Austin Singles #2
By Kelly Elliott
Releasing March 8th, 2019
Since the moment Kaelynn Dotson walked into my world, I haven’t been able to think, eat, or sleep. After having my heart broken by the only woman I’ve ever loved, Kaelynn has ignited something deep down inside me—a flame so hot that I cannot ignore, no matter how hard I try. I vowed to never open myself up to a woman again, but there’s something about Kaelynn that is drawing me to her.
There’s just one problem. She’s hiding something from me. Trust is something I need, but when it comes to Kaelynn, all the lines seem to be blurred. I know I should take this as a warning and walk away, but for some reason, it’s only enticing me more.
I’m living a lie. I’m not the girl from a middle-class family in Utah like Nash thinks. I’m the heiress to a billion-dollar fortune, and that’s not what he’s looking for. He’s had that before, and it left him scarred.
If the truth comes out, I’ll lose the only man I’ve ever fallen in love with . . . I’m not sure I’m willing to give him up.
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In Entice Me (Austin Singles #2) by Kelly Elliott, Nash never thought he'd be able to trust another woman after his best friend's sister broke his heart. However, the moment he meets Kaelynn Dotson, he finds he's unable to stay away from her, even as he suspects she's hiding something. However, when he discovers the truth, will Nash and Kaelynn be able to overcome the fact that they're from different worlds or will they go their separate ways?
Normally, Ms. Elliott has the ability to pull me into her stories right from the beginning, but this story I struggled to get into because of the hero's ex that didn't deserve the hero's attention and the fact that the heroine thought hiding something so huge about herself was a good idea. Couldn't Lily take a hint that Nash wanted nothing to do with her? Why couldn't the heroine open up to the hero about her family? Is she really desperate to hide that she comes from a family that has money just because Nash doesn't want to be with another person who comes from a family with plenty of money? However, in saying that, by the end of this story I absolutely loved it.
As for the dialogue, it was intense and entertaining due to the main characters back stories because they're from two different worlds and neither are looking for a relationship. Yet, they find they're drawn to each other and can't seem to resist being around each other. Furthermore, both the main characters are interesting due to their back stories and their journey to happy ever after is filled with tough obstacles. Yet, I liked that the hero took a chance on Kaelynn, even knowing that she's hiding something; something that could very much put an end to their blossoming relationship if he discovers the truth.
With the main characters, the heroine is strong and brave for taking the chance that she has in starting her own business instead of working for the family company. It shows how much initiative she has, especially with the work she does to help veterans. I also liked that she gave Nash a chance, even knowing that things could end in disaster once he learns the truth of what she's hiding. Then again, the means he goes to in order to discover her secret could just as easily cause a rift.
While the hero, he's resilient, courageous and I liked that he took a chance on Kaelynn because she's the first woman he's been interested in since his ex broke his heart. I also liked the close friendships he shares with the small group of friends he has and that they're always giving him advice because they believe he needs to move on. Certainly, Lily broke his heart, but it isn't the end of the world and Kaelynn is good for him. Yet, what I liked most of all about the hero was the tight bond he shares with his sister and that they always have each other's backs. Then again, their father isn't the easiest man to get along with. There's stubborn and then there's being too set in one's ways to ever be able to compromise, which is how I imagined the hero's dad to be when the siblings talked about him at the beginning of this story.
Overall, Ms. Elliott has delivered a really good read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was strong; the romance was delightful and had me loving that these two took a chance on each other; and the ending had me worried for this couple's happy ever after because of the heroine's reaction to something Nash does, but had me loving the way they make things right between them to achieve their happy ever after. I would recommend Entice Me by Kelly Elliott, if you enjoy the sister's best friend trope, the opposite attracts trope or books by authors Corinne Michaels, Kristy Bromberg, Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland.
Kelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings. Her bestselling works include, Wanted, Broken, Without You, and Unconditional Love, to name just a few. Kelly has been passionate about writing since she was fifteen. After years of filling journals with stories, she finally followed her dream and published her first novel, Wanted, in November of 2012. Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, and two pups. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is down to earth and very in touch with her readers, both on social media and at signings. To find out more about Kelly and her books, you can find her through her website. www.kellyelliottauthor.com
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