Authors: Tess Oliver and Anna Hart
Publisher: Sugartree Press 2015
Genre: Romance, Suspense, Contemporary Romance
Book #1 Synopsis:
He was definitely trouble, and the worst kind of trouble because he was wrapped up in an incredible package of muscles, ink and heartbreak. A guy like him was the last thing I needed now. A guy like Colt Stone was the last thing I ever needed.
Emotion, feelings and, hell, even love had been turned off in all of us Stone brothers long ago. Then Jade landed in my life. It was the last thing I ever wanted, to feel this way about someone. Attachments like this were only followed by heartbreak, and I wasn't into heartbreak. I wasn't into f*cking attachments.
Bad boy Colt Stone has a notorious reputation for being a tough and dangerous heartbreaker. A brutal childhood hardened him to the idea of any type of emotional attachment to anyone. When he becomes the unwitting accomplice in Jade Morrow's escape from an abusive boyfriend, he soon finds that he'll do anything to keep her safe. Has Colt found the one girl who can break through to his impenetrable heart?
When she runs away from her monstrous boyfriend, Jade Morrow has no place to go and no one to turn to. She accidentally lands in the arms of a handsome, tattooed stranger. Colt Stone is as formidable as he is appealing and Jade soon finds that he's equally hard to resist. When her troubled past catches up to her, Jade discovers just how far Colt will go to save her.
Book #2 Synopsis:
She could be standing in a sea of beautiful women and hers would be the only face I saw. It was something I would have told her if I hadn't been such a fool. But I was a fool.
I want to know that Hunter would be lost without me. I want him to wake up thinking about me and go to sleep thinking about me just like I do about him. I want him to feel that same tug in his chest that I feel in mine every time he looks at me. But I've been fooling myself.
A bitter, dark childhood has left Hunter Stone hardened to the world around him. Giving his heart to anyone, even Amy Linton, the woman he cares most about, is impossible. Hunter will do anything for Amy, anything, that is, except commit. At the same time, he can't tolerate any guy getting close to her. But Amy is tired of being his 'go-to' girl and now Hunter faces the prospect of losing her for good.
Amy Linton has loved Hunter Stone since childhood, a childhood that was nearly as grim as the one Hunter and his brothers endured. She can't imagine a life without Hunter but mentally, he remains distant and even cold.She needs more, and if he can't return her love, she is determined to break free of the hold Hunter Stone has on her heart and her life.
Book #3 Synopsis:
She was gone. She’d been so unreal, I almost wondered if I'd just imagined her. But her sweet perfume still lingered on my skin and on the sheets. I couldn't get rid of the disappointing feeling that kept inching into my gut knowing that I wasn't ever going to see her again.
Something about him made me want to forget anything that troubled me and throw all caution and reason and rational thought to the wind.
Slade Stone needs to straighten out his life. It's time, he decides, to get a real job, steer clear of trouble and think about a future. But his good intentions go completely awry when Britton Henley stumbles into his life and his heart. Now, like it or not, Slade is in deep.
Britton Henley is still reeling from the unexpected death of her twin sister and for her, there is no closure until she finds out what happened. The last thing she expected on her path to find answers was to lose her heart to Slade Stone.
Each of the books is excellent. The authors create three men who have a tortured upbringing and live scetchy lives, but who are ultimately three of the most honorable males I've read about in a long time. Colt, Hunter, and Slade are tough and emotionally hardened. Emotional attachment for any of the boys is something they avoid because they believe it only leads to pain.
It'll take strong women to break past the shield each of them has thrown up. Their father was emotionally absent, their mother saw no way out but suicide and they've only had each other for as long as they can remember. And each of them is a player with a trail of women in and out of their beds. None of them wants to be tied down. Unfortunately, life has other plans for them and a woman stumbles into each of their lives asking for their love which none of them is sure they are capable of giving.
Hunter and Amy, from Book 2, have a slightly different story to tell since they've known each other since they were children. They'd been neighbors growing up and while Amy always knew Hunter was it for her, it took him a bit longer to figure things out. He had to learn things the hard way. I loved all three of their stories, but theirs tugged at my heartstrings a bit more. Slade and Britton, from Book 3, are a kick to read since she is feisty and doesn't hold back her emotions- this book was the best of the three in terms of story telling. Colt and Jade, from Book 1, are the bold introduction to the family and a good beginning. Excellent stories and characters, but I want more. I want to know what happens next.....however, I have no idea if there will be any further books.