Genre: Romantic Suspense Standalone
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I have a craving.
A dark urge I’ve failed to resist despite years of trying to do that very thing.
I’ve forced myself to hide behind a mask, a perfect orchestration to hide my true self.
After I met her, my wants and needs, my inner most desires changed.
She encouraged me to embrace who I truly am, and she was willing to do anything and everything I wanted, giving herself to satisfy my most carnal appetite.
Then everything in my carefully managed world came crashing down around me. A moment in time, a loss of control, and the very thing I cherish was nearly taken from me.
My fate now lies in her hands.
The very life I’ve built for myself…everything I’ve ever done now waits in purgatory, all caused by a lack of focus at a time when my most concentrated attention was needed.
The very thing I crave may now be the end of me.
I enjoyed Crave by BJ Harvey. Crave takes us into the life of Callum Alexander, a locally famous architect who has dark cravings. As a result, Mr. Alexander wears a mask in social settings. He feels that if the public knew of his cravings, he would lose everything that he built with his partner, Grant. Therefore, he is muted in his sexual activities with women. He meets Lucia at an award dinner in his honor. There is something about this woman that is calling to him and despite his better judgment. A second chance encounter brings them together and Callum cannot let this opportunity to get to know Lucia better pass him by. The more they are together, the more Callum comes to care for Lucia. He can be himself with her. His real self. While his relationship with Callum is thriving, Callum is dealing with sabotage on a job site, a crazy ex and a stalker. This notoriously private man has been thrust in the spot light. How will he cope when it all comes to a head?
Callum and Luce are good and strong characters. They were well written and their chemistry is hot. It was easy to like them and Grant. The story was good and I enjoyed the build of their relationship as they discovered each other. The drama of the stalker, reporter, and sabotage was an added flair that made the book more entertaining. A good read by BJ Harvey.
Reviewed by Shannon
LLEP Review Team
“Crave is the type of book that lovers of romance can’t not like!” – Beauty and the Beastly books
“From the opening lines, Harvey had me invested, her prose exquisite, I was enraptured almost instantly” – Glass Paper Ink Book Blog
“The characters were so flawed and complex that i was completely enraptured by their story.” – Lunaland Books
“Crave is definitely a wild ride with an end that I never saw coming.” – Goodreads Reviewer
“Do what?” She trails off as my face moves in closer, my body putting aside any misgivings I may have had.
“Make me want this. Make me want you.” I sound drunk.
The effect this woman has on me intensifies the closer we get. “Do you need your arm twisted?” I decide then and there to just go with it. Follow my instincts and see how she reacts to the real Callum Alexander. “When it comes to you, I’m a done deal.”
“Luce . . .” I say her name, loving the way it rolls off my tongue. The way her eyes soften and the corner of her mouth curls upward are an added bonus.
“Why don’t you shut up and kiss me?”
So I do, lowering my head and dragging my tongue along the seam of her lipstick-covered lips. I rake my hands through her hair, tugging just to the point of pain before plunging my tongue into her mouth, tasting and taking, touching every part of her from shoulders to hips. I push forward and feel her body jolt as she hits the wall.
Then it’s no holds barred. The kiss turns from wild to rabid in the blink of an eye. Her hands snake under my shirt, her fingernails biting into my chest as I press my body hard against hers. My cock is incessant in its protest, and every tilt of her hips against mine increases the need to take her right there in my hallway.
Minutes pass, but it feels like seconds because we’re too lost in each other to care. I wrench my lips from her mouth and lean my forehead against hers, my breath coming hard and fast, matching hers as we try to recover.
“I think it’s time for dinner,” I murmur between breaths, amazed that I’m still able to think coherently after a welcome like that.
“You’re a great date, Mr. Alexander,” she says with a grin as we move apart.
“All part of the service,”
BJ Harvey is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Bliss Series. She also regards herself as a smut peddler, suspense conjurer and a funny romance thinker upper.
An avid music fan, you will always find her singing some hit song badly but loving every minute of it.
She’s a wife, a mom to two beautiful girls, and hails from what she considers as the best country in the world—New Zealand.