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My heart is still beating over this story. DAYS later. The emotion, the angst. This book pushed me. It put my heart through the ringer. But I could not stop reading. Bait is raw. Holds nothing back. You feel everything. EVERYTHING.
“...came to the conclusion that that was what love was. Never having enough of something. Always wanting more. Being greedy with your heart.”
Have you read the blurb? Sounds addicting right? Well it doesn’t quite capture the story in the sense where it completely describes what you're in for. Bait is beyond addicting. It grabs you and doesn’t let go until the very last page. And even then you will still be wanting the rest. Two people meet at the right place, but the wrong time. Their attraction is wrong, but feel so right. Their love is frustrating, yet beautiful. Casey is unlike any hero I’ve ever met. Not only is he hot as hell, but he has the biggest heart. He loves like no other. With conviction, he loves with everything. His entire being. He loves a woman, that shouldn’t be his. But she owns his heart. And he owns hers.
“For one night, I want to pretend like it’s me you’re promised to,” his thumb ran over my lips. “Mine to care for and adore. Say yes to me. Even if it is only for tonight. Please?”
I'm not going too much into the heart of the story as I believe you as a reader needs to experience this book. But I actually think you will go beyond that. You will LIVE this book. You're immersed into a life of two people that never understood love until they met each other. They never understood love's depth. And it's power. No matter what you feel about the story and its situation, it challenges your ideas on love, trust, and life itself. Who are we judge people in love? If you've ever experienced earth shattering, can't get enough love. You will understand this love. And it's strength. If not, you will want to understand it. That’s the thing about love. It cannot be placed in a box. There is no formula for love. And Bait is the epitome of this truth. Their love is not conventional. But it’s true. It’s raw. THIS. BOOK. The love of these two people cannot be expressed by words, but you will feel it. You will watch two people fall irrevocably in love, yet your heart still breaks for them. For their love shouldn’t exist, but it does. Their love is forbidden, but love doesn’t care. Love recognizes its soul in another, and Casey knew the moment his soul met his.
“...I love you so much that it ruins me. It cripples me and wrecks my sanity. But, I do love you so much that is blinds me to right and wrong.”
Bait is told in dual POV and it is flawlessly and seamlessly written. I was hooked the minute I started. There is not a minute where I wanted to put this book down. And when I was forced to, all I wanted to do was get back to it. If you’re looking for a contemporary romance to push you, experience all the feels, and emotionally wreck you all at the same time, choose Bait. This is will remain as one of my most memorable reads.
M. Mabie is the author of the best-selling in humorous fiction book, Fade In. She would love to hear from you!
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