Morrison: A Caldwell Brothers Novel

Morrison: A Caldwell Brothers Novel

by MJ Fields, Chelsea Camaron

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ISBN-13: 9781101968000
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/01/2015
Series: Caldwell Brothers , #2
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 210
Sales rank: 36,650
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Chelsea Camaron grew up turning wrenches alongside her father, which just so happened to inspire her Love and Repair and The Hellions Ride series. When she’s not writing, you can find her playing with her kids, attending car shows, going on motorcycle rides on the back of her husband’s Harley, snuggling down with her new favorite book, or watching any movie that Vin Diesel might happen to be in. She lives in Louisiana with her husband and two children.
 
MJ Fields is the USA Today bestselling author of the Love series, the Wrapped series, the Burning Souls series, the Men of Steel series, and the Norfolk series. A former small-business owner who recently became a full-time writer, Fields lives in central New York, surrounded by family and friends. Her house is full of pets, friends, and noise ninety percent of the time, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Suit-wearing, slick-talking, snake-in-the-grass bastards. All of them! This is temporary, only a job. Moment by moment, I just have to get through another day.

My feet ache with every step my high-heeled, covered toes have to take while I pull down on my skirt.

Sleazy cocktail waitress uniform. These assholes think it’s made for easy access. They also think they can touch me wherever and however they want so I can earn my tips.

One day, this will be a mere memory. For now, I have to keep working the casino. This is a means to an end. Thankfully, it is one that pays well, but it damn sure isn’t easy. I can’t let it get me down, though.

Eye on the prize. Get the contacts and get in the underground games. Play a tournament.

Win.

Repay debt. Be done. Resume life.

Momma always said, “The boys won’t like it if you beat ’em, Hailey Sue. You gotta hustle harder, play smarter, and tip the right man off. Know your place, darlin’.”

“Yeah, Momma, how’d that work out for you?” I mutter to the dry Vegas air around me. Then I blow out a frustrated breath as I make my way to my car.

You have got to be kidding me right now!

The minute I think this night can’t possibly get any longer, it damn sure does. One of these entitled dicks has parked his car behind mine, blocking me in with no way out. I am sure his Porsche won’t look so good when I leave the imprint of my little Nissan hatchback’s bumper in the passenger door.

Going over to my car, I unlock the door manually, since the keyless entry no longer works. Annoyance consumes me as I step out of my heels and let my feet hit the gravel beneath me. At this point, I don’t care how dirty it is—my feet hurt, my life is a complete mess, and tonight has been never-ending.

I toss my purse into the back as I reach in to grab my duffel bag. Opening it up, I put some sweats on over my skirt, grab an old T-shirt, and cover my pushed-up, barely covered tatas, then start pulling the pins out of my hair. Once I free my locks from their fancy updo, I quickly throw it all up in a messy bun on top of my head.

Glamorous, I am not.

Once I have adjusted my look from work life to real life, I wait.

Impatiently, I wait.

If this guy is in a tournament and winning, I could be here all damn morning. Making my way over to the car impeding my escape, I run my manicured finger over the edge of the beauty.

One day, I will be just like these entitled dicks. One day, I will park my car wherever the hell I please without any regard for its being towed, hit, or stolen.

Must be nice to not care about losing a hundred grand.

I wish money was all that was at stake for me. But some of us can’t be so lucky, can we?

I’m tapping my finger on the trunk when I hear a whistle behind me.

“Get your damn hands off my ride!” A suit-wearing prick comes running over, muttering something about not having his usual valet guy.

Well, la-dee-da, park your own car and you won’t have to worry about which valet guy stowed your ride in the wrong place.

“Oh, what’s wrong? Afraid you might get a little dirt on ‘precious’ here? We wouldn’t want that now, would we?” I mock him, wiggling a finger in the air before bringing it back down onto the car. The acrylic on my nails does nothing to remotely scratch the clear coat of the vehicle, but it does make the asshole move faster.

“Are you batshit crazy? That car cost more than some people’s houses.”

“Crazy? Nope. Pissed off? You betcha.”

He looks at me, tilting his head to the side as if he is truly studying me. Then his hand comes up to his chest in mock pain.

