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comes the second book in a series of standalones in The Saint Series.
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I faked my way long enough by keeping my mouth shut, painting a fake smile on my face and focusing hard on my job.
I quit going out to find that random piece of ass.
Not a one of them would stand up to her anyway.
She hates me, loathes me even.
Little does Vivian Shepard know I’ve got more tricks up my sleeve than she will ever begin to imagine to get her to change her mind, to get my chance.
I’m not giving up.
I want her, and by God, I’ll fight as dirty as I can get to have her.
No matter what!
Of course, I knew it was a one- night stand.
It’s was the perfect night before all hell broke loose to be quite honest.
Drinking, talking and flirting.
One I relished in as I tried to gravitate my mind back to solid ground after soaring so high I could feel the rush of flying.
My stomach dipped, my heart fluttered, and my toes curled inward and then I splattered to the hard surface of the ground.
Jude Westbrooke opened his big fat mouth.
He ruined it, ruined me, ruined it all.
“I want to tell her that I have never in my thirty-two years allowed a woman to affect me the way she does. To feel that draw, that pull, and attraction to a single human being as powerful as I do her is a desire full of gravitational force I can’t explain.”
“I know firsthand the exquisiteness she hides. I see it bursting at the seams for someone to grab hold of and pull those reins tight. I want to be that man. Her man.”
“My heart flutters. It climbs. God help me. I’m standing on the edge. Ready to free fall in to the arms of the man I promised myself I would stay away from.”
Jude follows the story of Jude and Vivian. It is told from dual points of view and is the second story in The Saints Series. Although this is the second book in this series, this book can definitely be read as a stand-alone novel.
From the moment I picked up this book, I was sucked in to Jude and Vivian’s story. The two of them shared an unforgettable night together, and then Jude had to open his mouth and ruin everything. That night will be forever ingrained into Jude’s memory. He would give anything to take back the hurtful words he said. Especially since there would soon be another night that would forever change his world…Now six months later, Vivian has returned home. There is so much that was left unsaid between Jude and Vivian. And this time, Jude is not going to stop until he gets his woman. He’s made mistakes and he’s ready to do whatever it takes to win Vivian back….
Overall, I thought this was a really great read. I was sucked into the story the moment I read the prologue and found myself quickly devouring the words on the pages. I loved the push and pull between Jude and Vivian. They had a great connection and chemistry that was begging to be explored. I was a fan of Jude’s right away. Sure he made some mistakes, but he realized them rather quickly and owned up to them. He fought for Vivian and made her listen. He showed her just how devoted he was to her and just how much she meant to him. These two characters definitely had a lot of ups and downs, but I loved how they fought for each other and didn’t give up.
Jude is a wonderful addition to The Saints Series. It is a fast paced and intriguing story. This story is not only sexy, but it has some really great angst, drama and a bit of mystery too. I really enjoyed this story and am looking forward to seeing where this series is going to go next.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*
“We need to talk.” I finally manage to pull away from her. My eyes are diverting from her mouth to her soaked t-shirt. “Fuck,” I snarl. Her pink nipples are standing out against the wet fabric, which is white and very thin. My gaze darkens the further south it goes, down to her tiny little pink and white shorts that are saturated. Rivulets of water are dripping down her long, toned legs, dripping off her silky skin to mix with the giant puddle on the floor.
“You look absolutely beautiful, Red.”
“What in the hell are you doing here, Jude? It’s a monsoon out there. And what gives you the right to barge into my house and attack me like that, anyway? Have you lost your mind?” She shoves me back a step and climbs off the counter, nearly falling on her ass in the process. Slippery when wet, baby! The spell is broken.
“I didn’t lose my mind. You fucking stole it. I can’t stop thinking about you, and no matter what you try and say, I know damn well you don’t want me to. So we are talking, goddamn it!” I yell.
“Well, that sure didn’t sound like talking to me. And take your mind back. I don’t want it.” Liar.
“No, darling, it wasn’t talking. What that was, was several months of pent-up frustration over wanting more of what you gave me the night we met. What that was, was me telling you that I’m not a man who walks away from something he knows is rare. You want to give me my mind back, then let me give you something more to stew about in that pretty head of yours. You are so full of shit if you think for one second I’m buying the piss-ass excuse that you don’t want me. And before your head gets all rattled and you start spewing more of your shit, I’m not talking about sex, Vivian. I’m talking about you. The woman I know is in there, but is too fucking stubborn to let the best side of her out. I want that woman. The woman I met before I fucked shit up. The woman I want to ask out on a date. So, you know what? I’m here to tell you that once you decide to let that woman emerge, you give me a call.”
I turn to leave and grab the door handle. I’m so fucking mad she isn’t trying to stop me like she should that I could spit nails into this door. Hammer this goddamn thing shut.
“I’m telling you right the hell now, Vivian, that if you don’t call me, then you are wasting what I know for a goddamn fact would be the greatest gift given to me, which is you.”
About the Author:
Amazon Best Selling Author Kathy Coopmans, lives in Michigan with her husband Tony where they have two grown sons.
After raising her children she decided to publish her first book and retiring from being a hairstylist.
She now writes full time.
She’s a huge sports fan with her favorite being Football and Tennis.
She’s a giver and will do anything she can to help another person succeed!