From the award-winning author of the Rock Star Romance books comes a sizzling new series about the O’Donnell siblings. The pull of wild love is irresistible.
She’s had enough drama in her life.
Nicole O’Donnell is more than ready for the fresh start college offers. After a lifetime of trying to help her alcoholic mom and ex-boyfriend get sober, she’s finally learned her lesson: people don’t change. They certainly don’t change for her.
He can never leave his drama behind.
Thanks to his mom’s substance abuse issues, Dylan McCaffrey’s persona non grata in his hometown of Gun Powder, Colorado. So when he scores a free ride to the top university in the country, he’s determined to make something of this fresh start. But his mom has always relied on him, and she’s not handling his absence well at all. If he can just keep up his grades, pay her bills, and come home every break, he might be able to pull off this opportunity.
True love won’t be denied.
No matter how determined they are to steer clear of each other, their combustible connection explodes, especially when Nicole offers Dylan the one thing he can’t bear—hope. Once he has a taste of it—and the irresistible force of her—there’s no going back.
But when he falls too deeply, when he loses sight of his priorities, he might just lose it all.
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A Review for MINE FOR NOW by Ericka Kelly
“You gonna be my champion?”
“If it means I get to wear a cape, then yeah.”
Mine for Now is a well-crafted and emotional coming of age romance in which Erika Kelly masterfully weaves together two very flawed and damaged characters whose individual pasts play a part in defining the present. As young adults finding their way, both Nicole and Dylan are struggling with a similar situation, but their approaches differ greatly. While one wants to let go and move forward, the other struggles with where loyalties should lie.
Nicole O’Donnell has found a new start as a freshman in college. She is ready to accept the past she was dealt and determined to rise above it; she is ready to grab life by the horns and make something of herself. She knows the demons of the past are lurking, but she wants to move forward and prove she can make her dreams come true. So knowing that she cannot change her mother and her addiction, Nicole has walked away and decided to focus on what she can control—her choices and her education. But when she meets Dylan McCaffrey, a boy with his own demons, Nicole must also decide how hard to hold on to love or whether it is better to hold on to one’s self.
Dylan McCaffrey is a young man who has lived his life caring for his alcoholic mother. Every decision he has made has been about how to care for her. So when he decided to make a decision for himself and go away to college, he struggles with whether he had done the right thing, especially when his mother continues to challenge his own dreams and desires. And now that he has met Nicole, a woman who makes him think and feel more than he ever thought possible, he struggles with how to balance the needs of his mother with the desires of the heart. Besides, how can bringing someone into his crazy life be a loving act?
Mine for Now is a powerful story filled with beautiful, damaged, and strong characters who must navigate the ugly reality of the world to determine their own grit. I was extremely impressed with Nicole, the heroine of the story, and how Erika Kelly crafted a lovable and strong woman who never gave up but, instead, dug deeper to rise above. She understood that she needed to hold to her convictions and not settle for less than what was right—especially when it came to love and life. What an amazing example to all! And Dylan? While he struggled with his heart and head, the transformation of his growth as a man and the caring and compassionate nature he shared was heartwarming and fulfilling. Mine for Now has quickly found its place in one of my top reads for 2016!
Desire tore through her, and for a few moments, she didn’t pull away. Because, God, she wanted him so badly.
But then she remembered she wasn’t doing drama. She wasn’t going to pine for a guy she couldn’t have. And Dylan had made it clear she couldn’t have him. His life was not his own, he’d said, and he wasn’t open to seeing things any differently.
How many years had she hoped for Jonathan to change? People don’t change. Her mom hadn’t, Jonathan hadn’t. And if she wanted to be sane, she had to make the choices that were right for her.
She couldn’t help Dylan any more than she could help her mom or Jonathan. She started to get up, but he clamped a hand down, holding her in place. His breathing changed, and his gaze drifted to her mouth.
“Nicole.” His hand went around the back of her neck and brought her down to meet him in a hard kiss. It grew urgent immediately, his tongue brushing hers, sending sparks along her nerves. His hands reached around her back and pressed her tightly against him.
No one had ever kissed her like this—with so much urgency and need. Like he had to have her.
But then she remembered the two girls he’d brought home tonight.
She pulled away from him and got off his lap. “I’m not one of your party favors.”
He looked confused, eyes still glazed, mouth still wet. “My what?”
She motioned to the archway, where his girls had flanked him. “The girls you bring home with you. If you want to be my friend, I guess that’s fine.” They lived and worked together, so it was unavoidable. “But anything else…” She shook her head. “Keep your hands off me.”
His mouth shut, jaw muscle working. He stood, crowding her in the small space, forcing her to step back. “What the hell do you think I’ve been trying to do?”
Erika Kelly’s MINE FOR NOW Tour Schedule:
Movies, Shows & Books – Excerpt
2OCC Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Roxy’s Reviews – Excerpt
TBR Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Book Bitches Blog-Excerpt
SBB Reviews – Review & Excerpt
SnoopDoo’s Book Reviews – Excerpt
What Is That Book About – Excerpt
HEA Novel Thoughts-Review & Excerpt
Krista’s Dust Jacket – Review & Excerpt
The bookworms obsession blog – Review
The Lusty Literate – Excerpt
Quesarasera Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Miss Betty’s Reviews-Review & Excerpt
Book Reader Chronicles – Review & Excerpt
Typical Distractions – Excerpt
Wicked Babes Blog Reviews – Review & Excerpt
This Wacky Momma Reads – Review & Excerpt
Brittany’s Book Blog – Excerpt
Ebook Indulgence – Review
Krissy’s Book Nook – Review & Excerpt
Kick Back & Review – Review & Excerpt
Nicole’s Book Musings – Excerpt
Oh My Growing TBR – Excerpt
Sofia Loves Books-Review & Excerpt
A Taste of Sin – Excerpt
Reading Tigress – Review & Excerpt
The Pervy Ladies Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
EskieMama Reads – Excerpt
Dog-Eared Daydreams – Review & Excerpt
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Rock Out With Sweet Reads – Excerpt
Behind Closed Doors Book Review – Review & Excerpt
The Lovely Books – Review
Southern Yankee Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Short and Sassy Book Blurbs-Review
Ashley Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Pages Abound – Review & Excerpt
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents – Excerpt
Obsessed with Romance-Excerpt
Ramblings From This Chick – Excerpt
Four Chicks Flipping Pages – Review
From the TBR Pile – Review & Excerpt
Miranda’s Library – Review & Excerpt
Smut Book Junkie Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
KatyaRath – Review & Excerpt
Melena’s Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Queenzany – Review & Excerpt
Reading in Pajamas – Review & Excerpt
A Brit and a Yank – Excerpt
AC book blog – Review & Excerpt
G & T’s Indie Café – Excerpt
Sexy Bibliophiles – Review
Deluged with Books Café-Review & Excerpt
Ellesea Loves Reading-Excerpt
About Erika Kelly:
Award-winning author Erika Kelly has been spinning romantic tales all her life–she just didn’t know it. Raised on the classics, she didn’t discover romantic fiction until later in life. From that moment on, she’s been devouring the genre and has found her true voice as an author. Over three decades she’s written poems, screenplays, plays, short stories, and all kinds of women’s fiction novels. Married to the love of her life and raising four children, she’s lived in two countries and seven states, but give her pen and paper, a stack of good books, and a steaming mug of vanilla chai latte and she can make her home anywhere.