I thought all I wanted in my life was to succeed at football and one day take over my grandfather’s ranch. Nothing else mattered but those two things.
Why suddenly did she appear every single night in my dreams? The faceless woman who had me waking up each morning soaked in sweat with my heart nearly pounding right out of my chest.
Who was she?
Where was she?
And why was she the one thing I desired more than anything?
The front door immediately opened, and four girls trickled out. I tried like hell to get a better look at them all.
“Stay here,” Jeff ordered us.
Once the door shut, Josh let out a laugh. “Is it just me, or does Jeff seem like he’s lost his damn mind?”
“Not just you,” Brad stated.
I watched as one of the girls moved closer to Jeff. Her brown hair was piled on top of her head, and her back was toward us.
“I can’t get a good look at her, damn it,” I whispered.
“Me either,” Brad stated.
Josh practically crawled into the front seat. “Do you think that’s the sister?”
Another girl walked up and got between Jeff and the girl who might be Ellie. It looked like she had brown hair as well. She looked pretty from what I could tell.
“Shoot me right now. That girl has a fucking hot body,” Josh said.
“You better hope that is a friend of the sister’s and not Ellie herself,” I said with a laugh. “But you’re right. She does have a nice body. So does the one with her back to us.”
I knew that was Ellie. I couldn’t explain how I knew; I simply did. My chest was pounding with the idea of her walking up to the truck and Jeff finally introducing her to us.
“Yeah, so does the blonde,” Brad added. “Can’t really see the other one; Jeff’s blocking her.”
“She has red hair, and trust me, she’s rocking a hot body as well and is pretty as fuck,” Josh stated as he leaned farther up into the front seat. “Why do I feel like I’ve seen her before?”
“Dude, why don’t you just fucking crawl up here already?” I snapped.
“Why didn’t girls look like this when we were in high school?” Brad asked with a sigh.
All three of us laughed as a porch light turned on, lighting it up for us to get a good look at all the girls.
The girl who had her back to us, who I was guessing was Ellie, turned and looked at the truck.
She was beautiful. My heart felt like it dropped to my stomach.
Josh gasped. The fucker actually gasped. “Holy. Shit. No wonder the bastard has been keeping her away from us. She is hot as hell.”
“That she is,” Brad agreed.
My eyes strained to take her all in. I could see her, could tell she was absolutely stunning, but I needed to see her better. Study her face so I could remember it.
Jeff pulled her into his arms and kissed her on the forehead. They took a few steps closer to the truck, and Jeff pointed. He leaned down and said something to her, making her look directly back at the truck again and smile.
My breath caught in my throat. She was stunning. I wondered what she looked like with the sun shining down on that pretty face of hers.
Ellie lifted her hand and waved toward us.
“I’m getting out!” Josh said, trying to scramble into the driver’s seat. I stopped him and pushed his ass back, forcing him to land next to Brad, who was laughing his head off.
I pointed to Josh. “Dude, he told us not to get out. Unless you want to get your ass beat, I suggest you stay in the truck.”
Crossing his arms, Josh looked away.
“Are you pouting?” Brad asked. “You’re freaking pouting. You pansy-ass!”
I couldn’t help but smile before turning back around and looking at Jeff and Ellie. As they moved a bit closer, Jeff stopped and turned to his sister. Her gaze went back to the truck, and it felt like I was having a déjà vu. A chill ran up and down my spine, and I couldn’t shake the feeling I’d seen Ellie somewhere else.
Kim's 5 Star Review
The author recommends that you read Wanted the first book in the Wanted series before reading this book
Gunner Mathews has had enough of dating random women and now he finds his dreams are filled with a faceless woman who keeps him up all night. Jeff Johnson can’t seem to keep it together around his little sister Ellie’s best friend, Arianna but he can’t let himself give into what he truly wants. Josh Hayes is starting to find one night stands boring but isn’t quite ready to give them up even after he met the one woman who has caught his attention.
I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review.
Gunner may be a rancher at heart but he has the biggest heart of them all. He is there for his friends when they need him and wouldn’t hurt a fly. Lately he’s been having dreams of this mystery woman who needs his help but he can’t figure out who she is. All he does know is that she is keeping him up all night and he desperately wants to know who she is. Just when he least expects it, she appears to him in real life. But who she is, is not who he expected and she is totally off limits.
From the moment Jeff met Arianna he felt that spark but with being three years older than her and Arianna being his little sister’s best friend, he is holding back. The problem being is that he tries to hold back by pushing Arianna away which usually ends up with fighting. Sometimes it’s done on purpose, other times it just happens. Just when his sister needs him the most, he and Arianna are too busy pushing each other away.
Josh Hayes was starting to find the one night stands boring and not as challenging as they once were. As much as he wants to find the one woman who will stop him for jumping from bed to bed, he isn’t sure he wants to give it up. Being a true gentleman he was raised, one night when he came by a car at the side of the road he stopped to help them out. What he didn’t expect was the woman in the passenger seat. She’s the one woman he can’t stop thinking about but he didn’t get her name and he doesn’t know where to find her. The problem he keeps running into is that she shows up when he least expected.
The great thing about this book is to see what Gunner, Jeff and Josh were like before their books, Wanted, Saved and Faithful. These all-American boys are so much more than what you think. Yes, they are Alpha to the core but there is so much more to them and I found that I just couldn’t get enough of them.
When I first opened this book Kelly recommend to her readers to read the first book in the series, Wanted. Unfortunately I haven’t read the book but it’s didn’t make reading this book any less addictive and now I’m reading Wanted as I wanted more of all three guys. In Kelly’s true fashion, she had me addicted to the books within the first few pages and had me scooping up the eBooks in the series so I can get more of Gunner, Jeff and Josh. The way these guys are as friends and how they are with their friend’s will have you crushing on them and wondering where were guys like this when I was younger? They are loyal and true friends who are always there for the other and have no problem making time for people like Gunner’s Grandparents. If you haven’t has a chance to read any of the Wanted series books than you don’t know what you’re missing.
18-year-old Ellie Johnson always believed she would never be loved or wanted by anyone. She focused all of her attention on her grades and getting into the University of Texas to start a new life away from her mother.
The last thing Ellie expected was to fall in love with Gunner Mathews, a starting linebacker for the University of Texas football team and not to mention, her brother's best friend.
Gunner only has two passions in life, football and his grandfather’s ranch, until he falls for his best friends little sister. He will stop at nothing to show Ellie how much he wants her, even if it means he has to move faster than she would like.
Gunner knows they are meant to be together forever, but Ellie keeps denying her feelings out of fear of being hurt again. Every time he gets close to winning her love, something pushes her away again. Will Ellie ever be able to let go of the past and let him into her heart, and will Gunner be patient enough to wait for her?
This is a new release of an edition originally published by K. Elliott Enterprises, INC.
ABOUT KELLY ELLIOTT
Kelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings.
Her bestselling works include, Wanted, Broken, Without You, and Unconditional Love, to name just a few.
Kelly has been passionate about writing since she was fifteen. After years of filling journals with stories, she finally followed her dream and published her first novel, Wanted, in November of 2012.
Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, and two pups. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is down to earth and very in touch with her readers, both on social media and at signings.
To find out more about Kelly and her books, you can find her through her website.