Book Title: Pressure Point
Author: Olivia Luck
Genre: New Adult
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
I know what you’re thinking. It’s unconventional to want a man nine years older than you. It’s inconvenient to crush on your dearest friend’s older brother. It’s silly to pine after a man for six years. It’s cliché to lust after a celebrity. It’s pathetic to fall in love with a man who barely knows you exist.
I know what you’re thinking because I’ve thought it all, too. And yet that hasn’t stopped me from wanting Blake Campbell. Charming, gorgeous, brilliant, kind, selfless – Blake is everything I’ve ever wanted, but he doesn’t see me that way. In fact, he hardly noticed me until one night.
Traumatic events brought us together for the first time, but then he tossed me aside. I know it’s irrational, but I wanted him up until the moment he left me lying there alone.
When his eyes finally open and he finds out I’ve left, will it be too late?
Pressure Point by Olivia Luck is such a beautifully written story about falling in love at first sight. I absolutely love reading this story about an innocent love that transcends time and friendship. This story has angst, tragedy and a male character that will fight for what his heart feels at all costs. Ladies get your tissues ready because you will laugh, get angry, swoon and cry but it is all worth it.
Stella fell in love with Blake Campbell at the age of 20. She is the RA of the college dorms where Blake drops off his sister Zoe. Zoe and Stella would become the best of friends over the years. The two are extremely close and share a lot but throughout the years Stella has never told her how she feels about Blake.
Blake Campbell is wealthy for a man that is only 29 years old. After his parents death he became responsible for his sister Zoe. Blake is extremely possessive and devoted to his sister. He barely sees Stella because of his work schedule but he has strong feelings for her. He has not felt for a woman the way he feels whenever she is around Zoe. Of course the only thing he feels like he can do is to ignore her and push the thoughts away.
“My lips automatically curve into a smile at the thought of Stella. Zoe’s eleven years younger than I am. Instinctively, I know it’s wrong. But I can’t help but notice how cute little Stella is, not to mention that she’s older than Zoe. That melodic voice sends a jolt straight to the part of my body that shouldn’t notice her.”
After graduating college Stella and Zoe remain close friends so close that they are like sisters. After tragedy strikes at Zoe’s school the two of them begin to drift from one another. Zoe becomes depressed and doesn’t want to see anyone. Even though Stella tries to be there for Zoe, she makes her leave. Stella is devastated and she and Blake turn to each other for support. That night Stella sees Blake in a different light and no longer thinks he’s that guy that she fantasied about. Blake made her feel worthless and she has had enough.
“For 6 years, I have imagined Blake as the guy for me. Today, he showed me, I don’t know what he showed me, but whatever it was that I saw hurt tremendously If I don’t see Blake again for a year that will be soon enough for me.”
After not seeing each other for a while, Blake sees Stella again. He knows the way he treated her was wrong and that she means more to him that he could ever imagine. Blake is shocked that the once pleasant Stella is no longer willing to give him the time of day. He has his work cut out for him but he knows Stella is worth it.
“Stella, a word? It seems that I need more than a singular word to get through to you. Snow White.”
“There’s no getting through to anything, Blake. You showed all of your cards last month.”
“I won’t stop, Stella. This is going to happen and we are going to do it right. That night last month, I don’t regret what happened between us because I wanted you. I still want you, but not that rushed bullsh*t.”
Stella and Blake will fall into a beautiful relationship. One that neither ever thought was imaginable. However, Blake’s constant need to protect his sister and put her above everyone else causes problems and might tear them apart forever. Blake wants to keep his relationship with Stella a secret from Zoe for the time being since she is suffering from depression. Stella is forced to make a decision and it could cost her the man she loves. How much can a woman be taken for granted?
“I’ve always been in awe of you, Blake. Because of that, I’ve put you on a pedestal, I thought that I was lucky that you choose me, but I’ve come to realize that we’re lucky to have each other, I’m just as much of a catch as you.
This is happening, Stella, don’t Fight me.”
How many times can Blake say he is sorry for his actions before Stella finally has had enough? Will Blake be able to finally put Stella needs above his own? Can Stella forgive Blake for making her feel like she means nothing to him? This story is powerful with disappointment and heartache. I cried a lot of times during Blake and Stella’s story. It was heart wrenching a times but there were also swoon worthy moments. It truly was just so beautifully written. I can’t wait to see what the next book in the series will bring.
They say life is about choices. You spend your life making decisions and dealing with the consequences, whether they are positive or negative. In my tumultuous frame of mind, I make a choice. A very poorly thought out choice, but one that I have to live with, nevertheless.
As soon as Cassidy finishes her encore, I tell the girls that we’re going backstage to meet the singer. They follow behind the private elevator to the lower level of the Chi Center, talking giddily. I push their voices out of my mind, leading them with long, purposeful strides.
There are perks to owning the joint. The security guards clear the way for me, knowing not to bother me when I’m in a foul mood.
With a short knock, I push my way into Cassidy’s crowded backstage room. The moment she lays her fake-eyelash covered gaze on me, she squeals. The sound hurts my ears, but I pretend it doesn’t.
“Blake Campbell, I didn’t know you were coming back here!” She literally launches herself at me, latching her over tanned arms around my neck and thrusting her glitter-speckled tits against my chest.
And then, in plain sight of Stella, I yank the pop star into my arms and thrust my tongue down her throat.
You are a moron.
Olivia Luck lives in the middle of America with her loving husband and her obsession with writing. She wrote her first romance novel at age eight. When she’s not reading, editing, or writing, you can find her in the kitchen learning to cook. Olivia loves to travel and spend time with her family.
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