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Christy reviews The Final Temptation Novella by K.C. Lynn

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synopsis revisedKAYLA~ He moved in next door to me, all bronzed skin and lean muscle, with a panty dropping smile that could make any girl weep with need. He set my body and teenage hormones on fire for three years. THREE LONG YEARS.

In that time he became a cop- Officer Sexy as I liked to call him- and every time I pushed, he retreated. But I knew he felt it, I saw it in the way he looked at me. So one night I set my plan in motion and upped my game. I finally reeled the sexy bastard in, and he didn’t know what hit him.

COOPER~ She tempted me with her smart mouth and tight body for three painful years. I took an oath to uphold the law and honor it, which she made almost impossible not to break. But when the day finally came, I made her pay, every beautiful inch of her. She might drive me crazy and be the biggest pain in the ass, but she’s my pain in the ass. And I’ll spend everyday for the rest of my life making sure she never forgets who she belongs to.

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You asked for our story and now we are going to give it to you. Cooper and I are not only going to share our special day with you, but we are going to take you back to a time that was frustrating, sexy, explosive and downright beautiful. Here is our story, from beginning to… forever.

This is a Novella with an HEA and is told in dual POV. It is the last book to the Men Of Honor Series. Although you don’t have to read every book in the series, I strongly recommend that the first book, Fighting Temptation, should be read prior to Kayla and Cooper’s story in order to understand many aspects of this book.

WARNING~ Due to mature subject matter, such as explicit sexual situations and coarse language, this story is not suitable for anyone under the age of eighteen.

excerpt revisedThe moment his control snapped.

We stare at each other for a long moment, the air thick with tension. His hands still grip my arms tightly when something passes between us, something powerful.

“You know what? Fuck it!” Then suddenly it happens, the one thing I have been wanting from him, for three long years. He kisses me, his mouth crashing to mine, hard, hot and demanding.

Oh god. My knees go weak and a whimper escapes me at the first sweep of his tongue. His taste—his incredible, masculine taste—floods my senses and sets my body on fire. I waste no time giving just as good as I get. My fingers weave into his hair with a grip that draws a growl from him and I match him stroke for every desperate stroke, taking what I have ached for, what I have dreamed about for so long.

Catching me off guard, Cooper picks me up by my ass and walks us a few steps. I hear a bunch of shit crash to the floor before my back suddenly meets the cold, hard surface of his kitchen table. We never break the kiss, our mouths devouring one another, our tongues dueling a beautiful battle of frustration and pure, hot lust. My lungs crave oxygen but I can’t stop, I don’t want to, I need more. I rip open his uniform shirt and the tiny buttons fly all over the place. My hands slip beneath his undershirt and roam over the smooth, hard plains of his abs.

With a groan he rips his mouth from mine, and starts trailing his lips down my throat. “You drive me fucking crazy!” he growls. “The way you torment my dick, prancing around this tight, little body of yours. Testing every measure of my control!”

And I finally snapped it. Thank the Lord!

 

Christys reviewFIVE FINAL STARS!

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This could not have been a more perfect book to end the Men of Honor series. We first fell in love with Kayla and Cooper in Fighting Temptation. I’m so glad they got their own book and HEA!

I immediately got lost in their story…so lost in fact that I forgot she was actually telling the story lol! I got jerked back to reality closer to the end when we got back to present day.

Kayla is that fiery fierce friend everyone needs by their side. She has a smart mouth (that usually gets her in some kind of trouble) but Kayla is a true friend. Officer Sexy is the hot and honorable man that woman wishes they had! Dirty talking and panty melting hot…YES! He’s also humble and loyal…just like Kayla. Match made in heaven!

KC took us on one amazing journey in their tale of hilarious antics to the very end straight to the happily ever after. I laughed so many times and also had flashbacks of them all from Fighting Temptation.

I’m really glad to have been on this ride with them throughout the whole Men of Honor series. I will seriously miss this crew. I’m sure KC has some things up her sleeve as usual and hopefully we will see them all in action again.

You will not be disappointed with their story or the MOH series. It’s one that becomes a part of you. I can’t tell you how many times these books brought me out of a bad place. KC is truly an amazing author and most of all a wonderful person.

Thank you once again for giving us characters that feel like family and for bringing the pages to life!

Men of Honor series!

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Men of Honor series:

Fighting Temptation

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 Sweet Temptation

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 Resisting Temptation

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Standalone:

Beautifully Insightful

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author bio revisedKCK.C. Lynn is a small town girl living in Western Canada. She married her high school sweetheart and they have four amazing children: two lovely girls and a set of handsome twin boys. It was her love for romance books that gave K.C. the courage to sit down and write her own novel. When she is not in her writing cave, pounding out new characters and stories, she can be found living between the pages of a book, meeting new tattooed, hot alpha males with very big…Hearts.

