Tainted Desires by Wendi Hulsey

Published January 13, 2014 by bookbesties

I was not a fan of this cover art when I first saw it but I am a firm believer in ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ so I gave it a shot. I thought the synopsis had promise so I was all for it.

Kylie Jenkins has lived the past few years fearing for her life. She knows she must do whatever it takes to escape her current situation. With each assault, the injuries she sustains are more severe. She calls upon her childhood friends to help her escape, however it means moving away from everything she loves. Without knowing if she will ever see her family or friends again, she takes off in hopes of a new beginning. Her entire world is turned upside down until she is reunited with her childhood love and things start to look up. Cameron is the type of man she wants to spend her life with, he is fun, sensitive, considerate, and sexy.

Unfortunately, for Kylie, her dangerous past seems to be sneaking up on her. Strange things start happening to her, making her feel apprehensive and afraid. Her friends assure her that she is safe, but they start to think Kylie might be a bit paranoid. Will Kylie finally have her storybook romance? Or will her love and desire for Cameron be tainted from the start?

First off I loved the face that this is  a story of ‘puppy love’ turned into adult love, you hear about it all the time and I love for one am a fan of it. Not the ‘I grew up with you down the street we dated in high school love’ either. This love is they both moved on and dated gotten into other relationships with other people and found their way back to each other. The chemistry between Kylie and Cameron is super Nova, I really had to put down the Kindle it got so hot! But I I quickly picked it right back up! I had just got finished reading a story similar to this, but I thought Wendi told this one much better and it flowed for me, the only problem I had that gave me pause was how quickly K ends up with C. It’s no secret she was with an abusive man for a while and for me that would give me great pause and not jump so readily into a relationship again. That was the only non believable thing about the story line and that’s just me. because I had JUST read one similar to this one some of this seemed familiar and predictable BUT again, told much better for that reason I gave it 4 out of 5 stars. I thought it was great and I wish I had read this one first.

The Author

My name is Wendi Hulsey. I was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin, just south of Milwaukee. After several vacations to the sunshine state, my husband and I fell in love with the warm weather and decided to have a house built in Florida. I miss my family and friends up north; however, I will never regret not having to shovel snow again. I have been a registered nurse for about ten years. I currently work on a medical/surgical unit, preferring to work the night shift.

My husband and I have been married for sixteen years, and I appreciate his support during this endeavor. I have one son who is a hard working grown man now living on his own. He has blessed me with the most precious grandson and a wonderful future daughter in law. My daughter is a beautiful and smart teenager who excels at just about anything she tries. She enjoys playing soccer and we have spent numerous hours on various soccer fields. I am blessed to have my mother, a retired cook, living with me and she is a great help with cooking, cleaning, and chauffeuring the teenager. Other members of our family include; one dog, one cat, two turtles and several fish.

My love for reading began at the age of twelve on a stormy day. With nothing to do I was bugging my mother, she said, “Go read a book.” I have never stopped. As a teenager, I preferred horror books, mainly Stephen King. As I age, my reading tastes change and I currently read mysteries, romance, or erotica. It has always been my dream to write a book. Although writing is a hobby for me, I hope to produce a book to the best of my abilities and hope you have enjoyed what you read. Thank you for your support.




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