It Will Always Be You From the series: You #1
by Tina Ness
(Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)Publication Date: October 26th 2014
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It Will Always Be You can be read as a stand-alone
After surviving four years with a commitment-phobic boyfriend, Elizabeth wants nothing more than to settle down. Too bad the man she desires, Marshall Roderick, leaves her flustered, trembling, and unable to utter a single word when he’s near.
Assuming he’s the very definition of a womanizing bachelor, Elizabeth relegates him to fantasyland and makes no move to get to know him. That is, until a chance encounter along the shores of Lake Superior leads to drinks and a steamy romance.
Confident, successful, and freakishly handsome, Marshall is everything Elizabeth has been looking for. But when an unthinkable act of violence shakes them both to the core, she discovers that Marshall isn’t as carefree and put-together as he led her to believe.
Now it’s up to Marshall and Elizabeth to figure out if their love can heal the scars of the past and turn them into the people they’ve always wanted to be.
Why Marshall would make an awesome book boyfriend
Marshall is heading toward me, looking delicious in a fitted dress shirt that hugs his muscular build like everything else I’ve seen him wear and dark blue jeans that sit perfectly along the sinfully magnificent V line I was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of yesterday.
The lamp on my nightstand illuminates the firm, delicious ass that follows his sexy stride, reigniting the fire in my belly. I laugh as I appreciate the silly line “I hate to see you go, but I love to watch you leave.”
But it is when he’s coming back into the room that I really value his grandeur.
The afternoon sun captures his irises, allowing me to bask in their color, a spectacular denim blue with whispers of green.
He’s got moves
Marshall dances for Beth…
“Why are you laughing, Beth? Didn’t my sweet moves get you all hot and bothered?”
I can’t quit laughing. “Hot and bothered wouldn’t be the words I’d use.” Tears continue to stream down my face as I bring my fingers to my ear and mouth to form a phone. “Hello, Adam Levine? I found your man. He’s got moves like Jagger.”
I’m still reveling in my sweet release when he shifts back. He hovers over me, finding my eyes. “Shh.” He brings a finger to his mouth. “My mind-reading skills are telling me something …” His eyes teasingly shoot open as he pretends to be listening to something. “What was that? You want me to make you squirm some more?”
Could he be any cuter? “Warning. Reading my mind could be detrimental to your health,” I say with weighted breath.
“Shit, woman, just when I think there’s no way I could possibly find you sexier, you open that sweet mouth of yours.”
“I know you have been trying really hard to be strong, but Beth, I can see the pain and fear you try to deny. There are times when we’re together that I see it almost vanish from your eyes, and I feel like maybe I am helping you in some small way.”
He’s a gentleman
“Goddammit, woman, you’re making it impossible for me to try to be a gentleman here.” The chair screeches across the floor as he gets up and slides it back forcefully with his legs. He moves over to the sink, wringing his hands tightly in his hair.
Holy shit, why is seeing him like this totally turning me on? He wants so badly to do what is right—well, what he thinks is right—when really I can see in his eyes that he wants me as much as I want him.
“Maybe you just need to quit trying to be a gentleman.” My words are brave, but my hands are unsteady.
He has a way with words
“If you haven’t noticed, Beth, I have quite a thing for you. Your past relationships don’t even matter anymore, just the here and now. I don’t care what road led you here, led you to me, and molded you into the beautiful woman standing here before me. All I know is that who you are is perfect.”
He knows how to please a woman
I reach for him, but he takes my wrist to stop me. “I told you I wanted to taste more of you; you need to let me do that first. My restraint may not be as impressive as I’d like it to be after that little show you just put on.”
I laugh. “Hmm, so you liked it then?”
“Oh,” he shakes his head, “you have no idea how much I liked it, but let me try and show you. Close your eyes so you can really focus on what I’m going to do to you.”