Tuesday, May 20, 2014

After This Night by Lauren Blakely Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway


About AFTER THIS NIGHT:

This is the conclusion of Julia and Clay's story that began in the New York Times Bestseller Night After Night.

"Why do you like me tied up sometimes?"
"Because the way I feel for you is so out of control that this is one way for me to feel in control again."
Their world was passion, pleasure and secrets.

Far too many secrets. But Clay Nichols can't get Julia Bell out of his mind. He's so drawn to her, and to the nights they shared, that he can't focus on work or business. Only her. And she's pissing him off with her hot and cold act. She has her reasons though-she's trying to stay one step ahead of the trouble that's been chasing her for months now, thanks to the criminal world her ex dragged her into. If only she can get out of this mess, then maybe she can invite the man who ignites her back in her life, so she can have him-heart, mind and body.

He won't take less than all of her, and the full truth too. When he runs into her again at her sister's wedding, they have a second chance but she'll have to let him all the way in. And they'll learn just how much more there is to the intense sexual chemistry they share, and whether love can carry them well past the danger of her past and into a new future, after this night...

Please note: This book is intended for 18+ due to dirty talk, light bondage, and lots of sexy scenes.

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AFTER THIS NIGHT EXCERPT:

Then he saw a new email land in his inbox. From her. The subject line gave nothing away: Hi. But Pavlovian response kicked in, and he opened it before he could think. Because seeing her name still felt like a damn good thing, still held the promise of a sexy note, a naughty line, or a sweet nothing. But more than any of those options, it held the promise of her.

from: purplesnowglobe@gmail.com
to: cnichols@gmail.com
date: April 25, 4:08 AM
subject: Hi

Clay,

Hi. I’m lying awake in bed thinking of last night. How only 24 hours ago you were here with me. How much better it was to sleep with your arms around me, all safe and warm and snug. How much I would love to have you here again. But I know that won’t happen. And I understand. I truly understand. If I were you, I would hate me too. If I were you, I’d be suspicious as hell. And I probably wouldn’t trust me either. So I get 100 percent where you’re coming from and I wish there were another way. I want you in my life so badly that I can feel this ache where you’re supposed to be. But I know I can’t have you, and I’m sorry I can’t be open right now. You deserve more than this. More than me. All I will say is this sucks, and if I could turn back time and do certain things over there’s a lot I would change.

But I wouldn’t change a second with you.

Wow. I just re-read my note. I think that’s the mushiest I’ve ever been with anyone. Damn, you did a number on me, and I’ve got it bad for you. I’m hitting send while I still have the guts in me to do so, even though I will probably regret it. Except this is all true.

Xoxo
Julia

He dropped his head in his hand, and cursed. A wave of frustration and longing rolled through him, and he knew he should turn the damn phone off and ignore her. But this woman, she was under his skin. He hated lies but he’d be lying to himself if he pretended he’d forgotten her in a day.

from: cnichols@gmail.com
to: purplesnowglobe@gmail.com
date: April 25, 7:12 AM
subject: Hi

I don’t hate you. The farthest thing from it.

He hit send before the regret washed over him, as it eventually would, he was sure.

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 About Lauren Blakely:
Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. Her novels include Caught Up In Us, Pretending He’s Mine, Playing With Her Heart, and Trophy Husband. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.
Links:
Website: http://www.laurenblakely.com/
Blog: http://laurenblakelybooks.blogspot.com/
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Georgette’s Review:
I was honored to receive an ARC of this series for an honest review.
I’ve been reading Lauren Blakely for a while now so to be able to review her…well, it’s an honor!
Clay and Julia have a wonderful relationship…if only Julia would let Clay in on her secrets.  In the third book in this series, we finally see the conclusion to all of the turmoil these two have been through.  We also find Julia finally allowing Clay in on her troubles and allowing him to help her.  However, Julia winds up feeling betrayed by Clay’s actions and wonders if she can really trust him afterall.
This book brings us a lot of heat, so be prepared!! Lots of heat in this entire series as a matter of fact.
I really enjoyed Clay and Julia and hope that you will too!!
I’m giving this book 4.25 stars and recommend that everyone give it a try!! The sex alone will have you changing your panties after every page!!!

Thank you again Lauren for the pleasure to read this series!!



Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Cover Reveal - Redeemed Love - MS Brannon

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“Who am I? For all intents and purposes, I am the nice guy; the loyal brother and decent citizen. I am quiet and non-confrontational. I am the brother nobody worries about and can always depend upon. To my family, I am the good one. However, that’s only what they see on the outside.” ~ Jeremy Evans

Outwardly, Jeremy Evans is a typical guy, the calmest of the Evans brothers. He’s obsessed with cars, enjoys the company of beautiful women, and is devoted to his family. Inwardly, however, Jeremy is a ticking time bomb. Torn between what’s right versus what’s wrong. When the attempted rape on Darcie occurs, Jeremy finally loses the battle within himself. The pure hatred for Sulfur Heights consumes him and escape is all he thinks about.

One year later, he is secretly engrossed by the drug-infested underworld. Jeremy’s double life leads him on dark and sinister paths of drugs, violence, and rage. The Evans family is destroyed after Presley’s murder and consequently, Jeremy’s arrest. He’s sent to prison where he’s forced to survive with the mistakes he’s made on his conscience. However, only one thought lingers. It consumes the years he spends locked in a cell. Retribution.

Cami Ryker used to have a picture perfect life. She was loved by her family and happy with her life until her brother’s sudden death tore her family apart. Cami is forced to care for her ailing mother and assume the responsibilities of a normal adult. However, when the bills are paid and her mother is tucked away for the night, Cami likes to cloud her mind in order to escape her daily struggles. Late one night, a stranger trolling the streets rescues her in a dark alley. The mysterious stranger will become one of the most important people in her life until the day he’s sent to prison.

Four years later, Jeremy is released and seeking redemption for his mistakes, but the betrayal is still thriving amongst the Evans family. Will Jeremy finally find the solace within to gain the forgiveness from his family that he desperately craves? And is it possible for Jeremy to save those he loves and exonerate himself in the process?

**Mature Content Warning** 17+ for language and sexual content**

About the Author7103293M.S. Brannon was born and raised in the Midwest. She still resides there today with her wonderful husband and son. When she is not writing or reading, M.S. Brannon spends time with her family, watching movies, and discovering new music. She writes romance because she believes love and heartache is the rawest emotion one can experience.

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Perfectly Damaged by EL Montes Reviews and Giveaways

Along with E.L. Montes, we are very excited to share with you her new release "Perfectly Damaged". Make sure to watch the TRAILER, check out the TEASERS & enter the GIVEAWAY for Amazon Gift Cards below!

 

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Author: E.L. Montes
Book Title: Perfectly Damaged
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Stand-alone Novel

Schizoaffective disorder: a mental illness in which a person experiences a combination of mood disorder and schizophrenia symptoms.

I know about this illness—very well—because I suffer from it. It’s been four years since my diagnosis, and ever since, I’ve been living in a dark hole. Voices constantly invading my thoughts. Hallucinations. All of which force me to question if what I’m experiencing is even reality.
But here I am, still hanging on, still breathing and living through it.
That is, until he stumbled into my life. Logan Reed. I don’t want any part of him. I’ve pushed him away, but he isn’t easily deterred. I’ve told him I’m different, but he doesn’t care. He’s trying to slowly break me down. I’m trying just as hard not to let him. He doesn’t know how truly damaged I am; what will happen when he does?
I know the truth—he’ll never be able to look at me the same way again. Just like everybody else.


T     here with my review for Perfectly Damaged by E.L. Montes

Buttercup did it again to me!!!!! 5 stars

“No one is normal or perfect like that house you see across the street. Everyone suffers from their own struggles whether they’re big or small. There’s no such thing as having flawless life.”


This book will have you crying, smiling, laughing and so much more. Emmy was able to take you inside of a young girl’s brain and daily life that suffers from schizoaffective. This mental disease that is more common then we realize. To read what it is that Jenna must got through on an everyday bases is heart wrenching to say the least. Knowing that her closes best friend the one that has helped her from the beginning of all of this is no longer there now. She must somehow try to push forward. With the help of her new found friend Charlie (LOVE HER) she is able to make stride in her daily life.
Her home front is somewhat of the normal when you have one parent that will do anything for you and another that could careless for you. With her every day struggles Jenna can no longer attend school like she wishes. Secretly wanting to further her education in helping people that are just like her. She takes out her paintings that she hid after the death of her sister because she was told that she need to start again to help her through this. Standing there looking at the last picture she started she breaks down. All the heartache the memories come flying back in. How she is going to be alone in this world because nobody is willing to stand by her side and help her through the tough times when they hit.

