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Before You: Standalone Contemporary Romance by [Cates, Eve]
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Be with me.
Stay with me.
Just until I don’t need you anymore…’

When Willa Henderson flew to Chicago, she was just supposed to pack up her brother’s apartment and ship everything inside it back to LA. That included packing up his roommate's things up as well. It was a big ask, but Dave was her big brother, so Willa agreed.
The last thing she was expecting was to run into said roommate - the intense German named, André Bauer, a photojournalist who was supposed to be in Afghanistan working for the next few weeks - on her first night there.
She also wasn’t expecting him to throw her out on her a** without even trying to let her explain who she was and why she was there.
Let’s just say it was…hate at first sight.
From the moment they met, they didn’t like each other, and neither of them really had any interest in changing that fact. But one thing they did know, was that they were unequivocally attracted, and it didn’t take too long for them to collide.
With both of them screwed up by their pasts, neither of them could handle a relationship if they tried -
André is a self-confessed a**hole.
Willa is a self-confessed commitment-phone and gets angry whenever she feels.
Then there's Willa’s brother, who could very well kill André if he found out he’d slept with his sister.
But, when desires go unchecked, there’s little that can change the outcome, and eventually Willa and André agreed to give in – just until they got each other out of their system.
They expected it would take a week, maybe two. Then they could walk away without anyone getting hurt.

Before each other, that arrangement might have worked out, but there was something there - an intensity they couldn't explain.

As layers are peeled back and secrets are revealed, they find themselves in a state of need that neither was prepared for...

Before You is a standalone contemporary romance with no cliffhanger and its own HEA.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 807 KB
  • Print Length: 184 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Eve Cates Romance (16 November 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01835JTDC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #54,356 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Two hearts become one!!!! Great love story! 17 November 2015
By Donna Miller - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
This is one of the best love stories I have read! Willa & Andre were two lost souls that came together and found true love. They both had traumatic childhoods that they could not speak about with anyone. I will not give away any spoilers. I highly recommend this book. Thank you Eve Cates for another amazing read!!!!! I loved it!
3.0 out of 5 stars Just OK for me! 18 November 2015
By Joselyn A Perry - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
3-3.5 Solid Stars

I was lucky enough to receive an ARC before this book released and what a treat it was:) I truly adore Author Eve Cates and her books and this was a really great surprise.....a standalone, YAY!!!!! Sorry, sometimes I don't have the time to get bogged down in serials and/or cliffy's and trilogies and so for me personally, most of the time, I LOVE a standalone.

Now with all of that being said, this book was just ok for me! I guess for me I had some minor issues with Willa, hmmmm, I liked her but I didn't if that makes sense. OK, let me re-phrase or try to explain, I liked her overall character but she just "lacked" that extra umph for me. I didn't quite connect with her until the latter half of the book. The fist half, hmmmm, I had some issues with how she treated the newfound "relationship" or whatever she was trying to call it or rather what she was trying to deny, she got more on my nerves than anything:(

Now Andre, he was hot, he was mysterious, he was like watching a "panther" move about his prey, I loved it and although I really LOVED him, even his character was "lacking" something. For me this story was too insta-love for me considering all the factors and don't get me wrong, I wanted them together BUT wished that I had a bit more angst to it as well. I would have liked a bit more "drama" and I don't mean foolish drama for the sake of adding to a story but just a little bit more of "something", see that's what I mean, I felt like I was missing that "bam" in this story.

Congrats to Author Eve Cates on her new release. If you like a quick read, a storyline that moves pretty fast and is low on drama and angst, pick this up:)
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read 11 December 2015
By MAustin - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
Before You by Eve Cates was a great 5 star read.
Romance, Hot Alpha

Be with me.Stay with me. Just until I don't need you anymore...
In the Prologue we get a look at the tragic event that fourteen Willa witnesses. It is so heartbreaking. We jump ahead ten years to her brother Dave talking her into letting him and his roommate move in with her. She agrees to fly to Chicago to finish packing his things up for the movers because he is heading out of town.

I have to say that the first time she meets her brothers roommate Andre he is a real jerk to her and I felt so bad. The way he treated her was terrible. We find that Andre also has a tragic past that causes him to keep everyone at a distance.

As they get to know each other the attraction between Andre and Willa builds. They decide to have a sex only relationship. Can they stick to their agreement? Will they be able to help each other move on from their past tragedies?

I hoped that things could always be this way. It was the first time that I ever had hope for happiness.

Before you was a wonderful story about overcoming tragedy and finding love. I loved the characters, you could feel their connection. This is a stand alone romance that I highly recommend to all romance lovers. Eve Cates does a great job of pulling you in with her writing.
Thank you for a great read!

ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by MAustin from Alpha Book Club
3.0 out of 5 stars Before You 18 November 2015
By CRISSY - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
**** May Contain Spoilers. *********

Before You is the first book I’ve read from Eve Cates. This story is about Willa (Will), her brother Dave and his roommate André. Willa gets a call from her brother Dave asking her to help him move but he’s not moving alone, his roommate André will also be moving with him. Willa and André clash from their very first meeting but their attraction to each other leads them to a sex only relationship; which is perfect for two people fighting against everything they feel. Willa has lived with the tragic death of her parents and the event still affects her today but she’s not the only one; André has his own dark and troubling past that has also changed him. Can their love for each other bring them out of the darkness that forever clouds them? Will their love be enough, or are their feelings for each other more than they can handle? I enjoyed the mysteriousness of André, however, at times Willa acted a little too childish or my liking. I did enjoy a few laughs while reading the conversations between Willa and her best friend Milly. The story was an okay read for me. I was expecting a little more angst from a story like this but didn’t quite get it. The story seemed to move at a steady and slow pace and I expected it to pick up but it never really did. The ending was short and sweet. This wasn’t a bad story, it was just OKAY!
4.0 out of 5 stars loved the heroine, a dreamy hero and great fast paced plot 30 December 2015
By love and stolen kisses - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
After having read, and loved, the serials Eve Cates earlier have written, I was really excited to read her first stand alone.

I was pulled in right from the first page – the prologue - where we see how Willa's parents was murdered in front of her eyes. My heart was beating so fast. I just NEEDED to read the rest.
Ten years later we follow her when she as a favor is packing, and moving, her brother's stuff to her home, while he's away. She's not expecting anyone to be in the appartment, but suddenly a man is standing in front of her. And he's not happy. Next thing she's thrown outside, and she's begging to be left in. Telling him that she has a reason for being there, and not to steal anything.
The misunderstanding is cleared, and the next few days they spend together packing the stuff. The whole time is this intense feeling growing between them. But none of them wanting to act on it (at first) because she's the best friend's sister, and he's complicated, and she's messed up.

I really loved Willa, and how it was her that was the most messed up, and pulling back all the time. And it was incredible sweet to see André, who normally wouldn't mind the loose relationship, but in this case does, and is this sweet and understanding guy, who really does everything to help her the best way possible.

A really great book :)