~~Release Blast~~ After I Fall by Jessica Scott

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Her entire life has been a lie. Being with Eli is the most honest thing she’s ever done. 

Parker Hauser lives the perfect life and knows exactly where she’s been and where she’s going. Parker has to be perfect. Perfect grades, perfect body, perfect life. 

Until she meets Eli Winter. 

Eli throws her entire life into chaos when he denies her the one thing she wants from him. 

One chance encounter stokes her desire for the man who refused to touch her and left her questioning everything. 

When Parker tries to help his new business, the spotlight turns on Eli’s military record. And the war he’s tried to forget may  destroy them both.

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She is on her knees in front of me. It is the most erotic thing I’ve ever seen in my life.

There is trust in that simple gesture. I cup her chin, stroking my thumb over her bottom lip. I can’t look away. Her lips part, and I slide the tip in, just a little. Her mouth is soft and warm and wet. She closes around the edge of my thumb, sucking gently, so gently.

I ache in a way I haven’t ached in forever. This touch, this complete surrender to the feelings of erotic, sensual caress.

There is nothing about this that will end well. We are from two very different worlds. And no matter how much I pretend to walk in hers, I’m only visiting. Trying to get funding to keep my business open. Trying to make a difference.

Trying to pretend that the things I do still matter.

But this afternoon, when she walked away, I couldn’t let her go. I looked in her eyes and saw something there that called to me. That made me need to make her believe that she was touchable. That she was worth more than the people in her life had led her to believe.

And now she is on her knees in front of me. Waiting, unsure about what to do next. My brain may want her some other way, but my dick is perfectly happy to oblige her at the moment with just how she is.

I have lost control of this situation.

But then she reaches for my jeans, her palm sliding over my cock. She squeezes me, still sucking gently on my thumb. She traces the tip of her tongue over the edge as she pulls my belt open. Jesus, I’m a fucking goner.

The air is cool on my stomach as she pushes open my jeans. I can’t move even if I wanted to. I need to see this through. I need to do this right.

But I can’t fucking move. I can’t blink. I don’t want to forget a single moment of the erotic image of Parker on her knees in front of me.

She slides my erection out of my jeans, stroking me gently. Christ, I’m hard as fucking rock. It’s everything I can do not to guide her lips to me. To urge her to put that beautiful mouth around the tip of my cock.

I thought I didn’t want this? I fucking lied.

She drags her teeth over the edge of my thumb a moment before she releases me. I have nowhere to put my hands now.

I drop them by my sides. I am not in control here.

“Can I kiss you here?” she whispers, rubbing her thumb over the aching crown.

“Yes please.” The words are strangled. A plea. She has me under her complete control.

I am completely still as she moves closer. Rubs her lips over the tip. A soft, gentle caress. I’m ready to fucking beg.

And then she opens, tracing her tongue over the edge before sucking me gently, so gently into her mouth.

It’s heaven. Pure fucking heaven. Her touch is electric, like a thousand points of heat with every slide of her lips over my cock.

I close my eyes and fight the urge to move, to rock into her.

This…this is supposed to be for her but it’s not. Because I am a selfish bastard who is just like a thousand other guys who won’t turn down a beautiful woman on her knees.

I’m no saint.

But goddamn, Parker feels good. Touching me. Licking me. Sucking me. I am lost in her touch. Lost in the complete and total need to let her control this, let her take this wherever it will go.

She sucks me a little harder. A groan escapes me. My balls tighten, and I can’t fight the urge to rock into her. Just a little.

I reach for her then, urging her to let me go. To stand. And when she does, I pull her against me, harder than I probably should, and kiss her. I’m too far gone at the moment to do anything but kiss her. To drink from her. To take all of her inside me in that single gesture.

“I don’t want to come like this,” I whisper, nibbling on the edge of her meal.

“How then?”

“How do you want me?” A serious question. She needs to know that she’s controlling things here. She gets to say how far we go. If we even finish. “Because right now? I’d sell the fucking bar to get you to agree to let me do terrible, forbidden things to your body.”

“What are you waiting for?”

I smile and rock against her a little more. “Those five little words.”

And then she is on my sofa, her upper body braced on her palms. I capture her face in my palms and kiss her gently, lowering her until she is supported. Slowly, sipping on her lips. Savoring the taste of her. “Can I touch you here?” I slide my fingers down over the length of one of her arms. She makes a noise. “Say yes,” I whisper near her ear.

