The Something Series – Box Set (Books 1-3) by Aubrey Bondurant – Review by Katie Matthews

The Something Series - Box Set Books 1-3: (Tell Me Something, Ask Me Something & Bet Me Something)The Something Series – Box Set Books 1-3: by Aubrey Bondurant
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Tell Me Something is book 1 in the something series by Aubrey Bondurant. This is the first book that I have read by this author and I was really impressed! I have been waiting a long time to find a book that had me completely hooked in this genre like this one did/ I think it’s safe to say I have found myself a new go to author and I can’t wait to read the rest of the books in the series. This story covers some really sensitive issues and I thought that the author did an amazing job with the way in which she wrote about them. Due to the content of this book it is definitely for mature readers only! I loved the relationship between Haylee and Josh – they were definitely good for each other. The chemistry between them was off the charts and the sex scenes were HOT!! I suppose it did have a 50 shades feel about it but so do many of the books in this type of genre and it’s definitely not an issue for me as a reader. I thought the sex scenes were particularly well written! To be honest, there were times when the sex scenes were almost as raunchy as the kind of thing you might find on a website like watchmygirlfriend.porn!
I liked Haylee’s character, for someone who has suffered such loss in her life she was strong in ways she didn’t know – it takes something to completely start again and have a fresh start. During the Christmas scenes I just wanted to give her a big hug, I can’t even imagine how you get through that by yourself!
Josh was a tricky character for me; on one hand I LOVED him! I loved that he didn’t fit the typical alpha male, dominant character, he had his own insecurities and issues that he had to work through but I also got frustrated with him at times when it came to him admitting how he really felt about Haylee.

Ask Me Something is Sasha and Brian’s story. This is the second book in this series and I am as in love with this book as I was the first one. I love Sasha – she comes across as really independent but there’s still that small vulnerability especially when it comes to Brian. Over the 8 years she’s kept her feelings under wraps convincing herself that there’s nothing there just friendship and an easy flirty relationship! I love that she stands her own ground when it comes to her job to prove that woman can be just as powerful as men in the boardroom!
Brian, oh Brian! He was so dreamy!! Although I did want to him to just man up and tell Sasha how he felt! He definitely fulfilled the alpha male/dominant role for me and more! I would have happily taken Sasha’s place on more than one occasion!!
I liked that this was told from Sasha’s POV although I think I would have liked to have seen some parts from Brian’s POV even if we do get to hear from him in the epilogue. Again this story had some underlying issues that were explored and again they were really well written about. I think this is one thing I am coming to love about this author, amongst all the hot sex scenes are storylines that have a deeper meaning and they are beautifully written about.

Bet Me Something is book 3 in the fabulous Something series . This is the third book that I have read by this author and I can’t even describe how in love with this series I am and the characters that are in it! I love that the characters from the previous books are still in this one and you can still get glimpses into their lives and how they are progressing but it doesn’t take anything away from the story that you are reading – they are cleverly intertwined! I really like this authors writing style – her books are easy to read and have kept my interest from the beginning until the end.
Bet Me Something is Makenzie and Colby’s story. The chemistry between these two was immense! Poor Kenzie she has liked Colby for so long and I loved that she took her chance when she had it! I really liked her character, I thought out of all the characters in the story she grew the most and by the end of the story she had become a lot stronger and stood up for herself.
Like in the other stories it took me a while to warm to the male character in this instance Colby, he was another great alpha male but he frustrated more than the others – although by the end I loved him! The struggle for him was different because he felt like he was betraying his best friend, Brian, by being attracted and wanting his younger sister.

A fabulous box set that I highly recommend!

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