Author: Jacob Chance
Release Date: Late February, 2016
Genre: Erotica / Contemporary Romance
Cover designer: Jessica Hildreth
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She wasn’t part of my original plan for revenge, but one glance at her and I was entranced. I followed her for weeks, observing her habits. I’ve been in her apartment numerous times, learning anything and everything I can about her. She’s become an obsession and I’ll do whatever it takes to make her mine.
It’s only a matter of time before I have her where I want her…
on her knees and at my mercy.
Soon, there will be no secrets between us.
Sobs fill the silence of the room. “Dad, leave mom alone,” I shout, pushing on his chest and shoving him back a couple of feet. Like a tenacious pit bull after a chew toy – this fucker just keeps coming.
Each time he comes back harder, finally snaking by me. Gripping her upper arm in his meaty fist, he digs his fingers deep into her skin, and uses his other arm to block me.
Cries from the pain and the fear he instills mix with the stench of alcohol emanating from his body. His other hand goes to her neck, gripping under her chin. The shriek piercing my ears is cut off when he squeezes.
Her face changes color.
Red. Then purple. Finally, heading into the blue family. Blue’s always been my favorite color, but I can’t say I’ve ever seen this exact shade before. It’s the color of sadness and the ocean of tears my mom has cried over this asshole.
Everything happens fast. Her eyes open wide and bulge as the pressure of his fingers increases.
She can’t breathe and I’m paralyzed standing behind him, watching it happen.
Transfixed with fascination, I stare. Her eyes lock on me, her love shining through the agony she’s experiencing. The terror and pleading in her eyes fades to acceptance.
She knows this time she’s going to die.
Tears flow uncontrolled down her cheeks and a sense of relief washes over me.
This is the last time he’ll ever make her cry.
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Reviewed by Donna Elsegood
Although you get a glimpse of the characters in previous workings by the author, this book can be read as a standalone. It is advisable to read them to engage in the mind-set of the male protagonist more. I was really looking forward to this offering so I could discover exactly what it was that made Zack Weston, or Williams as he’s better known, tick. Surely there is a reason behind why somebody would behave the way he did previously, and here we are about to find out. Lana Edwards is the subject of his interest and I very much wanted to see how their story was going to unfold. Delude has an element of darkness and mystery mixed with some very steamy scenes.
Zack’s a bit of a loner. His mission is to get to know his neighbour, Lana, the girl who piqued his interest when he’d already been watching another subject. He’s desperately intrigued and will do almost anything to get to know her. Zack has done some unspeakable things, but what I did get to learn was how numerous past experiences make him so hell-bent on avenging others. He is one very angry, hurt man and while it can’t be excused, I began to understand the whys and wherefores. Nobody is born evil. It’s just circumstances that can make a person’s mind distort from right to wrong. I also got to learn a sweeter side of him which is mainly because of his attraction to Lana. Despite their magnetism, I worried about the psychotic side to Zack’s personality because let’s face, those tendencies were well-ingrained.
“Soon, there will be no more secrets between us. I just hope you’re still around when they’re all out in the open.”
Lana Edwards is a pretty young lady who works for KD Investigations for Kyle McKenzie and Derek Santiago. She is quite shy, sweet, and seems to be relatively happy with a good job, friends and a nice home. Looks can be deceiving because Lana carries the weight of the world on her shoulders. Hints of a past incident cause profound sadness and although there are flashes of a reasonably balanced life, it’s this part that had me wanting to find out exactly what happened to her. I always got the feeling she was running away from something, but in the same breath, never sure why. Lana is drawn to her neighbour Zack and they seem to strike up a bit of a friendship. That being said, knowing what I knew about the two protagonists had me on the edge of my seat!
“I hate when you say things like that. You’re a wonderful person, Zack. You show me all the time with your actions.”
I thoroughly enjoyed Zack and Lana’s story and yet again, the author has more than contributed to a major book hangover! I cannot dispute his writing talent since investing in his characters—good or bad ones, drew me into their lives with an incredible ease. The story-line is well-developed and the twists and turns and edgy scenes brought out all those emotions I look for in a good read. Of course, mixing provocatively explicit scenes amongst all the secrecy was a huge bonus. To sum up, life throws a curve-ball and causes pain. You’ll only find out if there’s light at the end of the tunnel by reading this beautiful love story. Kudos to the author and thank you for revealing the secrets.
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Jacob Chance grew up in New England and still lives there today. He’s a martial artist, a football fan, a practical joker and junk food lover.
A writer of erotic romance, QUIVER is his second release and is the follow up to QUAKE.
Jacob plans on writing many more sexy, suspenseful stories and to branch out to other genres.
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