Title: Kayden: The Past
Author: Chelle Bliss
Release Date: January 1, 2014
** CAN BE READ AS A STAND ALONE NOVEL** Kayden Michaels has a past filled with sex, addiction, and heartache. A past that he’s avoided sharing with the love of his life, Sophia, and held close to his core not risking rejection. Needing to get his addictions in check and gain control of his life for the sake of his family, Kayden is forced to confront his past and make amends for the path he’s walked. Kayden must recount every carnal act and the betrayal from those he’s loved to identify the triggers that spur his addictions and overcome it all to be worthy of Sophia’s love – his sole reason to exist. This is NOT a novella.
In Untangle Me, we first met Kayden and Sophia and learned about Kayden’s past, how he had a string of crazy women in his background and got a peek into some of the choices he made before he met Sophia. Kayden: The Past is told from his point of view, and is a wonderfully-written, very hot story with a lot of heart. I recommend reading Untangle Me first not only because its a wonderful story but also so you can get a feel for how deeply Kayden loves Sophia and why he will do anything to correct his past behaviors.
Kayden has an addictive personality, sex, alcohol, drugs — he recognizes that he has some serious issues but still makes some incredibly bad choices along the way. Even though he (mostly) just uses women for sex, the author really made me feel sorry for Kayden despite his rather cold treatment of the women he came in contact with. His teen years were very rough but he made the best of his situation and really tries to become a better man throughout the book. I like how his character really grew and developed throughout the course of the story.
Oh, and the sex scenes in this book are OFF THE CHARTS hot! Chelle Bliss can really write some incredibly steamy scenes. I absolutely loved the sex scenes even when I just knew that some of the relationships were a total train wreck. I love this author’s writing and loved this story. No spoilers but the Epilogue was incredibly satisfying. Enjoy!
(ARC provided by the author in return for an honest review.)
Kayden: The Past Playlist
Demons ~ Imagine Dragon
Crazy Bitch ~ Buck Cherry
Gorilla ~ Bruno Mars
Livin’ on a Prayer ~ Bon Jovi
Sex and Candy ~ Marcy PLayground
Love the Way You Lie ~ Eminem
Everything I’ve Known ~ KoRn
Bring Me to Life ~ Evanescence
Cold Hard Bitch ~ Jet
What Goes Around Comes Around ~ Justin Timberlake
Waiting for the End ~ Linkin Park
The Reason ~ Hoobastank
Control ~ Puddle of Mud
I Hate Everything About You ~ Three Days Grace
Closer ~ NIN
“Hey, where ya going?” she asked. “What about me?”
“I’m sure someone here would be happy to give you what you want. I got what I was looking for, babe.”
“You had me suck your cock and you’re just going to fucking leave me here?” she asked glaring at me with hatred so pure I could almost feel the fist she wanted to hit me with.
“I got what I came for. You were a total bitch to me for years; you don’t deserve what I’d give, how good I’d fuck you,” I said with my arms crossed against my chest.
“You’re a total cocksucker, Kayden,” she said poking me in the chest with each word to drive the point home.
“No, that would be you, babe,” I said with a smile, “Oh, and by the way, you have a little on your chin,” I said pointing at her face chuckling softly at the situation. I watched as she wiped her chin and I turned and walked away, leaving her there like she deserved.
Wanna Meet Chelle? Well you can at
the nOLA Author Event on February 1, 2014
About the Author:
I have been a teacher for over ten years, and needed a creative outlet for all my naughty thoughts. I received a bachelors degree in History and a Masters in Education, which led me to becoming a high school history teacher. I love to read, I can devour a book a day, when given the chance or having the time. I can’t pick one favorite book, there are just too many that come to mind. I do have favorite authors though. My top five authors are: Colleen Hoover, S.C. Stephens, Tarryn Fisher, CJ Roberts, and Kele Moon. I agonized over the top five. There are so many fantastic Indie authors that help feed my quest for the next best story. Writing has been a journey unlike; filled with anguish, love, fear, and creativity. I’m excited for the next step and to share Kayden and Sophia.
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