“if only I could peel the top layers of my skin and continue to peel back each layer until there were nothing left beneath the scorching shower but my heart, still beating despite being ripped apart. “

Enter Logan….he also has been hit hard with tough times. The death of his best friend who went through depression has him going through his battles in the head. Spotting Jenna crying he goes to help her without understanding why. Logan doesn’t do the whole let’s get attached live happily ever after. Oh no we keep it moving. So why is he drawn to her? Why is she the one that he thinks about all day and night? Why is she the one that he wants to spend every waking minute with? When she flat out tells him no they can’t be together. He does not expect it. Not until she tells him why. Is Logan strong enough to handle what it is that Jenna has been hiding from him? Can he truly move forward and be with her like his heart wants to.  Knowing about her and her mental state. Is Logan strong enough for the both of them? Or was their love for one another damaged from the start?


How can you not fall in love with these characters! Jenna even with her schizoaffective she is determined to do for herself. She doesn’t hold her tongue for no one because she knows that she has to fight for herself. Charlie you have to love her for her take no shit attitude. Her RPD!!!!!!!  Not only will she dish it out she will take. Headstrong opinionated woman at 4’11. Then there is Logan. What is not to love about this hard working man who lives life every day to the fullest.  Because he knows that there may not be a tomorrow. Just your average young bachelor looking for a good time.  With all these personalities being thrown at you this book will keep you seated to the very end. So grab that wine or coffee and don’t forget the tissues. And please enjoy a book that will leave your heart perfectly damaged for Jenna & Logan.

G’s review of Perfectly Damaged by EL Montes

I received an ARC for an honest review….and honestly, I don’t know how to rate this book…can  you go over 5++++++ stars??  This book was AMAZING!!!! I fell in love so deep with these characters.  They left a mark on my soul!
This was not something I was expecting from EL Montes.  After the Disastrous series, I was a HUGE fan of hers, and she knows it!! 
Reading Perfectly Damaged only took me hours to read, I could NOT put the book down, nor did I want to!!  The story she tells here about a girl who has some serious problems and a boy who doesn’t care about those problems is amazing!
She told a story about a girl with Schizoaffective Disorder.  A subject that should never be taken lightly.  A disorder that is often misdiagnosed and not treated properly.  The way her family treats her, mainly her mother, is a bit disconcerting.  She treats her as if she were a leper instead of having a mental disorder.  Jenna had one person in her life who never treated her as if she were different but one day, tragedy struck and she no longer had that one person who understood.  Instead, her sister’s best friend, Charlie, stepped up to the plate.  She treated Jenna like there was nothing wrong.  Didn’t let her mope or get down, always pushed her to go out of the norm.  I adore Jenna’s character.  My heart breaks for her but she’s much stronger than she makes herself out to be.  She’s been put down by her mother for so long, she doesn’t see the positive in herself.  But with Logan’s love and support, she will see that she deserves all that he is and more!
I loved Charlie…that definitely would have been me, doing so much of what Charlie did for Jenna.  Charlie is a crazy chick! I love that she supports Jenna so fiercely.  A friendship like that is not one you find very often.
Now, you have a boy, Logan, who is a major playboy and doesn’t want any kind of commitment in his life.  Until the day he sees Jenna for the first time.  Something inside Logan changes and he can’t get Jenna off his mind.  He is always willing to help her, no matter what the circumstances are.  He’s the truest gentleman when it comes to Jenna.  Logan’s friends are a hoot. 
I loved Santino and his banter!! The way Jenna called him out on his “fake Spanish” was hysterical!! 
Bryson, I adored his character!! He needs to get rid of the “Mega Bitch” and he’ll be even better!
The part of the story that really broke my heart was when Jenna finally remembered what happened to her sister.  OMG!!! Heart Frecking Wrenching!!! Logan’s support of Jenna when she remembered everything was nothing short of amazing!! Have LOTS of tissues for this part!!! I’m warning you!!
Again, this book was simply amazing!! I highly recommend this to the readers!! You will laugh, cry, get pissed…all of it!! 
Please, go out and get this book!! You will not put it down once you start!!
I cannot wait for more from EL Montes!!! #IloveyouEmmy  

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Flame by Clarissa Wild Release Day and Review!!


