Every Kiss by Tasha Ivey
After witnessing Makenna’s journey to find herself again, Callie is reminded of her own struggles with love. No, Wes wasn’t always the easy going guy that he is today. He was moody and unpredictable in the worst of ways, and she was certain to call him out on it every chance she got. Looking back, she’s amazed at how much their lives have changed since they met.
Before tragedy shook them to the very core of their lives. Before her dream career began. And before Wes wasn’t a broody jerk with a closet full of personalities.
Yes, just four years ago, everything was different…
Makenna and Shane are just a couple of lovesick college students, and Callie is doing her best to keep up with the demands of her junior year. Life is boring, and she is totally fine with that. But boring flies right out the window the day Makenna cons Callie into helping with Shane’s brother’s birthday party. She expects a gangly pimple-faced teenager, but Wes is far from it. He is temperamental and opinionated, but he is also incredibly hot and thoroughly enjoys pushing her buttons. And she pushes his right back.
Even though their undeniable attraction draws them to one another, Wes is clear with Callie about one thing. Relationships are off limits. Friendship is all he has to offer, unless of course, Callie is willing to add a few benefits to that. He works hard to keep the reasons for his aversion hidden, but secrets have a way of making themselves known sometimes, no matter how deep you bury them.
Two of those secrets hold the key to unlocking Wes’ fears of the ultimate betrayal. And the other secret has Callie falling even deeper than she ever dreamed.
But she’s unsure of one thing . . . is she enough to save him from himself?
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Tasha Ivey is a literature fanatic, whose love for the written word fostered her development into the writer she has become. A lover of an extremely erratic mixture of literature, she has been influenced by authors from Jane Austen and E.M. Forster to Charlaine Harris and Alyson Noel. But her biggest influence and literary hero? Nicholas Sparks. Aside from writing, since she doesn’t have anything other than a shriveled up prune on the left side of her brain, she prefers to spend her time being creative in other ways like painting, cake decorating, and various types of crafts. That is, if the constant voices streaming through her head allow her to stop making up stories for a while. Lucky for her, she has a huge supportive family, including her amazing husband and two kids, who doesn’t complain too much when she hangs out with her characters more than she does with them. Sophie, the dog, however… she does complain. A lot.
Even with reading Every Breath, which by the way, left me an emotional wreck, both sad and happy…..nothing could have prepared me for the journey I was about to embark on with Wes and Callie in Every Kiss. Every Kiss had my emotions all over the place! It was amazing! I love when a book grabs me like that and doesn’t let go. I held my breath, my soul shattered, my heart was broken (repeatedly), I laughed, I cried, I really wanted to hit something or someone numerous times, yet at the end of this amazingly emotional journey, I felt mended, whole, complete.
~ Wes ~ you’re a beautiful, tormented, frustrating, stubborn, complex, infuriating man and I adore you!!
~ Callie ~ you’re a strong, outspoken, pull no punches, straightforward, just as stubborn, and fights with everything you have…….you go girl!!!!
I will tell you this……never again will I eat chocolate chip pancakes or a chocolate cupcake without thinking about Wes. Those are two moments in the story that will have your heart racing, butterflies in your stomach, and leaves you panting. Unbelievably hot, hot, hot!!
Tasha Ivey, you have an incredible gift of storytelling, of drawing in your readers and taking them on the most incredible of journeys and you do so flawlessly!! I can’t recommend Every Kiss enough. A must read that will sweep you away and I am so looking forward to reading Every Glance. I know, that too, will be nothing short of amazing!! ~ 5 ~ Kissable ~ Stars
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Callie and Wes – First Introduction
“Nice shoes.” A strangely familiar deep voice echoes from the living area the moment I take the last step off the staircase.
I jump and turn around, ready to scold Shane for scaring the shit out of me, and I meet the unyielding gaze of a familiar face. “Uh, excuse me? How did you get in here?”
The stranger—a damn fine one, at that—seems pissed as he stands to dig in his pocket, holding out a set of keys on his index finger. “I have a key. And you’re definitely Lucy. No question about it.”
I raise my eyebrows at him. “And you must be . . .”
“Thirsty.” He saunters into the kitchen and pulls a bottle of dark amber liquid and a lowball glass from the cabinet. He fills it three-quarters full with practiced accuracy and tosses in two ice cubes and the tiniest splash of cola. After swirling it around a little, he throws it back easily, as if it’s only water, until there’s only ice left clinking in the glass. He’s quite different than he was before. Earlier, he was a little flirty, but now something seems off. He’s intimidating to the point that I’m uneasy, and that’s hard to do. There’s this dark feeling floating around him like a thick fog, spreading and infecting him and the air we breathe like a noxious poison.
Once he starts refilling the glass again in the same manner, I can’t help but making a comment. “I see that. But don’t you think it’s rude to start the party before everyone else gets here?”
“It’s not rude if you’re the guest of honor.”
“Oh.” I can feel myself blushing. What the hell? I never blush. “You’re the brother?”
“So it seems.” Tall, Dark, and Moody finishes filling his glass and walks to the end of the island, extending his hand and none too pleased about it. “Wes.”
I slip my hand into his. “Callie, and also embarrassed.”