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Given To You by Carlie Sexton - Book Tour & Review

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Title:   Given to You (The Killer Next Door #3)
Author:  Carlie Sexton
Genre: New Adult / Erotic Romance Thriller
Publication Date:  September 24, 2013
Cover Designed By:  Hot Damn Designs
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.

To give is a virtue. But to give your very self, the ultimate bequest. Offered in love, it can be wondrous. Offered in desperation, it can be deadly.

In Book Two of this three-part epic, young and tempting Kate Simmons at last seemed to have reached a safe haven of happiness when she moved in with Neil, ambitious and persevering, both in his legal practice and his love life. Taking great care to protect his trophy and the surprise he had in mind for Kate, Neil hired security to accompany his soon-to-be fiancée on a scavenger hunt of a lifetime. As Book Three continues their saga, it is life itself that is in the balance when Kate becomes the hunted as the jilted Roger snatches his prey.

The obsessed minds of Neil and Roger now take aim squarely at each other with a bare and exposed Kate directly in the crossfire. Knowing her very life will be the winner’s spoil, Kate stares agony in its ghastly face as it approaches for the death dance. 

There is no time, no place, no safety in a war of fixation. A war in which the winner will be either the last one standing, or the last one to die.

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Purchase Links
Given to You (Book #3) Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo
Taken by You (Book #2)  Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo
Fallen for You (Book #1) Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iTunes

My Review

Given To You is the third book in the Killer Next Door trilogy. Like Taken By You, Given To You picks up right where the last book left off. Roger is adamant about keeping Kate, no matter the cost. He will do anything to get her to stay with him. Anything.

What started out as a wonderful day for Kate turns into her worst nightmare. Neil sends her on a scavenger hunt, planning to propose at the end of it. But as she's getting her hair and nails done, Roger strikes. He takes out her bodyguard and kidnaps her as she's leaving the salon.

Kate knows she has two options: try and find a way to save herself and escape, or play along and hope Roger won't kill her. When they stop at a gas station, she goes to the bathroom. While attempting to write a message for help, Roger bursts in and threatens her. Knowing her only hope now is for Neil to discover what happened and try to find her, Kate decides to play along with Roger, even though the thought of being with him disgusts her.

Roger takes Kate and his son Jacob to a secluded cabin, and Kate's worst fears seem to be coming true. Not only is Neil never going to find her there, but she's going to have to be with Roger intimately.

However, Neil is smarter than Roger expects, and he manages to get a lead on where Kate might be. So he takes off, knowing he'll do whatever it takes to protect the woman of his dreams.

Now I don't want to give anything else away, but there are a lot more intense scenes as the book progresses. However, I did feel like some of it was rushed, and at other times, I thought it dragged on a little bit. I was still intrigued by what was happening and couldn't wait to see how it ended, but at the same time, I started to lose interest in certain spots and had to keep pushing through to get to the good stuff.

I felt like Neil was a bit...pushy about things in this book. Kate was a bit too accommodating, and even though I understand why they did what they did, I felt it was a bit too fast and a bit...too unrealistic for me. It was nice, but I felt a bit frustrated, I suppose.

Overall, Given To You is a good read, but I wasn't as hooked by it as I was with the first two. I'd give it 3 1/2 stars.

About the Author
Carlie Sexton has had a passion for reading her entire life. She loves it so that she dedicated her life to educating children. As a teacher, she has had the profound pleasure of teaching children to read and explore their imaginations through a good book. Just recently she decided to write a story that had been on her mind. Now she has several that she wants to turn into additional books. Writing has become a passion that she dearly loves.

Carlie lives with her handsome husband in Southern California. They enjoy the relaxed lifestyle that California provides. They have two beautiful dogs, but no children.

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• One complete, signed paperback set of the Killers Next Door w/swag (US Residents ONLY)
• One complete set of ebooks
• Three (3) $10 Amazon Gift Cards

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