Title: An Ordinary Girl
Author: Barbara Elsborg
Ash is an ordinary girl, leading an ordinary life, but behind her smile she hides a secret so damning she’s sure no one could ever love her. Noah is a war photographer who’s come back from Afghanistan with a secret so dark he can’t escape its smothering grip.
Both need redemption. Ash looks for it by making people happy. Noah seeks it under the whip of a Dom. They’re damaged souls, drowning in guilt, unable to escape the legacies of their pasts. Then their worlds collide in an explosion of fireworks so strong it singes not only them, but those around them. It’s said love heals all wounds, but sometimes before love enters the heart, the intense fire of passion has to burn a path, lighting the way.
So I became a fan of Barbara’s when I read Strangers. I looked on goodreads and saw this one, the cover was similar to Strangers and so I figured I would give this a try and see what it’s all about. I read some of the reviews and was instantly intrigued. I decided this was going to be a good one. I got started on it and have to say I was not disappointed. There were some twist in this one I did NOT see coming!
So as the synopsis says there are secrets! There are few of them actually. I enjoyed reading about a couple that are just so smart ass with each other. It cracks me up.
“he slid all the way home with a shuddering sigh…..” “I can take the rest of you now…Whenever you’re ready. All ten inches.”
Ash is just an all around great girl, everyone loves her. Noah is a guy that all the girls want, but he has no desire to try and settle down at all because he has his own issues that he needs to deal with. He did not come home from Afghanistan okay or whole. There were things that happened over there that he has not dealt with. Ash has issues with thinking that anyone can ever truly love her if they ever really found out her secrets. I was pulled in and wanted to know what these secrets were I needed to know what the hell was going on.
They are really good for each other though. Well she is really good for him. She is bringing him back. But things do go wrong a time or two and the over protectiveness of her male roommates made me smile. Like I had said before everyone loves her, they don’t want to see her hurt ever.
There are things that come to play later in the book as well as early on that leave you wondering what exactly the deal is. But I have to say when you find out OMG completely NOT what I saw coming AT ALL! This was a good read and another thing that I loved about it. It was on the longer side.