“Nate West. Hollywood bad-boy. Television megastar. Womanizer. Basically everything I hate about the male species rolled into one handsome package. And yet…I want him.”
Ellie Turner is a lesbian. She has tattoos, short hair, and a ‘don’t-mess-with-me-attitude.’ She knows who she is, loves who she is, and couldn’t care less what the rest of the world thinks of her. And since she has the most kick-ass best friend on the planet, Noah Clark, even when family drama gets in the way, nothing can offset her happy-go-lucky demeanor.
Until television star Nate West comes along. All thick muscle and alpha-male testosterone. When Ellie meets him on an airplane the only thing Nate West should be good for is a brand new profile picture on Facebook. Right? Wrong. Turns out he’s good for so much more.
This man is going to flip everything Ellie thought she knew about herself upside down. ***NA Romance. This novel is the second book in the Kill Devil Hills series, however it can be read as a standalone. Recommended for 18+
*Changing Tides, is book 2 of the Kill Devil Hills series, but can be read as a standalone.*
I have enjoyed all the books this author has written, but this one was definitely my favorite. With Changing Tides, Sarah Darlington puts a unique spin on your typical New Adult read that really made for an interesting and entertaining book that I couldn’t get enough of.
Ellie is a fun, carefree, tell-it-like-it-is kind of girl. She’s who she is and never questioned that until a chance run in with moviestar, Nate West. After spending a lifetime being attracted to only women, she is thrown off when her belly is filling with butterflies for a man. Nate is kind of everything you look for in a book boyfriend. It was easy to understand Ellie’s attraction. He’s charming, but he’s got the alpha male thing going on in the bedroom. Once he set his eyes on Ellie he has to have her, and is willing to wait as long as she needs to figure things out. With this new attraction, Ellie is feeling more than a little confused trying to balance her newfound feelings for Nathaniel with who she has always known herself to be. As hard as it is to not be with him, she has to figure herself out before she can pursue any kind of relationship.
I loved loved loved this relationship! Their chemistry was spot on, and I had trouble controlling my own butterflies when these two were together. Their relationship developed fast, but it didn’t feel like “instalove,” and that may be because I was falling just as fast as them. They were so loveable and fun, and I couldn’t wait to see how their relationship unfolded.
The only downside of the book for me was the semi-abrupt ending. Although Ellie and Nate’s story was complete, the ending felt a tad rushed. I really didn’t expect it to be over when it ended, so it caught me off guard and left me a teeny bit dissappointed. However, it also left me salivating to get my hands on some of the drama-filled, secondary character’s stories. Hopefully, I’ll be seeing some of them soon in the upcoming books in the Kill Devil Hills series. :)
*Although Ellie is a lesbian, there are no f/f scenes in this book. It is purely a New Adult read surrounding the relationship of Ellie and Nate.*
KILL DEVIL HILLS Noah is determined to escape his past and keep his life under control. Then he saves the life of his best friend’s little sister, Georgina Turner — who is battling her own demons. He can’t get her out of his head, even if Georgina tears down the emotional walls he so carefully built. Read chapter 1 and 2 here
Sarah Darlington lives in Virginia with her husband and two-year-old son. She’s a former flight attendant, navy brat, constant day-dreamer, wannabe photographer, and an avid scrapbooker. She loves to travel and is working on visiting all 50 states.