Saturday, October 4, 2014

"The Last Thing You See" by Emma South

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The Last Thing You See
by Emma South


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Description
Harper Bayliss is about to pay the full price of fame. That is, if her stalker’s plans work out.
Hollywood’s new favourite starlet is already feeling overwhelmed by the insecurity of her past, a family that controls her every move, and the stresses that come with her job when a brutal attack from a madman takes that stress to a whole new level. But what neither Harper nor her attacker saw coming was the 6’4”, heavily muscled ex-Marine, Nick Martell, throwing himself in harm’s way to save her. After she visits him in the hospital to offer her thanks, she can’t help but be intrigued by the man she finds beneath the bad boy exterior.
Plagued by guilt over his failure to protect the one person that mattered the most, all Nick wants is to find some peace. The tattooed former Marine is scarred, inside and out, but saving Harper Bayliss might be his first step toward redemption. What’s more, her answer to his heartfelt question is about to send them both down a path of scorching passion … and maybe even love.
With the pressures of Harper’s fame and Nick’s guilt working against them, will their feelings be enough to overcome all the obstacles, including the stalker that’s still out there? If he gets his way he’ll show them that, even if they choose each other, you seldom get to choose the last thing you see.
The Last Thing You See from USA Today bestselling author Emma South is a New Adult Romance about letting go of the past to find unconditional love in the present.



Excerpt
"My face maintained perfect innocence when I saw him glance down my body, the lapels of my jacket were open enough to show a bit of skin after all. Nick looked back up and smiled, and that broke my concentration enough that I smiled back.
“Your belt is tied up wrong,” he said.
“It is?”
“Yeah, a knot like that sticks out too much, and when you’re down on the ground it can dig in and be uncomfortable. The ends are too long and loose, not to mention it’ll probably come undone a lot. Of course belts are always coming undone when you roll.”
“Roll?”
“When you spar.”
“Oh.”
“Here, this is how it’s done.”
Nick tugged at my white belt and undid the simple knot I had tied and then moved behind me with the belt in his hands. Was he putting the moves on me? I turned my head to the left and kept him just in the corner of my eye. Was this the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu equivalent of the chivalrous man helping the love interest with her pool shot or her golf swing?
“Left side over right,” he said.
“Huh?”
“Your jacket, left side over the right side, nice and tight.”
“Oh, right.”
My jacket hung loose without the belt to hold it closed and I pulled the right side over my torso before pulling the left side over the top of it.  Nick lifted the belt over my head from behind and brought it down to waist-level.
“OK, watch. You pull both sides around the back and then to the front again, the belt goes around twice, see?”
“Yeah.”
Nick was close behind me and I leaned back an inch or so, feeling the rear of my shoulders touch his chest as he bent down to tie my belt.  My eyes were on my belt, but my mind was on him."



Featured Review
Emma South can write a story!!! She is a must read!!!
Harper and Nick meet by "accident". He becomes her hero, she becomes his. Harper is an up and coming actress, her mom is her manager and her brother stands in as a bodyguard. One day as the are walking to their car, she is attacked by a stalker/obsessed fan. Before being attacked her focus was on the man standing on the corner with scars and tattoos, but he is the one who jumps in to save her. After visiting him at the hospital she sees the good in Nick her hero, ex-marine/bodyguard and Nick realizes she is a real caring person not some fake/standoff actress. Harper feels so comfortable with Nick that she wants to spend more time with him and comes up with a plan for him to teach her jiu jitsu for her next role. They both have pasts they are trying to deal with. As this friendship grows so does their trust with one another. They soon are opening up and sharing their pasts, secrets and fears.
This story is about growing, trusting and finding the one who makes your life worth it. You will not be able to put this book down as there is so more to it!



From the Author
I’m in my thirties and living in New Zealand. A little over a year ago I lost somebody very close to me. I was lucky in a way, I was given enough time to make a promise. My promise was that I would never forget our young and innocent love, and it’s a promise I intend to keep.
My writing is a way to help me keep that promise. I’ve always enjoyed writing but was forced into being ‘prudent’ and giving myself over to soul-crushing office work for the sake of a steady salary. Recent events forced me to re-evaluate my priorities and I decided to take a chance. I like to put little pieces of ‘us’ into my writing, from funny conversations we had, to apocalyptic arguments, to that special feeling you get when you hop into bed fully aware that your feet are freezing but your partner doesn’t kick you away.
Even though these things are set in fictional worlds and attached to fictional characters, in a way it feels like I’m doing something that will make our love live forever. If somebody reads one of my stories and likes a joke or sheds a tear, then our love has lived on, and I thank any readers I might have for that.


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