Thursday 1 March 2018


Close To You
By B.M. Sandy
Releasing February 20th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Michele just wants to be set free.
Iain just might have the key.

Michele Coffey is on the run. After arriving in Brooklyn four months ago, she perfected the art of looking over her shoulder. Her only goal is to make it through another day without being discovered.

When Iain Sheppard unexpectedly walks into her life, Michele’s first instinct is to retreat. Falling in love is not in her plan, and after what she’s been through, she’s not ready to trust anyone yet. Maybe ever.

Iain is a rugged, sexy freelancer, born and raised in Brooklyn. After showing up at the bar she works at one night, he leaves a note, asking to show Michele the city. It goes against every rule she has set in place for herself. She wants to forget about him and his offer, but something about him draws her in. She can’t shake it, so she agrees.

What Michele doesn’t know is that Iain knows more about her than he’s letting on.

The clock is ticking. Michele knows that her time is running out, especially after a stunning reveal that draws her and Iain even closer.

As their attraction grows deeper, she can’t stop looking over her shoulder, waiting for inevitable disaster. And she can’t help but ask herself if she escaped one prison, only to lock herself into a new one of her own making.

Will she ever be set free?

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In Close to You by B.M Sandy, Michele Coffey has been looking over her shoulder for a while ever since she left her husband. But just as she's settling in, she finds that her husband is looking for her and has hired a private investigator to find her. However, as Iain begins to suspect that Michele might be innocent of her husband's accusations, he does what no private investigator should ever do in going against the client. Will Michele and Iain achieve their shot at happy ever after; or will he do the only thing he thinks he can to protect her, which is to walk away?

What a wonderful and captivating read Ms. Sandy has delivered in this book where the heroine has some big decisions to make when it comes to letting Iain in and finally getting her husband out of her life; the hero will do anything to protect the heroine, even though he believes he fails her; and the dialogue was entertaining due to the main characters back stories, what happens to someone the hero needs to reconcile with and everything this couple go through on their journey to happy ever after. Will Michele ever be free of her husband? What is she willing to do to be free?

As for the main characters, the story is told from both the hero and heroine and it's hard not to sympathize with the pair because of what the heroine's husband put her through in the past and the fact that he won't leave her alone in the present. Why won't the man give up Michele? Moreover, the heroine is resilient, courageous and I liked that she put her trust in Iain, even though it's not easy for her to trust because of what she's been through with her husband. I also liked the decision she made in the end because she finally needs to be free to be with Iain instead of worrying what her husband will do. While the hero, he's good at his job, determined to help the heroine and I liked that he was willing to do everything he can to protect her, even if it means doing something he wishes he didn't have to. I also liked how the hero deals with his past and how he handles what happens to someone of his family. 

Overall, Ms. Sandy has delivered a really good read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was strong and had me enjoying these two together; and the ending had me sympathizing with the hero because of the loss he suffers, but had me loving the heroine's determination to convince the hero that they're meant to be together, especially once he learns what she's done so that they can be together. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up perfectly because of the heroine's surprise for the hero. I would recommend Close to You by B.M Sandy, if you enjoy the mysterious strangers trope or books by authors Paige Kelley, Charlee James, Sidney Bristol and Magan Vernon.

Being with Iain felt like something out of a dream.

As we rode the subway downtown, he asked me about my week, our knees touching as we sat. I had forgotten how good it felt to laugh and get to know someone new. I had forgotten how good it felt to let loose and be myself.

For the first time in as long as I could remember, a light had broken through the dark clouds flooding my mind.

Iain took me to the Empire State Building first, an elevator shooting us up 86 flights and placing his hand on the small of my back, guiding me out onto the main deck. The wind was brutal, hitting me full-on in the face, picking my hair up and sending it flying. But all thoughts of the wind and my hair disappeared when I followed the direction his finger was pointing.

The city unfolded, like the richest of tapestries, as far as the eye could see. Buildings giving the illusion of being stacked on top of each other, growing smaller and smaller the further away they got. It was breathtaking to behold, and I wanted to somehow bottle this moment and keep it forever.

I forgot the entire world except for what I saw stretched out before me. The city where I lived.

B. M. Sandy lives in Youngstown, Ohio with her husband, one-eyed cat child, Maia, and as of June 2017, a rescue dog named Dorothy. She’s a lover of books, film, and all things imaginary. Someone to Stay is her first published novel.

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