I let him steal my breath and I want to give him my heart too.
But it’s complicated.
Internet dating and Callie St James do not go together.
Desperate for sex.
Earns shit money waitressing while desperately trying to get a publishing deal.
Only does yoga to keep core muscles strong—trust me, guys thank me.
Reads too much because gets no sex.
Did I mention desperate for sex?
She’s about to give up on love when the guy she’s been lusting after for a year breaks her three month sex drought.
Mysterious, moody and all alpha, Luke is hiding a secret—one that Callie never saw coming.
The secret, however, is nothing compared to the discovery she makes about Luke’s family when she starts a new job at the local paper. Callie finds herself caught between her morals and her desires. Whichever path she chooses, someone will lose. Is she ready to give up the man she’s just found or will she go against everything she believes in so she can finally have the love she’s always dreamt of?
Panty Scorching 5
Overall Rating 5
Reviewed by Lindsey
What a freakin fantastic read!!!! Nina simply takes another one by storm! (See what I did there) hahaha. This was such a refreshing read. I was so very excited to get it and had to finish it in one setting. Let’s just say the laundry was left behind and a sink full of dishes. But it was soooo worth it.
Luke is simply amazing. This man is completely swoon worth and a dirty mouth to boot. His passion for family and the people he loves does not falter. Only one catch… he’s a moody fucker. But this just makes him more awesome to me. It shows that no matter what at the end of the day he may be moody but he loves with his whole being. He is now in one of the top book men in my life.
Callie… Sweet Callie. This woman in some ways reminds me of myself. Always putting others happiness before her own. No matter what she could lose. And she could lose a lot. But given the chance to give Luke what hes always wanted she would make that sacrifice. And I think her sweet soul would do it over and over. She’s so witty and funny! I laughed so hard at her inner turmoil to be a good girl.
Although I laughed quite a bit with this book I cried as well. The past is always a fickle bitch and has a way of tearing apart the best laid plans. This broke my heart. I wanted the happy ever after and I also wanted what seemed right to come to be. Nina simply kicked ass with this book. It’s completely different from her other books. But no less great. It was a beautiful story with ups and downs and real issues that no one ever seems to think about. This is why I love her writing. This is why she is in a league of her own in the book world. The takes real issues and sheds light on them. She makes you search your heart for real feelings.
This is a 5 star read and then some for me. Luke and Callie are simply perfect together with chemistry that is off the damn charts. I love their ability to laugh even when the world turns against them and everything seems to fall apart. Also the other characters are just as important. I fell in love with them as well. I can’t wait for more books. Simply put… this is one of the best books I’ve ever read and it is one that will be on my mind for days and weeks to come.
Here’s a taste of Luke & Callie…
I stand and move to him. His back muscles tense when I place my hand on his shoulder. “I want to get to know everything about you, Luke Hardy,” I say and he spins around to face me.
His eyes search mine. “You already know the important bits.”
“No, I don’t.” I rest my hand against his chest. “I don’t know the secrets you keep locked in here. They’re the important bits.”
His intake of breath is sharp and he wraps his hand around mine. His other hand slides around my waist and he pulls me close.
But his lips brush across mine before I can move out of his embrace. His hold is tight and his message is very clear—he’s in charge here and if a kiss is what he wants, a kiss is what he will have.
He surprises me, though, and angles his face away from mine. Still keeping hold of me, he says, “I know we’re doing the friends-only thing for awhile, but a man’s got needs, Callie. If you put your hands on me, you better be prepared for the consequence of that.”
I’m pretty sure my eyes almost pop out of my head. I knew Luke was bossy—oh, boy did I know—but this is a whole new level of bossy. His deep voice vibrates along my skin, scattering goose bumps, while his eyes penetrate my soul. Those intense, green eyes of his will do it to me every time. They’ll cause me to forget everything I’ve ever said or thought and just cling to him for the ride.
He dips his face again and his mouth finds mine. The moment our lips connect sparks of desire burn through me. I’m so damn hot for him and I can’t control myself. I push my body hard against his and open my mouth to him.
He tastes like whiskey and I make a note to buy some just so I can remember this moment forever. I’ve never loved whiskey before, but it may just be my new favourite drink.
This kiss will forever live in my mind. Luke doesn’t simply kiss—he possesses. He takes me mind, body and soul.
In this kiss I find hope.
Hope that he will fight for me.
For the us we both want.
ESCAPE WITH AN ALPHA
Gypsy at heart.
USA Today Bestselling author who writes about alpha men & the women they love.
When I’m not creating with words you will find me planning my next getaway, visiting somewhere new in the world, having a long conversation over coffee and cake with a friend, creating with paper or curled up with a good book and chocolate.
I love Keith Urban, Maroon 5, Pink, Florida Georgia Line, Bon Jovi, Matchbox 20, Lady Antebellum and pretty much any singer/band that is country or rock.
I’ve been writing since I was twelve. Weaving words together has always been a form of therapy for me especially during my harder times. These days I’m proud that my words help others just as much as they help me.
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