Title: My Salvation
Author: Michelle Dare
Release Date: Oct 19, 2014
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Caliana Crawford is smart, sexy and unemployed. After quitting her mediocre job, she finds herself in need of a break. She goes to the one place that holds her most precious memories, her cabin by the lake. Life hasn’t always been easy for Cali. She lost someone close to her, was betrayed by her lover, and now she only wants to escape reality. What she doesn’t plan on is her sexy neighbor, who has an agenda of his own.
Owen Matthews goes through the motions every day, but knows his life is missing one essential part – Cali. He has never forgotten about the summers he spent by the lake with the gorgeous brunette. When he sees she is back to stay, Owen knows he can’t let her slip through his fingers again. Others think he has it all with owning a multimillion dollar company, but what they don’t know is that he would give it all up to have her in his arms and his bed.
The road to happiness isn’t always easy. His brother returns to his life and brings with him an old flame who threatens to rip Cali and Owen apart. Will they find their salvation with one another or let the events of their past influence their future?
My Salvation was a welcome surprise… It is a love story with a twist of danger.
Caliana Crawford was at a place in her life that she was looking for something more. So she decides to quit her job and go to her Aunt’s cabin to regroup and decide what she wants to do next. She never expected to run into her childhood friend Owen.
Owen Matthew’s family owned the cabin next door to Caliana’s aunt’s cabin. He spent his childhood hanging out with Caliana at the lake, but never got the nerve to tell her his true feelings before she went off to college. Now he did have the kiss that has stayed with him for all of these years but that was it.
The unlikely meeting of the two childhood friends is a renewal of old friends and a chance for them to discover if there is anything between them now as adults.
This book is so much more than just another love story. There is an unknown villain that will do anything to try and keep Caliana and Owen apart. The book takes the reader on a ride of the lives of Caliana and Owen, there are many twists and turns but I didn’t want it to end. The unknown throughout this book, kept me on my toes and anxious to learn what was to come next.
We get to see throughout the book just what a sweetheart Owen is and how much he cares for and takes care of those he loves. He has a way with words and this is just one time that he is declaring himself to Caliana,
“Cali, you are the one who is amazing. You are strong and courageous, passionate and caring. I didn’t used to believe in fate, but having you like I’ve always wanted, that has to be it. Fate knew our story wasn’t finished and brought us back together.”
I really enjoyed this entire book and am excited to see what future books in the series have in store for us.
When Cali reached the main living room she saw him out on the deck. He was setting out breakfast for the two of them. She stood in the doorway watching him.
He didn’t seem to notice her standing there. Her mind drifted, wondering why Owen wanted her, what he saw. No job, not even looking for a new one, but what she did have was a huge heart and the man in front of her was taking more and more of it.
Owen was placing food on plates. He was wearing a dark olive green t-shirt and khaki shorts. The way the shirt clung to his muscular arms with each movement made her hot all over. Roving over his body, her eyes moved to take in the shape of his firm ass and his strong legs. This man could knock someone out with one punch, she thought.
She stepped onto the deck, her sandals making a soft clap on the wood. Owen looked up and a warm smile lit his face. Not knowing where they were going she chose a soft pink tank top and white, cotton shorts. She loved the way he looked at her, taking her in. The look made her feel sexy and wanted.
When she reached him, he brought his hand up to brush one of her curls from her face. “You are gorgeous and you’re mine.”
Cali nodded. “All yours.” He took his thumb and brushed the soft pad over her lower lip.
“Let’s eat before I take you down to the pool and have my way with you.”
“Hmmm,” she said, acting like she was deep in thought. “Maybe we can take a dip later. Might be fun.”
“I’ll hold you to it. Now sit and eat. We have a reservation to keep.”
“Where are we going?” she asked.
“Haven’t you learned yet? I like to surprise you.”
Mumbling she said, “I hate surprises.” But he heard and laughed.
They ate breakfast while watching the waves gently lap the shore. A light breeze was blowing causing the palm trees to rustle. Cali could see a couple of sailboats out on the water. She was mentally etching the moment into her memory, not wanting to forget a single minute of the trip.
Owen kept her on her toes and she was starting to like it. He was always moving. She usually preferred more of a schedule, a routine. To know what every day held.
Before, all of the surprises and spontaneity would have driven her crazy, but she was learning to relax and go wherever Owen wanted. The way he took care of her, always thinking of her needs, she felt like she was in a dream, waiting to wake up.
Michelle Dare is a Jersey girl living over the border in Pennsylvania. She started out as a reader, then became a book blogger. She loves the book community and thought to try her hand at writing. Her first book, My Salvation, is a contemporary romance.
She is a married mom with two wonderful children and a German Shepherd, who she considers her third child. She is a lover of books, music and movies. Her favorite band is Maroon 5 and has too many favorite movies to list. Paranormal romance is her favorite genre to read.