy,” I drawled. “You’re acting weird, so I have to assume it’s someone unusual. Is it the President? George Clooney? Oh, wait. I know. It’s Channing Tatum. If I’ve told him once, I’ve told him a dozen times not to call me at work—" “Not even close. This man—he says he’s your fiancé.” My heart stopped beating for several seconds. When it started up again, I assured myself I was asleep. Yep, that had to be it. I was having a nightmare. With my free hand, I pinched my thigh, wincing at the twinge of pain. Dammit, I was awake. No, no, no, I chanted inwardly as I started to panic. I was nowhere near ready to deal with him. Surely he wouldn’t have tracked me down at work. With me gone, he should be living the bachelor life to the fullest, so busy dealing with his social calendar that thinking of me was impossible. I prayed that there was some kind of mistake or that whoever was on the phone wasn’t him. Maybe it was someone calling for another Ava. That could happen, right? “His voice,” I whispered. “Does he sound—” “Spanish?” Ben supplied. “Yeah.” I’d been about to ask if he sounded like a stubborn son-of-a-bitch, but Spanish told me what I needed to know.
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Ella Fox is the USA Today Bestselling Author of Consequences of Deception, The Hart Family series & many other sexy and exciting books.
Ella is an avid reader, lover of music and all around goofball. She grew up loving to read. That's not surprising considering the fact that her mom is USA Today Bestselling Author Suzanne Halliday!
In 2016 Ella began publishing insta-love novellas under the pen name Evie Harrison.
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