Body

Body

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by Audrey Carlan
     
 

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Men ruin women.

Especially men like Chase Davis. Good looking, intelligent, rich and powerful. I never stood a chance.

I didn’t want to want him.

I didn’t want to need him.

I didn’t want to fall for him.

He wouldn’t take no for an answer, and I let him consume me. Arrogant, confident, controlling, demanding … intense.

Overview

Men ruin women.

Especially men like Chase Davis. Good looking, intelligent, rich and powerful. I never stood a chance.

I didn’t want to want him.

I didn’t want to need him.

I didn’t want to fall for him.

He wouldn’t take no for an answer, and I let him consume me. Arrogant, confident, controlling, demanding … intense.

When he entered my life, I was finally healing after having barely survived the men of my past. My soul sisters told me to take a chance. To let someone in. I let him in, and he surrounded me with a light so bright I was blinded by the truth...

Men don’t ruin women. They devour them in every way that counts.

Warning: This book is designed for audiences 18+ due to language, graphic sexual content, and themes that some may find disturbing. BODY is book 1 of a three-part trilogy. Book 1 has a “Happy for Now” type ending.

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"I recommend this book to anyone looking for a sweet, fierce love story." —Give Me Books Blog

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780990505655
Publisher:
Waterhouse Press
Publication date:
10/20/2015
Series:
Trinity Trilogy Series , #1
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
42,673
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Audrey Carlan is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She writes wicked hot love stories that are designed to give the reader a romantic experience that's sexy, sweet, and so hot your ereader might melt. Some of her works include the wildly successful Calendar Girl Serial, Falling Series, and the Trinity Trilogy.

She lives in the California Valley where she enjoys her two children and the love of her life. When she's not writing, you can find her teaching yoga, sipping wine with her "soul sisters" or with her nose stuck in a wicked hot romance novel.

