I live my life by two rules. Never trust anyone and you don't need a weapon when you are one.
Melodee Lee aka Songbird
Melodee Lee is not your average twenty-three year old. Her parents were government trained assassins and the base definition of evil. The best thing they ever did was leave her an orphan at thirteen.
Life's circumstances have honed her into a strong, independent outsider. She's made it a point to never settle down, and trust is the last thing she gives. Utilizing her only skill, she makes money in the underground cage fighting scene and anyone who doesn't like it ... well, Melodee can kick their ass as well.
Nathan Sinclair is a man with the world at his fingertips. His family is rich, politically connected and owns half of Syracuse, NY. A rising basketball star, set to be signed by the NBA, the last thing he needs is a woman with attitude crashing into his life.
Tragic circumstances bring these two people together when their worlds should never have collided. Will Nathan be the man to show Melodee that trust and a real home are not as unattainable as she believes? Or will his own demons and Sinclair family drama destroy the life they could have before it has begun?
Note from author - This is a full length, standalone HEA romance. It is recommended for 18+ due to language and sexual situations.
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.69(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Honestly, I almost didn't purchase this based on the other review and I have to say I'm glad I ignored my instincts and got it anyways. I loved this story. It was sweet and romantic and fast paced enough that I couldn't put it down. Sure if you wanted to break each and every little piece a part like an anal-retentive-person-with-too-much-time-on-your-hands then there were a few unbelievable parts (and more than a few NA cliches). But I barely even noticed that in this beautiful love story. I love a true love, HEA romance. And Melodee and Nathan fitted together perfectly.
I would recommend this book to any fans of Jaymin’s. If you have already read this book, then this edition will continue to intrigue you. With all new details I am looking forward to reading more about the rest of the Sinclair Boys.
Awesome! Enjoyed it. Was a nice change.
Songbird is the first book in the Sinclair series by Jaymin Eve. Melodee is one tough cookie. I love how she has this emotional and physical strength to her, yet she still has insecurities. Some insecurities she doesn't even know she has, but they've been fine tuned in her as a means of survival. That's what she is.. a survivor. Then, in walks Nathan and turns her world upside down. He's confident and determined, and Melodee turns his world on end too. The story had some suspenseful moments and well as silly moments. It was all around entertaining. The characters were infectious. And the Sinclair brothers? I can't wait to hear their stories! I have a feeling this is going to be an addictive series! Songbird by Jaymin Eve was kindly provided to me by YA Bound for review. The opinions are my own.
Melodee is an underground cage fighter who trusts no one. She moves around a lot and doesn’t make any connections with people. She grew up in the foster system and learned real quick that the fighting skills her deranged parents (who were also assassins) gave her were useful when dealing with one crappy foster home after another. Now an adult, she uses those same skills to make money and win fights. After every fight she moves to a new location to get away which is how she ends up in Syracuse and in Nathan’s path. I thought for sure I’d love this one. I mean, how many times have you read about a female cage fighter? They’re always males. So that was really intreging. Also, Nathan is supposed to be a hot shot basketball player at SU as well as a local celebrity in Syracuse. Which by the way is where I was born and raised. So… the fact that this takes place in my hometown, even cooler. However, this story fell flat with me. It started off strong with Melodee fighting in the cage and then afterwards getting on a bus and winding up in Syracuse. She seemed really bad-ass and I was all in. Then one of her apartment neighbors spots her walking in a snowstorm from the grocery store and insists that he gives her a ride home, but first needs to make a stop at his friends house (Nathan’s) to drop off some stuff. Now, for someone who is a loner and doesn’t trust people, she got into the car, but whatever I can deal. But when they get into a fatal accident killing her neighbor and the driver of the other vehicle, leaving Melodee and the woman’s baby the sole survivors things started changing. Nathan hears the crash from his place, goes out to investigate and that’s where he and Melodee meet up. Just about the entire inner dialogue of both parties is about how hot the other one is. Nathan shows very little to no grief over his friend’s passing. Hell, at one point they are wrestling in his cabin after the accident laughing and having a good ol time. Now, I get that the snowstorm knocked down power lines and there’s no cell service to call and report the accident but jeesh, show some emotion. Melodee I could see not being sad, she didn’t know the guy, but Nathan didn’t really care that his lifetime friend was dead, body frozen in a vehicle by his house. Not to mention that when Child Services shows up the next day to take the baby to a foster home, all Nathan has to do is say his name and that he and Melodee want to keep the baby and *BAM* the woman walks off in agreement and Nathan and Melodee are the new proud foster parents of an infant. …. WHAT?! Apparently if your father is a Senator and you play in college basketball, you’re totally fit to be a parent. Screw background checks or interviews, nope… if you want that snotty nosed infant, you can have it! Nope, not buying it. At about halfway through I stopped reading. It went from being a great story with new and exciting characters to totally changing to a sweet and sappy love story that I’ve read 100 times before. Except those stories made sense and flowed together, this one was all over the place and just sort of made stuff up as it went along. I wish Melodee showed more of her f*ck-off personality throughout the story. Instead she not only jumps Nathan’s bones but tells him and his brother about the torture she endured. And for someone who keeps to themself, that was just too out of left field. I just couldn’t get into the story or connect with the flippant nature of the characters.