Book Review: Temper For You (For You #3) by Genna Rulon

"Life is messy. Love is messier." -Catch and Release

Meg Adeio has led a life of isolation—not by choice, by necessity—until one act of heroism forces her out of seclusion. Despite a past shrouded in mystery, Meg is “adopted” by an eclectic group of friends that become the family she never had. Life was good for the first time in…ever.

Or it was until Westly Black reappeared on her doorstep. She knew he was the last man any woman should give her time to—only good for one thing—yet a temptation no woman could deny. Wes might make her life messy, but Meg’s eyes were wide open and she had it under control. At least she thought she did.

When past and present collide, loyalties are tested, forcing Meg to sacrifice her future to protect those she loves.

Temper For You is a gripping story of regret, deception, and redemption – filled with raw emotion, sarcastic wit, intrigue, and love’s propensity to forgive.

• Though Temper For You is a part of the For You Series, it can be read as a stand alone
• This story is appropriate for readers 18+
Release Date: September 24, 2014
Age Group: New Adult
Source: Review copy from author
Reviewed By: Kelli
I've loved every single page of Genna Rulon's For You series, and Temper For You was every bit as good as its predecessors. Read my reviews of Only For You here and Pieces For You here

I already knew all the characters in the For You series, and I was happy to get to see them all again.  Meg was an enigma in Pieces For You---and in my PFY review, I wrote that I hoped book three was Meg's story.  I was so excited at the chance to get to know her better.

Meg is the complete opposite of her friends Samantha and Everleigh.  As open as Sam and Everleigh are with each other and everyone around them, Meg is a closed book.  The phrase that comes to mind when I think of Meg is that she keeps her feelings close to her vest.  Nothing about Meg is as it seems, not even her name.  Speaking of names, I loved the symbolism there (it's at the end of the book so I won't say more, but it was perfectly done).  I knew Meg surely had a very difficult past, but I could never have imagined just how horrific her childhood and young adulthood actually were. 

Westly was different from the other guys in the For You series, and I liked that his character was a big change of pace from the usual hero types.  Westly is a self-proclaimed immoral man whose only rule is that he doesn't date married women.  Everything else is free rein.  Westly is a defense attorney, who does well financially, and takes a lot of flack for his choice of career.  And he's just about the sexiest character ever written!  He isn't your typical 'bad boy,' but definitely has some bad boy characteristics that made him all the more alluring.

Meg and Wes think that they will have a no-strings-attached type of relationship.  Both are shocked by the turn their relationship takes, and the feelings they evoke in each other.  I love the way Rulon writes her characters' emotions.  She always makes me feel everything her characters are feeling.  I smile, laugh, and cry while reading her books, and love every minute of it.  I felt my heart racing several times while reading Temper For You, and even had to put the book down once due to my eyes being too flooded with tears to read.  
Meg's past was truly heartbreaking.  It was something I never expected, and I loved that Rulon surprised me in that way.  Genna Rulon's books are contemporary new adult romance novels with an edge.  Each book has a deep, intense element of suspense or mystery to it.  That element gives the stories an air of intrigue and urgency.  I always find myself just as interested in the mystery as I am in the resolution of the love story.  And I can't say that for many contemporary romance novels: most of them, I'm just in it for the love story.  The minor plot points are just 'fluff' to me.  There is no fluff in Rulon's novels.  Every sentence serves to further the plot, and that sharp edge makes her work stand out in a genre where the stories can start to run together.
I love the endings to the books in this series.  There is complete closure, yet nothing is an unrealistic happily ever after.  I love that the endings are so real.  Big, life-changing things happen in these stories, and no one comes out the same as they were in the beginning.  Sometimes the changes are good, and sometimes they are painful, but the growth itself is what I love to read about.  
I can't say enough good things about this book.  Everything about it was just deliciously good, from the quotes at the beginning of each chapter, to the love story, to the positive, uplifting friendships.  I loved everything about Temper For You and can't wait for Genna's next book!  If you are new to Genna Rulon, I highly recommend her For You series! 


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