The DEMOLISHED Release Blitz Tour Is Making A Stop Here Today!!
Author: Cathryn Fox
Publisher: SMP Swerve
Publication Date: August 29, 2017
ISBN: 9781250152954; Price: $3.99
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cathryn Fox comes the first in the hot new Blue Bay Crew series that follows the sexy, blue collar Owens men who take over their family’s construction business in the small town of Blue Bay, CT.
Summer Wheeler is on the run. Hiding from the men who killed her father, Summer is on her way to her childhood cottage in Blue Bay when she runs into Sean Owens, the forbidden bad boy from her past. After giving him a fake name, she gives in to one steamy night with him, never expecting to see him again.
Sean isn’t sure why Summer is pretending to be someone she’s not, but he’ll play her game if that means he can indulge in one of his oldest fantasies – a night with Summer. He’s shocked to see her when he returns to Blue Bay, and even more surprised when Summer offers him a job renovating her old family cottage. Hot workdays turn into hotter nights, but when Summer’s secret catches up with her, she’ll have to decide if she can trust Sean with her heart—and her life.
Demolished nails the perfect combination of emotion, scorching intensity, and a touch of suspense that will draw readers to this fantastic new series!
DEMOLISHED by Cathryn Fox
All grown up.
I can hardly believe I’m walking out of a Dick’s Inn and Diner—and hopefully into one of its rooms—with sweet Summer Wheeler, the girl I’ve always crushed on but couldn’t do anything about. Christ, back in the day two years might as well have been a chasm, but today, not so much.
Jesus, she’s gorgeous. Has lush curves that every guy’s dreams are made of. Her once blond hair is now as dark as the night sky, rich, luxurious, citrus scented, and damned if I can’t wait to see those curls spill across my pillow. She still has that sprinkling of freckles on her nose that make her look young and adorable, and those lips . . . Goddammit, never have I seen lips that were so plush, so damn kissable. A bolt of lust hits like a sucker punch, and my body trembles, anxious to taste her heat, to discover what she’s wearing under her professional clothes. Fuck, it’s all I can do not to back her up against that big truck of hers and take her right outside in the parking lot.
Yeah, sure, I’m supposed to be getting my shit together, turning over a new leaf, becoming a productive, upstanding citizen of Blue Bay and every other stupid fucking idiomatic expression that meant I needed to do better for my family. But I’m not in Blue Bay yet, headed back to a place where everyone knows my name—and the cops don’t like me—to take over my dad’s construction business. Yup, I get it, it’s time to step into the role I’d been groomed for since I could hold a hammer, and spend less time on the road satisfying my own selfish urges. When I get home I’ll be on the straight and narrow: no women, no distractions, and no trouble with the law. Until then, however . . .
I put my hand on the small of her back and the heat that fires between us is almost catastrophic. Jesus. Who’d have thought that after all these years there’d still be such a powerful pull? I shake my head. Chemistry like this doesn’t come along every day.
The warm night air falls over us as I push the lounge door open and guide her into the night. I pause and glance up and down the long strip of black street. I’d been in this Podunk town in the past, circling through as I went from one sponsored motocross event to the next. Hell, all I need is a place to lay my head, but seriously what is Summer really doing in a shit place like this? Designer clothes. Expensive truck. She is so out of her element. Where exactly is she headed, and who is this friend she’s visiting? More importantly, why is she pretending she doesn’t know me?
I’m pretty good at reading people and I spotted the recognition flashing in her whiskey-colored eyes the second I met them. Then again, maybe she doesn’t want to acknowledge me because . . . well . . . because for her, this is just a quick hot affair as she passes through town. Fine, if she wants to play it that way, I can, too. No names. Anonymous sex. This isn’t my first rodeo and all cards on the table, it’s for the best. I don’t have time for more.
“This town doesn’t have much, but there’s a pizza joint two blocks down. It’s decent.” Her dark lashes flash over darker eyes, meeting my gaze straight on. She doesn’t even look like she’s breathing, which gives me the distinct impression that this isn’t something she does on a regular basis. I brush my knuckles along her arm, and she shivers. “Unless you’d prefer to just—”
“I’d prefer,” she whispers.
My cock throbs. Apparently little Sean prefers that, too. I pull a key card from my back pocket, and the letter stuffed inside nearly falls out. I shove it back, not wanting to think about the stabbing pain behind each written—and unwritten—word. Later I’ll wallow in my own misery, kick my stupid fucked-up ass, and condemn myself for my selfish ways. Christ knows there’ll be plenty of time for that in the coming months.
“My room or yours?” I ask.
She grins at the cheesy comment, the tension easing a bit from her body. “Yours.”
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cathryn Fox is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie), pizza, and red wine. Cathryn has two teenagers who keep her busy and a husband who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. When not writing, Cathryn can be found laughing over lunch with friends, hanging out with her kids, or watching a big action flick with her husband.
Summer Wheeler has found herself in quite the predicament, and the only thing that seems to make sense to her right now is to change her identity and go on the run. So, she grabs a few things and hits the road, heading in the direction of one her favorite places on earth, Blue Bay, it's a magical place that holds a lot of sweet memories, and spawns a few spicy ones too. Her families summer cottage is there and will make a perfect hiding place from the danger that is lurking, but it is in need of some minor repairs. So she contacts a local contractor and gets the surprise of her life when her childhood crush comes to save the day...
Former town bad boy Sean Owens has returned to Blue Bay with good intentions, and a load of guilt. He is returning home to bury his father, and take over the family business, along with his brothers. His first plan of action is to make sense of all of his father's book work, then get things up and going again, and possibly back in the black. Then his plan takes an unexpected turn when the beauty from his past comes back into his world after all these years and needs his help. She needs some renovations done to her families summer cottage, and maybe a little reno on her heart too, and Sean is the man she wants for the job!
Once again I am left dazzled by Ms. Fox's words, the moment I cracked the cover on this one I was hooked, I just could not put this one down, I had to see if these two could find some common ground and maybe find love too. And I am happy to report that I found lots of good things between the pages of this one, it was mesmerizing, erotic, and oh so addictive! The instant these two waltzed back into each other's worlds, you could feel the sparks bouncing around between them, and as much as they tried to just keep things platonic, they just couldn't fight the sparks. What started just as a strings free thing, quickly became something else, something that they both needed, and never expected to find! I thoroughly enjoyed my time with these two and look forward to getting up close and personal with more of the Owens brother's very soon!! Highly recommend this one, it's sure to take you on an truly enjoyable literary escape!
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