Arianna 'Ari' Williams thought she experienced the depths of true love until the man of her dreams dismissed her with no explanation. Heartbroken and humiliated, she found herself changing the course of her life and picking up the pieces of her shattered heart. Now four years later, she has a successful career, amazing friends, and a young son with crystal blue eyes that reminds her every day of the love she imagined. Emotionally she has moved on but the wounds never healed.
Reed Matthews has it all. Playing professional football was his always his dream. Being one of the most successful wide receivers in the league comes with money, fame, and all the women he wants. Even with all his wishes coming true, he never stops thinking of the one woman that owned his soul four years ago.
A chance encounter brings Reed to the realization that Ari Williams not only hid a life changing secret from him, but also things weren't as they seemed all those years ago. He's determined to get her back and build their lives together.
When the truth behind their deception is revealed- friendships are tested, families are torn apart, and the one person behind it all is relentless.
Can Reed protect those he loves and build the future he dreamed of?
4 Star Review!
I really do love a second chance romance! There's just something about two people who are obviously meant to be, finally getting their chance at the happily ever after they deserve. Ariannia Williams and Reed Matthews definitely deserve a happily ever after.
Four years ago, Ari's life was turned upside down and she was left alone.
But somethings not right, and things aren't adding up. Ari and Reed remember their breakup very differently, and Reed swears to Ari that he's going to get to the bottom of it and find out what really happened.
Ahren Sanders has done it again. And that seems to be the consensus among the reviews right now. I honestly didn't think I could love any of her male leads as much as I did Declan Collins from Surviving/Surrendering. But, I was clearly mistaken.
Reed is...well...he's hot. And he's totally Alpha, and I FLOVE IT!
Throughout the whole book, I found myself rooting for Reed and hoping that he would be able to break through the insecurities Ari has about the two of them getting back together. She's hesitant to let Reed back into her life now that she's got another life, the life of her child-their child, to put before her own.
When the past that broke them up comes back to end things once and for all, I seriously thought I was gonna piss myself, but and unlikely character steps in and saves the day! YAYYY!!!
This book seriously had me flipping through the pages so fast, I constantly had to stop and go back to re-read some things I had read over too fast. There's tons of angst, just enough humor, quite a bit of mystery, and of course....well...there's Reed.
And that should speak for itself!
Kudos to you Ahren, on another great story, and another sexy as hell book boyfriend that I can add to my ever growing list! I love this book and I look forward to reading more :)
“Did you miss me, Arianna?”I can’t talk so I nod against his neck. One hand glides down my leg and into the hem of my shorts. His finger grazes the edge of the silk of my underwear. He moves the silk to the side and rubs his fingers between my swollen lips. He teases me with his touch until I moan.“Say it. Say you missed me and I’ll take care of you.”
Smug bastard.Shaking my head, not giving him the satisfaction. He removes his fingers but uses his whole hand to cup my sex and squeezes. I cry out and then bury my mouth on his shoulder trying to smother the sounds I can’t stop from making. My body begs for the pleasure but my mind won’t give in.“I feel you trembling. I know exactly what you need. All you have to do is say three little words. ‘I missed you’.”
I try to wiggle away, but his body and one arm has me pinned against the wall. I swivel my hips against his hand trying to get enough contact to relieve myself, but he twists his wrist and squeezes again. The need for release seeps all the way down to my toes. Then I think of something that may get to him.“Reed?” I whisper.“Hmmm?”
“If you don’t want to take care of me, I’ve got a very talented BOB in my room that’ll do it. The thought of it actually excites me.”
His body stiffens and his eyes meet mine shining with desire.“Not fucking happening.”
Ahren spent her formative years living in an active volcano. There her family made collectible lava art. She studied rock collecting at the Sorbonne in France. There she met the love of her life-her pet pig Sybil. She returned to the states and started writing. She is happily married to a guy who used to live under a bridge and she met while pole-dancing. They have one amazing daughter.
Now, meet the real me. I grew up in the south and consider myself a true “Southerner”. Most of the special locations mentioned in my books are reflections of my favorite places. Living on the Florida coast, my family spends a lot time at the beach which is where I usually can be found with a book in my hand. I started writing my Surrender Series, in the spring of 2013 and have received incredible support from the Indie community. Throughout this year, I have been privileged to meet some amazing people that I am thankful to have in my life.
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