By Kelly Moore
August Rylan has more money than he knows what to do with, and more secrets than anyone man can keep. He’s a public figure— a billionaire business genius and eligible bachelor—with no personal life, and he likes it that way. Tragedy has followed August throughout his life, and by the time he meets Nashville Jacoby, the secrets he’s harboring aren’t just sad, they’re dangerous.
Nashville is a nurse from the Deep South—the consummate country girl. She works hard, takes care of her family, and dreams of a simple life. She’s drawn to August, despite his refusal to open up to her, his intimidating fortune, and his controlling tendencies. He’s not only mesmerized by her physical beauty, he’s enthralled by her kind heart and sassy honesty. Their intense sexual chemistry surprises them both, and soon they’re locked in a passionate love affair. When August’s secrets finally catch up with him, however, their relationship isn’t the only thing that’s at stake. Someone from the past wants revenge on August and isn’t afraid to destroy the one thing August’s money can’t buy—the woman he loves.
Next August is told from random dual POV which I thought was perfect to fully understand this emotional and fulfilling romantic story. I immediately connected to August, I cannot tell you why, the author just wrote his thoughts beautifully and then when Nash begins talking well I was sucked in and could not put this book down. I cannot explain how these two characters just connected to me, the author has written a truly incredible romance story – I am lost for words.
Nash is softness, love, compassion and has an ability to just draw you in hence when August meets her well sparks just fly. August is so closed off and too busy repairing the wrongs of his father he cannot see what is right in front of him.
Their love story is fraught with misunderstandings, suspense and drama but you also get such special moments between Nash and August. The story flows well and I felt the story jumped time at the right moments. We were not bogged down in the stories of August’s father and mother, Sam and his mom or Nash’s parents – their moments were perfect and created depth overall.
August and Nash’s sex scenes were romantic with some intense, hot, dominating and simply erotic moments which did not disappoint me at all – hence one reason I could not put down!
The mystery component was a great ending to the whole winding up of the storyline of August and his parents and I was actually really surprised with his father’s outcome. The ending also gives the reader a HEA with a few surprises that were just lovely and romantic.
If you are after a standalone romantic story that has all the elements of a great romantic suspense then Next August I can highly recommend. This is going to my “to be read again” shelf as I could return to say hello to Nash & August anytime.
Next August (Next August #1)
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