Cami Broussard has her future all figured out. She’ll finish her senior year of high school, then go to work full-time as an apprentice chef in her father’s French restaurant, alongside her boyfriend, Luke. But then twenty-year-old ex-Marine Julian Wyatt comes to live with Cami’s family while recovering from serious injuries. And suddenly Cami finds herself questioning everything she thought she wanted.
Julian’s all attitude, challenges and intense green-brown eyes. But beneath that abrasive exterior is a man who just might be as lost as Cami’s starting to feel. And Cami can’t stop thinking about him. Talking to him. Wanting to kiss him. He’s got her seriously stirred up. Her senior year has just gotten a lot more complicated….
Stir Me Up is about Cami, the only child of a hard core French chef. All Cami wants to do is become a chef like her dad and get through senior year unscathed and without incident.
And then HE shows up.
Julian is Marine who was just seriously hurt in Afghanistan and has to recover from his injuries.
At her house.
In her room.
Which is now his.
Couple this new development with the fact that he has a sucky attitude to go along with it, things aren’t looking too bright for Cami. And I have to say, I really enjoyed this book. I’ve never read a novel where the hero is literally a hero and a soldier. I loved the sassy little fights between these two. It felt like right from the beginning they had this chemistry that made you want to read the next page and the next and the next…you get the picture. It wasn’t insta love or anything like that. It had a good flow to it and I enjoyed all of the events that took place for Cami over a year’s time. I also liked Cami’s friend Taryn. I thought she was fun and lightened things up a bit when stuff got too deep. But that’s another thing about this book I liked. There wasn’t some big issue mid book where someone dies or they get separated for a long time. None of that drama. And in doing so the author gave a lot of realism to the story. In life we have drama, sure, but we usually face a little bit of drama or heartache every day instead of all at once in some catastrophic incident. And that’s exactly what this book portrayed. To say it was refreshing is an understatement. There was never a time where my face went like this once in the story,
Over the course of the book we see the characters grow into themselves, and I really enjoyed watching their love multiply with time as well. I definitely recommend this book to people who like a more realistic love story and a hot Marine ;–) Plus, the ending was absolutely perfect!
Stir Me Up = 4 stars