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Title: Kayden: The Past
Series: Love at Last, Book #0.5
Author: Chelle Bliss
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 31, 2013
Tour Organized by: As the Pages Turn
SYNOPSIS:** CAN BE READ AS A STAND ALONE NOVEL**
Kayden Michaels has a past filled with sex, addiction, and heartache. A past that
he’s avoided sharing with the love of his life, Sophia, and held close to his core not
risking rejection. Needing to get his addictions in check and gain control of his life
for the sake of his family, Kayden is forced to confront his past and make amends
for the path he’s walked.
Kayden must recount every carnal act and the betrayal from those he’s loved to
identify the triggers that spur his addictions and overcome it all to be worthy of
Sophia’s love – his sole reason to exist.
This is NOT a novella.
Review By Erika
Once again Ms. Bliss doesn't disappoint! I actually was able to beta read this story after I expressed my unconditional love for her first book, Untangle Me. By the way, if you haven't already read Untangle Me- you NEED to! At the end of Untangle Me, Sophia expresses a strong interest in learning about Kayden's past. This book is Kayden telling his story, from start to finish, leaving no gaps, holes, nothing. In order for Kayden and Sophia's relationship to work he has to be honest with her- even if that means releasing some of his inner demons and letting the skeletons out of the closet.
This review is challenging to write because I'm so pumped up right now! There's so much I wanna say but so little I can without ruining it for potential readers. Yep- it's one of 'those books'- the kind where you wanna shout from the rooftops about, tell the neighbors and their cousins fathers step grandmother-in-law. That make sense? Probably not- but you get the picture. I mean, I knew Kayden had a troubling past and his number one problem was his addiction but I NEVER thought that his past story was going to be so outrageous! I can't even explain it accurately! I can't even explain the amount of times my chin damn near hit the floor.
Kayden Michaels, a 30-something ladies man is hard working, kind-hearted, over the top, emotional, everything-you-could-ever-want-in-a-man. Sure, we all have something in our past that we would rather leave unsaid, FOREVER, but not like Kayden. Kayden has a roller coaster history, a ride that takes us fellow readers through twists and turns, upside down, going down hills so fast that your uterus comes out of your mouth- you know, THAT kind of roller coaster!
Although Kayden's main issue was his substance abuse problem, I strongly believe his altogether present day persona stems from his past relationships. As we all know, not all relationships end on a good note and in Kayden's case- he's the one that always ends up broken hearted. Instead of grieving like most people would by keeping himself busy and surrounding himself with friends and so on, he buries himself in a bottle.
This book is a MUST read! It's not a need, it's a MUST. I couldn't peel my bloodshot, drooping, I'm-so-tired-I-feel-like-a-zombie eyes away from this book! THAT amazing! Throughout reading Kayden's story I felt so attracted to him because his story hits so close to home for me. Strangely, Kayden and I have a lot in common and I know it will hit close to home for many other readers, as well- especially readers who have been through rough relationships ending in heartbreak. Although in parts of the story the relationships are bitter, Kayden illustrates the light at the end of the tunnel- you just have to read this book!
Chelle Bliss hits yet another homer, scores another goal, shoots the winning shot. Truthfully, I do not think I've ever read such hot sex scenes in any other book. There are some that come close to Chelle's level but in my opinion I have yet to find any authors that can top her sex game. I said it before and I'll say it again, she MUST have a stud in bed at home and if these scenes reflect at all on her personal life- well, let's just say she SHOULD be more then satisfied. ;) *kidding* I have NEVER read erotica quite like hers where the book physically turns me on and makes me want to jump my boyfriend- LOL! So enough of my boasting on her behalf, just do yourself a favor and one-click the damn book. :)
Thanks for reading my insane, twisted, but oh so to the point review!
AUTHOR BIO:Chelle Bliss has dedicated her life to education. She has been a teacher for over ten
years and holds a Master of Education degree. Teaching has given her a creative
outlet, but she yearned for something more. Writing has given her that, no longer
about just creativity, it became a journey.
