reading Uncovering You: The Contract. I had no high hopes and didn’t even know
how long the book was; I just figured I would start reading it. Well, I started
it at 12pm, and 3 hours later I was done reading this amazeball book. I really enjoyed it and cannot wait for the
next book in this series to come out.
unfamiliar room, I have no idea what’s waiting for me in the shadows. My
imagination conjures up demons of the worst kind.
and asked to sign. It outlines the terms of my servitude. The only information
I have about my captor are the two small letters inked at the bottom:
do everything I can to avoid becoming ensnared in his twisted mind games. But
in the end, it all comes down to one choice:
- I didn’t know it was a series. I thought it was a one and done book. Well, it
wasn’t, and truth be told, that didn’t bother me at all. Because unlike some other
book series, this book ended right where it needed to end, which is so very
important to me. I will hate a book just because I thought the ending sucked. Uncovering
You: The Contract brought me only so far in the story, and then it ended. It
wasn’t in the middle of a conversation or in the middle of a scene. It didn’t leave me wondering what the hell happened.
It had a beginning, middle, and end, and just as the author promised, “each
volume is fully-contained story with a climax and a conclusion.” So kudos to Scarlett
Edwards for knowing how to properly conclude a book in a series without me
feeling frustrated with her.
- Lilly Reed: Thanks to
those flashbacks, I learned a little bit about her past and how she ended up
trapped in that room, but I wanted to know more like what really happened with
Paul and what’s up with her mother? How
would I describe her: strong-willed, inquisitive, and determined. What am I
looking forward to in the next book: Seeing if anything else in her past influenced
her present predicament and the future power struggle between her and J.S. I just know that she will fight him every step
of the way. It’s in her nature. It is who she is.
- Speaking of J.S and being trapped (or should I say collared
and tied to a marble white pillar)…… The excitement of reading this book was
finding out the identity of J.S.? Who
was this mysterious person that signed his name J.S. on that vile contract and
why did he kidnap her? The main focus of
this book was about her discovering who J.S. was, and then it happened, that
aha moment. Scarlett Edwards built you up for 20 chapters, and then led you to
the promise land. Loved it!
- J.S.: Why? Why? Why? That’s all I need to know. I can’t wait to see why he kidnapped her, and
if he played a part in her moving to California for an internship. I want to
learn more about him.
- The Contract: “Always, I expect my property to perform to
the highest standards…..Do not disappoint me.” Holy smokes batman! Sex payments
for paying off my loans. Hmm……
- Paul: Does he have anything to do with this? I felt like he
was an important person in her life. I didn’t believe he just left like her mom
said. I just know that after reading
this book he will pop up later in the series, and I cannot wait.
- Anywho, I loved the writing. Loved the flashbacks. Loved the
pace of the story. I can’t wait until April 20th for Uncovering You
#2 to come out.
- I gave this book 5 bookworm stars.
Please add this book on Goodreads. This book releases on Thursday, March 27th. I’ll update this review with purchase links as they become available.
P.S. An ARC was kindly
provided by the author in exchange for an honest review and as a member of the
blog tour hosted by Fiesty Girls Book Club.
mistaking that rich, masculine treble.
turning. I curse my inability to hide my surprise. He totally caught me
off-guard. I have to look up to meet his eyes. Then up some more.
striking it should belong to a Greek god.
Late thirties, maybe early forties.
company when he was younger than me!
cheeks. His jet-black hair is styled in long, natural waves. My fingers itch to
run through it.
might be too big on a less imposing man, but on him, it’s perfect.
purest masculinity I’ve ever seen.
my God. His eyes. They pierce into me like honing missiles. They are the
deepest black I have ever seen. They would be frightening if they weren’t so
beautiful. When the light reflects a certain way, you catch a glimpse of the
sapphires. His eyes reveal a cunning intellect. Those eyes do not miss a
height, his wide shoulders, his confident-yet-at-ease posture… and Stonehart
cuts an intimidating figure.
before I can stop it. No ring. He’s unmarried.
expectantly. His eyes narrow ever so slightly, and I feel like I’m being
dissected, measured up, and tucked away in some small corner of his brain. I
imagine this is what a gemstone feels like under the magnifying class of the
most critical appraiser.
come to with a start, realizing I haven’t said anything in ages. I open my
mouth, but the capacity for speech seems like a foreign concept to my brain.
behind. I stagger forward. I’m not used to these shoes, so my heel steps the
wrong way. My ankle twists under me, and I start to fall.
on my elbow tightens, and Stonehart pulls me into him.
steel wall the man has for a body. I catch a scent of his cologne. It’s a deep,
musky smell with a hint of charred spruce that is all male. It scrambles my
thoughts even more.
out. From the corner of my eye, I see the postman giving a hurried, apologetic
than a second, it feels like an eternity. Pressed up against him like that, I
don’t want to move. I know that I couldn’t have made a worse first impression.
a firm yet gentle grip. Our eyes meet. I flush the most vibrant red. His
fingers graze my forehead as he brushes a lock of hair out of my face.
imagined vanishes when Stonehart takes out his cell. He long dials a key and
growls an order. “Steven. See the delivery boy leaving right now? Have his
building pass revoked.”
speaking. “Wait. I thought of one better. Bar his company from accessing the
building.” There’s a pause. “For how long? Indefinitely. FedEx can talk to me
when they have an improved employee selection program in place.”
enough time to compose myself. My heart’s still beating out of my chest. But
nobody has to know that.
“You’re going to restrict the entire company from serving this building because
answer. “A company’s employees are its most important asset. Their behavior
reflects the organization as a whole. If FedEx decided that clown is good
enough for them, it tells me they’re sloppy. I do not do business with sloppy
the building?” I ask. “Won’t that piss them off?”
how improper my question is, my cheeks flame red again.
he cannot believe I asked that question. I open my mouth to apologize for my
imprudence, hating the way my professional skills have evaporated into thin
air. I’m cut off by a short, barked laugh.
“I believe that is the most direct and honest question anybody has dared ask me
in weeks.” He takes my elbow again and leads me to the elevators. I have to
take two quick steps to match one of his long strides.
be ‘pissed off.’ But the perk of owning a building—” he hits the elevator call
button, “—is that you get to make executive decisions.” He gives me an
unreadable glance as the doors open. “That is, at the risk of being questioned
by inexperienced interns.”
don’t know what is. I flush scarlet red for the third time since I’ve met him.
I’ve never had a man throw me so off balance.
which I’m infinitely thankful. The trip up will give me some time to
the crowd files out, meek as mice, when Stonehart steps in. None of the people
waiting in the lobby follow us.
here with him. My heart’s beating as fast as a hummingbird’s wings.
“Impressed?” he asks.
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Get to know Scarlett Edwards:
I’m Scarlett Edwards. I wrote my
first book as a college sophomore. After six months of edits, it made its debut
as Yours to Savor.
I’ve written more books since then. You can find them all here.
changes. I used to think I’d need a degree to get a “Real Job.” Then I wrote a
few books, they got somewhat popular, and now I’m living the life as a
full-time romance author.
making my dreams come true!