Thursday, March 17, 2016
Have you ever stood on the precipice of a life changing decision? I have. And recently I made the final decision to move away from something that was causing me nothing but stress and health issues. It's one thing to incorporate yourself with people who appreciate and value you, but when you give your time and energy only to be treated like you are disposable... well it's time to regroup.
My decision immediately lifted a thousand pound weight from my shoulders and I'm truly looking forward to the next chapter of my life!!!! No more poorly positioned hierarchies that consist of folks who are truly in the wrong place at the wrong time. No more ill-planned destructive policy changes. Not for me. On to bigger and better things!
If you're struggling with a decision, weigh the pros and cons. And do something. Don't remain still. Make a choice that will improve your quality of living. Life is too short. Enjoy it to the fullest. And if you are in a situation that causes more grief than stress, I highly suggest you consider formulating a plan and then getting the hell out!
How do you protect the one you love from the one who loves you? Touched By Him adds yet another gripping chapter to Aria and Aiden’s tumultuous love story.
Aria Cason’s new life in Belize comes to an abrupt halt when a betrayal forces her to abandon her carefully laid plans. To protect a love she thought she’d never have, Aria makes an impossible decision that places her at the mercy of the man she loves, but desperately wants to hate.
Aiden Raine is determined to bury his love for Aria, but when an unexpected truth is revealed, his world once again collides with hers. As a means to an end, Aiden reluctantly enters a tenuous relationship with the one woman whose betrayal he may never forgive.
Bound by a love they never predicted - Aria and Aiden struggle to coexist in a world that seems too small. They are pulled apart by their need for control yet tormented by a passion they cannot escape.
Betrayal, animosity, love, lust and lies all collide in the third book of The Untouched Series.
5 ★★★★★’s by A Book Lover's Emporium [Book Blog] “You know you’re reading a fabulous book when you stay up way too late to finish just because you HAVE to finish. You HAVE to have closure. You HAVE to know that these two imperfect souls can find a way to heal. That was me at 1:30 am disturbing my husband because the light on my Kindle was just too bright for him. And then after I finished, I could not stop thinking about these characters. Aiden and Aria are one of my favorite book couples.
Book 3 picks up directly from where book 2 ends. Aiden has found her and he is beyond angry. I felt for him. I wanted to scream at Aria. I wanted Aria to see the pain she caused him and see his heartbreak but at the same time, I wanted to slap Aiden! He was so mean to her, so cold and just a major douche! But like I said, I get it. I get both sides. I wanted them to talk to each other, to open up and explain why they each did what they did but both were stubborn asses that just didn’t want to lose control (the one thing they both wanted and needed from the start) but they didn’t realize they when it came to love and to them, neither of them would ever be in control. And I’m so glad it wasn’t an instant “I forgive you”. They had to fight for each other, they had to fight to release control and they had to fight to be whole again.
I think this is my favorite book of the series. I loved seeing how the characters grew over the course of the series. I was surprised with some of the character developments but overall pleased with the outcome of this book. And the writing, the writing was spot on. Great job, Lilly! And I’m hoping that ending means there will be another book soon….fingers crossed.”
5 ★★★★★’s -A Goodreads Review “Lilly Wilde, there aren't enough words to describe how I felt while reading Touched By Him. I am completely Blown Away! The emotions that I felt are and WERE indescribable - I cried, I yelled, I laughed and almost threw my IPad a time or two. What an emotional roller coaster Touched By Him was. 5++++++ STARS!!!!
Aiden Raine is by far my ONE AND ONLY BOOK BOYFRIEND. He is domineering, arrogant, sexy and sweet all rolled into one - A TOTAL ALPHA MALE!!! Touched by Him brought me to my knees!
I read a lot of books...I love all types of genre but I don't think I have ever been as emotionally invested in characters as I am with those in The Untouched Series. Lilly Wilde has created a world I wish I lived in. Aiden Raine is one sexy Alpha Male - even with all his idiosyncrasies I have fallen in love with him. Touched by Him is a must read!!!
