The next chapter in one of the most romantic love stories ever told
Luxury hotel heir Ian Gregson longed for his beloved Tessa from afar for more than two years, forced to keep his attraction towards her well hidden. But now that his feelings no longer have to remain a secret, he is free to indulge his constant craving for the woman of his dreams.
Shy, innocent Tessa Lockwood is dazzled by her handsome, sophisticated lover, and falls deeper and deeper under his spell with each passing day. But their newfound relationship will be tested by Tessa’s lifelong insecurities, and her fears of succumbing to the throes of depression that have always tormented her.
It will fall to Ian to convince her that their love is strong enough to overcome any obstacles that life might place in their way. And that now that he’s finally been able to make her his own, nothing and no one will ever keep them apart again.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Crave captured my heart from the beginning of page one until the very end. This beautiful, passionate, intense love story is the epitome of romance. It was the perfect follow up and continuation of their story.
Ian Gregson is a very powerful man. He runs a multibillion dollar hotel empire that spans all over the world. He is obviously very rich, powerful, and desirable. He is married to his work. Always has been. Enter Tessa Lockwood, a new employee to his company. She is much younger than Ian, but he can't help his attraction to her. It's inevitable. From the moment Ian locks his gaze on Tessa he is forever a changed man. Tessa feels the pull towards Ian. And her desire for him does not go unnoticed.They've always had to hide their feelings. With the current circumstances, Ian no longer has to hold back the desire he has for Tessa. As expected, their relationship is challenged in so many ways. But love doesn’t see obstacles. It breaks through them. This is a spellbinding story about two individuals not truly knowing and understanding love until each other.
“Didn’t you know I was lost for my entire life until I met you?”
Ian and Tessa exude electricity whenever they are within the same room. The author expertly balances a brilliant storyline where you are enthralled into a passionate love story, but its the plot that keeps the reader engaged the entire time. Without spoiling the anything, we get to see them on their journey through this new outlook on life and falling in love. We learn that the circumstances they have brought them together. Love isn’t easy, but is anything of great worth not worth fighting for? Isn't love worth that risk?
“I will slay dragons for you, my love, and whatever monsters might try and hurt you.”
Ian and Tessa were only existing when they met each other. Ian worked night and day, tirelessly to continue to grow his business. Tessa worked hard just to stay afloat financially. Both of them just coast through life. Until each other. Tessa awakens the alpha and passionate man Ian has inside of him. She ignites a spark within him that he never knew existed. She changed his life. Ian made Tessa realize that she never knew love until him. That love can be raw, passionate, consuming. That love feels good. That no one is ever complacent in love. You are to live IN love. At all times. Ian and Tessa are no longer existing, they are living.
"My sweet, darling girl. You are the love of my life."
If you’ve read Splendor, you will notice this is just about the same story, however Crave has several new scenes and my love for Ian is never ending. If anything, it has grown even deeper. Ian the best kind of lover. His ability to love Tessa is so overwhelming in the most beautiful way. His love consumes. He loves loudly. Fiercely. He is the ultimate romantic. From the way he lusts after Tessa to his words, his actions, EVERYTHING. His words and feelings towards Tessa simply echo the words of the most beautiful love song. He fills her with nothing but love.
Crave is such a flawlessly written love story. The author has a true talent in story telling. You will not want to put this book down. The story allows you to get lost within the characters and their lives. You become completely captivated in their love. Ian and Tessa’s story is one that will stay with me for some time and I am so excited to see what is come for their future. Love always perseveres. Love always wins.
Janet is a lifelong resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, and currently resides on the northern California coast with her husband Steve and Golden Retriever Max. She worked for more than two decades in the financial services industry before turning her focus to producing running events. She is a former long-distance runner, current avid yoga practitioner, is addicted to Pinterest, likes to travel and read. She has been writing for more than three decades but Serendipity is her first official published work. She plans five more books in the Inevitable series, with each one a standalone with new lead characters, so no cliffhangers or waiting months to see what happens next!
Website • Blog • Twitter • Facebook • Goodreads
Three book besties who love to read and discuss books. We are addicted to all kinds of romance with Alpha Hero's, Kick-ass Heroine's and plenty of angst.
Follow us here!
Events we will be attending