Book Title: Sometimes You Know (Book Two – The Fangirl Series)
Author: Melinda Harris
Release date:July 17 2014
Sydney Campbell hates boats, almost as much as she hates unsweetened iced tea, mornings and people that insist on wearing pantyhose with open-toed shoes. But when it comes to sexy London Boys singer, Simon Young, there aren’t many things Sydney wouldn’t do. And that’s how she finds herself aboard a cruise ship to the Bahamas trying to not only win his business, but maybe even his heart.
Simon Young has spent the past four years drowning in a sea of booze and women, trying to dull the memory of a night he knows he’ll never forget. The only thing keeping him from calling it quits on life is a beloved silver locket that has somehow kept his sanity in check for nearly a decade. But it’s not until he meets his new confident and incredibly beautiful public relations manager that he feels like he can finally breathe again.
Simon and Sydney are both shocked by their instant connection, but even more surprising is how right it all seems. And now given the chance, Sydney hopes to repay a favor that changed her forever, but she may be too late. Simon may be too far gone to be brought back to life.
Only time – and a silver locket – will tell.
Note: The Fangirl Series is a stand-alone series. You do not have to read “You Never Know” prior to reading the other books in the series, but there is character crossover.
Copyright © 2014 by Melinda Harris
Christ, this woman is going to be the death of me. My emotions have gone haywire. I’m shaking like a leaf, on the brink of an orgasm with just her fingers in the back of my hair.
I’m struggling between wanting to carry her to my bed and have my way with her, versus wanting to take this slow because the thought of not being around her – not touching her in some way – is becoming more painful by the minute.
Her sweet, warm breath is against my ear, and I close my eyes letting the pleasant sensation flood through me. When I pull away from her, it’s only by a little. There’s no way I’m taking my hands off her any time soon.
“Yes?” I ask in wonder, when she doesn’t say anything further.
She’s staring up at me now with those brilliant blue eyes that are shining brightly in the moonlight, and it’s obvious she’s torn about something. I’m about to reassure her that even though I may not be letting her go any time soon, tonight will be at her pace, but she speaks before I can get it out.
“Kiss me?” she asks, and I nearly come undone. Holy shit…this enchantress and the spells she weaves.
I move my hands slowly to either side of her face, and I’m so crazy for this girl right now, the steady movement is no easy task. She moves both arms back around my waist as she waits, and I’m nervous about a kiss for the first time since I was a lad.
I brush my lips against hers, softly at first, but when she opens her sweet mouth for me, giving me entry, I gladly take it. Not only does kissing Sydney feel like a new experience every time, but each time seems to be better than the last.
I want her. Every part of her. That’s for certain. But I don’t deserve her. Giving into my feelings for this woman would be criminal in so many ways. Even with her lips moving so perfectly against mine it’s like they were made for me; I know I can’t do this. But dear God, she tastes better than ice cream. How do I resist?
As if sensing my turmoil, Sydney pulls me toward her, pressing my mouth harder against hers and giving me my answer. Her tongue is swirling slowly with mine, silently showing me her desires. I feel I may explode if I don’t have her in my bed soon, but I’m determined to let her lead this time.
We stay on the balcony for a while making out like teenagers, and although my head is swimming with visions of her naked beneath me, I’m loving every minute of kissing her, of holding her and just being close to her. It’s been so long since I actually enjoyed this part. I’d forgotten what it could be like. And with Sydney, it’s even better than I remember.
I’m prepared to spend the rest of my life kissing her on this balcony, when she pulls away unexpectedly and buries her face in my chest. “Simon,” she breathes, and I realize I’m still trembling against her.
She pulls her face away from me and looks down at her feet. What’s this?
I reach to pull her chin up so I can see those beautiful eyes. “What’s wrong, goddess?”
I’m terrified now that I may have crossed the line once again, but before I can say a word, her mouth is back on mine. “Please,” she begs onto my lips. “Please, Simon.”