Lilly Wilde, you did an amazing job and I cannot wait for Aiden, Aria and Lyric's journey to continue in Only His Touch!!! “
5 ★★★★★’s -A Goodreads Review “Touched By Him. And I was definitely touched by Aiden Raine. This book is a must read. Just full of passion, raw need and so much love. I seriously needed a moment to myself once I read Touched By Him. Just experiencing this book like no other and enjoying every moment of it. I've read a lot of books and this one just seemed to reach out to me. Making me feel every single emotion felt. If I could give more than 5 stars then I would. It deserves both the stars and the moon. That's how mind blowing this book was. Aiden and Aria, two souls who have been through hell and back. It was glorious traveling on their journey with them. Amazing job, Lilly. Truly fantastic!”
Touched, the sequel to the debut novel Untouched, continues with the emotionally provocative journey of Aria Cason and Aiden Wyatt.
Aria had meticulously constructed her world - both in the boardroom and in the bedroom. Her life was exactly as she wanted it and everything made sense…before Aiden. After Aiden, was an entirely different story. Aiden’s disarming and unrelenting allure eventually stripped Aria of her protective shield allowing Aiden emotional and sexual access that she’d considered forbidden to any man.
Aiden forced emotions to the surface that Aria had rebuked since childhood, touching a part of her that she found disturbingly unfamiliar. She now finds herself in a unique position as she shuffles to regain her balance and reassemble the pieces that Aiden left in his wake. But how will she suppress what Aiden somehow managed to awaken?
Led by career aspirations, Aria reluctantly maneuvers within Aiden's orbit and their forced pairing eventually hits several hurdles.
Led by career aspirations, Aria reluctantly maneuvers within Aiden's orbit and their forced pairing eventually hits several hurdles.
Is Aria strong enough to fight her instincts and remain in Aiden's world? Will her initial reservations resurface, confirming her convictions that love can only result in tragedy? Or will Aiden ultimately convince Aria that love isn't the disaster she always thought? Regardless of the option Aria chooses, Aiden’s past and other secrets will unfold, forcing Aria down a path she never saw coming.
5 ★★★★★’s –Amazon Review “When you stay up to read the first book and you buy the next immediately just to get one chapter in before you close your eyes. I engulfed myself in this book as Aria. I wanted to feel what she felt and experience the anger she did. I don't want to spoil anything but you will experience every emotion in this book. Good glass of wine and popcorn with tissues!”
5 ★★★★★’s –Amazon Review “This book was amazing...very well written. Loved the story so much I read the first and second book in less than 24 hours...cannot wait to read the next one…”
5 ★★★★★’s –Amazon Review “Really!?!?! A good story that keeps me tied in knots, mentally for hours!?!?!!? Hell yes, this one did!!!! Through tragedy, bitchy exes, and all the family B.S., this story gets better and better. I must say Aiden and Aria have heated up my days (and a few nights lol). Lilly Wilde, you have again touched my mind and my heart with their story and I for one cannot wait to read the next in this series. THANK YOU LILLY!!!!!! The ride has been amazing from here......looking forward to more....”
Touched (Book Two in The Untouched Series)
Untouched is an enthralling story of Aria Cason
who has turned her back on love in favor of her career.
Aria's past gives her reason to redirect her life and strictly focus on success; allowing little to no room for anything more.
Every part of Aria's life is structured and organized, including love and sex, which are always strategically planned until Aiden Wyatt. Aiden surfaces at Raine Publishing House as an intern who, from the initial meeting, causes several side-steps for Aria. Aiden's extraordinary good looks and commanding demeanor change Aria’s structured world, unlocking feelings that she has vowed to never embrace as he introduces her to a world of intimacy she's never before experienced.
Aiden's presence ultimately forces her to face past demons and fight to keep the current ones at bay as she realizes that running is never the answer.
5 ★★★★★’s by -Garden of REden [Book Blog] "I've read all of the books of the UNTOUCHED series so far. This is the book that got me hooked. This book ticked off all of the boxes that makes me love a book or series! If you love books with instant attraction, a dominant alpha male and watching his pursuit of his woman, then this book is for you!"