“Yes.”

“Can I touch you here?” I trace my fingertips over the edge of her ribs, just along the swell of her breast.

Her response is a huff against my lips. I smile. “Say yes.”

“Yes.”

I brush the back of my knuckles over the tight edge of one nipple. A shiver runs through her.

“Can I touch you here?” A slip of my fingers against her inner thigh.

She makes a sound. A whimper. Maybe a plea.

“I need you to say yes.” I manage to get the words out. Barely. They are somewhere between a whisper and growl. It takes everything I have to restrain myself but this…this isn’t for me. “Please say yes.”

I slip my finger a little closer, running it gently, barely there, over the seam of her body.

Waiting, intensely and painfully hard, for her response.

 

AUTHOR BIO

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Jessica Scott is an Iraq war veteran, an active duty army officer and the USA Today bestselling author of novels set in the heart of America’s Army. She is the mother of two daughters, three cats and three dogs, and wife to a retired NCO.
She is the bestselling author of the Homefront series and the Falling series, both about soldiers and veterans adjusting to life after returning from the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan. Her bestselling Falling series features soldiers integrating into life on college campuses.

She’s also written for the New York Times At War Blog, PBS Point of View Regarding War, and IAVA. She deployed to Iraq in 2009 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)/New Dawn and has had the honor of serving as a company commander at Fort Hood, Texas twice.

She’s holds phd in morality in Sociology with Duke University and she’s been featured as one of Esquire Magazine’s Americans of the Year for 2012.

Jessica is also an active member of the Military Writers Guild.

Her debut novel Because of You launched the return of Random House’s Loveswept digital imprint and launched the start of the ever popular contemporary military romance genre.

 

~~Release and Review Blast~~ Fire on Ice Series by Brenda Rothert

FIRE ON ICE series by Brenda Rothert

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❖ BOUND (Fire on Ice, #1)

College senior Kate Camden has learned to adapt – to her last year of school, to the promise of motherhood, to the fact that she’s doing it all alone. But just when she’s learned to adjust, heartache threatens to break her apart.

Pro hockey player Jason “Ryke” Ryker has it all: adoring fans, a promising career, and a beautiful wife. But when his seemingly perfect life is shaken by tragedy, he’s left questioning whether having it all is ever more than an illusion.

When circumstance brings Kate and Ryke together, they discover they don’t have to hurt alone. Bound by a grief that haunts them both, they must rely on one another to survive heartbreak. But that grief is more powerful than they realize, and the tie that binds them together may ultimately tear them apart.

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~Melena`s Review~

When I got this series I expected the usual sports romance but then again this is a Brenda Rothert book and it is not just your usual romance. From the beginning we see a young Kate Camden going through something a woman should never go through at her age. My heart broke for her seeing her filled with joy, happiness then a black shroud of grief cover her. Then we have Jason Ryker who is at the top of his career placed on the highest pedestal of fame, popularity and now toppled down in grief. Two people who share a common thing but are still lost. Brenda Rothert shows us that no matter how much we act strong and face the world we still need someone to lean on to. The way these two interact with each other and blossom to something they never expected happening again is what made this new book in a series by Brenda Rothert exciting for me. We see a whole new side of hockey, the athletes and the people that love them. Loved it and cannot wait for more of this series that is becoming a favorite.

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❖ CAPTIVE (Fire on Ice, #2)

Two years ago, Jason and Kate Ryker were brought together by grief and bound to one another by love. Now married, they’re confronting their fears together.

But heartbreak finds them again, and the ties that bind Kate and Ryke are tested as she struggles against fear and sadness. As a grief counselor, Kate understands all too well the pain of her clients. And while her husband’s career as an NHL forward is at an all-time high, he’s coping with the frustration of feeling powerless as his wife’s hopes slip away.

Kate’s unexpected journey sheds light on the fear that imprisons her, and reveals that she is the only one who can set herself free.

Buy Links:

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~Melena`s Review~

In one word for Captive by Brenda Rother is WOW. In the first book, Bound, we see two people who are hurting and in Captive we see these people learning to live the life they didn`t think was possible. I love Ryke not only because well he`s sexy as sin but he is also patient when it comes to Kate. These two have gone through so much and Ryke is just one of those men you wish you had with you right now. Kate is lucky but to her she feels like she is not the full woman he needs in his life. Brenda Rothert shows us two people who are at a point where they are ready to be a family but once again they are tested. This one was a huge favorite of mine for it showed us how far Kate has come making us see through the power of forgiveness, patience, trust and leaning on those we love is what makes us stronger than ever. Loved it.

