Title: Lost Wishes
Author: Kelly Gendron
Series: Standalone | A TroubleMaker Novel Book Five
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age: Mature Adult
Released: 7th April, 2015
Fallon O’Conner is ruthless…
Each day comes and goes without meaning
He eats, sleeps, and waits
The time is nearing to confront his wife’s killer
And nothing will stop Fallon from getting his revenge
Then, Katie Rustle comes crashing into his forsaken life…
Katie Rustle is relentless…
Her boss needs something
Fallon O’Conner has it
And Katie is just the person to get it
She’s no stranger to bad-tempered, cruel, heartless men
A man corrupted by the loss of a loved one raised her.
“What are you doing, stowaway?”
“Having a drink,” I say, lifting my cup, but for some reason, I don’t think that’s what he’s getting at. He knows what I want.
“You don’t want to do this,” he sighs, looks around, and then settles his eyes back on me. “Go back to my place and go to bed.”
“You might be able to tell Twigs what to do but don’t think that when it comes to me, you’re gonna get away with it.” I grin. “And I’m not tired. Besides, Twigs thought you might need some company.”
“Ah…” His eyebrow arches. “I have company,” he says, tilting his head in the direction of his entourage.
“Yeah.” I nibble my bottom lip, and he watches me. “Well, Twigs thought you’d want my company.”
He takes a deep breath, and with his long-winded exhale, his eyes slowly trail down me. “You do realize what they’re offering, don’t you?” He bends down, lowering his voice. “Are you willing to offer the same?”
“No.” I wrap my hand around his neck, and he lets me pull him close. “What I’m offering is a hell of a lot more than what you’re going to get from any of them,” I whisper into his ear.
“Oh yeah,” his husky chuckle echoes through me. “And how can you be so sure of that?”
“Because you don’t want them.” I tilt back to find his dark eyes waiting. “You want me.”
He rubs a finger across his lips as he gazes at me from out of the corner of his eye. His finger drifts to his chin. He strokes the stubble there. The longer he makes me wait, the more my confidence slips. His hand moves, heading straight for me. The finger he just ran over his mouth touches my bottom lip. It slopes my chin, slides slowly down my chest, and skims past my breast. My nipple hardens against the soft material of my dress. The edge of his finger runs up and down over my hard tip. My pussy clenches. “I do want you,” he finally says.
Oh yeah, I have him. He’s mine. I lean in to seal the deal, but he pulls back. “Sorry, stowaway. I’ll kiss you everywhere else and make you feel real good too, just not there.”
“Not where?” My forehead tightens. “My mouth?” Is that what he’s saying? He’s gotta be joking, right. The slow drop of his head tells me that he’s not. “Wait.” I blink. “You’re really not going to kiss me? You expect me to…to…just fuck you?”
“No.” He sways forward; the heat from his body cascades over my bare skin. “I expect the women I’m with to swallow when they give me head, do exactly as they’re told, and to handle a good ass spankin’.”
“You’re a bastard.” I push away from him.
“What?” The corner of his mouth lifts. “Were you expecting Prince Charming? Sorry to disappoint, but he exited this body a long time ago…
Reviewed by Dawn Vickers.
On her death bed, Fallon’s wife, Hope, asked her husband to grant her three wishes. To be happy, to move on and to find someone else. Heartbroken, Fallon doesn’t think he will ever be able to fulfil those wishes. Three years on, he’s still playing the waiting game. Waiting to come face to face with his wife’s killer, he’s out for revenge and he’s going to make sure he gets it.
Katie is sent by her boss, who’s married to Fallon’s cousin, to get some documents from him and that’s how they meet. He finds her knocked out aboard his boat. The attraction is instant; chemistry is there. She makes Fallon feel things he never thought he would again, but he’s trying not to feel. Even though Katie is determined to rescue him from himself, he fights every step of the way not to fall for her. She sees the man he is underneath the pain, grief and guilt. Then comes the twist — a secret revealed that could destroy Fallon all over again.
I really enjoyed this book. The prologue will have you in tears before you even get to chapter one, so have plenty of tissues handy! I loved Katie’s character as she’s strong, independent and determined to make Fallon love, live and feel again. Fallon is a sexy, brooding, and grievingly closed off man who is hell-bent on making the culprit pay for shattering his life. Not feeling, living, and just surviving, Katie reawakens all those things in him. They were perfect together with some loving tender moments, as well as the sex scenes which were hot and steamy while not being too graphic. There’s also another character that stole the show. A twelve year old called Twig seems to be Fallon’s only friend! She added some humour amongst the drama, and I totally connected with the characters. I loved this story so much that I read the entire book in one go!!! I can’t wait for the next book in this fab series.
Kelly’s motto ~ “Bad boys, give ’em a little time and experience, and they will evolve into misbehaving men!” And what hot-blooded woman doesn’t want a naughty, all grown up bad boy?
Kelly Gendron is the author of the TroubleMaker series, the Breaking the Declan Brothers series, and she has a few other romantic suspense novels out there too.
When she’s not writing steamy, blush producing romances, she’s out meeting new people while representing a group of reputable nursing facilities. You can find Kelly in a quiet suburb, somewhere between Buffalo and Niagara Falls, and if you Google her, she’ll pop up there too. And, please do find her. Kelly loves to hear from her readers, and meeting new people.