On the heels of tragic loss, the stunning and innocent Natalie Mason, meets handsome business mogul Mac Carter. As Natalie attempts to pick up the pieces of her shattered life, circumstances beyond her control draw her and Mac into a situation she wants kept secret. The two are a matched set having both experienced immense loss in their lives. Uncertain of what she should do, she decides to give fate a chance, opening her heart to Mac, who just wants to love her.
But the past, who often times takes no prisoners, rears its ugly head in a double dose. Mac’s ex-girlfriend cannot accept that their love affair is over and takes drastic measures through deception and blackmail to ensure that Mac will be hers.
Natalie, on the other hand, has to face the one responsible for her sister’s death. As her journey begins to bring justice and closure, the past transports to her feet an unexpected surprise—a long lost love desiring to posses her as his once again.
Will Mac and Natalie’s newly blossoming love be able to endure what the past has delivered or will the victors of their hearts be the old flames who are staking their claim?
Carli Sexton has outdone herself with Beholden To You, she just completely captured me from the first page. The characters we know and love from the Killer Next Door series are back, but this time it’s Natalie’s story and it a story that is worth reading. I was hooked from the first page and I didn’t want to stop reading until it was done. There were so many things I had to know and I didn’t want to part with this book until I knew everything.
Natalie gave her heart a long time ago to Ty and amongst the tragedy of losing her parents, she lost him too. He couldn’t handle the distance and broke her heart into a million pieces. She knew that she would never be able to love or trust again. When she lost her sister too, her life crumbled. Everyone she loves leaves her. Her parents, her sister, her boyfriend. She has grown accustomed to her life of being single and independent. But her friends see so much more in her. They know that she always puts her friends first and they know that she would do anything for them.
When something happens in Vegas that brings Mac and Natalie to a new place for a new beginning, things shift inside her. This man makes her want to talk, want to share, want to maybe even love a little. But between Mac’s past creepy ex and the love she held onto for far too long with Ty are thrown at them in force, she really is pulled in many directions. But always coming first in her world, is everyone else.
Let me just say that I love and adore Mac. He just has it so bad for Natalie and it is so endeering how much he wants to take care of her and love her and he will do everything possible to make their situation work out. He is still a man’s man, but he has that soft place that women just cling to. He is amazing and I just could not get enough of his simmering character. But will all truly fabulous characters, he has a past and a freaky ex-girlfriend to top it all off… but the one thing he sees in his future is Natalie and he does everything in his power to make sure it works. But when the past collides with the present, some things are easier to dream about than to make come true.
Natalie is just a strong willed and amazing woman with a heart of gold. She loves her friends beyond words. Yes, she has serious trust issues, she has spent so much time grieving the lost of her family that it is hard for her to open up. She just stole my heart though because even she couldn’t push away the one person that really understood her. I cheered for Natalie is this book, I wanted her to have her fairy tale come true and I wanted to see her happy inside as much as she appeared to be out the outside.
Carli Sexton just has a way of bringing out true emotions and feelings. I want to hug all of her characters and watch them grow into the people they will become. I feel connected to them. For a book to capture me like that takes a lot and I will not soon be forgetting how these characters made me smile, made me cry and made me want so much more for all of them. They all just capture me and I love them so much.
This book is amazing and because I don’t want to ruin a moment of this book for you, the only thing left to say is that it is a five-star book that you won’t want to miss! I loved it!
She looked so open and carefree, that all I wanted to do was scoop her into my arms and kiss her. “I’m going to lay my cards on the table, no pun intended. I like you. I have from the moment you walked into the Statton’s kitchen. I’d like for us to get to know each other better and I want to start dating you when we return to San Diego. How do you feel about that?”
Natalie looked down at her hands for a moment. When she looked up at me she had a coy smile on her face. “I’d like that.”
I was so happy I acted on impulse. I leaned in and kissed her, gently at first, but then I couldn’t hold back and I invaded her mouth with my tongue, stroking hers in an erotic dance. My hands found her waist and I pulled her toward me, positioning her on top of me, her legs straddling my hips. She kissed me back with a passion I hadn’t experienced before, like she had been dying to be kissed and I was the cure. I untied her robe and slid my hands around her ribs. She was wearing a tank top and boxers. I debated running my hands over her breasts, but in light of her inexperience, I didn’t want to move too fast. So I just continued kissing her, pulling her body close to mine as she moaned in my mouth, causing my blood to overheat. I wanted her and I wanted her bad.
Natalie pulled away and said, “We should slow down. I’m not ready to go this fast.” Her face was flushed, and her breathing, ragged.
I looked into her beautiful blue eyes and moved her hair off her face. “All I want to do is kiss you. Hold you. I don’t want to do anything you are going to feel uncomfortable with. I’m not in any hurry.”
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ABOUT CARLI SEXTON
I have always had a passion for reading my entire life. I love it so that I dedicated my life to educating children. As a teacher, I have had the profound pleasure of teaching children to read and explore their imaginations through a good book. Just recently I decided to write a story that had been on my mind. Now I have several that I want to turn into additional books. Writing has become a passion that I dearly love.
I live with my handsome husband in Southern California. We enjoy the relaxed lifestyle that California provides. We have two beautiful dogs, but no children.
Fallen For You
Taken By You
Given To You