eBook Details

Sweat Equity

Series: Stewart Realty , Book 2.0
By: Liz Crowe | Other books by Liz Crowe
Published By: Tri Destiny Publishing
Published: Feb 22, 2012
ISBN # 9780956966957
Word Count: 55,700
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EligiblePrice: $3.99

Available in: Mobipocket (.mobi), Adobe Acrobat, Epub
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Categories: Romance>BDSM Romance>Contemporary Romance>Erotic Romance

Description
Jack Gordon thought he’d finally made it. He had a wildly successful career, money in the bank and even returned to his life as Dom, putting an end to a string of unfulfilling sexual encounters. Now that he's made the ultimate commitment to Sara Thornton, he believes all is right in their world. However, a series of misunderstandings and a dose of self-fulfilling prophesy bring his perfectly crafted house of cards tumbling down around him, forcing him to confront lingering misgivings about marriage and trust. Could those be the only two things he can never achieve?

Sara struggles with her intense need for Jack and her desire for less volatility in her busy life, two goals which appear to be mutually exclusive. Although willing to put in the time and emotional effort to make their relationship work, she finds it futile and frustrating, littered with clashes thanks to near-identical personalities and temperaments. Given Sara’s history, easing back into the comfortable status quo becomes easier than fighting a war with the one person who should be her safe haven. But will the easier choice satisfy her the way only Jack can? Is her "war" one that comes from without or within?

Buffeted by circumstance, temptation and distraction, Jack and Sara’s tenuous relationship crumbles, sparking a continuous quest for the ever elusive: trust, love and acceptance. By the time they rebuild a foundation for renewal, fate has other plans. This leaves them both reeling, once again questioning their destiny.
 
Reader Rating:  starstarstarstar (1 Ratings)
Sensuality Rating:   lipliplipliplip
 
Editorial Reviews:
From Silla Beaumont - JERR Gold Star Review
For its realistic story line and dialogue, ability to make me connect with every single character in the book and the capacity to both piss me off and turn me on simultaneously, Sweat Equity is much deserving of a JERR Gold Star Award. I am waiting anxiously for Ms. Crowe's third installment in The Realtors series with bated, and outraged, breath.
From Ashley Carver
Be prepared to read non-stop as the adventure continues & leaves your jaw dropping for more. I 100% recommend this book which has left me anxiously awaiting the next installment. The characters are so amazing and well developed and the situations they experience evoke so much emotion. I couldn't stop reading this book because it was that addicting!
From Lucy Felthouse
The characters, however frustrating they may be, are realistic and have dramas just like everyone else. There's conflict galore, with lots of break up and make up sex, and even more sex besides - and it's always hot!
From Tonya Jewell
I felt so drawn to this series. Although at times my frustrations for the two were almost "boiling" I couldn't turn a page fast enough to see what would happen next. Liz Crowe shows us in the Realtor Series that sometimes the biggest obstacle to overcome in a relationship, is ourselves.
From Loves Vampires - Amazon Reviewer
Liz Crowe has created a story that digs deep into your heart and will not let go. The interactions of the main characters will make you sigh, scream, laugh, pant, throw things, & cry! It was an emotional ride that gave me all the thrills I could want. Once again, her love scenes will leave you very satisfied. I can't wait for her next installment!
From C. Ditter - "According to Ditter" Reviews
Jack and Sarah are the most stubborn, frustrating, fascinating Characters alive!I was ready to throw my Kindle one minute...and sighing with relief the next! I have never pulled so hard for two People to get with the program before!!! It was gripping, exciting, super sexy and heart wrenching all at once!
From Alyssa Hesperia - www.hesperialovesbooks.com
This series, and especially Sweat Equity, is so realistic, raw, emotional, mouth-watering hot & totally ****** up - but I absolutely LOVE it! I recommend it with complete certainty that you'll fall in love and, be just as hooked as I am.
From Jeanne Stone-Hunter,My Book Addiction and More
Crowe has a talent for bringing to the page characters with confused, conflicting emotions who don't even realize they are creating their own misery by trying so hard to avoid broken hearts - just like real life!
Excerpt:
Sara smiled at the man next to her. He'd taken her world and yanked it into his orbit so hard and fast her head still spun some days. God help her she did love him. She put a hand on his sweat-slicked chest, and draped a leg over his. The smell of sex permeated the bedroom. She propped up on her elbow and touched his check.

"Hmm?" his sleepy voice reminded her how much they both needed more shut eye having passed out rather than actually rested last night. He pulled her close. "I'm sorry," he muttered into her hair. "It's just." She nodded into his shoulder. "Shit week, you know. All this wedding talk is not my thing or something. I don't know. I do know I don't deserve you."

"Yeah, that is true. Look, we still have dinner with my parents tonight. My dad is a know-it-all doctor. I dread having the two of you in the same room, frankly, but we have to do it. They're my family and they want to meet you."

She felt him tense beneath her.

"That's fine. I'll be on my best behavior. But I don't want him paying for any of this," he swept a hand towards the small table where she'd piled up magazines and spreadsheets of
wedding planning paraphernalia. "I'm doing it. You're grown, not some little girl needing daddy's money anymore."

She bit her lip. "If he wants to I'm not going to stop him. It's his prerogative. Can't you just go with it?" She sat up, swung her legs to the floor.

Dear God he was so unbelievably stubborn!

He sang the same song, different verse, every time. They'd fight, he'd make up by making love to her. She'd let him. They wouldn't talk about it. Again.
Sighing she stood, stretched her sated and tingling body, her mind back on the massive list of shit to do today. Glancing over her shoulder, she allowed herself a long look at the man who would be her husband. His six-foot five-inch frame firm, legs and arms covered with a light dusting of black hair; torso mostly bare, but for a line of jet-black hair beneath his navel leading down to the part of his body that he had, apparently, shared with so many. Her eyes trailed up, to his firm, square jaw, in need of a shave. Her palm itched to reach out, feel the sandpapery rasp of it, keeping him real.

Mine.

How completely unreal this still seemed, even now after he'd given her yet another mind-boggling set of back-to-back orgasms. That should've been solid evidence he was there, with her, "hers" even. But he wasn't. That small voice in her head, the "Old Sara," with its nagging and worry, poked her psyche once again. You're too alike. It will never work. Jack's eyes opened, at the sound of his own light snore. His sleepy grin made her smile in spite of her heavy heart.

She was no sap. Her own parent's relationship had made her a cynic to the extreme when it came to men. She knew it. She fully acknowledged her own emotional constipation. Yet, she let the man who currently held her heart in his large, talented hands tug her down onto the bed, into the circle of his arms. His skin, smell, and feel eased her as always. She closed her eyes, just for a few minutes.
Reader Reviews (1)
Submitted By: uksuzi on Jan 5, 2013
Goodness me Jack and Sarah are the most stubborn couple ever! (I love really) These books are soo addictive, I just cannot put it down once I get going. This series is a must read!! They were meant to be no matter WHAT!!:)
 

Sweat Equity

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