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Ashamed of the woman she allowed herself to become, Sloane Montgomery sets out to repair the self-inflicted damage done to her life. A new town holds her new beginning and when Leo Calloway arrives everything changes.
Captivated by Leo and his dark desires, Sloane wonders if her fascination with his dominance goes deeper than fantasy. Has she been seeking punishment to atone for the sins of her past all along? Though Leo’s brutal lust is what first enthralls her, the bonds of trust they form could have the power to heal her.
When the ties to her former life threaten to take hold of her again, the passion binding her to Leo may be the key to her ultimate release.
“Don’t hold back. Don’t worry about the cracks…don’t even worry about breaking again – you know where the glue is.”
This really spoke to me from the book. This is such a powerful line written in this book. Not just for Sloane, but for Leo as well. Sloane is broken from a previous relationship. She is trying to start her life over and rebuild herself, until she meets Leo Calloway. Leo has demons to slay as well. Can he open his heart and allow a sub to love him? The encouragement to pick yourself up and don’t be afraid to try again was touching from Sloane’s friend Bryon.
Leo: “There’s a lot I need to learn. I’m afraid I don’t know how to treat you anymore…I’ve never loved a sub before.”
Even though the story is more about Sloane and her journey of healing, Leo has a dark side waiting to come out. A dark story where bits and pieces are sprinkled throughout the main story. Enough sprinkles to make you really wonder about Leo and how he got to this point.
And just when you think Sloane has gotten it all together, found her white knight and is sailing off into the sunset (okay I am exaggerating) because she is really, really trying to put one foot forward and move ahead. She has learned some very interesting things about herself, how to heal and how to let the walls fall down around her heart, then BAM! Walls constructed overnight, thank you Leo. Life can be so cruel, so can an author who writes a cliffhanger…just kidding Ms. Roth.
“Together we are a pair of dice, both of us landing on different sides, tipping over one hard edge after the other to reveal new facets of ourselves. And yet, we were always adding up to something bigger.”
But does the “something bigger” turn into something wonderful or does it break them apart? I kind of see that “something bigger” as Sloane’s dealing with her past problems from Warren, then learning about herself more deeply with Leo’s help. But then when Sloane’s world is turned upside down, AGAIN, (thank you Leo) I am not sure if she REALLY ever dealt with her feelings after Warren. I was very impressed with the sudden turn of events when the story took a sharp turn off the cliff and it sent me falling with Sloane. I didn’t see that coming, obviously neither did Sloane. I am curious if Sloane comes back?
This story is well written, I liked getting to know Sloane and Leo, Oliver and Wendy too. I felt the pace was perfect and it kept my interest. The scenes between Dom and Sub were very real and authentic. I could feel the nervousness Sloane felt, the anxiety she must have dealt with. The love and passion from Leo was touching but now I wonder…(not wanting to spoil anything).
I look forward to the conclusion of this story and how Ms. Roth wraps it all up, or does she? It could explode into a whole new story and go in a totally different direction than I am thinking, but I do hope there is a some peace and happiness for Sloane. She deserves it, as does Leo but…
I enjoyed this book and look forward to the next one.
Published since 2012, Kate Roth is addicted to all things romance. Her passion for love stories, both traditional and unconventional, has led her to write in various sub-genres of romance including New Adult, Paranormal and Erotica. Kate is inspired by everything from music to the real-life romance tales she’s heard through her years as a professional hair stylist.
One thing is certain, Kate Roth writes steamy connections, sassy dialogue, and strong heroines & heroes.
Kate spends her time away from the keyboard with her insta-love husband, Adam and their faithful pound puppy, Sampson.
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Offbeat New adult/Coming of age
Released: October 4, 2015
People think you can only love one person. That’s not true. There are two types of love; the forever kind and the always kind.
Forever love means you can’t live without that person. When you close your eyes the image you see is the two of you holding hands, sitting on the porch, and watching your grandchildren playing in the yard. You look over, smile, and whisper “we’ve lived a good life.”
Always love means you keep that person in your heart. They’ve done something for you to make you realize who you are. This person means so much to you and lives in your heart.
One night of truth.
