Title: Mine: A Love Story
Author: Scott Prussing
Publisher: Ashton Publishing Group
Release Date: January 13, 2015
Eighteen-year-old Heather hopes escaping her bickering parents by going away to college will help her to come out of her shell. She knows it won’t be easy. Fortunately, her new roommate Marissa is everything Heather is not—outgoing, stylish, brash and totally confident.
Although, it’s not until Heather meets a cute older guy from her English class and ends up tongue-tied that she realizes there may be more to college than she expected…
Diego as soon as he received his Master’s degree in psychology from Yale University. He is the author of the critically acclaimed paranormal romance series the Blue Fire Saga (seven books), as well the post-apocalyptic fantasy Anomaly, the mystery/suspense novels Unturned Stones and Tangled Webs. Scott has also published 2 XXX-rated novels, Seduction and Surrender.In addition to writing, Scott enjoys going to the movies (not renting!), hiking, riding his bicycle near the beach, and golf. He remains one of the few people in the United States without a cell phone.
Casual flings are the only way to go.
Everyone you trust eventually leaves.
Falling in love is for anyone, but her.
What else would she say when all she knows is loss and abandonment? Sawyer Sterling learned too young that depending on anyone else will get her nothing but heartache in the end. Never shying away from outwardly showing her love, she struggles accepting it herself. Stubbornly, she vows to never risk her heart.
Dealing with revelations she never saw coming, her impulse is to distance herself from emotional entanglements. When her past collides with her present, can Jared Keller help prove to her just how wrong her assumptions are? He is the exception to her argument that everyone leaves. Will she ever see him as something she deserves?
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Reviewed by Ashley 4.5 out of 5 Stars!
Sawyer Sterling is a very independent and driven person. She has a very sad past which leads her to keep everyone at arm’s length. The only people who have been constants in her life are her best friend Sarah, and her childhood friend Jared Keller. When she and Jared cross the line of being friends to sleeping together, Sawyer has reevaluate herself if she can be the person that Jared deserves. She starts on a journey that reveals more about her past, which leads to her asking more questions about the person she really is. I could really connect with Sawyer’s internal conflict as to whether she could be the person that so many have told her she is.
I have to say, if I could find a Jared Keller in real life, I would be all over that! Jared was so incredibly patient with Sawyer as she dealt with her own insecurities and past. I mean he even gave her space when she needed it to get herself together, and encouraged her to get the answers to all of her questions even if he couldn’t be there for her.
I would give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars. It was such an emotional journey into Sawyers past to help her discover who she is capable of being. I highly suggest this read!
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with six books out and many more to come. She was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. Ever the mild-mannered citizen, Carey spends her days working in the world of finance, and at night, she retreats into the lives of her fictional characters. Supporting her all the way are her husband, three sometimes-adorable children, and their nine-pound attack Yorkie.
Erin Timms took a new job as a veterinarian in Sunshine, Colorado for two important reasons: to get away from her ex, and to give herself a chance at a new life. But when devastating news of her ex follows her there, she begins to think she has made a terrible mistake.
Tall, stunning-looking Jon Miles had only one goal: to save the mountain canyon where Sunshine is located from businessmen who want to exploit it. But how can he do that when he is already an outcast?
There was nothing to suggest they’d ever meet, much less strike a spark of red-hot romance. Except that Erin can never turn away a stray. . .
.Heather’s Review – 4 out of 5 Stars!
Let me start off by saying that I love animals and I love books. With that being said, I knew I would like this book.
Erin Timms is starting a new life in a small town. Her ex-boyfriend that she supported through medical school broke up with her when he graduated. Later, she found out that he cheated on her with one of her so-called friends. She ends up moving from Dallas, TX to Sunshine, Colorado to see if small-town life is better for her. Erin started working with the local vet in hopes that when he retired she would take over and buy his practice.
Jon Miles is in Sunshine, CO on business. He is currently dating Ashleigh, who is the daughter of the CEO of a resort in town. He is trying to save the small town from the resort overtaking it, and will do anything to make sure there is no more damage to the canyon.
One Friday night right after the vet closed for the night, there was banging on the front door by a man holding a dog who is obviously hurt. Not being able to turn them away Erin opened the door and let them in. John Miles explained that the Golden Retriever had been hit by a car and that the dog didn’t belong to him. He doesn’t mention that Ashleigh is the one who hit the dog and told him that she wished she would have killed the mangy dog when she hit him. Thank goodness Jon is an animal lover and did everything in his power to help the dog they call Max, including pay for all of the medical expenses. They have an instant attraction, but Erin will not give him the time of day since she knows he has a girlfriend.
With fighting the new resort, Erin helps Jon gain the trust of some of the shareholders, but will it be enough? Since Jon has obvious feelings for Erin, he continues to pursue her, but with her own past of being cheated on, she does not want to get involved. Between all of this is a beautiful love story. Erin is so afraid to trust Jon but she just can’t help it and falls in love with him. They both learned some lessons along the way but most importantly, they learned to believe in each other.
There were some hot sex scenes in this book so I would recommend 18 and over. I will be recommending this book to a lot of people I know that love dogs. Max brought Erin and Jon together.
I also want to say that I love that even though Erin and Jon were just friends at the time, Jon was so sure they would be together that he had her help him pick his house and furniture so that she and Max would like it and feel comfortable there. To me, that’s the stuff that matters. Caring about the other person enough to want to do anything to make them happy. This was a great read. This was my first book by Natasha Stories. I will be looking into her other books now.
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A girl who has everything. A guy who has everything to lose.
Some things can’t be…
Like there has ever been any doubt which sorority my family expects me to pledge. I’m a third-generation legacy. On the first day of rush, I realize I’m in trouble. I’m not like the other girls in the house. But as long as my parents control my college funds, resisting is futile. Until Zach, the live-in houseboy, who’s quite possibly the hottest guy I will ever meet, serves me a cupcake and flashes me a sympathetic look. With one enigmatic smile, he flips my heart and my world upside down. My parents will cut me off if they even suspect I’m interested in a house guy. But I can’t stay away from him. And so I pledge the house for all the wrong reasons.
Living in a sorority? I get flipped a load of crap about being a live-in servant, the help. Easy access to the hottest girls on campus? Not with the unbreakable rule—get caught with one of the girls and you’re fired. Immediately. Lose this job and I can’t afford college. I sure as hell can’t ask my parents for help. They wish I’d never been born. Considering what I did, I don’t blame them. I’ve learned to think of the girls like sisters. Until Alexis pledges the house. Now sister is the last thing on my mind.
*** Standalone novel. No cliffhanger. ***
This is a contemporary romance with mature themes, language, and situations. Readers should be over 17!
She has a secret.
I’m complicated. Not broken or ruined or running from a past I can’t face. Just complicated.
I thought my life couldn’t get any more tangled in deceit and confusion. But I hadn’t met him. I hadn’t realized how far I could fall or what I’d do to get free.
He has a secret.
I’ve never pretended to be good or deserving. I chase who I want, do what I want, act how I want.
I didn’t have time to lust after a woman I had no right to lust after. I told myself to shut up and stay hidden. But then she tried to run. I’d tasted what she could offer me and damned if I would let her go.
One secret destroys them