Sparks Fly … Lines Blur… Hearts Break
Alexander Avery is rich, powerful and the sexiest man Angeline Hemming has ever laid eyes on: a man like every woman dreams about. Angel is not immune to his sensual and ruthless pursuit, and Alex is intoxicated by the beautiful doctor; overwhelmed with desire like he’s never known.
As one of Angel’s profiling cases gets more and more dangerous, Alex finds himself filled with unfamiliar panic and emotional turmoil; his need to protect her goes against Angel’s adamant insistence that she doesn’t need his help. He isn’t a man to sit on the sidelines when the woman he’s obsessed with is threatened, so he takes control to protect her without telling her of his plans.
Angel’s fortitude is shaken when her stalker invades not only her personal life but also those close to her… even when that someone is as powerful and seemingly untouchable as Alexander Avery. Professional ethics insist she keep the details or her work secret, even as their newfound closeness has her yearning to confide in him. But, as Angel’s quest to protect her heart from Alex’s undeniable pull equals her need to keep him out of a dangerous situation, circumstances dictate a huge decision; which could have detrimental, and irreversible consequences for them both.
When danger threatens and jealousy reaches the boiling point, lies will be told and secrets kept… Even with the best intentions and the most undeniable connection … the deepest of loves will be tested.
“Mmmmm… ” Alex murmured. The sound of his voice begged her to push the door open further. The smooth mahogany gave way beneath her trembling fingertips to reveal a lone figure sprawled face down on the bed.
Angel’s breath left her lungs in a grateful rush as she leaned on the doorframe, hands reaching out to take her weight. Relief washed through her. He was here and he was alone. God help her, that fact was just as important.
The sheet was falling low on his waist, clinging precariously to the curve of his butt, the strong expanse of his shoulders presented to her below the dark hair. It looked longer than she remembered, and she stood there, willing him to turn so she could see the lines of his face. Her lips parted to call his name, but he stopped her by calling hers first.
“Angel, don’t do this.”
She gasped softly and moved to the side of the bed, crawling gently onto it to kneel beside him, her rear resting on her feet. His scent surrounded her, a mixture of musky cologne and Alex. The skin, molded over the strong contours of his back, fascinated her. She wanted to touch, to feel the silken texture beneath her fingers, to run her nose down his spine, to taste the salty tang on her tongue.
Angel was falling apart, her weakness overwhelming her. Earlier, she’d fought ruthlessly, but now, she had no fight left. With Alex, she wanted to surrender. The truth of it was undeniable.
“What am I doing?” she asked softly, reaching out to smooth her hand over the back of his head and down the strong muscles of his back. He was warm, a sharp contrast to her own skin, and the familiar electricity ran between his flesh and hers—tangible and alive.
Alex shifted, turning his head toward her. He was still sleeping, his features soft in the dark blue glow of night. “You deny us…”
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~~ 5 “On the Edge of my Seat” Stars ~~
Talk about a book that has EVERYTHING!!!! This is the Second installment in the After Dark Series and let me tell you I couldn’t put this book down. It was filled with love, intrigue, mystery, suspense, HOT sex, and of course heartbreak. I was literally sitting on the edge of my seat reading this book. Again, as was the same in book 1, the writing was flawless. Kahlen created a story that sucked you in and didn’t let go until the very end. You can’t turn the pages fast enough when it comes to this book. I can’t say a whole lot about the storyline because it would give too many details away, but I can say that the questions that were left unanswered in book 1 are addressed and for the most part answered in this book. She did leave somethings up in the air, that I am assuming will be concluded in the third book.
In book 1 we got to see how Alex and Angel came together and their journey of getting to know each other, in this book we get to see what happens to them once they admit to their feelings. This was not an easy journey for Alex and Angel. Both of them have severe trust issues. Their relationship is tested quite a bit in this book. Their relationship will take your heart on a roller coaster ride. So many ups and downs!!!! I will say that Alex was still extremely YUMMY in this book….I think I fell for him more in this book. Angel on the other hand….she sort of annoyed me a bit in this book (not enough to take any enjoyment or stars away) but it felt like her character changed a little in this book. She was still the strong independent woman from book 1 but a little more on the whiney side. It kind of bothered me that she was always second guessing Alex’s feelings and words towards her. He did nothing to make her mistrust him. I was a little annoyed that she kept holding their very first conversation against him and letting Whitney talk in the back of her head. Like I said….don’t get the wrong idea….this didn’t take away from my complete enjoyment of this story.
I was glad that we got to see more of Alex’s family. We got to know Cole and Allison so much more in this book. I hope that continues into book 3 and I also hope we get to see more of Becca and Jillian in book 3.
Again I would recommend this book to everyone who has read book 1 ( Angel After Dark ) and is also a fan of Kahlen Aymes. Heck even if you aren’t a fan or have never heard of her before….. READ THIS SERIES!!!!! This book does end on a To Be Continued ending again, but it is nothing to torturous that you need to wait for the third book to be released. The book ended at a great spot and you just know there is more to come 🙂
ANGEL AFTER DARK (AFTER DARK #1)
Dr. Angeline Hemming is a beautiful, sassy, no-nonsense type of girl who has risen from a difficult past to become one of Chicago’s most successful and respected criminal profilers. In exchange for free commercials to promote her favorite charitable causes, Angel answers calls and gives relationship advice on a Friday night radio program.
Alexander Avery is a gorgeous and successful corporate genius who doesn’t believe in love. When his girlfriend-of-convenience calls into Angel’s program, he is furious with the show’s host who doles out (what he considers) blind advice, without knowing all the facts… and he decides to give her a piece of his mind, and his side of the story!
When Angel informs Alex he’s the one in need of a much-deserved lesson, all hell breaks loose as these two type-A personalities battle it out for control over minds and hearts, and yes, in bed. Not only are they fighting each other at every turn, but they are also struggling to uphold the convictions they each live by.
It’s unclear who is stronger, but both must discover that to get what they desperately want, they may have to give a little… or a lot.
Kahlen fell into writing by accident but discovered a deep love for it. She is an award-winning author of sizzling hot, deeply moving contemporary romance. Her books have reached #1 on Smashwords Bestseller List, #2 on Amazon Top 100 and #26 on Barnes & Noble Bestseller List. The Remembrance Trilogy is traditionally published in France and her latest book debuted at #30 on Amazon.fr top 100 paid list.
Her stories draw readers in and lets them experience all of the love, passion and emotion her characters do! She lives near Omaha, Nebraska with her daughter, Olivia and their three dogs. Creative by nature, she enjoys the arts, music and theater, but has a BSBA in Business and Marketing from an ivy league university… She adores her readers, most of all, so don’t be a stranger!
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