Monday, August 18, 2014

~Review: Stay (Alexa Reed #1) by Hilary Wynne~

Set against the steamy and sultry world of South Beach, Florida, a modern romance unfolds in Stay.

Alexa is beautiful, independent and hard to resist for serially unattached Julian. Neither one is looking for a relationship, but their palpable chemistry and instant emotional connection is too strong to ignore. For the first time in years, Julian is interested in more than just sex. He wants a relationship with intoxicating Alexa, but it's not that simple. Not only are Julian and Alexa struggling with the intensity of this new relationship, but they also have to contend with Luke, Alexa's best friend, whose own love for her leaves him willing to do anything to convince her that Julian is not the man for her. Luke's determination and Alexa's secret past threaten to tear Julian and Alexa apart as she struggles to open her heart to love. Julian and Alexa embark upon a roller-coaster ride of emotional and physical passion that both pulls them apart and holds them together. Despite their affinity for each other, Alexa fears that Julian will leave when he learns about her past and Julian is unsure he can love a woman who in so many ways remains a mystery, a woman who keeps threatening to run, a woman who can't decide if she is going to STAY.

Overall Rating:  5 Rockin’ ★★★★

With a relationship gone bad and repercussions that left Alexa in a state of depression it was hard for her to break out and more forward with her life.  When her friends talk her in to going out for dinner and clubbing for her BFF’s birthday she is not prepared for the beautiful sexy man she runs into.  He is everything that a woman could possible dream of in a man and on a scale from one to ten; he would rank as at least a fifteen.  With only one touch electricity flows between them and feelings erupt between them that scare Alexa with thoughts from the past. 
Julian is so much more than his bio discloses.  Alexa cannot believe the man that he is slowly revealing to her.  After an incredible night with him once again the past rears its ugly head and causes her to run as fast as she can away from him. He has some problems in his past to deal with too.  But from the moment his eyes met hers, he knew that she belonged to him.  Will they be able to help each other heal and have a future together?  This is a must read for readers that love a story that touches the heart and soul.

Hero –Julian Bauer: 5 stars
Heroine –Alexa Reed: 5 stars
Steam: 5 stars 
Plot: 5 stars 
Cliffhanger: Yes

Would I recommend this book: Yes! This is a book that you would want to read more than one time!  It has everything that makes a book memorable.  You have an amazing sexy hot love story that is full of emotional drama between the two main characters while parallel characters interact with each other. 

Would I recommend this author: Yes! Ms. Wynn is an unbelievably talented writer that keeps her readers wanting more as they turn each page! This is the first book in a series of three.  She has become a favorite on my list of must reads.

***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***


  1. I love this book and the amazing story between Julian and Alexa. Ms. Hilary Wynne is one of my newest favorite author. This book is hot,steamy but above all a beautiful story to fall in-love with.

  2. That's great, Jessica. I agree with you & can't wait to begin the next book Hold On! It's sure to be another awesome read ;)