Genre: Romantic Suspense Standalone
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I have a craving.
A dark urge I’ve failed to resist despite years of trying to do that very thing.
I’ve forced myself to hide behind a mask, a perfect orchestration to hide my true self.
After I met her, my wants and needs, my inner most desires changed.
She encouraged me to embrace who I truly am, and she was willing to do anything and everything I wanted, giving herself to satisfy my most carnal appetite.
Then everything in my carefully managed world came crashing down around me. A moment in time, a loss of control, and the very thing I cherish was nearly taken from me.
My fate now lies in her hands.
The very life I’ve built for myself…everything I’ve ever done now waits in purgatory, all caused by a lack of focus at a time when my most concentrated attention was needed.
The very thing I crave may now be the end of me.
“Crave is the type of book that lovers of romance can’t not like!” – Beauty and the Beastly books
“From the opening lines, Harvey had me invested, her prose exquisite, I was enraptured almost instantly” – Glass Paper Ink Book Blog
“The characters were so flawed and complex that i was completely enraptured by their story.” – Lunaland Books
“Crave is definitely a wild ride with an end that I never saw coming.” – Goodreads Reviewer
“Do what?” She trails off as my face moves in closer, my body putting aside any misgivings I may have had.
“Make me want this. Make me want you.” I sound drunk.
The effect this woman has on me intensifies the closer we get. “Do you need your arm twisted?” I decide then and there to just go with it. Follow my instincts and see how she reacts to the real Callum Alexander. “When it comes to you, I’m a done deal.”
“Luce . . .” I say her name, loving the way it rolls off my tongue. The way her eyes soften and the corner of her mouth curls upward are an added bonus.
“Why don’t you shut up and kiss me?”
So I do, lowering my head and dragging my tongue along the seam of her lipstick-covered lips. I rake my hands through her hair, tugging just to the point of pain before plunging my tongue into her mouth, tasting and taking, touching every part of her from shoulders to hips. I push forward and feel her body jolt as she hits the wall.
Then it’s no holds barred. The kiss turns from wild to rabid in the blink of an eye. Her hands snake under my shirt, her fingernails biting into my chest as I press my body hard against hers. My cock is incessant in its protest, and every tilt of her hips against mine increases the need to take her right there in my hallway.
Minutes pass, but it feels like seconds because we’re too lost in each other to care. I wrench my lips from her mouth and lean my forehead against hers, my breath coming hard and fast, matching hers as we try to recover.
“I think it’s time for dinner,” I murmur between breaths, amazed that I’m still able to think coherently after a welcome like that.
“You’re a great date, Mr. Alexander,” she says with a grin as we move apart.
“All part of the service,”
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The set-up of both the relationship between Callum and Lucia and the architectural side and his friendship and partnership with Grant was excellent. This book was the perfect portrayal of the Callum and his story. Throw in the element of sabotage and suspense, and BJ Harvey struck gold!
I loved the references to Callum’s proclivities without knowing exactly what he craved. All we know is they are dark and potentially damaging to his image. He wishes only to find someone that he trusts enough to reveal that side of him. Is Lucia that person? Could she possibly accept him for the real man behind the armor? I couldn’t wait for him to finally give in to his desires and shed his public persona and straight-laced composure. While the nature of his needs aren’t as dark as I expected (I’m pretty desensitized to such things), I thought they were enough to ruin someone in his position. It’s understandable that he wanted to keep that side of himself hidden.
I adore Lucia and her attitude. She is so strong, smart, and obviously comfortable with herself and her sexuality. She’s also genuine and perceptive, which makes it easy to put a chink in Callum’s armor. Lucia is exactly what he needs, and it’s clear she has Callum in the palm of her hand. The sexual tension between these two is palpable. And I love how in tune they are with each other, not just sexually, but in everything. Lucia just gets him, which makes the sex so much hotter.
I think what I liked most about this book was the lack of excessive drama between the characters. Yes, it had the ex-girlfriend “stalking” and reporter harassment elements, but Lucia and Callum were solid. As I mentioned before, she’s a strong woman, and she refused to entertain the craziness that surrounds Callum and his former bachelor status. She’s his support through everything. I love that!
BJ Harvey is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Bliss Series. She also regards herself as a smut peddler, suspense conjurer and a funny romance thinker upper.
An avid music fan, you will always find her singing some hit song badly but loving every minute of it.
She’s a wife, a mom to two beautiful girls, and hails from what she considers as the best country in the world—New Zealand.