Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Mind Over Matter by Kaia Bennett

Title: Mind Over Matter
Series: Loose Ends (#3)
Author: Kaia Bennett
From: Review Copy (Blog Tour)
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Release Date: 28th July 2015
Challenges: COYER Scavenger Hunt, 2015 New Release Challenge, 2015 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (12 points)
Links: Goodreads - Amazon

It's been a year since Gabriel and Nicole decided they were better off apart. One year of moving on; or at least of pretending to. Determined to prove that there is nothing more between them, they set about rebuilding their abandoned friendship. But some things aren't so easily forgotten, even with focusing on their careers and Nicole's relationship with Travis.

Mind Over Matter really is one of those books that you need to have read the previous two books to understand well. Saying that I did feel that Mind Over Matter had a different feel to it than #1 Crush and Closer, there was far less focus on the sex (though the chemistry between Gabriel and Nicole was definitely still there!) and more on the friendship and bond between the two of them.

I loved the fact that most of the times when I wanted to bang Gabriel and Nicole's heads together there were other characters (such as Nicole's sister, and Gabriel's band mates) that did it for me! I liked the idea that there were people in their lives that pointed out what idiots they were being, even if they didn't listen all the time!

Time has passed for the two of them and they both have their own successful careers. It meant that neither of them were less than the other and they were very much both equals. It also meant that because both of their careers were creative, there was an in for the other one about their emotions, which led to a more complex story.

The was absolutely perfect. It tied up Loose Ends (pun totally intentional on my part there!) but still managed to stay true to the characters themselves.

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Mind Over Matter
by Kaia Bennett
Loose Ends #3
Publication Date: July 28, 2015
Also in this series: #1 CrushCloser
Genres: ContemporaryEroticInterracialRomance
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Synopsis: They said they would try. They said they would give their love a chance.
But when the mistakes of Gabriel's past clashed with Nicole's hopes for the future, they realized love wasn't enough. They tied up the loose ends of their broken hearts and walked away.
Now, Gabriel's career is on a meteoric rise and he is back to his bachelor ways. He told Nicole he couldn't promise forever and did his best to let her go, but these days he wonders if he spoke too soon.
Nicole has a new life, a new man, and she refuses to look back. To everyone around her though, not looking back looks an awful lot like running scared from the past.
With Jackie and Ian's wedding approaching, a reunion between the best man and the maid of honor is to be expected. What they don't expect is for the olive branch of friendship to catch fire with a love and need that is stronger than even their best intentions.
They called it quits. But is it really over? They still love each other. But does that even matter when they've made up their minds that there's no going back?
*NOTE* Mind Over Matter is the third and final book in the Loose Ends series.
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Also in the Loose Ends series....

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by: Kaia Bennett
Loose Ends #2
Publication Date: March 31, 2015Genres:ContemporaryEroticInterracialRomanceAmazon - Nook - KoboiBooks -Smashwords
Synopsis: After a whirlwind week of hot sex and growing affection, Nicole and Gabriel were forced to part ways and to return to real life. For a while they danced around each other, meeting up when they could, the distance between them rivaled only by their desire to be together again.
Now these lovers are no longer star-crossed. They’re in the same city at the same time and can finally indulge their insatiable passion. At least until Gabriel’s increasingly popular band goes on tour.
But the ticking clock of his budding music career isn’t the only obstacle to contend with. A blast from Gabriel’s wild past, a guy that kept Nicole warm in Gabriel’s absence, and fear of what the future holds all converge just as they’ve begun to realize this might be love…
Author's Note: This book contains strong language and sexual content with dark elements, some of which readers may find uncomfortable.
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#1 Crush
by: Kaia Bennett
Loose Ends #1
Publication Date: December 1, 2014Genres:ContemporaryErotica,RomanceAmazon - Nook - Kobo - iBooksSmashwords
Synopsis: Nicole Langley’s #1 Crush has always been Gabriel Roberts, but settling for being a friendly acquaintance has had to be enough.
Gabriel has always seen Nicole as his good friend’s very pretty, but extremely off limits baby sister.
Then a hot summer day and an even hotter discovery pushes them over the lines of friendship, over the lines of unrequited desire, and into each other's arms.
Will they indulge and move on? Or will this crush turn into something more, something deeper? Something that leaves loose ends begging to be tied…
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About Kaia Bennett

Kaia Bennett
Kaia Bennett is a native of New Jersey, a college graduate and U.S. Army veteran who loves music, movies, astrology, tattoos, martial arts, animals and, of course, the written word. She heard the siren call of the writer as a teenage girl, but took her sweet time answering it until she had lived and loved enough to share her work with the masses.
She is an erotic author who loves to write stories with diversity, depth, realism and viscerally hot encounters that flirt shamelessly with the taboo. A lover of all genres and a voracious reader, she aims to write stories that are transformative for her characters and readers alike.
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