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BEYOND WHAT IS GIVEN
Flight & Glory #3
Releasing Sept 28th, 2015
About the Book:
Lt. Grayson Masters is focused on graduating the Apache helicopter course, and the last thing he needs is his gorgeous new roommate Samantha Fitzgerald distracting him. While her smart mouth and free spirit are irresistibly irritating, he can’t deny their off-the-charts chemistry, no matter how hard he tries.
Having just been expelled from college, Sam has no business digging for Grayson’s secrets while she’s hiding her own, but that doesn’t stop her from trying to tear down his walls. Each barrier she busts through drops one of her own, though, and she’s not prepared for the truth: another woman laid claim to Grayson’s heart long ago.
Falling in love is something neither Grayson nor Sam can afford, and when that line is crossed and secrets are exposed, they’ll learn that sometimes it’s the answered prayers that will put you through hell.
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Ana will put Beyond What is Given on her top shelf!!
What a roller coaster of a ride! This book had lots of angst and a great story line – one that’s very different from anything I’ve read recently. Both the main characters, Grayson and Sam, were burdened by situations in their lives and love was the last thing on their minds. But, as is sometimes the situation, life threw them a curve ball and, when they meet, it was explosive. Their chemistry was undeniable from the very beginning and, although it was quite a long road from beginning to end, the fact that they belonged together was never in question.
Grayson is a tortured soul. His past was marked by a tragedy that has not gone away and still consumes him. He feels tied to it and is having a difficult time moving forward even though he really wants to. It’s at this point that I would love to tell you all about this link to his past and what it means and how it affects everything…but I can’t do that. This piece of the puzzle is one that needs to be experienced first hand because it’s such a big part of why things happen. I will say that it gave me all the feels and made me love Grayson even more! So, I apologize for being vague, but you’ll thank me later. Just know that he is one swoony book boyfriend!! Sam was smart, sassy and strong. She’d made some mistakes in her life but she was trying to move forward. I liked her strength and her ability to do the right thing even when it was hard.
The romance here was sweet and sexy and made my heart very happy. As with all Ms. Yarros’ books, I fell in love with her hero and I rooted for the relationship from the very beginning. I especially loved the twists and turns of the second half of the book that kept me turning the pages. Although this is part of a series, it can easily be read as a stand alone so you might want to start here. But, I’m sure that, like me, once you’ve read one of Ms. Yarros’ books, let yourself be immersed in the romance, and given your heart to one of her heroes, you’ll be eager to get your hands on all her books!
I shrieked as the mixer whirred a shrill pitch and batter exploded, hitting the walls, the cabinets, my face…everything. I sputtered as some landed in my mouth, and slammed my hand against the lever to turn it off.
This was going to be a bitch to clean up.
“Are you okay?” Grayson ran in, hair damp from the shower. His eyes widened as he took in the state of his precious kitchen. “You weren’t kidding about the mess.”
“Oh this?” I smiled. “It’s a new aeration technique. I totally meant to do this.” My awesome excuse died as a glob of brownie mix fell off the tip of my nose.
“Is that so?” he asked, walking over to me slowly, consuming my vision. My breath hitched as he swiped his finger across my cheek, and then licked the brownie mix off the digit. Holy hot. “Hmm… I think there’s something to be said for this method. Maybe a little more air in the batter?”
My mouth popped open. “Are you making fun of me?”
He smirked, which must have had a direct link to my panties, because they unanimously voted to drop. Now. There was sexy, and there was Grayson’s tongue sweeping across his lower lip, which was a step beyond hedonistic. His eyes took on a mischievous glint but kept the same signature intensity that held me captive, unable to look anywhere else as he lowered his face toward mine. What…what was he
Do you even care? Nope. Not one bit.
“Maybe another taste to be sure?” he asked, his voice low as his lips skimmed across my jawline. “Mmm. Definitely more.” Shivers coursed down my body. Holy shit. His mouth was actually on me, and I was awake.
He flipped the switch on the mixer and chocolate flew.
“You did not!” I let my knees buckle so I slipped to the floor, leaving Grayson to be splattered by the flying confection.
“I most certainly did!” He lifted me up like I weighed nothing, and batter smacked the back of my tank top. “Man, you’re slippery.” He mock-dropped me.
I yelped, locking my ankles around his waist and my hands around his neck. He turned off the mixer and chuckled low in his throat. “You can laugh?” I asked, yanking my head back to look at him.
“I have been known to on occasion,” he answered, that stupid, crazy-sexy smirk in play despite the chocolate on his cheeks and forehead. How the hell could someone look so hot while literally dripping brownie batter?
“I like it,” I admitted.
His smirk disappeared, and his grip tightened on my bare thighs as his gaze dropped to my lips. They parted as if he’d freaking asked them to. We weren’t just stepping out of the friend-zone here, we were on a damn missile into let- me-jump-you-ville.
“I do, too,” he whispered.
About the Author:
Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and lover of all things chocolate, coffee, and Paleo. In addition to being a mom, military wife, and blogger, she can never choose between Young Adult and New Adult fiction, so she writes both. She’s a graduate of Troy University, where she studied European history and English, but still holds out hope for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Her blog, The Only Girl Among Boys, has been voted the Top Military Mom Blog the last two years, and celebrates the complex issues surrounding the military life she adores.
When she’s not writing, she’s tying on hockey skates for her kids, or sneaking in some guitar time. She is madly in love with her army-aviator husband of eleven years, and they’re currently stationed in Upstate NY with their gaggle of rambunctious kiddos and snoring English Bulldog, but she would always rather be home in Colorado.
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