BEFORE YOU BREAK, the second book in The Between Breaths Series, released in ebook form on February 18, 2014.
In trade paperback print on October 14th , 2014.
A sexy, emotional New Adult romance about a bad boy on the edge and a good girl about to lose control…
A college baseball star isn’t supposed to have skeletons in his closet. But Daniel Quinn is hiding a guilty past so dark he refuses to let anyone get close. Except there’s something about gorgeous, studious Ella Abrams that goes beyond the electric attraction between them–something that makes him want to open up.
Ella has suffered enough heartache and guilt to fill one of her psychology textbooks, but she keeps that part of herself hidden behind a bubbly exterior. Until she receives an anonymous call while working a suicide helpline and the voice on the other end touches something inside of her that she can’t ignore.
Soon Ella and Quinn’s physical connection heats up, even as their deep and revealing hotline talks intensify. But by the time Ella realizes that her seductive jock and her sensitive caller are the same guy, it might be too late to save him–or to stop herself from falling too far…
Raves for Christina Lee’s All of You:
“An unforgettable read! Christina Lee’s All of You will melt your heart, curl your toes, and awaken all the butterflies in your tummy.”–Katy Evans, NYT bestselling author of the Real series
“Hot, sweet, emotional, page-turner, awesome.” –New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy
“This is one New Adult you don’t want to miss.” –New York Times and USA Today bestselling author A. L. Jackson
“Steamy, honest, and full of heart.” –Roni Loren, national bestselling author
What a sexy, intense read! I feel that this book borders on the Young Adult genre because the characters are in college and I am very picky about my YA/NA books. They had better be strongly written, with some intense attraction if not steamy sex scenes. Before You Break does not disappoint in any of these areas! It has a great story line, very likeable characters (hello, Ella does not have flat abs!) and amazing and intense chemistry between two very troubled souls.
Quinn is swoon-worthy and totally sexy. Christina Lee’s writing is getting better and better with each book I read! Highly recommended for all fans of college romances.
(ARC provided by the publisher in return for an honest review.)
Being with Ella somehow gave me hope that one day, I could feel something real again. – Quinn
“Kissing you would be too easy,” I whispered in her ear. “And you’re not a girl I want to be easy with.” – Quinn
He trailed a tingly hand across my knee. My stomach bunched in anticipation, and all I wanted was for him to kiss the living hell out of me. – Ella
At the theater, we bought popcorn, Milk Duds, and large sodas. After we settled in our seats in the crowded room, I opened the box of chocolate caramel confections and dumped them in the large tub.
“Um,” Quinn said, scratching his chin.
“Sweet and salty—it’s a must-have for movie watching.”
“Yes, seriously.” I picked up a Milk Dud, flanked it with two pieces of popcorn, and then brought it to his lips. “Here. I guarantee you’ll fall in love. You’ll never watch a movie without them again.”
“If you say so. . . .” He dragged the sweet and salty mixture into his mouth but kept my fingers enclosed between his lips. I held in a gasp while he ran his tongue over my thumb and then sucked on my forefinger before releasing my hand and chewing what remained.
“Agree,” he said around a mouthful of popcorn. “Wouldn’t want to be without them ever again.”
Quinn’s gaze latched on to mine. It felt like a bundle of feathers had been let loose in my stomach. “Guess you’ll have to come to every movie from now on. So I don’t forget.”
Speechless wasn’t even the word for what I felt in that moment. Dumbfounded might have been more like it, or maybe just struck stupid, because I couldn’t even move my lips to form any coherent words.
When the movie previews began, he turned toward the screen and reached for my fingers, interlacing our hands. Then he leaned close to my ear and said, “I expect you to feed me just like that the entire movie.”
Read my review of All of You (Between Breaths #1)here
WHISPER TO ME (BETWEEN BREATHS #3) coming May 20, 2014
About Christina Lee:
Mother, wife, reader, dreamer. Christina lives near Cleveland with her two favorite guys. She’s addicted to lip gloss and salted caramel everything. New Adult/Young Adult author. NA Contemporary Romance, ALL OF YOU, releases September with Penguin. BEFORE YOU BREAK in 2014. Repped by Sara Megibow. Also the creator of Tags-n-Stones (dot com) jewelry.