Stewart Realty series, #5
Tri Destiny Publishing
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Craig Robinson and Suzanne Baxter had no reason to meet, no real excuse to be friends. But when heart calls to heart…blood to blood…should two people who seem destined to be together heed the spin of Fate’s wheel?
Craig spent years floating through life on cruise control, using directionless jobs, his rock band, swimming, and a string of older women in his bed to smother feelings of loneliness and loss. He finally thought he had found his true love in one Sara Thornton — A sexy, beautiful, fellow real estate agent and mentor. But his self-doubt and innate sense of failure is only reinforced when he realizes her heart belongs to another man.
When Sara introduces him to Suzanne, a woman fighting her own demons from an abusive marriage and subsequent feelings of inadequacy and deep unhappiness, that simple, chance moment snaps Craig’s hazy existence into crystal-clear focus. A bond of instant physical attraction, nurtured by time and shared experience, and plenty of erotic energy, is born.
As Suzanne’s past continues to haunt her, making her push Craig away just as he thinks he’s getting closer, each of them must come to terms with their true selves and face their ultimate realities.
About The Author:
Microbrewery owner, best-selling author, beer blogger and journalist, mom of three teenagers, and soccer fan, Liz lives in the great Midwest, in a major college town. Years of experience in sales and fund raising, plus an eight-year stint as an ex-pat trailing spouse, plus making her way in a world of men (i.e. the beer industry), has prepped her for life as erotic romance author.
When she isn’t sweating inventory and sales figures for the brewery, she can be found writing, editing or sweating promotional efforts for her latest publications.
Her groundbreaking romance subgenre, “Romance for Real Life,” has gained thousands of fans and followers who are interested less in the “HEA” and more in the “WHA” (“What Happens After?”)
Her beer blog a2beerwench.com is nationally recognized for its insider yet outsider views on the craft beer industry. Her books are set in the not-so-common worlds of breweries, on the soccer pitch and in high-powered real estate offices. Don’t ask her for anything “like” a Budweiser or risk painful injury.
After the I-couldn’t-fall-sleep-crying-my-eyes-out intensity of book 4, Essence Of Time, I almost-notice I said almost-didn’t want to read this one. I felt like I would not be able to read it with an open heart or mind again. But, I pushed on,persevered and came out on top with another incredibly done installment by the uber talented Liz Crowe. I was nestled right back into Ann Arbor in an instant and falling in love with the characters that have become my best friends once again. It’s an ever amazing feeling, let me tell you!
Craig Robinson. His character was amazing to me in books 1-3, nearly captivating me as much as Jack Gordon. But, he’s finally coming to shine wholly and amazingly in his own story. There were hints of his past in the previous books, but there were somethings that I wanted to know, needed to know, to complete the puzzle about him. The way Ms. Crowe created his story was amazing, blending humor, intensity, hot passion, stubbornness and pain to capture the reader. Oh and let me warn ya…this ever sexy man becomes a cover model! Yep! You’ll have to read the series and make it to this book to find out more about that one…..
Suzanne Baxter. A woman who has seen hell, withstood it, and emerged a better person for it…for the most part. But, let me tell you, she is oh so confused on her inner emotions. She was flaw-filled, and her attraction to Craig was powerful. I really loved the way the story played out for her and Craig, though I wanted to shake her on more than one occasion!!! When the two of them came together….well, grab the series up and devour them to find out more about this woman and all the feelings that she provokes in the reader.
While some books in series can be read as stand alones, the Realtor series can not be read like that. There are characters that are introduced, there are story lines that simply can not be understood or grasped completely with out the previous books. There are nooks and crannies that Liz Crowe adds to each unique,yet wholly connected installment, making it imperative that this series be read in order.
This story of heartache, confusion, redemption and passionate love is definitely a 5 Book worthy novel and more. The characters become your family once again, and you think about the story long after you’ve finished. It will steal your heart and turn it inside out once again! Amazing job, again, Ms. Crowe! I can not wait to devour the 6th book, Escalation Clause…..I just can’t get enough!