Title: Forsaking Gray
Author: KL Kreig
Series: The Colloway Brothers, Book 1
Heat Level: Off The Charts Explicit
Rating: 5 stars
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I am such a sucker for second chance romances. When done well, they suck me into the emotional turmoil of the characters while they come to grips with a love that never ended and overcoming what split them apart. And let me tell you that KL Kreig absolutely killed it in this book. In Forsaking Gray, Kreig gives a story that is gut wrenchingly emotional, white hot with sexual tension and captivating. Once I started I wasn’t able to put this book down.
I knew when I read this blurb that it was a book that I had to read. Now after reading it, I want to know where KL has been hiding all this time and why it took me so long to find her!
I absolutely adored Gray. He is a man that is not afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve, even at the absolute risk of it being shattered. Not only is this man alpha, possessive, obsessive and sexy as sin; he is also one of the most adoring and genuine alpha’s that I have come across in a while. His dirty talking and panty melting moves of seduction and love captured my from the first moment he entered the story.
All throughout this book I could not help but sympathise with Livia. She lives her life on a tightrope. And as much as she tries to do the right thing for those all around her, she can’t help but feel that it and she is never good enough. Her pure of heart nature was a hard thing to witness several times throughout this book. But KL did an amazing job of showing her quiet fortitude, inner strength and ability to love despite it all.
KL’s writing in this book is absolutely flawless. The story flows seamlessly and she does an excellent job of building suspense and dispelling secrets that captured my full attention. Even better, the connection that she builds between the characters and the reader allowed to me EXPERIENCE every moment of angst, hurt, pain and love as if it were all happening to me. She drew me in like a moth to her flame and didn’t release me – not even as I finished the last words.
Even though this book is touted as an erotica, let me tell you that the storyline does not get overwhelmed by the hot times. But the chemistry between this pair was explosive and there was no denying it. These scenes were hot, raw and dirty. Some were so white hot that I thought my kindle was going to combust.
I recommend this book to all lovers of genuine alphas, true love, plenty of tumbling between the sheets and a story that keeps you turning the pages but never wanting it to end. It really does have something for all romance readers. I can’t wait to read the books of the other brothers. This book is a winner whichever angle you look at it.
Lies. Deception. Betrayal.
Within less than twenty-four hours of proposing to the love of Gray’s life, Liva disappeared.
No note. No trace. No explanation. Nothing. Now, five years later, she’s resurfaced and Gray will stop at nothing to make Livia his again. But is love enough to forgive an unforgivable wrong?
Livia had less than sixty seconds to make a decision that would change her life forever. She sacrificed. She suffered. She survived. Now that she’s back, she’s determined that no one ever discover her shameful secret – especially the only man she’s ever loved. But will hiding the past destroy her future?
Book 1 in a 4 book series. Each book features a different brother and each can be read
***Mature readers only, 18+. Features alpha men with foul language and penchant for hot sex.
“Convince me you don’t love me, Livvy and I’ll walk. You can run and this time, I won’t try to find you. But if I don’t believe the bullshit you’re about to try to shove down my throat, fair warning, angel. I will be relentless in my pursuit of you. Last time was nothing compared to the lengths I will go to in order to make you mine again.”
I can’t think straight. There were so many things said in those few sentences that have my head reeling. But the unspoken words I heard are the most profound.
I can’t wrap my head around how I could have hurt him so deeply, but still earn his forgiveness. Is he playing a sadistic game with my damaged heart and my fragile trust? Is he trying to lure me into thinking he can possibly absolve me for an unforgivable wrong and then crush me under his boot, like I did him? Would I blame him if he tried?
I was unable to keep the question rolling around on my tongue from spilling out. “How can you still want me after what I did to you?”
He grabs my face between his strong hands. His eyes shine with pure, unadulterated love and my stomach goes into a free-fall. “I’ve never stopped. And I’m a fool’s fool, because, God help me, I never will.” His hungry, lust-filled eyes flit between mine and my lips, which I unconsciously wet. My breathing is out of control. “Tell me you don’t love me, Livvy,” he rasps. His control is razor thin. One wrong word and it will slice him in half, mutilating him beyond repair.
I shake my head. I should be pushing him away, not drawing him in. I should tell him to run as far and as fast as he can, but I can’t force myself to do it. My love for him is too powerful. My willpower too weak. “I can’t,” I sob. Fresh tears balance precariously on my eyelashes.
His lips crash to mine and I let them. He takes and I silently beg him with my body to take more. I know I’m making the biggest mistake of my life because I can’t keep Gray. No matter whether he can forgive me or not, I can’t forgive myself. He will never be mine again. So I’ll take this one stolen moment I’ve been granted and I will revel in it. I will lose myself in it.
And I will store it away as my last blissful memory of him, erasing the painful ones from the past few years.
If he wants my body, I’ll freely give it. He already has my heart. He always has and he always will. But what I can’t give him is the last piece of my soul, and I’m barely holding onto it. It pleads with me to be released into his soul-sucking kiss. He’s trying to take it, but I need to keep that buried deep within me in order to survive the agonizingly lonely, bleak days ahead of me without him.
Because this is the last time I’ll step foot in HMT Enterprises. And this is the last time I can let myself see or feel or touch Gray Colloway.
I’m just a regular ol’ Midwest girl who likes Game of Thrones and am obsessed with Modern Family and The Goldbergs. I run, I eat, I run, I eat. It’s a vicous cycle. I love carbs, but there’s love-hate relationship with my ass and thighs. Mostly hate. I like a good cocktail (oh hell…who am I kidding? I love any cocktail). I’m a huge creature of habit, but I’ll tell you I’m flexible. I read every single day and if I don’t get a chance…watch the hell out. My iPad and me: BFFs. I’m direct and I make no apologies for it. I swear too much. I love alternative music and in my next life I want to be a bad-ass female rocker. I hate, hate, hate spiders, telemarketers, liver, acne, winter and loose hairs that fall down my shirt (don’t ask, it’s a thing).
I love both reading and writing stories that feature alpha males and strong, independent women who bring them to their knees. Literally to their knees. We all know women DO rule the world, after all. But shhh…let’s keep that secret just between us girls. 😉