Pinned Up is book #1 to the Pinned up Trilogy and was originally written as a stand-alone novel. But per C. Michelle, she has decided to continue with the characters stories because they harass her during the middle of the night, while she’s driving, eating, running against her will. I absolutely loved this book. I gave it 5 stars. At some points I was so heart broken, I didn’t think I was going to be able to finish. The ending that I kept hoping for, seemed so out of my grasp. After all the cliff hangers I’ve read lately, this is exactly what I needed to not let me get discouraged. I’m totally ok with reading cliff hangers if I have the next book to pick up. Otherwise, I can’t stand the suspense. This book seemed complete and can definitely be read as a stand-alone, but I can’t wait to see what else C. Michelle has in store for us. Everything is so well explained in this book. At some points I would read parts and have to go back because I was sure I had misread something trying to stay on the right path.
Valentina Moretti is a Pinup model and is a victim advocate for the DA’s office. Unable to let her guard down and trust anyone, Nina isn’t used to allowing anyone in… She has her best friend Kade that is the brother she never had. She thinks she has everything she wants in life until she meets Josh.
Josh is the heartthrob that you ache to know more about. I was taken away with him when he first made his entrance. He has that bad boy, ladies’ man approach to him that is irresistible. Josh has his problems with commitment issues also, but what are they to do?
Trust is something that must be earned and it is not always from the people who you expect it from the most. Valentina realizes who she can really trust. She learns to listen to her heart and not what she sees. Looks can be deceiving and in her case they are very much so.
“A perv is an old dirty man who tries to lure kids in a van.” I chose this quote because everyone always asks what is a perv? Kade lays it out plan as day here.
“You’re my lady, I’m your fuckin’ man, and that’s how it will always be. Forever. I love you baby. I’m the gum stuck on your shoe.”
**This ARC was given in exchange for an honest review**