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Suddenly Us by [Skye, Marie]
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Length: 282 pages Word Wise: Enabled Language: English

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This story is based on actual events. As the reader, it's up to you to determine what is fact, and what is fabricated, for it will never be revealed, to protect those involved. You just may be surprised.

Gwen

Love. Who needs that? Who would want that? Who hasn't had their heart split in two, because they were never their first option, and damn sure their second. I have. But I stayed. Why did I stay? It was love. I wanted to finally feel that I was wanted. It didn't matter if he thought I was worthless. It didn't matter if he degraded me, because he felt like it. Any love is better than no love...right?

Hawkins

Every day, I'm haunted and tormented. When, I look in the mirror I see a failure. A failure that let people that needed me down. I worry that it will happen again. If it happens to the people I care about the most, I don't think I could live with myself. Can I put my torturous past behind me and start to enjoy life? Especially now that I have a reason to live it?

Warning: Certain Scenes may cause a Trigger, or make you uncomfortable. If it does, then I did my job. You've been warned.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 642 KB
  • Print Length: 282 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06XWHDMRY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #95,790 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I am a massive fan of everything that Marie Skye has published, but this book is beyond anything that I could of ever thought this book would be. It smashed through my expectations and has touched me in a way that is equally heartwarming and heartbreaking. We meet Gwen, who is beautiful and sweet but has extreme low self esteem. The most important people in her life have been the ones to constantly put her down while mentally, emotionally and sometime physically abusing her to make herself believe she is unworthy and incapable of being loved. Hawkins is head security of Gwen's bestfriend Emmalins husband Grayson. Hawkins (yes ladies, he is extremely HOT) is intense, unwavering in his attention, protective and loyal, when his paths cross with Gwen he finds an undeniable chemistry that now captures his mind, body and soul. When battling their own demons, they try to trust one another with the burdens that have plagued them constantly, but their battles aren't so easily done. Throughout the book we get to see Gwen and Hawkins navigate their relationship with hardship and struggle and both wondering if they can fix one another enough to make it work and last.
I have read a lot of books in my life, but I have never been so emotionally invested and empathetic towards a character like Gwen, there was something so relatable and captivating about her story that it resonated to me unlike any other character I've ever read. She seemed so fragile and downtrodden, yet I saw strength in her ability to keep going. Hawkins was the perfect balance and character for the endless strength, support, protection and understanding that he provided not just to Gwen but to his family and friends.
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Gwen wants love in her life but it’s easier said than done. After years of giving love to the one, he took it and never gave it back, did he? All he did was hurt her in more ways than one. Gwen was never good enough for him or his family, he thought she was worthless and made her believe it. He degraded her because he could. But Gwen stayed because she thought it was love, wasn’t it? She did not know any different, she had been told it her entire life. She has been destroyed. She holds a secret she has never told anyone.

Hawkins was in the military forces but now he has a good job in security. He is good at his job and will do whatever it takes to keep others safe. But a failure from his past continues to torment him. If he closes his eyes he is haunted everyday by a horror he can not forget. He has sworn to one day make it right. He worries that it could happen to those he loves and cares about but he would die before that happens, he could not live with himself if it happened.

Will Gwen find love? Can she live with all that has happened in her life, or will it finally break her? Can she trust? Can Hawkins put his past behind him? Can he finally start to enjoy love? Will Hawkins throw it all away?

