on February 3, 2015
Genres: Love & Romance
Can a secret crush . . .
Jo Walsh has loved Cameron Mitchell for as long as she can remember. Whether front and center in her life or on the periphery, the tall, brooding artist has made his presence seductively and irresistibly known. But whenever they start to get close, Cam pulls away. Jo's tired of keeping her feelings in a box Cam is afraid to open. If he wants her, he'll have to prove it. And if he doesn't, Jo will need to know the real reason why . . .
. . . become the love of a lifetime?
How do you walk away from your soul mate? Cam wishes he knew. No matter how far he runs from Jo, he can't resist looking back at the silver eyes that seem to see right through him. But as well as Jo thinks she understands Cam, the dark truth about his past is something she shouldn't have to handle. Cam's sure that setting Jo free is the right thing to do. Too bad his heart has other ideas . . .
Be Mine Forever is the third book in the Bennett series and I have to say, my favorite of all three!
I was never a fan of Cam’s, especially with the way the second book. So to begin with, Kennedy had a huge task at hand to make me fall in love with Cam or at least like him a little bit. Jo on the other hand was always someone I wanted to know better. I always knew that I liked Jo but after reading this book, I came to realize that she is so awesome and dare I say I totally wanna be just like her?
In the beginning of the book, Cam is reeling a bit from the way his marriage ended to Kerris and the awful childhood he had. Throughout this time he starts more of a push/pull relationship with Jo. The attraction is there, but he doesn’t what to hurt her nor does he think he is good enough. Once he gets too close to Jo he starts to pull away scared of what could happen. Throughout the first two books, you don’t realize the depth of what Cam went through in his childhood and what he carries around day to day. It is awful to a point of disgust and yet I know that this happens more often than I want to think about.
Jo is just this powerhouse of a woman. She knows what she wants and she just goes full-force to get it. That’s what I love about her, she is just so sure of herself and yet so approachable. She is a person that women should look up to; she’s an amazing role model for people alike. She is the only person, in my opinion, that can break down Cam’s walls and show him that he is worthy of love, especially hers.
These two have a hard go at it before they get their HEA but it is well worth it. There are a few roadblocks and obstacles that need to be maneuvered for them to find their way. Cam and Jo have a bit of a forbidden-romance thing going on and those are my favorites by far. I am also a fan of unrequited love/best friends to lovers romances. Once they do get together they literally combust at the seams…Cam and Jo together are just plain hot! You can tell just from their interactions that they are each other’s better half. I loved every second of this book-I read it within 48 hours; which is very quick for me!
Like I said above, this was my favorite of all three books. Kennedy’s writing and storytelling was spot-on.
At thirteen years old, Jo had fantasized about her first kiss. In her mind, it would be with Cam. She had practiced on her pillow and French-kissed her hand. She had positioned herself just so during Spin the Bottle, but Cam’s bottle had never landed on her. He’d never even hinted that he’d wanted to kiss her, that he fantasized about her, too. So all she’d had were daydreams. And in those daydreams, Cam nibbled at her lips. Slipped his tongue into her mouth, shy as she was. He was gentle and careful.
This was not that kiss.
This kiss was made of sweet smoke and embers. It sizzled on her lips and seared her senses until she could only feel and taste and touch and see him. The whole universe whittled down to this man completely possessing her with a kiss. Sucking her tongue into his mouth. Pulling her lips between his teeth for tantalizing bites.
Cam walked them backward with slow, measured steps until he eased onto the bench, never leaving space between their mouths. He pulled her bare legs to either side of his hips, pressing against her back until her breasts were crushed against his chest. He lowered his head, nudging the straps of her camisole aside with his lips and sucking on her naked shoulder. Jo moaned, tipping her head back until her hair rained between her shoulder blades. Cam pushed the camisole down around her waist and pulled her breast into his greedy mouth. With every pull of his lips and tongue, she rolled her hips against him, a steady, sensual syncopation that shoved Jo over the edge. She took shelter against his chest, gripping his neck, huffing hot air into the collar of his shirt. Her thighs tightened around his hips, and her body released in shivers and whimpers and shudders.
She stilled little by little, falling against him, limp and pliant. Cam pushed her hair behind her shoulders, raining kisses over her collarbones and nipples until they peaked and begged for his mouth again. He suckled at her, sliding his hands inside her shorts, squeezing her butt and urging her against him.
“Cam, I just—”
“I know.” He looked up, anointing her nipples with his words. “It was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. I want it again and again and again.”
Other Books in the Series
Book 1 – When You Are Mine
Book 2 – Loving You Always