Becca Campbell is a mother, friend, and widow to a war hero (may he rot in hell). She just wants to raise her daughter right and keep her bed-and-breakfast afloat in this economy. Her traumatic past leaves her with no desire for a relationship—until Grayson James walks through her door. He’s not the type of man you can easily say “no” to. Becca can’t quite understand the pull she feels toward him. But then his controlling nature starts to push her away—and into Ray McNeil’s comforting arms. Which is right where Ray has always wanted her.
Who will Becca choose?
Will she finally give in to her feelings for Ray, or continue the tumultuous relationship with Grayson? Only one thing is certain—either choice will mean saying goodbye to caution.
Warning: This book contains some disturbing situations, dubious consent, strong language and violence.
10% of the proceeds from this book will be donated to YWCAUSA.org to help abused women and children
I will be honest with you, this book is like finding a treasure in the middle of a garage sale. When I first started reading it, I was expecting a funny love story, what I got was intense feelings and two new characters that I adore. While there are a lot of references regarding the Fifty Shades series in the book and to be honest, I found myself having the same feelings for this book as I did Fifty Shades, don’t be tricked into thinking this is an attempt to be a knock off of that series. This series is strong enough to stand on its own merits and I for one am so thankful I found this book.
Becca is a single mom, raising her daughter Morgan, living at the B&B she owns and runs. She is content with her life, although she knows she needs to spend more mommy time with Morgan, she is good. After her abusive marriage to her ex husband came to an end when he went missing during war, she moved on to establish herself as a strong woman who could take care of the needs her and her daughter had. She created a family with her employees. There was nothing she wouldn’t do for any of those in her life.
Grayson, the nephew to one of the employees named Hazel, came for a visit. Hazel had never had children and raised Grayson from an early age after he was left orphaned. He is an Englishman who has the ego and no sugar coating
policy. He is also a successful businessman who prides himself on going after what he wants with persistence and stubbornness………and he wants Becca the minute he sees her. So I am sure you can guess that as the book goes on, his nickname becomes Gray and believe me it fits him.
Not going to give you any spoilers, believe me the story itself deserves to be read with a fresh pair of eyes so you can absorb every single detail, but I will say this was a relationship that moves FAST. It is like they cram ten years of living into two days. The ups and downs, the fights and make up sessions, all just fit those two characters. I laughed at them, especially when you could tell he wanted to say make a reference to what his palms were feeling when he was getting frustrated with her, to her comments about the multiple personalities of Becca/Sybil that were flowing through her head.
I LOVE this book and I had mixed emotions at the end. It wasn’t a huge cliff hanger thank God, and I was thrilled to know there would be more of these characters coming my way, but I want to know what happen to Stace, I want to know where George is, I want to know what is going on with Ray. Will Hazel find happiness, where is Melissa? So many questions that will have to wait till the next book, but I am happy to wait if it means I get another book by this author with this family of characters. It felt like I had my warm Fifty Shade blanket around me once again and I could just lose myself in the domineering male and the strong willed, fire cracker female. I could just sit back and watch the fireworks and enjoy the show. I HIGHLY recommend this book to you readers. It is beyond five stars for me.
I am a Domestic Engineer (born and raised in NJ) whose sole responsibility is to guide three young impressionable kids into becoming phenomenal adults. This challenging, yet rewarding work requires a lot of love (coffee), patience (wine) and determination (periodic exorcisms). I work all of this magic in the beautiful state of New Hampshire.
Before becoming a Domestic Goddess (not really), I spent over a decade working in the medical field where I wore more hats than the Queen.
I have had a love for the written word and the great escape it provides since I was a little girl. When I wasn’t reading about people and the places they lived, I was creating my own characters and adventures. Finally, I have been putting a pen to paper allowing my characters to come to life. When I don’t have a pen and paper in hand, you can often find me laughing at the conversations my characters are having in my head.
“Becca, are you listening?” He waves his hand in front of my face.
“Yes, sorry. I was watching a very hypnotic, beautiful British man speak. He is a lovely man.” I lean forward on my arms and look up at him with a smile.
“Oh yeah? Do I detect a crush, Ms. Campbell?” He arches his brow.
“Crushes are for schoolgirls, Mr. James.” I sigh nonchalantly.
“Very well then,—what do you think it is?” He leans on his arms as well.
“I think he’s drugging me, truth be told,” I say, with a secretive edge to my voice.
“No! What gives you that idea?” He sounds shocked, matching my disposition.
“Well, every time he comes around me, I get completely intoxicated by his smell. I can’t think straight and I find myself following all of his commands. Once I’m away from him, my thoughts are clear again. What do you make of that?”
“Ms. Campbell, you’re on to something. He is definitely drugging you!” He taps his index finger on the table for emphasis.
“What do you think it is? What drug is it?” I sit up, alarmed.
“Love!” He points into the air matter-of-factly. “It’s crazy, maddening, intoxicating love! Yes, I’ve heard of this type of love before. Tell me, Ms. Campbell. Does your heart beat fast?”
“Do you feel what people call ‘butterflies in your stomach’?”
“Up to my throat in them.”
“Do your knees get weak?”
“I’ve passed out!”
“Is your breathing erratic?”
“Only around him.”
“Do you find yourself unable to stop your thoughts about him the moment you’re apart?”
“Yes! It’s quite annoying.”
“I’m afraid this is a very dangerous situation you’ve got yourself in. Believe me—I know!” He widens his eyes and taps the table again.
“Well, how do you know, Mr. James?” I reach for his arm.
“I suffer from the same ill fate.”
“No! Is she British as well?”
“Worse—she’s American! I’ve been behaving strangely ever since I met her.”
“No! Mr. James, what are we to do?” I look down and shake my head.
“I don’t know, Ms. Campbell.” He grabs my hands, caressing the backs of them with his thumbs. “We’ll just have to stick together. Help each other. Eventually a plan of action will present itself.”
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