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Hello sassy people! Today’s post is about Out Of My Head by Dillon Bancroft! Thank you, Dillon Bancroft and RMWB for providing this copy in exchange for an honest review!
This was really good, it had all the dept I’ve come to expect from a Dillon Bancroft book, with a cool mystery background plot and a great couple who have great, individual, journeys and stories.
Out of My Head
My dirty little secret is my brother’s best friend.
I’ve loved Jay Parker my entire life. And we’re ready to stop hiding our two-and-a-half-year relationship. Our only problem is that my family and the entire town we grew up in views us as siblings.
But we can’t hide our love forever. When Jay is honorably discharged from the Marine Corps to finally live our dream life together, life as we know it starts caving in. Unaligned dreams. Skeletons in the closet. Jay’s inevitable post-war identity crisis. And if that wasn’t enough, a strange man is following us and threatening my family.
Were we right to think love conquers all? Or will the realities of life tear us apart?
*Out of My Head is the first part in the Jay and Annie Duet.
Sage Creek Series #2
Is it on KU?
Brother’s Best Friend
Relationship in trouble
Small Town Romance
🔥 🔥 🔥 3/5 (sex on the page)
POP (%) – Put Out Percentage
The author provides them with the book
Annie and Jay
The Female Messiah
– Fights for your cause, and meets her commitments. She is the stubborn sister or friend who is determined, quick-tempered, and says it like it is. She will tell you what you need to do in no uncertain terms.
– “Love interest who has a dominating personality or behavior, especially concerning socially aggressive, hypermasculine men.”
These heroes often have jealousy and possessiveness issues.
Deep, Heavy, Important, Sweet
Plot or Character Driven
I was not expecting all of this from this book, but it did not disappoint!
I loved the first book in this series, with all its romance and suspense and intensity, along with a good dose of heavy topics! But the author managed to match these elements while creating a completely new dynamic. This couple is very different from Aria and Derek, but they communicate the same level of dept the other couple did, they both have very personal journeys and inner struggles that were amazing to read, and this felt completely new, maintaining all the good stuff from book 1.
I also loved the interactions with not only the rest of the family but the whole small town. A really cool part of this couple’s dynamic is that they have known each other their entire lives, there is familiarity and inner jokes and shared experiences, that were related in the book in a very natural manner, where we didn’t feel lost, but we got all the information we needed and also the humor from the banter of a family.
For this book to be perfect, I would like a bit more from the mystery plot, I understand that it is a duet, and there is more to come, but I feel I didn’t get enough information or action to really understand or be engaged with that plot line.
The book didn’t get 5 equality stars because I felt that Jay could be a bit sexist at times (I honestly didn’t see much offense in “carrying the sandals”, women have done that for centuries). And their ability to solve conflict is extremely limited.
And last but not least, I loved the dept of Jay’s story, not only as an ex-military and all the trauma and confusion going back to civilization comes with, but also being an abuse survivor. Dillon does a great job at respectfully relating trauma, but showing us realities that, unfortunately, many people go through, so I love reading these perspectives.
Well, that is all for today, I hope you like this post, hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. Feel free to leave your opinion about it in the comments and I will see you next time!
Bye sassy people!
- I know that some comments I make about decent guys on my posts are the bare minimum a guy should do, so no, they don’t deserve to be treated like gods for doing the minimum, but at the same time, I’ve read a lot of sexist books and I appreciate authors who make characters that can serve as role models and examples of how a decent guy acts and what a loving and respectful relationship looks like. I believe we should always encourage these authors and bring attention to the ones that still write sexist characters and stories.
- I make a lot of comments about sexism and healthy role models in books, but a lot of times these characteristics don’t make the book a bad book and definitely don’t make the author a bad author. Please never shame these authors and these books for these comments, I simply feel that we need to have awareness of the less than ideal situations some books bring us, and not use the romanticized problem as examples of what a relationship should be. Most of these authors are still amazing, and the content they write doesn’t reflect directly with their personal views and opinions. Always make sure to respect and be kind to everyone, even while criticizing their content.
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