Something There In Between by S. Ferguson
Publication Date: December 19th, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
After a life full of cruelty, Bree is left with no one to turn to—except him.
Declan, who’s suffered his own fair share of tragedy, sees the girl on the park bench with the sad eyes and Converse shoes as a kindred spirit —and a chance to redeem himself. He couldn’t save his mother. Maybe he can save her.
But is Bree too broken to let him in?
Declan may be her only hope for solace, if he’s strong enough to break down her walls. Will she risk letting him in … or let her pain consume her?
This book is intended for readers 18 and older. It contains violence and references of rape and child abuse
That does it for me.
The idea that someone is hurting her causes a rage I’ve only ever felt once before in my life to flow through my entire body. I clench my fists and decide now is the moment I confront her. Is there another asshole bothering her now? Did her douchebag ex make an appearance? I will fucking end whoever did this to her. I know without asking that Jake would have my back on that move. I’d be willing to bet money Ron would as well. It takes every ounce of strength I have, but I wait until the night is a little closer to being over before snatching her arm and pulling her through the doorway into the dark kitchen. I spin her around to the wall beside the doorway, leaning down so we’re face to face, eye to eye.
“You’re gonna tell me what the fuck is going on, and you’re gonna tell me right the fuck now. Is someone hurting you? Why are your knuckles all bruised? You been fighting?” I fire off everything at once, realizing I sound like a nagging girlfriend, but I need to know she’s okay. I NEED to get this off my chest.
Bree sighs deeply, her warm breath fanning across my neck, making me aware of our proximity. I have her pinned to the wall, my left hand is still gripping her shoulder, and my right hand is on the wall above her head. I’m being a bastard, and using my size to cage her in. I watch her closely for signs of fear, but she almost looks bored, and mostly just annoyed. I know she can still refuse to answer, but I’ll be damned if she gets away from me until I have my say.
She raises her eyes to give me an angry glare and I feel my dick twitch. Seeing fire in her eyes as opposed to the sadness they always carry makes her ten times hotter. Fuck, I’m an asshole. Something is seriously wrong with her, and I’m standing here getting turned on.
“I’ve just had a lot on my mind. I’ve been…training. You know exercising and punching a bag. That’s why my knuckles are bruised.” She raises an eyebrow at me, daring me to question her more. I smirk down at her…she has no idea who she’s messing with.
“You need to wear gloves then. You’re going to ruin your beautiful hands. You’re not actually sparring are you? ”I ask, my voice deeper than I intended. I’ve never been this close to her before, and my dick is currently trying to punch its way out of my zipper to reach her.
She glances down, and I have a moment of horror when I realize there is no way she’s going to miss my erection. I’m a healthy boy, and my jeans were already on the tight side. Her breath hitches, and she jerks her eyes back up to meet mine.
When I see the heat in her eyes, I swear I almost come in my pants like a teenager. Bree is fucking turned on by me. I can work with this. Letting go of her shoulder, I put my hand on the wall, completely closing her in, and lower my head towards hers.
“I don’t fool around with Ron’s guys,” she says softly, making no move to avoid my quickly approaching lips.
“Good thing I’m not one then,” I say, my mouth forming a smirk. I’m now so close to her lips I can feel their warmth on my own.
“YO BREE, where ya at?” I hear Jake yell from outside the door. His voice is like a splash of cold water, causing me to jerk back, and the moment is gone.
“My brother is an asshole,” I grumble, lowering my hands to adjust my erection, and backing further away from her.
“Your brother just stopped me from making a stupid mistake,” she says, before walking out of the door.
Lita T’s Review: 5 STARS
Something There in Between by S. Ferguson. Declan is just trying to keep his head above water. Coming from an abusive home he has had to scrape by in order to survive. His main goal which he has been doing as long as he can remember is watch out for his little brother. Now his brother is working for the town’s mobster and Declan has agreed to take a job as a bartender at their hangout. One day while he is out he sees a beautiful girl who is sitting in the park looking sad. Bree has had a hard life. She was living on the streets till she was took in by her current employer the town gangster. She bartends at his hangout. She was living with her boyfriend who has up and left her and she isn’t handling him leaving her to well. Bree and Declan strike up a friendship when she is made to train him at the bar after she gets attacked by a guy she knows. I really enjoyed this story and I was drawn to both Declan and Bree. Declan is a gentle giant with a heart of gold to boot and Bree was a young lady who first survived a mother who was physically, emotionally and mentally abusive to her for no good reason to living on the streets hungry. Declan and Bree’s journey was one with ups and downs but a cute story of two hurt people coming together. I voluntarily read an Advanced Reader Copy of the book. I give this story 5 stars and I look forward to the next book because the end of this book was an Oh Hell moment.
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Ferguson is a military wife and mother of three. She loves to find beauty in the flawed and broken.
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