Book Eighteen of 2014: THEN CAME ALEXANDRA by E.L. Todd



“You’re everything to me. More than everything.”
After a horrific accident working as a nurse in the emergency room, Alexandra becomes reclusive to the world around her. Unable to be speak or function, she pushes away her boyfriend, Paul, of two years. Her distance causes him to spend time with someone else…the betrayal causes her to pack her bags and leave everything behind. She doesn’t know what comfort she’ll find in Savannah, Georgia, but she flees anyway.
After inheriting the most lucrative cotton field in the south, Blaise has to become a man early in life. He spends his nights with different girls, knowing they are after his money and his special abilities in the bedroom, but he makes a serious mistake with Danielle. Now she lives with him and he guards a secret that he promises to keep…even though that secret is destroying his life. When Alexandra comes into town, her smile and compassion evident, Blaise wants her, and not just in a physical way. Unable to keep his distance, he falls for her, not knowing how long he can keep his secret…

I’ve read a few of E.L. Todd and I like her work. Her writing is simple, quick, with steamy sex scenes and some delectable drama. THEN CAME ALEXANDRA is no different.

At first, I thought it was very similar to CONNECTED BY THE SEA. I mean, there’s a college environment and the main girl wants to keep the relationship a secret for sort of the same reason as the heroine in CONNECTED BY THE SEA. Sort of, it isn’t exactly the same reason. However, the hero in this book has an equally big reason to want to keep the relationship a secret.

I honestly found his drama more interesting than hers. He has issues with family, work, and a girl who lives with him, but isn’t more than a nuisance. It is Blaise’s drama that really makes the story go. You are left wondering if it will ever come to light or how it would impact their relationship. And boy, does it impact it.

As for Alexandra’s own personal drama, I feel her ex is like a stalker. The poor girl can’t get away from him! I’d tell you more or my own suspicions, but that would give away parts of the book. And though I do love to spoil some people with things, I don’t spoil books.

If you like those quick reads that make you go OMG, E.L. Todd is always a good choice.

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