Wanted by Kelly Elliott
Verbally abused by her mother for years, 18 year old Ellie Johnson always believed she would never be loved or wanted by anyone. She focused all of her attention on her grades and getting into the University of Texas to start a new life away from her mother.
The last thing Ellie expected was to fall in love with Gunner Mathews, a starting linebacker for the University of Texas football team and not to mention, her brothers best friend.
Gunner only had two passions in life, football and his grandfather’s ranch, until he falls for his best friends little sister. He will stop at nothing to show Ellie how much he wants her, even if it means he has to move faster than she would like.
Gunner knows they are meant to be together forever, but Ellie keeps denying her feelings out of fear of being hurt again.
Every time he gets close to winning her love, something pushes her away again. Will Ellie ever be able to let go of the past and let him into her heart and will Gunner be patient enough to wait for her?
What will it take for them to realize they are all each other have ever WANTED?
OK so wanted is the first book in have read by this author and I grabbed it as a freebie on Amazon.
When I asked my book nerd friends about this book they raved about how brilliant it was so I was super excited to read it
Now I can completely understand why people went mad for it, the story, characters and writing style are all incredibly sweet. I could read this book to my daughter (minus the saucy bits) and say this is a proper love story.
I do totally get why people love it….
But I just didn’t!!!!
I found it far too NICE!!!!
I know I’m making it seem like an offensive word but honestly it was so incredibly nice I was just rolling my cynical eyes at my Kindle and trying not to throw up in my mouth.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with this book, it just simply wasn’t a complex enough love story to draw me in.
The girls were innocent and sheltered, the boys were good old fashioned gentlemen and they all lived happily ever after. There’s nowt wrong with that but I needed more.
I wanted them to struggle, I needed some angst and drama and honestly as bad as this sounds I needed something much less predictable
This is a good book if you like this type of story it just wasn’t the book for me.
Wanted gets 2.5 stars from me.