by Nicole Reed
Kylie Lord has known Trent Moss and Dray Savage since college. Trent, the smart and kind-hearted humanitarian has had her heart from the moment they met, but someone else always has his. Dray is an arrogant professional football player who happens to be Trent’s best friend and Kylie’s nemesis “with benefits.”
Five years after graduation, Kylie is commanding the world with a new image and a successful business; however, she lacks the one thing she wants and the one thing she can never have. That is, until one fateful night when Kylie decides to go after all of her forbidden fantasies and risk everything.
Two men, completely different and poles apart, but together they are her idea of perfection. One can only offer her tonight and the other forever, but can Kylie settle for just one man, or can she have her cake and eat it too?
I did not want this book to end! I am totally having a book hangover right now! Such, such, such a good read!
Kylie Lord has been in love with Trent since college, no one comes close in comparison. Sad part for Kylie is that Trent just see’s her as a sister. Dray is Trent’s foster brother and the thorn in Kylie’s side for the last 7 years. They share a real love hate (more on the hate side) relationship. When Dray has an accident, Trent asks Kylie to step in to watch over and nurse Dray back to health. What unravels next is something totally unexpected for all 3 of them.
I laughed out loud, I cried, I held my breath. I was shocked at times. There were so many twists and turns. This book totally reminds me of one of my favorite movies Sleepless in Seattle. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks just kept missing each other and situations kept them from being together. Same with Kylie, Trent, and Dray things kept happening to keep the one’s you wanted to be together, apart. I just kept hoping and praying through my inner turmoil that things would work out in the end. Then Nicole, threw one last monkey wrench up in the mix. I yelled out “No, oh no!”.
“We share something so real that I can’t give it up, and I sure as hell can’t walk away.”
“I never knew what being in love was, and if this is it, it’s killing me inside, Kylie. Is it supposed to hurt this fucking bad? he harshly asks. I would give up everything….football, the fame, the money if I thought I might lose you because it seems none of it would matter without you in my life.”
This is the first book I’ve read by Nicole Reed and if her others are as good as Cake, I can’t wait to read more of her work! They’ve all been added to my to-read shelf on Goodreads!
“Do you feel that, Kylie?” He continues to caress my arm with his hand. “That’s power running between you and me. I never imagined it would be so strong, so intense. Can you even conceive what my body rubbing against yours well feel like? Please unlike either one of us has ever experienced. Sex in its greatest form.”
His words hypnotize me, seduce me, and demolish my inhibitions so that even my common sense agrees with what he is saying. I’ve never wanted sex as much as I want it with Dray at this moment. In my head, I can see images of us entwined together, his dark against my light skin. The sight, in my mind’s eye, so clear, so erotic, that my breathing becomes erratic just with the thought. Closing my eyes, I feel his fingers glide to my breasts, circling the tip through my clothes. My clit throbs in tune with his movements almost as if he is touching me there. Dray grasps my nipple tightly as he pulls and squeezes. The dual motion overwhelms my senses, and an orgasm overcomes me, rippling up and through my body. Clenching my legs together, I moan as I ride it out. My body shakes, tingling with the aftermath of what just happened, and what I need to be happening again; however, sanity returns with me still sitting on the side of the couch. Opening my eyes, Dray stares at me like he knows my every thought. At least now, he has a supreme satisfied smile on his mouth and his shorts are in a superior tent out front.
“Damn girl. That is about the hottest sight I’ve ever seen. Had you been butt-naked, I think I would have exploded right along with you.”
I love angst….I thrive on it, but only the fictional kind. I adore a story that grips the reader from the beginning and doesn’t let go…EVER. I’m an avid reader who just recently discovered my love of writing. My favorite things in life include my three wild & crazy kids, Reese’s Pieces, and every genre of music. I reside in the Deep South.