Book Two in The Wake Series
by M. Mabie
Release Blitz March 31st
This isn’t just a two-year long one-night stand. It’s my life.
This is my life. Our life. It isn’t just some careless affair.
I’ve made the worst decisions a woman could, but I’ll earn my second chance.
She can try keeping all the guilt for herself, but I’m just as much to blame.
Loving Casey wasn’t my biggest mistake. Fighting it for so long was.
I’ll show her how fearless our love makes me. I’ll protect her torn heart.
He still has magic in his eyes. He’s the man who makes me happy.
Her voice still brings me to my knees. She says my name like it’s sacred.
I live for the day when I’m his. To take care of him. To love him the way he deserves.
I can’t wait to be all she needs. I can give her a happy life, security and so much love.
Sometimes two ships never meet in the night, but ours did.
Sometimes the water is rough. It beats you all to hell until you have no choice but get stronger.
Our love story reads more like a tragedy, but to me it’s clean and pure.
Let them point their fingers. Without a love like ours, they haven’t really lived. I pity them.
I’m a cheating wife and a villain. I am his honeybee.
I’m a snake in the grass and I sleep best when I’m lying next to his wife.
I want to be his everything.
I’m nothing without her anyway.
This isn’t even close to over.
It’ll never be over.
Sail is the second book in the continuing Wake Series. For more information on the first book in the series see the link for Bait below.
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Bait will remain on Sale until the 1st April
He was trouble from the start, but I couldn't resist.
She was the best kind of trouble. The kind that was so wrong, it felt right.
I’ve tried and failed to stay away from him.
I’ve done everything in my power to make her mine and keep her.
He’s almost impossible to say no to.
She never tells me yes.
We’re always fighting.
When we’re not fighting, we’re… well… making up.
He makes me laugh so hard.
I miss her laugh the most.
I'm a liar.
She knows the truth, but won’t admit it.
Sometimes, I wish I'd never met him.
I wish we could meet all over again. I'd do better.
His sweet girlfriend knows.
The guy she’s with is a fool.
I’ll never love anyone like I love him.
She doesn’t love me enough to choose us.
It was the wrong place.
It was the wrong time.
It will always be her.
Bait – M. Mabie
5 Temper Tantrum Inducing Stars
“I’ve already warned you. You won’t be able to get enough. Now here’s your chance to stop this, while you still have the willpower.”
I chose to open my review with this quote because it’s simply the perfect warning before beginning Bait.
I will first start by saying that I am a complete sucker for angst ridden stories. The more turmoil, the better, and Bait more than delivers. It will quite literally cause you untold amounts of distress, and frustration causing more than a few outbursts of expletives!
This story is not for readers that are intolerant to infidelity in stories; Bait is the first chapter in the new Wake series by M. Mabie. Blake is a young successful woman on her journey to not only find her true self but also exploring and accepting her hearts truest desires. Real life, love and all the things that happen in between are far from cut and dry, right and wrong. Mabie explores all of the shades of grey in a story that compels you from the very start to settle into her world, and fall in love with Blake and Casey. The amount of conflict within these pages will most likely cause you to mutter and scream at your e-reader! I kept trying to reason with them, but they’re characters in a story, so they never heard a GD word I was saying to them, that never the less deterred me from continually trying. I’m sure I looked like a total lunatic, while reading this book.
Meeting Casey, the sexy and confident, brew master, with the unruly hair that refuses to be tamed, ignites a fire within Blake she never knew was possible. From the very start, Blake is drawn to Casey like a moth to a flame. Casey is drawn to Blake in the same way, oblivious to the pain it will cause him. The passion is white hot. One night, is never going to enough for them, its’ supposed to be a one night stand, and a way to take the edge off. The only hiccup in this scenario is that Blake is a very serious relationship with a man, whom for the most part is completely oblivious to who she really his. Cory is safe, level headed, practical, predictable, reliable and comfortable. Casey is the complete polar opposite; he’s adventurous, spontaneous, hot tempered, and sexy beyond words, passionate and a free spirit.
“Cory was attractive and Casey was perfect.”
But where these two men differ the most, is in their understanding of the woman they both love. To their credit, the Blake that exists in each of their worlds’ could not be more different. Blake is torn from day one between, who she thinks she should be, what she believes is expected of her, and who she really is and who she is becoming. She slips on and off her masks easily enough early in the story, but as her heart and her mind wage war with each other, it becomes painfully obvious to everyone involved, that this cannot possibly end well. Straddling both worlds, is dangerous and taking its toll on Blake and Casey. Both of their struggles are painful and yet completely understandable.
How do you choose between two men, when you believe deep down, that you do indeed love them both?
How do you turn your back on someone, you have completely fallen in love with, even if they’re going to destroy you?
“There was no turning back. I shouldn’t have, but I warned him. I should have stopped, I also knew that I wouldn’t. I couldn’t. It felt too right.”
The writing in Bait is flawless, the story so incredibly captivating that I became lost in it. I found myself becoming incredibly emotional, and overly sensitive to what was happening within the pages. I was so completely invested in the events unfolding in front of me that I forgot I was reading a book! Bait is written in dual perspectives alternating between Blake’s thoughts and feelings and Casey’s and this makes the story even more powerful and insightful. My heart ached and broke for both of them continuously. Ironically enough I had not one single ounce of sympathy for Cory, Blake’s fiancé…that should tell you something I think. I had no problem what so ever in choosing the man for Blake its Casey, it’s always going to be Casey. They are meant for each other. My husband was constantly consoling me, and reiterating that it would be okay, everything would work out it in the end…but here’s the catch… Bait ends in a MASSIVE cliff hanger! This first book is so incredibly fraught with passion, deception, lies, omissions of truth, heart break and grief that not only will you not have a choice but to devour it, you will be sitting in the corner rocking back and forth muttering to yourself while begging Mabie for the next book.
“What we had was only for us. It was undefinable. We were both slaves to it.”