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❖ EDGE (Fire on Ice, #3)

One bad hit has left the career of young NHL Center Luke Hudson in question. When he arrives for rehab with a minor league team, his injury has robbed him of the edge that made him great.

Team trainer Adella Price’s job is to help Luke get back in peak condition. But their one on one sessions shake her resolve to remain unattached. Dell is hands-off to all hockey players, even one as charming and successful as Luke.

As Luke starts to get ahold of his game again, he loses his grip on his heart. Helping Luke get his edge back brings to light what Dell is missing from her life. But those who want them apart are relentless, and with their careers on the line, Luke and Dell must decide if their love is worth risking it all.

Buy Links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00K1DWC2U

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~Melena`s Review~

Okay I have to say I love this series. The first two we saw a little bit of Luke and have to say I loved him even then in the previous books. Brenda Rothert shows us more about him and what he is searching for in his life. Dell is a young mother who feels the life she has always wanted is gone. Her whole life has always been about hockey and Luke is showing her that she can still have it all. It starts of as a love/hate relationship and it scares Dell for having all these feelings again in her life. Brenda Rothert shows us that no matter how much we try to deny the attraction love can still sweep in without us really expecting it. Luke is exactly what Dell needs in her life and readers the passion they have between them well grab some cold ice water for it will make you hot all over. I for one cannot wait for the next one in this series for Brenda Rothert`s Fire and Ice series is not just the sport hockey but a group of friends and family that come together with the women that complete them.

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❖ DRIVE (Fire on Ice, #4)

Years of training are about to pay off for hockey player Nikola Vereshkova. A call to play in the big league means he can finally come through for those who need him. His relocation to Chicago comes with built-in friends – and one gorgeous enemy who was less than impressed with him after their first encounter.

Sadie Alexander knows all about the drastic measures men will take just to get laid. She’s not only experienced it first-hand, but lived to tell about it in her online column, Sadie Says. And even though she’s a die-hard independent woman on the outside, the recent marriage of her best friend has her secretly feeling more alone than ever.

Getting close to a foul-mouthed Russian hockey heartthrob was the last thing Sadie expected. And the timing couldn’t be worse since she’s sworn off of men for a writing assignment. The line between love and hate is eroding, and Niko and Sadie find themselves in deeper than they ever expected. Could something that started out wrong end up being just right?

Buy Links:

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~Melena`s Review~

Book 4 in Brenda Rothert`s Fire on Ice series is going to make you laugh, swoon and just melt for this sexy Russian and Sadie. We have a young man, Nikola who is determined to make it big and show his family all the struggles they did were not wasted. Then we have Sadie who has never felt like she belonged any where even with her friends. Two people who are looking for something yet actually have a lot in common together. Brenda Rothert showed us a little bit about Sadie from being the adopted Aunt with Dell and her little boy, Kyler it was fun to see her well flustered when it came to this sexy Nikola. I loved seeing that Brenda Rothert didn`t make their romance easy and was funny to read about them together denying the chemistry. At first it was a love/hate relationship but even this hot hockey player has to work up on his game to thaw out Sadies heart. Brenda Rothert will pull you in every direction making you want more and anxious to see what else she has in store in her harem of sexy hockey players.

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❖ RELEASE (Fire on Ice, #5)

NHL player Orion Caldwell protects his own. He’s an enforcer to his core, but he was the one left defenseless when his longtime girlfriend broke his heart. Now he’s all about his game, but spending the offseason in his hometown forces him to confront painful issues –both old and new.

Samara Cross just wants to be invisible. After living a nightmare, she came back to her hometown seeking solace. But her quiet new life is upturned by the hot, charismatic hockey player who’s taken a sudden interest in her.

Orion and Samara find something unexpected in each other, but when the hockey offseason ends, so does their time together. They struggle with their separation, confronted by ghosts of the past and an uncertain future, discovering that sometimes the only way to hold on to something precious is to let go.

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AUTHOR BIO:

Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.

