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~ Let Me (The O’Brien Family #2) by Cecy Robson Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway ~

29 Apr
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LET ME
The O’Brien Family Series Book Two
Cecy Robson
Releasing April 19th, 2016
Synopsis
Once he was broken beyond repair.
Now this MMA contender is fighting to be a better man—for her. RT Book Reviews
proclaims that the O’Brien Family series from award-winning author Cecy Robson
“has the hottest brothers ever!” And in Let Me, it is Finn’s turn to discover
how love can heal the deepest wounds.

A mixed martial arts star on the
rise, Finn O’Brien dismantles his opponents with brutal precision. And yet
beneath his fierce persona, Finn is raw from a trauma he’s buried for years . .
. until the day his deep-rooted rage erupts and lands him in court-mandated
therapy. Finn’s not one to bare his soul, but if talking it out means meeting
beautiful women like Sol Marieles, he’ll give it a shot.
 
Sol is working toward her master’s
degree in psychology, and already she feels like she’s in over her head. With
an important internship on the line and a scary family situation demanding her
attention, the last thing Sol needs is Finn around to distract her. The man is
ripped and seriously sexy yet it’s his troubled side that warns her to keep her
distance. But their attraction is intense, and he clearly has the heat to see
how far and fast their passion takes them.
 
Alone, Finn and Sol have been
fighting to find happiness in their lives. Together, there’s no stopping them
as they face their greatest challenges—not in the ring, but in their
hearts. 
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ExcerptThe heavy door to the lobby opens with a loud smack, drawing attention to those waiting to be seen. The counseling center is private and held in high regard. The majority of our clients come from money, but a few of our therapists work pro bono, counseling those from working class backgrounds similar to mine. Some are like Loretta, suffering from eating disorders and mild anxiety issues. But the majority are severely damaged individuals with suicidal tendencies. I catch sight of one of our more heartbreaking cases sitting in the corner beside his father. Poor kid, he can’t be more than fifteen. And there he waits with his wrists bandaged down to his elbows.
I want to walk over and give him and his dad a hug. Both look like they could use one. Those people on the street who offer free hugs to strangers? I’m one of them. I always have been.
Today though, I refrain, staying focused on Loretta. “Good job,” I tell her, knowing how hard she’s trying. “I’ll see you next week.”
“Sol?”
I turn my head. I know that voice. Loretta doesn’t bother with a goodbye, leaving me instead with a “Mm, yummy” when she sees who called to me.
“Yummy”. Yes, that about sums up Finn.
Finn O’Brien, damn. You know those cute guys . . . those really hot kind of cute guys? Finn blows them away. I’m not typically attracted to redheads, but I make the exception for Finn. Oh, and Jamie from Outlander.
Finn has the whole bad boy thing going on, tats crawling along his muscular arms, hair buzzed on the sides and short on top. A modern Mohawk, it think that’s what it’s called. Oh, and don’t get me started on that dimple on his right cheek that appears when he grins, just like he’s doing now.
“Hi, Finn,” I say. His brother is with him, the one that looks the most like him. He’s older by a few years, handsome, polished, perfect. Well, if you like that sort of thing. Me? Did I mention how sexy Finn is?
His light blue eyes sparkle as I pass Zorina, the poor girl trapped in her own world following a brutal assault on the train. She pretends to play instruments that aren’t there, reality slipping so far from her grasp, it’s almost out of her reach.
I tilt my head in the direction of Finn’s brother because by now it’s obvious I’m gawking at Finn. “You’re Seamus, right?” I ask.
“No, I’m Declan,” he answers in a deep voice.
Oh, right. The district attorney. “Sorry. I know that Finn has a few brothers,” I offer. I should be impressed seeing how Declan has made quite a name for himself in the political arena, and I am. But Finn is who lures my attention and keeps it, despite my best efforts to appear more relaxed. “What are you doing here?” I ask.
He shrugs. “Waiting for you.”
Declan sighs, moving away from us and reaching for his phone. I grin even though I’m sure Finn is feeding me a line. The last time I saw him was at my cousin Sofia’s wedding. I’d brought my friend Alex as my date and Finn, well, he showed up with some girl with big breasts and very little clothes. And funny enough, I still had a hard time keeping my eyes off him.
“Really?” I ask.
“Yeah. Really,” he answers, leaning back on his heels and making a show of checking me out. “Don’t forget, you still owe me a kiss.”