5 ★★★★★’s by -Page Turners Book Blog "This was such a remarkable book and I adored every minute of it. This story drew me in from the start and I could not get enough of Aria and Aiden. Aria is a strong minded woman that knows exactly what she wants and how to get it. She is the ultimate heroine that takes no prisoners. When she encounters Aiden she has met her match. Aiden is the epitome of masculinity. He is a true alpha that also knows what he wants. It is Aria and he pulls out all the stops to win her. The struggle begins and these two fight falling in love but its easier said than done. This was an excellent story and I look forward to what happens next to these two."
5 ★★★★★’s by -A Book Lover's Emporium [Book Blog]
“This is the first book I’ve read by Lilly Wilde but won’t be my last. How could it be with that ending! I have to know how this story ends. I need more Aiden!!
I was sucked in from the first chapter. What I liked about this book is the lead character, Aria. She is a strong, feisty, independent woman that likes her life the way it is. She has been hurt by the loss of her father who just disappeared out of her life one day when she was young. She saw her mother struggle with having lost the love of her life and she is determined never to have it happen to her. Aria needs no one except her best friend. I loved that her character does what men normally do….have sex with no strings attached. She doesn’t bring men home; she prefers no attachments at all and absolutely no mixing business with pleasure. She works hard, is focused and very successful at her job. That is until Aiden Wyatt shows up. He is interning at her office and from the moment she lays eyes on him, she is drawn to him. Aiden is swoon, hot. That elevator scene….damn! I loved these two characters. Their chemistry was off the charts.
Lilly has a way of sucking you into the story. Her writing is descriptive and captivating. She makes you feel like you know these characters …well, not Aiden so much…Mr. Secretive!!!! I couldn't put the book down and wanted to devour it all. Can’t wait to jump into book 2!”
5 ★★★★★’s by -Bookalicious Babes Blog
"This book was phenomenal! It grabs you from the first page and keeps you wanting more even after you've finished!
This book had me turning page after page to see what happened next! Lilly Wilde has written an absolutely breathtaking novel that makes your heart beat faster with every word. If you are a fan of FSoG or the Crossfire series, you will absolutely love this book! It is definitely going at the top of my list!!"
Untouched (Book One in The Untouched Series)
Monday, March 14, 2016
Only His Touch: Book #4, The Untouched Series
The pain of deceit was fresh, but love and desire overruled everything else. Now, Aria and Aiden face their greatest challenge yet.
Aria Cason’s life took an unexpected turn when she reconnected with Aiden Raine, the man who awakened a pure and undeniable love she’d thought was lost forever. Aria’s love for him burns deep, yet he still pushes for more—the total surrender of her heart. When a painful memory becomes her guiding light, she questions if a happily ever after really exists for a girl who never wanted one. After stepping away from his birthright, Aiden’s need to protect his new family becomes his top priority.
Fragile bonds are soon stretched to the breaking point as his need for vengeance threatens to destroy the very thing he’s come to value most. When his unyielding determination starts to push Aria away, he presents her with a challenge that will test them both.
Will the searing passion that reunited this couple keep them together, or will it burn them to ash?
Ties will be broken. Lies will become the truth. Aria and Aiden’s heart-wrenching story continues in the fourth book of The Untouched Series, Only His Touch.
Lilly Wilde is the Author of The Untouched Series (Untouched, Touched, Touched By Him, Only His Touch and Forever Touched). She is a wife and mom who loves to fill each day with happiness and laughter. Lilly loves to dream, get lost in fantasy and create alternate worlds in which we can escape ever so often. She’s down-to-earth, engaging and compassionate with a great sense of humor. Her laughter is one of the first qualities that you’ll notice; you’ll become instantly drawn to her witty and fun-loving spirit.
Lilly spent a lot of time daydreaming as a child which led to numerous hours of reading and eventually the writing of poetry. The first story Lilly began writing was entitled He Lied To Me, a novel she plans to complete in the near future. After years of starting and stopping several novels, she eventually set a goal to complete her debut novel, Untouched. Her stories are of strength, growth, facing demons and stepping outside your comfort zone; they often surround topics of family and love and the beauty of both.