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Goodreads: Relentless Habit (O-Town #1)
Publish Date: 01 September 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cecilia Lyons escapes her sordid past by moving to Orlando and reinventing herself. Staying clean is challenging enough, but she’s challenged further when she catches the eye of the sexiest deejay in Orlando. Desperately, she wants to tell Brock her secret, but telling him would taint his view of her. It’s been years since she’s had a healthy relationship, and the more time she spends with Brock, the harder she falls for him. To protect her heart, she keeps her secret.
Brock Sullivan trusts very few people. Abandoned by his mother and tragically losing his first love, he puts little faith in women. When he meets Cecilia, he is unprepared for their overwhelming attraction. Not only is she a habit he doesn’t want to break, being with her forces him to rethink his beliefs. Even when he learns the worst about Cecilia, he can’t stay away. But when push comes to shove, will Brock be able to keep her safe?
Karen Renee is the award-winning author of the Riot MC series, the Beta series, and upcoming O-Town series. She has been writing since she was a teen, but has only recently brought her dream to life. Karen spent years working in the wonderful world of advertising, banking, and local television media research. She is a Jacksonville native, as well as a proud wife and mother. When she’s not at the soccer field or cooking, you can find her at her local library, the grocery store, in her car jamming out to some tunes, or hibernating while she writes and/or reads books.
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When I opened the door to the bathroom, Brock was standing right there.
My brows furrowed. “You seem to like waiting outside bathroom doors for me.”
He grinned, and shook his head. “No, just wanted to take you to my room so you can drop off your duffel bag.”
My eyes narrowed a touch. “Well, I left it on the bench in the foyer, but I’m pretty sure I could remember the way to your room after the tour.”
He hooked an arm around my shoulders and guided us down the hall. “Can never be too safe, Sunflower. Besides, I didn’t want you to run into Gabe if I’m not around.”
Pressing my lips together, I shook my head. “I don’t want to cause problems between you and–”
We were two steps into Brock’s room, and he threw the door closed. His hands suddenly framed my face as he bent toward me. “You didn’t cause any problems, Cecilia. Get that straight right now.”
I opened my mouth to speak, but Brock wasn’t finished. “He was way the fuck out of line that morning. Hell, most women would think I was out of line too, since it took me so damn long to step in. I never should’ve let him lay into you like that. Especially since you and I had long since moved on from that damn shit. The fact you didn’t even hold that against me speaks volumes about you, honey.”
Drawing in a deep breath, I shook my head at him. “It really doesn’t, Brock.”
His hands slid up and into my hair. “Yeah, it fuckin’ does, Cecilia. And I warned him last night, but I’ll be damned if he doesn’t get the message loud and clear this morning when he sees me with you.”
A small pang of fear hit me. “What do you mean? ‘Get the message.’ What message?”
He stepped closer to me. “You’re mine, Cecilia. It’s only been a month, but you’re different, and I like that. I like it a lot.”
Have you read Relentless Habit or is it on your TBR?