Monday, 29 April 2013

Love Me For Me by Kate Laurens

Title:  Love Me For Me

Author:  Kate Laurens

Genre:  New Adult Romance

Book Description:  A fresh start...

It’s been three years since Serena King learned to say no—no to the boys that were a desperate cry for help, no to the extra weight she put on in self defense, and most of all no to the abuse that has haunted her since she was fifteen. Now a sophomore in college, all she wants is to be normal. The last thing she expects is a guy who can make her want... make her want everything.

A new guy...

Alex Blackthorn is a bundle of contradictions, a sexy dark haired badness who goes slow... deliciously slow. And despite the iron will that has gotten her through the last few years, Serena finds herself unable to ignore the heat that sizzles between them whenever they’re together.

A dark past...

Serena never thought she could be involved in a relationship, but Alex makes her long for things she thought were out of her reach forever. When he finds out her secret... when he finds out what she did to keep herself sane... will he still want her, or he will treat her just like everyone else?

And Alex has a secret of his own.

Recommended for mature readers aged 17+ due to language and sexual content.

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4 out of 5 stars
Serena has gone off to college to try to start a new life for herself and try to forget her hurtful past.  She is doing a good job of keeping her head down and keeping to herself until she meets Alex.  Tattooed, mysterious Alex is hiding his own skeletons. 

I really liked this book.  Serena and Alex have amazing chemistry but both are afraid of being hurt.  Their interactions were intense and incredibly sexually charged.  Both characters were crafted out well with their actions being true to their pasts, and when they get together, sparks fly right off the pages. 

The story was well written and held my attention through to the very last page.  I am looking forward to more from Kate Laurens.

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Q & A with Kate Laurens

Q:  Tell us a little bit about your main characters.
A:  Serena is a reformed bad girl. She acted out in high school in a desperate bid to get her mother’s attention, and now all she wants is to be normal. Alex is a sexy badass, an all-American athlete with some demons of his own.

Q:  What was your favorite scene to write?
A:  The scene where Alex teaches Serena to box is, hands down, my favorite. It flowed so easily.

Q:  What is your work schedule like when you're writing?
A:  I do most of my work in early afternoon, and then again late at night.

Q:  How has your environment/upbringing colored your writing?
A:  I’ve had two life changing incidents occur in my life, and I definitely draw on those for emotion in my books.

Q:  If you could be any character from your book, who would you be and why?
A:  I wouldn’t want to be any of them—they all have a lot of issues! LOL.

Q:  What do you do to unwind and relax?
A:  Kickboxing and hiking. I’m also contemplating taking up rock climbing. And I do love TV.

Q:  If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
A:  England. There’s so much history, it’s fascinating.

Q:  What book are you reading now?
A:  I’m about to start “It Was You” by Anna Cruise.

About the Author
Kate Laurens is a proud Canadian who loves beer, coffee, kickboxing and books. She writes New Adult Romance and falls a little bit in love with each hero that she writes.

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