~ Book Synopsis ~
Four lives, intertwined by friendship and business, whose true story was more devastating
Rob and Kaye were thrilled to be moving to the island of St. John with dear friends, Jake
and Claire. The men were going into business together and relocating with their families to
the beautiful tropical paradise. It was a dream come true for the longtime friends.
But, when feelings are revealed and temptation takes control, one friendship turns from
lust to love and no one can walk away unscathed.
And, one person's ultimate decision leaves everyone lost and devastated.
Excerpt from Paradise Taken
Rob was sitting near Jake and Claire and motioned for me to join him on the lounger. I put my
finger up indicating I needed a minute as I still had to see the caterers out. Rob winked at me
and smiled, reminding me of Jake’s odd response earlier in the evening. I smiled back as I tried
to ignore my thoughts.
Eventually, I made my way over to my husband and crawled into the chair with him. Jake’s eyes
never left me, but Rob didn’t notice. It should have been unnerving, but it wasn’t. I snuggled
deep beside my man, laid my head on his muscular chest, and wrapped my arms around his
waist. He was my home.
I felt Rob stirring and realized I’d fallen asleep in his arms in the lounger. He was still chatting
with Jake about work stuff, and I started to get up, but he pulled me back down and held me in
“Don’t leave. We were thinking of going for a night swim.” Rob grinned. I knew what that
meant. He loved to swim naked with me, but I certainly wasn’t going to do that with Jake and
Claire here. He chuckled at my raised eyebrows because he knew I was about to protest, so he
whispered, “With suits this time.”
Title: Saving Us (Sequel to Paradise Taken) Author: C M Hutton Genre: Adult Contemporary R0mance Publish Date: February 6, 2014 Publisher: Independent Published Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
~ Book Synopsis ~
and unbelievable pain. My love for another woman had consumed me for years and now that Kaye was mine, I wasn’t ever letting her go. I knew the consequences of our affair would be devastating to our families, but I was too selfish to walk away.
My beautiful Kaye was having my baby and we were determined to get our happily ever
after....until one day, one event, one conversation threatened it all.
"I had to know what went wrong. My stomach was sick with grief and I didn't know what to
do next or even how to help Kaye. I needed to get to her. It didn't matter what Rob or Claire thought. No one could stop me from going. I knew she needed me. I could feel it deep in my soul." - Jake
Purchase LinksI’m a wife, a mom of three, a friend, an aunt, a sister, a daughter and a teacher. Now, I can add writer to my list! I’ve always wanted to write and finally found inspiration and support to do it. I live near Austin, Texas with my family and love to read and travel. Put me on a beach with a good book and the world just disappears around me. Paradise Taken was my first novel and is a highly emotional book based on true events. Its sequel (Saving Us) is due out February 2014. Loving Her was the second book I wrote after needing a little time off from Paradise Taken. It is a story close to my heart. I love that you are willing to take a chance on a new writer and promise to keep striving to put out great books! If you don't like my books, that's okay. Just please be gentle on my fragile ego. ;) I'd love to chat with you, so look me up on any of my social pages. Happy Reading. :) CM Hutton
My Mini Review for both Books
(I apologize I'm just on a time crunch right now. I hope to soon make these in two reviews but for now I'm doing one but I promise I'll try not to mention any big spoilers)
It was nice to take a few days to read these two novels. First I want to write that these were very good contemporary romance stories. The characters, including the children involved, seemed believable and there is a realistic situation that is definitely hard to swallow knowing that there are two marriages on the line, but the author kept me reading once I do know what breaks two families. I did like reading from Kaye's POV in the first book and actually wanted to read more from her POV in the second book but reading a little bit from Jake's side did clarify some questions I had from the first book. With that I'll leave with that and if you want to read stories that gives a chance on a love that never went away read this :)
My Rating for both novels: 4/5
I say a strong PG-13 (Some Language and Sexuality)