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christie review

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WOW!! Just WOW!!! I have to say that Cecy Robson has completely blown me away with Let Me. I’m an avid reader, and I love all sorts of books, but this one has probably touched my heart in ways that no other book has. Robson took me to dark places within her characters’ minds and broke my heart, then she put it back together as her characters put their own hearts back together. I cried like a baby…ugly, ugly cry from my heart breaking and cried just as hard with joy when Finn and Sol finally found some light and happiness at the end of the book!

Like the synopsis says, Finn is almost beyond broken. He’s an MMA fighter who is on his way to the big leagues, but he’s not only fighting opponents, he’s fighting the darkness that threatens to overtake him. He’s fought this since he was a child, but as he’s grown older, it’s getting worse. He feels only numbness until Sol comes into his life. They’ve know each other since they were kids, and now their families are connected by marriage. He’s always thought she was beautiful, and she’s different than the girls who normally throw themselves at him. He shamelessly flirts with her, but she rebuffs it. However, she’s always been attracted to him, but it’s not a good time in her life to begin a relationship. She’s not in a great place either but for very different reasons. The two develop a friendship and then a relationship. These two will work hard for their HEA as the past and their own pain threatens any chance of a normal relationship.

Finn now reigns as #1 on my book boyfriend list! Not because of his sexiness, drop dead gorgeousness, or his naughty mouth…it’s his heart! It’s broken, and he fights every day to live a normal life. He’s fierce in the ring, but his bravery in reclaiming his life trumps every punch his throws in the octagon. How this broken man can bring a smile to Sol’s face and my face as I read the book is beyond anything I’ve seen. And, Sol, she’s just as fierce as Finn. She loves him and her feelings for him never change even when she learns of his past. As she fights for him, she fights for her family, and herself. Both of them are amazing people individually, but together, they are unstoppable!

Robson couldn’t have picked a better title for this book! It really sums up the relationship between these two…they have to let each other in and lean on the other to heal. I truly don’t think I have the right words to describe this book. At times, it’s incredibly difficult to read, but I’m so glad I did. When you read that last chapter, you will see there really are no adequate words to describe how incredible this book and the characters are. I pray that someone who has gone through anything like Finn and Sol have will find hope and know that even though bad things can happen to you, you can heal, and you can find happiness and live a life filled with joy and love! Thank you, Cecy Robson, for writing a book I will NEVER forget. Finn and Sol will forever remain in my heart!!!!

 

Abou the author
Cecy Robson is
a new adult and contemporary author of the Shattered Past series, the O’Brien
Family novels and upcoming Carolina Beach novels, as well as the award-winning
author of the Weird Girls urban fantasy romance series. A 2016 double nominated
RITA
®finalist
for Once Pure and Once Kissed, Cecy is a recovering Jersey girl living in the
South who enjoys carbs way too much, and exercise way too little. Gifted and
cursed with an overactive imagination, you can typically find her on her laptop
silencing the yappy characters in her head by telling their stories.
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~ Layers of Her by Prescott Lane Blog Tour + Review ~

28 Apr


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A Letter to my Readers

Rape. Just typing that word makes my gut tie up in knots. And that’s part of the problem.

Because it’s so uncomfortable, we don’t want to talk about it. So it gets buried at the bottom the newsfeed or forgotten altogether, like the backlog of untested rape kits.

Last March, I released Quiet Angel in which the heroine is a survivor of childhood sexual assault. A few weeks later, my husband became gravely ill, and we spent the rest of the year (5 long hospital stays and 4 long surgeries) fighting to regain his health. As I sat in the hospital chair next to his bed night after night, I got messages from women about how my book touched them. Some shared their reasons, and others didn’t.

I came to learn that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. How could I not know that? just released a book on the very topic. Yet I didn’t see one post about it on any of my social media accounts.

