She’s trying to move on, but the past won’t let her go.
I fell in love once.
It was a big mistake, but the biggest mistake of all was staying with him.
He pushed me around. He cheated and treated me like trash.
I don’t feel sorry for myself, because I let him.
But no more.
I moved out. I'm saving my stripper's salary for an education that will get me somewhere better.
But breaking the chains of a shitty past isn’t easy. He says I owe him. He says we aren’t done. I don’t care what he says anymore.
I do care about Adam.
But my history tells me I’m not the best judge of men. And the fact Adam’s been married four times tells me he probably isn’t a safe choice.
I need safe. I need better. I need out.
If the past is any indication of my future, getting out isn’t going to be easy.
If you have never read a book by Cambria Hebert you are truly missing out. I have had the pleasure of reading all the books in the the Take it Off series and they are all extremely well written and good. I couldn't put the book down once I started reading.
Roxie is a survivor! She has gone through so much and never thought twice about how it affected her until she found things and out and was asked to do things that was wrong. She was a strong person but a little scared to venture outside of what she knows. She has a heart and sometimes that makes her make the wrong choices but as her heart grows, her decisions are better. When she loves, she puts herself in danger to take care of someone else but when she loves, she loves hard.
Adam is the night in shining armour who doesn't scare easy. His life has been somewhat fun as well as tiring. He can't keep anyone happy and that included himself but when one person consumes your mind, it makes everyone else seem small but his heart is big. He helps everyone that he comes across and loves hard. Roxie has had his eye and heart for two years but he didn't step on her ex's toes. He was very respectful of her but once he knew the troubles she had to endure, alpha Adam came in full force. Their story was priceless and I loved it.
Cambria has given us so many wonderful stories in the Take it Off series. I can't wait to read more from her. Cambria gives us nothing but great stories and this is a must read!!
He didn’t need to be told twice. In seconds he was standing to his full impressive height and towed me up along with him. Adam released my hand and cupped my face. His hands engulfed my jaw but he was so gentle. His eyes swept over me like I was the most beautiful thing he’d ever seen and around us sparks flew like snowflakes in a blizzard.
Instead of crushing his mouth to mine like I expected, like I wanted, he took his time. His heated gaze dropped to my lips, then back to my eyes. His fingers spasmed against my head and tightened ever so slightly.
Slowly, slowly he lowered his head, cupping my jaw so that I could do nothing but hold still and wait for him to arrive.
The anticipation of his lips on mine was almost my undoing. Everything going on inside me head floated away. I became aware of the moment, of the quietness in the room, of the way my body swayed wanting to get closer.
Adam’s lips brushed over mine, a gentle caress, once, twice and then a third time. He lifted his head just slightly and stared down at me, his thumb climbed up and caressed my lower lip.
He smiled softly and then joined our lips once more.
Cambria Hebert is the author of the young adult paranormal Heven and Hell series, the new adult Death Escorts series, and the new adult Take it Off series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book. You can find out more about Cambria and her work by visiting http://www.cambriahebert.com