“Pissed at me? Why would you be pissed at me, babe?”

“‘Babe’— ‘Babe.’ Do I look like a pig to you?” I look down at my ripped sweats and college shirt, then raise my hand to ward off his response. I do look like a pig. And bottom line, I can’t risk being at war with any underground players, so it’s time to swallow my pride yet again. “Don’t answer that. I think we’re getting off on the wrong foot.”

I extend my hand to him and put myself in the sweet zone as best I can. “I’m Hailey. I work inside and just got off. I came outside, ready to go home . . . only, you seem to have blocked me in.” I can be sweet at least long enough for him to say something stupid or move his car. I hope he can shut up and we can both move on.

His eyes dance in humor as he takes my hand in his, giving me a firm handshake. “Call me Caldwell.”

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the Caldwell brothers series. This can easily be read as a stand alone, however, I always recommend reading a series in order, as this book will provide spoilers for the first one (Hendrix) and we do meet Morrison in the first book so it will give you an early insight into his character. On the surface Morrison appears to be a much more open and lighter character than his older brother and for that reason, I found it much easier to connect with his character. He has alpha male qualities but most prominent is the fact that he's a solid good guy. For every man, there's a lady and in this instance, we're introduced to Hailey. As we get to know Hailey, we realise that she has not had a great start to life and she immediately draws you in and has her routing for her. Morrison and Hailey are both more than likeable characters. I loved the pull and push between them and the way they gradually build each other up and break down their barriers. I would say that I would have liked more of a glimpse into their emotional connection as a couple earlier on, but they clearly have great chemistry and their scenes together are smoking. Morrison is a Steamy Romance, however, it also has a real dramatic storyline running through it. I found it to be a real page turner and finished this in one sitting. It's also laced with humour throughout and a cute three year old to make you awww. If I were to grumble at all, it would be that I felt the Casino scene in the middle could have amped the angst and drama up a notch or two and that it maybe reached it's climax a little soon. All in all, I really enjoyed this book and this series to date and would happily recommend it. I'm really looking forward to Jagger next. I was gifted a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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200 pages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great read, everyone has a hard life. The abuse was hard to understand, but was really glad to know that good would survive and strive. Will read the rest of the series. mjw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG!!! Morrison was one hot guy damn**so sweet also-everyone should have a Morrison love the Caldwell Brothers love the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read...loved it!
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This is a GREAT series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really lovin' those Caldwell boys! Almost too much "cards speak" for me but the story was worth it. Can't wait for Jagger!
EllenAnderson More than 1 year ago
What a Great Book!!. I totally loved this book! I can't think of anything I have read recently that I enjoyed more. I love alpha men who don't constantly have to be a badass, but can enjoy some fun and laughter also. Sad thing is, I own Hendrix, after reading Morrison today, I am now going to search out my copy of Hendrix and finally read it, knowing that if it is anything at all like this book, I will love it.
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Reader_love More than 1 year ago
Bravo Ladies! Well what can I say about this book? Interesting? Sexy? Full of feels? Yes, Yes, it is every one of those things. Morrison "Aces" Caldwell is always looking for the next big gamble. Hailey "Hard Knox" Poe from conception was dealt a bad hand. Little did either one know brief and very, very hot meeting would be the biggest gamble they would ever take. This book was not what I expected Ms.Fields and Ms. Camaron exceeded my expectations yet again. Sending my emotions into a tail spin. I cried, I laughed and I fell in love with the characters.I can't wait to see where the next Caldwell book takes us. Bravo ladies! I will be your forever follower!
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
5 star The story has laughs, secrets, and heartbreak. I was pulled right into this story. The story flowed well and I was kept interested. If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first Hendrix (Caldwell Brothers #1) This is Hailey and Morrison’s story. Morrison is headed to Las Vegas to gamble. What he didn’t expect was Hailey. The more she sees her the more he wants her. When she needs help he steps up but will his help be enough? How much is he willing to loss in order to have her? Is he willing to risk it all? Hailey does not trust men but can she trust Morrison to have her back? Can she trust him with everything she holds the closest? How can Morrison and Hailey figure out if they can work with her ex always being in the way? When Morrison has to make a choice what will he choose? I loved these characters and also the side characters. I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read. Be sure to keep a look out for the next book in the series. When you get two authors together who write best sellers on their own you know the book is going to be freaking awesome!!! I highly recommend this book and can’t wait for the next story from these authors.