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Flame (Fierce #2)
Clarissa Wild

Synopsis:
When geeky book nerd Autumn Blakewood falls for the cocky, confident fighter Hunter Bane she knows she’s in for life. Their undeniable connection, fueled by the desire to protect, grows stronger every passing second. However, the need to feel cherished threatens her college graduation, family bonds, and future, tearing her apart, but she won’t give up on Hunter so easily …

After he was abandoned by his family, Hunter Bane struggles to cope with daily life. Having a learning disability turns every task into a challenge. With his brother now free, Hunter feels the pressure to succeed and take care of the people he loves, forcing him to choose between college and a job. Hunter’s devotion to Autumn keeps him on the right path. His infatuation with her turns lust into passion, drawing out his alpha tendencies. But with affection comes admission, putting a strain on their relationship as secrets are exposed and unforeseen circumstances spiral out of control.

Being complete opposites, their love is flaming hot, but it burns away all inhibitions, unveiling the fears that were locked deep inside. As past and present collide, difficult choices must be made. Can Autumn and Hunter’s love survive this ultimate test?


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Georgette’s Review:

I loved the first book, Fierce, of this series.  I was excited when I got the opportunity to read both 1.5 Fury and finally this last book, Flames.

I love the characters of Autumn and Hunter.  I love the support they have for each other.  How it doesn’t matter that Hunter has disabilities, Autumn wants and loves him any way!  

Bringing Jesse into the mix doesn’t change the dynamic between Leafy and Hunter; it only makes them stronger and better.

There are more obstacles for these two to face and most come from Hunter’s inability to accept things for what they are and overthink things.  He doesn’t believe all the time that Autumn loves and accepts him no matter what.

No matter what, they learn to work through all the things that keep threatening to tear them apart.

I was very disappointed in Autumn’s father but he grew on me and I became more understanding of why he was the way he was.  I adored her mother as she was a strong woman, no matter her circumstance!

Eden finally found someone to love and stuck up for herself to her parents, that was refreshing!

Overall, this was a really good book! I highly enjoyed it and do recommend this series to everyone! I’m giving this book 4 stars and I can’t wait to see what else this author has in store for us in the future!

 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Georgette's Weekly Reviews 04-24 to 05-07

Hello everyone!! Georgette here!

Sorry it’s been two weeks since my last post, I got very sick coming after getting back from the Cleveland Author Event.
How was the event you ask?? CRAZY!!!! WOW!!! I felt like I couldn’t breathe! Too many people in such a small place! But I did enjoy myself. Got to see some pretty amazing women who I adore! You know who you are!

So, with traveling and getting as sick as I did, I didn’t get too much reading done.  I guess as you will see below, I was kind of on a novella kick!  Please don’t get thrown by my ratings for some of the novellas, I never rate a novella over 3.5 stars, I just can’t see giving the same ratings for a short story as I do for a full length novel.  Now, when the authors publish all the novellas into one book, then I can and will rate it on a normal 5 scale rating system.

Well, below are my reads for the two weeks, I hope you enjoy my reviews!!



Phenomenal X – Michelle Valentine
Xavier, Xavier, Xavier….OMG!!!!
I loved this book!! Michelle veered off course with this one and really knocked us out with a fabulous story! Little innocent Anna Cortez didn’t know what she was getting into the moment she locked eyes with a sexy stranger on a flight!  X’s straight forwardness is something Anna is not used to.  She doesn’t know how to take this sexy man who has deemed her his friend and vows to keep things strictly friendly between them.  But as we all know, staying friends with someone you are extremely attracted to just doesn’t work!  When these two eventually give in to their wants and needs, things get very explosive…HOT HOT HOT!!!  Xavier becomes more protective and possessive over Anna than he originally was.  Watch out anyone who thinks they can mess with this duo, X is not the person to get angry!
I highly recommend this book to the readers!! Please go out and get it!! And Michelle, darling, please HURRY UP with the next book!!! Yes people, there is a cliffhanger, beware!!!
5 stars for this amazing story!!


