Author: Hilary Wynne
Series: Alexa Reed
Release date: February 17th 2015
(Sub)genres: Contemporary Romance
Buy: Amazon US
Set against the steamy and sultry world of South Beach, Florida, a modern romance unfolds in Stay. Alexa is beautiful, independent and hard to resist for serially unattached Julian. Neither one is looking for a relationship, but their palpable chemistry and instant emotional connection is too strong to ignore.
For the first time in years, Julian is interested in more than just sex. He wants a relationship with intoxicating Alexa, but it's not that simple. Not only are Julian and Alexa struggling with the intensity of this new relationship, but they also have to contend with Luke, Alexa's best friend, whose own love for her leaves him willing to do anything to convince her that Julian is not the man for her.
Luke's determination and Alexa's secret past threaten to tear Julian and Alexa apart as she struggles to open her heart to love. Julian and Alexa embark upon a roller-coaster ride of emotional and physical passion that both pulls them apart and holds them together.
Despite their affinity for each other, Alexa fears that Julian will leave when he learns about her past and Julian is unsure he can love a woman who in so many ways remains a mystery, a woman who keeps threatening to run, a woman who can't decide if she is going to STAY.
This review is for the whole trilogy; Stay, Hold On and Promise Me. The story is about two people who aren’t looking for love. Both have their own reasons.. Alexa is a young, independent woman with a secret that makes it impossible to have a relationship. Julian is a wealthy, South Beach hotel owner who doesn’t do relationships, just sex. But for Alexa he’s willing to change.
I really, really like Hilary Wynne’s writing. She draws you into a sensual, emotional world. I love the main couple and the side-characters. I do understand both Alexa and Julian, were they are coming from.. But sometimes they made me so mad.. I don’t like to spoiler anything for future readers but Julian and Alexa both could have done things different, react different, talk more about their feelings.. And they didn’t… I understand that as an author, you don’t always have a say in what your characters do.. So I don’t blame this on Hilary Wynne, just on the two people in love who don’t know what to do..
Will I buy future books of Hilary Wynne? Definitely yes! She knows how to tell a great story.