Author: Lesley Jones
Tour Host: Dreams Come True Promotions
Resolution picks up exactly where Saviour left us all hanging! Having left an abusive marriage at 45, Lauren can hardly believe that she has found Gabe, a 35 year old blonde buff sex god, their instant chemistry has convinced him that that he wants to change his serial shagging ways and to make what they have found permanent, he knows that he loves Lauren but relationships are a whole new concept to him and he doesn't always get it right.
Lauren, still reeling from the abuse she has suffered at the hands of her ex husband is not convinced that jumping straight into another marriage is the right thing for her, despite how much she loves Gabe, the sex is amazing, they have no problems there, with Gabe she is growing in confidence and trying things in the bedroom (and every where else) that she never even considered during her marriage but they have known each other for just 10 short weeks and already they have been through enough drama to last a lifetime. Lauren has once again been beaten and humiliated by her soon to be ex-Husband, Gabe has revealed he was sexually abused by his Step-Mother as a teenager, and Gabe’s ex is threatening to stop him seeing his daughter.
Will Lauren listen to taunts from jealous exes and her own self doubt; or will the love (and lust) Lauren has found in Gabe’s arms be enough for her to let go of her painful past to build a future with Gabe. Resolution is the conclusion of Gabe and Laurens story, it will take you on a roller coaster of emotions, with some steamy and erotic sex scenes, just to keep your pulse racing, like Saviour, some scenes are gut wrenching, it will have you laughing, crying and wanting to not only hug Gabe and Lauren but also wanting to shake some sense into them. Buckle up and enjoy the ride.
by Lesley Jones
Published: October 4, 2013, KDP
My rating: 4.5 of 5 ⭐️
Since leaving her abusive marriage of over two decades just a few weeks ago, Lauren's life seems to have gone into fast forward. She has fallen head over ass for ten-years younger and ridiculously gorgeous Gabe, with whom she is having crazy monkey sex all over the place and at any moment. She has moved in with him and has met his slightly messed up family. She also has had the pleasure of having her faced rubbed into some of his 'pre-commitment' escapades, of which there were a great variety, with many.
So despite the fact that her feelings for Gabe are all-consuming and unlike anything she has ever experienced before, when he asks her to marry him after only a few weeks and her not even properly divorced yet, Lauren turns him down flat. Of course that doesn't go over to well with Gabe and before proper explanations can be offered, tempers have taken the argument over the top.
There is no doubt that what they feel for each other is real, but there are too many loose ends yet to clear up and still so many insecurities for each of them to come to terms with. For Gabe the newness of being in love and in a committed relationship of any kind requires some getting used to, and for Lauren the age difference and her 'aging' body image, plus Gabe's philandering history, does little for her self-esteem.
And they are not done yet with the knocks. Lauren's ex will not quietly disappear and the mother of Gabe's daughter is also making herself known. There is a lot of hardship and pain yet to contend with and some happy and hopeful times as well, before life around Lauren and Gabe can finally settle down.
Again! I had to reset my brain a little to adjust to the writing style and the minimal slang differences, but once I was in a few pages......
MAN!!!! It's good......it's painful......it's funny as shit..........it's freakin' HOT.......and at times it is so real, I could see myself in the story.
Character development in these two books overall, but in particular in RESOLUTION is tremendous. To see two people solidly formed by decades of experience in necessary self-preservation, suddenly are challenged to leave behind all the insecurities and defenses that go with them and expose themselves completely to the other. A terrifying prospect, to put the kind of trust you've never really given before, out there.
Gabe, is totally comfortable with himself driving Lauren to distraction in more than one way, which cracked me up because it made for some of the most hilarious and recognizable scenes. These types of 'real-life' inclusions in the story, endeared it to me even more. This is not some flowery scented set up, where the woman, in all her perky perfection, complains about a tiny little belly bump, and a 'real man' maybe has a scar on his face or something?..... No this is a middle-aged woman with stretch marks on a belly that has no tone left in it, who snores and farts in her sleep and a guy who needs to use the crapper in the morning!! But it will only make you love them MORE....A breath of 'fresh' air!!!!
Lesley Jones has found a way to edge along the boundaries of the concept of "TOO".....it is almost (but not quite) too erotic...too dramatic.....too tragic.....too romantic, etcetera.......but instead of it being "too" anything, the book is simply fabulous. Expect extreme emotional and situational swings and be prepared to feel it when you close the book!
✨Brassy, quirky, intense, and blazing hot!!✨
**ARC provided in return for an honest review.**
I am a born and raised Essex girl now living on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, just outside of Melbourne Australia, I moved here with my husband and three sons in 2006.
Not only do I love to write but I also love to read and can devour a book overnight if the story grabs me.
I love watching my sons play football and am very partial to a glass of wine, a nicely chilled Marlborough Sav Blanc being my favourite
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