After several years on the other side of the publishing industry, Sara Jane Stone bid goodbye to her sales career to pursue her dream-writing romance novels. Sara Jane currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with her very supportive real-life hero, two lively young children and a lazy Burmese cat. Join Sara Jane’s newsletter to receive new release information, news about contests, giveaways, and more! To subscribe, visit www.sarajanestone.com and look for her newsletter entry form.
Series: Independence Falls #2
on September 16th, 2014
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Falling for his rivals' little sister could cost him everything …
For Liam Trulane, failure is not an option. He is determined to win a place in Katie Summers' life before she leaves Independence Falls for good. But first, he needs to make amends for the last time they got down and dirty.
His professional success hinges on striking a deal to buy Katie's family business. And after Liam's relationship with their Katie went south years ago, the Summers brothers are more enemy than friend. If both parties agree to set the past aside, they can reach an understanding. But when Katie welcomes him back into her bed, Liam risks everything to make her his.
After Liam betrayed her trust, Katie Summers will do anything to keep him from walking away with the family business. She decides to seduce him, knowing that when her brothers find out, they will back off from the deal. And she'll finally have her revenge. But when her plan spirals out of control, Katie learns that payback may come at too high a price
I really enjoyed Full Exposure and was excited to get to read Liam’s story. We didn’t see much of him in that book but what we did read, I loved the protective side of him towards his sister Georgia. And this spilled over into Caught in the Act through Liam’s feelings for Katie. Years before when they were young, Liam and Katie came together and Liam basically threw Katie under the bus so to speak. Liam was young (and so was Katie) and was scared of his strong feelings he felt towards Katie, so he did what most men do…run away.
And poor Katie is left feeling as if her heart was ripped out and stomped on. And then she had to deal with her overprotective brothers. Years down the road and she still feels hurt. So when she finds out that her brothers are thinking about selling the family trucking company to Liam (through his best friend’s company) she devises a plan to set him up so his brothers decided to decline the offer. She just didn’t factor in that her feeling for Liam were walking that fine line of love and hate.
I really enjoyed the characters in this story. There were times though when I wanted to shake Katie and tell her to open her eyes and see how much Liam has changed from all those years ago. And Liam. I love when we see guys need some maturing in the past and they do a complete turn around when they are older. We have no issues seeing that Liam knows what he wants and he wants Katie. Knows he made a huge mistake in the past and has been working towards fixing it all these years. He made my heart go pitter patter. I’m happy Katie finally sees he’s worth it. 🙂
I am definitely interested in the next set of love interests in this series. I really enjoy stories that deal with PTSD issues. And I’m oh so very curious how Ms. Sara is going to pull of getting these two characters together.