Title: Give Me Grace
Series: Give Me #3
Author: Kate McCarthy
Release Date: July 10, 2014
Casey Daniels has a past forged in Hell. Despite the friends, the endless supply of women, and the muscle car he spent years restoring, it still eats away at him.
Grace Paterson is in Sydney as a temporary bassist for Jamieson, the band Casey handles security for. She’s also infuriating, off-limits, and completely irresistible.
A deal is struck, and despite their intense and powerful connection, both think it will be easy to walk away. But life can be more ruthless than either of them ever imagined. Not only does Grace have a secret she’s desperate to keep, Casey has questions from his past that he’s willing to do anything to get answers for.
It’s not until someone wants one of them dead that Casey realises his love for Grace is the one thing he could never walk away from.
In a story of revenge, betrayal, secrets, and love, Casey will need to reconcile his past with his present, before the future he never knew he wanted is snatched away.
Give Me Grace is the third book of the Give Me Series. Each book features a new couple with no cliffhangers and, as such, Give Me Grace works perfectly well as a standalone novel although I can highly recommend the first two books in this series.
I don’t think it’s a big secret that I’m a huge fan of Kate McCarthy’s books. The Give Me Series have been a big hit with me so a new instalment is always something to be excited about and I can’t tell you how much I’ve been anticipating Casey’s story. In the previous two books in the series, his dark and tortuous past has only been hinted at and, despite trying to get info out of Ms McCarthy, I was still pretty much in the dark as I headed into this one.
Casey Daniels is part of the Jamieson/Valentine badass alpha security crew and has been very much a prominent character in the previous books in the series. He’s an easy going manwhore – albeit a very charming manwhore but he’s been going through women faster than a hot knife through butter and isn’t about to go the same way as Travis and Jared and become a one woman man. He’s also had a painful childhood and he’s still looking for answers to explain the awful events that saw him lose his entire family.
He thinks he’s never going to be smitten by a woman until he sets eyes on Grace. Grace is an incredibly successful jetset supermodel who left home at a tender age to further her career on the international catwalks and provide for the family she left behind in the depths of grief after the loss of her mother. Her brother Henry has never really forgiven her for walking out when they needed her most, completely misunderstanding her motives, but he calls in a favour and asks her to come play guitar for Jamieson, his band, and Grace knows the time is right to take a break from the cameras and attempt to build some bridges with her brother.
Of course, she doesn’t bank on meeting Casey Daniels and finding her life in danger and placing her safety firmly in his hands. Cue yet another high octane, super-sexy romantic suspense from Kate McCarthy. This just sizzles with sexual chemistry as both Casey and Grace attempt to resist that all consuming attraction that they share until they finally succumb and agree on a no-commitment temporary fling until Grace once again leaves town to go back to modelling.
I really adored both Casey and Grace. Casey is your typical alpha-caveman – very possessive, very sure of himself and pretty determined to protect his woman when he sees her life is in danger. He’s sexy, funny, incredibly charming – very hard for Grace to resist although she does her best! Grace is Sassy with a big old capital S – she’s had to learn to develop a thick skin from an early age to deal with the cut and thrust of the modelling world and she’s also holding a secret that will practically bring Casey to his knees.
Combine these two strong characters with a rip-roaring suspense plot plus add in all the characters we’ve come to know and love as we’ve read the series and spice it up with super hot sex scenes and you’ve got the perfect combination for sexy romantic suspense. This series has had me on the edge of my seat right from the very first book and Give Me Grace definitely delivers.
It’s sexy, action-packed and will be a big hit with fans of Kristen Ashley’s Rock Chick series.
4.5 sexy suspenseful stars
The Give Me Series
1. Give Me Love
2. Give Me Strength
3. Give Me Grace
4. Give Me Hell
Kate McCarthy grew up in a small town outside of Port Macquarie, Australia. Raised in a house just a short walk to the beach, Kate enjoyed the peaceful, relaxed atmosphere and friendships that come from being raised in a friendly, small town area.
She now resides in Brisbane, Australia, a city in the state of Queensland where she works as an accountant, along with a sideline wedding cake business and her writing.
She is married with two children, has two dogs and house in the suburbs, and a pile of friends and family dotted all over the country that help keep her sane.
When she’s not busy running after naughty kids, filthy dogs, crunching numbers, piping buttercream and writing books, you can find her curled up in bed in the early hours of the morning reading new books and re-reading old favourites. Her favourite books are the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward in which she longs to eventually join the brotherhood and change her name to Phierce Mutha.