Monday, 7 December 2015

Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway ~ Undeniably Asher (Colloway Brothers #2) by KL Kreig


Book Description:

Book 2 in the The Colloway Brothers series. Each book can be read as a standalone.

Memories.
When does our past stop picking at our scars and start letting them heal?

Scars.
Can we see beyond our wounds to the possibilities the future holds?

Possibilities.
How do we let ourselves become vulnerable enough to trust the love that’s right in front of us?

Fate. She’s a fickle, wily bitch that slaps us in the face every opportunity she gets. Sometimes it’s a taunt, but sometimes it’s a goddamn wake-up call to pay attention. Take what’s rightfully yours without shame or apology. So when destiny put me straight in Alyse Kingsley’s path once again, I knew this was one slap I wasn’t ignoring. I’d let her get away once. I wouldn’t again. She was mine and I was takin’ her, kicking and screaming if need be.

Alyse ~ Deceit and betrayal. Every single person who was supposed to love me committed one of these.
My mother.
My father.
My sister.
My lover.
Incapable of letting people see the real me, I hold them at arm’s length. But Asher Colloway is relentless and it doesn’t take long before I cave to his pursuits. The big question is: can I let him in where it counts most? Before ghosts from my past come back to haunt me in ways I can’t possibly fathom? Before it’s too late?


Asher ~ Trust. Forgiveness. Impossible concepts, having been fucked over by a woman I’d loved before. But those aren’t my only personality flaws.
I’m possessive.
I’m jealous.
I’m dominant.
I have a secret kink.
I want Alyse. All of her. She shows people the shiny, untainted surface. I want the murky, damaged depth. The shadows. I want in all the way. Just when I think I’ve made it, fate cruelly bitch-slaps me again. And this time I don’t see it coming. The question now is: what am I willing to do to keep the woman I love by my side? And can Alyse accept me the way I am, faults and all?

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Buy Links:

Amazon US:  http://amzn.to/1l3ddqM

Forsaking Gray ~ Book One

Amazon UK:  http://amzn.to/1WNZBhz
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1klPv8z




Excerpt: 

PROLOGUE
Alyse

“Slow down, Beck.” I know my news is shocking, but I had no idea he would react so badly. I thought we were in love. We’ve even talked about getting married after I graduate this spring.

“I can’t fucking believe you let this happen, Alyse!” His hand slams the steering wheel so hard you’d think it would break.

“I let this happen? I don’t understand why you’re reacting this way. I know it wasn’t planned, but…”

I’m cut off when Beck takes a corner too fast, throwing me into the passenger door, tires squealing their protest. My head bounces off the window and my elbow now throbs where it slammed into the metal handle.

After I broke my news over dinner, Beck threw three twenties down on the table and stormed out of the restaurant. I barely had time to hop into the vehicle, let alone put my seatbelt on, before he took off at warp speed, no doubt leaving fresh black rubber marks on the pavement.

“Beck, slow down. Please. You’re scaring me.” But he doesn’t. He punches the gas even harder, lurching the car forward. I fumble for my seatbelt, frantic to get it on before we crash. The dark, desolate road we’re flying down— at speeds that would rival a cop chase— is winding and treacherous, especially with the slight sheen of December frost that’s now covering it. There is more than one makeshift cross that lines its deadly path. I don’t want one to be mine.

“This can’t be happening,” he mumbles to no one in particular. He seems lost within himself, which confuses me even more. This news isn’t the end of the world; it only accelerates our plans to be together, just as we’d talked about many times over.

“I’m sure they’ll understand, Beck. I know I haven’t met your parents yet, but you’re a grown man for God’s sake.”

My eyes flick between the speedometer and his angry, clenched face and my heart races. We’re now going over sixty miles per hour in a forty-five zone. He takes another bend too fast and his truck fishtails. The tires spit gravel when he overcorrects, landing the passenger side wheels on the shoulder. We narrowly miss a speed limit sign that’s mocking us to slow down before he finally regains control.

I brace my arms against the door and the armrest to my left, my long fingernails embedded in the leather fabric. Every muscle in my body is coiled and taut, ready for the inevitable collision. Fear courses through my bloodstream, nearly paralyzing me.

“You’re going to kill us if you don’t stop this!” I scream.

For the first time in nearly twenty minutes, he looks at me, and I see a man I am not at all familiar with. Pure panic is written on every inch of his handsome face. I shrink into my seat, wondering what alternate universe I have just slipped into.

