Beneath the Surface by M.A. Stacie

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Kyran Reese is quite a fascinating character. I found him to have two very distinct sides to his personality. Most people know him as the successful CEO of The Reese Corporation.  Very few people get to see the street fighter in the chalk circle. Kyran is successful at work because is cold and always in control.  For Kyran to deal with the stress of his family and work he turned to bare knuckle fighting. He tries to keep the fights to a minimum as he doesn’t want to come to work with a black eye. But over the past few weeks he has turned to fighting more often.

He was an addict. It just wasn’t of the chemical kind.

Dale Porter is the bold and brassy new assistant at The Reese Corporation. She is working for Taylor, which is Kyran’s brother.  Even though she is Taylor’s assistant she ends up working with Kyran more. Dale soon becomes the only person that really gets to know both sides of Kyran.  She is familiar with the business man and comes to find out that he is also a fighter at the bar, Metro where her brother works.

He let very few people see beneath the surface

After one of Kyran’s fights Dale takes him home and watches over him. They both realize that they are attracted to each other and starting having a relationship.  As Kyran and Dale grow closer there are outside sources that threaten to tear them apart.

The first thing that drew me to this book was the cover, I love it! I don’t say that often about book covers, but there is something really sexy about this one.  I also found myself really drawn to Kyran. He is a very, very interesting character. I love the mix of his personality. I was charmed by Dale as she was willing to speak her mind to Kyran. She is a very strong character and I felt she was a perfect fit for him. She is also very funny at times, when she stars referencing Edward Lewis from Pretty Woman, I couldn’t stop laughing. I liked her right there. The shower scene between Kyran and Dale was OMG so hot. They have great chemistry and it is evident throughout the story.

My Favorite Quote

“I was falling in love with you. Hook.Line. And fucking sinker. You took the ground from under my feet and left me with nothing to cling to but you”

Beneath the Surface is one of the most enjoyable books I read this year. It is a well written story with really well developed characters. I found myself sucked into the story very quickly and couldn’t put the book down until it was finished. I hope to read more my books by the author.

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GIVEAWAY! An e-book of Beneath the Surface by M.A. Stacie. Leave a comment and I will pick a winner. 

Beneath the Surface:

Kyran Reese is a man in control. Driven when it comes to work, focused when it comes to play. From his office to the chalk circle of Metro’s bare-knuckle boxing ring, his only thought is to win. That thirst heightens when Dale Porter enters his life. His brother’s assistant should be off-limits, but her witty comments and sarcastic comebacks have him desperate to get her between the sheets. After receiving an unexpected left hook, Kyran gets exactly what he wants, though he makes the rules very clear.

When Dale agrees to Kyran’s relationship stipulation of no labels, she’s sucked into a whirlwind of lust, money, and underground boxing.  The agreement to keep their lust away from the office is discarded when rules are molded to suit their ever-increasing attraction. Dale fights her growing affection, trying to hide it even when the world around them spirals out of control. All too soon she realizes she can’t hide her true feelings any longer.

Kyran begins to wonder if he’s finally met his match, and with his family falling apart before his eyes, he turns to the two things he knows will keep him sane: boxing and Dale. Those crutches can’t last forever, and when Kyran finds it harder to function he is left with a decision he never thought he’d have to make.

Could playing to win mean playing for keeps?

Author Bio: M. A. Stacie is never without a book or her eReader. A voracious reader, with a love of sexy, yet angst ridden novels, she adores getting lost in new worlds. Her need to write did not grip her until after her second son was born, when her previous rambles became fully fledged stories.

 She describes herself as one huge contradiction, and though not the most conventional of hobbies, she counts getting new tattoos as one of hers. Along with knitting, listening to loud music, and playing the Wii with her children. M. A. Stacie lives in the UK with her husband and three sons.mstacieBuying link:

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