Meant For You (Rocktown Ink #3)

Meant For You (Rocktown Ink #3)

by Sherilee Gray

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At twelve years old, I was torn from my family.

At fourteen I met her: my reason to draw breath.

One look into Everly Williams's big brown eyes and I knew I’d do anything to protect her. And for eight years I did. She was my world. My best friend.

But afraid I'd lose her, I held on too tight. Became a dark cloud blocking her sun. So I did what I needed to, and walked away. I hurt us both.

Now I’m home, and need Everly back in my life. Only everything is different. We’re different. My body burns for her when she’s near. And after one explosive kiss, I know she feels it too. I’ll do whatever it takes to earn her trust again.

Because I don’t want what we had before. I want it all...for a lifetime.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163252411
Publisher: Sherilee Gray
Publication date: 10/30/2019
Series: Rocktown Ink
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 99,662
File size: 532 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Sherilee Gray is a kiwi girl and lives in beautiful New Zealand with her husband and their two children. When she isn't writing sexy, edgy contemporary and paranormal romance, searching for her next alpha hero on Pinterest, or fueling her voracious book addiction, she can be found dreaming of far off places with a mug of tea in one hand and a bar of Cadburys Rocky Road chocolate in the other.

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Meant For You (Rocktown Ink #3) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Sandy-thereadingcafe 17 days ago
MEANT FOR YOU is the third instalment in Sherilee Gray’s contemporary, adult ROCKTOWN INK erotic, romance series. This is twenty-four year old, tattoo artist Dane Calero, and twenty-two year old, ranch hand Everly Williams’ story line. MEANT FOR YOU can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story line is revealed where necessary. Told from dual first person perspectives (Dane and Everly) MEANT FOR YOU follows the friends to lovers relationship between tattoo artist Dane Calero, and ranch hand Everly Williams. At twelve years of age, following the death of her parents, Everly Williams landed in foster care where she would be friended by Dane Calero, a fourteen year old boy would become her guardian and protector until Everly found herself taken in by an aunt she never met, an aunt whose rigid viewpoints continue to affect Everly to present day. Having kept in close contact over the years, Dane suddenly disappeared leaving Everly alone without the boy she once knew. Fast forward to present day wherein Everly has moved to Dane’s hometown in an effort to pick up the pieces of her broken heart, working the ranch owned by Dane’s brother Cal . What ensues is the rebuilding friendship, relationship and romance between Dane and Everly, and the potential fall-out as Dane’s jealousy and anger threaten his new found friendship with the woman he loves. Everly Williams was destroyed when her best friend disappeared out of her life. Months would pass before Everly was able to move on with her life, but moving on meant giving up on her friendship with Dane Calero. A bit naïve and innocent Everly would struggle with past relationships, relationships that paled compared to her love for our story line hero. Dane had never intended to break Everly’s heart. Their friendship was something Dane had always cherished but Dane’s issues with anger (aka hothead) meant Dane had to walk away from the woman he loved. The relationship between Dane and Everly is a friends to lovers; a second chance friendship wherein Dane must come to terms with the people in Everly’s life including the male friends and possible lovers she met while Dane was away. Dane Calero is a man who struggles with issues of anger control, and in this he takes protecting Everly over the top when someone from her past pushes Dane over the edge. The $ex scenes are intimate and passionate without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. We are reintroduced to Dane’s brother Cal and his wife Cassie (Beg for You #1),Bull and Quinn (Sin for You #2), tattoo artist Trix, Grifter aka Riff, as well as the introduction of Everly’s friend Lila, her aunt Julia, and ex-boyfriends Martin Renshaw and Tanner Rogers. MEANT FOR YOU is a story of family, friendships, second chances and love. The premise is engaging and captivating; the characters are colorful and energetic; the romance is seductive.
MBurton 19 days ago
I'm not going to lie, I was nervous about this book. We got glimpses of Dane in the first two books and they weren't flattering. He is a major hothead and just reacted in a juvenile way. Thankfully we got some growth in his character from book 2 to this book. He's still pretty quick to trigger with his temper but he handles it better. For not expecting to like Dane, I actually thought he was the best part of this book. The growth we got to see helped, but it was also the way you see how much he cares for Everly. I do enjoy a possessive and protective alpha, and that's what you get with Dane. I did have a harder time with Everly. She's nice and sweet but her actions a few times also came off a bit juvenile to me. I also had a really hard time accepting how she handled the conflict towards the end. The good thing about Everly is that you never doubt her feelings for Dane either. These two were crazy about each other, they just needed to grow up a bit more and communicate better. This was more of a 3.5 stars for me due to some of that immaturity, but I tend to lean more towards older, more mature issues these days. There is no denying that this author knows how to ramp up the steam factor in her books and you get that heat between both Dane and Everly.
Timitra 20 days ago
Meant For You is hot and steamy with a bit of angst. I loved Dane and Everly's story, watching them go from friends to lovers but there was a particular scene that I wasn't all the way sold on that ultimately dimmed my overall enjoyment. However it's still an enjoyable read, one that I recommend. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series.
carvanz 20 days ago
