"I've flown halfway across the globe to watch the love of my life marry the love of hers."
He never intended on returning home...
Never second-guessed the life he'd chosen...
Never planned on meeting someone that would make him want more...
But everything can change As the Dawn Breaks.
“Fucking beautiful,” he hisses under his breath.
I tear my gaze from his hands, peer up at him through my lashes, and offer a faint smile. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, Leo. And don’t curse around my baby,” I say, playfully slapping his chest, breaking us free from the heavy moment. Too many feels are happening, and I can’t afford to do feels. “Now it’s your turn. Strip for me, old man.”
His hands leave my body, accompanied by a scowl. “You are beautiful and I’m not old.” Then, he swiftly pulls his t-shirt over his head and tosses it on top of the blanket.
I laugh and roll my eyes, trying desperately not to gawk at his very toned and very tan torso, but as usual, I fail epically. The tattoo of a lion’s profile inked across his left pec catches my attention instantly, and without his permission, I reach up and trace it with my fingertip, closely studying the intricate design. Entwined into the tendrils of the mane, a quote is hidden: Courage without conscious is a wild beast.
“Now that is fucking beautiful,” I murmur softly. “Tell me what it means.”
Bringing his forefinger up under my chin, he tilts my head so I’m staring into his smiling eyes. “Maybe later, and don’t curse around the baby, young lady.”
“Touché,” I reply with a grin. Tou-fucking-ché.
I love the stories that author Erin Noelle tells. I have not read a single book of hers that I didn’t truly enjoy. As the Dawn Breaks is no different.
As the Dawn Breaks is a spinoff novella from When the Sun Goes Down. We all fell in love with Leo, Katrina’s best friend and protector in When the Sun Goes Down. He did everything for Katrina. He loved her with all that he was but she fell in love with another man, Lucca.
Two years after Leo committed an act to secure Katrina’s happiness and fled the US, he is back for her wedding. After walking her down the aisle and giving her away to her true love, Leo meets a red hot bartender, Trystan.
Trystan is a single mom and I loved her! She was awesome! I really connected with her character and I loved her and Leo together. Often times in novellas, a romance is rushed. It has to be since it is not a full novel. But in As the Dawn Breaks, I never really felt that their romance was overly rushed. I was right there with them through every emotion.
Again another great story from Erin Noelle and if you have picked up one of her books, you MUST! She truly knows how to weave an amazing love story.
Erin Noelle is a Texas native, where she lives with her husband and two young daughters. While earning her degree in History at the University of Houston, she rediscovered her love for reading that was first instilled by her grandmother when she was a young child. A lover of happily-ever-afters, both historical and current, Erin is an avid reader of all romance novels. In 2013, she published the Book Boyfriend Series, which included books Metamorphosis, Ambrosia, Euphoria, and Timeless, and recently published When the Sun Goes Down, a contemporary romance novel. Her books have been a part of the USA Today Bestselling list and the Amazon and Barnes & Noble overall Top 100.