Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Always - Lauren Dane

Sometimes you have to go more than halfway to meet in the middle.

Caitlin Moore has every reason to celebrate. She’s through with law-school finals, and out for some post-semester fun when she runs smack dab into Eamon Blake, the Irishman with whom she had a summer fling years ago. Time hasn’t dimmed their lingering friendship—or their sexual chemistry.

Eamon isn’t looking for love when he bumps into Cat while he’s in Seattle on a job. Yet over the next year, he finds himself involved in a rekindled long-distance romance that moves from casual to a lot more.

That’s the rub. Cat is determined not to repeat her past mistakes with men and give up the dream job for which she’s worked so hard. Independence is something she’s spent years achieving. Eamon can start over so much easier than she can—why shouldn’t he make the sacrifice this time?

But Eamon doesn’t much relish leaving the life he’s been building in Los Angeles—and he really doesn’t like ultimatums. At an impasse, goodbye seems the only direction to go. Ending it is the right thing to do…or the biggest mistake they ever made.

This is my first official Lauren Dane book! =) It came highly recommended by Ames over at Thrifty Reader. Ok this is why Amy and I are BFF...the girl KNOWS ME! lol This book rocked my world! Its a hot sexy read that you'll finish in one sexy sitting! ;)

Ok so Caitlin and Eamon met 4 years back at his dads pub in Ireland. Caitlin was in school for being a lawyer and went abroad for the summer. The two her hot and heavy yet light with their relationship while their time together. All ended fine and they parted.

4 years later they run into each other in Seattle where Cat now lives. Things quickly heat up and the two fall right back into where they left...back into bed! lol But things seem different this time...both are more mature and a bit more into their own lives.

Obviously the two end up having a long distant relationship that actually seems to work for them! On both sides of their fences they are getting pushed...Eamon to commit and Cat to un-commit her heart! Both go back and forth between about a year and a half or so and when Cat's graduation comes forward shes faced with deciding if she wants to commit herself and her heart to this one man.

She does...does he???

This is was SOOOO GOOOOD! The obvious...did you hear me up there...Eamon...Irish...HELLO SEXY ACCENT! I swear when he talked I heard his voice flew off the pages...ok or ebook! lol ;) Eamon was hot & sexy! He totally knew what Cat wanted at all times whether it was in the bed or out in real life! He was such a hot little flirt but when it came to Cat he held her on high! =)

Cat...poor girl ran after a guy and held off her career for years then got cheated on. Therefore shes held herself back so much in her love life. Being with Eamon is a big step for her on every level. And now that shes done with school shes got to decide if she will throw it all away and uproot herself once again for a guy! She has issues with that as Eamon does with leaving his business in LA! =/

If you need a hot and steamy little read pick this one up PRONTO! I finished it within a few short hours! =)

Warning: This excerpt contains adult content. 18 and over only, please.

Her door beckoned, bright gleaming red. She unlocked it and waved him inside, locking up behind herself.

Eamon filled her small entryway with more than just his physical presence. His heat, his vitality took up every inch of the place, sliding over her skin, seeping into her pores. The man was potent. Caitlin hesitated, unable to remember if he’d always been so. She seemed to recall his sexuality had been more casual, playful. Then again, hers had too. Four years had been a lifetime for her. In that time he’d lost his father and had taken on a new life’s path. That would change anyone, deepen their focus. It worked on him, she decided after taking a long look.

He put his bag down—he’d told her earlier it contained his camera—and hung his coat up before taking hers.
“I like it here,” he murmured, drawing her into the main room. “I don’t suppose I’d have imagined you in a room with these deep purples and golds. And yet, looking at you now, here, it works. It’s regal.” He stood in front of her, the bed only steps away. He drew the backs of his fingers down her cheek and she relaxed.

She knew this man, he knew her. Everything would be fine.

“You still with me, Cat?”

She reached down and grabbed the hem of her shirt, pulling it up and off, tossing it on the chair behind her. Releasing the clip that held most of her hair, she sent it cascading down her back and shoulders.

“Yes. You?”

“Good Lord, you’re beautiful.” He bent his body, dipping his head to brush his lips across her bare shoulder briefly.

“Would you like a beer or a glass of wine? It’s a bit chilly, I thought I’d start a fire before we got naked.”

“I approve of your priorities. What sort of beer and or wine do you have?”

“Take your sweater off first. I want to see you. Or part of you for now.” Caitlin realized her voice had shifted lower, into a sort of purr. It had been a while since sex had been more than a perfunctory meeting of a need. A long while since she’d truly felt sexual, especially sexy herself. Perhaps it was that he represented a part of herself she’d lost.

“Pleased to oblige you.” His sweater joined her shirt and she sighed happily. His upper body was beautiful. Hard but not bulked. Just the right amount of muscle. She was unwilling to stop herself from sliding her palms across his pecs, delighting in the way they jumped at her caress. Just the right amount of hair on his chest, lovely, flat nipples she remembered were very sensitive.

“You’re still so very delicious.”

I give this book a total of...



Cecile said...

Holy Moley Good Gawds of Fire!! One hot review home! You might have to put a notice on the review... HOT HOT HOT!!!!

Great job of making my debit card run and hide!!!!!
Ames, you rock honey!!!!
Hugs to yo both!

June 8, 2010 at 8:07 PM
Fiction Vixen said...

You've had a good run lately. 5 stars, wow!! I've only read LD's Brown sibling series and I think one of the Chase Brothers books. I really enjoyed them. Glad you enjoyed this one, sounds good!

June 9, 2010 at 9:03 AM
Lori said...

Oh, you have so much Lauren Dane goodness ahead of you!! I'm almost jealous :)


June 9, 2010 at 9:58 AM
Monroe Dawson said...

Oh girl your smutty self would absolutely eat this one up!!! GO GET IT! =)

Fiction Vixen~
I had only read her book with Megan Hart...I cant wait to jump into more LD books!

Oh girl I cant wait to experience it! And I think experience is the perfect word for her books! ;) Oh and Yummy Goodness! lol

June 9, 2010 at 11:44 AM
VampFanGirl said...

I've gotta get reading this author. I have a few of her books in my TBR. Time to move them to the top.

Great review Monroe!

Hugs, VFG

June 10, 2010 at 10:46 AM
Monroe Dawson said...

Thanks! And yes hurry and read LD. You won't be sorry! ;)

June 10, 2010 at 10:51 AM