Title: Becoming More
Author: Bayli Lane
Genre: New Adult Romance
Hosted by: Love Between the Sheets
At first it was all freedom, fun, and games for Lilly Fairfield. Being a freshman in college was supposed to create some of the best memories of her life, especially with her best friend, Lauren, and longtime boyfriend, Sander, by her side.
But the excitement begins to slip away when the people closest to her start to change. They begin moving in a direction Lilly doesn’t want to go, forcing Lilly to be faced with a decision. Should she fight for her relationships with both Sander and Lauren or move on to something different? Something unknown. Someone like…
Colton Davenport. Colton isn’t Lilly’s typical type. He's shockingly sexy with his colorful tattoos, shiny silver lip ring, and ear gauges. His smile alone leaves her breathless. Then again, she hasn’t had a specific type other than Sander. When she meets Colton she feels an automatic attraction that stuns her into utter stillness. She can’t look away, doesn’t want to look away.
Lilly must decide between a life with Sander, a life she always thought she wanted, and an unknown path with Colton.
Will Lilly make the right choices for her future, Becoming More?
**This book is a New Adult Romance - intended for a mature audience.**
This was the book I read onmy cruise that I was so excited to share with you guys! LOVED IT!!!!
Becoming More is Bayli Lane's debut novel, and what a way to enter the author/reader community. I am so excited to follow her journey as an author!
This is a story of chances and choices. How a choice can ultimately effect your entire life! We follow Lilly on her journey of discovering herself and real love. She goes to college with her longtime boyfriend Sander and best friend Lauren. Lilly thinks she has her whole life figured out with these two people she loves dearly by her side.
At a party Sander and Lauren are no where to be found and Lilly, trying to get back to her dorm, stumbles upon Clarissa who invites her to another party, where she meets Colton. There is an instant attraction and she tries to keep her distance because of her loyalty and devotion to Sander.
Sander has always been the perfect boyfriend, kind, smart, loving, and devoted to Lilly. They had their lives planed out. Sander's roommate however is a complete sleezeball and Sander starts down a path with tragic consequences. Things get BAD between him and Lilly, and my heart broke for her. Some people may not understand how Lilly can want the life she planned so bad and have hope that things are not as they seem, but when you have loved someone as long as she loved Sander, it's hard to give that up no matter how bad things may get.
Lilly wants Colton so bad, but also wants to save what she had with Sander. She is so confused and lost and ends up making some bad decisions that come back and bite her in the ass. I want to say SO much more but don't want to ruin this crazy, wonderful, emotional ride for anyone. Easily one of my favorite reads of all time. Watching Lilly grow was so real. And yes it is a HEA and the epilogue gave me happy tears.
Bayli wrote a great book and it all flowed so well. There is steam, love, lust, anger, happiness, and plain old bitchiness! HIGHLY recommend this read!!!!
Rating: 5 stars
*** I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review ***
The feel of Colton’s skin on mine is more than I ever imagined it would be. God, it’s so much more. I should have known that the sexual attraction between us was so alluring for a reason, but this is unbelievable. It’s like he knows my body better than I do. I’ve never reacted this way before; it’s surreal. I’m afraid it’s going to end, and I’m not ready to feel the lack of Colton against me. Instead, I want more. I reach down and grab at the button on his jeans. He stills on top of me and pulls away from my face. He looks into my eyes and then shakes his head.
“Not today, babe,” he says fiercely and reaches for my hand and pins it above my head. Okay, not what I was going for, but this is pretty nice too.
“Why not?” I whisper against his neck and then press my lips to his pulse.
“I told you earlier. I’m going to take my time with you. I want to get to know your body, slowly.” He grabs my hand and pins it alongside my other. His lips meet mine again in a tantalizing but leisurely tempo. I nibble at his bottom lip and draw the metal ring into my mouth, flicking my tongue across the warm metal.
He moans into my mouth as I let go of the ring. He starts nibbling on my lower lip, pulling it and teasing it with his teeth. “Please,” I beg and push my body against his.
He smiles and places a peck on my lips. “As hot as it is that you want it, not tonight,” he says with ardor and then pulls me up. I sit up, and he sits across from me. He runs his hand along my neck and down my chest, grips my Becoming Morehips, and pulls me onto his lap.
“You have no idea how long I’ve been wanting to kiss you,” he says sincerely and bites my shoulder.
I throw my head back while his lips skim the skin to my chin. “Me too,” I reply roughly. I didn’t even know my voice could sound like that; I’m so out of breath.
“It exceeded my expectations,” he says against my skin.
Amazon US: http://amzn.com/B00EH7EGBG
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bayli Lane didn’t realize how much she loved creating a world from nothing until college. She went to Marian University where she majored in Communications but in her spare time wrote and read. Her love for reading is what really brought out her desire to create her own novel. After starting loads of stories and not finishing them, she finally decided it was time to put her passion to work. Becoming More is her first novel but certainly not her last.Bayli lives with her husband, Tim, in Indiana where she is probably sitting with a large cup of coffee and her computer working on her next book.
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Goodreads Author Page:http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7061310.Bayli_Lane
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