 

Early this year, I began writing Layers of Her with the intent to spread awareness and donate of April’s profits to charity. I was nervous when I started, and I still am. I mean, how much the profits be? Will readers assume I’m a survivor or I know one? Will I do the topic justice?

Why am I doing this? It’s a whole lot easier to stay silent. But that’s the whole problem, isn’t I work in a field, in the genre of fiction, that is mostly comprised of women, where sexual assault is one of the most common tropes. And with each passing page, we pull for our broken heroes and heroines to heal, find love, forge a new path. That’s all we want for them. We need to do same for the real life heroes and heroines, those brave souls who fight the real fight every single day. So join me this April in making some noise to raise awareness, not only for the survivors but for those who love them.

Prescott

 

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People always say it’s what’s on the inside that matters. If that’s the case, I’m screwed. On the outside, everything looks put together — blonde hair, blue eyes, tall and lean. By society’s standards, I’d be considered attractive. But f*ck society, I know what I am. I know what I’m made of. The recessive genes that reared their heads and created a decent looking package on the outside don’t make me who I am. What about all the evil lurking inside? What about all the other parts of me that aren’t so easy to see? Some of the most beautiful animals are also the deadliest. Take the polar bear, for example. Cute and cuddly on the outside, but it’s really a predator that will bite your f*cking head off. That’s a dangerous combination.

 

And that’s exactly like me, exactly who I am. Bad — and once you go bad, you can never go back.

 

WARNING: This book deals with the harsh reality of rape that could be upsetting for some readers.

 

 

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“What made you come for me?” she asks.  I tell her my theory about men making decisions based on one of three body parts — head, heart, dick.  “So which led you to my house tonight?” she asks.

“Let’s just say two out of three ain’t bad.”

Her giggle fills up the room.  “Stone?”

“Hmm?”

“Don’t let me forget.”  

“Forget what?”

“How good I feel right now,” she says.

I know exactly what she’s feeling.  She doesn’t think she deserves to be happy.  It’s a constant waiting on the other shoe to drop so you can prove to yourself that all the bad shit you fill your head with is true.  That you’re bad, and that’s why bad things happen around you, or to those you love.  Dealt with that myself when Tate got her diagnosis.  Who am I kidding?  I still fight those demons, knowing she’s suffering because of my mistakes.  Self-blame is a bitch.  Self-hatred is even worse.  Guess I’ll just have to teach Campbell to love herself as much as I love her.

Yeah, yeah, it’s fast.  But how long does it really take to fall in love with someone?  A minute?  An hour?  A day?  A year?  For me, it took exactly one kiss.  The moment her lips touched mine in that hospital room, I was gone.  

Besides, what do you really have to know about a person to love them?  Not a damn thing other than how they make you feel when you close your eyes at the end of the day with them wrapped in your arms.

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LOVED IT!! Every time I read a new book by Prescott Lane, it becomes my new favorite and that is certainly the case this time.  There were so many beautiful and heartwarming elements to this story and I loved it all!!
On the outside, Campbell, a beautiful NICU nurse, looks totally put together and successful.  On the inside, Campbell is tortured by her past and regrets that are eating her alive. She has noticed the gorgeous gym owner/class instructor where she works out, but doesn’t want to get involved. Campbell feels she has nothing good to offer anyone and with the exception of her best friend, keeps herself closed off.
Stone has observed Campbell for the past year, working out in his gym, appearing hard as nails but he can see that beneath her tough façade is a woman fighting her own demons. As a single father, he doesn’t really have the time to get involved with anyone but something about Campbell keeps calling to his protective side and his need to know her better.  Campbell tries to resist him when he asks her out for a date but he doesn’t give up easily.
“Darkness can’t be cured by darkness – only light. Tate taught me that and now we are going to show Campbell.”
When Stone finally gets Campbell to give in to his advances, both get so much more than they were expecting. “She’s an answered prayer I didn’t even know I was praying for.” But when the darkness threatens to take over again, can Campbell fight through the pain and embrace a future filled with light and love?
This book had me hooked from the very start. I loved being able to get both Stone and Campbell’s POV and see their relationship bloom from both sides. Stone was sexy, alpha, MMA fighter, sweet father to his little girl – all the traits that made me fall in love. Campbell was easy to love even when she thought she was bad and she and Stone complemented each other perfectly.  Even though this book deals with some very tough topics, it is very well written and does so in a touching way.  This is a fantastic read and I highly recommend it!

