Blog Tour: Give Me Grace (Give Me #3) by Kate McCarthy **Giveaway**

THE BOYFRIEND BOOKMARK:  ★★★

Title: Give Me GraceSeries: Give Me #3 Author: Kate McCarthy
 Release Date: July 10, 2014

 SYNOPSIS

 

Casey Daniels has a past forged in Hell. Despite the friends, the endless supply of women, and the muscle car he spent years restoring, it still eats away at him.

Grace Paterson is in Sydney as a temporary bassist for Jamieson, the band Casey handles security for. She’s also infuriating, off-limits, and completely irresistible.

A deal is struck, and despite their intense and powerful connection, both think it will be easy to walk away. But life can be more ruthless than either of them ever imagined. Not only does Grace have a secret she’s desperate to keep, Casey has questions from his past that he’s willing to do anything to get answers for.

It’s not until someone wants one of them dead that Casey realises his love for Grace is the one thing he could never walk away from.

In a story of revenge, betrayal, secrets, and love, Casey will need to reconcile his past with his present, before the future he never knew he wanted is snatched away.

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STEPHANIE:  ★★★
Grace gave up everything at a young age, not because she wanted to. She wanted to have a life and live it just like everyone else, but she had something that they didn’t have. A way to make ends meet and she took it. She left her family, her friends and her life, but it was the best thing she could have done. But this was pushing her way beyond the call of family duty.
When her brother called her to fill in as the bass player in his band because his bassist had a broken arm he felt like he was going out on a limb reaching out to her. Would she even do it? Of course she would because no matter the years or the miles that separated them, she was always going to be there for him. No matter the cost.
But things get interesting when she walks off the airplane and into the terminal with the dog from hell. She is accosted in the restroom being suspect of carrying drugs. Then things get even worse when he walks in and rescues her from the scrutiny of airport security. He is rude, forceful and hotter than all get out. He angers her beyond belief and turns her on like no other. But it doesn’t matter, she is here to help her brother and his band. That is it. Then she will go back to her life and deal with her issues and move on.
Casey has nothing to prove to this infuriating woman in this bathroom but that is only the beginning of the tension between the two of them. The hate each other, they tolerate each other, they can’t get enough of each other. Except for one thing, they can’t resist each other. But there is so much standing in the way for Casey and Grace.
Casey can’t seem to get enough of her, but he has so many deep issues stemming from the past that there is no way he can move forward. Until she walks into the picture. He doesn’t just want to protect her. He wants to spend his time with her, care for her and yes, maybe even love her. But she is so damn stubborn.
The sexual tension rolls off of these two like no other. It is very clear that there is an attraction there, but how far will they let it go? A bargain… yes, let’s work with that. Anything Casey can do to be near her, to feel her, will be good. And at the end of her time here, she will go home, he will move on. At least that is what he agrees to.
But nothing is every that easy right? Someone is bound to give… but Grace is determined as ever to never let things get to that point. She is never going to give her heart out. She has too much going on in her life and that certainly is not an option.
This book was hot and cold. One minute you were happy because the walls were finally coming down the next angry because the walls have been put back in their place. He wants more than she can give and the sexual tension between these two is just so out of control. But then you factor in all of the angst and drama… and by drama, I don’t just mean a little, when Kate McCarthy puts drama in her books, she goes all out. There is no one that is safe and no one that can be protected all the time.
This book kept me on the edge of my seat and I was actually late for an event because I just had to read one more chapter before I left the house. I had to know the outcome of the moment. Then when I arrived at my destination, I pulled the book out again. I was a bad wife, daughter and friend while this book was in progress. I just wanted to know what happened. And if there was a happily ever after. I wanted to know if the amazing Casey could come to terms with his past of if the past would continue to haunt him forever. I had to know if Grace and her pressing issues back home could be resolved without hurting any more people in her life.
I was on the edge of my seat waiting for the conclusion of this book. It was full of twists and turns, hot men, hot cars and a few motorcycles too. It was a lot to take in but it was so hard to put down. I felt like my breath was being taken from me with each passing moment. I was never really sure if I was holding my breath or if I had stopped breathing all together. It was a phenomenal read and I couldn’t get enough of Casey and Grace: their strength, their passion and their commitment to family.

