Broken (Irrationally His #4) by Jessa Jacobs

Today is the release of the fourth book in the Irrationally His serial, Broken by Jessa Jacobs!

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Blurb

How had everything gone so wrong so quickly?

 

Tex was dying. Finally, the answer to why he and Mom had put on such an elaborate celebration for only a tenth anniversary – the last they’d ever have.

 

But I hadn’t any more than begun to absorb that news than Travis showed himself to be the jerk I’d originally thought him. How could he have fooled me so badly? How could he have wormed his way into my heart, not to mention my bed?

 

There was nothing left for me here. To give Mom and Tex their final weeks together, it was time for me to go.

 

Broken is Part Four of the serial romance Irrationally His. Parts One through Three, Bothered,  Bewildered, and Brazen, are available exclusively on Amazon as well. They must be read in order for full enjoyment. Part Five, Beloved, is scheduled for publication on September 2.

 

 

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Review

I’ve really enjoyed this serial so far and can’t wait to see which direction it heads in. At the end of the last book a misunderstanding has Chelsea running away from the ranch and Travis. Now in different places they both find it difficult to forget the other yet Travis keeps holding back. He’s keeping a secret from Chelsea, making everyone around them swear not to tell her until he does. But the longer he keeps it from her the further apart they grow.

When circumstances lead them back to each other once again will Travis finally tell Chelsea the truth? With Travis’ Dad in a bad way they must support each other and find a way to make it work, even if that risks their relationship being discovered.

Tensions are definitely running high for Travis and Chelsea, with both their relationship, Travis’ Dad and him keeping secrets from Chelsea. Now Cozy is involved he has no choice but to come clean soon, and I can’t wait to see how it pans out! Bring on the finale!

 

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Excerpt

 

Chelsea

 

I’d given in and accepted the gift of Tex’s pickup, an extended-cab Chevy. When I’d seen Mom and Tex off at the airport, I went back to the ranch to pack and wait for the next morning before making the thousand-mile drive to San Jose. It was a long drive, over seventeen hours in all, and the closest town to the half-way point was a wide place in the road called Rome, Oregon.
I pulled into a 1950s-era motel and stumbled out of the cab like a drunk on a staircase. My legs didn’t want to work, and I was hungry, having skipped lunch in favor of getting to my stopping place by dinner time. Feeling older than dirt, I asked the woman at the counter where I could get something to eat. Fortunately, the tiny restaurant attached to the nearby gas station was open. As I waited for my order of barbecue beef and coleslaw, I tried to text Cozy, only to discover that I was out of cell range.
The terrain I’d driven through was virtually deserted, so I shouldn’t have been surprised. It made me feel as if I’d dropped out of modern America and landed in an alternative universe where all the natives stared at me as if I were the alien. Ignoring the people passing by to get a better look at me, I dug into my meal with gusto, only to discover it was a far cry from the same items Mom had prepared for her barbecue on the fourth of July. How long ago that day seemed!
I knew I’d miss Cozy when I planned my itinerary. It didn’t seem right to leave before Mom and Tex did. There was a chance I’d never see him again, so I spent the last few days at the ranch trying to show him how much I’d always appreciated him. I hadn’t ever verbalized it, and it seemed too obvious to do so now, but I wanted him to know. He went along with my efforts as if I’d always brought him a fresh cup of coffee at breakfast, or baked his favorite chocolate-chip cookies in the blazing summer heat.
Now at the halfway point in my journey, I determined to stop looking back and instead look forward. I had the two canvasses in the back of the extended cab, carefully wrapped against the jostling they’d receive on the road. I had the rest of the photos, and I had the sketch. My task was set out for me.
I even had a schedule worked out. Most of the galleries didn’t open until noon, so I planned to paint in the mornings. I’d clean up and apply to the galleries for whatever positions they may have open in September in the afternoon, and in the evenings I’d search the internet for a gallery to take my series of paintings when they were done. I knew it would be a small one because I was unknown, and therefore, I needed to find one that specialized in Western art. It wasn’t a theme I’d ever studied before, so finding that one gallery that would give me a chance might take weeks. It was okay. It would take weeks to finish the series, too. And last of all, the pièce de résistance, the nude.
For that, I needed a canvas worthy of the subject. Six feet tall, almost life-sized, I’d paint Travis with all the passion he’d awakened in me. And if I was lucky, when I was done, he’d be out of my system and out of my heart. Because the brief fantasy we’d had together could never be. He wasn’t the man I’d built him up to be, and besides, there was the complication. The knowledge that always prickled the back of my neck when I thought about our trysts. He was my stepbrother. Off limits in the eyes of society.
That we’d shared not only sex, taboo as it was, but kinky sex, was a secret I’d take to my grave, except for Cozy’s knowledge. She would never tell, so it was something I’d lock away forever and try to be satisfied with whatever man I eventually landed for my own. I couldn’t imagine a future with a man like Travis in it. That would have been a fairy-tale come true.
As I went to bed that night in a lumpy old bed in a run-down motel in the middle of nowhere, I called up the memories. I’d give myself until I finished the nude painting to relive them, wallow in them, and dream about them.  And then I’d banish them forever.
Just before I went to sleep, a pang of loss made me shiver. How would I cope with Tex’s death and getting over Travis, without Cozy to run to when I needed a shoulder to cry on? She wouldn’t be there when I got to San Jose. I didn’t even know where she was going. I didn’t know when I’d ever felt so alone.