“Trust me. I’m better off dead.”

Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***


“We are two lost souls looking for redemption, a second chance, but scared as hell to let our protective barriers fall for fear that we may not recover this time.”


Well, I thought Gray was lush and then along comes Asher…damn these Colloway brothers come from a mighty fine gene pool. Not only are they all smoking hot but they are adorable, fiercely protective and just genuine really nice guys. This story centres around Asher and Alyse, Asher is Gray’s brother and Alyse is Livia’s sister, they were both introduced in Forsaking Gray where our appetites were whetted.

Asher was lost when it came to women, he had been betrayed once and hurt badly so his heart was now firmly guarded. He had his hook ups but that is all they were, a means to an end…a release. Asher has trust issues, he doesn’t let anyone in, but he is lonely and although he would never admit it, he wanted to love and be loved. Asher was passionate, he was dominant and possessive, he was sexy as sin but he had that vulnerable side and it was this side that really spoke to me. Asher worked with his brother Gray and he too was a work-a-holic, the Colloway’s loved their company and their staff so when Asher is alerted to potential embezzlement he is out for blood.


“His dominance excites me. His passion ignites me. His magnetism simply captivates me.”

Alyse was broken too, all she had ever felt was abandonment and betrayal, everyone she loved…left or let her down, she was lonely and dejected. She threw herself into her work and her new company that she was struggling to get off the ground. She had jumped in with both feet and even though she was great at her job, she needed the experience and client testimonies to back up her credentials. She was a forensic accountant and a mighty good one at that, if only potential clients didn’t see a young, na├»ve woman and actually saw the number crunching wizard that she was.


“…there’s just something about her innocence that inexplicably draws me to her like a moth to an open flame. Innocence I want to corrupt.”


This love story started eight years’ prior, Asher and Alyse had met before, had shared a kiss before they were rudely interrupted. But that one kiss had stayed with the both them. Now there was only one question left when their paths cross once again…would it be another eight years? Embezzlement requires the need for a forensic accountant and with their siblings getting married Asher is reminded of the woman that is definitely up for the task…in more ways than one. Could this be the introduction that he needs, he never forgot that kiss and as it turns out, neither did she.

These two had chemistry that was off the charts, but both Asher and Alyse were emotionally scarred, they both had trust issues, they both guarded their hearts so on the outside they should have never worked. But sometimes it takes a person knowing what the other is feeling to really “get them” and these two understood each other perfectly. However, you still had that shall I, shan’t I, once you have protected yourself for so long, it is hard to let anyone in…no matter how hard they knock.


“He dances like he fucks. With intent. With finesse. With rhythm. With all-consuming seduction.”


I loved the slow build with this book, KL Kreig really unwraps her characters slowly and meticulously and it is this that really builds that character connection with the reader. We have that getting to know you stage, that re-connection and while they are quite happy bumping uglies for a while it is that opening up fully and whole heartedly that really hammers home the importance and the significance of what these two were doing for each other. It is hard sometimes to understand the ramifications of heart break and KL Kreig really hammered home the emotional turmoil that it leaves behind, those constant reminders and that reticence to let anyone in. The heart and head remember…always.


“I want to give you every one of my keys, but I don’t even know if I can remember where they’re all hiding anymore.”



I loved both of these characters, even all their insecurities and they were the perfect fit, two pieces of a puzzle, they brought out the best in each other and cemented over each-others cracks. They may have been broken before, but together they were unstoppable. I also loved catching up with Gray and Livia and yes I still want more…but we have two more brothers to come, Luke and Conn and I cannot wait!!


“…altruism often feels like betrayal to the other person.”

About the Author:


I’m just a regular ol’ Midwest girl who likes Game of Thrones and am obsessed with Modern Family and The Goldbergs. I run, I eat, I run, I eat. It’s a vicous cycle. I love carbs, but there’s love-hate relationship with my ass and thighs. Mostly hate. I like a good cocktail (oh hell…who am I kidding? I love any cocktail). I’m a huge creature of habit, but I’ll tell you I’m flexible. I read every single day and if I don’t get a chance…watch the hell out, I’m a raving bitch. My iPad and me: BFFs. I’m direct and I make no apologies for it. I swear too much. I love alternative music and in my next life I want to be a bad-ass female rocker. I hate, hate, hate spiders, telemarketers, liver, acne, winter and loose hairs that fall down my shirt (don’t ask, it’s a thing).

Website: http://klkreig.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/klkreig 
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