My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a new to me author and is book two in the St. Fleur series. I haven’t read the first book but I didn’t have too much trouble following along and in fact will go back and read book one. The author did a good job building up all that suspense and intrigue! I kept going back and forth between characters trying to figure out who was the creep. The chemistry between Lindsey and Marc was explosive right from the start of the book. I enjoyed reading about the “best friend’s sister to lover” story because after all the emotional indecision, watching Marc finally come clean about his feelings towards Lindsey was so sweet! This book has a lot of mystery and suspense but is a sexy romance too. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series. Told from dual POVs with a happy ending. I received, read and voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
ALWAYS MINE by AJ Renee
Series: St. Fleur, Book #2
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: March 28, 2017
— SYNOPSIS —
After a few years of easy, small-town living as the St. Fleur librarian, Lindsey finds herself in the middle of a love triangle gone wrong. Gifts begin arriving and in time she realizes her confusing feelings over Derek, the sweet history teacher, and Marc, the man she doesn’t remember, is the least of her troubles. Her complicated love life takes a violent turn when she learns there is a stalker watching her every move.
When Marc visited his best friend’s new home months ago, he didn’t expect to meet the first woman to awaken his desire for more since he was a teen. Too bad she’s already taken. When their shared attraction leads them to the truth, will they finally get the happily ever after they both want?
Or will her current man, his best friend, and her stalker be the nails in the coffin of their attraction?
“Tu casa es mi casa,” he said with his most charming smile as he took in her short, beautiful legs.
Bending forward, she gave him the best view in the house, and he nearly swallowed his tongue. Her head turned enticingly toward him, her dark brown hair falling to the other side as she rolled her eyes at him.
“Um, isn’t the saying supposed to be ‘Mi casa es tu casa’?” She snickered and straightened as she turned away.
Reaching forward before his mind could stop him, Marc gently grabbed her wrist and gave her a tug. She fell into his lap with an “oof,” and she stared at him in panic. Marc pulled her incredibly soft legs over his own, so she sat sideways. With the new position, she placed her hand on his shoulder for purchase.
“Marc?” Her breathy voice shook with confusion and anticipation.
Hearing his name roll off her lips made his blood rush straight to his groin. Her eyes widened and darkened with desire at the change.
“Si, mi cielo?” Marc’s gaze moved down to her lips. Heat flooded his body, his heart took off, and he became mesmerized by the way she pulled in her lower lip and bit down hard. A groan escaped him, and he pulled the tender flesh out of her mouth with his thumb. Marc rubbed the rosy, soft skin.
When Marc leaned forward, Lindsey asked, “What are you doing?”
Examining her face, he noticed the soft blush across her fair skin. Her light brown eyes had flecks of yellow and green, something no one would notice unless they were as close or as focused as he was. The idea of anyone else being this close to her made him crazy. A faint scar an inch long marred the delicate skin under her left eye. Most wouldn’t notice that either, but he’d been there the night she got it. His thumb swiped at it as the memory of her bumping into him as a kid while they played Ghosts in the Graveyard came to mind. Her glasses had slammed into her face, creating a gash that had luckily not required stitches.
Marc’s lips came within a breath of hers. He searched her eyes for any signs of distress and found none. His lips grazed hers at the same time a door closed in the hall.
Series: St. Fleur, Book #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance with some Suspense
Release Date: August 18, 2016
— SYNOPSIS —
Living in a world full of colors, Sofia Brazier escapes a career gone south as a juvenile probation officer in New Orleans. After moving to the small town of St. Fleur, Sofia opens a photography business in hopes of ridding her life of all the dark auras surrounding the damaged souls she once tried helping. Her comfortable new life is upended when widower, and ex-security-forces-turned-handyman hunk, Noah Tyler enters the local pub.Noah attempts to avoid the voluptuous beauty who has captivated his every thought. That is, until his daughter vandalizes Sofia’s building and effectively seals their fate. After cutting his daughter a break, Sofia begins tearing down the walls he built after his wife’s death.
Just when life finally seems worth living for Noah, Sofia finds herself the victim of a string of crimes. Can he protect Sofia when he failed to protect his own wife?
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