 

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Prescott Lane is the author of First Position, Perfectly Broken, and her new release, Quiet Angel. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated from Centenary College with a degree in sociology. She went on to receive her MSW from Tulane University, after which she worked with developmentally delayed and disabled children. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren’t enough happily ever afters in real life.

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~ Welcome Home, Cowboy (A Hero’s Welcome #2) by Annie Rains Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway ~

27 Apr
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WELCOME HOME, COWBOY
A Hero’s Welcome Book Two
Annie Rains
Releasing April 26th, 2016
Loveswept
Synopsis
With its thriving military
base, Seaside, North Carolina, is teeming with heroes of all stripes. But, as
the Hero’s Welcome series from Annie Rains continues, it takes a cowboy to
rescue the town’s newest resident from heartache.
 
After a bad breakup leaves Julie Chandler
completely devastated, she comes to Seaside seeking a fresh start. A talented,
compassionate yoga teacher, she has developed a program to help alleviate the
effects of PTSD, but getting a bunch of bullheaded Marines into downward facing
dog might be impossible. So Julie’s shocked when one of her first students
dives in headfirst—and almost tempts her to take down her walls with his easy smile
and electrifying touch.

 

Ever since Texas cowboy turned Marine pilot
Lawson Phillips lost a crew member in a helicopter accident, he hasn’t been
able to fly. When a psychologist orders him to attend, of all things, a yoga
class, Lawson’s outraged—until he finds out Julie is the instructor. She’s
beautiful, graceful, and completely guarded when it comes to his advances, but
he’s determined to find out what makes her tick. Because underneath Julie’s
hard shell is a woman Lawson knows he could fall for—and he’s not ready for the
ride to end.


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christie review 5 star a

I was a huge fan of Welcome to Forever, the first book in this heartwarming series, so I was looking forward to the second book, especially when I discovered it was going to be about Lawson. Lawson and Julie were introduced in the first book. I was so happy these two would get their own story.

Lawson and Julie each have issues they are dealing with. Lawson came across as a self-confident flirt, but that is not what is going on inside. He’s battling a fear that threatens to ruin his career as a pilot. Julie is returning to Seaside, hoping to start a new life. She hasn’t had the best of luck in the romance department, and both know having a relationship at this point in their lives won’t be a good thing. As they meet each other again, there is some major chemistry. When Lawson is forced to go to a yoga class to deal with his PTSD, he’s not excited at all! That is….until he sees Julie will be the instructor. She’s running a test program to see if it actually helps vets with their PTSD issues. The two build a friendship and enjoy each other’s company, but it’s getting harder not giving into their hearts. Will becoming more than friends give them their own forever or completely, or will it just blow up in their faces?

I developed a slight crush on Lawson in the first book, and I completely fell in love with him in this one. He is far from perfect, but he has such a big heart. At times, I wanted to scream at him like his sister did, but I completely understood why he acted the way he did. He was so afraid, and it’s hard for a brave Marine to admit that, so he does makes some decisions that will hurt himself, but he’s not a bad guy at all. It was such a joy to see Julie take back the pieces of herself that her ex took away. She grew from a woman who completely didn’t believe in herself to a woman who learned to love herself again, but most importantly, she became a much stronger woman. I loved all the secondary characters, especially Lawson’s sister, Beth, and his niece, Sabrina. They truly added so much depth to the storyline.

I love a good romance, but I also like a romance with some depth and heart to it. Both books in this series are just those kind of love stories! Not only was it a great, heartwarming, and spicy romance, but it was a book of hope, second chances, finding strength inside oneself, and making life better. It really opened my eyes to the issues our veterans face…one of the biggest is PTSD. It shows readers how exactly what it is and ways in which they can find hope again. Great book!!!!

