When the estate next door sells, the last thing Cassandra expects is the unnerving attraction she feels for her sinfully handsome neighbor, Logan West, the young and charming single father with a playboy reputation.
It’s through Oliver, Logan’s four-year-old son, who keeps popping up in her childhood tree house, that she slowly begins to catch glimpses of the compassionate and wounded man Logan has hidden beneath his strong exterior.
Cassandra knows it’s wrong and that she’s heading for another heartbreak.
Logan will never be able to give her what she wants…love.
Ugh, my tummy hurts. Both my heart and stomach have been an utter agony since I started this book… two days ago.
After having her heart torn from her chest by her cheating boyfriend, of 5 flipping years, Cassandra Clarke decided to move into her grandparents’ old house far from the towns people of Harmony. She’s determined to guard her heart from any further trauma.
A year later, Cassandra has graduated college and landed herself an exciting new kindergarten teaching job. Things are starting to look up, that is until her new neighbors move in.
Logan and his four year old son, Oliver, have just moved to the small town of Harmony, right next door to Cassandra. While new neighbors would normally be a welcome sight, Cassie finds living next to Logan to be challenging. He’s abso-freakin-lutely gorgeous and to top it all off, a complete man whore. Logan is everything Cassandra should stay away from, but she can’t seem to help the pull he has on her or the love she’s developed for his little boy Oliver.
In time the two come to an agreement. They’ll remain friends. In fact, you could call them best friends. Little by little, Logan begins to shed his womanizing ways. He starts to open up to Cassandra, something he hasn’t done for another woman since his ex-girlfriend broke his heart, and left him to raise Oliver alone. But maybe, just maybe, Cassandra is the one woman he’ll find room in his heart for.
Things get a little wonky when Oliver’s mom shows up and starts causing trouble for Logan. She wants him back. She wants to be a family again…
He looked back down , frowning, “I can’t imagine you not being here today.”
I sometimes feel that the hardest part of writing a review is giving just enough away to hook you, but not enough to ruin the story.
What I can tell you about Inevitable, is that it hooked me from the start. I’ve told you time and time again that I am a complete sucker for broken people. We’re all a little broken, but both Cassandra and Logan, well, they’re basically shattered. Look at Logan, he uses sex with god only knows how many women, to mask the pain he feels inside. He uses women for their bodies, but refuses to go anywhere near their hearts, and won’t let them in or around his either. And then there’s Cassandra… She’s hiding out. She doesn’t want to face reality, at least not when it comes to relationships. Of course, I wouldn’t want to see Mark either. He squashed her heart, hopes and dreams of the future. Who can blame her really? I probably wouldn’t want to see the asswipe or the red headed bimbo he cheated with either. The truth of the matter is that you can only run and hide for so long before you have to turn around and face the music.
I will warn you that this novel ends with you dangling on the edge of a cliff. Normally, this would only irk me minimally, but when I have to wait for the next book to be published, it takes my aggravation to a whole new level. Thank all things holy, it was only a matter of days till I could find out what would happen next with Cassandra and Logan.
Irreplacebale, the second book in the Harmony series, is more of a switch-a-roo. Now Logan must work hard to win his way back into Cassandra’s good graces. I can’t wait to see what kind of groveling this man will have to do. There are moments in books when I’d like to step in and shake the characters. If I could have gotten my hands on Logan, he would have had one very scrambled brain.
My only complaint… well, besides the whole cliff hanger debacle, is the overuse of the word sweetheart. I’m all of terms of endearment, but sweetheart is something my 80 year old grandma might call me… I just couldn’t get past that.
The long and the short of it is…
Inevitable is an entertaining, angst ridden read that will keep you on edge. It is stomach churning good. It’s altogether engaging, and will leave you craving more.