Today's stop is presented by Bewitching Book Tours. I enjoyed reading Forever Hers and can't wait to tell you all about it! First a bit about the book :
Fitzgerald Family Series Book Five
Fitzgerald Family Series Book Five
E. B. Walters
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Firetrail Publishing
Number of pages: 288
Word Count: 101,776
Book Trailer: YouTube
Buy it : Amazon
Amy Kincaid is running from her controlling ex-husband, who will stop at nothing to find her. With a new identity and a new job as a housekeeper, she just wants to be left alone to raise her daughter. Then Eddie Fitzgerald rolls into town and turns her world upside down.
He’s in the business of exposing the truth...
Eddie Fitzgerald, L.A.P.D.'s finest, lives for his job and nothing else, until he decides to take a break at the family summer home and is held at gunpoint by the most annoying, sassiest woman to ever cross his path. But something is off about Amy, and the more he learns about her, the more he’s convinced she’s a fugitive.
When her past catches up to her, Amy has no choice but to trust Eddie. Unfortunately, Eddie has demons of his own, and struggles with the decision to protect her or uphold the law.
The truth takes them down a deadly path, and only love can save them.
My Thoughts :
I'm almost embarrassed to say that I have never read anything by E.B. Walters before. Boy, was I missing out! Forever Hers is Book #5 in the Fitzgerald series but it works great as a stand alone book! The characters from the other books are referred to and a bit of their story is out there tempting enough that I need to go out and get the first 4 books :)
E.B. Walters writes a nice strong character in Amy. I was thrilled to see how gutsy she was and how she was willing to do anything to protect her daughter. Amy is on the run with her almost-5-year-old daughter from a dangerous ex-husband. While in most cases the tales of abuse would have been enough, Amy's ex is a cop and manages to make her look unstable and delusional to even her own parents. She is then taught one major lesson- cops can no longer be trusted. So Amy is forced to flee with her daughter and assume a new identity.
Eddie is on leave from the LAPD and is conned by a match making family member to spend his leave at his cousin's lake house. He shows up and is met with a gun at the door courtesy of Amy - the new housekeeper. While things might not have gotten off on the right foot, they both realize that they need to learn to live together. Eddie detests authors every since his own mother left his family when he was young to pursue her career as a famous author. Finding out that Amy is an author is a bitter pill to swallow. Still, Raelynn's (Amy's daughter) reaction to men and some of Amy's haunted looks sends Eddie on a hunt to find out what is really going on with this mother & daughter. Despite their individual hangups with the other's profession, Amy and Eddie grow close as the threat of her ex-husband looms closer.
This was a twisting and turning thrilling story! The story line caught me immediately, between Eddie's connection with Raelynn and the steam between Eddie and Amy... I had a hard time putting it down! I definitely recommend this one !!
Here's an Excerpt to get you started :
He had an unforgettable face. Sharp cheekbones, square jaws and piercing gray eyes that didn’t say much. His dark wavy hair was cut short, but not too short. Unruly strands rebelled and curled across his brow and at his nape. His skin was bronze, like he spent time outdoors. The turned down waistband indicated no tan lines either. A nudist? Interesting.“About last night,” she said casually, noticing he hadn’t touched his coffee. “I don’t usually pull a gun on unsuspecting people, and I make a really mean cup of coffee.” She slid the steaming cup closer. “Go on, try it.”She’d hoped for a smile, but got a frown instead. Mr. Fitzgerald was obviously not a morning person. How long was he planning on staying? Baron and Kara Fitzgerald tended to visit for a few days to a week before heading back to L.A.“Excuse me for asking a dumb question, but who is Raelynn?” Eddie asked.“My daughter.”He looked around, his gaze zeroing on the toys piled by the door leading to the patio before coming back to her. “How old is she?”“Almost five going on thirty. Her birthday is in two weeks.”“Where is she?”“Still asleep, but she’ll be up any minute. Why do you ask?”“I’d like us to have an adult discussion without a child clouding anyone’s judgment.”He was going to say he didn’t need a housekeeper again. She just knew it. “Okay, but FYI, I have an iron-clad contract, so if you are thinking of kicking us out, I will sue you from here to kingdom come and win,” she said with a confidence she didn’t feel.Eddie scowled. “Why would I kick you out?”“Because you said you didn’t need me last night and that I should take a hike.”“I never said that.”“That’s what I heard.” She picked up her coffee mug with an unsteady hand and sipped, her gaze not shifting from his. “Why don’t we talk outside? You go put on a shirt or something while I dish up your breakfast.”Eddie stared down at his bare chest as though realizing for the first time he was shirtless. A sheepish expression softened his features and heat coiled in Amy’s stomach, surprising her. It shot up a notch when he turned, giving her a view of his back. Powerful broad shoulders. Narrow hips. Killer ass. The man had a beautiful body.Just before he disappeared into the hallway leading to the master bedroom, Eddie turned and caught her in the act. Without slowing down, he raised the mug to his lips and sipped, heat flashing in his eyes.
About the Author:
EDNAH WALTERS grew up reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and dreaming of one day writing her own stories. She finished her PhD in chemistry, married the love of her life, and decided to be a stay-at-home mother. She now lives in a picturesque valley in Utah with her husband, five children and two American short-hair cats. When she is not writing, you can find her doing things with her family, reading, traveling or online chatting with fans.
Ednah writes adult romance under the pseudonym E. B. Walters. SLOW BURN, the first contemporary romance with suspense was released in April 2011. It is the first book in the Fitzgerald family series. Book 2, MINE UNTIL DAWN, was released in July 2011. KISS ME CRAZY, book 3 in the series followed three months later. Book 4, DANGEROUS LOVE was released end of January 2012. FOREVER HERS was released October 15th. Ednah is presently working on the next book, Lex’s story.
When she is not writing adult romance, Ednah writes YA fantasy books. Her YA fantasy series, The Guardian Legacy, is book about children of the fallen angels, who fight demons and protect mankind. AWAKENED, the prequel was released in September 2010 with rave reviews. BETRAYED, book one in the series was released by her new publisher Spencer Hill Press in June 2012. Book 3, HUNTED, which will be released April 2013. She’s working on book 4, FORGOTTEN.
*Disclosure- I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review *