February 13, 2015

Saving Jay by E.M. Abel

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Photographer: T.J. Dinch Photography
Cover Model: Casey West
 
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My life was a dark and desolate place. Consumed by work and full of regret, loneliness had become my closest friend. Ink and a tattoo machine were my therapy, a way to claim my own skin with the art that I loved. The day I walked into her shop, I knew I’d found what I needed. The light I’d been looking for.
Jade When I first looked into those blue eyes I saw a depth behind them that I wanted to explore. Jason “Jay” Clarke was more than a perfectly pressed suit and dimpled smile. He was a man with a heart of gold drowning in the weight of his world. He wanted me to mark him. I never expected him to soothe my aching heart. When our worlds collide and Jay begins to fall apart, will my love be enough to save him? **WARNING: Not recommended for younger readers due to sexual content and language.
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Letting go, Jay turned toward the table and pushed our dishes out of the way. My glass tipped over, spilling water onto the floor, but he didn’t seem to care.
“Sit down,” he told me, taking my hand and guiding me to the edge of the table.
I did as I had been told, getting up on my toes, before sliding my ass over the edge and sitting in front of him. His warm hands ran up my thighs, and his eyes were so dark and passionate that I couldn’t look away.
Kneeling down, Jay picked up one of the belts from our robes before standing up again. “Do you trust me?” he asked, holding the belt in one of his hands.
I glanced at it before meeting his gaze. I did. I probably trusted him more than I should. “Yes,” I whispered, keeping my eyes on his.
Jay’s lips lifted on one side, exposing one of his dimples. “Good,” he said before lifting the white belt and putting it over my eyes.
I gasped in surprise as everything went black. The soft material held my eyes closed as he tied it behind my head. I could feel his warm body in front of me, his thighs touching the insides of my knees. The rain sounded louder as it hit the deck outside. Licking my lips, I waited for Jay to make his next move.
“Lie back,” he whispered next to my ear.
I grinned and slowly leaned back, afraid I might knock something over. Jay’s hands helped guide me down, and once my head touched, I relaxed on the hard wood. Jay’s warmth left me, and I felt so exposed, lying there while blindfolded before him.
A few seconds later, I heard movement in the kitchen. The refrigerator door opened and closed, and I worked to control the rhythm of my breaths as I waited. I vaguely heard Jay’s footsteps as he came back into the room. It was hard to hear anything with the storm outside. Jay’s leg brushed mine before he moved to stand between my legs again. I had to fight the urge to talk. I wanted to ask him what he was going to do. I wanted to beg him to touch me, but I also knew the silence was only building the connection between us.
I have to trust him.
I felt Jay leaning forward, his hand moving to the table beside my shoulder. In the next second, something ice cold was on one of my nipples. I inhaled sharply as Jay’s lips wrapped around it, sucking it into his warm mouth. I sighed. The relief from the cold and the pure erotic feeling of having his mouth on me was almost euphoric.
Releasing me, I felt him move again before doing the same to my other nipple. A gust of wind blew outside, and I heard the rain pounding harder against the glass doors as I sucked in another breath. My legs drew in closer to Jay’s as my back arched off the table, my hands curling around the edges of it. I could feel the warmth of Jay’s chest as I drew closer to him, but he pulled away, and I relaxed back onto the table. I was breathing hard again, waiting to feel what he’d do next.
“God, you’re beautiful,” he said, his voice right above me.

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 Photographer: TJ Dinch
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When did you decide you wanted to be a model?
I never decided I wanted to become a model I kinda just stumbled into it.
Was modeling something you thought about doing?
No, I was just asked to do some shoots and had fun with it.
Tell us 3 random things about yourself.
three random things about me..hmmm....
I am going to school for business to start a non profit organization dealing with orphanages in 3rd world countries, I suck at math and I will never drive another vehicle besides a jeep or ride another bike besides my Harley
How do you feel about being on the Cover of E.M. Abel's book?
I was excited about the opportunity and I am all about helping people out, so when she hit me up I was completely down and excited about it.
What are your plans/hopes for the future?
Finish business school and I'll continue bar tending through college but after I graduate I will start my non profit and spend most my life over seas after that.
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My husband is awesome and also a Chief in the US Navy. This means crazy schedules, uncertainty and lots of nights spent alone writing on my computer.
I have two amazing kids who always know how to make me laugh. I've been passionate about writing since I wrote my first poem in the 3rd grade and I've been using it as a means to express myself since.
I think because I hold my emotions so close and fear being vulnerable I use different forms of self expression- writing, drawing, painting, photography, tattoos- to show the world who I am.

