MacKenzie Cahill has dealt with overbearing and overprotective brothers her entire life, making it near impossible to enjoy her teenage years. Having a boyfriend was practically impossible until she met a guy that wasn't afraid to stand up to them - Dominic. He was sweet, thoughtful, and everything MacKenzie ever wanted in a man.
But when they go away to college at Old Dominion University, MacKenzie sees a whole new side of Dominic and begins to wonder if he really is different from every other guy.
Her world is turned upside down after a party, and her brothers' best friend Hunter is the one there to offer her a shoulder to cry on. The chemistry between them is electric, and feelings for each other that have been hidden for years are finally voiced.
Is Hunter willing to be disloyal to his best friends in order to be with the one girl he's always secretly wanted?
When Megan Smith is not writing she is a wife to her high school sweetheart and a mom to her son. She lives in New Jersey. At the end of the day when she is done working and being a mom you can find her curled up with a good book or writing on her current story.
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Wendy: Hey guys! Thanks for sitting down with us tonight. *winks at Cooper*Cooper: *smirking* What's up Wendy
Hunter: What's up Doll Faces
Mason: What's up
Chrissy: Hey Boys! *HUGE GRIN*
Wendy: Nothin right now, but you will be soon. Shit, did I just say that out loud
Chrissy: Don't leave me out on any action
Mason: *eyeing Chrissy*
Chrissy: Hey Sexy!
Wendy: Wow!! Okay, down to business for now. We'll get back to that later.
Wendy: Chrissy and I get a little carried away sometimes. First question is for Hunter.
Chrissy: every time. not sometimes
Wendy: True, every time. dammit! lol
Hunter, Mason and Cooper: *Chuckling*
Wendy: Okay, Hunter, in the beginning of your story we see you holding back from CC. We know why you did that, but why was is suddenly not a problem for you to be with her? The deciding factors?
Hunter: *looks at Mason and Cooper then back at Wendy* I couldn't stay away from her anymore. After her and Dom broke up I couldn't take it anymore. I had to have her and I was willing to do whatever I had to, to get her.
Chrissy: awwww. CC is a lucky girl. I wish somebody had those feelings for me *looks at Mason*
Mason: *looks around and then winks at Chrissy*
Wendy: Oh God, can we never stay on track?!!?*while looking at Coop*
Chrissy: *mumbles* always getting distracted by the hot ones. So Mason and Cooper we know that you weren't okay with this at first but why wasn't it okay? why was it such a big deal that Hunter and Kenzie were together?
Wendy: *leans in towards Chrissy* *whispers* when this is over, I say we snag them
*Cooper and Mason look at each other and nod*
Chrissy: *whispers back at Wendy* I think my Vagina is going to catch on fire by the looks they keep giving us
Hunter: *laughs and clears his throat*
Cooper: I didn't have a problem with it as much as Mase.
Mason: She's our sister. Enough said. I don't want to hear about their fucking sex life.
Wendy: *looks at Mason* do you think that Hunter would talk to you about that?
Mason: *looks at Hunter. Hunter looks down to the floor* He would have if it wasn't my sister
Wendy *laughs* Yeah, I bet he would.
Cooper: Those were some intersting nights huh Hunter? Remember Lilly?
Wendy: Whoa!! Wait, who is Lilly, Cooper?
Chrissy: Wait who the fuck is Lilly?
Cooper: That's a story for another time.
Hunter: *Punches Cooper in the arm* mumbles Asshole
Chrissy: for the record I'm not related to any of you so feel free to have sex with me ..... kiddingNotKidding
*They all laugh*
Mason: Has anyone seen Hailey?
Cooper: Nope, do your thing bro
Mason: Just wondering *Looks over at Chrissy and winks*
Wendy: Dammit! I knew there was something kinky about Coop. *tilts head towards Cooper* you wanna show me that kink after we're done here?
Chrissy: *Grins at Mason* Tease
Wendy: Oh, shit! are we stepping on toes here? I completely forgot about Hailey and Jay. Oops! *whispers to Chrissy* not really.
Cooper: We're all good
Chrissy: *whispers back at Wendy* I forgot I was married. Whoops!
Mason: *chuckles* that's ashame
Hunter: Don't come to my house when they kick your sorry asses out tonight
Cooper: We like trouble
Mason: *shakes his head smirking*
Wendy: We're off track again...I'm gonna slap myself for this later, but I swear sitting here with you guys is leading to nothing but trouble for us.
Chrissy: alright I am so completely thrown off track here and my brain cant function with sex eyes over there. What's our next question?
Wendy: Cooper, when it came out that you were doing the dirrrty with Hunter's sister, were you worried that it would interfere with your friendship?
Cooper: Who says I'm doing the dirty with her?
Mason: *Elbows Coopers side*
Wendy: hmmm....so you're not? Does this mean, naw, never mind.
Chrissy: I was waiting for it. LOL
Cooper: I'm pleading the fifth
Wendy: Hunter, opinion?
Hunter: *Glaring at Cooper* Dude don't fuck around on my sister. I know how you are.
Chrissy: Alright touchy subject. Soooo Hunter, how do you feel about Kenzie and Dom being friends now?
Hunter: I fucking hate it.I should have never let her touch him. One of the biggest fucking mistakes
Wendy: Did you know what Dom was doing behind Kenzie's back while they were still together?
Hunter: I knew something was up but I couldn't prove it. I tried to warn CC but she's stubborn and I knew she wouldn't listen to me
Chrissy: Mason. Cooper. What about you guys? How do you feel about your sisters friendship with her ex boyfriend?
Mason: I hate that asshole.
Cooper: At least he didn't run with his tail between his legs when we fucked with him the first time we met him
Wendy: Let's talk piercings!
