|Release Date: April 18, 2014|
Some secrets can destroy…
Bridgette Schaefer has been through more in her twenty-two years of life than most people survive in a lifetime. Finally, she can see the light at the end of the tunnel and control is within her grasp. With a fresh start ahead, there’s nothing but blank pages to be filled. Unfortunately, a lie by omission quickly weaves itself into a dangerous web of half-truths. As she battles between right and wrong, she discovers that sometimes there is only defeat when it comes to matters of desire.
While others can set you free…
Troy Sorano has one rule – no lies. Yet he’s spent years hiding behind a well-placed mask, forced to hide who he yearns to be. On the outside he’s confident, fun, and sexy-as-sin, but there’s so much more hidden within. When fate intervenes, he can’t help but wonder if Bridgette could be the one to accept him for who he is. As he struggles through his fear of rejection, he discovers he’s not the only one hiding the truth.
Can Bridgette and Troy find what is essential for their happiness before it’s too late?
~ Review ~See where it all began…..
This book can be read as a standalone as like the other books in this series. However to have full understanding of all of the characters I would recommend reading the series in order. This is Troy and Bridgette's story and what a story it was.
When Bridgette and Troy first meet there are sparks but she is in a relationship with David. But when time and distance cause things with David to go downhill Bridgette takes comfort in getting to know Troy better. But will a lie of omission cause what they have started to end just as quickly as its begun?
Who doesn't love a hot sexy fireman? Troy is that and more. We see his protective and caring side right away but as their relationship heats up Troy reveals his "secret" that could send Bridgette running or will she be the girl he is hoping and stay.
I enjoyed getting to know Bridgette and Troy. Watching their relationship develop and their interaction with their circle of friends. Vince, Abel, Cara and Alexis are a great group of friends and they are there when Bridgette and Troy need them the most.
The story gives us some relationship drama, a bad breakup, fun with friends, family drama and of course a hot steamy relationship. Bridgette and Troy definitely had chemistry. There were more than a few steamy scenes in this book but to be honest, I felt like it was too much. It seemed like every time you turned around they ripping each other's clothes off.
Now don't get me wrong, steamy books are definitely right up my alley, but
I was enjoying the story and character interaction more than I was the sex-capades.
So whether this is your first read from LK Collins or if you are a follower of the series, grab Essentialism and experience Troy and Bridgette's story for yourself.
LK Collins is first and foremost a dedicated wife and mother. She has always had a mad passion for reading and recently turned that passion into a love for writing. She writes sexy and erotic adult romance that is emotionally gripping. Fatalism, her debut novel, is available now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Determinism, book two of the Life. Destiny. Fate Series will be available November 15, 2013. The series will consist of five books, which can be read in order or as stand-alone novels.
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