Wednesday, March 6, 2019

COVET BY ELLA JAMES is now available. Do not miss this wrenching and beautiful love story!

Release Date: February 25, 2019 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Cover Designer: Candi Kane 
Cover Photo: Wander Aguiar 
Model: Colton R.

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Blurb: Homer Carnegie. Admit it—you know my name. Your kid’s got my e-trading card. Your husband sits up straighter when I stroll onto the TV screen. He knows I’m going to crack the bat and save the day. Even your grandma’s jonesing for my autograph. But women my age? They’re the worst. Or would that be the best?
It’s not my fault they line up at the door. They catch my balls all right, two at a time sometimes, or even three. Believe me, everybody wins.
At least they did—until the video. I heard TMZ paid a million for a bird’s eye view of Homer on his A-game. The only folks who didn’t watch with eager eyes? Red Sox management. They want me benched, or worse, shipped off to rehab.
It’s a long story, what happens next. How I end up on a boat, bound for the world’s most remote island: Tristan da Cunha. Just a speck of dust in the Atlantic.
Except my heart is there.
I don’t know that when I step onto the boat.
I don’t know a lot of things.
What I’ll covet…
What I’ll lose…

Excerpt: “You’re a liar.” The words are like velvet, and his face is set like stone.
“No, I’m not! Now go away from me!”
I shove his chest without forethought and then recoil as fear pounds through me.
“Tell me you don’t want me. C’mon, fucking tell me, Finley. Make it easy.”
“I want you, and I hate it. I hate you!”
“Tell me you don’t want my hands on you. My mouth right there.” His finger points to my throat. I can’t swallow. His hands run down my arms, the warm palms feather-light. His face is grave as all the universe.
I can say nothing. I’ve made unforgivable mistakes, so many errors in judgment. My foot is caught in moss I’ll never break free of...and still I crave him.
“I don’t want to want you,” I say, the words barely there.
To my surprise, he laughs, his prince’s mouth twisting before he tosses me over his shoulder and makes off toward the curtain, striking it aside to stride toward the beds.
“I don’t want to either, so I guess that makes it even.”

About the Author: Ella James is the USA Today and Amazon Top 10 bestselling author of twenty teen and adult love stories. She’s an angst-a-holic who loves exploring difficult situations and the emotions of the people caught up in them. Also, smut. But always, always romance.
Ella is an Alabama native who makes her home near Boulder, Colorado, with her writer husband, three young children, and hyperactive dog. When she’s not writing, she can be found hiking the foothills, taking nature photos for her Instagram account, and swilling vanilla cream soda.

After reading this book, I had to take a few days off to get over this book hangover.  This is not an easy book to read because of all the emotions it emotes.  It is also not an easy review to write because I do not want to give away the plotline.  You need to read this to follow the journey of "Homer" Declan Carnegie and Finley Evans.

As you have read in the Blurb, Homer is a famous pitcher looking to rest his right arm while he detoxes and prepares himself for the surgery to repair his damaged arm.  These are his secrets and they must be kept quiet.  His name as a Carnegie, his fame as a pitcher, all add up to an obsessive interest by the paparazzi of anything to do with him.  He must protect his family and his team.

Finley is an island girl born and raised.  She has never gone anywhere.  She is a jack of trades as well as the vet for the island.  This is a close-knit community and everyone knows each other.  All she has are the memories of her mother and father.  She lost them at sea at a very young age while they were all boating looking for dolphins.  She was the only survivor and will never forget that fateful day.  You see, that occurred on her birthday.

Finley and Homer are the characters you will not soon forget.  How they help each other heal, the love that grows between them, and the horrific events they both must survive will grip your heart and keep invested in reading this story to the end.  Be prepared.  When an addict detoxes on his own without help it is not a pretty sight.  I was repelled and fascinated as this couple dealt with all the complications of this dilemma.

Definitely recommended for those of you who are not faint of heart and who love an adult love story that is very close to reality.

I am voluntarily reviewing this book.  Thanks to the author for sharing a copy with me.

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