Rise Above and Love
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book Length (Est.): 138 Pages
Quinn Beck is the kind of guy who keeps to himself. He’s quiet, reserved, and has this thing about being touched; he doesn’t like it. The reason? It’s the secret he’s been keeping inside for twenty years. Quinn has told no one what happened to him when he was ten. No. One. His plan is to take his secret to his grave, but his plan slowly starts to deteriorate when his boss hires a bubbly, outgoing, fidgety, drop-dead gorgeous woman from France, and sticks her in his office.
Margot Leclair moved to the U.S. in hopes to further her architectural and interior design career. Her new boss put her in the same office as his leading architect, who is a bit quirky, but extremely handsome, with his dark hair and dark eyes. Margot has a hard time keeping her eyes off of him. She also finds him intriguing and is curious about what makes him the way he is. She cannot help her growing attraction to him, even though she knows that he finds her irritating.
After almost a year of working together on a project and in the same office, their boss sends them on a trip to London for an Architectural Seminar. It turns into the trip from Hell that has Margot returning with a sprained ankle, and Quinn even more introverted than usual. Even after having the horrible trip, Margot wants to be with Quinn, yet he continues to fight their obvious connection.
When a death in Margot’s family sends them to France only days after getting home from London, an argument between Margot and Quinn sends him to a bar, where he decides to drink himself stupid. Will he reveal his secret to Margot while drunk off his ass, or will he close himself off even more? Can Quinn overcome his past to be with the one woman who wants him as is? Or will Quinn’s past come back to bite him and ruin everything he and Margot have together?
*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Quinn has a secret he’s never told a single soul and it’s the reason he hates to be touched. He’s spent his entire life carrying this fear with him and it’s to the point where it’s about to break him. He wants a normal life, he wants someone to love, someone to love him, but how could anyone love someone they can’t touch. It’s easier for him to just shut everyone out.
Margot is a sparkling ray of happy sunshine. She doesn’t understand why Quinn hates her so much, but it doesn’t matter because she still can’t help but stare at him. He’s adorable and for some unexplained reason she can’t help but fall for him. Yep, she’s crazy! But there is a fine line between love and hate.
Forced to work together, to share an office, and a hotel room on a last minute work trip Quinn and Margot will crash through the sexual tension with a bulldozer…only to bury it back up. Although when Margot needs him, he’ll be there without her even asking. And she’ll be there for him when he’s finally ready to share his secret.
Quinn is a quick and emotional read. It’ll touch on childhood scars and how they can affect someone’s entire life and it’ll show you just how supportive and understanding a family should and could be. Like its predecessors it’ll let you catch a glimpse into Christian’s world and leave you wanting more.
It did flow a lot better than Sebastian (Book #2) did, but it just didn’t fully capture me and I can’t quite put my finger on why.
My Favorite ‘OMG How Humiliating’ Moment: Quinn should stay far away from airports! I can’t even imagine.
My Favorite Moment: Quinn drunk at Sebastian’s wedding was hilarious. It was nice to see him finally loosen up. And when he asked for a pen I couldn’t help but laugh.
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