NOTE: Contains adult language and situations intended for readers 18 and above.
When Emma realized that she fell in love with the notorious womanizer, Carter Mason–the badass soccer athlete—she bailed and jumped ship, knowing quite well how this will turn out if Carter ever finds out about how she felt about him.
Newly single, Emma parties in Hollywood amongst her friends—determined to enjoy her new status.
Enter Hollywood’s sexy heartthrob and sought out actor, Bass Cole.
Bass was clearly smitten when his eyes captured the raving beauty that is Emma Anderson. Without ado, he pursues her.
Being with Bass opened a lot of doors for Emma. But as much as she was attracted to Bass Cole, could she simply put her feelings towards Carter Mason aside?
Umm, well then! This book is a step above “romance” and straight down the line to erotica. In fact, there was little romance at all, but the situations presented in Scornfully Yours are very true of relationships and feelings today.
Emma is a contradiction of a young woman. The focus of the book is on her and her relationships. She’s a college student, but none of her true college life (the academic side) is presented in the novel, so for me it was hard to value the book without this authentic piece. It seemed as the book went on that Emma never went to class because that’s how little focus there was on college.
The college life that was presented was the party scene, in which Carter Mason and several of Emma’s friends are embroiled in. In fact, Emma’s best friend Lindsey is Carter’s sister! Despite the blood bond, Lindsey knows when Carter’s being an ass, and she doesn’t let that get in the way of her friendship with Emma. She is 100% supportive of Emma and her decisions, and I appreciated that aspect of their friendship.
Carter is a womanizer. Everyone knows it. He also doesn’t “do love.” He will run and turn tail at the merest hint of FEELINGS. Emma has discovered she really does have feelings for this bipolar asshat, and tries to keep it under wraps. When it becomes too much to bear, she walks out.
Enjoying the single life and seeing the interactions of Emma with Lindsey and Lindsey’s (and by extension Emma’s) friends was also interesting. There’s a lot of back story about a few of them, and some of them seemed very flat and stereotypical. They’re an odd mix, and after some revealing information comes to light throughout the book about several of them, I was very mystified as to why Emma remained friends with them.
One of these nights, none other than celebrity hottie Bass Cole sidles up and consumes Emma in a dance. After that moment, she is his – in his eyes. They begin spending inordinate amounts of time together, staying up all night and bonding, but never anything more. Bass realizes Emma has unresolved baggage, and one night comes face to face with Carter.
Bass Cole is not your typical Hollywood blockbuster star. Yes, he is sexy. Yes, he has a bazillion dollars and it shows in what he owns. Yes, he has a million people who are in his backpocket. But he doesn’t act like it, at all. He is a very down-to-earth and sweet guy. He doesn’t use his fame and success to impress, and he wants to get to know Emma on a personal level. He opens doors for her and helps her realize what she really wants to do with her life. Because of Bass, Emma takes a major plunge for her future.
The whole time Emma was debating about Bass and Carter, I couldn’t help but scream. Hello? Soul mate or ass hat? Make your choice. But Bass Cole is a womanizer, too. He never gets dumped, like Carter Mason. Emma Anderson surprises both of them.
I could understand Emma’s dilemma about Carter, who is very persistent in the “I miss yous” and “I can’t live without yous” and all that non-commitment crap. I know exactly how Emma felt, because three years ago I was with a Carter Mason. But like Emma, I fell in love with a womanizer (and a user, to boot!). And he kept breaking my heart for a year and pulling the same kind of stunts that Carter does in Scornfully Yours. I knew exactly how Emma felt, the power that Carter had over her, and how easy it is to give in to him because you keep hoping. Unfortunately, like Emma, it took something monumental to see the true Carter Mason.
And then Emma has to face Bass for the new direction her life is taking. It is heartbreaking the way Bass treats Emma, but I get it. Who wouldn’t be hurt that they were led on when there was really no contest?
This book was very graphic and erotic. More so than what I am used to, and there were some parts that I think it was just taken way too overboard, but others that done perfectly. I hurried through the parts I didn’t like, but I will say I was ready to put the book down and go get Daniel! 😉
*****About the Author*****
An avid reader of steamy angst-filled romance and history-based novels, Pamela currently lives in Los Angeles with her son and three devoted dogs. She studied Fashion Marketing in United Kingdom and has a degree in Business. She has a penchant for pastries, renaissance paintings, and traveling.