Author: M.J. Fields
Series: Ties of Steel #1
Published by Swoon Romance
Release Date October 28, 2014
Genres: Erotic Romance
More Info: Goodreads
Purchase From: Amazon US
Purchase From: Amazon UK
Twenty-six-year-old Abraham O’Donnell is the CFO of Steel Inc. After working tirelessly for over a year, he takes a week off to enjoy the sand, surf, and bikini-clad women of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. After all, he's earned it.
When a brief interlude with a flight attendant in her hotel room goes awry, Abe heads to a rental home with a private beach. While floating naked in the pool, he learns a guest house on the property is also occupied. So much for rest and relaxation. Ever the gentleman, Abe tries to make the most of his misfortune, and offers to make the beauties staying on the property some dinner.
It's senior year and Nikolette (Nikki) Bassett is a few days late for her last college Spring Break with her four best girlfriends. When she arrives, all these ladies can talk about is the guy next door. And once Nikki gets a look at him, she knows what they mean. Fresh from an afternoon of surfing, Nikki can hardly believe her eyes when Abe approaches. The sexual tension and banter between the two of them leads to steamy hot sex on the Atlantic shore.
It's only a Spring Break fling, and both Abe and Nikki know better than to make it out to be more than that. Or do they? Abe’s calm demeanor changes once he has a taste of Nikki. That night, no location is safe. He takes her on the beach and ravages her in his bed. But despite their mind-blowing sex, Abe's taste for ultimate control in the bedroom makes Nikki uneasy. Nikki's just getting over a heartbreak and she can't afford to let Abe in. So, she pushes aside her budding feelings, and leaves Florida and Abe behind without a backwards glance.
Not used to being dumped and afraid to admit how much it hurts, Abe cuts his loses and heads back to Steel Inc., resume his role at the top of Steel Inc., pouring his heart and soul into his work. But Nikki Moore won't be forgotten so easily. Her taste, scent, voice, the noises she made when he brought her to ecstasy, the way she tasted on his tongue, and felt under his touch haunts him. Always fighting for control, Abe tries to push Nikki far into the back of his mind, as he fucks the rented women he had grown accustom to.
But Karma is a bitch, and Abe blames her for Nikki leaving him the way she did. So when Nikki shows up unexpectedly, Abe welcomes Karma with open arms. Control has left the building and safety of one's heart is no longer strong enough to stop what happens next.
Abe, is the first in the Ties of Steel series from bestselling erotica author MJ Fields. It is a spin-off of the bestselling Men of Steel series featuring the Steel brothers: Jase, Cyrus, Zandor and Xavier.
Abe O’Donnells Workout Playlist
The Shock of Lightning by Oasis
I Don’t Care by Fall Out Boy
Control by Puddle of Mudd
Heartless by Call Us Forgotten
Let it Rock by Kevin Rudolph
Thrift Shop by Macklemore
Crazy Bitch by Buckcherry
Fireball by Pitbull
Talk Dirty to Me by Jason Derulo
Trumpets by Jason Derulo
Down With The Sickness by Disturbed
Higher Ground by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Nikki Interviews The Men of Steel
I need to finish this article before my next assignment. And Abe? Well he and I aren’t really speaking at the moment. Not that I don’t want to, but I need to finish this my way, not with his help, or “guidance.”
I’m at home in Georgia after an epic fail of a first meeting between my over protective parents and a man who wants to own me. Abe didn’t demonstrate the calm cool and collective manner I knew he could. Instead, he did something I have never seen him do before. He lost control. I need to figure out what is best for me. I suppose I already know, but I need to make sure that the people I love know that I am okay and strong. I need people to know I am the same Nikki I was before that horrible night.
“Thank you for agreeing to do this.” I smile at the computer screen.
I don’t know why I’m intimidated by these men. I don’t even get intimidated by Abe, anymore. And let’s face it, Abe, can be a bit intimidating.
“Hey, Nikki,” Xavier smiles.
“I see three of you. Is Jase not taking part?”
I saw them all look at each other like they were waiting for one of them to come up with a reason he was absent. I assumed he had more important things to do than conducting an interview over Skype with someone like me. I’m not even a real journalist. The others were probably only doing it for Abe. “He’ll pop in when he’s not busy.” Cyrus nodded.
“Right,” I nodded back. “So you’re all either married or getting married. Congratulations. What our readers are going to want to know is how your respective partners tamed the Steel men. Cyrus, you wanna go first?”
“Tamed is a real shit choice of words, Nikki. Look at the screen do you see a bunch of pussy whipped men?”
I shook my head “no.”
“Bro, she’s just asking a damn question,” Xavier shoved his elbows off the desk. “Nikki, sorry about that.”
“Why are you sorry? It’s true. We aren’t tame we are taken by the woman who can handle the Steel.” Zandor laughed. “That’s the deal, Nikki. We fell in love with women who could take what we had to offer, in whatever form we chose to give. I own Bekah’s ass and she owns my heart.”
“Can I quote you on that?” I laughed.
“Hell yes you can,” he smirked.
“My wife, Tara, needed a man like me to take care of her. What I didn’t know was I needed that little Birdie to do the same for me. I will protect her with my life, give her the love she deserves forever. She will protect my heart and be anything I need her to be. That’s what love is.”
That made me smile inside.
“Irish is just as head strong and independent as they come. I never knew I needed that until I found it. She’s my best friend and hot as hell in bed. She—.”
“Bro, do you really think that Taelyn wants the press to know she’s hot in the sheets?” Zandor laughed at him.
“What? She is.” He acted like it was no big deal.
“You want every man on the shore to know she can rock it?” Cyrus asked him.
Zandor started laughing.
“Fuck you, man, I can tell them you like to tie your wife up to a damn wall.”
“That shit is off the record,” Zandor glared into the screen.
“Oh course,” I nodded.
My phone rang and I silenced my ringer. My Dad was coming home early to talk to me, like I’d requested.
I talked to the three Steel brothers for another twenty minutes before ending the rather revealing interview.
“Thank you all. I promise to leave out the less PG parts of the interview.”
They all said goodbye and I started to close the computer when I heard them.
“You think she’s going back to Abe?”
“Why the hell wouldn’t she?”
“I don’t know, but I hope the hell she does. I’m tired of his mopey ass.”
“Is this thing still on?”
And then they were gone.