Title: Break Away by Ellie Grace
Age group: NA/Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover designer: Okay Creations, Sarah Hansen
Scheduled to release: February 2014
Hosted by: Wordsmith Publicity
When Olivia Mason catches her fiancé cheating her life gets turned upside down. With no family and no real place to call home, she heads south for a fresh start in Charleston, South Carolina. Determined to gain her own independence and protect her heart, the last thing she needs is a sexy, tattoo-covered guy to cross her path and test her resolve. Just as she’s beginning to put her life back together, she uncovers a piece of her past that shakes up everything.
Dex Porter has his own demons. A former Marine, he’s haunted by the past and uses whiskey, women and fighting to drown the pain and guilt that consume him. When Olivia arrives in town, he finds himself drawn to her immediately and is surprised by his desire to get to know her. She’s unlike anyone he’s ever met but he knows he can’t get close to her without exposing the part of himself that he keeps hidden.
As Dex and Olivia strike up a friendship and fight their attraction to one another, they begin to chip away each other’s walls and help each other heal. However, the past is never far behind and they soon learn that no matter how fast they run, it will always catch up with them.
A small group of people came up and stood next to us, and I put my free hand on Olivia’s hip, gently shifting her in front of me to make room for them. I let my hand rest there, unable to move it even though I knew I should. She was close enough that my chest was scarcely brushing against her back, her magnetic pull drawing me in and charging the blood that pumped through my veins.
My thumb found a slice of bare skin at the hem of her shirt and gently skimmed across it, sending a faint shiver through her. I held my breath, waiting for her to pull away from me or push my hand off, but she didn’t move. Our bodies hovered as close to each other as possible without touching, connected only at the point where my thumb lingered on her skin.
The air between us was thick and crackling with electricity as we stared at the tank in silence, mesmerized by the fluid motion and vibrant colors that passed by.
“Can we go see the turtles now?” Sadie’s voice broke the trance, and I dropped my hand, taking a step back.
Break Away is a companion to This Time Around, and can be read as a stand alone.
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About the author
Ellie Grace is an avid reader, chocolate lover and caffeine addict. When a story popped into her head that she couldn't seem to shake, she decided to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a writer. When she’s not writing, she’s usually curled up with a book by one of her many, many favorite authors.
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