Far Reaching Consequences

Far Reaching Consequences

by Anya Summers

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Overview

Phoebe needs a second chance at life.
In the aftermath of the devastation from her failed marriage, Phoebe returns to her old stomping grounds to open her own bed and breakfast. Starting over is the bravest thing she's ever done – or so she thinks. But opening her front door to find a blast from her past on her front porch changes all that. The teenager she'd once known has become a jaw-dropping, dominant man in his prime.
He wasn't looking for a relationship until she blazed back into his life.
Graham runs his own construction business, remodelling homes, and building brand new ones. When his buddy gives him a lead on a new project, he never expects to run into Phoebe, the woman he shared a single kiss with eons ago. Nor is he prepared for the Dominant in him to stake his claim before the end of their first meeting. He wanted her in high school but there had been too wide a gulf separating them. Now, Graham will stop at nothing until he makes her his. But there are larger forces at work, attempting to tear them apart.
When everything Phoebe holds dear becomes a target, Graham will risk it all for the one woman he knows he can never live without.
Publisher's Note: This steamy second chance romance contains elements of power exchange. While it is the second in the Crescent City Kings series, it can be enjoyed independently.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162653400
Publisher: Blushing Books Publications
Publication date: 01/15/2020
Series: Crescent City Kings , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 130,242
File size: 586 KB

