STAY WITH ME
By: Kelly Elliott
Release Day : May 12, 2016
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Life moves on.
Only people who have never lost anyone they loved with all their heart can blindly believe those words.
What if I didn’t want to move on? What if I wanted to wake up every morning with that familiar ache in my chest, knowing I’d never see her again?
But, life can change in a moment.
I knew that better than anyone … So, when I couldn’t get those mesmerizing green eyes out of my head, I decided to do something about it.
Would one night with her be enough, or would my heart decide it was finally time to move on from the past?
Pulling Kilyn onto my lap, I lifted her chin and looked into her eyes. “This is not bad. This is you and I finding our way back to each other. I don’t think it was a coincidence you and I running into each other all those times. We were meant to be together. Even if I couldn’t see it at first, I’ve always known it in my heart. All we have to do is show up, eat some food, help my father with some bookshelf and then I’m taking you home and making love to you all night.”
She lifted her eyebrows. “All night, huh?”
I gently kissed around her face. “All night.”
“Is that a Greek thing . . . the stamina?”
I could feel my body heating as Kilyn squirmed about in my lap. “Hell, yes, that’s a Greek thing.”
Sinking her teeth into her lip, she smiled big. “I think I’m going to like having a Greek boyfriend.”
“Oh, baby, trust me. There are so many things about having a Greek boyfriend you’re going to love.”
Pushing her ass against my hard dick, she winked. “Starting with this?”
A low growl came from the back of my throat as I whispered against her lips. “Me trelaíneis, Kilyn.”
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *
~ 5 Ladybug Stars ~
Whenever I pick up a Kelly Elliott book to read, I know I am going to completely enjoy it and have a huge smile on my face in the end. This book was no different.
Stay With Me is a standalone novel and is a fun and entertaining read. I loved the storyline and cast of characters she introduced to us in this book. I enjoyed that she gave us a little bit of everything to touch on all of our emotions while reading this story. I laughed, cried, swooned, blushed and even got angry. But who doesn’t love it when you can get sucked into a story that much to feel what the characters are feeling. That is what makes a 5 star read for me.
This is a fairly quick read and isn’t loaded down with a lot of drama or angst. Just enough to keep you turning the pages and to root for this couples HEA. This story moves along a great pace and the flow was effortless. I loved that kelly branched out into the Greek heritage. This reminded me a little of the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Not the storyline, but the craziness of what it would be like living with and growing up in a Greek family. I loved all the Greek touches she threw into this story (When Thano talks Greek to Kilyn….swoon 😉 )
In this book we meet Thano and Kilyn. Both have hard and tough backgrounds. Both have suffered severe loss, so each of them have serious trust issues and have built big walls around their hearts to protect them from love. What they didn’t expect was that FATE was playing a bigger hand in their future. After having multiple run-ins they decide to give it a try and date….Well that opens new issues because they have to deal with Thano’s Greek family. Will these two be able to break down their walls enough and find happiness together??? You’ll need to read this story to find out.
I loved all the extra characters we got to meet in this book. I know this is a standalone, but I have to say I wouldn’t be mad if she wrote a book for Thano’s brothers. I would love to read more about this crazy family!!!!
If you are looking for a book that is fun, sexy and features a sexy Greek God, then you’ll want to read Stay With Me. If you are a fan of Kelly Elliott’s then you don’t want to miss this book. She gave us another great love story with characters that just melted my heart.
Kelly Elliott is married to a wonderful Texas cowboy who has a knack for making her laugh almost daily and supports her crazy ideas and dreams for some unknown reason…he claims it’s because he loves her!
She’s also a mom to an amazing daughter who is constantly asking for something to eat while her fingers move like mad on her cell phone sending out what is sure to be another very important text message.
In her spare time she loves to sit in her small corner overlooking the Texas hill country and write.
One of her favorite things to do is go for hikes around her property with Gus….her chocolate lab and the other man in her life, and Rose, her golden retriever. When Kelly is not outside helping the hubby haul brush, move rocks or whatever fun chore he has in store for her that day, you’ll find her inside reading, writing or watching HGTV.