Gwen is such a strong, brave and beautiful person. You can not help feeling for her for all she has had to endure. All she has ever wanted is to be loved and I wanted to take her home and make it all better. Hawkins is the man, although he comes across a little too strong at times but he truly is a good man who loves hard and fast and is also one sexy man. He knows what he wants and goes after it. This is a great story. I recommend reading this captivating story. I definitely want to read more from this author.
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There are things in life that can make us blind. Love is the most powerful one and we can't ignore it, we simply can't so when we find it we need to grab it. I've discovered my love for books only a couple of years but I'm addicted. I want to ignore the outside world and just read and read until my eyes hurt. This book just came to reinforce my statement. Wanna know why? I'm not spoiling so grab it and read.
Marie Skye is a new author to me but I can assure you that I'm hooked really bad. Lol
Her writing is simple, appealing, intense and with hot stuff in the mix, just the way I like it.
Suddenly Us portraits the lifes of Gwen and Hawkins.
Gwen is a sweet girl, shy and very reserved. She's insecure about herself mainly because her mom is always criticizing her. But this is not her only problem, she don't want to get involved with anyone because she was very hurt in the past, let's just say that she hadn'e found true love.
Hawkins is a security man that enjoys his work. He's tormented by things that happened in the past and because of that he don't trust easily. He doesn't want to give himself to anyone because he's afraid to fail. He's afraid to let them down so he prefers to be alone.
I was speechless and nervous when I ended this book. Wanna know why? Because this book is so intense that will leave you breathless. This story has everything, from love to hate, from crime to punishment, from happiness to sadness, it really was the total package. So good, oh my lord, so good. And the hot scenes were breathtaking, dirty, hot and intense as hell.
I know I'm walking backwards but now I want to read the first three books from this series because I want to know the begining of Emmalin and Grayson.
Thank you Marie Skye for this amazing book. Dayum woman... I'm addicted.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is the love story of Gwen and Hawkins 10 April 2017
By Laura Furuta - Published on Amazon.com
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Suddenly Us
By: Marie Skye
5 out of 5 stars

The story Suddenly Us by Marie Skye is a mystery/suspense romance book. This is the love story of Gwen and Hawkins. Two souls that are haunted by the past. Looking for true love and their soul mate. Will they find what they are looking for in each other’s arms? There are some books that just leave an imprint on your heart and this story is one of them. If I could I would rate it far higher than a 5. This story had me from the very beginning and I couldn’t stop until I had read the ending page. Not only is the story amazing, so are the characters of Gwen and Hawkins. Gwen is a woman who has self-doubts about herself. She has been hurt and doesn’t believe that any man can look past how she looks to see what is really inside. Her friends try to reassure her of her beauty and that she is a person worthy of having true happiness. Then one night changes everything. Gwen finds a connection beginning between her and Hawkins. Will she let him into her heart?

Hawkins is a man that is haunted by his past. His life fell apart because of a failed romance and then a failed mission. He then finds that he has a connection with Gwen and would protect her at all costs. Hawkins is a man that takes his current work very seriously. Security is what he does and prides himself on making sure that when he is on the job his attention is fully focused on the task at hand. He is finding this harder and harder as his feelings for Gwen grows. His protectiveness comes out in full force. Can Hawkins convince Gwen that she is worthy of his love and that she is the one that has stolen his heart?

I have read previous books by the author and when I found out that she wrote this new one I just had to read it. Her characters come alive and are unforgettable. The story will have you rooting for Gwen and Hawkins to get their HEA. If you’re looking for a story that will leave you breathless, this is the one. This book does deal with sensitive subjects and has adult situations. It would be recommended for those 18 years of age or older.
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5.0 out of 5 stars She has done it again!!! Absolutely amazing!! 11 April 2017
By Amanda - Published on Amazon.com
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Suddenly Us by Marie Skye is a heart gripping romance. Gwen never thought she would find love. After having her heart split in two by Blake she is determined that love is just not in the cards for her. She stays with him for far longer than she should even though he emotionally abuses her, she stays because it was love, a bad kind of love, but still love. Then one day it’s over and she must pick up the pieces. Move on and maybe find love again. But how will she know if it’s real this time? Who could ever really love someone like her? She might want to be loved but doesn’t think she deserves it.
Hawkins has demons, they torment him at all hours of the day and night. He sees his life as a failure, a mission that was never completed. He is always worried about letting the people that need him down because it’s happened before, so it could happen again. And if it does he won’t be able to live with himself. When Gwen comes into his life he must change his way of thinking. Can he put the past behind him and live for more than just his missions? Can they help each other see that they both deserve to be loved?
I am speechless; this book is everything that a romance should be. I started reading and from the very beginning it had me trapped. Trapped in the heart-breaking stories of Gwen and Hawkins. The things they both went through are things that happen every day, they effect the people around you but no one ever seems to talk about them. This book breaks the barriers on PTSD and abuse, Hawkins shows Gwen the light, that it is not okay what happened to her and that it never should have happened. And Gwen heals Hawkins, because that is what love does, it heals the wounds that the past has left. I must say that Marie Skye is one amazing author and I cannot wait to read what she puts out next.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! 25 April 2017
By Kim Shofner - Published on Amazon.com
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Loved it! Can't wait til the next book. Will we get more of Hadiya's story or is that finished? Can't wait for more.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You will totally love how she has created a story that will just ... 11 April 2017
By Bobbi Jo Wagner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Suddenly Us by Marie Skye is a story that is about being insecure with who you are and PTSD. I have one word for this story, WOW! This author has hit it out of the ball park with this story. You will totally love how she has created a story that will just pull you in from the first word. This story has a little bit of everything in it from some suspense to of course hot sexy romance. You will love how she has created characters that will pull at your heart strings one minute and have you questioning what was she thinking? You will love how these characters connect and really just make this story flow. Find out what happens when two damaged people meet and try to find themselves within each other.

