Blog Tour and Giveaway for Redeeming Love by Ashley Cassidy
Have you ever come back from the edge of hopelessness, barely clinging to a new found happiness only to find it snatched from under fingers?
Aleah Lateef didn’t want to let Aiden Pierson in. Haunted by a past too painful to recount and plagued by circumstances too complicated to ignore, Aiden was the last person she needed to get involved with. Still she went against her better judgment and let her guard down, only to have heart crushed as a result.
Aiden Pierson has a taunted past and a family history that has made him swore off love and committeemen once and for all. It wasn’t until he met Aleah, and his world was turned upside down that he started to question everything he’s believed in. He tried to stay away from her, but couldn’t help letting her in. Now that his dire predictions have come true, all he can think about is how to get her back. Will his efforts be successful or will he have to let go of the only woman who could ever break down his walls?
Is the redeeming power of love strong enough to fight against the current and heal the wounded hearts of two lost souls?
Redeeming Love is the unforgettable conclusion to the story of Aleah and Aiden that began with Relentless Hope.
* AMAZON *
I walk slowly up to him, while chewing my lips nervously. He narrows his eyes at my lips and his expression immediately changes from adoration to something completely different. He grabs one of my hands quickly and pulls me towards the elevator in a rush.
As soon as the elevator door closes, he grabs my face and crashes his lips on mine. He kisses me with such desperation that I feel every bit of his pent up emotions inside my body. We haven’t said a word to each other about where we stand and what we want, but our tangled tongues are saying more than words ever could. His tongue caresses the corners of my lips once, and then twice, and my stomach turns to mush. When I gasp at the feelings the simple touch espouses, he takes the opportunity to dive deeply into my mouth.
My head is so wrapped up around what his invasion is doing to every nerve ending in my body that I don’t even notice we are on my floor and the elevator door has opened. All I notice is that Aiden suddenly puts his hands under my butt to lift me up. I wrap my legs around his waist, as he starts walking towards my condo, all without breaking the kiss. Once we get to the door, I’m still so consumed by his lips that I don’t even think about grabbing my keys. He has to pull back for just a second to ask me in between butterfly kisses where my keys are. Once I hand them to him, he opens the door, and carries me directly to my couch.
He lowers me slowly on the couch, while still continuing his delicious attack on my mouth. He takes his time exploring corners of my mouth I didn’t even know existed. My body is on fire and my mind is blurred, but as soon as he starts lowering his mouth from my lips to other areas of my body, fear starts creeping its way back into my head.
This is a mistake, my brain keeps shouting at me.
You’re going to get hurt even worse than before, it repeats to my senses.
But it feels like heaven, every nerve in my body yells in response.
The cycle of thoughts start running through my mind, even before Aiden moves to remove my shirt, but once he does, my nerves instigate an anxiety attack. My stomach squeezes in nervousness and my skin prickles in anxiety.