I’ve been waiting for Dane and Everly’s story since the first book in this series and it was everything I hoped it would be! Dane protected Everly while living in a foster home together. There are some really dark moments to their story but that protective instinct that was bred in him during those days has carried over into the years following. Add in that everyone he’s cared about has been taken away from him at some point and he’s walking an emotional tightrope. Everly too has her own insecurities and fears. Dane had promised to never leave her and yet he did. To take a chance on him is to trust that he won’t abandon her again. But now their relationship is so much more than that of teenagers supporting each other through a nightmare, they are now looking at each other as adults and all that that entails. ’Excited Everly was a sight to see, always had been. But now I was looking at her in a way that wasn’t just friendly, and it did things to me. Seriously hard, painful things.’ I have to say that I absolutely adored Dane. Yes, he’s got issues, but at the very core of him is his driving need to care and protect Everly, even if that means protecting her from himself. While he’s made some poor decisions in the past, he’s trying to be what Everly needs. But when things take a turn he realizes he’s never going to be the man she deserves. ’I wanted to protect her from anything that would hurt her and ---- up anyone who already had. What was I supposed to do when the thing that had hurt her most was me?’ This couple were meant to be together. Full stop. What they have is beautiful, a once in a lifetime love that has carried them through the worse and has the potential to carry them through the future. There is some angst as they each have to face their own weaknesses and figure out how to overcome them. My heart hurt in the beginning when Everly was so very lost from Dane’s absence in her life and then it cracked wide open when Dane later has to face his own demons. I loved how Everly grew throughout this story. She became the woman she was meant to be and she was able to stand strong when it really mattered. The fact that Dane recognized his overprotectiveness was hindering his relationship with her and was struggling to correct it, endeared him even more to me. Because while I love a protective hero, in this case it was causing problems and I needed him to acknowledge it. ’I knew I was over-the-top possessive. Insanely protective. But trying to rein that … in, controlling it to the best of my ability, did not stop it. It was still there, roaring inside me.’ This was a wonderful read, so full of steam between the hero and heroine that I’m sure I was actually blushing a time or two…while in the isolation of my own home. There are a lot of smexy scenes but I never skimmed because each scene showcased the evolution of this couple’s emotions as they grow closer together. This also has all the characters from the previous books as well as a couple of new ones that I am desperate to get my hands on.
caroldh4 20 days ago
RATING 4.5 STARS Meant For You is book three in the Rocktown Ink series by Sherilee Gray. These can all be read as stand alones but the characters do recur in each book and the books are much more fulfilling if you have read them in order and formed an attachment to each previous couple. This is a best friends to lovers romance. Dane is back. In the previous books we have gotten to know Dane as a troubled, young man who is dealing with so many issues related to his childhood. He is Cal’s younger brother and Bull’s cousin. But really, the three of them are as close as brothers. Dane left Rocktown for eighteen months after a fight he was in in the previous book. Cal and Bull agreed that maybe it would be better to get out of town for awhile and away from Everly. Everly Williams and Dane have known each other since Everly was twelve and Dane was fourteen years old. It was a horrifying time in their lives and they were all each other had. Dane was Everly’s protector, her world, her best friend. But Everly is all grown up now and doesn’t need Dane to fight her battles any more. She only needed him to back off, not to disappear for eighteen months without a word. Now he’s back and he just thinks he is going to walk right back into her life again? He couldn’t be more wrong. Dane is persistent and finally convinces Everly to listen to him, to give him another chance. He needs her back in his life. But, no matter how much Dane and Everly think they want to return to the relationship they once had, they are different people now. Everly isn’t that scared little girl any more. She’s a woman. And Dane is most definitely all man. “When Everly was the reward, you’d wait ten lifetimes if you knew she’d be there waiting at the end.” I loved how these two transitioned from friends to lovers. At first I was afraid that there was going to be game playing and hesitation because they were both afraid of losing what they had if they became lovers and it didn’t work out. But instead, I loved the way that they both just put it all out there. Especially Dane. He figured out that his feelings towards her had changed and he couldn’t hold how he felt in. And let me tell you, the chemistry between these two is scorching! “She was the other half of my soul. I wasn’t whole without her.” No matter how strongly they felt for one another, though, Dane still felt so protective of Everly. And even though he had found an outlet for his anger, it still wasn’t enough when he felt as though Everly was threatened. This really was such a good book. I didn’t think I was going to love Dane as much as I did. He was all alpha, jealous and possessive and such a dirty talker. We also get some amazingly wonderful moments between Bull and Quinn from the previous book. I can’t recommend this series enough. “It’s just you. It was always you.”
Lashea677 20 days ago
Wrapped in heartache is an inspiring tale of redemption. Meant for You does haunting, like only Sherilee Gray can. Dane and Everly take emotions on a grueling journey. Out of darkness rises a light that refuses to be extinguished. It would be so easy to get lost in the broken, but somehow Gray rises above all the bruises and finds a way to engulf hearts in hug that is never-ending and forever changing. From the abyss of despair emerges a thing of beauty that has no trouble uplifting us all.