 

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About Jessa Jacobs

Like you, I’m a reader. When I read a good story with characters I can connect with, my everyday existence fades into the background as I enter a world that may contain exotic locations, adventure and excitement. And, if I can be totally honest with you, in my favorite stories I can fall in love for a while with an impossibly gorgeous guy who is the best lover imaginable.

So, maybe it won’t come as a surprise that in my books you’ll find hot alpha male book-boyfriends, sassy heroines who are much more clever and beautiful than I am, and stories I hope will make you laugh and cry while reading them, as I did while writing them. Oh, and some scenes you may want to role-play with your lover.

Why not take a chance? All of my stories are perfect for a lunch-break escape, and priced less than a cup of coffee. In fact, if you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited, they won’t cost you another dime, so take as many as you want! They’re calorie-free, too!

If you’d like to know more about me, my books, or special offers for free reading, please check my website at www.jessajacobs.com. I’m also available on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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Defending Pacer by TJ Hamilton

Defending Pacer by TJ Hamilton is out today! He’s the bad guy from the wrong side of the law and she’s the city’s princess whose there to protect it – a Romeo & Juliet story with a difference.

Blurb

 

Chelsea Tanner’s career as a defence lawyer is rapidly climbing. Her strong ethics and sharp wit in the courtroom has paved her way into becoming an associate of Sydney’s top law firm. She hasn’t lost a single case in her short but successful career. Law is her life, living and breathing it leaves little time for anything more. When a member from the infamous Legano Family is up on a murder charge, Chelsea finds more.

Pacer Fratelli is dark, hard and completely consumed by his new defence lawyer. Chelsea and Pacer’s worlds couldn’t be further apart but he wants more … and what Pacer wants, Pacer gets.

When bad love feels so good, just how far would you go to defend it?

 

Review

Pacer Fratelli is the epitome of bad boy. From an Italian family he’s the guy you call when something needs “clearing up”. When his latest job goes wrong he’s faced with a murder charge and some serious jail time. His only hope is his hot shot lawyer Chelsea Tanner.

Chelsea comes from a powerful and wealthy family making her one of society’s princesses. Her career as a defence lawyer is going from strength to strength and she has never lost a case. When she’s given Pacer as her next client she’s determined to keep her record but she wasn’t betting on their instant attraction.

Chelsea & Pacer couldn’t come from world’s any further apart. Despite his crimes Chelsea can’t help but feel drawn to him and suspects there is much more to Pacer than meets the eye….Can she uncover the betrayals and secrets, and still keep her heart intact?

Wow what a read! Such a great story full of suspense and drama! Chelsea and Pacer have an incredibly hot, passionate relationship and their story will keep you hooked from cover to cover! The web of lies and deception runs deep and I spent a great deal of the book trying to figure out what was coming next. And the leather gloves? Hot damn watch out for those!

Read it for yourself here….

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Excerpt

Those damn leather gloves, I blame them.I run my fingers through my hair to blow out at the wet strands that have stuck around my lips, and I grab my glass and gulp the remainder of my week old wine, before flopping back against the couch to collect my thoughts.

Seriously though, what the hell was that?

Pacer Fratelli is my client! A dangerous client. A client who I know is a murderer.

I can’t feel like this, but I do.

His smile flashes before my eyes again. Oh my god, would you just leave me the hell alone? I punch my fists down onto the chair, either side of me.

I strip down as I head to the shower, peeling off each layer like I’m shedding skin and discarding the clothes on the floor with an angry slap. My body is still abuzz with my post-assault, but at the same time, I am pissed off. These thoughts have no place in my mind. They can fuck right off.

A after a good talking to myself in the stream of the cold shower, I throw on my old university sweats, ready to see my night out in front of the coffee table … and all things Pacer Fratelli.

Dangerously hot, Pacer Fratelli.

Gah!

 

About TJ Hamilton
TJ is a former cop, turned writer who uses her first-hand experience of working the city streets of inner city Sydney, to now write sexy stories of mystery and intrigue. Her head has been buried in crime since studying criminology at university over a decade ago, and she just can’t seem to shake her fascination with the macabre. TJ now lives a quiet life in the tropics with her handsome husband and kids where she writes a weekly column for her local newspaper, and spends her days re-living the action packed life she may have once had through her strong fictional characters.

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Slipperless (Book 3) by Sloan Storm

The wait is over book 3 is here! Gabe and Fiona’s story just gets better and better! Can NOT wait to read the rest of their story!

Blurb

Dominated. Humiliated… And desperate for more.

