Book Title: Underneath it All Author: Bethany Bazile Genre: Erotic Romance (Novella)
Release Date: July 14, 2014 Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
Avery was unexpected but exactly what I needed. She gave me hope again, made me feel things I thought died over a decade ago. I was reverting back to the man I used to be. The man who destroyed lives to keep the one person who meant everything to him. My secrets were piling up. I didn't know how long I’d be able to maintain it all. But I knew I’d do anything to keep her. There was only one way to hold on to her. I had to let her see who I was underneath it all.
“In Avery’s world, there was only black and white, right or wrong. I didn’t know if what I was about do was a white lie or a black one.”
“My heart was sliding down that slippery slope and my mind was following. The desperation I felt for her in my heart was the same desperation that ate up all the sense in my brain. Manipulation was on the forefront, and I couldn’t stop if I asked God for his help.”
Xander is screwed.
All of his old tricks no longer apply when it comes to Avery. She’d see through any and all of his facades, ripping open every lie that he’s ever told. Problem is, there is a one that just can’t come out.
Jealousy runs high and old wounds threaten to re-open, Xander has to do everything in his power to maintain a semblance of normalcy…all while being “on” for the cameras during his to return to California.
But apparently Xander isn’t the only one with some secrets to his past that he’d rather keep hidden…we learned in the first book that there was a connection between his mother and Avery…now we know why.
“Combining my life with Avery with my Hollywood life felt off. I’d become accustomed to our quiet times without the flash of cameras. Suddenly, what I’d loved and craved or years felt invading.”
“Suddenly, everything I’d worked for paled in comparison to what Avery meant to me.”
So, what does a guy do who has a secret that could tear apart the one woman he wants nothing more than to hold in his arms for the rest of his life? He stays up at night, brooding; trying to find a way to make her feel for him the way he feels for her. The pain and turmoil behind his eyes becomes evident to Avery and suddenly it’s not about ripping apart his past…it’s about keeping him together now.
“He was the alpha and omega to millions of people, but in that moment, I was his beginning and end. The small flicker of vulnerability that sparked in his gaze stroked a need in me to be his everything. To be the one person who could save him. The person to conquer the demons in his head.”
GAH!!!! Still…STILL hanging on! Again with the cliffhanger…that amazing ending that throws just a big enough wrench that I felt it from my head to my toes, a block of cement in my gut. The anticipation is going to kill me, I have to know what happens with Xander and Avery. Can she keep him together or is he going to tear her apart?!?
I am so in love with this series…it’s a serial that starts slow at each beginning and by the time I hit the second to third chapter, I am so hooked that I can’t wait to turn the page to see what happens next…then I turned the last page and NOOOOOOOOO!!!!! *claps hands* Amazing mid-line to keep me intrigued and completely hooked, I cannot wait until the next book!
**5 Like Humpty Dumpty Stars**
Bethany Bazile reads, writes, and lives in the Northeast with her husband and two amazing kids. Her passion for writing was born from a love affair between books and music. She loves books that draw her in and won’t release her until she’s inhaled every word, panting with excitement. Then she realizes the sun came up, but the loss of sleep was so worth it. When she isn't reading, she’s conjuring up steamy love scenes and hot romance stories to share with fellow romance lovers. She can’t function without her cup of coffee and operates on a vampire-like time-frame.
Let’s Play Doctor
Xander “I need help.” I licked my lips and smiled at Avery because I knew she had a weakness for my dimples. “What kind of help?” Avery furrowed her eyebrows, gazing at me over her glasses. “I have an obsession with sexy doctors who pull their hair up in tight buns but wear sexy garters and naughty underwear.” “Well, Mr. Pierce, sounds like you need therapy.” Avery came around the desk and leaned her ass on the edge, pulling off her glasses and eying me. “It’s really severe, Dr. Shaw. My fingers tremble with the need to let her hair down, my mouth waters from her smell, and my dick gets so… hard.” She stepped forward, bit down on her bottom lip as she leaned over, and rubbed my cock through the fabric of my pants. “It’s not only hard. It’s feverishly hot.” “What can you do for me, doctor?” She smiled. A slow, sultry smile. She unfastened my belt, dragged my zipper down, and pulled out my cock. “Maybe I can cool it down.” She cupped my balls in her palm and massaged them, her lips brushing against mine. “With my mouth,” she whispered against my lips. I hissed. She dropped down to her knees, looked up at me, then rolled her tongue over the head of my cock. I jolted. It was all I could do not to come. She caressed the underside of my dick, then flicked her tongue into the seeping slit. Ohh… fuck. She was going to kill me. Hundreds of blowjobs and I never felt anything like this. Once she got her mouth on my cock, there was no such thing as a simple blowjob. It was more like a blast of pleasure, a rush of sensation, and then a series of aftershocks once the earthquake passed. Her mouth worked me hard and fast. I laced my fingers into her hair and restrained her, because the only way I’d survive this was if I took the bull by the horns and controlled it. She peered up at me, trying to persuade me with her blue gaze to let her drive me mad. But fuck that. If I was going to pour my soul out to her today, I was going to savor this moment. I guided her up and down my shaft, her lips soft and her mouth hot. She licked the head every time I pulled her back, sucking me almost to the base when I pushed her down. She’s too good at this. I’m going to blow soon. The next time I pulled her back, she licked my cock with this wicked smile on her lips. Then she sucked it into her mouth and twisted and sucked and twisted. The pleasure was too much. I fucking whimpered, shuddered, then growled because I was pissed she’d won. She wasn’t going to let me stall at all. I came in a hot rush of pleasure that raced up and down my spine, then shot out into her mouth. She swallowed it. I think. My mind was in a whirlwind and I couldn’t focus on much of anything that happened after that orgasm. She sat in my lap and kissed me. Yeah… she swallowed because she tasted like me. She held me until my breathing evened out. Then she stood up and tucked my dick back in my pants. “Xander,” she said, pushing away my hand as I tried to slip it back up her thigh. “I know you’re stalling.” Her expression was effectively sobering. The room went from reverberating sexual cries to brimming with tension in a few short minutes. “We agreed to meet here because you said you would take this seriously.” “What just happened here was serious as fuck.” I smirked, trying to lighten up the solemn tone that was setting in around us. She frowned. “Fine.” I huffed a breath. “But before we continue, I want to tell you I’ve never been good at relationships.” “What do you mean by that?” “I mean I’m controlling and manipulative. I become consumed when I feel something for a woman.” “Don’t worry about any of that. I just want to know who you are underneath all the bullshit. Underneath the asshole persona, who are you?”