Title: Relinquish (Embrace, #1)
Author: S.E. Dean
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 7, 2015
Kingston “King” James is THE male supermodel. He’s at the top of his game, yet he’s bored. Money and fame come easy, women even easier — until her.She’s everything he thought never existed… For Phoenix Ryan every day is a reminder of heartache, of all the agony that poisons her soul. She’ll go to any length to appear strong, including convincing herself that she’s actually living — until him. He’s everything she can’t stand… As their lives relentlessly cross will they give in? Will they Relinquish?
✯✯5 Mind Blowing Stars!!✯✯
Man oh man! What a great debut book. I'm not sure yet if I want to hug SE Dean for giving me Relinquish or smack her for waiting so long to write it!!
Kingston James AKA King is the top it model at the moment. He's been at the top for awhile now so he's used to getting what he wants. King doesn't do relationships. He's a prick and not afraid to tell you what he is thinking. But, his life wasn't always this way. His childhood was not easy. It's part of why he is the way he is.
Phoenix Ryan AKA Nikki, Nix or whatever you have the privilege of calling her lol. Phoenix owns and manages the bar her father opened and ran. He loved the bar. Now, Phoenix is taking care of it. And, trying her best to live her life in the now and to be happy. Not live in the past. She is lucky to have the close friends in her life.
When King and Phoenix meet it's instant fireworks. The attraction is instant and the chemistry is off the charts. But, they're both stubborn as hell. It's constant back and forth. One minute it's flirting and the next they're screaming and yelling. It's hysterical!!
They are trying to figure out what is going on in their head. Both are single and have been perfectly fine with it. Now, everywhere they go the other one is there. It's like fate is trying to tell them something. But, what.
This book was awesome. I could go on and on about this book. We got 2 strong leads. Both King and Phoenix have been through so much in their lives. Yet, they hide it from the people that are not in their inner circle. Phoenix has such awesome friends and look out for her. King has awesome friends as well as a huge family. The times I laughed the hardest was with King with his brother's. Even with all that they been through it didn't stop them from doing what they had to do.
Just when I thought I knew what was coming. Yea, right!! I felt like I had been smacked. Talk about being completely shocked. But, it was such an awesome twist and different from every other book that I read lately. I'm so glad I could read this and am SO looking forward to reading whatever SE Dean writes. I'm an instant fan!!
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ExcerptPHOENIX “Aw, Kitten,” he places his hands on both sides of my face, “Don’t be mad, I had to make sure you couldn’t leave…and I really don’t regret one fucking bit of it. Seeing you like this is worth it,” he says as he leans in to place a quick kiss to my lips. “You’re straight up crazy, you know that, right?” “That’s debatable.” “No, there’s no debate, you, sir, are fucking cuckoo for cocoa puffs.” “Uh huh, that has to be the lamest thing I’ve ever heard come out of your mouth.” My jaw drops at his ribbing. “Dick!” I yell as I smack him in the arm. “Okay, sorry…but it’s the truth.” I smack him again, “Watch it, mister, I bite.” “Oh, don’t threaten me with a good time, Kitten,” he says with a gleam in his eye. “Good God!” The doorbell rings. “Saved,” he laughs, “Ready to eat?” I walk away from him, and out of his bedroom, doing my best to sashay my ass as I pass, and throw over my shoulder, “I have something you can eat.” He growls, fucking growls so low and deep that the tingling is back between my legs. He snatches my upper arms and flings me backwards to him, my back to his bare chest. “Careful, Kitten, I already want to make sure your pussy feels me there for the next week. Keep that shit up and I’ll make sure you ache from my cock for the next fucking year.”
About The Author
SE Dean lives in the Midwest with her husband, two small children, and their bed-hogging dog, Harley. To add to the craziness, last year she decided to go back to school to fulfill a dream of a graduate degree in nursing, and is currently striving towards that goal (pass the coffee and antacid please!). Her love of romance novels led her to writing, and she has plans for many more books in the future.
If SE isn’t working, studying, or being a “super-hero mom” (as dubbed by her eldest – no pressure! Thanks kid!), you can often find her gulping down her beloved Starbucks, glued to her Kindle reading a saucy book, offering free sarcastic comments, cheering on her favorite basketball team, or watching titillating movies.
SE is currently working on the next book in the Embrace series, and can’t wait to share the story with you!