Genre: Contemporary Romance
Hotness Factor: Will Make Your Frisbee Soar!
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Laura Marie Altom’s heart-stirring new romance will have you believing in the power of love—and passion—to heal even the most wounded souls.
Never again. Fleeing her hometown to escape an abusive marriage, Ella Patton swears she has surrendered to a man for the last time. But while living under a new name, she meets a kind, handsome stranger who seems different—and will be moving on soon, making Ella reckless enough to break her rules. With a kiss, the stranger opens the door to desires Ella believed she would never know. Then he makes an unexpected proposal.
A dot-com billionaire from humble beginnings, Liam Stone is a man whose past has made him compassionate yet guarded—much like the beautiful, secretive woman he stumbles upon in a remote Southern town. Though he intends only a dalliance, when the time comes to return home to San Francisco, Liam cannot bear the thought of leaving her behind. But when he tries to entice her to join him, he finds the tables turning dizzingly fast. Suddenly a little seduction becomes a huge battle for one thing: control.
*I received an ARC of this book free from NetGalley on behalf of Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept in exchange for an honest review*
Ella Patton is on the run from her abusive husband. Trying to get as far away as she can from her husband and parents, the ones who do not believe she is in any danger, she finds herself in a small town with a new job, new identity, and a new interest. Ella swears she will never surrender to a man again. While working at Wal-Mart she finds herself attracted to the man that just placed his order. When Ella’s friend Willow invites her to a party things turn completely upside down for her.
Liam Stone is a billionaire that just happens to be in town while his G6 is being repaired. He is in control of his entire life except where this intriguing woman is involved. Liam runs into Ella at a party and recognizes her from the store. Once he determines she is broken and in need of protection he is determined to be the one to provide it to her. Deciding he will give Ella the proposition that he gives all the girls, he brings her and her friend back to San Francisco.
Wow, do sparks fly! And I’m not talking about all good ones either. Hearts get broken, friendships get tested, and will Ella ever really be able to trust a man again? Liam learns a lot about Ella and decides he loves her just the way she is. I’m not even sure all the money in the world could fix all of Ella’s problems. She has a lot of problems that seem to just go on and on. Liam is determined to spend the rest of his life with Ella but when he gets the nerve to go through with it he gets the shock of his life.
I liked this book. It is very well written and a great storyline. The detail can be a bit much at times but overall I am very excited to read the second book in the Shamed series Possess. Yes, this book ends on a very high cliffhanger which sometimes I love and sometimes I just don’t.
I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a romance with some suspense.
My Favorite Moment: I really love how Ella explains her feelings for Liam.
“One moment, I considered him my protector. My knight and shining armor. The next, he was a spoiled brat in need of a spanking.”
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