Author: S.L. Scott
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
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This Standalone Second Chance Rock Star Romance by New York Times Bestselling Author, S.L. Scott, will have you falling in love with Rivers Crow while introducing you to his Sexy as Sin brothers and band mates—Jet, Tulsa, and Ridge.
Rivers Crow has everything he could ever need—a rock star life, more money than the devil himself, and worldwide fame. Except he’s still missing the one thing he wants—the girl he left behind.
Stella Fellowes has a life she doesn’t want—an unfulfilling job, debt without a ceiling, and lonely nights she spends pretending not to miss the one thing she needs—the boy who broke her heart.
Five years later, the guitarist she once loved is back with a hit record, millions of fans, and that look in his eye that still makes her weak in the knees. Only she’s not the same girl he once knew.
When these two star-crossed lovers come together, time starts to heal old wounds. Although she’s compelled to look past his sins, will he be able to look past hers?
I’m a skilled guitarist. I know how to make her come using all I’ve learned and playing her like an instrument.
I’m just not sure if I’m ready to let her have a release. I’m thinking of keeping her on the brink so we can come together. Stella grinds against my hand, seeking relief. I pull out and replace my finger with my cock one big inch at a time.
A gasp and then a harsh intake of air draws my attention to her pretty face. “How do I feel, baby?”
“So good. So much.” Her eyes open lazily as she takes a slow deep breath and looks into my eyes as I hover over her. Her hands drift from my shoulders to my jaw. “I want all of you, Rivers. Your body, your love, this look in your eyes forever. Kiss me.” Fuck. Yes. Forever.
I push in a little more, causing her eyes to close with the motion. My lips touch hers, and she whispers, “I was always here waiting for you. I was always yours . . .” I push in farther, her words driving me to take more. “To love.” Further, the feel of her engulfing me begins to cloud my thoughts. “To fuck.”
Fuck. I thrust all the way, as deep as I can go. Her head goes back, her words cries of desire. I kiss the underside of her chin and fuck.
Driving home everything I’ve wanted to tell her since the day we broke up. “I love you.” I fuck her selfishly. I fuck her to satisfy my own needs. I fuck her into an apology. “I’m sorry if I hurt you.”
“Don’t say sorry,” she manages between panting breaths. “You feel so good.”
I rest on my forearms and take her wrists in hand before pulling them above her head. Our palms press together. Our fingers entwine. Her body is stretched beneath me when I kiss her lips, showing her how much I care about her. “I meant I’m sorry for what I’m about to do to you.”
Rivers Crow should be living the good life; he has fame, money, a slew of fans, and a career that he loves, but none of that matters because he doesn’t have the love of his life by his side, which means that his success is bittersweet and as unfulfilling as it is worthwhile.
Stella Fellowes’ life has never been easy, but the night she lost her soulmate due to a misunderstanding and the subsequent events that followed only solidified her new perspective on life – trust no-one and love no-one because it only leads to pain and devastation.
But sooner or later, the past needs to be confronted…the truth needs to be revealed and if there’s any chance for a second chance…a new beginning, it needs to be fought for until it’s clear there’s nothing to get back.
I have to admit…I was quite overwhelmed with all the plot lines involved in Rivers and Stella’s story. At its center, Rivers is a second chance romance; the hero and heroine have spent five years apart, which means that they are essentially strangers when Rivers heads home to Austin to try and win Stella back. The steps to a reconciliation while confronting the past is an arduous task on its own, so complicating things even further with other plot points was a bit taxing.
Don’t get me wrong, adding in further conflict to Rivers and Stella’s reunion was necessary, but in some ways, there were too many outside issues to factor in and it took the focus off of what went wrong between Rivers and Stella and what it would take to repair what was broken.
What I also struggled with was the main reason for Rivers and Stella’s breakup. Throughout the entire book, it’s made clear that these two were soulmates…that they shared the kind of love that would never waiver, but their love crumbled under one incident…one secret that was kept…one favor for a friend and a promise made – all due to a misunderstanding and a refusal to hear an explanation. That should not have broken their love…it should not have shaken their foundation, but it did and in my opinion, they both gave up too easily, not fighting for what was supposed to be forever.
Despite my issues and concerns with some of the story, though, I enjoyed Rivers, and I was solidly in their corner when it came to working towards a second chance. The intimate scenes between Rivers and Stella captured the love between them and the ease in which their feelings reemerged and their connection got back on track illustrated the true depth of their love.
There’s only one Crow brother left, Ridge, and with his perspective on life and love, it will be interesting to see where his story goes and how easy or difficult it will be for the right woman to bring him to his knees.
3.5 Poison Apples
THE CROW BROTHERS SERIES
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Ridge Coming: September 2018
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About S.L. Scott
Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She’s obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she’s a pro.
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