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Meet Colton Wade, FMX rider…

I’m just a small town guy who caught a lucky break. Now I’m living the dream, on the brink of high-flying super-stardom. But something’s missing.

That something is Taylor.

She’s my best friend. The one who makes me want to push harder and higher. The one I fall back on when shit gets tough. The one I’d give it all up for.

I’d do anything to protect her. To make her dreams come true too.

But a single night changes everything.

And now the one she needs protection from…is me.

doris review

Holy Crap!! Loved, Loved, Loved this story. Yeah, it has a familiar storyline of best friends finally crossing that line BUT this one was really well written and took me on quite the ride of emotions with which I loved every moment of. Nothing like having tears in your eyes on an airplane when reading this!

You have bad boy FMX rider Colton who is making a name for himself and with that fame comes money and women. Does a small town guy know how to handle all of this without turning into a complete jackass? Well that would depend on who you ask. If you ask Colton and Taylor’s friend Matt what he thinks he will say that Colton is just using Taylor and not thinking of what is best for her. After he took off to make a name for himself leaving behind his long time best friend, Taylor to look after his house he bought in their hometown. Not too many people can say that their best friend is of the opposite sex but for Colton and Taylor this didn’t seem out of the ordinary at all. They both have lived through some tough times in their lives and had each other to turn to for support. It was common for Colton and Taylor to talk daily even with Colton away. After all these years people just could not believe that their relationship was as best friend only. Well, that’s the way it was until recently. They were each beginning to have “other” ideas but neither of them had admitted this to the other. They both tested that water little by little not sure if the other person would actually have feelings past their platonic friendship they had and neither of them wanted to ruin that special friendship which they had for all of these years. What if they tried and something went wrong, would they lose their best friend and regret even trying to see if there was more to their relationship?

Taylor had to come back to the small town in Wisconsin after starting college because her dad was in a bad car accident so she put her life on hold and went home to help her mom. Taylor was always there for everyone else; including Colton, but it was beginning to get to her. She needed to get out and do something for herself again so with her making her mind up on trying to see if there was more to their friendship she agrees to go to Vegas to see Colton perform his crazy stunts. She was always a great supporter of Colton and what he had accomplished. While in Vegas Taylor was very proud of Colton for taking first place at the meet. After the meet there was an after party and Colton reluctantly agreed to let Taylor go with him to this party at Trey’s home. Trey was another FMX rider who had met Taylor earlier and had eyes for her and since Colton had always talked about Taylor being only a friend, Trey put some moves on Taylor at this party. Colton didn’t see this coming until it was almost too late because he was busy with ex bed partner, Bria, who was trying to get Colton to commit to making it look like they were still a couple in order to further both of their careers.

During this special weekend that Col had set up for Taylor were they able to take that next step past their platonic friendship or did Trey and Bria throw a big wrench into the Col/Taylor relationship? Were either of them able to get past the events of that weekend or did they ruin their special friendship for good? With all of this, Fly has an ending that leaves you just as surprised as Taylor is at the end. Now how much longer until the second book in this series comes out?! This is one series that I cannot wait to see what the author has next in store for Colton and Taylor. I have just found myself a new author to follow.

This book was provided as an ARC from NetGalley for an honest review.

meet the author

Like many novelists, especially romance writers, my infatuation with a good love story began early. I don’t remember exactly how old I was, but I’ll admit that Barbie and Ken acted more than a couple of the story lines I had in my head (sorry, Mom, but, no, not all of them were kid-appropriate). The obsession continued to grow as I got older and, whenever I left home, I always had a wire-bound notebook and a blue ballpoint pen in hand. In fact, every August, I still get that goofy, schoolgirl itch to buy up oodles of pens and paper, because, while I love my laptop, nothing compares to writing long-hand. If the house is quiet and there’s a thunderstorm rumbling outside, even better.

Not that I have the slightest a clue what a quiet house is anymore. Having three rambunctious (but awesome) kids, a zippy dog and a pesky cat has completely blurred my memory of peace and quiet. Oh, and I have a husband too–I call him the FisherGuy–and he’s probably louder and crazier than all the rest. I think I’ll keep him though. After all, he keeps me in fresh fish year-round (yum!) and he’s good hero material. Did I mention he’s also a firefighter?

We live in Northern Wisconsin and, let me tell ya, living here has provided lots of small-town fodder for this writer’s overactive imagination. Of course, I know no one who’s lived anything close to the steamy experiences I write about (not that I’d tell ya if I did *wink*). There’s something inherently sexy about not knowing what goes on behind closed doors…or even better, letting my imagination run free, concocting all kinds of stories and scenarios and putting them down on paper. Or my laptop.

2014 is going to be a big year for me, as I debut my first novel early in the spring and the majority of the remaining series as the year goes on. I’ll also be releasing at least one, hopefully two, books in a second series. Both are set in small towns and both will feature smart, spunky heroines and sexy, smokin’ hot heroes. Oh, and romance…sometimes sweet and sometimes sizzling.

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