Title: Be the One
Author: Nina Levine
Release Date: June 26, 2015
This cocky bad boy rocker has met his match. He wants her heart, but she only wants his body.
I don’t care that he’s a smooth talker. He can sweet-talk me all he likes, so long as he backs it up with an orgasm or two. But I’m not looking for a relationship. God, no. Not with a rockstar.
I don’t care that she argues with me and throws up walls like she’s building a fucking house. Presley Hart will be mine. I’ll make sure of it.
Be the One is a rollercoaster of intense chemistry, deep emotions, and unconditional love that will capture you in its spell. I knew from the moment Nina introduced these two headstrong, independent, and feisty characters that their story would not be easy. Riddled with heartache, pain, and unexpected drama, Jett and Presley’s journey was a constant surprise. Nina Levine thoroughly impressed me with the powerful connection and serious emotional appeal she was able to deliver to her readers. I think it’s safe to say that I am now more in love with Jett and the rest of the Crave crew than I ever had expected. Be the One sizzles with the incredible chemistry and electric connection between Jett and Presley. Their story packs some serious heat alongside all the heart.
“I’m freefalling and I don’t know where I’m going to end up. All I know is that I need Presley by my side wherever that is.”
Presley is one of the best female characters I have come across in a while. Nina Levine really crafted a gem with her, giving her a personality that was impossible not to adore. Presley is absolutely fierce, intelligent, independent, sarcastic, kind, and genuinely vulnerable, making her a woman we can all relate to in some aspect. As Nina developed this character I couldn’t help but note the ease with which Presley came to life in my mind, a sure nod to Nina Levine’s incredible talent. Jett, on the other hand, is ridiculously hot and unexpectedly sweet while simultaneously succeeding in pissing me off, crushing my soul, and making me melt. He is very much the typical alpha male, unwilling to talk about his feelings, fiercely protective, unfalteringly loyal, and completely confused by women. Nina demonstrated significant growth in Jett as he battled with opening up his heart and finally allowing himself to be a piece of a greater whole.
“Maybe he doesn’t know what it is he’s trying to say, Jett. Haven’t you ever felt something that you can’t quite possibly put your finger on, almost like a pent up frustration and anger at someone or at a situation that you just can’t express, not even to yourself?”
The storyline in Be the One was stunning in its poignancy, authenticity, and sentiment. Nina Levine doesn’t pull any punches. She wrote Jett and Presley’s journey complete with all of the frustrating and heartbreaking moments you would expect from a new couple navigating everything these two have been dealt. Jett and Presley’s story is never easy. It was hard and often brutal, but the feelings and fears Nina Levine captured were undeniably genuine, allowing me to lose myself in their story. Be the One also deals with some very real pain as the characters face loss and grief in ways I never expected. But Nina Levine is a rock star so she blew me away with how she fearlessly confronted the difficult truths and tragic realities of life with sensitivity, grace, and respect. Having personally experienced some of the situations the characters found themselves facing, I can attest to the raw and beautiful way in which Nina has written the emotions of this book. Be the One is an absolute must read for anyone who loves a good rocker BBF or a story with tremendous heart and soul.
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USA Today Bestselling Author Nina Levine, is an Aussie author who writes stories about alpha men and the strong, independent women they love.
When she isn’t creating with words, she loves to create with paint and paper. Often though, she can be found curled up with a good book and some chocolate.