Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Release Day: Sail, by M. Mabie

Book Two in The Wake Series
by M. Mabie

This isn’t just a two-year long one-night stand. It’s my life.
This is my life. Our life. It isn’t just some careless affair.
I’ve made the worst decisions a woman could, but I’ll earn my second chance.
She can try keeping all the guilt for herself, but I’m just as much to blame.
Loving Casey wasn’t my biggest mistake. Fighting it for so long was.
I’ll show her how fearless our love makes me. I’ll protect her torn heart.
He still has magic in his eyes. He’s the man who makes me happy.
Her voice still brings me to my knees. She says my name like it’s sacred.
I live for the day when I’m his. To take care of him. To love him the way he deserves.
I can’t wait to be all she needs. I can give her a happy life, security and so much love.
Sometimes two ships never meet in the night, but ours did.
Sometimes the water is rough. It beats you all to hell until you have no choice but get stronger.
Our love story reads more like a tragedy, but to me it’s clean and pure.
Let them point their fingers. Without a love like ours, they haven’t really lived. I pity them.
I’m a cheating wife and a villain. I am his honeybee.
I’m a snake in the grass and I sleep best when I’m lying next to his wife.
I want to be his everything.
I’m nothing without her anyway.
This isn’t even close to over.
It’ll never be over.

Sail is the second book in the continuing Wake Series. For more information on the first book in the series see the link for Bait below.
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Bait will remain on Sale until the 1st April

Bait (The Wake Series, Pt. 1)


He was trouble from the start, but I couldn't resist.
She was the best kind of trouble. The kind that was so wrong, it felt right.
I’ve tried and failed to stay away from him.
I’ve done everything in my power to make her mine and keep her.
He’s almost impossible to say no to.
She never tells me yes.
We’re always fighting.
When we’re not fighting, we’re… well… making up.
He makes me laugh so hard.
I miss her laugh the most.
I'm a liar.
She knows the truth, but won’t admit it.
Sometimes, I wish I'd never met him.
I wish we could meet all over again. I'd do better.
His sweet girlfriend knows.
The guy she’s with is a fool.
I’ll never love anyone like I love him.
She doesn’t love me enough to choose us.
It was the wrong place.
It was the wrong time.
It should have been him.
It will always be her.

Our Bait Review 
4.75 out of 5 stars

I have been waiting a while to get my hands on Bait by my friend, M. Mabie.  Since she first announced she was writing it, then with the release of the teasers...simply put I could not wait to get my hands on it!  For those of you who don't know, Ms. Mabie was a blogger turned author.  Her first book, Fade In, was not only hysterical but the story line itself was really good as well.  However, even knowing I liked her writing style I absolutely was not prepared for Blake and Casey's story in Bait.  To say it was freaking amazing is almost an understatement!  I finished this book over 4 days ago and I literally still can't get the details, or the characters out of my head, it's even "haunting" me in my dreams! 

I'm gonna go ahead and tell you, this story has some major cheating in it, so if you are anti stories with unfaithfulness then maybe you should steer clear of this one, but then again, I'm not one who condones cheating either, but damn if I didn't enjoy reading about the mess Blake constantly puts herself in.  Once I got started in the story, vested in the characters, honestly I couldn't put it down.  Blake, the heroine, is dating a guy back home when she visits her friend in San Franciso.  While she "loves" Grant, she has reservations, she just doesn't know if he is the one she wants to tie herself down with.  It's as though her inner conscious is pushing her to sow a few oats, be a little crazy.  Of course in my mind I'm screaming if you're having those feelings he's not "the one" for you, because when you find "the one," your conscious, your heart, your soul, your everything are perfectly aligned.  Anyways, while visiting her best friend, she meets Casey and they instantly hit it off.  Sparks fly and neither one can say no.  But what happens when Blake's night of craziness is over and she must attempt to return to normal life?  

I'm not going to lie, Blake's character really frustrated me.  Throughout most of my time with her I was on the verge pulling my hair out, or throwing my kindle and punching something all at the same time!  Since the story is seamlessly told from alternating POV it was easy for me to forget the other character can't see/hear all that I can.  While I know where each person's feelings and heart truly lie in reality neither one of them knows what the other's intentions are.  Once I calmed down and remembered some of my frustrations eased, but I still maintain she could have prevented so much angst and turmoil, but then again if she had done things differently we wouldn't have had such an awesome story in Bait.  In the end I can honestly say as a whole I do like Blake.  She is funny, carefree and at her core she desperately wants true happiness, but is scared.  She is on the road to finding herself, finding who and what allows her to be the person she was meant to be, she's just taken the bumpy road.  I think most of us can relate.  

Casey has without a doubt made it on my top book boyfriends list!  He makes me laugh, makes me cry, is handsome, romantic and a smart ass for good measure.  I adore him and I will never eat cheesecake or drink coffee the same again!  My heart broke time and time again for him, to the point I couldn't help but think was somewhat of a glutton for punishment.  He knows how to invoke some major reactions from Blake, and in doing so he absolutely brings out the best in her, when she is with him she can be her true self instead the person others want her to be.  Moments with Casey are so freeing to Blake, and as a reader when I was caught up in those moments with the two of them I just knew they were meant to be.  But life isn't easy and taking a leap of faith, placing your whole trust in another person is even more difficult.

I have tried to stay away from specifics in an effort not to spoil the story as well as the experience of reading this story.  The title is perfect and when you learn the meaning behind it, you will proclaim what I did---that is genius!  If you enjoy the kind of books which make you want to devour them in one sitting while at the same time leaving you scared to finish because you are too nervous as to what will happen next then you absolutely need to one click Bait today.  This book will without a doubt open the floodgates to pretty much every emotion you can imagine.  Yes it ends without finishing the story but what else do you expect from Part 1 of a series!  I am counting down the days until Sail releases while still nursing one heck of a book hangover.  M. Mabie needs to hurry and finish Part 2 like yesterday!


Buy links
Barnes & Noble: http://goo.gl/MHXcHA

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