I pull my face slightly away from hers. I can’t seem to get enough of those eyes, and I need to catch my breath. Her quiet plea has left me reeling. Fuck, I can’t stop shaking.
“What do you need, Sydney?” I ask, and she’s adorable as she narrows her eyes at me. “I need to hear you say it,” I whisper in her ear. “Tell me what you want.”
I put my mouth on her neck enjoying the taste of her as I wait for an answer, but it never comes.
When I pull away again, she traces my bottom lip with her fingertip and kisses me once more.
“How about I show you?” she offers with a sexy smile, then releases everything but my hand and leads me inside.
Holy shit. I think I’m in love.
Let me start off by saying book #1 (You Never Know) was awesome and I would highly suggest reading it before this one, it gives you a chance to get to know Sydney before the focus is actually on her.
I love how the point of view changes with each chapter, giving the reader insight into both Sydney and Simon. That wasn’t something I was expecting, but I really appreciated it as I got farther into the story.
The opening scene in Sometimes You Know took me back in time to my own awkward early teen years, I have to say I’m really impressed with how Ms. Harris writes her characters, readers can really relate to all of them.
Simon is the sexy, tortured heartthrob that we all love reading about. Sydney is a sweet, confident young lady who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go get it. There’s such a sweet romance between them, filled with numerous “aww” moments and quite a few steamy ones that leave you wanting more. I love the fact that they were trapped on the cruise ship and couldn’t escape each other or their reluctant desire (only reluctant in the beginning!).
My thought as I finished the book was “That’s it?!”. In my opinion there needed to be at least another dozen chapters or so because it was simply too good to end. **Review done by Jai**
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Playlist for “Sometimes You Know”
This is a small sampling of my favorites, including any that inspired specific scenes in the book.
“Here’s Where We Begin” – Joshua Radin
“Raging Fire” – Phillip Phillips
“Echo” – Jason Walker
“Bleeding Out” – Imagine Dragons
“The Way I Am” – Ingrid Michaelson
“Fall Away” – The Fray
“The World Spins Madly On” – The Weepies
“Still On My Brain” – Justin Timberlake
“In Her Eyes” – Joshua Radin
“Roar” – Katy Perry
“Patient Love” – Passenger
“Cross That Line” – Joshua Radin
“Kiss Me” – Ed Sheeran
“Empty” – Ray LaMontagne
“Bulletproof Weeks” – Matt Nathanson
“Warm Whispers” – Missy Higgins
“Lovely Tonight” – Joshua Radin
“A Falling Through” – Ray LaMontagne
“Naughty Girl” – Beyonce
“Can I Stay” – Ray LaMontagne
“All of Me” – John Legend
“You Are the Best Thing” – Ray LaMontagne
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About the Author:
Melinda Harris currently resides in the great state of Georgia with her family. When she’s not writing, she likes to spend rainy nights with her nose in a good book and sunny days on a playground chasing her son. And most anytime – rain or shine – she can be found engaging in her favorite pastime, which of course is eating ice cream…lots and lots of ice cream.
10 Fun Facts About Me:
I have son named Gibson, as in the guitar.
I have several tattoos, but my favorite is an Indigo Girls song lyric on my right forearm.
Speaking of the Indigo Girls, they are my favorite musicians. Their poetry has been inspiring me daily for many, many years.
Since we’re on favorites, my favorite movie of all time is “Coal Miner’s Daughter”.
And my favorite book? I know it’s rather cliché, but I’m a huge Jane Austen fan. Honestly, I love 19th century anything. I was obviously born in the wrong era.
I’m always late and horribly unorganized. It’s so bad it’s almost like I’m cursed in these areas.
I’m a total insomniac, but only because I just can’t seem to fit in everything I need to do during the day. (See No. 6 above)
I wanted to be an astronaut when I was younger, then I found out how much math was involved. No. Thanks.
I met my husband when I was eighteen and we’ve been together ever since.
And last, but certainly not least, I am huge, huge, HUGE fan of ice cream. Any flavor will do. I don’t discriminate.
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