Barely Surviving by Courtney Cross
Genre: erotic romance
He was captivating, scorching hot and wickedly tempting. The epitome of power and strength encased in the body of an angel and he had possessed me. Need for him coursed through my veins white hot and I had been incomprehensively burned”
Our connection had been instant, intense and all consuming, seriously unexplainable to most, but crystal clear to us.
Jonah Jacobson was the summation of all my fears, nightmares and smouldering deep desire. After living a life that knew only pain, violence and fear inflicted by successful, power driven men, everything he signified should have repelled me but it didn’t.
The driving force of our bodies needing to merge was immediate from the day he walked into my life. I was beyond wealthy, heiress to millions, but inside I was a numb, empty shell that he saw. He saw what lay within, the poison that runs through my veins. He saw the real me. And still he wanted me anyway.
But I also had secrets. Secrets I believed, if they were to be released, would shatter both our lives and destroy the tangible pulse of vibrant male sexuality the other half of my soul required to live.
Jonah had his own torment to bear, his own tragedies and heartbreak to carry. Both tired of barely surviving, my biggest fear was if our secrets were to be unleashed and truths were told, the lifeline he gave me would break and so would my heart, Forever.
‘Barely Surviving’ is the first novel in a two part series that follows the lives of a career driven, sexually virile alpha male and a strong willed, sensual female. Their connection is instantaneous, sexually charged and highly electric. Both characters are products of tragic childhoods who struggle to shake the shackles of their past and begin to live in the present. In each other they discover the other half of their soul, the one person alive who calls to their bodies and minds like no other. Driven to stop ‘barely surviving’ and begin living, they attempt to put their pasts where they belong and merge into the world of the living with each other.
Holy hell with the hotness of Jonah Jacobson. He is one alpha male walking sex on a stick.
Jonah is an attorney who was assigned to Ava’s case and there was an instant attraction to each other. Ava is a young woman who has had a very tragic past and she has moved across the ocean to start a new life. When everything is going good for Ava she gets a call she never expects to get along with a man who some how makes his way into her world and blast through all her walls. But Jonah has his own heartbreak and secrets and all he wants is Ava.
These two seemed to be the perfect pair. Both needing each other to just live. Their chemistry is off the charts. I could feel it when I read them. Just the sight of him had her quivering. Dealing with her past and trying to just live some how some way Jonah makes his way into her heart and she is terrified she is no good for him. He opens up to her and makes her see that they can be damaged goods together.
Jonah is the total alpha male along with the sweet and caring man. All he sees is Ava and his words just had me melting.
“Because I love you Ava, you are the beginning, the middle and the end for me. You are my happy ever after.” ~Jonah
I have to say I did not see what was coming and I was screaming at my kindle hoping what was happening was just a dream. Everything Ava had been through she just deserves happiness. I can not wait to read more on Ava and Jonah’s love.
This book is an amazingly 5 stars
Courtney Cross is a 36 year old mother of three wonderful boys who earlier this year fulfilled a lifetime ambition by putting the workings of her dirty mind into her first erotic romance novel. She is an avid reader of many genres and when not reading or writing, she can be found hanging around football pitches watching her three sons indulge in their passion. With a love of all things erotic, thought provoking and emotionally charged as well as a believer in pushing boundaries, she hopes to be able to continue sharing the workings of her naughty mind with readers of her novels for a long time to come!