His to Love by Stacey Lynn ~ Live & Review

Also in this series: His to Protect (Fireside, #2)
His to Love by Stacey Lynn ~ Live & ReviewAlso by this author: His to Protect (Fireside, #2)
His to Love (Fireside, #1) by Stacey Lynn
ISBN: 1101967951
Published by Loveswept on May 10th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 285
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In the explosive debut of Stacey Lynn’s irresistible Fireside series, a pair of estranged lovers are reunited by dangerous loyalties—and intoxicating desire.   Tyson Blackwell never saw it coming when his Mafia princess girlfriend dumped him and disappeared at the age of eighteen. He never forgot her, either, even after what happened next: the killing of his father, a Detroit PD officer, at the hands of one of her father’s men. Tyson swore revenge, and now, ten years later, the kid who dreamed of a pro football career is a hard-nosed FBI agent, back in town to take down the Galecki crime family once and for all. But Tyson’s mission gets complicated fast—because going undercover means seducing the only woman he’s ever loved.   Gabriella “Blue” Galecki has been in hiding for a decade. She finally comes home to spend time with her terminally ill mother, only to receive a blast from the past when she runs into Tyson. His brooding eyes and electrifying touch still send chills down her spine. But as heir to the family empire, Blue has been promised to another. Caught in a web of deception, she is tempted to pull the trigger on the boldest risk she’s ever taken: trusting Tyson with her life, her body, and her heart.  Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

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Review

Stacey Lynn is a new to me author so I was excited to read this. This is a second chance story that is hopeful and painful all at the same time.

Gabriella “Blue” Galecki is the daughter of a mob boss who was sent away from her home by her father when she was eighteen. She was forced to leave behind the boy she loved. When family circumstances brings her back home several years later, she’s forced to face her past with the one she left.

Tyson Blackwell not only lost the love his life, but he lost his father, who was a Police Officer. He has spent his time since his father’s death trying to avenge those that were the cause of it. Unfortunately, that mean’s going after the family of the one person he’s ever loved. Will he be able to do his job to avenge his father’s death or will his love for Blue come back and stand in the way?

I certainly was rooting for Blue and Tyson to reconnect and get their second chance. You could tell that they had never gotten over each other. The only thing that I wished out of their reconnection was a little bit more hesitation from each other. They have been apart for 10 years and both have been hurt. I would have liked to seen a little bit more push and pull.

I was also expecting a little bit more of the mob scene. That is absolutely a personal preference since I tend to like dark mafia books. I was hoping to get more of the backstory of her family “business.”

Overall, I enjoyed this book and look forward to Declan’s story in His to Protect.

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HIS TO PROTECT (Fireside, #2) – Coming July 12, 2016!

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A warm home for broken hearts, the Fireside Grill serves up hope and healing in equal measure. Stacey Lynn’s sensual, deeply emotional series heats up as a jaded restaurateur falls hard for a woman who’s hiding from a damaged past.

 

Declan James lost his last ounce of trust the day his wife walked out the door, leaving him to save the restaurant they built together. Throwing himself into his work, Declan swears off women—or at least, women who expect him to stick around in the morning. But when he discovers a skittish beauty scrounging through the Fireside’s trash to feed her dog, Declan offers her a job and a place to rest her head. There’s just something about her that awakens his protective side. And soon, not even that mangy mutt can stop Declan from caring for her.

 

After one too many trips to the ER, Trina Wilson finally gathered the courage to leave her husband, taking only her car and hyperactive boxer. Unfortunately, life on the run proves harder than she anticipated—until Declan takes a leap of faith on her. But even as Trina starts to see beyond his gruff exterior, she can’t relax, even for a moment. Not with her husband still tracking her down. What Trina doesn’t know is that in Declan, she has a powerful ally—and, if she would only follow her heart, a devoted lover.

 

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About Stacey Lynn

Stacey Lynn is a simple girl, raised most of her life in the MidWest. Perhaps it was the long, frigid winters that left her so bored she had nothing to do but spend time reading every book she could get her hands on from John Grisham and Danielle Steel to Ann M. Martin and CS Lewis. As an avid reader, she began penning poems and short stories long before she reached high school and her love of the written word has never diminished.

Now, as a wife and mother to four children, she finds solace from the craziness of her life by creating steamy, sexy stories that generally tug at your emotions. What began as a hobby and a way to survive a Minnesota winter three years ago and the dream of publishing her first book, has now turned into an unending passion.

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