One night of passion.
But all of that was taken in one night and I’m left alone.
I’m fighting to breathe and holding onto the tiniest shred of hope I have. It’s a losing battle and I’m not sure how much more I can take. Every day is a struggle. That night still haunts me and I see his face. It’s been two years and slowly I’m piecing my life back together.
Until one secret throws my life offbeat again.
I’m Bayleigh Murphy, and this is my story, my journey of forever and always.
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Even Rhythm New adult/Coming of age
Released: December 15, 2015
Sometimes all that you can do is move on…
Even when you’re not ready.
Even when you’re forced into it.
After being thousands of miles apart, neither one can deny the love that is still in their hearts. But sometimes, people don’t see what’s right in front them, and refuse to fight for what they want, even when it’s worth fighting for.
When life-altering circumstances finally thrust them back together and the truth comes barreling forth, they are forced to confront the truth–a truth so shattering that it might just be the beginning of the end all over again.
Love can get rocky and uncertain–downright hard at times. It’s a hard lesson to learn, but a lesson we all have to learn in the end.
Can these two lost and grief-stricken souls find a way to smooth out the jagged edges and reach an easy, even rhythm?
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A 2011 St. John Fisher graduate, S.Moose loves to read and write. She enjoys getting lost in the fictional world and creating a place where readers can fall in love and swoon over the cute boys she brings to life. When she isn’t in her room in front of her computer or a book, she is with her family and friends being silly and enjoying life. She’s romantic at heart and loves anything with a happily ever after.
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Do you know what hope smells like?
It’s a combination of the sea, of exposed seaweed and salty air.
Of wet sand on a winter’s day.
Jayne was mid forties when she experienced the worst and the best times of her life.
She fell in love, so desperately in love.
She lost everything overnight.
But no matter how bad life gets, how far down that dark tunnel you are, there is always a glimmer of hope.
From her dream house in Kent, via the nuthouse, and eventually to a cottage in Cornwall, Jayne takes a journey that is to wound, to destroy, and eventually heal her.
This is a story of one woman’s quest to find herself, and learn to love herself again.
Contemporary Romance for readers over the age of 18.
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Do you know what hope smells like? Let me tell you…
First, I have to explain where I am. At the bottom of my small garden is a gate. A plain wooden gate that needs one hinge fixed. Beyond the gate are a few steps carved into a grassy bank. It’s down those steps that you can reach the beach.
The Atlantic ocean pounds the centuries old cliffs, the rugged shards of black rock snake their way into the sea and the course yellow sand whips around my feet. I breathe in deeply. The smell of exposed seaweed and salty air fill my senses. That is what hope smells likes.
For a long time there had been no hope. I was at the bottom of a well, in the worst place I could be. I couldn’t see the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. I felt nothing but sorrow and sadness. And pain, so much pain. It has been a long journey but I need to take you back a couple of years, not quite to the beginning but to a pivotal point in my life. A time when I thought everything was going to be okay, when I thought my life was turning around. A time when I had plans and I believed I had the future I longed for. But I was wrong. It’s only now that I have hope.
And what am I hoping for? A reply to an email I have just sent.
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“This story is not only powerful and inspiring to those of us battling depression it also gives a message to woman living a loveless and lifeless marriage. Most importantly it gives strength and hope that with the right care we can control and keep fighting against depression.” A Parkins
“Beautiful, heartbreaking, intense and heart in mouth moments describe my experience with this book.” R Nicholson
About the Author
Tracie Podger currently lives in Kent, UK with her husband and a rather obnoxious cat called George. She’s a Padi Scuba Diving Instructor with a passion for writing. Tracie has been fortunate to have dived some of the wonderful oceans of the world where she can indulge in another hobby, underwater photography. She likes getting up close and personal with sharks.
Available from Amazon, iBooks, Kobo & Nook
Fallen Angel, Part 1
Fallen Angel, Part 2
Fallen Angel, Part 3
Fallen Angel, Part 4
Evelyn – A Novella
Rocco – A Novella
A Virtual Affair
The Passion Series – Jackson
Letters to Lincoln
Rocco: The Missing Years
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