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Monday, May 29, 2017

Book Review: Talon by Carian Cole

(Ashes & Ember) Book #4
by Carian Cole
Kindle Edition 442 Pages
Source: Ebook - Own

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Caring. Hard-working. A devoted family man, loves kids.
Clean cut, funny, smart, quiet, but a good communicator.

~ Asia Jenson

Independent. Tall, blonde, sexy. Outgoing. Intelligent, neat. Unslutty. Confident. Loves to travel. Committed.
~ Talon Valentine

The concept was scary but exciting...
Marry a total stranger.
Live together for six months.
Journal everything. (Feelings. Fights. All of it.)

After six months, we each get $50K in trade for our journals, whether we stay married or not. But the goal is to commit to the experience and see if the relationship experts could put together the perfect matches.

I have never been lucky in love. This was my chance to find my soulmate.

I couldn’t wait to meet the man the experts felt was perfect for me.
My hopes were immediately dashed when I saw him at the altar.
Shit. I married my worst nightmare.

~ This story is not a reality show. It's a serious social experiment run by a psychologist and it's all discrete. The characters are not on TV or followed around with cameras. They are alone ~

Talon is tall, long hair, tattoos, rock star, likes to drink, likes to party, a bit of a manwhore. 

Asia is sweet, caring, loving, shy, untrusting, pet lover, vegetarian, short, dark hair, artsy, nonslutty.

They both enter A SOCIAL EXPERIMENT. This is where you list what you want in a partner and get paired up by experts to hopefully find your soul mate. You have to marry a perfect stranger that you don't meet or ever talk to until the wedding day. You live together for 6 months, journal everything and you get $50,000.

What they want in a partner:
--Asia Jenson wants a caring, hard-working, devoted family man, someone you loves kids. He needs to be clean cut, funny, smart, quiet, but a good communicator. What she gets is a man with long hair, tattoos with the profession of rock star. He is caring, hard-working, funny and smart.

--Talon Valentine wants an independent, tall, blonde, sexy. outgoing, intelligent, neat, unslutty, confident woman. Someone who loves to travel and is committed. What he gets is a shy, untrusting, short, brunette who is cute and always doubting herself. She hates to travel and does not eat meat. She is unslutty, neat, and intelligent.

They feel like they got screwed. This will never work. They both decide to give it a chance and try to see why they were picked for each other. 

They become friends and start having a good relationship. Asia made it clear that she needs to have real feelings for Talon before she will have sex with him. Talon understand and tries to stick it out and gain her trust. As they progress some things start to knock them down but for the most part they handle everything pretty well.

I feel madly in love with Asia. She is super cute and creative with soap making, clothing making, and jewelry making. (I myself make my own lotions, bath salts, body washes and jewelry. I have not gotten into sewing yet but I am trying to get into that next.) She was given a crappy family and had to make the most of it at 17. She does what she has to in order to pay her rent and get by in her crappy one bedroom apartment with her cute little cat name Princess Pixie. 

I like when Talon goes to Asia's place he already cares enough to want to give her more even if they don't stay together after the experiment is over. I love how he freaks out about PIXIE and was saying I did not sign up for a cat. And later on loves little Pixie and needs her to sleep next to him in order for him to sleep better. That tugged on my heart.

They are given an awkward situation and try to stay positive and don't want to give up on the chance they might really work out.

Raitng: 4 STARS

Happy Reading!