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Release Blast for FOREVER, ALABAMA by Susan Sands

Ben Laroux is a gorgeous and sexy complication she can’t afford, 

but also can’t resist.


FOREVER, ALABAMA
Alabama #3
Susan Sands
Releasing March 20th, 2017
Tule Publishing
Everybody loves local attorney and favorite son, Ben
Laroux.  Well, at least everybody of the female persuasion–until he meets
Sabine O’Connor. She loathes him and makes no secret of her feelings, even when
he pours on his famous charm hoping to thank her for helping his family. Ben
has never been told no, and if there’s one thing he’s never walked away from,
it’s a challenge.
Sabine hopes she’s finally found peace and safety in the small town of
Ministry. She’s changed her name to escape her painful past and her shameful
family secrets. Ben Laroux is a gorgeous and sexy complication she can’t
afford, but also can’t resist. However, when her past threatens to derail her
present and future, Ben might be the only man she can trust. 


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Susan
Sands
 began
writing on her fortieth birthday. Better than a hot young boyfriend or a red
convertible as mid-life crises go. Her first Southern women’s fiction
title, Again, Alabama, was published a mere eight years later, with
the second, Love, Alabama, and her latest, Forever, Alabama,
following closely behind. Growing up in a small town in Louisiana, Susan’s
passion for reading sparked her interest in writing. She now creates stories
about the quirky characters and fascinating relationships that are uniquely
Southern.
Susan
holds a degree in elementary education, and has lived in the Johns
Creek/Alpharetta suburb of Atlanta with her husband and three children for over
twenty years.
 

She fought the urge like mad to scoot closer to her potential client and find out what lay beneath those blue plaid boxers. Her good sense and professionalism warred with her very long-ignored womanly needs.
“Are you having sexy thoughts about me?” Ben asked, breaking into her sexy thoughts. Because his sexy had returned.
“Huh? Of course—not.” Her eyes were unfocused.
“You are. You want to sit on my lap again,” he accused.
“That—wouldn’t be wise.” But God, it would feel so good.
“Stop it! I’m asking for help, here, and you want to climb the tower of Ben.”
“Okay, this isn’t headed anywhere good,” Sabine said.
“Make you a deal.” He appeared deadly serious.
“I’m listening.”
“You stay here tonight—” He held up a hand to stop her shocked protest. “Listen. I’m suggesting I sleep off my beers, make a call to my buddy to have your car cleaned, and we discuss plans for my therapy. And I’ll make eggs in the morning. If you still look at me like that after I’ve sobered up, then, I’ll have no choice but to kiss you again.”
She couldn’t really see a flaw in his plan. Certainly, there were many, but right now, she was seriously charmed by a stinky, post-vomitous guy with a great house. “Um. I’m not sure that’s wise.”
“Why?”
“Because I’m a little distracted by your sitting there in your underwear.”
His eyes changed, the atmosphere between them became charged. “I knew it.”
“Go take a shower and brush your teeth.”
Both laughed at that. Sabine had no idea where this might lead, but either way, she was certain it was a bad idea. Bad.

Blush for Me: A Fusion Novel Kindle Edition by Kristen Proby

Blush for Me: A Fusion Novel Kindle Edition by Kristen Proby
320 pages
Ebooks and Print

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I hate flying. People say it is safer than being on the road but they are so wrong. Going to Napa Valley is supposed to be a time to explore the wine tours there and get some ideas for my restaurant, Seduction. I expected to have fun and get some alcohol time never expected for a man like Ryan “Mac” MacKenzie to calm me in a way no man has ever done before in my life. Seduction has been my life and I have no room for men especially one who is hot, sexy and caring like Mac. For the first time he is making me want more than my work and it scares the shit out of me. The last time I let a man in my life it made me crazy and so stupid. Being with Mac though he makes me want to be better and well have a life of happily ever after like my friends have with their guys. I`m a brainiac at heart, tattooed up in the arms bartender and on the side psychologist yet with Mac I am just me, Kat Meyers just looking for love. Can I be the woman he needs or will he be like the other men in my life breaking my heart?

