Title: Search Me
Author: Katie Ashley
Twenty year old Lane Montgomery never imagined her usually boring summer in the boonies would require her to trade her toe shoes for hunting boots or her monotonous college textbooks for treasure map deciphering. Never would she have imagined after breaking her grandmother’s precious Native American statue, danger, a lost treasure of Cherokee Gold and a hostage situation would arise. Nor could she predict that the one man destined to protect her and her family was her childhood nemesis and former crush, Maddox Diaz.
Returning after three years in the Army, twenty-three year old Maddox Diaz is confronted with more than he bargained for when agreeing to help his childhood buddy and deepest regret, Lane. Suddenly he is thrust into a dangerous game of cat and mouse with armed and ruthless treasure seekers that results in car chases and gun battles all in the presence of the one girl who still manages to haunt his dreams and drive him wild with desire.
Lane is determined to deny the sizzling chemistry with the man who stole her virginity and broke her heart. She just wants to stay alive with her heart intact. Will she be able to resist the man whose body sets fire to all her senses?
Search Me is an adventure you don't want to miss: a couple with a history, some mean-looking goons, a treasure hunt and some heart racing chase.
I adore these two characters - Lane and Maddox grew up together. He constantly tease her when they were kids. Then all changed when they reached their teens, no longer being a pain in the ass - Maddox paid attention to her. She fell in love with him at 16.
Lane thought he felt the same way, after all they spent a whole lot of time together, and he seem to enjoy her presence. Then something happened that night before Maddox entered the army: he took her virginity under the stars. What Lane didn't expect was that after their 'romantic interlude', Maddox will ran away from her, and broke her heart in the process. OUCH!
Despite of their past issues, they were once again thrown together for an adventure of a lifetime. If only their lives and the lives of their love ones weren't at risk. They haven't seen each other since Maddox came home from the army. Lane is set on not being affected with the old chemistry between them. She just need to get out from all the trouble and the running, alive. Maddox is set on protecting her, no matter what the cost. He was an ass back then, he has his reasons (but how I wish, he didn't leave her vulnerable under the stars - it was very ungentlemanly). Reasons Lane doesn't want to hear from him. No matter what happened in the past, the chemistry is still there. One touch and sparks flew! Now, if only Lane can get over the past and Maddox can admit his feelings before the mean-looking goons get to them.
Running for their lives is a weird way for them to get back together again - perhaps its the abundance of adrenaline in their system, but Ms. Ashley had arranged the whole scheme perfectly that these is given another chance at love.
Katie Ashley has given me an adventure while lying down on my bed- it was a short read (at least for me), I didn't have the heart to put it down. So, if you want to fall in love, read some heart-thumping action-pack adventure: YOU NEED TO PICK UP or ONE-CLICK SEARCH ME!!!
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“Lane, don’t you see? I didn’t want you to be in love with me because I wasn’t good enough for you.”
“When it comes down to it, you’ve always been the one, Maddox. Since I was fourteen years old, there’s never been another guy for me, and there never will be.”
“But I never wanted just your body, Lane. I always wanted your heart. I was just too afraid to ask for it.”
“Take me however you want me, Maddox. Fast, hard, slow, I’m yours.”
Katie Ashley is the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author of The Proposition. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her two very spoiled dogs and one outnumbered cat. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Harry Potter, Shakespeare, Supernatural, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.
She spent 11 1/2 years educating the Youth of America aka teaching MS and HS English until she left to write full time in December 2012.
She also writes Young Adult fiction under the name Krista Ashe.