by Erika Kelly

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He's the bad boy quarterback, one scandal away from being traded.

She's the squeaky-clean pop star with a morality clause hanging around her neck.

And they can't keep their hands off each other.

Cassian Ellis fell in love with Gigi Cavanaugh when he was fourteen. But he couldn't have her. His mentor — her dad — promised to take him out of detention and all the way to the pros. The price: stay away from his daughter.

But Gigi was embedded in his soul — there was no distancing himself from her. And, senior year in high school, in a moment of desperation when he couldn't take all the want and love and lust, he ended things in the worst way possible.

Now, nine years later, he's forced to do charity work to clean up his party boy image.

And guess who's working right alongside him?

Gigi can't believe her bad luck. She's on the same Dreams Come True tour as Cassian Ellis. And, with the press recording their every move, she has to pretend to like the man who tore out her heart and stomped all over it.

But Cassian couldn't be happier since he never stopped loving her. And he's determined to win her back. Only, someone's leaking photographs, and headlines about the bad boy quarterback corrupting the squeaky-clean pop star could sink both their dreams.

Can their love overcome all the world has put between them?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163195701
Publisher: EK Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 02/13/2020
Series: A Calamity Falls Novel
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 14,674
File size: 626 KB

About the Author

Award-winning author Erika Kelly has been spinning romantic tales all her life—she just didn’t know it. Raised on the classics, she didn’t discover romantic fiction until later in life. From that moment on, she’s been devouring the genre and has found her true voice as an author. Over three decades she’s written poems, screenplays, plays, short stories, and all kinds of women’s fiction novels. Married to the love of her life and raising four children, she lives in the southwest, drinks a lot of tea, and is always waiting for her cats to get off her keyboard.

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It Was Always You 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Sandy-thereadingcafe 15 days ago
IT WAS ALWAYS YOU is the fifth instalment in Erika Kelly’s contemporary, adult CALAMITY FALL erotic, romance series. This is NFL quarterback Cassian Ellis, and musician/pop princess Gigi Cavanaugh’s story line. IT WAS ALWAYS YOU can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary. Told from dual third person perspectives (Cassian and Gigi) IT WAS ALWAYS YOU follows the second chance romance between twenty six year old, childhood best friends NFL quarterback Cassian Ellis, and musician/pop princess Gigi Cavanaugh. Nine years earlier Cassian Ellis and Gigi Cavanaugh were entering their final year of high school; childhood best friends whose relationship was about to be destroyed by betrayal, secrets, and a father’s need to protect the daughter he loves, and the young man he always thought of as a son. Fast forward to present day wherein both Cassian and Gigi have made a name for themselves in their respective careers but too much bad press, and paparazzi photos forces our couple onto a Dreams Come True Tour, a foundation for at risk and sick kids. What ensues is the rebuilding friendship and relationship between Cassian and Gigi, and the potential fall-out as old habits die hard for our story line hero. Cassian Ellis has a reputation as a playboy both on and off of the field but compromising photos threaten Cassian’s career, photos he knows were set up in an effort to destroy his career. Working alongside the woman he has never stopped loving finds Cassian struggling to be the man he knows Gigi still loves, a man whose life is spiralling out of control. Gigi Cavanaugh desperately wants to move beyond the pop princess lifestyle but her contract for one more album forces Gigi to stick with her label, a label that is all about appearances and perception. Discovering she has never stopped loving Cassian Ellis is bittersweet when he tells her the truth about what happened years before. Unable to let go of the past, Gigi battles between head and heart with her feelings and emotions towards our story line hero. The relationship between Cassian and Gigi is a rekindling romance; a second chance romance for two people pulled apart by good intentions that all ripped their heart, and crushed their souls. Cassian is desperate to prove he is worthy of Gigi’s love but someone is just as desperate to prove Cassian is not the man he is supposed to be. The $ex scenes are intimate and passionate without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. We are introduced to several of Cassian’s teammates including Xander Wilder, and Dean Maddox; cheerleader Amie Clover; musician Grant Banner; as well as Gigi’s father Coach Tyler Cavanaugh. A couple of the previous story line characters make a cameo appearance in the story line epilogue. IT WAS ALWAYS YOU is a story of family, friendships, betrayal and love. The premise is engaging and captivating; the romance is heart breaking and emotional; the characters are colorful, energetic, and animated. IT WAS ALWAYS YOU is an imaginative and flirty story of second chances.
ReadingInPajamas 15 days ago
Review: IT WAS ALWAYS YOU by Erika Kelly Publication Date: February 13, 2020 Genre: Contemporary Romance Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Cori Rated 4.5 Stars I could not put this book down! IT WAS ALWAYS YOU is the fifth book in Erika Kelly’s Calamity Falls Series. The Calamity Falls was previously called the Bad Boyfriend Series. The books in this series have new titles in case you have been following The Bad Boyfriend Series and see new books titles out there, they are the same books. I love the entire series and recommend them. Each book in the series can be read as a stand-alone. IT WAS ALWAYS YOU had great characters, hot romance and a story that pulled me in. I really enjoyed reading about these characters basically growing up, finding themselves and their dreams along with their love story. Erika Kelly always delivers a great love story and never disappoints! I recommend this book for romance lovers looking to get lost in a great love story. *Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. ~*~*~*~