Chrissy: Ooh yes let's talk about that!
Wendy: Hunter, what was the motivation for your own piercing? Because I know you knew Kenzie had just gotten hers done. Was it for her?
Hunter: *looks out the corner of his eye at Mason and noddes*
Chrissy: Sorry not part of the interview and probably TMI but mother fuck! I just got bit by a mosquito 3 times on my upper thigh right by my vag. What if I get west mile of the vag?!
Mason: *Smirking* I'm sure I can help you out before it gets to bad
Wendy: west mile?of the vbag?oh, fuck...*uncontrollable laughter*
Hunter: *Laughing and shaking his head*
Chrissy: I don't have a vbag
Mason: Lets see
Wendy: baaahaahahaha..I totally just caught the vbag
Cooper: *Laughing his ass off*
Chrissy: Mine is not so much bag shaped as much as it is like a wallet shape.
Hunter:*mumbles under his breath* What the fuck just happened here?
Wendy: So what is it about the three of you that makes you so close? What is one thing you can say you would do without a doubt for the other?
Hunter: We are all brothers in every way that counts and that's hard to break.
Mason: We would do anything for each without batting an eye
Chrissy: Awww Thats awesome that y'all feel that way!
Cooper: Suckers *Laughing*
Wendy: Oh, the naughty one *winks at Coop*
Cooper: *Winks back and puts his hands behind his head*
Hunter: *Answers Phone Whispering. Looks over at Mason and Cooper and Nods*
Chrissy: Alright Boys Thank you for taking the time to talk to us.
Wendy: *sneaks something into Coop's back pocket*
You'll never know
Cooper: *Kisses Wendy on the cheek*
Mason: *Gives a wink to Chrissy*
Chrissy: Bye Mase *finger waves*
Wendy: Hunter, take care of CC and the lil one
*cheeky grin at Cooper* Later!
Chrissy: Bye Cooper. Hunter, I hope all is okay with your phone call.
Hunter: *Gives Wendy and Chrissy a kiss on the cheek* Bye Girls, I'm sure everything is fine *Gives one last wink and leaves the room*
As you can see our interview was cut short. You'll have to read the book to find out why that phone call was so important.
Holy Fuck Me Sideways! Trying Not To
Love You is officially being added to my favorites of 2013. Megan
Smith does an amazing job at captivating you with this story. She
makes you feel a connection with ALL of the characters in this book
and not just the main characters.
This is a story of true love, passion,
resistance. Trying to fight what your heart is telling you that you
need. This is a story about Mackenzie Cahill and Hunter McCormick.
Kenzie has been in love with Hunter since she was 10 years old but
he's her twin brothers, Mason and Copper, best friend. Hunter tries
to stay away as the years go on. When he goes off to College, Kenzie
knows that she needs to stop hoping for something that will never
happen so she starts dating Dominic.
When its time for her to go off to
college all is good until tragedy strikes. Hunter is there to pick
her up when she needs it most. They can't fight their attraction for
each other anymore but Hunter doesn't want to ruin his friend with
his best friends either.
This Story is “OH MY FUCKING GADS!”
amazing! The emotion is raw and angsty. It will have you in tears.
And it will make you laugh. 5 Stars from me!
Wendy's 5 hormonal-ravished-over-the-bitch-of-a-cliffhanger-already star REVIEW
Mackenzie/Kenzie/CC has loved Hunter McCormick since she was 10 yrs old. At age 13, a game of Truth OR Dare is played that makes forever changes in CC.
I would remember that kiss always, my first kiss. It might not have meant anything to Hunter, but it meant the world to me.
Too bad CC's older brothers are Hunter's best friends. He will never choose her over them. At least not yet!
5 yrs later-
This book had me riveted! I swear the steam coming from these two could heat up my whole house for a year+.
Hunter ends up being the comfort that CC needs when she's betrayed by her boyfriend, Dominic. This is where the relationship between Hunter and CC takes a turn. But with 3 very overprotective brothers, CC is worried that Hunter wont make that commitment that she craves.
Honestly, I can see where Hunter is coming from. He's been best friends with CC's brothers, Mason and Cooper, for so long, it's hard to put that on the line. But, the heart wants what the heart wants, and Hunter's wants, no NEEDS, CC.
"I'm done trying to stay away," he sighed then continued. "I can't do it anymore. I need you like my life depends on it."
"I'm going to kiss you now"
"You know, you can drag my ass out in the rain and kiss me anytime you want"
This is a book full of amazing characters who are as real as they get.
Kenzie/CC is passionate, gentle, sweet natured and even tempered. There were a few moments I wanted to throat punch her for her naivety, but I quickly got over that.
Hunter...Oh dear God! a tatted up male specimen like this is right up my alley. I fell hard and fast for Hunter. He's AMAZING! sweet, nurturing, caring and still manages to give off that bad-boy vibe that I crave.
The combination of these two is explosive and I was devouring the road throughout their journey.
"No matter what happens when we step foot out of this truck, just know that I love you and nothing will ever change that, nothing."
There were gut churning moments, times I felt like I was going to lose my shit from the angst, and at one point I wanted to give up the entire book because I was so pissed off at CC and Hunter for their lack of communicating. But, you know what? Fuck it! that shit is so real...You just have to read through it.
Holy Mary Mother of Jebus!!! Shoot me right fucking now in the eyes, because I seriously DID NOT just read that fucking cliffhanger!
Yes! I did...and it's one pain in the aching chest! I even told Megan (the author) that I wanted to beat her with a meat cleaver. Of course she was kind enough to point out to me that if I did, then we wouldn't get the second book. Needless to say, I'll be keeping my meat cleaver to myself because I NEED that book like fucking yesterday dammit!
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