Confessions After Dark by Kahlen Aymes
Sparks Fly … Lines Blur… Hearts Break
Alexander Avery is rich, powerful and the sexiest man Angeline Hemming has ever laid eyes on: a man like every woman dreams about. Angel is not immune to his sensual and ruthless pursuit, and Alex is intoxicated by the beautiful doctor; overwhelmed with desire like he’s never known.
As one of Angel’s profiling cases gets more and more dangerous, Alex finds himself filled with unfamiliar panic and emotional turmoil; his need to protect her goes against Angel’s adamant insistence that she doesn’t need his help. He isn’t a man to sit on the sidelines when the woman he’s obsessed with is threatened, so he takes control to protect her without telling her of his plans.
Angel’s fortitude is shaken when her stalker invades not only her personal life but also those close to her… even when that someone is as powerful and seemingly untouchable as Alexander Avery. Professional ethics insist she keep the details or her work secret, even as their newfound closeness has her yearning to confide in him. But, as Angel’s quest to protect her heart from Alex’s undeniable pull equals her need to keep him out of a dangerous situation, circumstances dictate a huge decision; which could have detrimental, and irreversible consequences for them both.
When danger threatens and jealousy reaches the boiling point, lies will be told and secrets kept… Even with the best intentions and the most undeniable connection … the deepest of loves will be tested.
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This is Angel and Alex’s second story in the After Dark series. If you’ve read the first, then like me I’m sure you’ve grown addicted to the strong, stubborn, confident and intelligent personalities of Angel and Alex. Neither of them take shit from anyone, especially not each other. They’re quick tongued and the banter between the two of them was fantastic. I’m a sucker for angst and I learned quickly that Kahlen is a master genius that brings powerhouse angst to the extreme. The revenge, backhandedness, and fear smeared throughout the novel had me on edge. I couldn’t sit still as I had to keep getting up and taking breaks because the scenes would get me worked up that I felt like my fight or flight was kicking in. As I mentioned before, Angel and Alex are stubborn as hell so the push and pull in their relationship gave me the worst case of whiplash. They’d have hot as hell, sweetly sexy, or claiming lust-filled encounters and then like an unexpected slap to the face, the exact opposite was occurring. Other scenes with the chase, security, and attempts at staying steps ahead of Swanson seemed more extensive than needed. But this installment was action-packed, kept me on my toes, and hot between the sheets which all together left me more than satisfied! Give this a try and find your next crush! Rating: 4 stars
For the love of all things, sexy, steamy, passionate, dangerous, and overflowing with angst…Kahlen Aymes has once again delivered an amazing story. A story filled with mystery and intrigue, romance and off the charts passion and so much angst, I found myself forgetting to breathe throughout the entire story. And true to the writing style that is Kahlen Aymes, she draws you in immediately and leaves you wanting, anticipating more. In Confessions After Dark, she has brought us deeper into the lives and love that is Alex and Angel. Their passion radiates right off the pages, so much so…you feel it. The angst will have you holding your breath and your heart breaking in such a fantastic way; it’s like nothing you’ve ever known but has you craving for more. Trust me when I say….this is a must read filled with everything you crave in a love story. Strong, beautiful characters that will frustrate the life right out of you, yet so passionate you’ll feel as if you’re woven in the pages with them.
~ Alex ~ “I can’t control what she does to me. She….creates need….only she can ease.” How do you not fall in love with Alex Avery??? It’s impossible not to!! ~ 5 ~ Agony & ecstasy all rolled up into one ~ Stars
“Mmmmm… ” Alex murmured. The sound of his voice begged her to push the door open further. The smooth mahogany gave way beneath her trembling fingertips to reveal a lone figure sprawled face down on the bed.
Angel’s breath left her lungs in a grateful rush as she leaned on the doorframe, hands reaching out to take her weight. Relief washed through her. He was here and he was alone. God help her, that fact was just as important.
The sheet was falling low on his waist, clinging precariously to the curve of his butt, the strong expanse of his shoulders presented to her below the dark hair. It looked longer than she remembered, and she stood there, willing him to turn so she could see the lines of his face. Her lips parted to call his name, but he stopped her by calling hers first.
“Angel, don’t do this.”
She gasped softly and moved to the side of the bed, crawling gently onto it to kneel beside him, her rear resting on her feet. His scent surrounded her, a mixture of musky cologne and Alex. The skin, molded over the strong contours of his back, fascinated her. She wanted to touch, to feel the silken texture beneath her fingers, to run her nose down his spine, to taste the salty tang on her tongue.
Angel was falling apart, her weakness overwhelming her. Earlier, she’d fought ruthlessly, but now, she had no fight left. With Alex, she wanted to surrender. The truth of it was undeniable.
“What am I doing?” she asked softly, reaching out to smooth her hand over the back of his head and down the strong muscles of his back. He was warm, a sharp contrast to her own skin, and the familiar electricity ran between his flesh and hers—tangible and alive.
Alex shifted, turning his head toward her. He was still sleeping, his features soft in the dark blue glow of night. “You deny us…”
ANGEL AFTER DARK (AFTER DARK #1)
Dr. Angeline Hemming is a beautiful, sassy, no-nonsense type of girl who has risen from a difficult past to become one of Chicago’s most successful and respected criminal profilers. In exchange for free commercials to promote her favorite charitable causes, Angel answers calls and gives relationship advice on a Friday night radio program.
Alexander Avery is a gorgeous and successful corporate genius who doesn’t believe in love. When his girlfriend-of-convenience calls into Angel’s program, he is furious with the show’s host who doles out (what he considers) blind advice, without knowing all the facts… and he decides to give her a piece of his mind, and his side of the story!
When Angel informs Alex he’s the one in need of a much-deserved lesson, all hell breaks loose as these two type-A personalities battle it out for control over minds and hearts, and yes, in bed. Not only are they fighting each other at every turn, but they are also struggling to uphold the convictions they each live by.
It’s unclear who is stronger, but both must discover that to get what they desperately want, they may have to give a little… or a lot.
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Kahlen fell into writing by accident but discovered a deep love for it. She is an award-winning author of sizzling hot, deeply moving contemporary romance. Her books have reached #1 on Smashwords Bestseller List, #2 on Amazon Top 100 and #26 on Barnes & Noble Bestseller List. The Remembrance Trilogy is traditionally published in France and her latest book debuted at #30 on Amazon.fr top 100 paid list.
Her stories draw readers in and lets them experience all of the love, passion and emotion her characters do! She lives near Omaha, Nebraska with her daughter, Olivia and their three dogs. Creative by nature, she enjoys the arts, music and theater, but has a BSBA in Business and Marketing from an ivy league university… She adores her readers, most of all, so don’t be a stranger!
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