I never knew I couldn’t breathe,
Until he forced air into my lungs
Gave me reason
Showed me life.
Carter Hastings was only supposed to be a fling,
A summer of fun, excitement, pleasure
And, it was…
It’s hard to walk away,
To leave the one man,
Who resuscitates me.
But I did.
He didn’t reciprocate my feelings.
He didn’t love me.
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EXCERPT FROM RESUSCITATE ME
“Look at me,” he ordered again in that rough, no-nonsense tone.
I blinked and focused on his eyes. His pupils had dilated so much they practically swallowed the green. “I can’t…” I whispered in what sounded to me like apologetic shame. “I can’t…”
He finally released the pressure against my chest, but I was unable to catch my breath. Instead of keeping me restrained between his hips and the mirror, he grabbed the back of my thigh and lowered me to the floor. Except, I wasn’t on the floor. I stood on an aerobic step that had to have been at least four inches considering the height advantage it provided me.
Again, he kept me immobilized and mute.
He wrapped one large, rough hand around my jaw. Four thick fingers extended along one side of it. A thumb dug into my cheek with my chin cupped in the web between them. He used his hold on me to tilt my head back until it fell against the mirror behind me.
My voice, my heartbeat, and my ability to breathe—gone.
Silenced by his hungry gaze.
AMIE'S 4 STAR REVIEW
This is my first book by this author - my goal of reading a couple new authors each month !! I enjoyed it and will definitely check out other books or keep my eye out for new releases. I am a visual person so I do love when the cover gives me a nice visual !! The character details that went along with the cover were nice and the whole piece of Carter being a gym owner/model was a nice touch. Although Carter was infuriating I did love him and hoped for an HEA. I think if we had some of Carter's POV I would have been able to understand him better and although we do get some info that helps us to understand some of the choices he had made I really would have loved to feel his pain , intensity and struggle through his POV. Kara seemed to be a strong willed woman. She knew what she wanted and what she was doing. Here she was spending her summer away from home to help her sister in law and nephew. Kara's brother was deployed and she was there to help take care of Logan and be support for Danni. Meeting Carter at the gym was just a perk and their initial understanding seemed to be pretty reasonable - I am sure many of us have attempted the friends with benefits thing before !! Sometimes it works but not always , as most things in life. I think they assumed because they had a time frame and really set the limits it would be simple. They had a great chemistry and when they did spend time they were compatible. The problem was they put so much focus on time limits and what not to do's that when the simple things started falling into place Kara questioned and Carter froze. A lot of miscommunications and assumptions took this story to another level of angst/emotion. I think my biggest issue was after it was all said and done Kara received a phone call about an incident - it didn't really make sense to me due to the lack of ever seeing Carter or hearing about him with friends. I just couldn't even imagine him doing what he was but I pushed that aside and did enjoy how the incident came into play and how it shaped the ending for us. All in all a good read and an author I would recommend !!
About Leddy Harper
Leddy Harper had to use her imagination often as a child. She grew up the only girl in a house full of boys. At the age of fourteen, she decided to use that imagination and wrote her first book, and never stopped.
She often calls writing her therapy, using it as a way to deal with issues through the eyes of her characters.
She is now a mother of three girls, leaving her husband as the only man in a house full of females.
The decision to publish her first book was made as a way of showing her children to go after whatever it is they want to. Love what you do and do it well. Most importantly Leddy wanted to teach them what it means to overcome their fears.