Author: Leslie McAdam
Series: Giving You #4
Release Date: December 5, 2016
Cover Designer: Michele Catalano Creative
Photography: Wong Sim
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2h2y5wd
Blurb:TAKE THE LEAPShe’s got her feet planted on the ground. He’ll teach her to fly.
Jessica, a curvy, driven, neat freak lawyer, is ecstatic when she finally gets her dream job—even though it’s taking her away from her hometown. When she meets over-the-top, man-mountain Mikey, a fitness buff and veterinarian with a messy life in all senses of the word, she thinks she just walked into the second-most exciting adventure of her life.
His larger-than-life personality fascinates her, but also shakes the foundations of her quiet, introverted self, knocking her off-kilter. It’s a bad idea to let him take her on as a weight-loss client. It’s an even worse idea to get involved with him since he’s her manwhore roommate…and she’s seen him in action.
If they give into their undeniable attraction, is it just a train wreck waiting to happen? Or will their desire fuel a chance at real love?
If you love steamy romance, be sure to check out the fourth standalone in the Giving You series.
About the Author:
Leslie McAdam is a California girl who loves romance, Little Dude, and well-defined abs. She lives in a drafty old farmhouse on a small orange tree farm in Southern California with her husband and two small children. Leslie always encourages her kids to be themselves – even if it means letting her daughter wear leopard print from head to toe. An avid reader from a young age, she will always trade watching TV for reading a book, unless it’s Top Gear. Or football. Leslie is employed by day but spends her nights writing about the men you fantasize about. She’s unapologetically sarcastic and notoriously terrible at comma placement (that’s what editors are for!). Always up for a laugh, Leslie tries to see humor in all things. When she’s not in the writing cave you’ll find her fangirling over Beck, camping with her family, or mixing up oil paints to depict her love of outdoors on canvas.
Sometimes you read a book in one sitting and then at the end, words aren’t enough to explain how much you loved it, how much the words moved you, how thrilling and fun it was, how the words hit you, how both of the characters’ journey were reliable. I lived and floved Mikey and Jessica journey with all my heart.
Leslie McAdam provided a stunning package from the cover to the story, everything was efficient, straight to the guts and right in the feels.
Jessica’s history tore me apart. Reading about how was her life broke my heart. Life isn’t sunshine and rainbows for sure but I wasn’t expecting this for this character. Just gripping. Her inner battles to fight her addictions were so hard and at times felt like I was really experiencing it, maybe it was on my heart but it was really troubling. The constant fight and her past literally put her in her shell, and this independent and so strong lady needed to shine.
Here comes Mikey, and it was love to me at first sight. Behind the good looks and self-confidence hides a tortured soul, finding release in adrenaline. (Hot vet at day and parkour guy at night, is he real?)
I would definitely say he had everything I loved in a book boyfriend, straightforward, charming, well damn sexy but real. He didn’t pretend and living in the moment. A kindred spirit with such a beautiful soul. Behind the good and charming looks, I’d love to unravel this character, to see deeper, through his flaws.
The expression “Sparks will fly” suit perfectly to Mikey and Jessica, from the first encounter. Only Leslie McAdam could write scenes like this. (this moment will remain indelibly imprinted in my memory, well a certain part of Mikey)
This book was inspirational on so many levels, with the perfect blend of humor and emotion. Two tortured souls, so different but so well matched. I loved watching Jessica bloom. And I would definitely tackle hug Mikey.
The Ground Beneath Our Feet got it all, witty banter, humor, hot intercourse, and an incredible chemistry. I felt like flying and at the same time grounded. Mikey and Jessica’s story was reliable, describing addictions with a disconcerting reality. No beating around the bush, never judging, just raw and scorching.
How the author can write at the same time something so deep and lighthearted? I’m still amazed. Just read the book and let yourself go. Take the leap!