~Synopsis~Abel Gunner is a rock-star with legendary skills both in and out of the bedroom. He swore he wouldn't fall for another woman after being schemed and manipulated by an ex-lover. He kept that vow until he met Gia Mastro. The Dom inside of him awoke the moment he set eyes upon the submissive beauty. His dark soul hungered for her submission and affection. The deep connection they share leaves him desperate for something he never expected – her love. Her pain brings him the pleasure he craves. Her smile calms the beast that rages within him. Gia loves Abel more than life itself, but Abel is disillusioned by love and wrecks Gia in the process. Her life hangs in the balance. His life depends on forgiving her. This couple must face many truths. Is love enough to overcome the damage that dwells within? Gia’s experiences with love have been nil until meeting the infamous bad-boy rocker, Abel Gunner. Swept up in a mind-bending, Dom/submissive love affair, she’s forced to make decisions that both help and hurt their relationship. They both have to face their demons before they can embrace a future together. In the end, they’re faced with two choices: Fight for their love, or die with their demons.
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“From a mere touch, I knew it wasn’t him. My body knew. My heart knew. A familiar scent reached my nose, but I couldn’t place it. The body holding me was warm, comforting, supportive, and cooing sentiments. My heart prayed he’d come back for me…begging me not to end my life as he named all the reasons he needed me. However, it wasn’t him. That was why I wanted to stay there in the depth of hell, never to return to my old life again. I wanted to be left for dead.”
Gia just can’t come back from the devastation of Abel’s rejection, her soul crushed and will to live dwindling by the day…never has she let a man control so much of her. When she met Abel, she wasn’t looking for love, but somehow her soul mate found her and love just kind of happened. Problem is, her past came back to bite her in the bum…and her wicked mother was determined to keep her as a “cash cow” in order to maintain a lifestyle she had grown accustomed to living.
“I was taking a big risk. Risking everything, as well as my mental health. Could I afford to be dropped on my head again and left for dead? No, I couldn’t. But…there was a big fat but there…it was Abel. I couldn’t deny him anything—ever. Was I risking my own sanity, though? Yeah I was. Was he worth every last ounce of me? A resounding f*** yeah.”
With the help of her friends, and an unlikely source…Abel’s father, Gia makes her way back to the one man who completes and shreds every part of her.
“It was time to screw my head on straight and get my man. There was no time for intensiveness. No time for self-reflection. I needed to own who I was. Finally gain my independence from the witch who birthed me. It was the time for the mighty Gia to show her face. Shake the dirt off of me and be the woman I was meant to be—his woman.”
But will Abel be open to giving Gia another chance? Can he bear the brunt of all being in a real relationship entails? And can he trust that Gia won’t lie to him again? If he wants the other half of his heart…the answer is always yes.
“All I can say is…I really miss the way her innocence tastes. If that make any sense. I opened my eyes and my heart to her. She made my life beautiful—fulfilled. She’s everything I want. And everything I’m not.”
He only has to listen…
“In life, there are many interpretation of why we do what we do. When you care deeply for someone, the least you could do is listen. Listening would’ve cost me nothing but time—time I wish I could go back and give. Reacting the way I did cost me dearly and nearly cost my beauty her life—a lie I couldn’t live without.”
This second installment of Gina Whitney’s Trilogy is truly one about trust and the whole “give & take” in a relationship. The crazy that swirled around Gia and Abel was just an added bonus but not truly what the root of the story is about…at least not for me. The building blocks of any relationship start with attraction, build on knowledge and trust for the other person, and finally love that grows from all the other components falling into place…or out of place in order to put them back together again, as the case may be for Abel and Gia.
I loved this book, Abel is a dirty talking Alpha-Dom and Gia is his perfect submissive. Her innocence and pure heart, despite her shady upbringing makes them 100% made for each other. I cannot wait to see how the story between them ends…
**5 Listen with Your Heart, Stars**
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~Meet the Author~
I grew up reading Judy Blume, and Nancy Drew books. I was raised in the town of North Valley Stream, New York(Long Island), and attended community college for fashion design. At 19 years old I opened a boutique. Recently, I published my second novel Beautiful Lies(erotica). Saving Abel(Erotic-Rock-Romance) will be my third and will be published June 30th. When I'm not writing, you can find me with friends and family. I live in Massapequa, NY with my two beautiful boys PJ and Drew, and our Mastiff Hercules. Reading has always been a passion and obsession. You can usually find me typing furiously while shouting obscenities over my latest WIP. My guilty pleasures are: a good laugh, being snarky, espresso, Pistachio ice-cream, alternative music, sunflower seeds, I.P.A's, twizzlers, and above all steamy swooning angst filled novels. I'm pathologically obsessed with True Blood(Eric ;), Games of Thrones, White Queen, Vampire Diaries, Resurrection, and The Originals. If you'd like to chat. Hit me up on Facebook or twitter.