4.5 PINK IVORY STARS
Oh this was so sweet and also melancholy. What an end to a fantastic series. Ms. Mann didn't disappoint. Throughout the series, we've seen Frankie boldly put herself out there with Derek doing so on occasion but still holding back. Well, in this finale to the Timber Towers series, Derek bares all.
What I loved most about this book was Derek!! Big surprise since I've had a hankering for him from the get-go! LOL
Seriously, I love Frankie. She's strong and yet not afraid to be vulnerable and we've been able to see her come into her own as the story has progressed. But Derek's been holding back. In this book, he finally answers all remaining questions and he's also ever so sweet and caring with Frankie.
“I love the way sex looks on you.”
And you can now add fierce protector to his all Alpha, sex-on-a-stick attributes! Frankie faces a major loss and Derek puts her needs above all else. Proving his trust, love and devotion to her.
“I’ll do anything for you.”
The ending is oh so sweet and sexy as we finally have Derek and Frankie equally emotionally invested in their relationship. Ms. Mann also graciously gives us a sneak peak into their deliciously sexy and oh so naughty future!
I'm sad this wonderfully steamy, erotic and engaging series is over. And sure am going to miss Derek's devilish tongue...oh man...
But I hope that maybe Brea will get her own story? While I loved Will not so sure I could handle him with Julia! I highly recommend this series for those of you who go gaga for a sexy Alpha male, love erotica and a little intrigue!
**An ARC generously provided by Marni Mann in exchange for an honest review.**
5 Highly Emotional Bittersweet Endings
Wow what an ending!! The last episode gives you the perfect ending. You see how they have a bright future, I really felt like I was seeing into that and knew that they were going to be happy and complete together!
Derek and Frankie's relationship just blossomed for me in this one, they ran the full mile with feet first, there was no stopping them from stepping one foot in front of the other. This last episode was just so heartfelt and complete I don't know how else to explain how this ended for me but it just brought everything together completely.
This that I loved!!
➡ The bond they both shared, they were complete they leaned on each other when they needed each other, they also opened up fully.
➡ Letting go of pasts and gaining a future, seeing what was and what is.
➡ Romance was the key, they LOVED each other fully.
➡ Derek Block #sigh and swoon he didn't stop till he was happy, he loved unconditionally he gave freely, he opened up, he protected. #no1beadedhero
➡ Endings, this gave us readers IMO a huge big epilogue of sorts it was a great ending, Marni saved the best till last, I truly felt at peace at the end of this and I'll forever read Marni's books in the future.
I'd say for me that Derek cocooned Frankie and protected what was his, this was a nice conclusion to their story, one that I have very much loved reading from the beginning.
And as always the sex is sensually beautiful, it's not shoved under the carpet and I actually loved reading that as much of the story. Sometimes I get fed up with too much, and I suppose because I've now read all five I felt like their moments were never enough I NEVER GOT BORED. Therefore if your wanting an intriguing series that has you wondering and guessing yet full of LOVE and HOT SEX then this is your next read!
ARC gifted via the author in exchange for an honest review.Best-selling Author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Mann was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotion.
A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and their two dogs who subsequently have been characters in her books.
When she's not nose deep in her laptop working on her next novel, she's scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling to new locations, and devouring fabulous books.