Published by Createspace on January 28, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance
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The saga continues for Rachel Dennehy, the tenacious small-town teacher caught in between two compelling, powerful brothers.
****This is Book 2 in the series. Blurb may contain spoilers for Book 1.****
In Book 2 of the Fullerton Family Saga, teacher Rachel Dennehy heads back to California to save her favorite little boy from his rapid downward spiral. She feels responsible for Jonathan's destructive behavior, knowing it was her broken promise that sent him off the rails. She moves in with Alex, a man who had been her nemesis for so long. Thrust together with the shared goal of saving Jonathan, they find more in common than they had realized.
In fact, it is Alex who comes to her rescue Drew confronts Rachel over her “betrayal.” The chemistry still burns hot between them, but Rachel cannot forgive Drew’s cruel deception. Unfortunately he is unwilling to let her go. Drew Fullerton doesn't like to lose, especially to his younger brother. So he proceeds with his plan to win her back, using every trick in the book to force her hand, including his son.
Young Jonathan holds fast to his dream of a real family, which tears her in yet another direction. Her heart is torn between the three Fullertons, all of whom need her in very different ways. Someone is going to get hurt, no matter what she does. She struggles to do what is right, even when she finds it puts her at direct odds with what she wants.
How far must Rachel go to win back Jonathan’s trust, and protect the men she has grown to love?
Entangled by Ginger Voight pretty much picks up right where Enticed ended. It’s been several months and Rachel is slowly getting back into her routine back in Texas. She’s still reeling from the betrayal by Drew. Unfortunately, she also hasn’t had any contact with the star of this entire story, Jonathon.
Rachel soon finds herself heading back to California with none other but her arch nemesis and Drew’s brother, Alex. Jonathon has gone on a downward spiral since Rachel left and Alex has begged her to come back to help him. Since she refuses to have any contact with Jonathon’s father, Drew, she opts to live with Alex.
This crazy, epic, soap opera takes you further into the messed up worlds of the Fullerton men. Both those boys have issues. I think maybe Alex’s are more manageable. But just barely. I don’t want to give too much away so this is going to be hard. Rachel quickly finds herself being pulled to Alex. Like emotionally and physically they’re attracted to each other. I think maybe we saw glimmers of this in Enticed.
I was honestly a little disappointed at first with Rachel and Alex. I felt like Rachel had some seriously deep feelings for Drew. I didn’t quite understand what was happening between her and Alex. But the more time they spent together the more I too believed they belonged together. We all know that Drew doesn’t just give up and boy does he worm his way back in.
When the crap hits the fan it seriously hits the fan. I was severely disappointed by some of the decisions Rachel made. I felt like her character took a few steps back from the who she was in book 1. She knew she was hurting people yet she just couldn’t stop some of the things she chose to do. Even knowing that Jonathon’s sweet little heart was at stake.
I also found myself disappointed in Alex. His reactions to be were over the top. Even though I agreed with him most of the time, I just didn’t like how he justified his actions.
Like I said, it’s hard to talk about without telling a few things. 🙂
As things build they do in the most dramatic fashion. My mouth was hanging open several times. Shaking my head and I devoured page after page. You won’t be able to stop yourself. I read it all in one sitting.
Yes, it’s just that good! And when you get to the last page, you’ll be scrambling to find out when book 3 is due to be released. That my friends, is Enraptured and it’s due out in the end of February! Stay tuned for that review!
*A copy of this book was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
When I unzipped the flap, I leaned outside just in time to see Drew approach. I scurried out of my tent to meet him before he got any crazy ideas… like coming inside my tent for an unintentional party of three.
I cuddled Yoda in my arms as a shield. “You didn’t have to bother. He can sleep in my tent.”
Drew didn’t stop until he stood right in front of me. “Is that offer good just for the dog?”
“Don’t do this again,” I said quietly, and he responded by taking Yoda from my hands to release him onto the ground.
“Do you know what kind of torture it is to sleep so near you?” he murmured softly as he stepped even closer. “Knowing you are just a touch away?” He caressed the side of my face before sliding around to my scalp to grasp a handful of hair.
“Please stop,” I begged, but he pulled me back into those formidable arms.
“Why?” he asked as his head bent toward mine. “I know you want me. I feel it in the way you tremble. I’ve felt you tremble like this before, remember? I told you then that you would always be mine. And you know it’s true. Your body responds to my touch like a slave to its master.”
I heard the zipper behind us just as Drew bent for a kiss. He backed up only when he saw Alex emerge from my tent. “The lady said no, Drew. When are you going to finally respect that?”
Drew glared between us. “I guess when you stop trying to steal everything I have,” Drew finally answered. “Mother’s love. Elise. Jonathan. And now Rachel. Congratulations, little brother. You have my life.” He stepped closer. “But don’t for one second think that she isn’t feeling me inside of her when you make love. She’ll leave, just like Elise. They always come back to me, one way or another.”
“Stop it!” I hissed, before I dragged both of them out of earshot of our camp. “I’m not doing this anymore. Drew, I am with Alex because I am in love with him. I had no intentions of ever going back to you, which really doesn’t mean anything anyway because you’re going to marry Olivia. So who cares? Game over! Instead of focusing on what happened in the past, we all have to pull our shit together for the future. Believe it or not, we can all get along like a family should… like Jonathan needs us to do.”
Drew was beyond hearing. “What Jonathan needed was you, and you left him. No amount of playing house here with Alex can fix what is broken, Rachel.”
“No, you’re right. Only you can. Instead of finding some convenient understudy to stand in Elise’s absence, maybe you should try to be a real father for once.”
He loomed over me. “I was a real father. I found exactly the mother my child needed and you changed everything for the better. We can do that again. It’s where you belong.”
“She said no, Drew,” Alex interjected as he wedged himself between us.
Drew sneered down at his brother. “It would appear she’s incapable of saying no.”
With that, Alex reared back and delivered a fierce right hook. Drew took the punch without throwing one of his own. Instead he glared at us both for a long, hateful moment before stalking back to the campground.
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