Title: Love Square
Author: Jessica Ingro
Release Date: July 18, 2013
Genre: Contemporary / Erotic Romance
A love triangle gone bad...
He was the one guy I couldn't get enough of. One look from him would make me melt. He was the one I always wanted to love me, but always seemed so far away. Now he stands before me and he's turning my world upside down.
At one time I would have done anything to be close to him. But will that anything include betraying the man I pledged myself to and that loves me faithfully?
Samantha Monroe had it all. Or at least everyone thought she did. A career on the rise, a gorgeous husband, great friends and a beautiful home. So why does she feel so alone and empty? When she reconnects with an old flame, lines are tested and compromises made in a quest for happiness.
Jacob Matthews always wondered what happened to Sam Monroe. When fate brings them together after all these years, he can't help but wonder if it’s meant to be. But when he meets his perfect woman, there is no doubt in his mind she's his soul mate.
Will the search for happiness cost them everything or will their love square show them what really matters?
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Jessica grew up in Central New York. She spends her days as a Security Analyst at an IT consulting company. She spends her free time reading books and developing ideas for her own stories. Writing is her secret passion that she’s been fostering since elementary school, when she wrote her first book about a puppy. Writing has always been one of her secret dreams and she can't wait to share her stories with the world.
She currently lives in New York with her husband and three dogs.
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As I sit back down in the chair, my eyes catch on the next person in line and my breath freezes in my chest. I think my heart is going to explode out of my chest. It is Jacob Matthews. There is no doubt about it. Time has certainly been his friend and he looks even more beautiful than he did sixteen years before. He was my first real love and my first real heart break.
His dark hair is a little long, giving him a bed head look that totally works on him. He appears more fit than he had been as a teenager, muscles rippled under his tight t-shirt. His green eyes sparkle just as I remembered. He is six foot, three inches of pure sex appeal and still has gorgeous man hands.
I could do this right? Sure. Yes. Totally. I wasn’t going to freak out in front of all these people and lose it just because Jacob freaking Matthews was waiting to see me. Nope. Not me!
As he walks up to the table, all eyes are on him. He has such grace in the way that he moves. He is a man who is comfortable in his own skin and owns whatever room he is in. His smile widens and I suddenly feel like a shy sixteen year old seeing him for the first time. There is a definite thrill running through by body at the thought of seeing him again. I can’t help but give him a small smile of my own.
“I can’t believe it’s really you, sweet Sam Monroe. When my sister, Emma, told me about your book and that you’d be here today, I have to admit I was skeptical that it was really you.” His cheeks flush a little and it appears as though he’s nervous.
“Well, it’s technically Sam Parker now. How have you been? It’s had to be at least sixteen years, right?” I respond coolly and mentally high-five myself for appearing so calm.
“Oh wow! Parker, huh? Guess you’re married now...” He clears his throat and continues, “Of course you’re married now. You’re even more beautiful than you were back then. Listen, I don’t want to hold up the line too much, but are you going to be around for a while? I’d love to grab a drink and catch up.”
He hands me the book he’s holding and tells me to make it out to Emma. I had never actually met his sister but I know they were close. She was away in college when we dated but he spoke of her constantly.
Here was the moment of truth. Do I go for drinks with him and satisfy my curiosity about what he’s been up to or do I politely decline? Ugh, I hate decisions sometimes. Well I guess no harm could come from meeting with him. It was just a drink in a public place. He doesn’t have the power to hurt me anymore. I look up and into those green eyes and the decision is made – I am going to go and to hell with the consequences.
“I’ll be finished around seven o’clock if you want to get together then. I’m staying in the hotel across the street tonight and they have a pub there,” I respond while signing his book. I look up at him through my eyelashes and smile. His fingers brush mine as he takes the book from me. It feels like static shock running up my arms from the contact.
“Sounds great! I’ll see you then!” He confirms before gifting me with his gorgeous smile.
As he walks away I can’t help but stare at his nice, tight ass. Boy does he fill out those jeans nicely! Some things haven’t changed, that was for sure.
The rest of the book signing flew by. I tried to be attentive to my fans but it was so hard when I kept getting sucked into the vortex of my mind. Different scenarios played out in my head of how our conversation would go. Seeing Jacob again brought back a rush of memories from when we were younger. The first time I saw him, I was immediately taken with how beautiful he was and couldn’t wait to get to know him better. Now here I am years later… taken with his beauty and wondering how I can get to know him better. I feel like a shy, young, naïve girl all over again.
Review by Fiona Wilson
Samantha Monroe is a writer with the perfect life, the perfect husband and the perfect lifestyle. Or is she? The truth is that what happens behind closed doors isn't always what everyone else sees.
In reality Sam's life isn't perfect. Her relationship with her husband, Aiden, is failing due to lack of communication, and she feels like something is missing. Aides has always been the love of her life, and she despairs because he has pulled away from her.
Just when she is really low an old flame walks back into her life. Jacob Matthews wants to rekindle what he had with Sam years before. She refuses, at first. But as time goes on she decides that she needs to bring some fun back into her life. Her decision sets into motion something which will change her life completely.
During the first part of the story I actually felt some sympathy towards Sam. She was being ignored at home, looking to inject a little fun into her life, and did that by looking elsewhere.
But all that sympathy went out the window later in the story when she makes other decisions which change everything again!
What she does in the second part of the story really put me off her as a character. She makes really poor decisions, does some really hurtful things, and didn't endear herself to me at all.
But that doesn't take away from what is a well written story. There is a lot of sex in it. Don't get me wrong I read a lot of erotica, and I like reading it. But I felt that this story would have been as good without so much sex.
The twist at the end was a huge surprise to me. It explained so much from the latter part of the book. Reading this has me very keen to read the second book, which is from Jacob's POV, due to be published later this year. I look forward to reading Jacob's side of the story.
All in all a well written story which had me both liking and hating the main character in equal measures. Bring on the next one!