Beholden To You By: Carlie Sexton
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 Beholden To You Synopsis:
On the heels of tragic loss, the stunning and innocent Natalie Mason, meets handsome business mogul Mac Carter. As Natalie attempts to pick up the pieces of her shattered life, circumstances beyond her control draw her and Mac into a situation she wants kept secret. The two are a matched set having both experienced immense loss in their lives. Uncertain of what she should do, she decides to give fate a chance, opening her heart to Mac, who just wants to love her.

But the past, who often times takes no prisoners, rears its ugly head in a double dose. Mac’s ex-girlfriend cannot accept that their love affair is over and takes drastic measures through deception and blackmail to ensure that Mac will be hers.

Natalie, on the other hand, has to face the one responsible for her sister’s death. As her journey begins to bring justice and closure, the past transports to her feet an unexpected surprise—a long lost love desiring to posses her as his once again.

Will Mac and Natalie’s newly blossoming love be able to endure what the past has delivered or will the victors of their hearts be the old flames who are staking their claim?

Author Bio:

I have always had a passion for reading my entire life. I love it so that I dedicated my life to educating children. As a teacher, I have had the profound pleasure of teaching children to read and explore their imaginations through a good book. Just recently I decided to write a story that had been on my mind. Now I have several that I want to turn into additional books. Writing has become a passion that I dearly love.

I live with my handsome husband in Southern California. We enjoy the relaxed lifestyle that California provides. We have two beautiful dogs, but no children.

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Closing the door behind me, I was grateful to be back in my own room. Peeling out of my clothes, I quickly got into the shower. It felt like an oasis, the water caressing my body. Thoughts of Mac and I in bed were coming back to me like rapid fire from a machine gun. These thoughts startled me as my body began to respond to the pictures in my mind. Mac knew his way around a female’s body and it certainly felt as though he had pulled out all the stops with me. When I closed my eyes I could visualize his head between my legs. The memory of it made my insides clench down deep. Then I remembered the culmination of his efforts and my body’s response in a tantalizing orgasm. It was unlike anything I had ever experienced before. 

I had to push those thoughts out of my head because the whole situation was crazy. We got married, and he didn’t seem to be taken aback by it. In fact, he was calm about the whole thing. Strange reaction for a guy. I felt kind of bad for running out of there like I did, but when I fell on him, things became real—too real. I began remembering in that moment our intimate interaction, and for a split second, I thought about surrendering to my desire for him. Again. Willingly. While sober. If I had, we’d be in bed together, and he’d be doing…

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My Review
Beholden to You is a spin-off of Carlie Sexton's The Killer Next Door trilogy, which is absolutely fantastic. BTY tells the story of Mac and Natalie, two friends of Kate and Neil, who first meet around Thanksgiving. The meeting is a bit of a disaster, but the pair seemingly hit it off. When Neil and Kate, and Charlie and Mitch, get engaged and plan a trip to Vegas to celebrate, Mac and Natalie are invited along. BTY starts off with the morning after of their first night in Vegas. Natalie wakes up in bed with Mac, and she discovers that they also apparently got married. She freaks a little, which is understandable, but she is willing to work on just dating Mac and see where things go instead of getting an annulment. The two of them have a very intense whirlwind romance, and soon, Natalie is finding herself unable to resist everything about Mac. The pair eventually reveal their secret to their friends, although Neil and Mitch already know because Mac spills the beans earlier in the story, and they make their marriage official with a real wedding.

Overall, Beholden to You is a decent read. I wasn't overly fond of Mac being a bit...pushy, if you will. He seemed to really be rushing into things, and that was the main thing I didn't care for. I prefer longer romances that aren't so quick to happen, I guess you could say. I also wish Natalie had maybe been a little stronger when it came to dealing with her ex, but other than that, I enjoyed the book. It was a fun read, and it was nice to see a couple of the other characters from the KND trilogy have their stories put into words. Even if you haven't read the trilogy, you can still read BTY and understand what's going on. And who knows, maybe it'll encourage you to read the KND trilogy, as well. Definitely recommend anything by Carlie Sexton.


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