on March 1st 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
1. A literal or metaphorical force regarded as mercilessly destructive and unstoppable
2. Any terrible force, especially one that destroys or that demands complete self-sacrifice
In other words, me.
I truly was a dancing, singing, man-plowing, alcohol-guzzling, human wrecking ball of fun.
With a reputation for chaos so legendary, I made a career out of it.
Men came (pun intended), men went, but as long as I had my girls and Sunday brunches, I was solid.
I didn’t need a man to complete me. Hell no, I was in total control of my destiny.
But see, that’s where I went wrong.
I challenged the universe.
It accepted by sending a man who knew my weaknesses.
All it took was lemon drops, one kiss and a wish.
By granting it, I doomed us both.
No mortal man could handle my kind of destruction forever.
Even if he begged for it.
I was called Juggernaut for a reason.
In my case, be careful what you wish for was very, very, literal.
He really should have listened…
The answer is simple; this book feels like a trip down memory lane, like SATC in the late nineties. It may be a unlikely love story between Taylor and Evander, but it is also a love letter to the friends who have stood by you through thick and thin.
The writing is different and fast-paced, which is due to the author author writing like she talks. It kinda feels like the book is being told to you instead of read by you. These women are a sisterhood you want to be a part of. They are all pushing 40 and yet still behaving like they are in their twenties, but their over the top antics make you fall in love with every one of them instantly. All the while you can recognize all 4 different women to the girls in your posse. They are that relatable.
Now, as I said in the beginning, this is an unusual romance because it is not just about Van’s wish for Taylor to love him. It is about Taylor teaching Van to love, love who he is and where he comes from. But mostly it is about accepting someone else and the differences that set us apart, and yet we love the beauty someone else’s chaos can bring. But there is something else that brings this book to another level while tackling these heavy subjects, and that’s the humor it is written with.
I had tears running down my face from laughing based on the details some of the scenes were described with.
All this has ensured this book is on my list as a “top read of 2017”. It is an epic 6 star read and it will leave you with a serious book hangover.
“As you wish”
Juggernaut is a story about growing old in age, but staying young at heart. It’s a story about the family you choose and the sisterhood that forms between that family. It’s about finding love when and where you least expect it. It’s a story that will make you laugh so hard you cry, leaving you with a smile and a warmth in your heart.
“Because when it came to my friends, lines and judgement calls don’t exist. To wrong them is to wrong me. To hurt them is to hurt me.”
Taylor, aka The Juggernaut, and her three best friends, also referred to as the SHIT (for their initials), are a force to be reckoned with. Their antics are infamous, and even though they are all approaching 40, that hasn’t slowed them down a bit. All successful, they are strong, independent, and fiercely loyal women; especially Taylor, our heroine. She is the one the group leans on the most, and the one who has had the most exploits. Going through men like crazy, she is convinced that she must find THE ONE who won’t want to change her wild ways, but will accept her as she is, chaos and all.
“The four of us simply need the closeness. Yes, we drive each other nuts, but that’s what sisters do. Even at our worst, I wouldn’t trade this, ever.”
Taylor is the type of heroine you wish was your BFF in real life. She is amazing and I fell totally in love with her character. There isn’t anything she wouldn’t do or sacrifice for her girls. She is a total badass, never backing down from a fight. I admired her and her total abandon to just enjoy life, not caring what others think. I wish I was more like her.
“How do I make the woman who hates me understand I think she’s the most amazing woman I have ever met?”
Evander, aka Van, is our hero and he is the opposite of Taylor in every way. Reserved, quiet, and basically an a-hole to those around him. Taylor and his interactions have been frosty at best, but that is all about to change. To say it didn’t take long to for me to fall for him would be an understatement. There is so much more to him than what others see, and Taylor is just the person to bring out his other side. He is sweet, romantic, and HOT. His love for Taylor is so pure, he would do anything for her.
I loved everything about this book. It has humor, heart, with a beautiful romance weaved throughout. If you agree that woman are fabulous at any age and should never grow up, then I think you will love this one as much as I did. It is so much more than a romance, it’s a true tribute to women and the ties that bind us.