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Body (Trinity Trilogy - Book 1) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
Great read! This story had me hooked from beginning to end, one of those books that allows you to escape into another world and experience life through someone else’s eyes. I was taken on an emotional ride, the story is fast paced and there is plenty of suspense and drama that you won’t want to put it down. Looking forward to more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
babyssmile More than 1 year ago
10 Outrageous Stars but 5 on here I was given this book for my honest review A Thanksgiving dinner in preparation is what this book reminds me of. Every dish prepared to perfection with the utmost care to detail. If the dishes aren’t just right the main course falls short or does it? Chase-handsome, sweet and hunky total Alpha male Gillian (GiGi)-sassy, pretty and smart, outspoken and scared Chase is in his element the epitome of a man. He can have any woman he such desires at any given time. With eyes that show so brightly like the northern star. He revels in what he believes to be true. He is a man that is missing something in his life. He insists that he has everything a man could want but is this to be true? Is he just living in the moment or does he want something more? Can he find the connection to a woman that makes his heart and life complete? Does this woman exist? And will she be able to complete him in ways that no other could? This man does so much good for the world isn’t time that he has something wonderful happen to him? Gillian is a woman with a scarred past that is living everyday and rising above her fears so she thinks and hopes. The past is the past as she so richly thinks. She is a survivor in all accounts of the word but to what cost? Will she be able to find love? Will she rise above her fears and be the woman she so richly deserves to be? Can she find a man that she can give her heart to without reservation or will she fall short? She puts on a brave front to those in front of her but what about to the man across the room? Can she find it within herself to take the leap? She has risen from the ashes on so many accounts but will she rise again to the bright northern light? Chase and Gillian’s journey is one that will have you laughing and crying in all the right places. The sex between these two is hotter than a gas grill at a summer’s cookout. The heat that they possess when within feet of each other is totally blissful. They live in each others eyes for the future but with the past lurking behind them can they make it to the future with one another without turmoil or will something or someone stand in their way? Can they move past the past and move towards a future together? This is their journey. This is the first book in this brand new series from this author. I for one can’t wait till the next book. Awesome read. For all these questions that I have asked you will have to pick up this one of a kind book. To the author: Thank you so much for letting me review this one of a kind read that had me from page 1 and pulled at my heartstrings to the very last page. The realness that you brought between these two characters was in itself hot. Taking two people from different walks in life and bringing them together was a roller-coaster that I am happy to say was an awesome ride. You made this reviewer cry, laugh and scream but in all goodness. I truly can’t wait to see have in store for your next book. Happy Reading.
MistressRIa More than 1 year ago
I wish there more stars to give the Trinity Trilogy. Audrey Carlan knows exactly how to draw in her readers with her books. With each book...each page, you become so engrossed in them that you feel as if the characters are part of your family...your friends...and yes, even your enemy. You will smile, laugh, cry and even find yourself cursing out a character or two in these books. Soul, the final book in this trilogy, will have you on the edge of your seat...rooting for the Chase and Gillian...and her souls sisters as well. It's the perfect culmination of the three.  Trinity Trilogy: where your MIND will reel with the descriptions of the characters, the scenery and locations....where your BODY will feel a sea of emotions from laughter, anger, joy and arousal..and where your SOUL will experience what a love like Chase's and Gillian's endures.
SofiaAlmiroudis More than 1 year ago
This is my first time reading an Audrey Carlan book and I LOVED IT!!!  I couldn't put Body down. I fell for Gigi and Chase from the moment their eyes met. Their instant connection was so HOT, that I felt like I was sitting there witnessing it.  I found myself drawn to the characters and feeling their fears, lust, desires and need to allow love in their lives again.  I loved the strength that Gigi and her three BESOS each possessed.  Their friendship is one that I was able to relate to and I loved what each friend brought to the book.  Chase, well who would't want an overbearing, sexy superman.  Although many times his actions upset Gigi, it was all coming from a place of love and wanting to protect, not possess.  Although their relationship often was intense, there was also a lot of vulnerability.  Both Gigi and Chase brought their own baggage to the relationship, and with time they were able to open up and allow each other see why they were holding back.  Once those walls came down, there was nothing to stop this duo, oh yea except that someone is threatening Gigi's safety.  I can't wait to read book 2 and 3.  Audrey Carlan is an amazing writer and I look forward to reading many more of her books.
VSims More than 1 year ago
Gillian (Gigi) Callahan is a strong, successful, and independent woman. She has suffered much pain from her past boyfriend and is working on herself to move forward with her life. She's doing well at the non-profit charity that she works at and loves it. One night she goes out to a bar and meets a very sexy and handsome man. Chase Davis. Chase is a powerful wealthy man in his own right. He wants for nothing, and is fine with the way is life is. Until he meets Gillian. All he wants is one chance with her and he will show her what she is missing in life and what he can give her. Weary of her attraction to Chase, Gillian tries to avoid him, but for how long? From a jealous ex girl friend and Chase's mother disliking her from the start, how will these to love birds make a go at it, if one woman is determined to get Chase back and the other doesn't think any woman is good for her son? This book was oh my God. From the first sentence you are thrown into Gigi's world and you want to know what happens. Once she meets Chase at the bar she is goner, she just doesn't know it yet. You are thrown into the life long chase of cat and mouse as Gillian tries to avoid Chase at all cost, until she can't. The sex scenes are smoking hot and will leave you hoping you had a man like Chase in your life. I loved their chemistry and the way they worked together. I wish that it had Chase's POV, because that is something I would have loved to privy of. The story was well written and attention grabbing. I can not wait to read the second book.
