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Author: A. D. Ellis
Series: Standalone in Torey Hope: The Later Years
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age: Mature Adult
Released: 9th April, 2015
The boys are back, and Torey Hope is better than ever.
When Decker Morgan returns to Torey Hope, he has no time for love and distractions. Always in control, his loyalties lie with himself and his family. His only interest is putting down roots and expanding his family’s business.
Kate Turner had planned to leave Torey Hope after college, but she found that being there for her family took precedence. When she lands her dream job working for Decker at his family’s business, The Center+, she realizes that Torey Hope is where she’s supposed to be.
When Decker hires Kate she turns his world upside down. She’s brilliant, funny, beautiful, and completely off limits, due to Decker’s self-imposed rules concerning work and family. Kate knows a secret that will make their attraction for one another a little less taboo, but she needs to convince Decker to take a chance.
Decker has to decide if he’ll give in to a forbidden romance or keep his tight control firmly in hand. Kate is possibly his perfect girl, but unexpected chaos and havoc at work threaten to tear her away.
Will he find the courage to let go or will he lose the only girl he’s ever wanted to keep close?
**This is a contemporary romance with suspenseful elements intended for readers age 18+ due to mature language, sexual situations, and violence. While there are no male/male sex scenes in this story, there are some detailed descriptions of male/male relationships.**
Reviewed by Dawn Vickers
Decker Morgan has no time for love. He’s career motivates him and he likes to be in control of everything. He’s returned to Torey to help expand the family business. Katie Turner had dreams of leaving Torey but has remained there for her family. Getting a job at Decker’s family business and laying eyes on him… well, she’s glad she decided to stay. She used to date Decker’s twin brother when they were in school; however, she used a different name then so when Decker hires her, he hasn’t got a clue she’s his brothers ex.
Decker finds an instant connection to Katie. She’s beautiful, funny and she turns his carefully ordered life on its head. But he doesn’t mix work with pleasure, so he decides anything with her is just not going to happen. She has a strong attraction for him, too. Working together isn’t as easy as it seems when you’re both fighting a strong attraction to each other. Will she get him to break his own rules?
When Decker and Kate can no longer deny their feelings and give into each other, you know it isn’t going to be plain sailing. Things also start happening at work as someone’s out to cause trouble. What follows is suspense, mystery and lots of twists and turns. Will Decker be able to relinquish some of the tight control he exercises in every aspect of his life and commit to Katie, or will that need to control send her away?
I really enjoyed this book! It’s the first in a new series: Torey Hope, The Later Years and focuses on the twins and cousins. While it can be read as a standalone, I’d read the Torey Hope Series first. There’s an excellent secondary character base too; Sawyer, Kendrick and Zach, and I do hope each will get their own story. I connected with the characters easily and loved watching a carefully controlled man like Decker lose it to a woman who rocks his world! He’s dominant, alpha and sizzling hot! The story’s interesting and keeps you gripped throughout.
Nook Coming Soon!
A.D. Ellis is the author of A Torey Hope Novel Series. Her 2014 debut novel, For Nicky, was voted #3 of the Top 50 Indie Books of 2014 by ReadFree.ly readers/voters. She was born and raised in a small farming town in southern Indiana. An avid reader from the time she learned to read, A.D. could often be found curled up somewhere with her nose in a book. Most of her friends were not such book enthusiasts which earned her a few snickers when she was constantly reading.
A.D. had always dreamed of being a teacher. She earned her degree in Elementary Education from Indiana State University in 1999 and her Master’s Degree from Indiana Wesleyan in 2003. A.D. has been teaching in the inner city of Indianapolis for 15 years. While she’s taught several different grades, fourth grade is her favorite. They are learning independence by 4th grade, but most haven’t learned the attitude yet. A.D. loves teaching fractions, variables, probability, and graphing in Math. She loves almost all aspects of English Language Arts. Figurative language, theme, making predictions, drawing conclusions, inference, context clues, making writing come to life, A.D. loves it all! Her students may not be in agreement with that excitement.
A.D. met her husband in college in 1996 and they married in June of 2000. A.D. lives in a south side suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband and two school-aged children. When she’s not reading or writing with music blaring, she can be found shopping at thrift stores, reading to her children, and running.
A.D. had always pondered the idea of writing a book, but until recently it was a far off dream. In today’s age of independently published authors, A.D. decided to take a chance and try her hand at writing. She has learned so much during this journey and is having a world of fun with it.