It’s a night Lauren won’t forget…until Reid leaves to save the world…
A one night stand, a mission in the future and a lost memory. Can this Army Ranger sacrifice everything to finish his mission—including the woman he loves? Find out in Reid’s Deliverance by Nina Crespo…
About REID’S DELIVERANCE
Can their bond withstand the test of time?
Lauren isn’t looking for love when she spends a scintillating night with Reid, the sexy keyboardist of Thane’s Redemption. While their passion may be off the charts, her trust issues–and Reid’s secret life as a time-traveling covert agent–makes any chance for a relationship impossible.
When operatives involved in a mysterious project begin dying, Reid defies orders and travels alone into the future to find the cause. But when things go dangerously awry, it takes all of his strength to get himself back to safety–and directly onto Lauren’s doorstep. While neither of them remembers their night of passion, their intense connection leads Lauren to help him. But as Reid’s memories reignite, will he be forced to sacrifice everything to finish his mission–including the woman he loves?
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Laughter came from the stage.
The members of the band were breaking down their equipment and talking with fans. A group of women surrounded the keyboardist. One of them wore a tiara and a “Finally 21!” sash over a form-fitting, pink minidress. He draped an arm around her and posed for pictures. The redhead practically swooned. Who could blame her? Six years ago, at that age, she would have done the same. His wide shoulders were made for holding onto, and the way he filled out those jeans screamed hot body. Not to mention that orgasm-inducing grin. He turned up the wattage on said grin and chatted with his admirers. At least a ten-year age difference existed between him and the birthday girl. The way he flirted with her and her friends, maybe he preferred to date younger.
His eyes locked on Lauren. Even from a distance, she could see his gaze roaming over her from head to toe and back up again. He smiled and her short, white dress grew as warm as a parka. Caught staring, could she look more pathetic?
Steps from the exit, a drunken guy staggered into her path. An abrupt halt left her teetering in her stilettos. A strong, masculine arm wrapped around her waist. Lauren’s heart jumped.
“Careful.” His breath ruffled the hair near her cheek. “I’ve got you.”
People squeezed by to get to the door. She didn’t budge. The keyboardist’s clean, woodsy scent surrounded her as she leaned against hard chest muscle.
“Time to move. We’re about to get trampled.” He rested his hand on her back. Confidence and his long stride sliced through the crowd. They walked out and moved to the side of the door.
Too much space allowed cool night air to steal his warmth. Exhaust fumes from departing cars snatched away his appealing scent.
More people piled out of the club.
He turned his back to the door. Lights near the awning illuminated the clean-shaven lines of his face. “I’m Reid, by the way.”
Intense hazel eyes robbed her of speech. Her, lost for words? That never happened. “I’m Lauren.”
“Nice to meet you, Lauren. So, are you coming to the after-party?”
Across the parking lot, Ari begged and stamped her feet. Inches shorter than Celine, she resembled a child throwing a tantrum.
“My friend Celine is tired. She wants to go home.”
Reid stepped into her space. Close enough for warmth and deliciousness to return and kick up her heart rate. “What do you want?”
To stay out of trouble.
After three failed relationships in five months, she was taking a break from men, dating, the whole shebang. “It isn’t about what I want.”
“It should be.”
“When we’re out together, if one of us doesn’t want to do something, we all take a pass.”
He flattened her hand to his chest. “You’re breaking my heart. I can’t believe fate brought you to me tonight just to take you away.”
REVIEW: Though I’m sure Reid’s Deliverance can be read as a stand-alone for many, it was not a good idea for me. I was confused after Reid phased and when he was talking about Dalir as the “ancient one” that could see the future. There were also allusions to past events that I couldn’t quite get a handle on. That was until I looked on Goodreads and found a very comprehensive review of Thanes Redemption. Then everything came together and made sense. This made the read much more enjoyable. I liked how the characters were well developed and how Lauren’s daddy issues caused real issues concerning how she felt about men in general. I liked how Reid never gives up, even when he initially lets his feelings of insecurity get the best of him.
I liked how the characters were well developed and how Laurens Daddy issues caused real issues concerning how she felt about men in general. I liked how Reid never gives up, even when he initially lets his feelings of insecurity get the best of him.
I wasn’t a fan of Lauren’s wishy-washiness. I felt her ideas of what to look for in a man were unattainable and that she was prejudiced against someone that defends our country, even though I understood her reasons behind her actions. I thought she would have been more believable if she had a little more conflict about Reid instead of just going with her lustful feelings. I also felt like the ending was a bit rushed.
This book was a quick read and had a few steamy episodes and would be a good read for those that enjoy Paranormal/Contemporary Romance with a little Sci-Fi thrown in.
**I received a copy of the book from Barclay Publishing and Nina Crespo in exchange for an honest review**
Check out the first book in The Song series, THANE’S REDEMPTION!
The one night she’ll want to remember, she’ll be forced to forget.
It’s been almost a year since Celine’s fiancé’s death and she’s still struggling to move on. But when she meets Thane, the super hot lead singer of Thane’s Redemption, she finds her desire reawakening, and her heart opening. Soon one kiss leads them straight into a night of heated passion…
Thane’s unexpected connection with Celine only leaves him wanting more of her—but his life makes it impossible. For Thane’s Redemption is just a cover for a deeper secret: A former Army Ranger presumed dead, Thane is really a time-traveling, covert operative charged with saving the world from disaster. Each jump through time forces those around him to forget he ever existed—and Celine would be no exception. But can time work in their favor to give them a second chance at love? Or will a choice Thane makes in the future put Celine in mortal danger?…
Nina Crespo lives in Florida where she indulges in her favorite passions—the beach, kickboxing, a good glass of wine, and dancing. Her lifelong addiction to romance began in her teens while on a “borrowing spree” in her older sister’s bedroom where she discovered her first romance novel. Curiosity about people and places, including what’s beyond the stars, fuels her writer’s imagination. Indulge in her sensual contemporary stories and steamy paranormal tales to feed your own addiction for love, romance, and happily ever after.
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