Title: Coming to Hale
Series: Hale Series Book 1
Author: Marie James
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: May 29, 2015
The only time she trusted someone with her heart, she was just a girl; he betrayed her and left her humiliated. Since then, Lorali Bennett has let that moment in time dictate her life.
Ian Hale, sexy as sin business mogul, has never had more than a passing interest in any particular woman, until a chance encounter with Lorali, leaves a lasting mark on him.
Their fast paced romance is one for the record books, but what will happen when Ian’s secrets come to light? Especially when those secrets will cost her everything she spent years trying to rebuild.
This is a standalone contemporary novel. The next book in the Hale series is Alexa and Garrett’s story: Begging for Hale.
Recommended for readers 18 and up due to strong language and explicit sexual content.
Lorali Bennett has never had luck when it comes to picking men. After being humiliated and duped by her ex-boyfriend Lorali became a bit of a hermit. Focusing on her career as a reporter became her only priority. Little did she know one trip to the laundromat would change everything. Ian Hale stopped to take care of some business late one night only to have a woman run into him that he would come to find impossible to forget about. Lorali finally get the chance to move from writing obituaries to life and style. Little does she know she would come face to face with the man she split fabric softener on.
Lorali and Ian fall fast and hard, but both are completely out of their element when it comes to their relationship. Lorali has serious trust issues and goes into the relationship with eyes wide open. Ian has never experienced the pull and desire for Lorali. He can not get her out of his head. It's so bad it is effecting his work. I must say the sex between these two was intense. While it was interesting to see what Ian planned next I felt most of the first half or so of the book was just sex. I when there was excitement, mystery, and drama in the last half. It kept me turning pages excited to see what happens next. All together it was an interesting story line, great chemistry, well written characters, and intense sex scenes. I'm very excited I just saw Alexa and Grant's story is next! Can't wait to read it!
Marie James, full-time working mother of two boys and wife of 11 years. I've spent almost my entire lifetime living in central Texas, with only short stays in South Carolina, Alabama, and Florida. I've always wanted to write novels and just recently had the gumption to sit down and start one. My passions include reading everything under the sun and sewing. I even listen to audio books while sewing. Coming to Hale is my debut novel and book 1 in the 4 book Hale Series. I have several other story lines worked out for other books once this series is complete. Reading and writing is my happy place. Hope you enjoy my debut novel.