on April 18, 2014
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Some secrets can destroy…
Bridgette Schaefer has been through more in her twenty-two years of life than most people survive in a lifetime. Finally, she can see the light at the end of the tunnel and control is within her grasp. With a fresh start ahead, there’s nothing but blank pages to be filled. Unfortunately, a lie by omission quickly weaves itself into a dangerous web of half-truths. As she battles between right and wrong, she discovers that sometimes there is only defeat when it comes to matters of desire.
While others can set you free…
Troy Sorano has one rule – no lies. Yet he’s spent years hiding behind a well-placed mask, forced to hide who he yearns to be. On the outside he’s confident, fun, and sexy-as-sin, but there’s so much more hidden within. When fate intervenes, he can’t help but wonder if Bridgette could be the one to accept him for who he is. As he struggles through his fear of rejection, he discovers he’s not the only one hiding the truth.
Can Bridgette and Troy find what is essential for their happiness before it’s too late?
L.K. Collins is BURNING UP THE PAGES in Essentialism. It’s sexy, witty, and suspenseful. While reading this story, you can tell that Ms. Collins put her heart and humor into this novel. The writing is very strong, and it flows flawlessly. The Life. Destiny. Fate novels are quality reads that will have you craving your very own love story. These stories keep getting better and better. First we had Fatalism, where I was immediately sucked in to the emotional rollercoaster, that we call Alexa and Vincent’s world. Passionate and intense, it just had me wanting more! Next up was Determinism, Cara and Abel’s story. If it was even possible, Ms. Collins created a story with even more heart, emotion, and heat. That brings us to the gem of a book I have in front of me now, Essentialism, Bridgette and Troy’s story. Here, we have a story about the struggles of relationships when one is forced to not be themselves; a story about growth and accepting who you are, and finding that one person in this world who will love you for you. It is beautiful, it is hella’ sexy, and it contains so much passion, you will not know what to do with yourself.
Bridgette Schaefer just moved into the neighborhood. She is trying to start her life, and job hunting is a top priority for her. Trying to get a hold of her ass of a boyfriend is another priority she can’t seem to shake. Meanwhile, her friendship with the gorgeous, sweet, attending firefighter is growing strong with every text message, every hug, and every sweet kiss on the cheek. Bridgette is so torn between her loyalty and the potential of something that could be really great and really special.
Troy Sorano, this man is SO sexy and SO charming. He has a heart of gold, and he takes care of the people he loves. Troy also has a domineering side, with a fascination with ropes. This is the side of Troy that I think is just down right delicious. He wanted Bridgette the moment he saw her, stealing glances and hugs along the way. When he discovers that she was withholding a certain relationship, he starts to remember his past, and immediately wants to cut all ties with Bridgette, not knowing the depth of feelings he has towards her.
Just when things were going great, an enemy is holding a grudge that could turn deadly. Unexpected circumstances test Bridgette and Troy’s love for one another. Is their love strong enough to conquer all? Will they have to change who they are in order to be together?
I am just blown away that this is L.K. Collin’s third book! The woman can write like she has been in the game for years and years, matching the works of some well-known authors. And as far as writing sex scenes…Ms. Collins is at the top of her game with that aspect. Some scenes in Essentialism were some of the hottest scenes that I have read in a while. I was like a giddy school girl reading these parts over and over again. Without a doubt, I highly recommend this book and this entire series. It has everything I like in an erotic romance. The steam factor is off the charts. The emotion factor will keep you laughing and crying the whole way through. The suspense factor is as gripping as you can get. Cheers to another hit Ms. Collins, and may you bring us many more!
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