Gwen Lockwood is no stranger to heartbreak. She thinks that she doesn't need love or want it. She has never been the first option to those who love her. She had a bad break up with her ex-boyfriend after a five year relationship. She loved him and no one else will love her so she stayed. She just wanted to be loved and any love is better then none, right? It doesn't matter that he degraded her and made her insecure that is until she meets this hot, sexy man.

Hawkins Michaelson has been tormented by his past since he got out of the military. His PTSD seems to effect every relationship he has had. He feels that he is a failure and that is all he can see. He has let everyone down. Will he be able to put the past behind him and have a future? He has some hope when he meets her. Will she be his reason to live?

Gwen and Hawkins relationship is one that the attraction has been there from the very beginning. She is so insecure that she doesn't want to let him in and he is haunted by his past. What happens when they finally get together? Will fate then tear them apart? Will they find themselves together again? What will fate have in mind for them? You will fall in love with these two characters. They are both strong characters. She is witty but becomes soft around him. She likes to push his buttons but it the punishment what she is really after? He is a strong, take control guy that you will just fall in love with and leave you with a book boyfriend hangover. Find out what happens with these two. Will he keep her safe from the world?

This is my favorite story by Marie Skye and I can't wait to see more from her. Marie is a professional by day and a lover of all things dirty by night. She prefers that her characters work for their happier ever after. She is known as not having a filter and if you ask her opinion you are more likely to get an answer that is witty and blunt. You will love how she has created this story that will pull you into the characters world and you will totally lose track of time. I read this story in one sitting because I just couldn't put it down. You will need to see what happens with these characters. She keeps you engaged in this story until the end. I highly suggest this story as I know you will want to see how hot, sexy their relationship can get and how they become Suddenly Us.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars “You are my perfect…” 11 April 2017
By Liz Vrchota - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
How can you not fall in love with the characters in this book, especially when the handsome Hawkins is the alpha male with all the sweet words! Gwen Lockwood has been through the ringer with men and only has ever really had one boyfriend in her life. Blake, her ex-boyfriend is one messed up man. He was mentally and verbally abusive, and on top of that he cheated on her and left her shocked as to why after wasting five years of her life on him. “Blake was my everything. I gave everything to him. He was the first guy I had sex with, my first relationship, and then one day it was gone, just like that.” Gwen’s best friend Emmalin has been trying to get her back on the dating scene but one more rough run in with a horrible guy she thought was completely different has her swearing off me. “No. I’m done with men. They’re bad news. That is until she runs into her friend’s bodyguard, Hawkins Kyle Michaelson. He is shocked that she has such little self-esteem and thinks so terribly of how she looks that she even ridicules herself. She has spent years being the ‘whale’ or ‘outcast’ depending on the relationship. No one ever found her to be anything but a nuisance. Especially her mother Vivian. “Over the years, I became immune to them, as well as being left out of family holidays, because my mom had it in her head that I looked the size of a whale. But the comments that stung the most? When she brought up my ex-boyfriend.” Hawkins makes it his mission to prove to Gwen that she is worthy of so much more and is a very attractive person. “For some reason, you have yourself believing that you’re this hideous monster. You’re not Gwen. You’re sexy as he**… You’re like a beautiful Dove… Because you’re gentle.” It isn’t an easy road to their happily ever after however. Both of them have past history and secrets that surface at the worst times. I found the fast-paced story line and the detail of each subject that the two dealt with was very intriguing. It kept me on the edge of my seat to find out what was going to happen next. No spoilers but I did enjoy this quote from one of Gwen’s friends in the end of the book so I will leave my review at this… “When you realize, you found the person that you want to fight with, for the rest of your life, and no matter what, you’ll still love them unconditionally.” This is when you know you have found your soulmate.

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