Monday, July 14, 2014

Tour Stop Give Me Grace, Give Me Series by Kate McCarthy

Title: Give Me Grace
Series: Give Me #3
Author: Kate McCarthy
Release Date: July 10, 2014


Casey Daniels has a past forged in Hell. Despite the friends, the endless supply of women, and the muscle car he spent years restoring, it still eats away at him.
Grace Paterson is in Sydney as a temporary bassist for Jamieson, the band Casey handles security for. She’s also infuriating, off-limits, and completely irresistible.
A deal is struck, and despite their intense and powerful connection, both think it will be easy to walk away. But life can be more ruthless than either of them ever imagined. Not only does Grace have a secret she’s desperate to keep, Casey has questions from his past that he’s willing to do anything to get answers for.
It’s not until someone wants one of them dead that Casey realises his love for Grace is the one thing he could never walk away from.
In a story of revenge, betrayal, secrets, and love, Casey will need to reconcile his past with his present, before the future he never knew he wanted is snatched away.

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I slipped out the front door, letting it softly click shut behind me. Casey was sitting in his car, staring straight ahead as I walked down the drive. Opening the car door, I slid inside and shut it. He didn’t acknowledge my presence, or even look at me at all. He simply shifted gears, and with a quick glance in his rearview mirror, pulled out onto the road.
I clicked my seat belt into place. “Casey?”

With a hard swallow, he shook his head, keeping his eyes on the road as we drove. Despite his controlled composure, his face was pale and tension surrounded him like an aura.

“Casey, you’re scaring me.”
“I’m sorry.” Our eyes met for a brief moment, the connection intense. Raw pain flickered in his eyes before it was quickly banked. “That’s the last thing I want to do.”

His palm slid over my bare thigh, riding upwards as he continued to drive. The touch sent arousal spiking through me, but not enough to override the concern.
“Where are we going?”

He shook his head as if he had no clue. After a moment, he replied, “I want to drive, but I don’t want to be alone. I want to be with you.”

My eyes fixed on his profile as he drove. The knuckles of his right hand were white on the steering wheel and his jaw tight. Something wasn’t right. In fact, something was very wrong. I slid my hand over his, my pulse racing when he flipped his palm over and grabbed hold.

He glanced over at me.

“I want to be with you too.”

His answer was a squeeze of my hand before letting go.

We sat in silence as he drove. I stared at the dashboard, having no idea what to do or say or how to fix what was wrong.

“Are you okay?” I asked.
“Sure.” A smile came to his lips. It was forced because it never reached his eyes. “Just a bad day at work, you know?”

“No, I don’t know. Maybe you should tell me.”
The roads were eerily quiet when he pulled to a stop at a red light. “I don’t want to talk right now.” His hand fell on my thigh again, the calloused palm scraping my skin as it slipped upwards. Reaching between my thighs, he dragged my panties to the side and slipped his fingers inside, gently massaging my clit and dragging a moan from my throat. He leaned over, putting his mouth on my ear, his breathing coming harder and heavier.
“I want to fuck you, Grace. Not just tonight, but every night,” he professed, his fingers working me expertly. The red light turned green, but with no cars around, Casey ignored it. “Hard enough for it to hurt, so that when you leave, me fucking you is the only thing you can think about.”

I closed my eyes, my head falling back against the headrest. I wanted him to fuck me that hard. I wanted to feel him inside me even when he wasn’t there, but not like this. Not when he was using sex to mask a hurt so painful and deep I could feel the ache of it surrounding me until I felt suffocated.

“No,” I gasped.
He froze at the single word, his hand stilling instantly.

“There’s something wrong, Casey. I can feel it.”

His hand slipped out of my panties and I mourned the loss. “I don’t want to talk about it,” he snapped.

Tension bled into the car as he put it in gear and accelerated swiftly. My eyes burned. When we were good, it was wild and intense and consuming, but we always spiralled into such a hot mess. I wasn’t sure if Casey and I would ever find a happy medium.

Drawing a deep breath, I forced calm. “Maybe you should take me home.”

My brows flew up. “No?”

“No.” He shook his head, his tone cold and harsh. “This was your deal, and now you want to turn it into some kind of relationship? That’s not what this is. This is about you and me and sex. So maybe you should spread your legs so we can both get what we want.”

Author Bio

Kate McCarthy grew up in a small town outside of Port Macquarie, Australia. Raised in a house just a short walk to the beach, Kate enjoyed the peaceful, relaxed atmosphere and friendships that come from being raised in a friendly, small town area.

She now resides in Brisbane, Australia, a city in the state of Queensland where she works as an accountant, along with a sideline wedding cake business and her writing.

She is married with two children, has two dogs and house in the suburbs, and a pile of friends and family dotted all over the country that help keep her sane.

When she’s not busy running after naughty kids, filthy dogs, crunching numbers, piping buttercream and writing books, you can find her curled up in bed in the early hours of the morning reading new books and re-reading old favourites. Her favourite books are the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward in which she longs to eventually join the brotherhood and change her name to Phierce Mutha.

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Let’s just start right with the fact that I freaking loved this book, I only ever put it down to get some sleep so I can be alert as I read it further. Nothing else mattered. I’ve been waiting for it for a while now but oh, the wait was worth it. It’s the longest yet and the best. I’m sorry, Travis, I still love you but this story is just… wow. Amazing. And it gave me a hangover, so beware.

“Promises were meant to be broken, right? Wrong. Not when breaking them meant you failed so fucking bad, you lost your entire world in the blink of an eye.”

Casey Daniels is a man tortured by his past and demons. He’s a man on a mission and it’s a very personal one so few know about it. For ten years he’s been trying to uncover something. For ten years, he resented being alive. For ten years, he’d worked hard, partied hard and fucked hard. No emotional attachments to anyone, besides his friends and family, the Jamieson/Valentines a.k.a. the Badass Brigade. That was enough for him. Until he was asked to go to the airport to fetch the Jamieson band’s guitarist’s sister, Grace.  

“Casey had that ability to make me forget everything.”

Grace hasn’t had it easy. People may think she’s led a great life, becoming a famous model but appearances can and are deceiving. What Grace really wanted and craved to have was no more. Losing her mother at a young age, she gave up on her teen hood and family. But she drops everything to go and help her brother out. But she has her own secrets and when she encounters Casey, she knows she’s doomed. Who can resist his charms?

“Whatever I’d felt for any other man in my past faded because I knew then that I was looking at the man who was going to break my heart.”

They struck a deal of no-strings attached sex for eight weeks. Yeah, that doesn’t work out when feelings get in the way. Some things from the past are not put to rest so they find a way back into the present. I was either laughing – I did a lot of laughing, actually, snorting, holding my breath or getting teary-eyed. That because it has so many emotions, it’s a roller coaster and one hell of a ride one doesn’t want to get off of once one’s on. Because you’re in and on that ride, from the very first page.

Their road is rough, true but it all works out, in the end. 5 badass stars for one of my fave team.

P.S. I spy with my little eye two new hot-as-fuck additions to the Badass Brigade, unofficially, that is. These two are a whole new level of badass on their own. And I am pretty sure I gave my heart to both of them.  

***Copy given by author for blog tour in exchange of honest review***


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