I have flown many times to these wine tours but this one is exciting. I never imagined being seated to a woman like Katrina Meyers. My brother, Chase, calls me a wham bam leave em kind of a guy but when it comes to Kat she is proving to be something I have never experienced. One kiss from her is not enough and being inside her makes me want more than just this sexcation she is calling in the Napa Valley. I know we have something special going and knowing she lives in the same city where I work and live is mind boggling. She is close to me yet I know she is not ready for something more which I want. Kat is not the only woman right now making me crazy there is also my mother. I have no idea why the two women I love is giving me trouble but I am determined to protect them above everything else. The more I am with Kat I know she is the woman for me only problem is to convince my naughty bartender how right we are together.

I so love the Fusion series and reading about all the girls from the Seduction restaurant is a treat. Not only do we see a glimpse of their lives but the men who complete them are hot. We have Katrina Meyers who like the other women of this series is a workaholic. Her whole life is centered on the restaurant and the one time she gets away her life is turned upside down by sexy Mac. This guy has the power to make her want more than working behind the bar. Kristen Proby just blows me away with each book in this series and now reading about Mac is just a great addition in Kat`s life. I loved how Mac is making Kat see that she doesn`t have to pretend to be something she is not just to be herself was awesome in this book. The chemistry they have is hotter than ever in each chapter and seeing how much they actually have in common just makes this romance story beautiful. Kristen Proby not only just makes the book about the two characters but we see the others in her previous books and how far they have come along. Cannot wait to see what Kristen Proby will do with Mia and Riley`s story next.

Cheater (Curious Liaisons Book 1) by Rachel Van Dyken

Cheater (Curious Liaisons Book 1) by Rachel Van Dyken
320 pages
Ebook

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My name is Lucas Thorn and I am a Cheater. Isn`t that what people say at one of those AA groups except for Cheaters. You see I wasn`t born like this life made me do this. Okay I am going too far but I had something that was worth in my life and now that person hates me. There has only been one woman in my life who I would change forever but I am so far into my life she thinks I have no chance at redemption. Avery Black is possibly the most annoying, confusing and sexiest woman I have ever encountered but she was not like that all the time. I ruined her and she ruined me. In a way we are perfect for each other but she hates my guts. I know her seeing this life I have created is not helping me get her back in my life but I still want her. It started off as a work relationship but now because of her we are in deep together something I didn`t see coming considering she hates me. Yet now that she has muddled her way into my life I want a future with her. Can I convince her how right we are and that even Cheaters like me deserve a chance to redeem himself?

He has to have some type of disease. No way can a man like him who crazy as it sounds has a woman every night of the week be disease free. I mean yeah Lucas Thorn is hot, sexy, annoying as hell yet God must favor him. I mean he is walking sex on a stick not my stick though but six other girls because even a man like him must have a rest day on Sundays. I just don`t get how the Lucas Thorn I knew back then could have changed so much into this type of man, a Cheater. I always imagined this scenario of meeting him again in so many ways but this one scenario takes the cake. I am trying to be good and be on my own but when the chance to make it big happens to be the same place where he`s at well there is only so much I can do to be good. He is a Cheater and I am trouble but somehow in a bizarre way we fit together. I know everybody deserves a second chance but can this new Lucas Thorn be redeemed to the man I used to know who made me laugh, be my friend and make me love him all over again?

Rachel Van Dyken you rock!! I have to say I love how she can be imaginative, talented and oh so funny when it comes to her men. Lucas Thorn is a man who by all counts knows he is spiraling to a dark path in his life but enjoys it whenever he can. Avery Black is the perfect woman to kick him back in the ass and be the man he is really destined to be. Together these two are hilarious and in some ways is like a modern Ricky Ricardo and Lucy with the way they interact in this book. I laughed all the way when they are together and there is food involved lol. Rachel Van Dyken shows us that there is more to just being a cheater and Lucas Thorn is one hot bad boy who has a lot of regrets, shame and just full of sexiness he needs to come to grips with before he looses his only chance at love. I loved it cannot wait to see what Rachel has in store for his best friend, Thatch.

Bound (Fire on Ice Book 1) by Brenda Rothert

Bound (Fire on Ice Book 1) by Brenda Rothert
243 pages
Ebook

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I imagined a lot of things for my life but being a mother at 21 years old was not one of them. I had big plans to be somebody but as soon as I heard my baby`s heartbeat I knew nothing can take away my happiness. At least I thought so until my world came crashing down. Everybody says I was too young, not ready to be a mother and the worst of all were the ones who said GOD had a reason for it happening. I know in the beginning I was scared but the more I thought of it I was excited. Knowing there are others ought there who is going through some type of grief is helping me. Going to counseling was my moms idea to cope but meeting Jason Ryker was not one of them. His own grief is what brings us together but there is so much more of him I didn`t expect. As a hockey player he is hitting it big time and why he is wanting to be friends with me is beyond me. I am a Plain Jane still grieving over what could have been and he is a sexy hockey player who can have any woman he wants but he wants me. They say things happen for reason and I am wondering if he is my reason to live again.

