Author Name: Tali Alexander
-Title of book: LOVE IN REWIND
-Series: AUDIO FOOLS #1
-Genre: Erotic Romance, New Adult Contemporary Fiction
-Publisher: Tali Alexander Books Inc.
-Release Date: May 20th 2014
Emily has the life every woman dreams of.
At 29, she has two beautiful kids, a live-in nanny, housekeeper, cook, and every imaginable luxury in the posh Upper East Side townhouse she shares with her drop-dead gorgeous husband, Louis Bruel. His company, Bruel Industries, owns a big chunk of New York City’s most sought-after real estate, and together Emily and Louis embody the perfect hot fairy tale couple for ten happy years of marriage.
But when Louis mysteriously starts pushing Emily away, becoming distant and secretive, she is forced to search for the truth among the lies, scandal and heartbreak of his past that threaten to shatter her world. What she finds out will test the strength of her love and her vows to the man of her dreams.
Can Emily and Louis rewind far enough back to a time when life was simpler and love was all they needed? Follow their story with the help of some of their favorite songs from the 80’s to discover just how deep and how far love will go.
Available May 20th 2014
4 – 4.5 stars
“I love her against reason…against promise…against peace…against hope…against happiness…against all discouragement that could be.”
Where did it all go wrong?
How could their love turn cold?
How could she be his world one day and ignored the next?
When you have everything you need in abundance, money, cars and homes; a perfect family is icing on the cake especially when you get to enjoy all these materialistic things with the ones you love. On the outside it was perfect, a life envied by all but slowly the happiness is crumbling down...Your job is to be the mother of your kids and a wife and lover to your husband, but when one of those roles is slowly pushed aside, you begin to wonder...
Where was the man who promised to move heaven and earth to make sure I was his and no one else’s?
It’s been months of drifting apart, months since they last made love, and as each day passes the distance grows little by little until it too late.
If I close my eyes and rewind it seems like yesterday…
Fresh out of high school, an innocent and stunning Emily planned on enjoying the summer with her best friend and maybe helping her sister out a time or two with her event planning company, but never did she expect that this is the summer that would change her life forever. In her mind he was only a dream, with one look Louis Bruel was a man that simply took her breath away...but what would a man like him want with a girl like her; he’s successful, gorgeous and wealthy
Why would he want me? What do I have to offer him?
Living life in the fast lane, doing whatever he wants just because he can; money and sex were his life, until a girl with the most beautiful eyes he’s ever seen passes him by. Determined to snatch her up before anyone else can. He pulls out all the stops just to be near her because deep down he knows she was made for him and will do whatever it takes to prove it to her.
I wish I could rewind, erase, and change my past, but I can’t. You are my future and I want to live with YOU in the future. I don’t want to live in my past.
Louis pursued Emily making the most of every moment they had, she became his first and only priority and made sure she knew it every single day. Emily is lost in a fairy tale refusing to believe that he honestly wants her, scared that her innocent novelty will wear out once he get's his fill, but keeping her hands off him proved to be much more difficult than expected, especially since he was a born to pleasure her.
"We were inseparable, insatiable and omnivorous, sharing ourselves with no one but each other."
“Baby, stretch your hands up and hold on tight. Feel free to scream, nobody can hear you but me.”
Love in Rewind takes us back to the beginning of the insatiable romance of Emily and Louis. Their love was passionate, intense and all consuming, it was a dream come true, almost too good to be true in fact...forever keeping the slightest bit of doubt in the back of our minds. How could you not, how could something so perfect turn out that way, one could only assume and guess? The author did an amazing job detailing out the intensity of their love because it gets you in the same mind set as Emily. It was a world wind romance that took off from the very beginning, making it an insta-love kinda read, but perfectly suited for the book.
Louis was a reformed alpha-man-whore who did everything he can to make himself be the man that she deserves. Emily was a young naive girl that didn't shy away from the way Louis makes her feel fully embracing the sexual intensity between them. They were lucky enough to find the other half of their soul in each other. I’m was torn at first between being annoyed and understanding Emily, she was young so her thoughts were immature at times but when I thought about it some more what did I really expect, she went from the care of her parents to the care of the man she loves, never really knowing anything but this world that Louis built for them.
I loved the song-code throughout the book, Emily and her best friend Sara, had a thing where they would name titles of songs to say what they couldn’t say out loud, only they would know to look to the meaning behind each one. Turning into a fun game for me as I re-lived some of the songs and it's meaning. Songs always were a way to express feelings, so it perfectly fit with the story.
Their story is told primarily from Emily’s POV while getting into Louis mind where it counted. There is no back and forth from present and past, so it is easy to follow. I honestly really enjoyed this book, but the ending...I was expecting more, praying their story would wrap up nicely. Although there was an happy ending, it wasn’t the HEA I was dreaming about. The next book in the series is Sara’s so I’m gonna have to wait longer to see what happens next.
I didn't need to look back to know who was behind me. His scent alone added another milliliter of arousal to my underwear. I couldn't turn around, he was leaning into me so close. I could feel his heat as his wide muscular chest pressed against me, enveloping me. Heart don't fail me, now. Please don't stop beating, I kept repeating to myself as my heartbeat started increasing to presto speed.
“Are you trying to make me come in my pants in front of all my clients, little girl?” he asked.
Fuck, I need to breathe. He continued whispering into my ear, making every hair on my body stand at attention. “I've been jerking off to the vision of your tits in that white top for the last two weeks.”
I think I officially stopped breathing when he said, “your tits.”
“Please tell me you're at least eighteen. I really don't want to go to jail. But I think it might be worth it even if you're not.”
Okay, Emily, snap out of it. Say something adult and memorable. This was my chance.
“Yeah, I'm eighteen…” I finally said, a little breathlessly.
He got a little closer as his whole body shook laughing at my pathetic comment. I could faintly feel something hard bulging out and grazing my lower back. I was afraid of having a spontaneous orgasm if he got any closer.
“Thank … you … God. So you must be Jenna's little sister?” he asked, sending chills through my overheated body. My underwear was soaked by now. Even I could smell how aroused I was.
“If Mike knew what I wanted to do to his hot little sister-in-law right now, he'd have my balls.”
I still hadn't turned around. My legs were shaking; my brain was drawing a blank. I was much braver in my fantasies. Thank God there was no one in the kitchen to see us. WAIT! Reality hit me—where was everybody? Shouldn't the other staff members be helping me with the clean up? Oh my God, can somebody see us? I thought. I remembered the one-way glass and started to turn my head around to check just in case anyone else was there. That's when Louis Bruel's lips brushed my cheek as I turned my head. I guess that was the official moment I stopped breathing. I gathered all my strength and turned to face him inside his loose grip. I looked up at him, trying to seem in control of the situation. After what felt like twenty minutes of me craning my head up to his towering height, he broke our silent stare-off.
“I can't believe how beautiful your eyes are, little girl. They remind me of the water in Turks and Caicos. Your hair is the color of the sand there.”
I am every woman out there that has fantasies in her head. I'm Israeli by birth, Russian by descent, American by default, and British in my dreams. From 9am-9pm I'm a sexy pharmacist, a ruthless business owner, a caring daughter, a supportive sister, a loyal friend, a loving wife to one very amazing man, and oh yea, a devoted mother to three little Princesses and a Shih-Tzu. I know, I know it all sounds über boring. But from 9pm-9am I revert to my incognito X-rated romance novelist persona and light the night. All kidding aside, being an author has been hands down my ultimate fantasy. I write to stay sane, and in the process I try to put a smile on your beautiful faces. I hope you enjoy my books … I know I do ;)