Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Broken Fences by Kelly Gendron Promo Blitz - Review & Giveaway

Broken Fences
A TroubleMaker Novel 
Book 1
Kelly Gendron

Colden Saint James, Dusty Owens, and a single night of passion had equaled to poor old Mr. McAllister’s broken fence. Add six years, a troublemaking photo, and there’s not a fence in Texas that’s gonna be safe.
It took Dusty Owens two years to land Colden “Saint” James, even if it was for only one night, but the very next day, he was gone. Now, years later, the “Saint” has returned, but he’s no longer the do-gooder rookie cop Dusty remembers.
Dusty Owens always had a way of making every single one of Colden’s man parts go all hard. He’d been so close to falling for the girl before he’d left Odessa. Now, due to a troublemaking photo, Colden must return to his hometown to keep her safe. Trouble is, he’s a different man—not to mention the change. Well, it’s gonna cause all kinds of problems where Dusty Owens and all of his man parts are concerned.
His large hand hit the edge of the bed, and he pushed himself into a standing position. With his chest rising and falling beneath his shirt, his eyes remained fixed on her. She lay naked on the bed, but it was Colden’s vulnerability that stood, unprotected, in the room.
Dusty eased herself to the edge of the bed with Colden silently watching. She got up on her feet.
His jaw flinched. “Damn, girl,” he said, taking another thorough inspection of her naked body. “You’re gorgeous.”
The compliment infused her confidence, and she took a step toward him.
“But you’d better not come any closer.”
“Why not?”
“Because, ever since you pranced that sweet little ass of yours into Odessa, I’ve wanted you, and the one night I took you up against old man McAllister’s fence…well, hell, that couldn’t even lick a fraction of what I need from you.”
“What you need from me?” She inched nearer, loving the sound of those words.
“Oh yeah.” He gazed down, touching her with his eyes. “There’s not one part of you that I don’t want…or need.”
She reached out and gathered the bottom of his shirt in her hands. “Good, because there’s not a part of me that I don’t want to give to you.” She pulled his shirt up over his head, then tossed it on the floor to join her pile of clothes.
Colden watched her shaky fingers as they fumbled with the button of his jeans. “I can’t make you any promises,” he quietly admitted.
Pulling down his zipper, her hand stilled. She looked up at his strict, beautiful face. “I’m not asking for any. I just want tonight.”
He grabbed her and pulled her against his warm, hard body, cradling her neck in his hand, a powerful taking that stole her breath away. He placed a finger on the underside of her chin and tilted her head until their eyes met. “Don’t misunderstand my meaning,” he said, his mouth cascading over hers. “I want more than just tonight, Dusty. I’m just not in any position to make any commitments right now.” This time, his lips didn’t brush hers. Instead, they covered her with heated need—aggressive, desirous, savoring need.
“Tonight, though,” his fingers tightened on her neck, “tonight you will be all mine,” he growled.

Colden Saint James has been gone from Odessa for the last six years.  He had one magical night with one Dusty Owens, a night he would never forget.  After two years of resisting Dusty's advances, Colden- better known to Dusty as St. James -finally gave in a took her virginity only to disappear the very next day.  Six years later he finds himself back in Odessa to protect the one girl he left behind, the question is can he convince her to give him another chance and prove to her that she means more to him than a a body to warm his bed at night?

Dusty Owens hasn't been able to forgive or forget Colden.  Since the night he took her virginity he has been her entire world.  But the problem is the very next day he left without a word or a backwards glance.  Now her cousin is marrying his younger brother and while never imagined to see him again it's only natural that he would return for the wedding.  Six years later he waltzes back into her life and into her bar making her a bet she can't refuse.  When she looses, she must grant his wish.  His wish?  To live for the next two weeks with her under her roof.  As much as Dusty wants Colden, he's a married man with three kids, or at least that's what his brother told her.

Ironically, he's not married.  He's never been able to forget his one time against that fence that broken under their weight.  He's carried her picture all these years in his wallet while undercover and it's just for that reason he has returned.  Fearing that his cover is blown and the man he's trying to capture will come after her he returns to protect the one woman he could never forget.  She fights her attraction to him at every turn, but when she finds out the truth will she be able to give herself over to the one man she's allowed to get close to her or will it cause her to run away?  She must learn to trust Colden with her life but can she really trust the man who took her virtue and then left the very next day?

At first when I read this story, I thought she would fall right back into his arms, but when that didn't happen I was intrigued to continue this story.  Dusty is not the same young woman she was when Colden left and Colden is no longer the innocent man he was when she saw him last.  He's grown up and become a more dominant version of his former self with a tattoo he didn't have before.  I loved watching their journey and their time together as Dusty fought him at every turn and his journey to attempt to gain the trust he lost all those years ago when he left her behind.  A great story and I look forward to the next book in the series, 4 stars.

***ARC provided in exchange for a honest review***
Kelly resides in a quiet suburb somewhere between Buffalo and Niagara Falls, NY. Her day job? Kelly works in health care representing a group of nursing facilities in the WNY area. She’s been faithfully writing for three years but did write her first book ten years ago. She put it down to raise her son as a single mom and then picked it back up when she and her son finally grew up. That's when she settled into her newly married adult life and started to seriously write again. She's dabbled with Romantic Suspense stories, but recently she's been on an Adult Contemporary Romance kick.

Website: http://kellygendron.com/
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