Maggie was my everything I wanted in a woman or so I thought. She knew life as a hockey players wife will be hard but hockey is my life. Knowing that she is not here to see how far I am coming in my career should make me sad but there is something else. Going to counseling I heard all the I’m so sorry or you still have a lot to be thankful but they don`t mean it. That was until I met Kate. I know coming to these group meetings are embarrassing and sometimes reopening the wounds is hard but I feel something for her. It has been 2 years since Maggie and Kate is making me feel alive again. Everybody see`s me as just another jock, a man who can have any woman he wants going through sex-a-thons at my age except Kate. She see`s the real Jason Ryker and it scares me. Somehow she is coming to mean more to me and though the loss of our loved ones are in our past she is starting to be a future I want to have forever. Can I convince her that I am not all about hockey and somehow we are meant to be together?

When I got this series I expected the usual sports romance but then again this is a Brenda Rothert book and it is not just your usual romance. From the beginning we see a young Kate Camden going through something a woman should never go through at her age. My heart broke for her seeing her filled with joy, happiness then a black shroud of grief cover her. Then we have Jason Ryker who is at the top of his career placed on the highest pedestal of fame, popularity and now toppled down in grief. Two people who share a common thing but are still lost. Brenda Rothert shows us that no matter how much we act strong and face the world we still need someone to lean on to. The way these two interact with each other and blossom to something they never expected happening again is what made this new book in a series by Brenda Rothert exciting for me. We see a whole new side of hockey, the athletes and the people that love them. Loved it and cannot wait for more of this series that is becoming a favorite.

Captive Book 2 Fire on Ice by Brenda Rothert

Captive Book 2 Fire on Ice by Brenda Rothert
234 pages
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I have met lots of women after loosing Maggie but knowing I would meet my soul mate at a Grief Counseling Group was not one of them. Meeting Kate Camden now Kate Ryker she is making me see how there is a happily ever after losing someone. Knowing that we are at a point where nothing can break our happiness fate steps in again. I hate seeing my love heartbroken and in fear. Kate is smart, beautiful and the sexiest woman I have ever met but others don`t see how strong she is too. Together we are building a life one we never imagined having a chance of doing again. In the hockey rink I am strong, fearless but seeing the pain in her eyes tears me apart. My best friend, Luke, says to give her time but every time I want to be there for her she pushes me away. I swore to be love, be patient and most of all be there through sickness and health but how much further will she push me. I will do anything to give her what she wants even give up my career but I know she will never accept it and that is my Kate. Knowing she will put my happiness first than hers just makes me love her more. How can I make her happy when the one thing she wants I am not able to give her?

Two years ago I was at a point where only one question centered my whole world. Why? Then that question brought in a new meaning and that is when Jason Ryker entered my life. I never thought I would see happiness again but being with Ryke is making me see I can have it all again. Marriage, family and love three things I never imagined having at least what I wanted. Fate though has other plans in store for me and now I wonder am I the woman Ryke needs in his life. I see other women vying for his attention the puck bunnies waiting for us to separate. I swore when we married to be the love of his life but each day knowing that the one thing I cannot give him is tearing us apart. Loving him has always been easy and as a counselor I know there are things that we cannot control even grief again. Now instead of being happy and joyful I wonder when will the breaking point happen with us?

In one word for Captive by Brenda Rother is WOW. In the first book, Bound, we see two people who are hurting and in Captive we see these people learning to live the life they didn`t think was possible. I love Ryke not only because well he`s sexy as sin but he is also patient when it comes to Kate. These two have gone through so much and Ryke is just one of those men you wish you had with you right now. Kate is lucky but to her she feels like she is not the full woman he needs in his life. Brenda Rothert shows us two people who are at a point where they are ready to be a family but once again they are tested. This one was a huge favorite of mine for it showed us how far Kate has come making us see through the power of forgiveness, patience, trust and leaning on those we love is what makes us stronger than ever. Loved it.