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Far Reaching Consequences 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Redrabbitt 3 months ago
I will admit this story is an emotional roller coaster ride with the various characters. My heart breaks for Phoebe and all she has lost, the memories, the regrets, and the horror and fear she has endured, and now, trying to move forward in life. The story has a great cast of characters, plenty of interaction, and emotions. This will be the story of Phoebe MacKenzie and Graham Layton. The story is mystery, suspense, danger, flash-backs, and includes a second chance romance. Phoebe has moved back to Louisana, to Thibodaux Parish, and has purchased Riverland Plantation that she plans to turn into Riverland Bed and Breakfast. She has moved into the caretaker cottage and lives there, along with her German Shepherd, Daisy. She works at Bayou Sin as a waitress, and with the inheritance from her grandfather, she purchased the plantation and now with plans in place, it is time to start the renovation. With the recommendation from Dante, she will contact, Layton Construction and what a surprise to discover that G. C. Layton is none other than Graham, her old high school crush from twenty years ago. As Graham and his crew work on the remodel, he is still drawn to Phoebe but can tell she is as skittish as a cornered rabbit. It will take time and patience to gain her trust, but when strange things start to happen, he knows he has to protect her. In high school, there was a four year age difference, but now, that doesn’t matter and his heart is in the game. The more he learns about her life, the more he wants to protect her. But she has been hurt, not just emotionally, but physically, and he must be careful with her. Graham is a dominant, part-owner of Club Underworld, and he doesn’t think he can ever do ‘vanilla’ again, but will Phoebe explore his lifestyle of BDSM and power exchange? The story is a beautiful exploration into freely giving up control, learning to trust, knowing that your partner wants you to feel pleasure beyond anything you have ever known. This won’t be easy for Phoebe, and Graham doesn’t push her, giving her the freedom to know that she can use her safeword, that she is really the one in control. For her, sex has never been pleasant, with an abusive husband, she doesn’t know if she can surrender to Graham, or to enjoy sex—but he is going to prove to her that she can with him. The scenes are emotional and erotic as Phoebe surrenders her control to Graham and learns the beauty of trust and, for the first time in her life, experiences orgasmic bliss—repeatedly. They set their guidelines and he respects her need for control in her everyday work life and that in the bedroom she will submit. What happens when danger makes him take control to protect her—can she grant him that during this trying time or has he broken his promise to her? Who is terrorizing Phoebe? Has Rob come to finish what he started? Or is there a new threat? I love the chemistry between Graham and Phoebe and how protective he is with her, but he also praises the strengths he sees in her. When she trusts him to try a few scenes, relinquishing control and soars with pleasure, it is a power trip for both of them. At his house, she is the one to push him to try and explore more—she would have never done that a month before, but with his support and guidance, she has found freedom.
Crystal61 16 days ago
It took me a bit to get into this story. I felt there was too much repetition in descriptions and in the use of full names with more explanations than necessary. I enjoyed Phoebe's growing into her new-found independence. She was definitely stronger than she thought she was, coming back from the abuse. Graham was protective, caring, and patient, and I loved how this made they a better couple. Once the story got going, it was an enjoyable read with lots of steamy scenes, danger, friendship, and love. I received a copy of this story through Goddess Fish Promotions, and this is my unsolicited review.
SBeeReviews 23 days ago
★ The knock of second chances ★ —>>> Freed at last from her abusive ex-husband, who is now serving time behind bars, Phoebe has set out to realize her dreams of turning an old plantation into a bed and breakfast. But first, complete renovations of the rundown property were required. A referral from her boss lands a familiar face on her doorstep, a face she has not seen in nearly two decades. As Graham is hired for the job, he finds that he is more than up to task for everything required, but he realizes that something has caused the dark shadows in her demeanor, and it is becoming clear that someone is targeting her in her new home as well. All of Graham’s protective instincts come to the forefront, and he is going to do everything in his power to protect this woman from his past whom he has never forgotten. This was a great read, along with slow-building steam, suspense and intriguing supportive characters.
Cali-Jewel 26 days ago
Heartwarming, emotionally thrilling roller-coaster filled with engaging charters, witty dialog, heart racing twists and exciting second chance romance. Really enjoyed this sweetly thrilling journey.
ElviraG 27 days ago
This was an awesome read. The characters are well developed and engaging and the storyline is well written And has a smooth flow to it. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
IBNessa 27 days ago
There were parts of this story that twisted so far away from what I was expecting. But I did enjoy reading this story. Some plot points didn't seem to go anywhere, but it was a delight to read this book. I look forward to reading more of this story. Please note that I did receive an ARC of this book, and the opinions expressed in this review are my own.
Goldienut 28 days ago
Phoebe is a young lady that thought she should just stay quiet and never speak of her abuse by her husband. The decision is taken away when her husband beats her with in an inch of her life. He is caught and sent to prison. Phoebe is left to deal with the emotional, physical and sexual abuse she has suffered. She decides to open a bed and breakfast and who should show up to do the restoration of the Riverland than her old crush Graham Layton. He puts all aside to try and keep her safe along with her German Shepherd Daisy that is trained in protection for Phoebe. Can they both keep Phoebe safe? I am going back to read the first book in the series but it can definitely be read as a standalone. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Lilacandlace 28 days ago
