ARC Review: Be My December by Rachel Brookes

Be My DecemberI knew the exact moment I’d become a ‘yes’ girl. 
December 16th, a cold winter’s night, four years ago. 
The night my innocence was stolen, the night I made the mistake of saying no—a mistake I’d never make again. 
The dream of a ‘happily ever after’ was now a locked away myth. I promised myself that I’d never return to the place of my worst nightmare, that I’d never let anyone get close, but then again, I never thought I’d meet someone like him. 
The intense, confident and beautiful Ky Crawford.

I had no plans to become someone’s Prince Charming. 
I couldn’t be. I refused to be. My plan was simple—do whatever it takes to correct my biggest mistake, my one regret that now controlled my life. 
I was on track. I had plans, but then everything changed when I saw her—the girl in the red jacket, the girl who I was told couldn’t say no. 
The reserved yet stunning Eden Rivers.

A girl who can’t say no.
A guy who craves redemption.
A chance encounter?

It all comes down to this.
One question.
One month.

Be My December?


Title: Be My December
Author: Rachel Brookes
Release Date: August 28th, 2014
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**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.**

I met Rachel earlier in the year at a book signing and from there I haven’t been able to stop reading her books. I went out on a limb to buy her Breathe Series at the event and I was completely blown away. Now she has written this incredible new book that is just a bundle of pure emotions.

Eden is fumbling through life. After having to go through the unimaginable, she has become a ‘yes’ girl. Thinking that saying no will only make bad things happen every time that she says it, Eden is determined to go through life saying yes so that she will not endure the pain of saying no again. She vowed to never set foot in New York City again, but when the time comes to return, she can’t say no. When she meets Ky, Eden feels something that she hasn’t ever felt before. He not only sets her skin on fire with their attraction towards each other, he also makes her feel safe.

Ky is determined to teach Eden that saying no sometimes can be perfectly safe. He wants Eden for December so that he can show her that she can be herself again. But Ky is hiding something from Eden. Can their close-knit relationship be torn apart when the truth is revealed?

Be My December is one of those books that you just don’t know what to expect when you first start reading. I was astounded by the heart and should that Rachel has contributed to this story. Once you start, you will not stop until you’ve finished the final page. It’s an emotional ride but it is one worth taking.

Be My December has cemented my infatuation with Rachel Brookes and now I’m excited to see what she publishes next!

“The way you are looking at me now, gives me the peace I have been looking for the past four years.”


About the Author:

Rachel Brookes is from a coastal town on the east coast of Australia where beaches, kangaroos and surfers roam free. She writes angsty love stories with a pinch of craziness, a dash of drama, a cup of romance and a spoonful of sexiness… oh and the main ingredient hot guys.

Rachel sometimes forgets to eat, sometimes forgets to sleep and sometimes can’t remember the last time she cleaned her apartment but that’s because she is in a long term relationship with her laptop and is constantly writing.
When she does step away from her laptop she can be found taking too many photos, making scrumptious cocktails, laughing at Adam Sandler movies and spending her time with her amazing family and friends.

Her books currently available include The Breathe Series and Be My December.

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