(Take if Off Series #10)
by Cambria Hebert
She’s trying to move on, but the past won’t let her go.
I fell in love once.
It was a big mistake, but the biggest mistake of all was staying with him.
He pushed me around. He cheated and treated me like trash.
I don’t feel sorry for myself, because I let him.
But no more.
I moved out. I'm saving my stripper's salary for an education that will get me somewhere better.
But breaking the chains of a shitty past isn’t easy. He says I owe him. He says we aren’t done. I don’t care what he says anymore.
I do care about Adam.
But my history tells me I’m not the best judge of men. And the fact Adam’s been married four times tells me he probably isn’t a safe choice.
I need safe. I need better. I need out.
If the past is any indication of my future, getting out isn’t going to be easy.
He didn’t need to be told twice. In seconds he was standing to his full impressive height and towed me up along with him. Adam released my hand and cupped my face. His hands engulfed my jaw but he was so gentle. His eyes swept over me like I was the most beautiful thing he’d ever seen and around us sparks flew like snowflakes in a blizzard.
Instead of crushing his mouth to mine like I expected, like I wanted, he took his time. His heated gaze dropped to my lips, then back to my eyes. His fingers spasmed against my head and tightened ever so slightly.
Slowly, slowly he lowered his head, cupping my jaw so that I could do nothing but hold still and wait for him to arrive.
The anticipation of his lips on mine was almost my undoing. Everything going on inside me head floated away. I became aware of the moment, of the quietness in the room, of the way my body swayed wanting to get closer.
Adam’s lips brushed over mine, a gentle caress, once, twice and then a third time. He lifted his head just slightly and stared down at me, his thumb climbed up and caressed my lower lip.
He smiled softly and then joined our lips once more.
Get ready to be swept away by this emotional, romantic and thrilling story survival. I was deeply moved by Roxie's attempts to leave behind a past full of hurt and abuse by her now ex boyfriend Craig.
She grows strong in her resolve to leave Craig, save her money by working as a stripper, and eventually escape this life through education and the hope for a brighter future.
Roxie has sworn off men, but the attraction toward her boss at the Mad Hatter strip club is something she has to fight. In the past this has been easy... after all he was married (to his 4th wife nonetheless) and she was involved with Craig. Now that Craig is history and Adam just got his divorce, nothing is stopping him from making his move on her.
Adam has been enthralled with Roxie from the first moment he met her. Although he remained faithful to his wife, he could not help being attracted and compelled toward Roxie's beauty as well as her great personality. He wants to protect her from her abusive ex boyfriend and wants her all to himself.
Cambria Hebert once again has a winning story here. It is full of pathos and that indelible nuance of reality. As usual with this author's books, her writing style is superb and on the mark. She has given us here a story of survival and love I will not soon forget.
I must warn you there is a critical scene that is raw and violent. It is written with tact and masterfully so as not to offend. It is a critical scene full of power and pivotal to the outcome of this story.
About the Author
Cambria Hebert is the author of the young adult paranormal Heven and Hell series, the new adult Death Escorts series, and the new adult Take it Off series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book. You can find out more about Cambria and her work by visiting http://www.cambriahebert.com
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