Title: Unable to Resist
Author: Cassie Graham
Release Date: June 10, 2014
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Ann is haunted by a past that won’t let go. The secrets lurking in Arizona are too much to handle, making a move to Nashville her best chance of survival. Her bakery is enough to keep her mind busy during the day, but the night brings nightmares that threaten to rip her in two. Tired of just living life rather than experiencing it, she’s ready to fight her demons and emerge the victor.
Only—she doesn’t know how to do that alone.
Duane has a lot on his plate. A lawyer for a prestigious law firm and a ranch owner, he hardly has enough time to breathe, let alone date. But all of that changes when he meets Ann.
A chance encounter at a bar brings them together, but it’s fate that shoves them into each other’s lives for reasons they will soon unveil together.
Can Ann open her heart and let Duane in?
Unable to Resist is a story about love, loss and finding healing in unlikely places.
What people are saying about Unable to Resist –
“She takes you on a journey of heartbreak, a little bit of mystery, lots of swoon (*cough Duane *cough) and lots of laughs.” – Ashlei, Beta Reader
“You can read the synopsis and get a good feel for the story line of this book, but what you won’t pick up on is how you’re in for so much more than you could imagine.” –Kandi Steiner, Beta Reader
“There is so much tension being built throughout this story, it will keep you on your toes…or at least questioning the outcome… (So much sexual tension!!!!)” –Jess Vogel, Beta Reader
“In her debut novel, Cassie beautifully tapped into the dealings of heartbreak to give readers a genuine love story full of passion and humor.” –April Gutierrez, Editor
Signaling the drummer, he gives her a wink and the drums pound to life in an evocative melody. Without a second thought, I sit down in my seat never taking my eyes off of her. All thoughts of heading home, forgotten. Gone. My mind was made up the second I knew it was her performing.
I couldn’t leave, even if I wanted to.
Her hands dance across the piano, playing every note perfectly. I only play the guitar, but I’ve heard the song she’s singing before and it’s spot on.
The emotion she puts into the lyrics makes me think maybe she’s singing the song for a specific reason. It becomes plain as day the moment she hits the chorus. She’s lost someone important in her life. She may not know it, but she’s putting all of her feelings on that stage for everyone to see.
Her passion makes me ache in ways I didn’t even know I could ache. It’s mind blowing how one simple song can bring out so many feelings. She’s a storyteller. She understands every line she sings as if she’s been through hell and back.
It’s instantaneous, I can’t explain it, but I feel like I have to know her. In my bones, I know I came to this bar to see her play, to be in her hypnotic presence.
She pounds on the keys as if they’re her lifelines. Her voice is absolutely the most magnificent sound I’ve heard in my entire life. I want to close my eyes to soak in every note, but I’m afraid if I blink, even once, I’ll miss something.
Her head goes down as she sings the final note and the lights fade to black.
The crowd screams in praise and I stand clapping.
Cassie Graham is first and foremost, a wife and mother. She has one crazy daughter and a just as nutters husband that she loves dearly. She lives in sunny–all be it, scorching Arizona, where the summers are ridiculously hot and the winters are perfection. She’d pick winter any day.
Cassie went to school to be a teacher, but quit to become a proud military wife in 2010. During that time, she found her passion to write. Being a loud and proud choirgirl in school, she needed another creative outlet and writing seemed like the perfect fit.
If Cassie isn’t writing, she’s more than likely cooking for her family or has her nose buried deep in a book. She finds inspiration in all things. Movies, music, and life fuel her characters lives, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.
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