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
Read from December 07 to 12, 2014 This story has a lot of emotion, pain from the past and now. The author writes in a way that you can feel the pain of each character. The she gives you a lot of heat, I wouldn’t say steamy since it is way past steamy. The ending is somewhat of a cliffhanger although you do have a somewhat of a HEA, it ends with you wondering who the stalker is and what he will have in store for Gigi. Will Chase and Gillian be able to make their dreams come true or will the man who is after her take her away. Chase has some control and insecurity issues which Gigi is working on. Gigi finds some things out about his past loves that has her troubled. Can they work out these issues before the stalker makes his move or will they end the lifetime dream of building a happy wonderful family? Gigi has some issues of her own, she promised herself no man will ever control her again. No man will ever use her for a punching bag nor will one own her body and soul. Chase has other ideas, she is his, she belongs to him which he is about to show her. There is a very powerful tug of war over who will be the alpha and who will be the calm one. Chase is a very powerful alpha male his word is law, he is finding out not everyone thinks this way and it is driving him crazy that Gigi will not bend to his will. Then you throw in a few ex in the party and you have one big mess. It is hard to review this story without giving away the plot and giving to much information. It is one hot read with some really hot characters that have big issues. The love you feel right though the pages as they meet, come together and become one. This is a page turner that leaves you with a feeling of peace, happy but at the same time the author has your heart beating wonderful who and what the stalker is. You will have to pick up book 2 to find out of this 3 book series. Chase is such a sweetheart but you are torn between disliking the man and wanting to chase him down to have your wild way with him. At times you would like to just pick him up and shake him. He has money which he lets talk for him at times he should just shut up and let Gigi deal with the issues. He is a very push man who pushes a lot and is use to having his way. He is more of a caveman type that grabs you by the hair and drags you to his cave to have his wicked way with you. Gigi is a sweetie who tries to be her own person, she isn’t happy with Chase throwing his weight and money around. She doesn’t like being told what to do but what women would. I am on the fence with her, I like her and she is strong but is needy when I thought she should have been strong. I do understand why she is the way she is abuse will do that to a person. Chases ex isn’t helping things and it could go either way until something happens that brings it all to a head. I thought all the characters were very interesting, a few I just fell in love with. The author is easy to follow her words flow easy. You think the she is going to go one way, when she turns it around on you and goes another way. There are lots of surprises in store for the reader as the author takes you on a merry chase as they work out their issues. I am hoping all my questions will be answered in the next book. I do have to say I am looking forward to continuing reading their story. The author gives us some very heated passion, that will steam up your e reader with wonderful characters that keep you interested. It is somewhat of a cliffhanger but I knew this going in so I won’t be taking points off for that. It does have a wonderful ending which leaves you wanting the next book. Unlike most cliffhangers the author does give you somewhat of a closure and ends the book in a way that you aren’t disappointed by much. My hats off to the author for giving you a wonderful story that leaves you hanging in a nice way. I look forward to the next installment which will be released later on this month.
LeeAnneH More than 1 year ago
Fantastic story, I absolutely loved it and can’t wait for more! This book pulls you in from the very first page; you won’t want to put it down. This isn’t your typical erotica – though it’s definitely hot, it also has suspense and it’s written phenomenally. Gillian Callahan is such a well written character, I want to be friends with her!  Gillian has worked in fundraising for a foundation helping abused woman since finishing school. This is very close to Gillian because of her rough past and she puts her heart and soul into her work. Chase Davis is a billionaire CEO of many companies and he’s a playboy. Gillian and Chase meet while Gillian is staying at a hotel for a meeting for the Foundation. Gillian runs away but Chase won’t take no for an answer.  I can’t wait to read the next book! I really love that this is a trilogy but it doesn’t have a major cliff hanger. It’s fantastic! Highly recommended!
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