Abou the author
Annie Rains is a contemporary romance
author who writes small town love stories set in fictional towns on the coast
of North Carolina. Raised in one of America’s largest military communities,
Annie often features heroes who fight for their countries, while also fighting
for a place to call home and a good woman to love. When Annie isn’t writing,
she’s spending time with her husband and 3 children, or reading a book by one
of her favorite authors. Represented by Sarah Younger at Nancy Yost Literary
Agency (NYLA).
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~ The Kingmaker by Selena Laurence Release Blitz + Giveaway ~

26 Apr



We’re so excited for the release of The Kingmaker by Selena Laurence! Don’t miss this excerpt and order your copy today!

 

THE KINGMAKER by Selena Laurence
Scheduled to release: April 26, 2016
Erotic Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
He’s America’s golden boy. A power broker. A Kingmaker.
She’s America’s dirty little secret. A sex broker. A scandal maker.
Together they are headline news.
Lies, deceptions.
A Presidency hangs in the balance.
Then, there is the chemistry.
It’s combustible, incendiary, explosive.
She.
Will.
Ruin.
Him.
He might not care.

Excerpt
He stared at a pair of legs—long and shapely, with dark olive skin that glowed in the low light of the room. They ended in a pair of very strappy stiletto heeled shoes, and toe nails the color of a fine burgundy. Unfortunately, those spectacular legs were currently pressed against a wall while his client—his very married client—mauled the owner of said legs in a swanky hotel suite in southwest D.C.
“You have got to be kidding me,” Derek groaned as he stood in the doorway viewing the clusterfuck that had just exploded all of his plans.
“Unh,” Jason Melville grunted as he stopped ravishing the woman’s neck and raised his eyes to gaze over his shoulder at his very pissed campaign consultant. “Derek,” he gritted out. “This isn’t what it looks like.”
Derek slammed the door and strode across the room to glower at Jason and the woman splayed against the wall.
“What exactly is it then, Jason? Because it looks to me like you’re about to screw a woman who is not your wife hours before we’re supposed to announce your candidacy for president of the fucking United States. Did it ever occur to you that she could blow your entire campaign to hell before it even starts?”
Derek’s gaze drifted from Jason’s rapidly reddening face to the brunette he had pinned, hands above her head against the expensive wallpaper. As Jason released her and she straightened her clothes with a huff, Derek could see that the rest of her was as exquisite as her legs. Classic bone structure covered with smooth as silk, flawless skin. Exotic eyes the color of dark chocolate, tipped up at the outside corners, the lashes long and luxurious. And below all of that, a pair of tits that would tempt any president—well, maybe not the current one, since she seemed to swing toward men.
“I’m a professional escort,” she hissed. “And I’ll have you know that I’m very discreet. I would never discuss a client’s business with anyone, whether he’s the president or a janitor.”
Jesus. A hooker? Could it get any worse?
“Look, sweetheart, I’m sure you’re the picture of discretion, but the presidency is not something to risk over a tumble with an escort.” He squeezed out the last word like he could hardly tolerate saying it, and her cheeks turned pink in response, her mouth tightening and eyes narrowing.
Jason exhaled a big breath and stepped further from the brunette.
The woman pursed her plump lips and nudged Jason out of the way before brushing by Derek heading for the bathroom, her perfectly firm and round ass swaying in the pencil skirt that hugged her like a second skin.
Derek whipped around to glower at his candidate who blatantly adjusted himself in his $1000 Armani dress slacks.
“What the fuck were you thinking?” Derek snarled. “Do you realize what you’ve done?”
“Come on,” Jason muttered. “Like every other presidential candidate for the last fifty years hasn’t done the same damn thing. It’s a high stress job, you have to find some way to relieve that stress.”
Derek walked to the thermostat on the wall and turned on the AC to rid the room of the scent of the hooker’s perfume which was perversely turning him on even in the midst of his anger.
“Well, if this is how you handle your stress, I’m not sure you’re cut out to be president. You’ll recall that behavior like this may be commonplace in D.C., but it also nearly always ends in scandal that ruins careers. Particularly for a young, good-looking candidate with little kids at home. Do I need to mention Gary Hart and John Edwards to you?”
Jason grabbed his jacket off of the bed. Derek heard the water turn on in the bathroom and wondered exactly how much money he’d have to cough up to make this woman go away, and how long it would be until she came around again wanting more.
“London is known for her discretion,” Jason said as he unrolled his shirt sleeves. “No one will ever find out. I swear.”
Derek raised an eyebrow.
“Fine. I’ll stop, okay? Is that what you want to hear? I won’t see her again, and I’ll be a good boy and jack off in the shower instead. God knows Angela’s not going to help me out.”
Derek thought of Jason’s Patrician blonde wife and their two preschool aged children. His stomach churned. Why the fuck did these guys get married if they weren’t going to make the commitment? It wasn’t essential to have a wife in order to be successful in politics these days. He shook off the thoughts and focused on the problem at hand.
“How much?” he asked.
“How much what?” Jason responded, searching for something on the floor next to the bed.
“How much do you normally pay her?”
Jason muttered “Got it!” in triumph and stood to put on a pair of diamond cufflinks. “Oh, London? She’s a grand an hour.” He checked his watch. “And she’s been here about twenty-two minutes.”
Jesus. A grand? The last time he’d gotten laid, Derek had spent fifty bucks on two cocktails, and then taken the pretty young reporter home for a couple of hours before sliding her into a taxi and saying goodnight. Final total? Maybe a hundred dollars. A grand seemed excessive.

