by C.M. Seabrook
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
Mackenzie Brooks is everything I’ve ever wanted.
Three years ago, she walked out of my life. No explanation. Just gone.
With the biggest fight of my career only weeks away, she walked back in.
I’ll do anything to protect her. Destroy anyone who tries to hurt her. When it comes to Mac, there isn’t a line I won’t cross.
I’ve loved her my entire life, and now that’s she’s back I won’t let her go.
She refuses to speak about the past, or the secrets I know she’s hiding.
I know she’s planning on running again. But when you love someone, you stay and fight. Even if you’re fighting blind.
Her hands snake around my back and she rests her forehead against my chest. I pull her tight, reveling in the warmth of her body. My muscles tense in awareness of how perfectly she fits against me.
I breathe in her scent, not wanting the moment to pass. “Let me fix this.”
“You don’t even know what I’ve done.” Her voice is muffled against my chest. “If you knew, you wouldn’t…I can’t do this.”
“Whatever it is, it’s in the past. Come home with me and we’ll figure things out.”
She shakes her head against my chest and mumbles incoherently. When she pulls back, there are tears running down her cheeks and her eyes are red. I know before she says the words that she’s going to run again. Whatever she’s hiding, it’s obvious she doesn’t trust me.
A cold chill wraps around me when she drops her hands and takes a step backwards.
“I need to go.”
“Mac.” Her name comes out as a rough plea, and I see her flinch.
“Don’t come back,” she whispers, before disappearing through the shelter’s doors.
Like hell I won’t. Losing her once nearly destroyed me. I won’t lose her again.
Oh.my.word. This book was a wild ride. Normally I don’t like MMA books. I’m probably the only person that doesn’t read them. I’m not ashamed of it, it is just not my cuppa. That said, I really liked the story between Mac and Theo. It was sexy, sweet and had more twists and turns than a raging rapid.
So you may ask why only 4.5 Harlie’s? Well, for me, there was just too much going on. Mac is a magnet for trouble and it seems like everything she did was trouble for her. Theo seemed to be the only one to be able to get her out of trouble and for me, I wanted more of the romance. Not Mac always in trouble and needing help. I realize that plot point was the reason for them to get back together but I found it tiring sometimes.
Now, the writing was top notch. I’ve never read the author before and I fell in love with her. She wrote a beautiful book that is filled with emotions, heartache, second chances, pain, fear, and love. And as much as I don’t read MMA books, I really did like how the author wrote it in. It didn’t overpower the book. Theo is a fighter but he is much more than that. Ms. Seabrook showed me that and I’m grateful as a reader.
Overall, I really enjoyed Mac and Theo’s story. Just be prepared for whiplash with everything going on.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
C.M. Seabrook is the author of the Amazon bestselling fantasy romance Cara’s Twelve, as well as the Therian Agents paranormal romance series, and co-author of the Mated by Magic series.
When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s most likely spending time with her family, cooking, singing, or racing between soccer, hockey and karate practices. She’s living her own happily ever after with her husband of fifteen years and their two daughters.
She loves creating new exciting characters – from sexy, bad boy alphas, to the passionate, fiery women who love them.
Canadian born and bred, she started life in Edmonton, Alberta, and now resides in London, Ontario. She attended Western University where she graduated with an Honors degree in Anthropology.
Her guilty pleasures include red wine, pasta, binge watching Starz originals, and hanging out with her rescue pup, Jaxx.
She loves to hear from her readers and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Amazon Buy Link – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01H0UI0QS
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/cmseabrook
Website – http://www.chantelseabrook.com
Twitter – @chantelseabrook
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