Wanted by Kelly Elliott (Wanted #1)

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Read: 24 February 2013
Why: Number 1 on iTunes chart

Rating: 5 stars

Brief synopsis: Ever since she was 7 years old Ellie’s mum has told her that she would never be wanted by anyone – something she’s finding hard to forget.

When she catches her boyfriend having sex with another girl, her brother Jefferson along with his best friend Gunner come to her rescue. Ellie’s surprised to find herself attracted to Gunner and but is even more surprised when her brother, who is extremely overprotective and has purposely not ever allowed her to meet his friends, is the one to set them up.

Can Ellie ever forget her mother’s harsh words and let Gunner prove she is wanted?

What I thought: I LOVED this book! I was gripped from the first paragraph and could not put it down – I was awake the whole night reading until I finished the book at 7am!

My biggest gripe with most books is that they condense the soppy stuff (my favourite parts) in favour of the more dramatic storyline. So many engagements/weddings/babies are mentioned in passing or squished into an epilogue. Luckily, this book is long enough to cover the good stuff in plenty of detail – I think that’s what I loved most about it.

I also thought the ending was very clever – we know enough about Jeff and Ari to want more but they’re not even mentioned in the epilogue. I can’t wait to read their story in Saved – I’ve already added it to my to-read list.

The only downside to this book is that it does contain a few spelling mistakes and grammatical errors but they don’t ruin the story.

Favourite quote:
“Holy fucking hell I think I’m going to faint.

Gunner came walking into the kitchen, no shirt on, sweating……really sweating….looking……really H.O.T. I had to remind myself to breathe. FUCK ME this guy was too good looking for his own good. Oh holy hell……his tattoo was so fucking sexy….and…he had two! My eyes traveled up and down his perfect body.

Jefferson walked up and took his finger and used it to close my lower jaw.”

Wanted (Wanted, #1)

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