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Love could prove fatal in N.B. Baker’s thrilling and titillating debut, Everything. A seductive tale of romance and deception, its twists and turns lead to a shocking finale that proves no secret is left buried forever.
No one would ever mistake Ella Stone’s life for a fairy tale. Abandoned by her parents when she was an infant, Ella was raised by her grandparents on a vast Wyoming ranch. When they both pass away within a year of each other, Ella must contemplate her own future for the first time.
Upon moving to Detroit to be closer to friends, Ella is immediately swept away by the passionate, up-and-coming artist Hunter. But their romance comes to an abrupt end when she catches him in bed with another woman. Struggling to move on, Ella meets Chance St. John. Their coincidental run-ins seem almost comical at first. Until the night he rescues her from a brutal attack.
As they get to know each other, Ella and Chance embark on a passionate journey that neither had ever thought possible. But Ella can’t fight the feeling that Chance is holding something back, something from his past that he’s just not willing to share.
Ella must discover the truth before Chance’s dark past destroys them both.
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I really enjoyed this book, but the ending gave me chills.  When I read the last sentence I would have bet money that my kindle had malfunctioned because I was trying like crazy to turn the next page but there wasn’t any more.  It left me sitting there wondering what I even felt.
Ella isn’t a weak woman; she tackles life head on and goes full steam ahead, until she runs into the brick wall named Chance.  Finding her boyfriend in a compromising situation she doesn’t crumble and fall apart, she cries and gets the heck out of that relationship so she can start over once again.  With her grandparent’s ranch in Wyoming, she had started over in another city to be closer to her two best friends Sarah and Justin. Living on the ranch wasn’t in her plans, but she never wanted to let go of that connection she had from her childhood.  Owning a book store with Sarah gives her the independence she wants plus the chance to take a few days for herself to really figure out what she is
going to do.  A second run into with Chance was the beginning of a new world for her.
Chance is harboring some deep painful secrets but one thing is for sure, he is a protector.  Finding Ella in a dangerous situation he acts and asks questions later. When he takes her home that night he begins to feel something for her, but is interrupted before it could go any farther.  After this they became a couple and he fit into her world with Sarah and Justin.  The twist is Chance might think he is protecting Ella and saving her but it could be Ella is the one saving
Chance and giving him a new start.  It is going to take a lot for him to tell her what is causing his nightmares and why he can’t be with her any more, but thank goodness both Ella and Chance have Cory to drop enough hints to keep
them both willing to fight for each other.
The only negatives I found with this book are the characters emotions tended to be up and down.  They would be intense and full of emotion and then like flipping a switch they had calmed down and were back to being stable.  This happen often but not so much that I would discourage anyone from reading.  The other thing that I wasn’t fond of was there seem to be some major time lapse between scenes.  In some places weeks went by, months went by, there were just several times I would have liked to of been told what they did in that time frame.  Other than that I can’t think of anything I would change.  The characters all played a major role in the story and all were so well developed it was easy to make a connection to them.  The story was full of suspense, mystery and love and there is also some humor mixed in.
 
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NB Baker PicN. B. Baker is Iowa born; twelve years ago, she moved to Wyoming where she resides with her husband and children, including their four legged children, Kiera and Jade. She loves to write in the spare time she has after working forty hours in the financial world and playing wife and mommy (a.k.a. chef, doctor, housekeeper, taxi driver, zookeeper, homing device, and much more).
N. B. Baker has always believed in the unbreakable bond between best friends, love at first sight, and happily ever after. Please feel free to visit my author page on facebook.