Fragile Bonds – Sloan Johnson
Ok, so I started this one immediately after finishing the last one…mistake #1
Then, I was at the Cleveland Author Event for the weekend with family…mistake #2
I didn’t get to finish this one until I got back from Cleveland and was home sick for almost an entire week…mistake #3
When I first started reading this and the name Xavier popped up I was scared to read it!! I just finished a book with an amazing Xavier character and didn’t want to compare the two.  Well, luckily for me, the second Xavier was another amazing character and I was definitely able to tell the difference between the two!!
Talk about an emotional journey…Oh my!!! I had NO IDEA what I was in store for here!! You think I said that Michelle veered off course…well Sloan did a total 180 with this story!! Completely different from anything she has previously published.  And that chance she took to change….A-FREAKING-MAZING!!!! Blew my mind!!
Melanie’s ability to put her feelings aside and do the job she was hired for was above and beyond! She was such a strong female with great values that I was simply in awe of her.  Her ability to love the entire Ross family despite her history was breathtaking.  I don’t think I’d ever be able to do what Melanie did!
Alyssa was also an amazing female character and I cried desperately for her.  An amazing mother and wonderful wife whose path in life would lead her away from the family she loved so dearly, how could you not cry??  And then, to entrust her family into the hands of the woman she never lived up to be…whew…I could NOT do it!!
I’m getting even more emotional just trying to write this review!
I’m telling you people, you NEED to read this book!!
5++++ emotionally draining stars!! Go get it!! Enjoy it!! And most importantly, learn to embrace life and all that it brings as you never know when something will get in the way of your hopes and dreams!


Take Me for Granted – KA Linde
You all know I’m a big KA Linde fan.  I adore her! This new series of hers is a fantastic one! The dual POV’s really get you into what each character is thinking, something new to KA Linde’s writing. It’s refreshing.
Grant is a no good manwhore, Aribel is a straight laced good girl.  When their worlds collide, the chemistry is off the charts.
I really enjoyed this book and definitely recommend the read.
4 stars to the amazing KA! Can’t wait for the next book!


First Night – Lauren Blakely
Another one of my favorite authors!! I had a great two weeks of loving them!!
This is a sexy, hot, fun novella.  It introduces us to Clay and Julia.  Talk about deep sexual chemistry…well these two blow the charts off of that one!!
Great introduction into the series!!
3.25 stars for this novella!!


Night After Night – Lauren Blakely
This is the full length novel of Clay and Julia. 
This is a very sexually charged book! As I said before, their chemistry is off the charts wild!
But Julia can’t have everything she wants…she’s stuck in a situation that she should have never been in in the first place.  She won’t let anyone in on this secret and it causes tension in her relationship with Clay.
Clay will do anything for Julia but she just can’t see that.
Will Julia eventually let Clay in?? 
If you are looking for a sexy, hot thriller, then I definitely recommend this one! I cannot wait for the next book!!
4 stars!! Go and get it!


Chase – Cassia Leo

I bought this book a very long time ago and finally decided to give it a read.  I’m glad I waited to read it as I wasn’t as thrilled with this book as I have been with much more of Cassia’s works.  To me, the conclusion of this story was too realistic, even for a fictional book. 
I did enjoy Chase but I did not like the way Larissa was treated and affected in this story.
I’m going to give this book 2.5 stars…which is really low for me to give any book.


Luke – Cassia Leo
This is another of Cassia’s books I bought a long time ago and waited to read.  After the disappointment I had in reading Chase, I really was hoping for some redemption to an author I adore…and she gave it to me!! Whew!
I really enjoyed Luke and Brina. 
Brina’s original role in Luke’s life does not happen the way she intended it to. 
Luke was aware of Brina’s plans all along but had hope that she wouldn’t turn her back on him.
Give this one a try and enjoy the emotional journey you are brought on by these two characters!
I gave this book 3.5 stars…much better than the last one!!


Knox Volume 1 – Cassia Leo
Yes, I was kind of on a Cassia train last week…catching up on all of these series...well, at least trying to!
Knox Savage, sexy security owner, meets Rebecca Veneta, escaped mob daughter.  Meet intense sexual chemistry!
Knox is sent to get Becky and she will not go down without a fight.  But that fight turns into matters of sexual nature instead of matters of life and death. 
I enjoyed this novella.  I’m glad I decided to keep going after the previous books!
3.5 stars for this novella!!

Knox Volume 2 – Cassia Leo
Things get more intense between Knox and Rebecca in this second installment.  We learn more about the past of Knox and Rebecca also.  We learn that Knox is exactly who Rebecca thought he was. 
This second installment is another sexually charged one…keep lots of clean panties around reading this series!
3.25 stars for this novella


Know Volume 3 – Cassia Leo
The third installment of this series is making this it more and more intense!! Knox and Rebecca have an incredible relationship that is put through the test.  In this book, we get to finally meet Rebecca’s father, John, the mob boss.  But the circumstances around meeting him are not what you expected.  They are on a mission to save Rebecca…will they get there on time, or will they be too late?  Will everyone survive this battle?  Stay tuned to find out.
3.5 stars for this novella and I cannot wait until the next book comes out!!