When your heart wants and needs someone, sometimes it’s hard to reconcile these needs with your brain, especially when your past has been so utterly painful. Chase is a completely possessive and controlling alpha making Gillian want to cling to him as she runs from him in fear. Is this another mega-rich male used to getting his way, seducing the distressed, yet feisty damsel? No way, this is a sizzling connection that oozes sexual tension and emotion while testing the strength of trust and love moving forward while letting go of the horrors of the past. An advocate for and a victim of abuse, Gillian steers clear of men and relationships, but all that changes when Chase refuses to take no for an answer as he tries to care for Gillian and beat down the demons of her past. Can he teach her to trust and give up total control with him? Are his methods too domineering? Is he so used to people only wanting him for his money and the glamor he provides that when a woman like Gillian comes along, he is out of his depth or has she awakened something new in him or perhaps something so long hidden? When Gillian begins receiving threats and is being stalked, how can Chase help her if she doesn’t open up? Audrey Carlan’s Body sizzles and spits sensual fire, but she did not forget to add some humor, suspense and the love of two people struggling to find a place where they fit. Deftly, she builds her world around her characters, contrasting their pasts and present, while giving life to each personality with her own flare. Was Chase sometimes a little too bold or “bossy?” Sure, but perhaps it is just what Gillian needs to overcome her insecurities. Two souls, in search of their mates in every way possible, can they overcome the hidden danger that lurks in the shadows? Will Chase find that his money and power cannot buy everything? Will Gillian finally believe she is worthy of a good man? On top of often raw pain Ms. Carlan creates for her characters is the passion, the love and the lust that threatens to flame off the pages and singe your eyebrows! This is going to be an amazing trilogy to follow and another hit for Audrey Carlan and her flaming hot pen!
Wendy_Strain More than 1 year ago
Audrey Carlan has done a masterful job at providing a deliciously erotic romance full of story and characters you can love in Body. Not only does it provide some amazing sex scenes to get the blood pumping, but it includes strong characters fully fleshed out with strengths, fears, courage, insecurities, less-than-ideal pasts and enduring friendships among equal but very different people. There’s also an enticing degree of suspense and mystery as Gillian struggles to navigate the new world she finds herself in after having fallen under the magnetic power of the insanely handsome and insanely wealthy Chase Davis. Overall, I give this book 5 out of 5 stars because anything that keeps me this riveted deserves at least that much. There's a longer review available on the blog, but I wanted to let you know you should read this book.
sportochick More than 1 year ago
Once again Author Audrey Carlan enthralls the reader with an amazing erotica storyline dealing with some hard hitting real life issues, hot steamy love scenes as well as including some suspenseful intrigue. I have fallen in love with the character of very hot and sexy billionaire Chase. He character is shown as a billionaire philanthropist and hard driven businessman with just the right amount of dominate self possessed "I have to have you" attitude. The author continues his character further by showing a tender protective side to him while still keeping his hard businessmen image. Gillian is a smart and gorgeous red head who just wants to forget and get over her past while moving forward into a brilliant career. I find the interaction between her and her three girlfriends and best friend Philip heart warming. I love how they all tease each other and protect each other. Now this story has some suspenseful intrigue but I can't really mention it because well.....that would just ruin it for everyone. You really need to read this book to see for yourself what a great writer this is and discover what I am referring to. To see the full review visit my blog: sportochicksmusings.blogspot .com A COPY WAS GIFTED IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW.
Evita_P More than 1 year ago
This is the first story I’ve read from this author and it certainly won’t be my last, actually going to go look over her list of previously written stories to check them out! As soon as you begin the story, it just draws you in, you keep turning page after page and the story just keeps getting better and better. Chase and Gillian meet at a bar of a hotel and that meeting was quite intense. From there the story really picks up and you get to know the characters. Gillian has a tragic past and she’s not sure anyone can love her. While Chase is very dominant and used to getting his way and he wants her. Their path to finding some type of relationship is full of unexpected stops at the hospital, then his penthouse. Their attraction is very strong but can it survive the fears they both face. I had all kinds of feelings when reading this story, I could feel the intensity of their feelings for each other. I felt sadness at what Gillian went through in her previous relationship. I also felt sad at how lonely Chase was and glad that he got to meet Gillian who brought a rainbow to his world. Let’s not forget the sexy scenes, really heart pounding. I love the group of friends around Gillian who all support each other . I can’t wait to find out what happens in the next installment with both of these exciting characters. *ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
BPond1970 More than 1 year ago
I haven't read a book from this author but after reading this story, I can't wait to read more from her. I couldn't turn the pages quick enough on my tablet because I wanted to know more about the whole story. I could relate to Gigi right away. Having to have strength in order to survive abuse from someone who you love and not letting it destroy you, takes a lot of courage and strength and gigi has both and a lot more qualities that I love in a character. She's afraid of falling in love again but yet when she is around Chase, she can't help herself, well her body doesn't give her much of a choice. Chase seems like a dream! He is all business like on the outside but on the inside, his true self shows when he is around Gigi. He wants to protect her but she is not use to letting someone do that but love has a way of getting you to let that special someone take care of you. The sexual heat between these two is to hot too touch! The way Chase just takes what he wants and Gigi's body gives right into him, had me panting more than once.  Not only does this book have fantastic characters who could be someone you know in your life, but it has a little bit of suspense that keeps your interest and of course some very hot erotic scenes. I couldn't ask for anymore in a book. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series.  If the next one is anything like this one, I had better make sure I have plenty of cold water because I have a feeling I will need a little cooling off!