“ Print Length: 225 pages / Publisher: EJ Books / Published: 23 Dec 2013 „
'The air in the room became thick and hot. It made me dizzy and breathless. I didn't fall for quick and easy words like a gullible teen, but man I was falling for his.'
When Ally took a job at a bar to help pay for her classes, she didn't expect to meet Kale Wilder. Kale makes her feel things that she thought long forgotten, and it's not long before she starts to fall for him.
But Kale came along at the wrong time. Somebody else has had his eye on Ally for a long time, and watches her every move. He's made it clear that if he can't have her, no one can. As Ally's feelings for Kale grow, so does her fear for her own safety.
I saw this book on NetGalley and thought it sounded interesting so I requested a copy to read. I was lucky enough to be approved and started reading it right away. This definitely isn't your typical love story; it's not all cheesy pick up lines and hearts, as there is a real element of danger to this story.
Earl, a regular customer at work, spends every night just staring at Ally. He doesn't talk to her, he just stares at her. As he's known to everybody in the small town, Ally finds it hard to make people believe that he's actually a threat to her. One person that does believe her though, is Kale. As soon as Ally and Kale meet, there's a spark between them. Their romance does seem to develop very quickly, but it also wasn't the main focal point of the story for me.
There's real conflict in this book, as Ally is falling in love and should be happy, but being stalked by Earl is always on her mind and makes it impossible for her to just enjoy falling for Kale. This is supposed to be an exciting time for her but the threat from Earl is always at the forefront of her mind.
Of course, she's lucky she has Kale, as not every woman that's stalked is lucky enough to have somebody to protect them. Having Kale around should make her feel more at ease, knowing that he's there and willing to protect her from Earl. But the stalking seems to get worse as she starts to spend more time with Kale and he can't be there to protect her all the time. Spending time with Kale provides a distraction from worrying about Earl, but as soon as he's gone, the fear sets back in.
I really enjoyed reading this story as it had everything that makes a book exciting. It had the romance aspect with the lovely Kale, who's funny, kind and protective over Ally, although he's not possessive which is a plus. It also has the element of danger that keeps the reader in suspense and waiting to see what happens, as well as a bit of action thrown in later on in the story. Overall, I thought it was a great story and I'd definitely recommend it to lovers of romance and thrillers.
Elle Jordan is a USA Today Bestselling Author. Infatuated is her first published novel, and it's definitely a sign of great things to come. When Elle isn't writing, she can found on Facebook or Twitter, or on Photoshop making covers for books she doesn't have time to write. I'll be keeping a look out for more books by Elle Jordan in the near future.
Kindle Edition ASIN - B00FUUDRPK
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