Title: Challenged by You
Series: Love in the City #5
Author: Steph Nuss
Release Date: Sept 1, 2016
Paige Abram never faces a problem she can’t solve until her high school sweetheart comes back into her life, and she’s bombarded with memories of their relationship. His presence is almost suffocating, but he’s still just as beautiful as she remembers.
His heart beat differently after its first love.
The moment Drake Wilkins sees her again, the numbness he’s felt since he walked away disappears. But she’s not the same girl he fell in love with back then. She’s colder, not as easy going; she’s a complete stranger now.
Her heart nearly quit after its first loss.
When a funeral has them returning to their hometown, a secret she’s kept from him all these years is revealed. She expects him to push her away but he doesn’t; he tests her just like when they were kids.
Their hearts resuscitate, but in the city, their love will face its biggest challenge of all: survival.
Wanted by You (#1)
Carter was captivated by Ellyson Evans the moment he laid eyes on her, but she was the one girl who didn’t beg for his attention.
He wanted her.
Ellyson vowed to never fall in love, because love can destroy you, but then she met Carter Jennings.
She wanted him.
Unwilling to risk their comfortable friendship, neither confessed their desires.
Losing touch after college, a chance meeting reconnects them.
They want each other.
But love in the city is never quite that easy.
Fantasized by You (#2)
Celebrity fashion designer, Harper Jennings is only months away from turning thirty, and her dream of living a happily ever after has yet to come true.
She’s given up on her fantasy.
Personal trainer and gym owner, Maverick Jones isn’t thrilled about having a designer mentoring in his new clinic, but after meeting the brunette beauty face-to-face, he dreams of having his way with her.
He’s ready to turn his fantasy into reality.
But when their fantasies collide, love in the city becomes more complicated than they ever imagined.
Pleasured by You (#3)
One night of pleasure turns into a summer full of lust.
Fletcher Haney owns several businesses all over New York City, gaining him access to tons of beautiful women. He has no intentions of stopping his womanizing ways, until he sees her again.
She’s the ultimate heartbreaker he can’t forget.
Pastry chef bombshell, Bayler Jennings knows she can have any guy she wants, but when her only memorable one-night stand confronts her, she breaks all of her rules.
He’s the love ‘em and leave ‘em flavor she craves.
But as the seasons change, this two-of-a-kind pair fights falling in love in the city, and they’ll soon realize that with pleasure always comes pain.
Cherished by You (#4)
“Move in with me,” he said.
Being cherished is how Tessa Wilder always imagined falling in love. But for years, she’s always gone for the wrong guys. Now that she’s fallen for one of the good ones, she fears rejection.
“I can’t,” she replied.
Justin Jameson quit looking for a woman after being used so many times for his brains. A bit of an introvert and completely oblivious to women’s advances, he can’t even see that his friend cherishes everything about him.
When Tessa needs a place to stay, Justin’s the first to offer her a room. Hearts are opened; feelings are ventured. They’ll finally know what it’s like to be cherished in the city until one moment threatens the relationship they’ve built.
“I can’t lose you.”
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This author is absolutely brilliant and I've been a huge fan since the first in this series. I swear as this series continues, the books continue to get better and better, making me fall harder and harder with each new couple. Sure this can be read as a standalone but why spoil the other books in the series for yourself? Grab the whole series and start with book one because I promise once you start you won't be able to put the books down.
This book right here may just be the BEST of the series as we get to know Paige and Drake a little better. I loved this book. It as sweet, sexy, passionate, and had a beautiful second chance romance that was years in the making. This author has a knack for making you swoon, smile hard and fall in love throughout her books while making you shed some tears. You will find yourself laughing along with the characters and totally falling in love.
Meet Paige and Drake... two people who were once in love only to have life throw them a curveball. They were high school sweethearts with stars in their eyes. Sometimes life gives us a second chance and that is what they have been offered... but will they take the chance? And what happens when the past creeps back in? And what about the old feelings that still linger years later? But first, secrets must be revealed and the truth must be told.
Can these two find a way to the love they once had? Will Drake accept Paige and the past she cannot change? And most importantly, will they take the time to build what they once had and find their happy ending? Be prepared for smiles, laughs and tears. Their story was beautifully written. I did not want their story to end... at all but alas it did. I am excited to get the next in this captivating series and of course play catch up with the good ol' gang.
I highly recommend this book and series.
If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first...
Wanted by You (Love in the City, #1)
Fantasized by You (Love in the City, #2)
Pleasured by You (Love in the City, #3)
Surprised by You (Love in the City, #3.5)
Cherished by You (Love in the City, #4)
This is Paige and Drake’s story. What happens when you come face to face with your high school sweetheart? Both of them have changed. Both have closed off their hearts. Can they reconnect? Or is this just a bittersweet goodbye? Secrets will be revealed that change everything but will it pull them closer together or further apart? Can they try again for a newer and better relationship or will the past ruin everything?
I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read. I recommend this book and can’t wait for the next story in this series.
Steph Nuss was born and raised in rural Kansas, where she currently resides with her black Labrador son named Gunner. She grew up with a passion for reading and writing. When she’s not immersed into the land of fiction, she enjoys listening to music that came before her time, watching movies and reruns of her favorite shows, and hanging out with her family and friends. She also has a bachelor’s degree in psychology that she’ll never use…unless she’s profiling her characters of course.