ALSO AVAILABLE

GIVE ME LOVE (GIVE ME #1)

AMAZON US | AMAZON UK

GIVE ME STRENGTH (GIVE ME #2)

AMAZON US | AMAZON UK

 EXCERPT

I slipped out the front door, letting it softly click shut behind me. Casey was sitting in his car, staring straight ahead as I walked down the drive. Opening the car door, I slid inside and shut it. He didn’t acknowledge my presence, or even look at me at all. He simply shifted gears, and with a quick glance in his rearview mirror, pulled out onto the road.

I clicked my seat belt into place. “Casey?”

With a hard swallow, he shook his head, keeping his eyes on the road as we drove. Despite his controlled composure, his face was pale and tension surrounded him like an aura.

“Casey, you’re scaring me.”

“I’m sorry.” Our eyes met for a brief moment, the connection intense. Raw pain flickered in his eyes before it was quickly banked. “That’s the last thing I want to do.”

His palm slid over my bare thigh, riding upwards as he continued to drive. The touch sent arousal spiking through me, but not enough to override the concern.

“Where are we going?”

He shook his head as if he had no clue. After a moment, he replied, “I want to drive, but I don’t want to be alone. I want to be with you.”

My eyes fixed on his profile as he drove. The knuckles of his right hand were white on the steering wheel and his jaw tight. Something wasn’t right. In fact, something was very wrong. I slid my hand over his, my pulse racing when he flipped his palm over and grabbed hold.

“Casey?”

He glanced over at me.

“I want to be with you too.”

His answer was a squeeze of my hand before letting go.

We sat in silence as he drove. I stared at the dashboard, having no idea what to do or say or how to fix what was wrong.

“Are you okay?” I asked.

“Sure.” A smile came to his lips. It was forced because it never reached his eyes. “Just a bad day at work, you know?”

“No, I don’t know. Maybe you should tell me.”

The roads were eerily quiet when he pulled to a stop at a red light. “I don’t want to talk right now.” His hand fell on my thigh again, the calloused palm scraping my skin as it slipped upwards. Reaching between my thighs, he dragged my panties to the side and slipped his fingers inside, gently massaging my clit and dragging a moan from my throat. He leaned over, putting his mouth on my ear, his breathing coming harder and heavier.

“I want to fuck you, Grace. Not just tonight, but every night,” he professed, his fingers working me expertly. The red light turned green, but with no cars around, Casey ignored it. “Hard enough for it to hurt, so that when you leave, me fucking you is the only thing you can think about.”

I closed my eyes, my head falling back against the headrest. I wanted him to fuck me that hard. I wanted to feel him inside me even when he wasn’t there, but not like this. Not when he was using sex to mask a hurt so painful and deep I could feel the ache of it surrounding me until I felt suffocated.

“No,” I gasped.

He froze at the single word, his hand stilling instantly.

“There’s something wrong, Casey. I can feel it.”

His hand slipped out of my panties and I mourned the loss. “I don’t want to talk about it,” he snapped.

Tension bled into the car as he put it in gear and accelerated swiftly. My eyes burned. When we were good, it was wild and intense and consuming, but we always spiralled into such a hot mess. I wasn’t sure if Casey and I would ever find a happy medium.

Drawing a deep breath, I forced calm. “Maybe you should take me home.”

“No.”

My brows flew up. “No?”

“No.” He shook his head, his tone cold and harsh. “This was your deal, and now you want to turn it into some kind of relationship? That’s not what this is. This is about you and me and sex. So maybe you should spread your legs so we can both get what we want.”

 

ABOUT KATE MCCARTHY

Kate McCarthy grew up in a small town outside of Port Macquarie, Australia. Raised in a house just a short walk to the beach, Kate enjoyed the peaceful, relaxed atmosphere and friendships that come from being raised in a friendly, small town area.

She now resides in Brisbane, Australia, a city in the state of Queensland where she works as an accountant, along with a sideline wedding cake business and her writing.

She is married with two children, has two dogs and house in the suburbs, and a pile of friends and family dotted all over the country that help keep her sane.

When she’s not busy running after naughty kids, filthy dogs, crunching numbers, piping buttercream and writing books, you can find her curled up in bed in the early hours of the morning reading new books and re-reading old favourites. Her favourite books are the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward in which she longs to eventually join the brotherhood and change her name to Phierce Mutha.

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