Book 1, Bound Together
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One night. That’s all it was supposed to be.
Blake Thomas’ entire career as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation has led up to this one job: submerging himself in a lifestyle of fast cars and even faster women. He’s deep undercover, building a case to bring down an intricate criminal ring of car thieves in Las Vegas, with no time to think about the one woman he can’t seem to forget. He never imagined his past would become tangled with his present, threatening to be his downfall.
Two years ago, Carly Mathewson planned for a one-night stand with a perfect stranger. What she didn't count on was being reminded of him every time she looked into the emerald eyes of the daughter they unexpectedly created. Since that night, she's devoted herself to keeping her life simple. But when her past refuses to stay buried, she's determined to do everything she can to keep it from jeopardizing what she's worked so hard to achieve. Suddenly, everything and everyone Carly has known aren't quite what they seemed.
Every present has a past. Before they can secure a future together, Blake and Carly are forced to admit that their lives are linked by so much more than just that one night. Without warning, they’re bound together for life.
Great start to a new Series...
Submerged is the first book in Lacey's new series, Bound Together. I loved her Rivers Edge Series so I was extremely excited that a new one was releasing. Now, onto Blake and Carly's journey to love...
Blake and Carly had one amazing night together. That night changed everything. Blake didn't realize when he took Carly home that he would fall for this dark-haired beauty so hard. And in the morning when he had to leave her without even a goodbye, that it would be the hardest and most painful walk out the door. It was his last night as Blake Thomas, FBI agent before he became Blake Crisp, criminal. And two years later, he still misses her and dreams of her every night.
Carly hasn't forgotten her one night with a stranger and looking at the daughter he doesn't know exists, reminds her daily that she fell hard for that man. She doesn't know much about him but he took pieces of her heart and soul with him when he walked out that door. She knew it was only going to be one night because he was starting a new job, God knows where but she still dreams of him and thinks about what it would be like for their daughter to have her father.
Two years. He hasn't seen her in two years and she is now right in front of him in the most unexpected place. Why? Why now? He is submerged into this undercover investigation and so close to the end. He can't compromise the mission now but he also doesn't want to walk away again. He won't. And when he meets the little green eyed girl that looks just as beautiful as her mom, it hits him. He is a father. Her father and he will not let her go. But can he be Blake Crisp and keep his family safe?
The chemistry between Blake and Carly is still there. Hot as ever but they have more to think about than just hot as sin sex. Blake needs Carly to trust him without giving her all the facts. Carly senses something is off but Blake is exactly who and what she wants but when she finds out the truth will she walk away or stay? Can Blake, Carly and Natalia be a family or will Blake have to be a part-time daddy?
I love Blake and Carly! And of course I love their daughter Natalia as well. Blake and Carly are on fire but also sweet and funny. And well, Natalia is a little cutie with a good set of lungs.
Overall...Submerged is suspenseful, sexy, funny, emotional and sweet. It made me swoon, get hot and bothered, laugh and cry and the storyline hooked me in. I can't wait for the next book...the secondary characters are going to have some amazing books in their future. Yum!!!
That night, Carly and I kisses passionately, laughed joyfully, and made love beautifully. It was the perfect end to the night. The perfect way to end Blake Thomas.
He looks good enough to eat, and tonight, I’m famished.
“Have you been watching the Hallmark Channel while I was away?”