It had been a year ago that 19-year-old Lindsey Dennison's life had taken an abrupt turn. While away at Cornell for her freshman year at college, her parents' marriage had imploded. Lindsey learned the harsh truth about her father, and his involvement in criminal activity that was the focus of a major federal bust. Her father had slipped out of the country with his lover and cohort in crime, Susanne, shortly before the FBI arrest warrants could be served. He was now a fugitive from justice, deserting his only child. Lindsey was left trying to pick up the pieces of the life she now realized had been a house of secrets and lies for all of those years.Warning: Explicit Sex, contains rape scene.
After her mother's marriage to Eric Slater, one of the special agents of the FBI involved in the federal investigation that occurred in their hometown of Indianapolis, Lindsey decides to start fresh at a new college close to where her mother, step-father and baby brother Bryce are now living outside of Washington, D.C.
Life is different now for Lindsey, but it is about to change even more. Her step-father's partner and best friend in the bureau, Trace "Taz" Matthews, is about to rock her world in more ways than one. Taz is nearly ten years older than Lindsey, but her initial interest in him is physical only. Lindsey has a problem that she is certain Taz can fix . . . but will he?
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Love Plus One is the follow up book to Diamond Girl, it can be read entirely as a stand alone book.
Andrea Smith takes you on quite a journey in Love Plus One, it is a roller coast of adventure, emotion, mystery and sensuality. Lindsey has had a pretty tough couple of years and the ones she is going through now aren't exactly a cake walk either. Taz is very dedicated to his goals get his doctorate and continue to move up in the FBI he is rather blindsided by his emotions for Lindsey.
It is important to note that this book does contain a rape scene, not a let's have a rape fantasy, not a dubious consent scene a vicious, brutal rape scene, if this is something that is an emotional trigger for you you may want to be aware of that. It is done as part of the story not as anything titillating.
The action moves pretty fast however we are still treated to characters that are well written and have emotional depth. The love and the sex as well as sexual tension is throughout the book and Ms. Smith also manages to give us a few laughs as well. Both Lindsey and Taz grow and learn together over the course of the book and the secondary characters are fun as well.
I am going to be sure to go back and read the first book Diamond Girl and I hope that the story will continue soon as there are things left unanswered still.
Here are some favorite quotes from Love Plus One.
“We’re going to my place,” he replied very matter-of-factly. “We’re going to fuck.”
“I’m sick of having you under my skin,” he stated simply. “So, I intend to have you underneath me, on top of me, sitting on my face, but by God I am not having you under my fucking skin anymore. Period.”
God, I couldn’t stop thinking about her. It was driving me nuts. It was as if her face, her body, her voice, her hair, her scent, the taste of her were all imprinted on my brain like some primal connection that I couldn’t shed.
“It’s simple, Taz. Teach me how to fuck. There are no strings attached.
“I’m not looking to get hurt, Taz. I’m just looking to get thoroughly fucked.”
“You are my sweet angel, Lindsey.”
“So, you’re just going to leave without saying good-bye? Damn girl, did you leave my money on the dresser?”
Damn, he always looked hot no matter what he wore or how disheveled he looked.
His face had nuzzled against me, and he had whispered, “I want to ravish you.”
His mouth was gentle on mine; his lips, spreading butterfly kisses softly, his tongue gently tracing my bottom lip. I parted my lips and we kissed deeply now, his arms wrapped around my lower back, pulling my ass in so that I could feel the hardness that was his.
“I’m not here to give you a ride home. I’m here to take you to my place. Your sleepover plans have changed. You’re sleeping me with tonight.”
I felt something wet running down my cheeks. It was foreign to me, and for the first time ever, I froze. I couldn’t move. I couldn’t speak. My heart had died inside of me. (Taz)
I looked up and there he was, the sunlight framing his beautiful face as if he were an angel. And I saw his smile, and he truly was my angel, and I thanked the God I presumed had been ignoring me.
“I love you, Trace.”
“I love you, Lindsey. Haven’t you been listening?”
Andrea Smith is a recent self-published author.
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