His to Cherish by Stacey Lynn

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His to Cherish by Stacey Lynn
Publication Date: November 15th, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Loveswept

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Synopsis:

Can two hearts entwined by hardship move on to form a healthy bond? From the author of His to Love and His to Protect, this tender, bittersweet romance brings together a man who loses everything—and a woman with everything to give.

Chelsea Dwyer arrives home from her job at the middle-school library in Latham Hills, Michigan, expecting another quiet evening—until she hears the screams for help through her living room window. As the first witness to a terrible accident involving two local students, Chelsea doesn’t anticipate how her own life will be irrevocably changed by the father of one of the boys. In the wake of tragedy, she’s the only one who seems to understand his grief. Chelsea’s a survivor, too—and she knows that there are brighter days ahead.

As a single father, Aidan Deveraux worked his entire life to provide a stable home for his son, Derrick. Without him, Aidan feels the deepest despair imaginable. The one thing that keeps him going is his connection with the woman who tried to save his son. Hard as he tries, Aidan just can’t stay away. Chelsea’s warm embrace is the comforting solace he desperately craves—and it doesn’t hurt that Aidan had noticed the beautiful librarian and wanted to ask her out for years. Now that she’s in his life, he doesn’t ever want to let go.

Excerpt:

“Talk to me.”

I opened my mouth to speak before snapping it closed. Anything I had to say would make me seem like an overemotional, crazy drunk woman. I wasn’t prepared for that kind of humiliation. Thankfully I hadn’t drunk enough to make my filter disappear.

“I’m just tired,”I said to satisfy him. By his scowl, he didn’t believe me.

His tongue slid along his bottom lip, and I inhaled a gasp of air. I needed it. Perhaps the alcohol caused my lungs to stop working correctly.

His eyes darted back and forth between mine. I frowned, wondering what he was looking for and what he saw.

Did he see the insecure girl who had to continually say goodbye to everyone she loved but tried like hell to hide the emptiness that brought?

“You’re always there for me.”

My nose twitched. “It’s not a problem.”

He nodded slowly, just once. I watched something happen in his eyes and then looked down as he fidgeted on his feet, shifting his weight. He seemed nervous, which made no sense.

His hand on my chin moved slowly to the back of my neck, cupping me and bringing me closer to him. He was a breath away from me, his face so close to mine, when he roughly whispered, “But I haven’t thanked you.”

“It’s not necessary—”

His lips hit mine. My eyes flew open and I gasped, opening my mouth. Instantly, his tongue pressed in, circling my tongue and tasting me. Oh . . . my . . . gosh. It was like heaven and hell wrapped up in the prettiest package I could ever receive. Better than a blue box with a silver ribbon from Tiffany.

He tasted better than I thought he would—clean and crisp—and I leaned in, wanting more.

No, I didn’t lean in. I melted.

My tongue tangled with his and a moan escaped my throat.

It was that sound that had both of us snapping back to reality.

He pulled away and my mouth was still open, my brain working too slowly to process what just happened, how absolutely incredible it felt . . . and the look of regret all over his face.

“Shit.”Aidan’s fingers dropped from my neck and I stood on my front porch completely dumbfounded as both of his hands flew to his neck, clasping at the back. He looked up at the sky and gritted out, “Fuck.”

“Aidan,”I said, reaching out for him. He dodged my touch and spun on his heels.

“I gotta go.”

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Check out the other books in the series:
Each can be read as a standalone

His to Protect, Book 2:

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2fb8n9i
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2e0wSbD
iBooks: http://apple.co/2fCHIFk
Nook: http://bit.ly/2elvwal
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2f8gW7e
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2f8epd2
Books A Million: http://bit.ly/2fcbk9L

His to Love, Book 1:

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2e0wSse
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2eSK4Pi
iBooks: http://apple.co/2fb8amm
Nook: http://bit.ly/2ftfXzW
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2e0tEVI
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2fbbRIH
Books A Million: http://bit.ly/2fc3f5g

About the Author

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Stacey Lynn currently lives in Minnesota with her husband and four children. When she’s not conquering mountains of laundry and fighting a war against dust bunnies and cracker crumbs, you can find her playing with her children, curled up on the couch with a good book, or on the boat with her family enjoying Minnesota’s beautiful, yet too short, summer.

She lives off her daily pot of coffee, can only write with a bowlful of Skittles nearby, and has been in love with romance novels since before she could drive herself to the library.

If you would like to know more about Stacey Lynn, follow her here:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/staceylynnbooks
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Website: http://www.staceylynnbooks.com

His to Cherish
Stacey Lynn

His to Cherish is the third book in the Fireside series. His to Cherish is Chelsea and Aidan's story, and what a story it is. If you are anything like me, you will hit about the second chapter and already be an emotional wreck, wondering why you are torturing yourself. Trust me, keep turning those pages. You are not going to regret it. Just, maybe, make sure you have tissues and maybe some wine to ease the pain a bit. I can't remember the last book that had me on the verge of tears from the beginning. Stacey did this in a way that sucks you in and makes you want to find the sunshine in the midst of the storm.

Aidan is suffering and trying so hard to cope with a tragic lose. Chelsea, although not the same, is also trying to cope with a loss. Chelsea is the glue that holds people together. She is so busy taking care of everyone else and helping them with their pain, but who is there for her? Aidan and Chelsea's story has an element of slow burn to it. The anticipation to the first kiss was almost too much, I don't think I've even been so excited for a first kiss in a book.

His to Cherish is heartbreaking and reminds us that life and love are fragile and that we need to embrace each day. Stacey really out did herself with this one. I can't wait to see what we get next from her.

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