Abou the author
Selena Laurence is the USA Today Bestselling author of Edgy Contemporary Romance. In 2014 she was awarded the Reader’s Crown Award for Contemporary Romance of the Year. In 2015 her rock star romance A Lush Betrayal was a finalist in three national contests. Selena lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with her kids, Mr. L, “Goldendoodle” and “Demon Cat.” When she’s not writing she can be found at soccer games and tennis matches, or one of her favorite coffee shops.
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~ Crave Me by M. Robinson Cover Reveal ~

26 Apr
COVER REVEAL
CRAVE ME
BESTSELLING AUTHOR M.
ROBINSON
COVER MODEL MITCH
MCKERSIE
COVER DESIGN THE FINAL WRAP
RELEASE MAY 10TH
Synopsis
They say in order to find yourself you have to go home.
What if home was what you’re running from?
Where did that leave you?
Always on the other side of the fence.
Always looking in.
Always wishing you were someone you couldn’t be.
Until one day you meet her.
The one.
She was my high, but she was also…
 
My demise.

 

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Colors
blended together making it hard to focus on one thing. I blinked a few times
and just like that…
I
saw her face.
As
if she was standing right in front of me.
Smiling.
Happy.
Laughing.
My
whole world…
My
girl.
I
felt my lips curl up slightly at the vision as I reached out for her. Wanting
to touch her, needing to hold her, yearning to kiss her. Craving, God, craving
to fucking love her.
“I’m
sorry,” I murmured out loud to no one but the illusion of my drug-infested
mind. “I’m so fucking sorry,” I repeated repentantly, longing for her to
believe me.
Aching
for her to love me again like she used to.
I
don’t know how long I sat there, staring at her beautiful face before my eyes,
subconsciously rubbing the tattooed key that was placed over my heart. I
couldn’t take it anymore, and the desire won over the haze.
It
was too powerful.
It
was too vivid.
I
grabbed my phone. “Baby,” I said into the speaker. The ringing quickly
followed, going straight to voicemail. I hung up and tried again. “Baby,” I
urged with desperation in my tone.
Still
nothing.
I
tried again and again and again.
I
would try until the end of time if that’s what it took for her to answer.
To
talk to me.
To
save me.
To
crave me.
Time
just seemed to standstill, as my life slowly played out in front of me. Trying
to balance in between the light and the darkness when all I could see was gray.
“What?!”
she screamed into the phone, finally answering after I don’t know how many
failed attempts. “What the hell do you want now?”
“Mi
cielo.” I breathed a sigh of relief.
She ignored
my term of endearment. I hadn’t called her that in such a long time.
My
heaven.
“What
do you want, Austin? Why are you calling me? We’re over! I can’t do this
anymore!”  
I
shut my eyes and let my mind wonder, allowing it to go to another place in time
where she didn’t hate me.
“I
remember the first time I made you smile,” I chuckled, as if it had just
happened.
My
nerves were on fire. The mere sound of her breathing through the phone was too
intense for me. I licked my lips, my mouth suddenly dry.
“I
remember when you used to smile just for me. Do you remember, baby? Do you
remember what my love feels like?”
I
heard her faintly breathing.
“Do
you remember my hands on you? My lips? My tongue? The first time I made you
come with my mouth? Do you remember all the times since? Tell me I’m not
forgotten. Tell me you remember, baby.”
Silence.
“I
love you, Briggs. I love you so fucking much. You’re killing me, don’t you see
that? I’m dying without you.”
“No,
Austin. You were dying with me,” she rasped, knowing that it killed her to say
that.
“The
first time I saw your face, I thought to myself, damn, this beautiful girl is
goin’ to be the death of me. You were perfect in every way. I was a cocky son
