Thursday, May 28, 2015

Blog Tour: Always Yours, Baby by Airicka Phoenix


How could someone so pure want filth like him?

Damon Comb was no stranger to pain, hunger, loneliness, and abandonment. Being given a family that would die for one another didn’t erase six years of torture. It didn’t take away the nightmares. She did. She was everything someone like him should never be allowed. She was goodness and strength and she made him human.

How could someone so broken complete her?

Willa McClain had it all, a family that adored each other, the love of an entire town and a future she worked her butt off to get. But all she wanted was the boy with the sad blue eyes and the crooked smile. He was her best friend, her protector and the only one who really understood her.

How could a love like theirs be extinguished?

But nothing ever lasted forever. Damon knew better than anyone how quickly the tides could change. Can he keep his past at bay before it consumes the only light in his dark world? Can he finally tell Willa the truth, or will his fears tear them apart forever?

How could love so strong ever fail?

4.5 Star Review by Lisa Kane

Willa is the daughter of Lily and Sloan McClain and Damon Comb is the adoptive son of Cole and Beth McClain. Damon spent the first 6 years of his life severely abused and neglected by his father. Those memories still haunt him and he has never really believed he is worthy of love. He works for Sloan at his furniture moving business, but he's smart and excelled at math in college. He just hasn't figured out what he wants to do next. But the thing he has never questioned is his love for Willa.
He has loved that girl since the first time he laid eyes on her. They are the best of friends and have been inseparable.

But both are hiding something from the other. The love they have is more than a best friend kind of love, but neither one wants to be the one to say it out loud. What if this changes everything? What if the other doesn't feel the same way? That pain would kill them and their lives would never be the same. No matter that Calla, Willa's half sister (her father is Cole and her mother is Lilly) and her husband Jared (Damon's best friend) have been telling them for years to just admit their feelings and get on with their lives.

Damon is 25 and Willa is 23, both have finished college and are living with each other. Both are still virgins. I know you just read this sentence again and said...ok..maybe Willa you can believe that about, but Damon? If you've read the series, then you know he is all about Willa. Only Willa. Other girls never interested him. Even when his closest friends were screwing around, Damon had no interest. It would be Willa or no other.

Breaking down their barriers is easier said than done. Damon agrees to one of Jared's stupid ideas to see if Willa would agree to date another guy. Just to see if she's all about Damon. Once he agrees, he knows this isn't going to be a good thing.

"But what if you'd said yes?"
Voicing his fears to anyone else would have mortified him. But she knew them all as closely as he did. She had held him through the nightmares, had wiped his tears, and promised never to let anyone hurt him again. He hadn't cried or had a nightmare in years, but he knew it was only because she was always close by.
"Then I guess you would have had to challenge Michael to a duel in my honor."

And once the do admit how they really feel about each other, taking the next step isn't as easy as one would seem.

What kind of guy in his mid-twenties had never had sex or even kissed a girl? What kind of guy waited for one girl his entire life? And what the hell would he have done if she'd turned him down? What girl would want someone so inexperienced? 

But admitting their love and giving in to their feelings should complete their life right? But what happens when Damon's nightmares come back? When the past he thinks is past isn't?

He didn't belong with them anymore. He couldn't look at them knowing that all of this was his fault. He couldn't bring himself to meet Sloan's eyes, not when there was a resentment there.

I adore this series. The first two stories were about Lily and Sloan and then Beth and Cole. The next one was Jared and Calla's and now Damon and Willa's. Toby's  (Beth and Cole's son) will be the last of the series, but I keep hoping that Ms. Phoenix will continue it. Maybe the grand babies' stories?

"Because you saw me when no one else did."



Forever His Baby *Sloan & Lily* (Book 1):
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Bye-Bye Baby *Cole & Beth* (Book 2):
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Be My Baby *Calla & Jared* (Book 3):
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Airicka Phoenix is a romance junkie with an incurable addiction to chocolate. She is also a prolific author of several novels written for young adult and new adult romance addicts who love bad boys, hot kisses and a gritty plot. Airicka prides herself in producing quality material her readers can fall in love with again and again.

When she's not hard at work bleeding words onto paper, Airicka can be found cuddling with her family, reading, watching TV shows, or just finding excuses not to do chores.

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