Series: The Wake Series, Book 2
Author: M Mabie
~ SYNOPSIS ~
This isn’t just a two-year long one-night stand. It’s my life.
[This is my life. Our life. It isn’t just some careless affair.]
I’ve made the worst decisions a woman could, but I’ll earn my second chance.
[She can try keeping all the guilt for herself, but I’m just as much to blame.]
Loving Casey wasn’t my biggest mistake. Fighting it for so long was.
[I’ll show her how fearless our love makes me. I’ll protect her torn heart.]
He still has magic in his eyes. He’s the man who makes me happy.
[Her voice still brings me to my knees. She says my name like it’s sacred.]
I live for the day when I’m his. To take care of him. To love him the way he deserves.
[I can’t wait to be all she needs. I can give her a happy life, security and so much love.]
Sometimes two ships never meet in the night, but ours did.
[Sometimes the water is rough. It beats you all to hell, until you have no choice but get stronger.]
Our love story reads more like a tragedy, but to me it’s clean and pure.
[Let them point their fingers. Without a love like ours, they haven’t really lived. I pity them.]
I’m a cheating wife and a villain. I am his honeybee.
[I’m a snake in the grass and I sleep best when I’m lying next to his wife.]
I want to be his everything.
[I’m nothing without her anyway.]
This isn’t even close to over.
[It’ll never be over.]
Fair warning....I highlighted SO much during this book...it was hard to get all my feelings in ONE spot just to sit down to write this review. To say that I was happy with this book....I can't say it enough. I loved it. I want more...I don't ever want to leave Casey and Blake's world. It is so full of love and emotion and depth and feeling. It is FULL. It is overflowing. It is complete. It is WOW in a book.
If I didn't love Casey by the end of book one, Bait, then I certainly was head over heels in love with him after this book!!! Holy hotness! If I ever wanted a follow up to an angsty, rocking-in-the-corner-after-finishing-a-book, this book would be it. Let me say this, the tempo in this one was so very different. It was the balm to the burn. This book was a slow, sensual rocking motion in the water, whereas Bait was the stormy rocking sea. The different tempo in this book was such a huge transition, it said so much about their relationship. Unquestionably and undeniably, this was an amazing story. Superbly written and executed.
I loved how Casey decided he was going to finally step up and be the man that Blake needed...not the normal one-night stand guy he had been for the two years prior. His character grew so much...it was so great to see him transform before our very eyes.
~I trusted his heart, my heart's other half, but I needed to be his. Needed him to be mine.~
The push and pull and angst that we experienced in Bait was NOT in this book....however, the slow burning love with anticipation was very prevalent in this book. I loved it! Absolutely loved it. It was a slower, easier read and I didn't feel like I was on the edge of my seat with worry about what was going to happen. I will admit, I was waiting for the ball to drop....I was waiting for something to happen. But, like I said....this was the balm to soothe the evil, aching burn Ms. Mabie left us with after Bait. This book made EVERYTHING better....I absolutely fell deeper in love with Casey. Blake found her 'self' and actually came out of her shell....this book was full of revelations, growing and understanding. It was, simply put, beautiful.
The exploration we took with Casey and Blake was amazing....we got to learn more about what made him tick and what sparked feelings and emotions in him. We learned what made Blake purr and what pushed her to the limits that she needed to push to get to where she needed to be. They are SO hot with each other...they are the type that burns with anticipation and slow deep feeling. The fight in these two to become to each other what they had tried to deny for so long, but realized was impossible, was an amazing feeling to read. I loved their relationship and the direction it took.
~Both the sensations she gave me with her touches, and the ones I took pleasure feeling while exploring her.~
~He was the master and I his puppet.~
Ms. Mabie has a way with her words....she uses them to evoke such emotion and power over your heart that you can't help but get lost in Casey and Blake's story. I laughed during this book, I swooned and I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it. I am more in love than ever with these two, and can't believe I have another book to look forward to!
The end of this book had me frantically messaging the author asking for an understanding....so to say that I can't wait for book #3, that is a gross misunderstanding. To put it bluntly, the next book shall be nothing short of amazing, knowing Ms. Mabie.
~"The best things are worth waiting a little for, honeybee. Otherwise, fairy tales would start with happily ever after."~
~An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.~
Sail is the second (HIGHLY anticipated by Bethany!!!) book in the continuing Wake Series.
Series: The Wake Series, Book 1
Author: M Mabie
~ SYNOPSIS ~
He was trouble from the start, but I couldn't resist.
[She was the best kind of trouble. The kind that was so wrong, it felt right.]
I’ve tried and failed to stay away from him.
[I’ve done everything in my power to make her mine and keep her.]
He’s almost impossible to say no to.
[She never tells me yes.]
We’re always fighting.
[When we’re not fighting, we’re… well… making up.]
He makes me laugh so hard.
[I miss her laugh the most.]
I'm a liar.
[She knows the truth, but won’t admit it.]
Sometimes, I wish I'd never met him.
[I wish we could meet all over again. I'd do better.]
His girlfriend knows.
[The guy she’s with is a fool.]
I’ll never love anyone like I love him.
[She doesn’t love me enough to choose us.]
It was the wrong place.
[It was the wrong time.]
It should have been him.
[It will always be her.]
Read my review here: Bait Review
~ Author M Mabie ~
M. Mabie lives in Illinois with her husband. She is the author of the steamy comedy Fade In. Her sophomore release, Bait, is the first book in the angst-filled erotic Wake Series. She writes unconventional love stories and tries to embody "real-life romance."
She cares about politics, but will not discuss them in public. She uses the same fork at every meal, watches Wayne's World while cleaning, and lets her dog sleep on her head. She has always been a writer. In fact, she was born with a pen in her hand, which almost never happens. Almost.
M. Mabie usually doesn't speak in third-person either. She promises.
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