by Kele Moon
Heavyweight UFC fighter, Romeo Wellings comes from the hard streets of New York where his family ties to the mafia cause him nothing but pain. His life takes a surprising detour when he crosses paths with the twin sister of his long time enemy. After a steamy one-night stand, he faces the fight of his life, but it’s not in the cage. The secret relationship that blooms between Romeo and his real life Juliet has him battling his family and a dark past rather than let her go.
The only lawyer in her hometown of Garnet, Jules Conner is also a volunteer Sheriff’s deputy and co-owner of a successful MMA training center. Strong and dependable, Jules is always there for those who need her. Until one forbidden night in Las Vegas with Romeo leaves her feeling so alive she can’t stop reaching out to the sexy, bad boy of MMA, even knowing the forbidden love affair could jeopardize everything.
As the tide rises against them and the people they love work at keeping them apart, Romeo and Jules hold onto a dream for a better life together and vow to go down fighting rather than accept a tragic ending.
I didn't know what to expect from this book, I hadn't read the first book in this series, but I can't wait to read it now. Star Crossed was a treat to read, I don't think I ever wanted two characters to make it work more then I wanted to see these two together.
Juliet Conner is a girl with a full plate. She's the only lawyer in her small town, a volunteer sheriffs deputy to her twin brother Wyatt Conner, and bestfriend to the UFC fighter champion who incidentally beat the guy she's lusting after. What's a girl to do?
Romeo Wellings is UFC fighter with a good heart, and a lot of responsibility. When he meets Juliet he is literally knocked off his feet with lust, and wanting her. He can't forget about her, and will use any excuse to have her be in his life. Romeo has finally found a woman he wants to be with, but he's having a hard time convincing Juliet that the relationship is more then just sex.
Juliet wants to keep her Romance with Romeo a secret, she wants to keep it on the physical level, and deny she has any deeper feelings for him. It's hard with the way he pursues her, and she feels her self being swept away in lust and desire. Meeting Romeo is changing her life in ways she never imagined.
The lust and passion between these two characters was so hot, and sizzled off the pages. Ms. moon sure knows her stuff. I couldn't get anything done, because I couldn't put this book down. The secondary characters were intriguing, and I can't wait to see what the author has in store for them in the next books.
Star Crossed took me on a emotional roller coaster , the emotions were completely believable and wide ranging. I rooted for Romeo and Jules, I wanted them to get it together, and make it work. Oh and did I mention the hot hot passionate love scenes.. Wow is all I'm saying. I am definitely looking forward to the next book in this series, and Ms. moon has earned a place on my top author list. Well Done!
“Got enough bags?” asked a warm, sexy voice behind her, amusement laced thickly in his New York accent. “Don’t they teach those country boys manners? They got you carrying everything. I guess chivalry’s officially dead.”
Jules turned around, giving Romeo a look of horror. He just smiled in response, bold and cocky as ever. She wasn’t sure why she was surprised. She glanced back to Wyatt, seeing that he had indeed heard Romeo and was now glaring in their direction as he waited for their tickets.
“Wellings,” she said coolly, despite her pulse picking up and her body responding to him being so near. “Strange coincidence running into you.”
“Not that strange. We all got places to be.” He stepped closer, invading her personal space. Jules jumped when Romeo reached out and grabbed her hand, squeezing it in his larger one. His thumb swept over the top of it as he leaned in and whispered, “If you were on my team, I’d carry all those bags for you.”
Jules jerked her hand out of Romeo’s embrace, turning around to make sure Wyatt hadn’t seen. Feeling very self-conscious, she snapped, “I’m a capable woman. I don’t need anyone to carry my bags for me.”
“Maybe you do, and you just don’t know it yet.” Romeo’s smile grew broader. “You ever think of visiting New York?”
“I’ve been to New York,” Jules said, unable to resist a teasing smirk. “I ain’t all that impressed with it.”
Romeo laughed. “That’s ’cause you haven’t seen my New York.”
Wyatt came up before Jules could respond. He handed her the new ticket, saying, “They fixed ’em.” He grabbed Clay’s carry-on off Jules’s left shoulder, all the while glaring at Romeo before he managed a tense greeting. “Wellings.”
“Conner,” Romeo responded, all good humor gone from his voice.
It was an awkward moment. Jules was just pondering how to break away without being too rude to Romeo or too obvious to Wyatt when one of Romeo’s brothers, who lingered near the sliding glass doors, waved him down.
“You coming or what?”
Romeo waved back, looking irritated at his brother before he gave Jules a look: longing, regret, sadness. She wasn’t real sure what it meant, and she didn’t have time to analyze it.
He turned to leave with a clipped, “Later.”
“Okay,” Jules said softly, trying to sort out her own feelings. That seemed like too humble a good-bye for what they’d shared, but she found herself echoing his words. “Later.”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A freckle-faced redhead born and raised in Hawaii, Kele Moon has always been a bit of a sore thumb and has come to enjoy the novelty of it. She thrives on pushing the envelope and finding ways to make the impossible work in her story telling. With a mad passion for romance, she adores the art of falling in love. The only rules she believes in is that, in love, there are no rules and true love knows no bounds.
So obsessed is she with the beauty of romance and the novelty of creating it, she’s lost in her own wonder world most of the time. Thankfully she married her own dark, handsome, brooding hero who has infinite patience for her airy ways and attempts to keep her grounded. When she leaves her keys in the refrigerator or her cell phone in the oven, he’s usually there to save her from herself. The two of them now reside in Florida with their three beautiful children, who make their lives both fun and challenging in equal parts—they wouldn’t have it any other way.