Thursday, June 29, 2017

#Review & Excerpt Blitz ~ Lost Love by by Kelly Elliott

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Moving back home to my parents’ cattle ranch in Texas was the last thing I thought I’d be doing.

But, here I stand … in front of my high school girlfriend. A beautiful, confident woman has replaced the young girl I once knew and loved. Hell. I’m still in love with her.

Yep. Paxton Monroe was my first love and the one girl in town who now hated my guts. So much so, Paxton swore her revenge on me if it took her until the day she died.  The last words she spoke to me were a vow to cut my dick off and shove it down my throat.

The fight between my heart, my head, and last, but certainly not least, my dick starts tonight. Because all I can think about is how I want to be buried so deep inside Paxton she won’t remember how I broke her heart, or how I left her when she needed me the most.

But who will win? My heart is too broken to listen to my head. And my dick, yeah it’s not listening to anything or anyone. Not until it gets what it wants and what it wants is Paxton Monroe.


Lost Love is book one in the Cowboys and Angels Series

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“Whatcha doing?”
I nearly jumped out of my skin as I spun around and clutched at my chest.
“Jesus, Amelia! Why would you sneak up on me like that?”
She tried to hide her smile and failed. Lifting her brows, she glanced past my shoulder. “Were you watching Steed and Chloe?”
My cheeks heated. “What? No! Are they here? I haven’t seen them. Why would you say that?”
When her eyes moved back to mine, I knew she saw right through my blunder of lies. “Uh-huh. I know I was little when you and Steed dated, so we really don’t know each other all that well.” She smiled. “But I can already tell you’re a terrible liar, Paxton.”
I dropped my head then peeked up at her. “I wasn’t spying.”
Amelia held up her hands. “I didn’t say you were.”
Chewing on my lip, I sighed. “Okay. I was spying. I’m lost, Amelia.”
With a soft sympathetic grin, she glanced at her brother. “So is he, Paxton. His eyes are so sad. Earlier this morning we all had breakfast together as a family and both Mom and I noticed it.”
“The family was all together?” I asked.
She nodded with a grin. “The boys have been working the ranch the last two days so they’re all staying at the house. It’s been nice having Steed home again. Dad’s thrilled he’s back and digging deeper into the business side of the ranch. The idea of having another son run day-to-day operations has him all kinds of happy.”
Guilt hit me square in the chest. It was my fault he left. I told him to leave.
He left his family and stayed away because of me.
“I’m so sorry he left town,” I said.
“Paxton, you didn’t keep him away all those years. That was his decision. A poor one, but his nonetheless.”
I shrugged. Turning, I glanced back at Steed and Chloe. “He’s such a good father.”
The sadness in my voice caused Amelia to put her hand on my shoulder and gave it a squeeze.

         
Review

4 Stars
Lost Love it the first book in the Cowboys & Angels series. If you are looking for a second chance love story then this is the book for you!
Lost Love is Paxton and Steed’s story. And it is a true love story with a big heartbreak along the way. I loved Steed and I especially loved how he owned up to the huge mistake he made. He did not sugar coat his actions and knew he ruined his perfect love story. Because of his actions he stays away from Paxton and his family for ten years. When he finally comes home he knows that he will have an uphill battle trying to win back the love of his life. And Paxton does make him work for it and I like that she did because he truly broke her heart before and when he left ten years ago. I really like Paxton and how she could admit that she still loved him to herself, but wasn’t sure if she could trust her heart with him again. Even though she did not just take him back right away, she finally does give into her heart and give him another chance.
I loved seeing how their young love turned into a love that was a more mature and sustaining. They also were not lacking in the chemistry department, but I also love that they decided to take it slow and get to know each other again. I really liked how they worked through the heartbreak and a both healed before moving on a starting their new stronger relationship. This is a couple that you root for and want them to be together. There is not a lot of drama surrounding them and that is refreshing to read.
Kelly Elliott is becoming one of my favorite authors. She rights her books with so much love and heart that you cannot help but root for her couples. I cannot wait for the rest of this series. The Parker family is going to be a fun family to read!
~Cassie
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Kelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings. Her bestselling works include, Wanted, Broken, Without You, and Unconditional Love, to name just a few. Kelly has been passionate about writing since she was fifteen. After years of filling journals with stories, she finally followed her dream and published her first novel, Wanted, in November of 2012. Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, and two pups. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is down to earth and very in touch with her readers, both on social media and at signings. To find out more about Kelly and her books, you can find her through her website. www.kellyelliottauthor.com

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