Title: Rex (Finding Love #2)
Author: Beth Michele
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: Release Date July 3, 2014
It all started with a simple phrase.
The moment Vanessa Hilliard walked into the tattoo shop uttering those two words was the day my life began its downward spiral.
Or maybe it’s the day my life began.
My name is Rex Grayson.
And this is my story.
The day I met Rex Grayson, I got a hell of a lot more than I bargained for. He sparked something inside of me -- possibility. A word that never existed in my world before. He caused me to question who I was and made me want things I never dreamed were possible.
We’ve both got a mountain of shit in our past.
My name is Vanessa Hilliard. I have an affinity for the unusual and seriously twisted.
He thinks this is his story.
But it’s really mine.
**This is a full-length Adult Contemporary Romance that contains mature sexual content and language and is not intended for readers under the age of 18.**
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ExcerptI subtly open my legs, hoping he might take the hint and move his hand where I really need it. Instead, he continues to drive me crazy with his calloused finger circling just above my knee. His warm breath fans my neck, and I bite back the noise that wants to escape when his tongue makes contact with that sensitive spot behind my ear. “You taste so good,” he murmurs, “and I bet you’re already wet for me.” “Beyond wet,” I whisper back, not wanting the taxi driver to hear and think that I’m a sex-crazed freak, even though I feel like one. Rex inhales a jagged breath, his hand finally wandering higher up my thigh. “I can’t wait until my tongue can find out just how much,” he says quietly. And when I glance up at him, his eyes denote a hunger that lights a flame inside of me. One that’s been buried for quite some time. I press my lips together, staring out the window in an attempt to distract myself. My skin tingles with anticipation as I try to rein in my breathing that is currently out of control. But I don’t have to wait too long. Within minutes, the taxi pulls up in front of his building. Rex pays the driver and practically jerks me from the seat, latching onto my hand as we fly into the building like two sex-starved lunatics. He hesitates the moment we enter the glass door, glancing up at the flight of stairs then back to me. With a devious grin, he scoops me up under my knees and I let out a yelp of surprise. “Ahh! What on earth are you doing, Rex?” I laugh, my head dropping back. He continues striding up the stairs with purpose. “What does it look like I’m doing?” “Why are you carrying me? I can walk, you know.” “Blondie, shut up and kiss me,” he demands. “I need motivation for climbing.”
Four Glasses of White Zin
This is the first book I've read by Beth Michele and I enjoyed it. Rex is the story of Rex and Vanessa, two people who don't believe in love because of their traumatic pasts. Both Rex and Vanessa have issues with and because of their parents and have decided that love just isn't for them. That is until they meet each other.
Rex lost his little brother at a young age and has never forgiven his mother for what he percieves as her fault.
Vanessa's parents never had time for her as a child and because of that she feels that love is a term that she will never use.
But a chance encounter, followed by a twist of fate brings them together and it is with each other that they realize that love is something they can have-as long as it's with each other.
I liked all of the characters in this story. Vanessa was a strong female lead, which I like in a book. There is nothing worse in my opinion than a weak leading lady. Rex was a little bit too "soft" for me, but I still enjoyed reading about him. Plus, with his past, it was easy to see and understand why he was the way he was.
Vanessa's best friend Liv, and Rex's brother Hunter really made the story complete for me. I also liked how they were connected. It was sort of an "all in the family" feel.
The sexy scenes in this book were hot, and as a girl, I have to say that I loved the fact that Rex was so quick to please (if you know what I mean) Vanessa first and OFTEN! I can really get down with that. I also liked that Vanessa was a girl who knew what she liked and was not ashamed in the least to take charge and voice her wants. Go V!
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I am giving Beth Michele four glasses of White Zin. Cheers and Happy reading!
About The AuthorBeth Michele is the author of Love Love, Lovely, Scarred Beautiful, and Finding Autumn. She is a Connecticut native who loves spending time with her husband and two children. If you can’t find her, though, she’s probably hiding out with her laptop or her kindle somewhere quiet, preferably a spot overlooking the ocean. She has an affinity for Twizzlers, is a hopeless romantic, and a happily ever after fanatic.
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