New Release: 4 Stars for Tortured Skye by Gwyn McNamee


GENRE: Contemporary Romance


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About the Book

Falling in love with Gabe Anderson was as easy as breathing. Fighting my feelings for my brother’s best friend was agonizingly hard. I never imagined giving in to my desire for him would cause such a destructive ripple effect. That kiss was my grasp at a lifeline—something, anything to hold me steady in my crumbling life. Now, I have to suffer with the fallout while trying to convince him it’s all worth the consequences.

Guilt overwhelms me—over what I’ve done, the lives I’ve taken, and more than anything, over my feelings for Skye Hawke. Craving my best friend’s little sister is insanely self-destructive. It never should have happened, but since the moment she kissed me, I haven’t been able to get her out of my mind. If I take what I want, I risk losing everything. If I don’t, I’ll lose her and a piece of myself. The raging storm threatening to rain down on the city is nothing compared to the one that will come from my decision.

Love can be torture, but sometimes, love is the only thing that can save you.

My Review:

4 Stars!

I really liked this steamy, forbidden romance!

This is part of a series. Although, it says it can be a standalone, I wish I had read book one first because there are a LOT of references to things that happened in that book. However, I was never lost on what was going on as this book is centered and almost entirely Gabe and Skye.

Gabe is tortured and broken. He loves the Hawke family like they are his own. For all intents and purposes, they are his family. He fights his attraction to Skye at every turn and sometimes I just wanted to smack him upside the head and tell him to decide if he wanted to be with her or not with her. Skye is Gabe’s best friend’s little sister and she has been in love with Gabe since she was sixteen. He keeps pushing her away. Here’s the thing about Skye. It is alluded to that she is impulsive and irresponsible multiple times throughout the book by multiple people, but I never saw that. Is she snarky and unapologetic? Yes. Does she love with her whole heart? Absolutely. I actually think Skye is one of my favorite heroines. She is strong and sassy, emotional and honest but she things go south, she is in control. She fights for what she wants and her fight for Gabe was impressive.

There is so much sexual tension in this book. No joke! It’s like 5-alarm fire hot at points. Heck, the first few pages of the book are hot and it doesn’t even involve who you think. Not only do you get some serious angst, there is also danger, weather, and a crazy psycho. I mean, what more would you want?

About the Author

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Gwyn McNamee is an attorney, writer, wife, and mother (to one human baby and two fur babies). Originally from the Midwest, Gwyn relocated to her husband’s home town of Las Vegas in 2015 and is enjoying her respite from the cold and snow. Gwyn has been writing down her crazy stories and ideas for years and finally decided to share them with the world. She loves to write stories with a bit of suspense and action mingled with romance and heat.

When she isn’t either writing or voraciously devouring any books she can get her hands on, Gwyn is busy adding to her tattoo collection, golfing, and stirring up trouble with her perfect mix of sweetness and sarcasm (usually while wearing heels). An admitted shoe whore, Gwyn’s closet rivals Carrie Bradshaw’s and is constantly expanding.

Gwyn’s debut novel, Savage Collision, the first book in The Hawke Family Series, releases September 1, 2016.

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