Life moves on.
Only people who have never lost anyone they loved with all their heart can blindly believe those words.
What if I didn’t want to move on? What if I wanted to wake up every morning with that familiar ache in my chest, knowing I’d never see her again?
But, life can change in a moment.
I knew that better than anyone … So, when I couldn’t get those mesmerizing green eyes out of my head, I decided to do something about it.
Would one night with her be enough, or would my heart decide it was finally time to move on from the past?
“Kilyn, you make me feel something I haven’t felt in a long time. It both excites and scares me. We keep running into each other and Gus would say it was a sign and, fuck I don’t know, maybe it is. All I really know is I want to get to know you better.”
My brow lifted. “Get to know me better how?”
His eyes turned dark while he quickly swept them over me. My body responded with a shudder. When he took a step closer to me, my heart was pounding so loudly I couldn’t hear my own thoughts.
His hand slipped around the back of my neck, pulling me closer.
Oh. Dear. God.
My knees shook as I reached up and grabbed onto his arms to keep myself from falling. Thano softly ran his lips along my neck and a small moan slipped from my mouth.
I could feel his hot breath on my skin as he talked in a low voice. “I want to know what I do that makes the pulse in your neck beat like this.”
My breath caught when he pressed his lips to my neck and whispered, “Eísai tósi ómorfos.”
The foreign words swam around in my mind so beautifully. With my breathing labored, I panted out, “I have no idea . . . what you . . . just said. But you can get to know me in any way you’d like.”
It might have made me sound like a cheap whore, but in that moment I didn’t care. All I cared about was this man was able to bring back feelings I had buried long ago.
And I liked it.
I liked it a lot.
Kelly Elliott’s Stay With Me was an easy and enjoyable read. A refreshingly sweet romance that left me with a huge smile.
But let me be clear when I started this book that’s not at all what I thought was going to be. I started the book and was immediately captivated but then… then… oh my… I had barely started swiping those damn pages when everything came crashing down around me. My heart just broke? How could that happen? I was only a couple pages in! The PROLOGUE! *SIGH*
But that isn’t what this story is about. That isn’t the tone for the entire book. That just sets the stage. Hooks you in. makes you emotionally invested. The book is really Thano and Kilyn’s story. Two broken souls who keep running into each other until their getting together is inevitable. Both have been protecting their hearts for so long that they don’t think that there is a real chance with the other… but their attraction to one another blossoms and grows, deepens and strengthens. But trusting in this isn’t always easy!
The characters in Stay With Me were phenomenal! From the main – Thano and Kilyn to the side characters – their friends and Thano’s LARGE family! Thano, our hot hunk of Greek yumminess who may be holding onto a broken heart but can be commanding in the bedroom yet still have sweet words when talking with Kilyn. Kilyn, a spunky breath of fresh air who is holding on to a lot of pain from her past. And when they get together – HOT! Their friends who love them to pieces and are more family than anything else. And Thano’s large family – nosey, boisterous, hilarious – the scenes with them will leave you snorting!
Stay With Me was a sweet and sexy romance. The big boisterous family gave the book a breath of fresh air. The story will have you laughing and smiling while also reaching in and touching your heart. And also have you hoping that this isn’t the last we see of Thano’s family 😉
I absolutely recommend this book!
I received a complimentary copy of Stay With Me in exchange for my honest review.
Kelly Elliott is married to a wonderful Texas cowboy who has a knack for making her laugh almost daily and supports her crazy ideas and dreams for some unknown reason…he claims it’s because he loves her!
She’s also a mom to an amazing daughter who is constantly asking for something to eat while her fingers move like mad on her cell phone sending out what is sure to be another very important text message.
In her spare time she loves to sit in her small corner overlooking the Texas hill country and write.
One of her favorite things to do is go for hikes around her property with Gus….her chocolate lab and the other man in her life, and Rose, her golden retriever. When Kelly is not outside helping the hubby haul brush, move rocks or whatever fun chore he has in store for her that day, you’ll find her inside reading, writing or watching HGTV.
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