“If I let go, will you catch me?”
He had wanted her to help him win his ex-girlfriend back. She had wanted to teach him a few lessons on how to treat a woman. Neither one had planned for the unexpected.
I couldn’t stand by and watch. It hit too close to home. I had to run fast and far to get away and forget him. He weaseled his way into my life, making me question rules I lived by and turned my orderly life upside down. I’m falling apart and coming undone. I don’t do that. I’m Madison Stuart. I live life by my rules. I won’t be derailed by a man. I won’t…I can’t.
She’s gone. I’m desperate and going insane. I’ll do whatever it takes to find her. I don’t know when it happened, but I won’t let her go, not like this. What has she done to me? I’m Rick Marin for crying out loud. I don’t chase women, but she’s not just a woman. She’s Maddy–my Maddy–and I need her.
Follow Rick and Madison’s story, The Do Over’s most notorious couple, as they learn that It’s Not Over.
It’s Not Over by A.L. Zaun in the second book in her Do Over series. You don’t have to read The Do Over first, however….I did and I totally recommend it. You really get a feel for Rick and Maddy and how they came to know each other.
Madison Stuart runs the Martini Bar in Miami. She is a strong willed woman who gets what she wants and doesn’t take shit from anyone, especially Rick Marin. However, when things get to personal and her emotions get the best of her she runs.
Rick Marin thought he knew what he wanted, he had spent months trying to win back his old love, with help from Madison. When he finally comes to the realization that he wants Maddy….he goes after her. The two of them are like fire and ice, oil and water, but then she is the olive to his martini…perfect for each other.
A relationship of this magnitude is new for both of them. I struggled with Maddy’s insecurities and her constant snarkiness with Rick. And her mood swings?! Off the freaking charts – I almost thought she was bipolar. She was up and down and all over the place, she was trying to remain strong and in control of her life and her feelings.
“I had been Team Rick until I wasn’t, and that was now.”
Rick puts up with it though….he really loves this girl, even if he is an ass who says “motherfucker” way too often!!
“Once I’d gotten passed her frigid, man-eating, rod-up-her-ass attitude, she was really cool.”
“I was entertaining the idea of joining the pussy-whipped, motherfucking, tampon-wearing team of dickless sons of bitches.”
When Rick goes to extremes to talk to Maddy he is not up front with her, she still thinks he wants Dani. This drove me INSANE!!!! I wanted to smack him upside the head and tell him to just spit it out. How can he feel like this….
“I felt something for her that I couldn’t describe. It was more than wanting to bury my dick in her and fuck her hard…I couldn’t live without her. Fuck, fuck, fuck.”
…and not tell her what’s going on.
They both have shit to deal with in their personal lives. Maddy is trying to further her career and the only way to do so is by working with someone from her past….Alex (or as I have nicknamed him – the douchemonkey). Rick is dealing with his sisters who to me, are complete bitches who need a slap in the face. None of this stops Rick and Maddy though, when the two of them are together it’s sweet (in a fucked up Rick and Maddy type of way) and it is HOT!
“Maddy, am I under your skin?” “Like a tick,” I breathed, fighting the urge to turn around and give in to the feelings overtaking me. His gentle laugh vibrated against my neck. “That’s right, babe. I suck…” He brought his mouth alongside my neck and slowly trailed his tongue in gentle circles down to my shoulder before sucking there. “And then I get engorged.”
“Kiss me like you mean it.”
Madison continues to be insecure and I just melted at Rick’s reaction.
“If I let go, will you catch me?” He brought his mouth over mine with a new fervor, sucking my lower lip and groaning. “Every single fucking time, Maddy.” He cradled my head in his hands and deepened the kiss. “Every time.”
Will Madison be able to give Rick what he wants and what he needs….she means so much to him will she be able to just let go? The connection they have is intense, fierce, passionate.
“With Madison though, it was different. She owned me and not because I wanted her, but because I was hers.”
“He wasn’t an attachment. He was an appendage, and we were fused together.”
Oh and this book will leave you wanting more…..throw your kindle moment for sure!!
A.L. Zaun graduated from Florida International University with a degree in English Literature when the dinosaurs roamed the earth and cellphones were the size of a brick. Her impressive degree did absolutely nothing for her professional endeavors in health care management but did stir her imagination and opened up the world of books in a new way.
Armed with a large bottle of Diet Pepsi and a multi-pack of Extra Sugar-Free gum, A.L. Zaun spends her evenings bringing to life the characters that dominate her thoughts and interrupt her sleep.