The one rule I use everyday is the Golden Rule--"Treat others the way you'd like to be treated." I believe karma is very real and sometimes she can be a bitch if you make her that way. I love acting crazy, I love to laugh, I love making people laugh, I love the ocean, I love dancing like no one is watching, I love good music, I love good books... oh man I should probably stop there. I love a lot of stuff. Please feel free to write me or send a friend request.   Website: http://emabelbooks.com   Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6930056.E_M_Abel   Twitter: https://twitter.com/EMAbel4   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/e.m.abelbooks 



My 5 Star Review


I have loved all of the books in the Breaking Free Series and Saving Jay was no exception. There is just something about these characters that I have loved, rooted for, and fell in love with. I am so sad to series this come to end, but love that Jay got his story. We first met Jay in Freeing Asia and while I was never Team Jay over Team Marcus, there was something about him that intrigued me.

Jason Clarke isn’t like the other characters we have met in the Breaking Free Series, he is a millionaire, playboy and seems to have the world at his finger tips.

"I enjoy fucking women like I own them, and as you probably already know, I only own the best of everything.”

When we first meet Jay he is placating his mother by going on endless blind dates, with spoiled, self-centered women. At first glance you would probably think he would be interested in this type of woman since it’s easy to assume they are cut from the same cloth. The difference is Jay wanted more. He wanted to work hard, create his own success and then giveback.

Jay wants love, needs love, but has had a hard time finding the type of woman he can love and will love him for the man he is not what he can offer them.


Jade Holliday knows exactly what it is like to suffer. She has just discovered her long time boyfriend has been cheating on her. This isn’t the first offense, it is just the straw that broke the camel’s back. Jade has watched the man she loved turn to drugs and become addicted, she has been physically and mentally abused trying to help him. Now she has decided to make choices for herself. The first thing is moving to Virginia Beach to open her tattoo shop.

While Jade is too humble to admit it, she is famous in her own right for her tattoos. So when she moves into town everyone takes notice of the beautiful artist covered in colorful ink. Jay and Jade first meet when he goes into her new shop looking for ink. Jay is immediately taken back by her beauty. Jade is nothing like the girls he has been setup with and he wants nothing more then to get to know her. Despite Jade’s attraction to Jay she isn’t emotionally ready to get into another relationship.


Instead Jay and Jade beginning hanging out as friends and getting to know each other. This allows both of them to get to know the other without any fears of rejection and getting hurt. However, it’s just a matter of time before their intense chemistry is too much and they are crossing the imaginary lines they have drawn.

Jay and Jade are both successful and from the outside look like they have it all together, but that is far from the truth. I love how these two seemingly perfect people were able to help each other overcome the walls they built, their self doubt and issues with self-worth.


Abel’s writing is so fresh and real. While reading I was able to connect to the characters and feel empathy for them. Both of these characters are damaged, but possess such incredible strength, determination and will. I adored this story from the beginning to the end. It had the perfect level of heart, sexiness and angst. This story didn’t contain drama for the sake of drama, every “issue” was used to define a new depth in their relationship.


I am not sure I could ever rank this series in order of favorites, but I will say Jay definitely steals the title of dirtiest talker. The connection between Jay and Jade was scorching hot, definitely a fan. As if you can’t tell I highly recommend this story! While this can be read as stand alone, I highly recommend reading all the books in the series.

"To love someone is see past the person’s flaws, to forgive the mistakes, and sometimes, to know when to say good-bye.”

Finally, the last thing I want to do is say good-bye to these characters. I want to message EM and tell her she needs to keep going there are so many more stories to tell, but I will trust her creative judgement and be thankful for the stories she gave us in the Breaking Free Series.


ARC kindly provided by EM Abel in exchange for an honest review. 



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