The Proposition 4 – HM Ward
If you thought you were going to get answers as to what is happening with Brian in this book…well, just read and see!! HA!
Another great installment of this series from HM Ward!! But again, leaves us on the edge of our seats waiting for the next one to find out the answers to all of our questions!! UGH!!!
3.5 stars for this installment.  Please hurry with the next one!!




Well, that’s all for now folks!! I’m currently reading Flame (Fierce #2) by Clarissa Wild…then I’m getting into the third installment of Lauren Blakely’s Seductive Nights! 


Happy reading! And Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Mom’s out there and to the Dads who have to play the roles of both mom and dad!!

With all my love!
Georgette



Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Temptation of Lila and Ethan by Jessica Sorensen Paperback Release



THE TEMPTATION OF LILA AND ETHAN 
by Jessica Sorensen 
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On the surface, Lila Summers is flawless: good looks, expensive clothes, and a big, beautiful smile. But a dark past and even darker secrets are threatening to bubble over her perfect fa├žade. She'll do anything to keep the emptiness inside hidden—which leads her into situations that always end badly. Whenever she hits bottom, there's only one person who's there to pull her out: Ethan Gregory.

Ethan set the rules a long time ago: he and Lila are just friends. He doesn't do relationships. Although his tattooed, bad boy exterior is a far cry from Lila's pretty princess image, Ethan can't deny they have a deeper connection than he's used to. If he's not careful, he could be in serious danger of becoming attached-and he's learned the hard way that attachment only leads to heartbreak.

When Lila falls farther than she ever has before, can Ethan continue to help as a friend? Or is he also getting close to falling . . . for her?

About Jessica Sorensen:
Jessica Sorensen is a #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives with her husband and three kids in Idaho. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.

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Georgette’s Review:
I waited a long time to finally read this book and I don't know why I waited!

I loved Ethan and Lila!

Two toured souls destined to be together.

Their secrets were farther than what either of them expected. They both used some if the same tactics to deal with the emotion building inside themselves.

I loved watching them trying to break free of their demons and learning more about themselves than they ever would have.

I'm giving this book 4.5 stars. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I have!

Excerpt:

“Why do you think it’s so hard to be alone?” Lila asks, struggling to keep her eyes open as she gazes out at the night sky through the cab window.
I’m turned sideways in the seat, with my knee up, so I’m facing her, even though she won’t look at me. I lost count of how many shots we had hours ago and I can barely comprehend how we got to a cab—stumbling, laughing, as she rubbed her hand up the front of my jeans. No, that can’t be right, can it?
“I think being alone is fan-fucking-tastic. . . well, maybe . . .sometimes . . .” I mumble, draping my arm on the back of the seat. I stare at her for a moment, taking in her bare skin in the moonlight. I want to touch it. Lick it. Even bite it.
I’m bursting with sexual energy and I channel it to my foot on the floor, bouncing my knee. There’s something different about tonight, something out of the ordinary, this strange need
to keep getting closer to Lila. It could be the alcohol. Or it could be something else, but there’s no way my tequila-soaked mind is going to reach any sort of answer.
Lila turns her head toward me, her pupils wide and shiny. “Why are you staring at me like that?”
I keep tapping my foot on the floor, trying to think of a better answer than the first one that pops into my head, but I can’t find one. “Because I’m thinking about you.”
She glances at the cab driver, a thirtyish guy wearing a baseball cap, and then her gaze lands back on me. She sucks her lip into her teeth and I have to bounce my knee faster or I swear I’m going to fucking lose it. “Thinking what about me?” she asks, looking wary, interested, and exhausted.
Don’t say it . . . “I was thinking about what it would be like to lick you . . . or bite you . . . either one really.” It seems like I should regret it as soon as I say it, but regret is nowhere in my
reach at the moment.
Her breathing quickens and her voice comes out shockingly unsteady for someone who has sex so much. “Then do it.”
I blink, wondering if I heard her right through the massive amount of alcohol consuming my thoughts. “What?”
She holds my gaze steadily, even though she seems really nervous, her voice trembling. “Then bite me. Or lick me…whatever you want.”