Excerpt + Giveaway: Taken by Storm by Kelli Maine

Hello fellow romance readers,
If you're like me and like reading second-chance romance and have been bitten by the NA (new adult) reading bug, then I think you will like Taken By Storm (out May 7th--tomorrow!) by Kelli Maine.
The emotional rollercoaster of the USA TODAY bestselling Give & Take series by Kelli Maine continues with MJ and Maddie's story!

Maddie Simcoe knows the devastation that comes from keeping secrets. Now, she's desperate to move on from the heartbreak that almost destroyed her -- trading wild passion that once made her knees weak for a life of comfortable stability. But before Maddie can start over, she must return home to put the past behind her once and for all...

When Maddie blows back into MJ Rocha's life, nothing will stop him from proving to her that walking away from him was the biggest mistake of her life -- not even the engagement ring she wears. Her every look, every touch tells MJ that the fire that once raged between them still burns hot, and MJ won't give up until Maddie gives in to the inferno.

Trapped by a hurricane roaring through Turtle Tear Island, MJ and Maddie find shelter in each others' arms. While the lightning flashes, MJ and Maddie are helpless to fight bonds of desire that tie them together. But just as they're about to surrender to the torturous longing that consumes them both, the storm unleashes violent secrets from MJ's past...secrets that could wash away all MJ and Maddie's hopes of forever...
Taken By Storm is one of the books I am currently reading. Look for my review later this month. Need to read reviews now? Check out Taken By Storm's Goodreads page and read what others are saying about this book.

Want something to whet your appetite? Here's an excerpt (Warning: Some profanity ahead.):
"Were you and MJ always friends?" Rachael asked. "I'm sorry. It's none of my business. You just looked a little wistful when you talked about him."

Maddie clutched the edge of the bench. "We were more once, but we weren't good together."

"Why were you bad together?" Rachael asked.

Maddie hadn't told a soul the real reason she'd left MJ. It had been eating away at her for over a year. She wanted to tell someone so badly, but the words were locked deep inside.

"We just were. What we had wasn't a get-married-and-grow-old-together kind of love. It's the kind that burns too fast and explodes. It was too intense." Maddie leaned back and looked up at the sky. "It was young love and not a real, adult relationship that takes into account jobs and futures and goals and the gritty, everyday things that couples face." Maddie sighed. "It was kids' play."


MJ stood listening at the library window. Listening and seething. 

"Kids' play my ass," he muttered. She was afraid. He didn't know why, but he'd make her face her fear.

He'd let her stay away far too long. Now she had these crazy-ass thoughts in her head. 

But that was about to change.
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