Friday, February 20, 2015

Blog Tour & Review: Be Mine Forever (The Bennett #3) by Kennedy Ryan

be mine forever
Can a secret crush . . .
Jo Walsh has loved Cameron Mitchell for as long as she can remember. Whether front and center in her life or on the periphery, the tall, brooding artist has made his presence seductively and irresistibly known. But whenever they start to get close, Cam pulls away. Jo's tired of keeping her feelings in a box Cam is afraid to open. If he wants her, he'll have to prove it. And if he doesn't, Jo will need to know the real reason why . . .

. . . become the love of a lifetime? 

How do you walk away from your soul mate? Cam wishes he knew. No matter how far he runs from Jo, he can't resist looking back at the silver eyes that seem to see right through him. But as well as Jo thinks she understands Cam, the dark truth about his past is something she shouldn't have to handle. Cam's sure that setting Jo free is the right thing to do. Too bad his heart has other ideas . . .

At thirteen years old, Jo had fantasized about her first kiss. In her mind, it would be with Cam. She had practiced on her pillow and French-kissed her hand. She had positioned herself just so during Spin the Bottle, but Cam’s bottle had never landed on her. He’d never even hinted that he’d wanted to kiss her, that he fantasized about her, too. So all she’d had were daydreams. And in those daydreams, Cam nibbled at her lips. Slipped his tongue into her mouth, shy as she was. He was gentle and careful.

This was not that kiss.

This kiss was made of sweet smoke and embers. It sizzled on her lips and seared her senses until she could only feel and taste and touch and see him. The whole universe whittled down to this man completely possessing her with a kiss. Sucking her tongue into his mouth. Pulling her lips between his teeth for tantalizing bites.

Cam walked them backward with slow, measured steps until he eased onto the bench, never leaving space between their mouths. He pulled her bare legs to either side of his hips, pressing against her back until her breasts were crushed against his chest. He lowered his head, nudging the straps of her camisole aside with his lips and sucking on her naked shoulder. Jo moaned, tipping her head back until her hair rained between her shoulder blades. Cam pushed the camisole down around her waist and pulled her breast into his greedy mouth. With every pull of his lips and tongue, she rolled her hips against him, a steady, sensual syncopation that shoved Jo over the edge. She took shelter against his chest, gripping his neck, huffing hot air into the collar of his shirt. Her thighs tightened around his hips, and her body released in shivers and whimpers and shudders.

She stilled little by little, falling against him, limp and pliant. Cam pushed her hair behind her shoulders, raining kisses over her collarbones and nipples until they peaked and begged for his mouth again. He suckled at her, sliding his hands inside her shorts, squeezing her butt and urging her against him.

“Cam, I just—”

“I know.” He looked up, anointing her nipples with his words. “It was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. I want it again and again and again.”

Book 1 - When You Are Mine
Book 2 - Loving You Always
Book 3 - Be Mine Forever
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kennedy ryan
Kennedy Ryan writes contemporary romance and women's fiction. She always give her characters their happily ever after, but loves to make them work for it! It's a long road to love, so sit back and enjoy the ride. In an alternative universe and under her government issue name, Tina Dula, she is a wife to the love of her life, mom to a special, beautiful son, and a friend to those living with autism through her foundation Myles-A-Part, serving Georgia families.

Her writings on Autism have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, and she has been featured on the Montel Williams Show, NPR, Headline News and others. She is donating a portion of her proceeds to her own foundation and to her charitable partner, Talk About Curing Autism (TACA).

Her interview series MOMMIES DO THE MOST AMAZING THINGS is featured each month in Modern Mom.

My Review:

I love this series and from the moment I started reading When You Are Mine, I always wanted to read Cam's story. And going through both books my craving just became stronger. Thankfully, I finally got my wish and I have to say that it blew my mind. The story is so heartbreaking that it brought tears to my eyes on more than one occasion. The book was written in an intriguing and enchanting way and caught my attention from the first word. I really loved getting to know Cam and Jo even better and reading how their relationship develops.

Cam is definitely a delicious and intense alpha male with mesmerizing grey-blue eyes, dark hair and a lickable shade of olive skin :) But he is also so broken inside. His childhood left him with scars that are nearly impossible to heal. And the only thing they do is torture him every single moment, no matter whether in his nightmares or during his waking hours. I loved reading how he managed to open and trust Jo little by little. How the growing intimacy between them gives him the strength to try and fight his demons. Even at his worst, he is still thinking about Jo's well being. Even if his well meaning is sometimes a little bit misguided.

Jo is an amazing character. She is strong, beautiful and incredibly compassionate. The way she gives everything she has (and most of the time even more) for the kids who depend on her is simply amazing. I have to say that I also enjoyed a lot how she completely changes in Cam's hands. The way she allows only him to take of her was so romantic and tender. The way Jo sticks by Cam in his most difficult moments just shows how strong her love is, even though he turned her down or hurt her more than half of her life. I was so happy when both of them finally got their HEA :) I also feel obliged to mention that the chemistry between Jo and Cam is simply off the charts. Every time when they touch each other, they simply burn off the sheets. So be prepared :)

I loved reading this book and I definitely recommended it to all lovers of romantic stories. The heartbreak of the story is masterfully entwined with romance and burn-off-the-sheets moments that balance the story quite well :) Even though I feel like this story can be read as a standalone, I will definitely recommend reading also the first two books in the series which will get you introduced to all the characters and give you better understanding of the dynamics between all the main players. I simply loved this series and I cannot wait to see what  Kennedy Ryan will come up next :)

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