Title: Conditional Offer
Series: The Realtors, #5
Author: Liz Crowe
Publisher: Tri Destiny Publishing
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 175 pages
Heat Rating: Erotic
Rating: 5 Cups
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Craig Robinson and Suzanne Baxter had no reason to meet, no real excuse to be friends. But when heart calls to heart...blood to blood...should two people who seem destined to be together heed the spin of Fate's wheel?
Craig spent years floating through life on cruise control, using directionless jobs, his rock band, swimming, and a string of older women in his bed to smother feelings of loneliness and loss. He finally thought he had found his true love in one Sara Thornton -- A sexy, beautiful, fellow real estate agent and mentor. But his self-doubt and innate sense of failure is only reinforced when he realizes her heart belongs to another man.
When Sara introduces him to Suzanne, a woman fighting her own demons from an abusive marriage and subsequent feelings of inadequacy and deep unhappiness, that simple, chance moment snaps Craig's hazy existence into crystal-clear focus. A bond of instant physical attraction, nurtured by time and shared experience, and plenty of erotic energy, is born.
As Suzanne's past continues to haunt her, making her push Craig away just as he thinks he’s getting closer, each of them must come to terms with their true selves and face their ultimate realities.
Conditional Offer by Liz Crowe is the 5th book in the Realtors Series; first please do not try to read this book if you have not read the first four books in the series, second if you have you are going to enjoy Conditional Offer; oh third if you have not read the Realtors Series by Liz Crowe, read Floor Time, Sweat Equity, Closing Costs and Essence of Time then read Conditional Offer. Conditional Offer tells the story of Craig Robinson and Suzanne Baxter, two not so secondary characters in the Realtors Series. Much of Suzanne's backstory was told in Essence of Time; this book lays out Craig's backstory and then relives many of the critical scenes from the series through Craig's perspective. It was enjoyable and often heart breaking to relive the events through his eyes. You now really understand Craig knowing Sara was not his meant to be. The characters in this series have overlapping and intertwined relationships that again will not make sense to someone picking this book up as a stand alone but those reading in order will develop a larger understanding of events that is captivating. This book then moves Craig and Suzanne's story forward. You gain such an understand of Craig and his desires to push Suzanne past the horrific events of her past. The passion between Craig and Suzanne is undeniable but will they be able to take the final jump and embrace each other... well for that you will have to read the book. I am a reader who truly enjoys understanding why characters behave a certain way and why things unfolding; Liz truly delivers on both. I also love seeing how things end up... and on that Liz delivers as well. Liz great job; now more than ever I am looking forward to reading Escalation Clause book 6 of the Realtors Series, releasing in November 2012.
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