Friday, March 31, 2017

Release Blitz for Stalemate by Lisa Suzanne




Emme Ford loves her job as a bar promoter. She runs in the same circles as musicians and socialites, getting paid to party with them. She’s content with life just the way it is, and she has no interest in marriage, kids, or growing up. But what happens when the party’s over?

Axel Jones wants to marry Emme, but she denied his proposal. They both pretend it didn’t affect their relationship, but it did. A wedge divides them, and now they’re stuck in a stalemate. What do you do when one person wants more and the other doesn’t?

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“I just wanted to come here to talk.” He finally looks up at me and tugs on his hair again before running a hand over his beard. “I’m frustrated, Emme.”
“I know you are,” I say softly. “But I’ve made it clear what I need.”
“Yes, you have, but what about what I need?”
He’s right, and I know that. He’s got needs that are different from mine, and his aren’t being met in this relationship.
I don’t answer, because I don’t actually have an answer for that.
“We’re stuck, Ems. We’re at an impasse. A stalemate. What do you do when only one person wants more?”
“You wait.” My voice comes out with more vehemence than I intend, and I suppose that’s maybe the first real sign of emotion Axel’s heard from me in a while.
“What if I don’t want to wait?”
I glance away from him, because something deep in my heart knew where this was leading. “Then we have some decisions to make, I guess.” I say it softly because it’s not what I want. I don’t want to end things with Axel.
“I think we do.” His voice is quiet, too.

Review by Gia:
Stalemate is Emme and Axel's story.  If you read Clickbait, you'll remember them from that book.  If you haven't read Clickbait, don't worry this one can be read as a standalone.   I liked this one.  I liked both characters even though at points they are frustrating.  Emme doesn't really know what she wants or she's just not ready to admit to herself what she wants.   Axel knows what he wants and that's a future with Emme.   In this one instead of the guy not wanting a committed relationship, it's Emme who struggles with whether she wants a committed relationship, I kind of liked that.  Axel and Emme are on and off and hot and cold.  They definitely frustrated me a little and I hoped they could get their stuff together and be on the same page.  
4 Amazeballs Stars!


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About Lisa Suzanne

Lisa Suzanne is a romance author who resides in Arizona with her husband and baby boy. She’s a part-time college instructor and former high school English teacher. When she's not cuddling baby Mason, she can be found working on her latest book or watching reruns of Friends.  

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