April 28, 2014

Afraid To Love by MJ Nightingale BLOG STOP & REVIEW

Learning to trust again is the hardest thing to do.

Ana Perrot is crazy. Crazy about sex, and pleasing her lovers. She is passionate and as fiery as her red hair. She eats men like air. She is also willing to submit to any man anywhere. But outside of the bedroom, Ana is an independent woman who lives her own life by her own rules. And, her biggest rule . . . she won’t do long term relationships. She refuses to fall in love . . . again.

Teddy O’Rourke is an easy going, laid back Tampa bartender at one of the most popular clubs in town. All about family and enjoying life including all the women that throw themselves at his feet, he has no problems finding willing partners. His football player body, his personality, his warm hazel eyes all ooze sex appeal. He is the perfect package in every way for a woman like Ana, well for any woman really. An ex-cop, his instincts tell him Ana is one hell of a woman, but she is wounded and scarred by the past. What are her secrets? What will make her trust him? Why is she so afraid to love?

A one night stand, that is full of surprises for Teddy, opens his eyes to new possibilities. A single man enjoying his freedom meets his match in the bedroom, and elsewhere. He sees a future with Ana, a counselor for troubled youth. But could she be persuaded to fall . . . and to trust again?


What part does fate play in love?

Is it just coincidence that Ana is at the bar with her sister and their bartender is Teddy?  The reasons that Ana and Teddy initially hook-up aren't coincidence - it is pure lust.  Ana and Teddy really light the sheets on fire.

Ana is looking for a short-term fling, i.e. no strings attached.  After their first night together, Teddy wants to know more about Ana.  He knows the incredible sex they shared is rare and wants to explore it and her further.  He convinces Ana to see him again and again; the more time he spends with her the more he thinks that she could be his "one."

Things seem like they are going okay until Teddy starts crying out for Angelina in his sleep.  Ana knows that Teddy has secrets - things he has held back but she can't blame him because she hasn't told him everything either.  Ana is hurt inside at the thought that Teddy is secretly longing for another woman.  Eventually she confronts him about Angelina and the situation is cleared up to her satisfaction.

Teddy falls in love with Ana and tries to be patient for her to share her secret with him.  Ana doesn't want to tell Teddy that she can't have children nor does she want to lead him on.  Ana loves Teddy and doesn't want to deprive him of the future that he could have with someone else.  

You decide if it is mere coincidence that leads up to Ana and Teddy finding love and maybe finding forever.  Their journey is a well-rounded story and is full of lots of steamy sex intermixed with humor blended with moments of serious discussion.  In total, it is a heart-warming read that is worth every turn of the page.

Review by Carmie    


MJ Nightingale has spent over two decades teaching students how to write, and now she is doing it herself. Originally from Canada, she graduated from University with her Bachelor of Arts and then went on to get her Bachelor of Education Degree in Secondary Education.  
Reading has been a part of her life since she was a child. She has been an avid lover of classical English and American literature, but romance has always held a special place in her heart.  She devours historical romance novels all summer long, and any type of fiction; thrillers, crime, suspense, and drama.  This is her second published book, and she has one more book, Afraid to Hope, coming out in in the summer of 2014.  All three, Fire In His Eyes, Afraid to Love and Afraid to Hope, are erotic romance standalone novels and are part of her Secrets & Seduction Series.
She is also working on a new series The Bounty Hunters for 2015.
She currently lives in Florida, where she continues to teach, with her wonderful husband of nine years, and her sons.  She plans on pursuing her writing career full time very soon.  
**MJ Nightingale would love to hear from her readers.  She can be reached at authormjnightingale@gmail.com
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Link to you tube video trailer for Afraid to Love


1 autographed copy, 5 ecopies, five autographed postcards

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