Chelle is an avid reader; consuming contemporary romance, dark reads, young
adult, and all things erotica. Chelle wanted to create a book filled with characters
that readers could relate to with real world problems and matching wallets.
Chelle loves to travel and her favorite cities are New Orleans and Paris. She
currently lives in Florida with her amazing boyfriend. He’s showed her the love and
passion that she has poured onto the page.
AUTHOR CONTACT INFO
Title: Untangle Me
Series: Love at Last, Book #1
Author: Chelle Bliss
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 26, 2013
Tour Organized by: As the Pages Turn
Kayden is a bad boy that never played by the rules. Sophia has always been the
quintessential good girl, living a life filled with disappointment. Everything changes
when their lives become intertwined through a chance encounter online.
Hundreds of miles separate them, but the connection that draws them together is
too much to be denied. As the layers of their lives peel back, Kayden keeps the
dangerous parts of his past hidden to protect the woman who is becoming more
important to him than he should allow. What starts as a pursuit of carnal pleasure
turns into a complicated love story. His past is a tangled web filled with addiction,
an obsessed ex-girlfriend, and problems with the law.
One mistake he thought he had left behind may end up ruining it all.
Review by Erika
Lemme just start off by saying this: Kayden Michaels might be one of the sexiest names I've ever heard in my life and boy OH boy does the name fit the character! If I could've read this book in one sitting, I would've. I pushed myself to the absolute last waking second I could keep my eyes open, and finally at 2AM I had to close my Kindle app and give it a rest. Seriously, I nodded off a dozen times and once I actually woke up and there was drool on my iPad. Gross, I know- but it was SO funny! Chelle Bliss' writing is addictive. It sucks you in, consumes you, makes you lust and squirm, keeps you wanting MORE MORE MORE! Ooohh emmm geee, I don't think I have ever read sex scenes like I just did in Untangle Me. FSOG has some serious competition here! Does this woman's real sex life reflect on those of her characters? If so, she is one happy gal! Maybe I'm getting a little too personal here? Sorry Chelle, but you're freakin amazeballs! :)
What color is your life? No, I'm not talking about your skin tone. Reach inside yourself and think thoroughly about your personality, looks, traits, characteristics, etc - if you were to pick a color, what would you be? Sophia DeLuca, the main character of this story, has been navy blue her whole life UNTIL Kayden comes into it. He takes her to places she's never been, figuratively speaking. She learns the true meaning of love and devotion, bravery, compassion, how to be erotic and daring. Kayden makes her live outside of her comfort zone, she couldn't be happier. They start talking through Facebook chat in the beginning, which leads to flrting, talking on a daily basis, waking up and falling asleep together via Skype. However, Kayden is very clear that the only relationship he is interested in is a physical one. What happened to this amazing, delicate man that makes him close his heart off? Will he ever be able to love someone with his whole being? Will he ever be able to trust again?
Hesitant to fall for Kayden, Sophia learns that he isn't as perfect as she thought he was. He reveals a criminal history due to an ex-girlfriend, a past marriage and divorce, and how he only has physical relationships with women. Will she be the one to break him of his past heartache and make him open back up? Kayden and Sophia encounter many problems throughout their journey together. The main problem? Their long distance relationship. With the loss of his job, his closet drinking, and Sophia falling head-over-heels in love but being unable to trust- this story twists and turns between love and heartbreak, trust and infidelity, holding on and fighting to let go.
That's not all! Lisa, Kayden's ex-girlfriend is borderline KUH-RAY-ZEE! She is still madly in love with him and will go to all lengths to get him back. She becomes a serious issue in Sophia and Kayden's relationship, but exactly how detrimental will her psycho behaviors be? You HAVE to read this phenomenal story to find out! The emotions that will take ahold of you during this read are indescribable. Hmmm.. and now that I think of it, I'm thinking Kayden is in the top spot as my current book boyfriend- and he sure is devoted to being faithful. EEK! Hope I don't end up cheating! :X Yes, Kayden Michaels, I will be your's and only your's- thank you oh SO MUCH for asking. (LOL) :)
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