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Review: Four Letter Word by J. Daniels

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Fate. Hate. Love. Lies.
Which four letter word will change their lives forever?

Sydney Paige was never so mortified to hear the words “wrong number” in her life. She meant to tell off the guy who broke her best friend’s heart, but unleashed her anger on a perfect stranger instead. And now her world is turned upside down by the captivating man who wants to keep her on the line.

Brian Savage is living a life he’s quickly come to hate-until Sydney’s wild rant has him hooked and hungry for more. Soon the sexy woman on the phone becomes the lover in his bed. But Brian has secrets, and the closer he lets Syd get, the harder it is to shield her from the devastating mistakes of his past . . .


My Review

“I was wired and burning, restless for more words and sweet, light tones. I wanted her to be that way, too, and to want to give me that. Mine. This was mine. Her voice in my ear in the dark.”

“Love was a risk. It was wild and unpredictable. You could either hold on for the ride, not knowing how it would end, or you could let go and never know the amazing you could’ve had.”

“He was never a choice. He was my fate. My boy. Everything he ever promised me he made sure to see through.”

Four Letter Word has been one of my most anticipated reads of the year. I could not wait to get my greedy hands on this book. And I have to tell you, the moment I picked this book up, I devoured it. This story was so refreshing and so not what I expected, and I mean that in the best way possible.

Four Letter Word starts off with a bang and pulls you in from page one. By the time I was finished with the first chapter, I was hooked. I fell in love with Sydney and Brian right away. Sydney was so easy to connect with and understand. Her life was turned upside down when her husband of 7 years decided he didn’t want to be married anymore. She leaves to seek solace with her best friend. She had no idea that a wrong phone call, made to defend her best friend, was about to changer her life one more time….Brian doesn’t have a lot of good in his life. He has a lot of guilt and regrets. So, when he gets a phone call meant for someone else, the voice at the end of the line brings him back to life. There is just something about Sydney’s voice that makes him want more. Both Brian and Sydney are being offered a second chance. Will they take the risk on something amazing or will they let the fear of the past stand in their way….

I absolutely loved Four Letter Word. This story captivated me and refused to let me go until I finished every last word. I loved the chemistry and connection that Sydney and Brian had. They had great push and pull. I enjoyed seeing them interact and watching their relationship grow. I enjoyed watching Sydney come back to life and be the woman she was before she got married. I loved seeing her take risks and be “wild”. Brian entered her life at just the right moment and showed her exactly what she was missing in her life. And Brian….He was sexy, alpha, dangerous. His life was so complicated. He needed some good, some sweet, some light in his life. Sydney slowly showed him that he was worth more and made him see the truth in things. But, what I really loved and appreciated was that neither one of these characters were perfect. They were flawed and made mistakes and dealt with real issues.

There is not much else that I can say about this book other than I just loved it. It was an amazing read, from start to finish. Brian and Sydney’s story took me on one incredible and times emotional ride. It had just the right mix of drama, secrets & lies, angst, romance and sexy good times. I think the Dirty Deeds series is off to a fantastic start and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book in this series.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*

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