Four Letter Word by J. Daniels


Four Letter Word by J. Daniels

Fate. Hate. Love. Lies.
Which four letter word will change their lives forever?
Sydney Paige was never so mortified to hear the words “wrong number” in her life. She meant to tell off the guy who broke her best friend’s heart, but unleashed her anger on a perfect stranger instead. And now her world is turned upside down by the captivating man who wants to keep her on the line.
Brian Savage is living a life he’s quickly come to hate-until Sydney’s wild rant has him hooked and hungry for more. Soon the sexy woman on the phone becomes the lover in his bed. But Brian has secrets, and the closer he lets Syd get, the harder it is to shield her from the devastating mistakes of his past . . .
Well…I just finished this book. I’m officially hungover. Does anyone have some advil?
Just to start off, I won’t be saying a lot about the story in an in-depth level because I do not want to give spoilers. So I’m not being vague to be a jerk, I just don’t want to ruin this story for anyone else.
This book, and Brian and Sydney’s story, was incredible. I want to find a more elegant and fancy way to say it, but this book was so good.
Sydney and Brian initially meet because she calls his number by accident, and basically rips his head off. Her best friend, Tori, had a man screw her over royally (by being married and having a baby that he never told her about), and Sydney is trying to call him and let him have it. But she misses by one number and gets Brian.
Even though Sydney is yelling at him, with some incredibly awesome choice words, mind you, Brian is actually turned on by Sydney. Thus, their text exchange begins, then phone calls, etc.
One thing that I really liked about this story was the dialogue between all of the characters. Everyone felt like they were real. For example, when the guys are talking to each other, its a very different vibe than when we see the girls out on the town for ladies night. I appreciated this because it made the characters seem more authentic to me and really helped them come to life.
Another aspect that I loved about this story was the supporting characters. We get Tori and Jamie (they get their own story in “Hit The Spot, coming in December 2016), and then Cole, Shay, Stitch,  and Kali. It was fun to see the role that these friends play and I think it was especially important for Sydney. I say this because as the story starts, Sydney is helping Tori as her own marriage has just fallen apart. Sydney knew her marriage wasn’t in great shape, but when we learn more about her ex, Marcus, and some of things he has said and done to her, you start to realize how alone Sydney has been.
My favorite character of this story has to be Brian. I was enamored watching him bring Sydney back to life. Let me clarify: Sydney isn’t just lost and then she finds Brian, and *poof*, her life is better. But he does help her confidence and he actually listens to her. We see this throughout the story. There are things that Sydney talks about from her past, or a dream she has always had, and Brian listens and tries to make every dream of Sydney’s come true. If Brian could make Sydney happy, he would do it. Even in the beginning, when Sydney doesn’t know, Brian is making moves because he’s serious about her.
I won’t give away the ending of this story, but I will say I loved how the story ended. Just from the synopsis, one can assume that Brian’s secrets and Sydney will collide, but when they do, its actually somewhat beautiful because of the way the characters handle it.
I would absolutely recommend this book. I actually read this in paperback (My local Barnes and Noble had it out a few days early) and I could not put it down. I actually forced myself to put it down and come back, because I was trying to drag the story out.

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