One night sealed their fate...
Virginia "Ginny" Valentine didn't think she could feel so connected to another person after one night of "just talking." The beautiful and famous country singer had everything in her life...everything but that connection.
And after experiencing it for the first time, she wanted more, and she wanted it with him...
Dax Archer felt it the second he laid eyes on her. From that moment, the bodyguard and former Marine knew he had to make her his in every way possible.
But when she disappeared from his life after leaving only a note to say she'd never forget him, he didn't know how...
With some time set aside to create new music, Ginny was also ready to create something special with the man that consumed her every waking thought. After being reunited with the woman who owned him mind, body and soul, he was ready to make her feel all that he felt and more...
Addicted 2 Romance Review:
**I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.**
First off I feel I should confess that I am part of the Melanie Shawn pre-release review team. I found Melanie when I fell in love with her Hope Falls series which I beyond love. This is her Crossroads series and I have read a book here or there but not the entire series, especially the early books. This book really brings the two series together, more so than I have seen in her other books. While I was constantly looking up various books in the series as characters were mentioned, I was not lost and I feel that this book can easily stand alone. However, be warned you might have to read the other books because you learn alot about previous characters in this book and they sound like wonderful love stories.
This is book 11 and it starts right after book 10 ends where Ace and Stephanie end up in love and engaged. Steph and Ace are friends of the hero, Dex and Ace and Dex work together for a security company and also own a nightclub. On opening night of the club in book 10, we meet the heroine, Ginny who is a big country music star and who sang that night. Then around Valentine's Day, Ace brought Ginny back to sing to Stephanie. Dex on meeting Ginny at the opening had a major crush on Ginny but in this book we learn he and Ginny spent Valentine's night with each other but in a just friends way. However since that night both have not stopped thinking about the other. And thats where this book opens, with Dex in lust with Ginny and Ginny showing up at Dex's door with her suitcases as she is in town now to work on a new album with Chase Sloan, a fellow musician in town.
Chase Sloan is related to the Sloan family and his many brothers and their wives and families are involved in this story as Ginny is not only working on her new album but she also is planning on interiviewing happy couples in love and thats how we get to see all the various love stories of this series as she meets and interviews the couples for this feature. In addition she writes a song that Chase thinks would be perfect with some music Karina Halle owns. And thats how the author melds her two series together because Karina is from Hope Falls and we get to catch up with her and Ryan as she comes and visits with Ginny. I totally LOVED seeing them again and really getting to know more of the characters and their stories in this series.
Beyond ,music Ginny has a sad life story, she never knew her father because he died when she was a baby. But she thinks she found a picture of him on Facebook and it leads to Chase's family and so she is trying to get to know the Sloan family. This was a really fun and terrific part of the story and I am not spoiling what she finds out.
Ginny and Dex, those two are so sweet and cute together. They have a lot of stuff to work though, one of which is Dex gets hired as her bodyguard. They also have family come visit and I loved the scenes with Dex's mom and sister.
Meanwhile along the way Dex and Ginny have to decide if they want to be together and this book was seriously fun and hot as the two try and figure out what they want from the other. Dex is a wonderful character and I totally loved Ginny.
About the Author:
NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author Melanie Shawn is the writing team of sister duo Melanie and Shawna. Originally from Northern California, they both migrated south and now call So Cal their home.
Growing up, Melanie constantly had her head in a book and was always working on short stories, manuscripts, plays and poetry. Shawna always loved romance in any form - movie, song or literary. If it was a love story with a happy ending, Shawna was all about it! She proudly acknowledges that she is a romanceaholic.
They have joined forces to create a world where true love and happily ever after always has a sexy twist!