An intense love story with heat and danger! ❤️ Phoebe finally thought she had found somewhere she could be safe live her life on her own terms. After a disastrous marriage, she moved back to her hometown and was going to open a bed & breakfast. Well, that was after her new contractor and old friend, Graham, finished the remodeling of the aging plantation home she bought. Or that's was her hope at least... I really got caught up in this one. The connection between Phoebe and Graham was intense and the storyline kept you guessing what was going to happen next. This is the second book in the Cresent City Kings series and can easily be read as a standalone. It does deal with the BDSM lifestyle and it's many, many variations so if that's not for you don't read this book. ❣️ I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
sck72aek 28 days ago
Phoebe has been through hell and can she make her life with Graham something to be proud of? I loved the mystery that surrounds Phoebe and hope there is going to be a sequel to this riveting story. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
avidRdr52 29 days ago
OMG!! What a book! I picked up this book out of curiosity because I love Romantic Suspense stories when they are well-written and this sure sounded good. Boy, was it ever! The characters of Phoebe and Graham are not cardboard cut-outs that barely have any substance, but instead, are fully developed individuals with depth and many layers that the author reveals to us bit by bit as the story progresses. If you enjoy books filled with drama, suspense, second chances, and emotional freedom self-discovery with a beautiful HEA, you will then definitely enjoy this one! I need to read the first book in this series now and I really hope there will be more books coming in the future. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
myb1 3 months ago
Will Graham and Phoebe have a second chance Anya tells a wonderful story about second chances with steamy sex and suspense to keep you guessing who done it! Phoebe and Graham who had a moment in high school are reunited when Phoebe returns home to take over the restoration of Riverland to turn it into a B&B and hires Graham to perform the work. Phoebe and Graham quickly rekindle their friendship and attraction, but when Phoebe seems to have a stalker, Graham gathers his friends from Club Underworld for help. While Graham stays with Phoebe, they have some intense scenes, as long as Graham avoids Phoebe’s triggers from her past. You’ll be turning the pages trying to figure out who the stalker is and can Graham break down the walls around Phoebe’s heart for a happily ever after?
Kristen Bergh-Lewendon 3 months ago
After the first book in this series, I’ve been impatiently waiting to get my hands on the next one. (And I’ll be impatiently waiting to get my hands on the one after this.. and the next one… and the next one…) I am very impressed. I always tend to get a little nervous reading any book that involves the Lifestyle and a heroine who is a domestic abuse survivor. The situation is handled with a very deft touch in this book. No part of Phoebe’s amazing journey of survival is taken for granted here. There are in-depth conversations between Phoebe and Graham before anything happens between them; including discussions about consent, safewords, and the true nature of the power exchange. Their chemistry is instant, but their relationship is a slow build. Which I really appreciated considering her history. These characters felt very real to me in their reactions. Phoebe wasn’t a pushover and Graham understood the necessity for genuine apology when he committed alpha-hole acts. There were times I thought Graham was a little over the top with how quickly he went “all in”, but I loved seeing how devoted that made him to Phoebe’s care and well-being. I’m already looking forward to seeing what the next book in this series brings us. I received a complimentary advanced copy of this book through Booksprout.
lindawilson 3 months ago
Phoebe and Graham are such loveable great characters with obvious hot chemistry in this second chance romance read , their story is so well written by Anya with enough drama , suspense and steamy scenes to keep you page turning from the beginning , LOVED IT , one to read I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
LaraMN 3 months ago
When Phoebe hires Graham to remodel the manor she bought to turn it into a bed and breakfast she can't explain her attraction to him. She just wants to rebuild her life after what her ex-husband did to her all by herself. When Graham and his workers show her not all men are devious will she let him in her heart? Will he show up when she needs him? A time to rebuild herself while letting hard work build her confidence back up. Letting love in again with a man who deserves her love. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
VivianC 3 months ago
Crescent City Kings 2 I have read several stories by this author in the past but none hit me as hard as this one. I realized that even if this was a work of fiction, there are too many women like Phoebe. How she managed to survive without breaking is a miracle. Luckily Graham was there to help her completely heal. Would I recommend this story? Most definitely! One of my most favorite lines of the story is from Graham- "Holding Phoebe was like a key sliding into the correct lock and finally opening". I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
MarybethR 3 months ago
This is book 2 in the Crescent City Kings. You can read this book as a standalone. Phoebe has bought a mansion that she wants to turn into a bed and breakfast. She hires Graham, a high school friend to do the remodeling. They are interested in each other from the beginning. When someone targets her, she turns to Graham for protection. There is a HEA. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
goldie642 3 months ago
I was thrilled to be offered an ARC of this book. Anya Summers always has a way of pulling me into her stories and making me feel as if I'm a part of whatever is going on. It's no different with this one, "Far-Reaching Circumstances." The full range of emotions experienced by Phoebe and Graham are sometimes spine-tingling and then erotic. There's a deep-seated mystery running through the entire storyline which really blew me away at the time. It certainly wasn't what I thought it was but then that's how good an author Ms. Summers is. This is just my honest and voluntary review. Read it and see for yourself. You won't be sorry. Congratulations on another 5-star review and I personally can't wait for the next one.
AnneDon 4 months ago
I sometimes wonder if, as a survivor of domestic abuse, I am more drawn to stories about that and the way other survivors thrive – and Phoebe certainly thrives! One morning, she opens the door to Graham, whom she hasn’t seen high school. After a bad marriage, Graham limits his “relationships” to scenes at the BDSM club in which he’s a Dom. This book is about two incredibly strong people forging a relationship against their own histories, and it is a demonstration of trust and honor. The characters and situations are well-written, and Phoebe and Graham come alive. There is danger, but there is also a HEA. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.