Recent Reviews...

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Excerpt! Slay King by Abbi Glines

Slay King (Georgia Smoke) by Abbi Glines
Genre: Adult Fiction (Contemporary Romance)
Date Published: April 14, 2024
Publisher: Self

Blurb Coming Soon!

“What are we? You… you say we’re friends but this… this doesn’t feel like friends, King. This feels like more, and to me, it is more. And if it’s not more for you then I can’t keep doing it and survive it. Survive you.”

“You’re right. It’s not friends. I thought it could be, but I need you. I want you with me all the damn time. When sh*t gets dark all it takes is your smile to ease the demons inside. Does it need a label?”

Yes. No. Ugh! Why was I pushing? This was all new. Perhaps I was too unexperienced in life and I was asking for something I shouldn’t.

“I guess not,” I replied.

His hands grabbed my waist and pulled me against him. “Those eyes of yours are saying something different. You want security. Your trust in me is gone, and I deserve it.” He lowered his head and pressed a kiss to the corner of my mouth. “I don’t know what to call this. I just know you’re all I think about. The only one I want to f*ck. The only person I miss. Yeah, it sounds like a relationship, but I’ve seen what happens when people fall in love. That shit isn’t real. It’s just a word. It ends in disaster, and I could never live with myself if that happened to us and I lost you. My life. This world I live in isn’t one that builds strong relationships. It rips them apart. I’ve seen it happen over and over. So, let’s not label it. Let’s just live in the moment. Enjoy how this feels.”

There were no right words here. At least I couldn’t think of any. I just nodded, and he brushed his lips against mine as his hands tightened their hold on me.

“This world I live in isn’t one that builds strong relationships. It rips them apart.”


Perhaps that was true, but nonetheless, I had fallen in love with him anyway. The man who had lied to me, the man I couldn’t trust, the man who would never love me back, yet even knowing all that, I loved him still. His smile could make me forget all the reasons why I shouldn’t. I was so easily blinded by the charm that was King Salazar.

He used it like a weapon, and I was one of the many who fell under his spell. Accepting that I had nowhere else to go and running from the southern mafia was impossible, I gave in to my feelings for him. All the while knowing he would eventually break me in a way that my abusive husband he had killed had not.

While he kept me locked away, safe from the gang bent on finding me, I had to sit back and watch him live out a fake relationship with the next Governor of Georgia’s only daughter. We all know how that story goes. I’d read enough of those tropes in books to prepare myself for the end. When he would fall for her and, I would, once again, be left alone. Shattered beyond repair.

*Please be advised that this is book two in a duet and is a standalone in the Georgia Smoke Series. 

Check out some of my reviews of other books by Abbi Glines!

Abbi Glines is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. She has a new YA series coming out in the fall of 2015 titled The Field Party Series . She never cooks unless baking during the Christmas holiday counts. She believes in ghosts and has a habit of asking people if their house is haunted before she goes in it. She drinks afternoon tea because she wants to be British but alas she was born in Alabama. When asked how many books she has written she has to stop and count on her fingers. When she’s not locked away writing, she is reading, shopping (major shoe and purse addiction), sneaking off to the movies alone, and listening to the drama in her teenagers lives while making mental notes on the good stuff to use later. Don’t judge.

You can connect with Abbi online in several different ways. She uses social media to procrastinate.

To learn more about Abbi Glines and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on GoodreadsFacebook, and Twitter.

Buy this book at:

No comments :

Post a Comment

Thank your for stopping by. Please comment! I'd love to hear from you!