Sunday, August 25, 2013
Drawn To You by Robin Shaw
First book in the Paloma's Edge companion novel series.
Bethany Pruitt has been judged for her mother's actions ever since she could remember. When she returns from college in Miami to Franklin Parks, her hometown, for the summer, she doesn't expect to find the only home she's known to be motherless and empty. By another turn of events, she decides to accept an invitation from her uncle to stay at Paloma's Edge, Florida.
Chase Lovell lives for the present and doesn't think about much else. When he goes to see his coach for a meeting, a female standing at the end of a long bus line at his college sparks his interest and earns his respect. Intent on approaching her, he misses his chance, and assumes that he'll never see her again. When Pierce, his best friend asks him to pick up his cousin, Beth, from Franklin Parks and drive her to Paloma's Edge, he can't deny that this is the girl he's been drawn to.
But will Chase do whatever it takes to keep the girl he's found again?
**Mature Content** Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations and strong language.
We reached the shaded area near a gated exit on the beach and I watched her exhale a shaky breath. Her eyes roamed over my lips. She pulled her mouth in and she inched closer to me so that her sand covered feet were over mine. The action made her more aware of herself. Emotions that I couldn’t divine flickered across her face. Was she holding herself back from me?
Leaning my body against the gate, I lowered my head to her and lifted her hands to the sides of my face. She massaged my cheeks, stroking her thumb over my scar and then my jaw.
I brought the tip of my index finger over my mouth and then brushed it over her tempting lips. Eyes glazed over a little, she separated her mouth enough to nip on my finger a little. So the little vixen in her was out to play. She drew a little bit of my finger into her oral heat. In a matter of seconds, my cock swelled to readiness. She started panting and I withdrew my finger. She stared at my bare chest. Shutting down entirely, she stepped back, her face falling flat. I understood that look of self-judgment all too well. And as much as I’d tried to keep my mind busy in order not to think about her, and had stayed away from her for one night, it was a losing battle.
I remained where I was and sought her wandering gaze until she looked at me directly.
“I want to kiss, and lick, and suck every inch of you. Have you trembling in the palm of my hands while you surrender your body to me so I can supply you with what you’re craving. I can see it.” I flicked my eyes from her face to her erect nipples. “And I can feel it.” I brushed my fingers over her nipples, and ran circles around them for a second. Almost inaudibly, she moaned and I dropped my hand. “And when you really let go, make no mistake, you won’t want to come back from it.”
It is available now on Amazon:
About Robin Shaw -
Robin Shaw is an independent author who lives in NYC. She is an animal lover and a food enthusiast. After completing her undergraduate education, she entered the mental health field. She also obtained her MS degree. She is consumed by bringing her characters' stories to life. Drawn To You is the first book in the Paloma's Edge companion series.
Website / Goodreads / Twitter
Jen's Review -
I recieved this e-book for an honest review -
I'm giving this 3 + stars because I enjoyed the story ....
I had a hard time reading it through - The type-o's I can over look - I don't pay much attention to those - but the author skipped around a lot - for example, Chase walked over and grabbed Beth's hand, they walked on the beach - their looks got intense and he says "I want to kiss you"... among other things - next paragraph says they all came out of the water (They all meaning Rylan, Joel, Chase, Beth and Bri) I am sure that's supposed to have a little *** for a new location/setting thing - but it happens a LOT in this book, and it feels like it's jumping around.
There is also a few spots where it's hard to tell who is talking. I've had to go back a few paragraphs to figure it out -
BUT I REALLY DID like the story - and that's what I'm going to focus on for the review -
Beth comes home from college for the summer to an empty house. Her mom left her a note saying she went to follow her heart - what she didn't tell her, was that she was 3 months late on the house payment and she was about the lose the only house she grew up in.
Cindy (Beth's mom) has a history of looking for love in all the wrong places , giving Beth the bad reputation in school just for being her daughter.
But when Beth gets word that her Uncle misses her and wants her to come spend the summer with her, Beth doesn't have much of a choice. She always loved her Uncle, and missed him as well.
She wasn't going to live with him for free though. She planned on working all summer at his hotel.
Chase - a great guy! Trying to do right by keeping his nose out of trouble. It's been 5 months since he stopped playing playing girls, and working hard - he intended to keep his scholarship at UM and keeping his head on straight.
Pierce met Chase at college, and had invited Chase into his home for the summer. Chase was a positive influence on Pierce, and his dad really liked Chase. So he offered him a job at his hotel and a place to stay in his home.
On Chase's day off, Pierce asked Chase for a huge favor. He was up late with his girlfriend and couldn't drive the 2 hours to pick up his cousin.
Chase was the type of guy that would do anything for a friend, so grumbling along the way, he still did it.
And when Chase saw who he was picking up, he recognized her right away (read the blurb about the bus stop :) )
He thought he'd never see her again, but was happy to be spending the summer with her.
Beth was quiet and reserved - and when they stopped for gas, a few ladies recognized her a Cindy's daughter, giving her looks and whispering behind their hands. Chase didn't understand why these women were acting so Juvenal.
The relationship picked up pretty quickly. I don't really like guys that come on really strong when they first meet a girl , but these two seemed to both know what they wanted. So it worked for them. I was a little put off by how forward Chase was, and how easily Beth took it, considering she didn't want to act like her mother in any way. But like I said, they both knew what they wanted, so why fight it, right :)
It was a cute story - it had a lot of potential :)
View all my reviews
Posted by Jen at 12:00 AM