Sunday, September 28

***Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway*** It's Always Been You by Victoria Paige

“I’ll wait forever, sunshine. I loved you then. I love you now. I’ll always love you.”

Former Navy SEAL Travis Blake is a rising star in the security business. In two short years, Blake Security Inc. has become highly sought after by the who’s who in Washington DC.

But unbeknownst to many, Travis is haunted by the mysterious death of his wife three years before. He carries with him the guilt of not being there to protect the one person who meant everything to him. He has buried his wife, but his heart refuses to accept that the body six feet under is hers. His obsessive search for her leads him deep into the trenches of covert ops—and everything is not what it seems.

Caitlin Kincaid has been on the run for a while. The sum of her memories began three years ago when she awakened with a broken arm and leg and a severe concussion. Hunted down by a secret group within the U.S. government, her companion persuades her to stay off the grid because of the standing kill order on their heads. One night, while fleeing assassins, she is left on the side of the road with a cryptic message: “It’s time for you to stop running. I’m not the one you love.” 

When Travis receives news that the woman who has turned up at the American Embassy in Berlin could be his wife, he wastes no time getting to her. He is unprepared for the devastation that shreds him when Caitlin looks at him with no recognition in her eyes. Amnesia is a challenging enough obstacle for winning the love of his life back. But with lies defining the past three years of her life, Caitlin becomes wary of anyone’s help.

Love was never the problem. A marriage cannot survive without trust. As sinister forces threaten the bond they are trying to rebuild, trust must come quickly or one of them will die.

* Strong sexual content and language. Disturbing situations.

It's Always Been You is a sweet and sexy romance with a side of suspense. This story had a lot of potential, I was very intrigued to see where all the crazy happening in this book led to. If you are keen for a romance with some action packed drama, something a little bit different to the norm, than you might be interested in reading this novel by Victoria Paige.

Travis Blake is one hell of an alpha male. The man is as bossy and crude as they come and now he has his wife back in his clutches, he will not let her go. He will hunt, hurt and kill anyone who tries to take Caitlin away from him again.

"That right there tells me otherwise. We'll find each other again. And, sunshine, you're not building a wall between us because I'll take it down with a sledgehammer. Fucking amnesia has nothing on us, Caitlin. What we had before was once in a lifetime. You think having it, losing it, and getting it back, I'm going to let it slip through my fingers again? You married a SEAL. We're tenacious, persistent, and we don't know how to fail. You think with the greatest battle in my life, and that's winning you back- I'm going to fuck up now? Not happening. You were mine. You will be mine again." - Travis.

Caitlin, formally known as 'Sarah Blake', has suffered through some very traumatic events that have now led her back into the care of her husband. Sarah was presumed dead a few years ago, she was never seen again until the day she turned up at the Russian Embassy. After fighting for her life and living on the run for years Caitlin now finds herself protected by a man who she barely knows. Travis may be her husband, but there is so much Caitlin doesn't know and doesn't understand. While trying to settle back into a life with some normalcy, danger lurks nearby and is still a current threat to Caitlin. Can Travis keep Caitlin alive and safe? Can two people, practically strangers, fall back into the loving relationship they once shared?

For me, this story moved too fast too quick. Yes it did slow down, but because the first half of the book all happened so fast I was un able to get a good feel for Travis and Caitlin. I didn't experience them building back up that connection that was once between them. Some parts I found unbelievable,  only because of how the hero and heroine reacted and were portrayed in those situations. What has happened to Caitlin is very extreme and to expect her to fit straight back into a normal world with a husband she doesn't even know seemed too much to expect from her. I would have loved to have gotten more emotion and the inner thoughts and feelings of Travis and Caitlin. I feel as though if we had of been given more emotional development from them it would have definitely made a big impact on the story. Now Travis, this man will melt your panties with just the dirty words that come out of his mouth! Holy hell, these sexy scenes were off the charts hot. You will not be disappointed when it comes to those. HOT. DIRTY. WORDS. Caitlin was screwed. Overall, I found that this story held my interest because it was a little different and unexpected, I really did want to find out what was going to happen next. I just didn't feel the emotional connection between our hero and heroine.

★☆★ 3 Stars! ★☆★
Reviewed By Bel Burgess

About the Author
I work as a freelance database administrator, and when I’m not geeking out, I write romantic suspense novels. I live in Richmond, Va—less than two hours away from Washington DC—so most of the settings of my books are in the nation’s capital—of course, I’m not averse to creating fictional towns and cities. ;)

When I’m not arguing with the alpha male characters in my head, I love to watch high-octane action movies. I think Jack Bauer is the shit, which is why most of my characters are such badasses bent on saving the world from evil doers.

I love reading adult contemporary, paranormal, urban fantasy, historical, romantic suspense, and a few new adult fiction as well as military non-fiction.


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