of a bitch who needed you then, as much as I need you now.” 
More
silence.
“I
had a dream about you, baby. I always fucking dream about you. In my dream you
had a ring on your finger. A ring I put there. You belonged to me. Only mine.
Forever fucking mine. You were pregnant, Briggs. You looked so goddamn happy. I
saw light at the end of the tunnel for the first time in years.”
She
sniffled into the phone.
“I
made love to you. Slow, just the way you love. Taking my time to touch every
last inch of your body. Memorizing every last bit of you. Making you come until
you begged me to stop. I didn’t.”
“I
can’t—” she tried to interject, but I didn’t let up.
“I
kissed your stomach. Our baby. Letting my lips linger there, whispering sweet
lullabies, letting her know daddy will always be there. Baby, it was so real.
For a second I gave you the one thing you so desperately wanted, the one thing
I can’t give you.”
 

 

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Synopsis

A past taboo relationship brought Abbie Moretti’s dreams of an Olympic gold medal crashing to the ground. With a fresh start, her thoughts are no longer consumed by gymnastics and the future she’ll never have.

Emancipation has released Jude Winters from his past, freeing him to go after his dreams. Marlowe, the pop punk band he’s in is taking off and now he’s determined to get the girl.

A major event will change their lives forever. Are Abbie and Jude strong enough to make it through and be free of their demons? Or will the weight of it all be their undoing?

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This is the 3rd book of the Marlowe series. If you haven’t read any of the books in this series, you are definitely missing out on a fantastic series!

Jude and Abbie have seemed to be the quiet ones of this series but both really have a lot going on inside that has been difficult to open up about with their friends. Both have felt a connection to each other ever since meeting 6 months prior and are ready to take their relationship to the next level. But with trust issues and secrets still being kept, can these two make it work,even at their young ages?

Both Jude and Abbie are wise beyond their years and have faced a lot of issues teenagers don’t usually deal with. It is heartbreaking at times thinking of the struggles they have had but I think it makes their triumphs that much sweeter. Jude and Abbie make such a cute couple and are devoted to each other and encourage the other’s successes in life. I loved being able to see the other characters/couples from previous books and look forward to Jax’s story! Alexandria has done a wonderful job with this series and continues to grow as an author with each book she publishes. I can’t wait for the next book in this series!

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Mr. Perfect
J.A. Huss
Publication date: April 27th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance

Wanting the perfect man doesn’t make me crazy. I just know what I like.

A powerful billionaire in a suit wasn’t even my first choice. Mcallister Stonewall was never on my radar, I didn’t even know he existed.

But I do now.

His hands are all over me at work. The heat of his chest pressing against my bare back as he bends me over the desk is the only thing on my mind.

He is my most forbidden desires unleashed. He is my new secret obsession. He is my Mr. Perfect.

Until the moment I realize… There’s no such thing as perfect.

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JA Huss is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty romances. She likes stories about family, loyalty, and extraordinary characters who struggle with basic human emotions while dealing with bigger than life problems. JA loves writing heroes who make you swoon, heroines who makes you jealous, and the perfect Happily Ever After ending.

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