Title: Fallen Angel, Part 3
Author: Tracie Podger
Publication Date: December 28, 2014
Tour Sponsor: Passionate Promotions
Being married to the dark and dangerous Robert Stone doesn't come without its problems - trust being one of them.
Trusting your average husband means you believe he won't cheat on you. Trusting a man like Robert is accepting that he will kill to protect his family.
Brooke loves her husband - mind, body and soul - she will do whatever is necessary to protect that love.
But what happens when Robert discovers he wants something Brooke can't give him?
This is a story of an extraordinary couple who find the strength to become the people they want to be.
But can they have it all?
This story continues the trilogy perfectly (I'm hoping there will be a book 4 however -cough- Tracie!!!) What I loved about this book was that we finally saw Roberts softer side in all of its glory (albeit we saw flashes of it before) and that softer side makes him all the more appealing to the female reader (after all who doesn't love a tall, dark and brooding rich boy with troubles that run deeper than the Thames but who has a heart of gold?) Brooke is one of the most relatable female characters that I have read in a very long time. She's down to earth and while she loves Robert she doesn't just bow down to his wishes. I like that! Full of the usual drama and intrigue but with an infinite ring of love...I think that's what draws me to Tracie's books so much? through out the series you cant help but internally scream ''Nooooo you love him!!!'' and know that eventually there will be a happy ending. Exceptional series written by an amazingly talented young woman! Thank you for the journey Tracie! 5 stars!!
Robert was distant the following morning. We talked, he smiled and joked but it felt a little forced. His kiss as we parted at work was brief, his eyes not quite meeting mine. I was at a loss. For the first time, I didn’t want him to open up about his feelings because I knew how painful it was going to be for both of us. Somehow I got through my day. I had sent him a text asking if he wanted me to pick him something up for lunch, his reply was brief, he would wait until dinner. It felt like he was shutting me out and I was letting him. I wondered whether to skip the gym session with the kids that night. As much as it pained me, I still needed a little more time before I faced Robert and I knew I was letting my anxiety get the better of me. I sent him a text. “Working late, I’ll skip my training but meet you in the gym later. I love you. XX” Again, his reply was brief. “Okay.” No kisses, just one word. He wasn’t okay, neither of us were. I didn’t have to stay late, in fact the work I had done was coming to an end. I would soon be moving on to work on the rentals. I sat for an hour lost in my own thoughts before plucking up the courage to head down to the gym. I didn’t change, I wasn’t up for a training session, I kicked off my heels and opened the door. Robert and Travis were boxing, the kids hanging around the ring and watching. They both looked angry, they were pounding each other as if they were in a real fight. I caught Ted’s eye who was immediately by my side. “What’s with these two?” he asked. “Stressed, but I don’t like this especially with the kids here,” I replied, looking at them. Both had sweat running down their faces and their T-shirts were soaked. “Can you stop them, Ted?” “I think the kids time is up anyway, might be better to take them home and let those two idiots fight it out.” Just as Ted finished his sentence, I heard a shout. Travis had said something and Robert had lost it. Ted ran to the ring and climbed under the ropes, I called the kids to me, ushering them to the door. It wasn’t until I turned back to the gym that I realised I had missed one. Gerry was trembling, tears were rolling down his face and his mouth was moving but no sound came out. But then he screamed. “Stop it. Stop hitting each other.” I ran to him. Ted had grabbed Robert’s arm, he was nowhere near strong enough to stop him but both he and Travis must have heard Gerry. They stilled, their breathing ragged. Travis paced, angry. I scooped Gerry in my arms. “It’s all right darling they’re not fighting for real, just practising their boxing.” I glared at Robert. Robert whipped off his sodden T-shirt and climbed under the ropes. He pulled the strap of his gloves with his teeth, hooking them between his legs to release his hands. He walked straight to me and without a word, took Gerry from my arms. One hand cradled Gerry’s head to his chest and he walked away, whispering to him. I turned, furious. “What the fuck was that all about?” I asked Travis. He had the good grace to lower his gaze. “You two, you’re like fucking animals. You scared that little boy half to death. Whatever shit is going on, sort it out. We made a deal, get in that changing room and ring Caroline before it’s too late, if it isn’t already,” I shouted. “What do you mean, if it isn’t already?” Travis asked. “Let this go on any longer and she isn’t going to hang around for you to grow up.”
Tracie Podger currently lives in Kent, UK with her husband and a rather obnoxious cat called George. She’s a Padi Scuba Diving Instructor with a passion for writing. Tracie has been fortunate to have dived some of the wonderful oceans of the world where she can indulge in another hobby, underwater photography. She likes getting up close and personal with sharks.
Tracie wishes to thank you for giving your time to read her books and hopes you enjoy them as much as she loves writing them. If you would like to know more, please feel free to contact her, she would love to hear from you. She will be signing at Peterborough, York, Birmingham and Aberdeen in 2015, and in the U.S. at some 2016 events; drop in if you can and say hello!
The Fallen Angel Series is available in e-book and paperback versions on amazon.com.
After ending her relationship with a long term boyfriend Brooke heads to the comforting bosom (metaphorically because her best friends a guy) of her friend Sam in the big apple! once there she meets and quickly forms a tempestuous relationship with Robert (Sam's boss). The chemistry between the two is instantaneous and undeniably hot.
Podger has written an intriguing and undeniably sexy ''thriller'' here..While the characters ARE believable, some of the scenarios are a tad far fetched for my liking. However, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I'm looking forward to reading part 2...in fact...I'm going to read it now!! 4 stars!
The story continues with Brooke, Robert and the family, Brooke has everything that a girl could possibly dream of, money, a wardrobe full of designer clothes and the gorgeous but troubled Robert! -swoon- Yes ladies, I have claimed Robert as my own!! I think I actually preferred this to the first book (although I wouldn't recommend reading this without first reading Fallen Angel) The pace is a little slower and you find yourself genuinely attached to the characters and their fates! Even the ''lesser'' characters have a few surprises in this book! Very well written with an ending that leaves you with enough suspense and hope for the third book!! 4.5 stars!!
Fallen Angel, Part 4