After defying Gabe, I experienced first-hand just what it means to be in trouble with the boss. I’ve learned, once and for all, he’s a man who always gets what he wants – in every way he wants it.

But satisfying him comes at a price.

As the time draws closer for me to do the presentation, I’m finding I may not have the ability to pay the cost. Debilitating physical ailments threaten to derail my progress and put an end to my chance to get ahead.

Determined to keep me on track and focused, Gabe takes me away for personal supervision and instruction in a tropical paradise. But, what happens when we get there may mean losing him, and my career…

Forever.

This is the third book in a Billionaire Romance series presented in serial format. It is not a standalone. All individual entries are currently free with Kindle Unlimited.

 

 

Review

This series just keeps on getting better but this book has to be the best so far! After a smoking hot cliffhanger at the end of book 2 I couldn’t wait to read what happened next…

After a dressing down (quite literally) in Gabe’s office, Fiona knows she can neither stay away from Gabe nor ignore his demands any longer. Gabe says she needs to do this presentation and learn how to manage her team and if she doesn’t then she’s out of a job. With her Grandma ill at home her income is desperately needed meaning refusing him is no longer an option. So she dives head first into becoming a better public speaker whilst keeping a keen eye on the two jealous women at the office, naively hoping this extra work will leave little time for Gabe.

But Gabe isn’t just demanding her time, he just wants her full stop. Dinners, meetings…Gabe cares little about others’ opinions nor what she’s currently doing, when he calls Fiona has to be there. She’s become his addiction – and as much as she hates to admit it, he’s become hers. No matter how hard she tries to resist him, to keep things professional for the sake of her career and livelihood, her resistance always crumbles. And as the pressure increases and tensions run high, Fiona has reached her boiling point.

With the stress mounting, her nerves frayed and her resistance crumbling Fiona is unable to refuse Gabe when he tells her he’s taking her away for some private tuition before the big presentation. Whether her tuition is about the talk or something much steamier she no longer cares. Together they will face Fiona’s fears, but will they both come out unscathed?

Things are really starting to heat up in this series, and the cliffhangers are killers! With both the drama surrounding Fiona and the pressure she’s feeling increasing, she’s certainly reaching a turning point. We also get to see a different side of Gabe – a more romantic, caring side which I just loved! Of course as well as the drama and Fiona’s issues there’s also Fiona & Gabe’s relationship which of course is still as HOT as ever – really can’t wait to see how they grow together.

A captivating read full of drama and passion, Slipperless just keeps on getting better and better.

Read it for yourself here….

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Excerpt

 

Fiona 

Just as he finished speaking, Gabe leaned in and kissed me, sliding his hand behind my head as he did. Although I probably should have expected it and resisted, the simple fact was he’d caught me by surprise and I didn’t.

It was such a beautiful place and the truth was that I was tired. In reality, nothing would have felt better than the satin-like feel of his lips against mine just then. I relented and leaned into Gabe, giving in to his strength and my need for it. Without a word, he separated his lips from mine.

“Give me your hand,” he said.

Still in a daze from our kiss, I did as he asked. “Why?”

“Well, Fiona, we have to shower,” he began, as he tugged at me, pulling me off the stool. “You can’t get in the ocean dirty. That just wouldn’t be polite.”

“Oh, I see.”

Within minutes, Gabe stripped away what resistance I pretended to still have, and, after starting the shower, he reached down and grabbed hold of the door handle, tugging it open. Trailing Gabe’s chiseled backside into the heated mist, I watched as he walked under one of two large showerheads.

I closed on him just as the rain from overhead slid down his magnificent torso. Rivulets of wet heat rippled along his hard frame as I drew near, rubbing my body against his like a forlorn kitten.

I looked up into Gabe’s eyes, and as I did he leaned down and kissed me with a single, soft press against my cheek. Chills raced along my spine as he moved closer and trailed his slick lips down the side of my neck.

I trembled as Gabe’s tongue and lips suckled my wet flesh. Just then, he reached up and pulled my hair out of his way. With a tender slap, it clung to my back as Gabe’s mouth moved around behind me to the center of my neck, just above my shoulder blades.

My head listed and rocked like a wayward sea vessel in the midst of a storm. As the shower rained heat upon me, I leaned my curves against him. Gabe’s hands raced towards my hips, where he grabbed them and squeezed firmly. My lips parted, and as they did, a few droplets made their way inside. I tasted the water, laced with Gabe’s essence. A heady mix of musk and sweat rolled across my tongue like a subtle wave laps against a dock.

 

About Sloan Storm

Sloan Storm is a verbally difficult, yet physically generous, writer who pens imaginative yarns based on dominant men and the women who challenge them.

As such, power plays and passion are the heart of each and every story. The writer’s creative tendencies may drift as the mood strikes, but the essence of all tales told wind up back at the same place… the polarizing difference between the sexes.

After all, what else is there in life?

When not glued to a keyboard creating tales of whimsy, Sloan loves to talk to fans! If you want to connect, you can do it in any number of ways:

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