Title: Crash Into Me
Series: Book #1, A Heart of Stone Trilogy
Author: K.M. Scott
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 28, 2013
Tour Organized by: As the Pages Turn
What would you give up for everything?
Tristan Stone was powerful, commanding, sex incarnate. And he wore it all so well. From the moment his mesmerizing gaze met mine, I had no choice but surrender to everything he was. His power. His decadence. His passion. He was all I never knew I needed.
He wanted to possess me, and I wanted to be his everything. All I had to do was accept what he offered. But everything has a price.
The world he gave me fulfilled my wildest dreams, but would that be enough when the past crashed into the present?
Review—Crash Into Me by K.M. Scott
“The Anderson Gallery didn’t have work from the big names like Monet or Rodin, but it had art and that let me convince myself that years of studying hadn’t been for nothing.”
Nina loves art. She hates her job, but it’s close to what she loves most, and figuring it is better than nothing and it pays the bills, it can’t be all that bad. Working at Anderson Gallery has it’s perks; even if it’s just being surrounded by beautiful pieces that tell a story so much deeper than what is just on the canvas. Working events dressed in a little more than a scrap of fabric for a skirt and a too-tight top for a boss who is unforgiving and extremely demanding is a little more than Nina bargained for; but the embarrassment she feels is nothing compared to the heat of a mysterious man’s stare from across the room…
Rich. Powerful. Gorgeous. Commanding. This man just oozes sex-appeal, and judging by the company he keeps, it’s not hard to see why. Tristan Scott, billionaire loner, Hotel mogul, and CEO of Stone Worldwide. Stoic and still until he catches the eye of the shy blonde…and a smile emerges. One that is genuine and absolutely heart-stopping; but reserved. Reserved for someone who knows him, someone who sees him like no one else. That someone is Nina.
How can two people from two totally different worlds, find a middle ground that works for them? Neither knows what to expect from a relationship forged on two equally sad pasts. Nina, who can’t see past her broken heart to let another in, and Tristan, who carries guilt and grief over losses beyond his control; making it almost impossible to allow himself to love another again, in fear of losing them or himself.
“Nina, I want to make you happy. Will you let me?”…”You don’t want me to be happy. You want someone you bought to do as you command. There’s a difference.”…”I can’t be anything but what I am. I can give you everything your heart desires, I can only do it this way.”
I suppose there are worse ways to spend one’s time than in the life of luxury with a dream-job, beautiful home, new clothes, everything a person could want…even sharing the bed of a man who said he can only give the material things. Tristan is giving so much more, neither of them can see how much of themselves they are giving without even realizing it; and it’s scary. Emotions are running high as words and actions collide, causing each to realize that there was never a chance; they are meant to be together.
“Everyone has the ability to see beauty. It’s just a matter of letting it in. There’s beauty in everything. That’s art." “I doubt that.” I looked up, intent on proving I was right. “So you see where my finger is? Just under the skin is evidence of your heart beating. It’s just a tiny pulsation, but it’s beautiful.” “And this is art?” he asked, not convinced. “What’s more beautiful than the beating of the human heart?” He took my finger from his neck and kissed it. “I knew it from the first time I saw you. There’s something special in you, something light and good that drew me to you.”
I was drawn in. Although the story had a rocky start because there was no way it felt believable that a woman would actually go off with a man in a dark alley after only seeing him once, it worked out for Nina. Tristan didn’t end up being a crazy axe murderer…(that aspect was actually quite funny). I liked the past that each character carried, along with how their relationship seemed to change as time went on. Some parts felt a little detached from the story but overall, I enjoyed reading it. I do hope to read more from Scott in the future. I like her attention to little details and her loves scenes were steamy…that dressing room scene, *fans self* HOT!
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