WORN ME DOWN (Playing With Fire #3)
by T.E. Sivec
“Worn me down like a road. I did everything you told. Worn me down to my knees.
I did everything to please.”
Austin Conrad has never taken his personal life seriously. As a Navy SEAL, he spends all of his time in dangerous, life-threatening situations. The only way to leave behind the horrors he’s seen throughout his career, is to turn it all off when he gets home. He’s too much of a playboy to settle down; even if he did find a woman he could stand to be around for more than one night, he would never taint her life with the demons of his past.
When his best friend and SEAL team member, Brady Marshall asks him to keep an eye on his baby sister, Gwen, Austin figures it will be a walk in the park. The only thing Austin likes more than flirting his way under a beautiful woman’s skin, is walking away with a smile on his face. Austin never expects that the single mom and her little girl will be the ones getting under his skin.
Gwen Stratford knows all too well about living in a nightmare. After taking her daughter and fleeing from her abusive husband in the middle of the night several months ago, she’s worked hard to get her life back on track and forget about the man who tried to break her. Growing up under the iron thumb of her parents and then moving right on with a man who ruled their marriage with his fists, Gwen is finally able to breathe and live her life the way she wants.
When scary, mysterious things begin to happen to Gwen and her daughter, she realizes you can never outrun your past; it always has a way of catching up with you. As she struggles with the desire to keep her newfound independence, she knows she won’t be able to protect herself and her child alone. She’ll need to lean on the one man who drives her crazy.
Can Gwen really put her trust in a man who thinks life is one big joke, or will he be just another man in her life who tries to wear her down?
HOLY F'ING 5 STARS!!! AGAIN. BY T.E. SIVEC!!!
I adored Gwen and Austin.
I have loved every single book that was written in this series.
Every single book!
But Worn Me Down has taken the spot of my number 1, right before A Beautiful Lie!
Tara Sivec has a way with words that just draws you in. She can captivate you from word one and just hold you until she types THE END. She drew you into all the other Playing with Fire books and she did the same thing with this amazing story.
This book finds Gwen, Brady's long lost sister, in a turmoil of her own. Brady isn't on hand to save her, but Austin is. It isn't only Gwen who has to fear for her life but her baby girl as well.
This story between Gwen & Austin is a story of trials and triumph. It's a story of beauty & grace.
It's a story of overcoming your fears. You never know how strong you are until you face your worst nightmare and something or someone who can take the one thing that means the most to you in the entire world!!
Austin was a dick, plain and simple.
Gwen was strong, determined, & at the same time fragile.
They completed each other.
I loved that this wasn't your traditional heroine story. I was rooting for their happily ever after from page one. I loved that it wasn't all about woo is me, and oh help me oh help me. Gwen tried to save herself before she sought the help of someone else.
Austin was just the perfect candidate.
I LOVED WORN ME DOWN. I love Tara Sivec's writing & I freaking CAN'T wait for the fourth and final book in this unforgettable series!!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE GIRLFRIEND!
Thanks for continuing to pop out brilliant stories!
Tara Sivec Bio:
Tara Sivec is a USA Today best-selling author, wife, mother, chauffeur, maid, short-order cook, baby-sitter, and sarcasm expert. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two children and looks forward to the day when they all three of them become adults and move out.
After working in the brokerage business for fourteen years, Tara decided to pick up a pen and write instead of shoving it in her eye out of boredom. She is the author of the Playing with Fire series and the Chocolate Lovers series. Her novel Seduction and Snacks won first place in the Indie Romance Convention Reader’s Choice Awards 2013 for Best Indie First Book.
In her spare time, Tara loves to dream about all of the baking she’ll do and naps she’ll take when she ever gets spare time.
Tara also writes under the pen name T.E. Sivec.
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