Title: Blue Genes
Series: The Story of Us Series: Into the Blue #1
Author: Sydney Jamesson
Release Date: 2nd June, 2015
“Ayden Stone and Beth Parker Stone are back and better than ever in Blue Genes by Sydney Jamesson!”
“The perfect modern day fairy-tale … Sydney Jamesson has done it again.”
Take the plunge with Beth Parker and be ready to fall headfirst Into the blue …
“I promise. Wherever you are, Beth, I will always be with you,” ~ Ayden
Blue Genes is the continuation of the bestselling trilogy, The Story of Us.
Handsome, media magnate, Ayden Stone came into Beth Parker’s life like a bolt out of the blue, introducing her to an extravagant lifestyle filled with promises, new experiences and sensual pleasures. Possessed by love, they have fulfilled a childhood dream to be man and wife, believing nothing can come between them ‘until death us do part.’
Having been tortured by tragic events involving angels and demons from their past, these star-crossed lovers are ready to start a new chapter in their lives. Now, family comes first.
But which family?
Time is running out! Difficult decisions must be made that will stretch their fated bond to its very limit. Unforeseen enemies are conspiring and about to test the very foundation of their relationship: trust.
Blue Genes is an emotional, adult fairy-tale that transcends the ordinary: a sensual, suspense filled story overflowing with love, laughter and a longing for a happy ever after.
But sometimes, longing just isn’t enough …
KFF’s 5 ★ review buy Donna Elsegood
I am a huge fan of The Touchstone series trilogy and was pleasantly surprised when I met Sydney at a book signing. That there was going to be a brand new series bringing back one of my favourite couples, Ayden and Beth, made my day too! Many who have read the previous books will be well aware this is not your run of the mill erotic love story. It is a fairy-tale full of good people, bad people and intrigue and mystery like any good fairy-tale story.
Mr and Mrs Stone are more in love if at all that is possible and while I wondered where the story could possibly go, I was gripped from the beginning enjoying the intensity of their love and interactions.
Quote ~ Ayden: “Are we assessing again, Mrs Stone.”
Beth: “We are enjoying, Mr Stone. Always enjoying. But wondering why you are dressing formally. I was going to wear something comfortable for traveling…”
Ayden: “This is comfortable.”
The couple are making a trip to Paris to meet Ayden’s mother who they located in the previous series. Ayden is a ball of nerves and is not quite sure what to expect, but as long as his Beth is by his side holding his hand, he can accomplish anything. They also take the opportunity to explore Paris as it is the city of love and after all, that’s exactly what you get in spades from these two.
Quote ~ Ayden: “This isn’t a five star hotel,”
Beth: “It’s fine. Can we just go inside?”
Ayden: “We can, but I’ve never stopped here before and you know…”
Beth: “Yes, I know you only want the best.” “It’ll be fine. Come on.”
Apart from an interesting meeting with his new found family, the happiness these two have just makes me uneasy as I’m sure there will be some sort of obstacles pushing themselves in the way. That’s the sort of thing Sydney would do to us avid readers of this story. Jay makes an appearance. He is Ayden’s best friend from childhood who I think is a fantastic character and always has Ayden and Beth’s back; always on hand to keep evil at bay.
Just as I thought a massive hurdle blocks the way of true love, we are left asking questions. Which family will Ayden choose? Will he be able to continue to love and protect Beth? You will have to read the series to find out.
Quote ~ Ayden: “It’s for the best, Beth”
Beth: “For the best! Best for who?”
Ayden: “For you, for us…”
I’m left completely hanging, desperately wanting more of this story. I gave this book five stars because yet again, it is a beautifully written love story but full of suspense and mystery of what the future holds for Ayden and Beth. Of course it contains the hotness between these two and offers the intensity. It also gives references to songs throughout just like The Story Of Us. There is one song used in a scene that had me laughing my head off at the visualisation in that moment. I also shed a couple of tears towards the end leaving my heart beating frantically. I will totally be recommending those new to the story to get downloading. It’s worth it.
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Keeping this fucking secret from her is killing me. But what I can I do? I’ve been boxed into a corner and I hate it. Guilt is gnawing at my insides like a cancerous growth, causing me to sweat through my clothes with a fever inducing fear that I may never be forgiven. Trust is the foundation of our love, and here I’m desecrating it. She was the one missing mechanism in my life that I needed to make everything work; without her everything will grind to a halt.
I won’t be living: I’ll be existing.
There will be tears enough to drown in, and in Beth’s eyes, I’ll be the bastard who’s ditched her for the sake of some fucking business deal, or worse, for a family I hardly know. This will be the hardest thing I have ever done, or will have to do again …
Sydney Jamesson is an English teacher by day and bestselling author of romance by night. She is nocturnal by nature and loves nothing more than staying up late, listening to music and being inspired to write. She has always scribbled things down; in her home is one enormous waste paper basket full of discarded phrases, opening lines and pieces of dialogue that have hit her like lightning in the middle of the night or whilst parked up at a set of traffic lights. Her bestselling trilogy, The Story of Us is available worldwide, and she’s thrilled to continue Ayden Stone and Beth Parker’s epic love story in her upcoming The Story of Us Series: Into the Blue.