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Dympna’s 5★ review of By A Thread by RL Griffin

By A Thread
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Synopsis:

Stella’s future was set, and it was a bright one. She was engaged to a man she adored, and was headed to law school in the fall. Tragically, her perfectly planned future ends just as it was beginning.

With no ties to family or friends, Stella finds herself alone in a new city, spiraling out of control. Her typical day comes to a close with her passed out on the floor; sometimes clothed.

Luckily, her new roommate, essentially a stranger, is dead set on getting Stella past her grief and back to functioning within society. Putting one foot in front of the other, she climbs up from the bottom of a bottle. Even with all her progress, Stella walks through life unfeeling, numb. Defiant, she sends out warning signals for the world to keep away. But, is that what she really wants?

With the steadfast help of a few tight knit friends, she gradually begins to feel again. She starts to savor the flavor of food again; lets herself notice how the handsome bartender glances at her. Still, after allowing herself a fling, she wonders if she will ever be able to let go of her shattered past, fully enjoy the present, or get over what she thought would be her perfect future and with the man who destroyed her heart.

 

 

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When I got a recommendation from my friend Michelle, saying I had to read this book, that’s exactly what I did. I trust her so I went in blind (no blurb read, I like a surprise), and I owe her for introducing me to this amazing new author, big time! Let me tell you, I was blown away.

It’s not your run of the mill romance novel; it has so much more… More pain, sadness, heartbreak, intensity, love and questions. Simply put, it just has M.O.R.E!! I loved the pace of the writing, it continually made me want to read more, each chapter ending called for another to follow, I couldn’t leave this book down.

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Stella, what can I say but she is one tough cookie, a white chocolate chip with macadamia nut cookie drizzled in melted peanut butter to be exact. Her life seemed perfect and in an instant it became a deep black hole of misery, pain and sorrow. It’s in that horrible dark place that she wants to stay; isolated, numb and alone. I have to say I don’t blame her either!

Reading this book, she easily became one of my favourite female heroines or in her case “the hero of this story”. Though she wallows in the sadness of her grieving process (which I applaud Patrick for dragging her kicking and screaming from), she is a strong, determined, smart, sassy woman with a don’t-give-a-shit attitude, at least about the smaller things like drunken nudity! There were so many times I laughed at her smart-assed comments; a few I’m holding on to for future use :) I felt what she felt, good bad or indifferent and that is a testament to RL Griffin’s great writing skill.

Not only did I connect with El, I also did with the external characters; Patrick, Billy, Millie, George and the ever faithful canine companion Cooper. It’s not too often that you come across a book and like all the key characters, well for me at least! I wanted to go to Finnegan’s with the gang for drinks and lay out in the park with Cooper. I loved the way Patrick was a constant support for El, regardless of the situation she found herself in and that he and Billy were always there for her, like family. Millie is the perfect balance to El and then there’s George, oh George… What a guy! I’m not saying anymore because you really need to meet these people for yourself! When you do, I hope they’ll feel as real to you as they did for me. As I’m Irish I loved nod given to this Emerald Isle of ours; Finnegan’s Bar, the Guinness and Harp on tap and I’m sure if you go back far enough that El has some Irish roots somewhere, no one can drink like her and not have some Irish in her! ;)

I had my suspicions about where the plot was going and I wasswayed this way and that over and back to the point where I felt I could have been in “The X-Files” because I was trusting no one and telling El that the truth was out there! RL Griffin does an amazing job of keeping you on your toes and now even still I have a list of questions that need answers to, good thing is Tension (BaT #2) is available now!

“I want to tell you that you are beautiful, you know that? Inside and out.” He kissed her left shoulder blade, “but you are broken. I plan on fixing you.”

“Oh really, how do you plan on doing that?” she asked without moving.

He leaned down and kissed her lovingly on the back of her neck, up slowly behind her ear. A shutter went through her entire body. “Very slowly, and one piece at a time, love.”

A compelling, emotional, intense read for sure, a story of struggle, acceptance, rediscovery, strength, friendship and love.

5 star BAT

And with an ending and prologue like that be damn sure you’re going to want to read Tension (#2) immediately after (which you can, links below) and then Seamless (#3) to come early 2014! Oh and not forgetting to grab my #TeamStella “Oh My Shit” tshirt too! Check them out here.

 

My song dedication to El and George~

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Check out RL Griffin’s stunning Playlist for By A Thread~

 

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About the Author:

RLGriffin

R.L. Griffin lives in the Atlanta area and is surrounded by awesome dudes: her husband, son and two dogs. She went to law school at American University, Washington College of Law, but only after she fell in love with D.C. R.L. worked in the Senate during the impeachment trial and wanted to stay. After law school, she worked for a bit in the area, then moved to Atlanta.

If you ask anyone who knows R.L., they know she loves reading and reads all sorts of books. Any free time she has she’s either reading, writing or drinking with friends.

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