Title: Stay (Alexa Reed #1)
Author: Hilary Wynne
Published Date: May 5th 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Set against the steamy and sultry world of South Beach, Florida, a modern romance unfolds in Stay.
Alexa is beautiful, independent and hard to resist for serially unattached Julian. Neither one is looking for a relationship, but their palpable chemistry and instant emotional connection is too strong to ignore. For the first time in years, Julian is interested in more than just sex. He wants a relationship with intoxicating Alexa, but it’s not that simple. Not only are Julian and Alexa struggling with the intensity of this new relationship, but they also have to contend with Luke, Alexa’s best friend, whose own love for her leaves him willing to do anything to convince her that Julian is not the man for her. Luke’s determination and Alexa’s secret past threaten to tear Julian and Alexa apart as she struggles to open her heart to love. Julian and Alexa embark upon a roller-coaster ride of emotional and physical passion that both pulls them apart and holds them together. Despite their affinity for each other, Alexa fears that Julian will leave when he learns about her past and Julian is unsure he can love a woman who in so many ways remains a mystery, a woman who keeps threatening to run, a woman who can’t decide if she is going to STAY.
Lexus is a strong woman but has had a damaging past. She has a major secret that makes her feel incapable of loving and living her life. She meets Julian, and has secrets from his past too. He feels as if he can’t love anyone. They are both strong people, but keep their past and hearts guarded. Both feel if the other learns their secrets they won’t be willing to stick around. They have a hot chemistry together and both have a passion for their jobs and shoes. Lexus avoids the emotional part of their relationship but embraces the physical side. Julian wants both from her, physical and emotional. Will he be able to be strong enough for both them to make it work or will be fail and end up losing her?
An amazing roller coaster of feelings, lies and secrets. This was an amazing love story, I really loved this book. The characters are awesome and very well written. I think I may be a little in love with Julian myself. Great debut novel for this author.
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