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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Review, Excerpt & Giveaway! Beyond the Seduction by @MAStacie

 Beyond the Seduction
Book 3 of the Reluctance Series
by M. A. Stacie
Release Date: April 23 , 2015
Genre: FICTION / Romance/Erotica ISBN e-book:    978-1-61213-379-9
Available from: Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and TWCS PH


He held out his hand between them. “Take it. I can be the one. I wasn’t lying when I said I’d catch you. You just have to let me.”

For a man who thought he had everything, Trace Jacks sure had nothing now.
After one letter blows his life apart, Trace is clueless how he can move on. He stumbles through the days, never accepting the grief that flows within him, and finding it easier to bury his loss. To him, if he doesn’t think about it, then it nev-er happened. Burying the hurt, he continues with his new life. Hiding from the truth becomes a lot easier after he takes his niece to her dance class, striking up an interesting conversation with her teacher.
Shae Bennett is happy to keep things fun, enjoy-ing Trace’s seduction and his spontaneity. She’s reluctant to get serious with anyone; she has enough going on in her life. With him she can forget about her concerns for her mom, her tumul-tuous relationship with her father, and stress of running the dance studio. With him she can be herself, and it becomes all-consuming.
When the fun begins to slip, when reality starts to encroach in the worst possible way, their relationship unravels at an alarming speed. Neither one is willing to end what they’ve come to need so deeply, but each of them has issues that can only be dealt with alone.
Can Trace and Shae unhook the chains that hold them back? Is their newfound love strong enough to battle back to one another?


“Shae?” he called out, but his words got lost in the music as he descended the stairs. He didn’t say her name again, because the moment he saw her he was transfixed.
Shae was dancing.
She’d pushed the couch against the far wall, leaving space in the center of the room to move. Instead of yesterday’s clothes, she now wore a pair of tight black shorts and a loose gray tank. Her feet were bare. They hit the floor with a small slap.
Being careful not to disturb her, Trace lowered himself and sat on a stair, still watching her every movement. He doubted she’d hear him even if he did make a noise. Shae was locked in her moment, oblivious to the world around her.
The music was haunting, conveying her sadness, and as she pirouetted, he saw it on her face, too. Shae was crying. He expected it, though the fact that she was doing it while dancing made it harder for him to see. Dancing had bonded Lisbeth and Shae, and now it was all she had left of that. Trace couldn’t bring himself to disturb her.
Her arms swirled, her body swayed, each movement graceful and smooth. She covered the floor in three quick steps, followed by a deli-cate jump. It amazed him that she kept her poise during the leap, enough to point her toes. When she repeated the move, he watched her fingers this time, and smiled when she pointed those.
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Trace's world is shattered to pieces when he learns that he has basically been used for the past few months in order for his now ex to be able to welcome her daughter into the world in a normal fashion. Trace had no clue that he was not the father of this child until he received the news after he had already bonded with her and welcomed her into the world. Trace has no idea how he is going to recover from this harsh reality that someone could be this cruel. Trace's sister is the only person he has that really cares about him and checks on him regularly. She has a daughter, Trace's niece, that he adores but it is really hard for him to be around her because she remind him of the reality that he now has to face every day.

When Trace's sister insists that he join them for his niece's first day of dance class, he has no idea what is in store for when he meet Shae. Shae was taken by Trace when she first saw him but was not impressed with his mood/attitude he exhibited around her. Trace was just trying to make it through another day but his sister informed him that he was very rude to Shae and that he should apologize to her. When Trace went back to apologize to Shae, he realized that there was more there than just an acquaintance, Trace liked her. Shae and Trace got to know each other a little better and soon realized that they had a lot in common.

Shae's mother, who had been the one to raise Shae by herself, began acting unusual and Shae had her checked out by her doctor. They were running tests to see if they could come up with anything for a diagnosis. Trace totally lost it one night and Shae went to take care of him and console him to get through the night. When Shae returned home, she had numerous messages that something had happened with her mom and her whole life changed. Trace realized that he had to be there for Shae but never knew that Shae would blame him for how her life had changed completely.

This story had a HEFN and I hope that it turns into a HEA for these two. I love the way that M.A. Stacie had the characters deal with real life situations and made them realize that they had to do what was best for themselves and what made them happy. Thanks for a great story!!

*Review by Melanie Hutchinson

MA Stacie
M. A. Stacie is never without a book or her eReader. A voracious reader, with a love of sexy yet angst-ridden novels, she adores getting lost in new worlds. Her need to write did not grip her until after her second son was born, when her previous rambles became fully fledged stories.
She describes herself as one huge contradiction, and though not the most conventional of hobbies, she counts getting new tattoos as one of hers. Running keeps her sane, along with knitting and listening to loud music.
M. A. Stacie lives in the UK with her husband and three sons.
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Praise for Beyond the Seduction
"Trace Jacks we met in book 1 of the Reluctance series, he was the brother of Dale and worked at the Metro. In book 3 we find out more about this lovable character other then him being Big brother to Dale, we get to delve deeper into his life and I for one was truly excited!
Trace is having a rough time of it, this is the un-derstatement of the century! He just found out his girlfriend had cheated on him - multiple times!! Not only that but his daughter isn't really his. Needless to say he is one messed up dude and needs to stay as far away from the female population as possible.
Until he meets Shae his niece's dance teacher who for the first time in weeks has made him crack a smile. Click to read More... - Melissa

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