Marie Rivera More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book from the author on Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. When I started ready this book, I wasn't sure I could read it to the end- I was intrigued, but it was a very dark place, and I don't like dark places. I'm glad I kept reading. Suffice it to say that this book is spectacular. I don't want to give away too much, but I'll sleep just fine tonight. Morrison and Hailey are terrific characters and make a lovely story (love scenes included), no holds barred. I'm not certain that this isn't a fairy-tale, but it is so well written that it could be a movie one day. I'll be there to watch opening night. I hope you get passed the first few dark chapters to enjoy the beautiful story of Morrison & Hailey (Ris Priss too). I'm off to buy the first book in the series to see how it all started.
ckwlofton More than 1 year ago
Morrison Caldwell lives by playing games. He has rock star status in the gambling world of Vegas. He can read people's tells and use them to win. One night and one woman change his life. He suddenly finds himself wanting things other than games. Then he is facing the biggest game of his life. Morrison is one seriously hot guy! He has a heart the size of Texas. I loved him! This book is great. My only problem is deciding which brother is the hottest. Hendrix or Morrison? I give up, can't decide, so I will take both!
Spanda87 More than 1 year ago
Morrison is the second book in the Caldwell brothers series and is thus far my favorite brother. He is a man of many layers and while he is definitely a dominant alpha, his huge heart makes him very easy to relate to. Hailey is a survivor who doesn't quite understand just how strong she is, she does what she thinks she must to protect her child. Watching the dynamic between these Caldwell boys will have you yearning to become a part of their family. For all the intense situations they find themselves in, they will never face it alone. I love this series and I know the next book will be better than this, I am quite sure Jagger (next book) will destroy me but I can't wait!
Stalker2014 More than 1 year ago
It is hard to believe Hailey was able to get away from her past. Could not believe how Morrison and Hailey meet. There attraction was instant. Morrison really put himself out there to help Hailey and Marisa. The Caldwell family really look out for each other. So glad Hailey and Morrison found each other. Morrison is such a caring loving person. Glad Hailey finally realized what she needed. A must read
Naughty_Book_Blog More than 1 year ago
Morrison, both the man and the book, was sweet, sexy and heartwarming. Single mom Hailey breaks free from a loveless marriage built on obligations and verbal abuse. I loved her fiesty attitude and independant nature. Fate deals her a winning hand when she meets Morrison. Learning to love and trust doesn't come easy. There are some laughs, lessons and emotions in the journey. This story filled my heart with joy and happy tears.
busymama49 More than 1 year ago
Morrison Caldwell is also know as "Slick", "Aces"... you get my drift. He is a card shark that has a correct veneer to mask his tells and intimidate his opponents. He is the swinging playboy who uses his observation skills to pick his one-night-stands. He is selective, charming, and he never stays longer than needed with any of his conquests. Hailey and Morrison are an explosion about to happen. He is lose and fancy free, living is a matter of day to day for Morrison, where Hailey lives her life planning her escape hoping she will be able to gain her freedom and that of her daughter's. This is a top notch story, expertly written, and full of suspense and thrills. These are complex characters under the surface they present to the world. It is by their survival skills that they become a couple and the same skills help them evolve toward a new future. Absolutely loved this story so much, I went ahead and bought the first book in this series - Hendrix. These stories can be read as standalones, but I can assure you it is so much better to have read them in order. You get more out of the stories.
amdase More than 1 year ago
What a Dark and Dirty Read LOVED IT WOW Morrison Caldwell had a rough life but he promised is momma to do good in a world of bad and that is one promise he plans to keep. Morrison/ACES is a suit wearing gambler at the top of his game in the gambling community. A hottie with a heart of gold. Hailey Poe well her life is even worse than rough never been able to make choices on her own. Someone was always in control that was until one day to broke free of the binds that tied her determined to make a life for her and her little one Marissa/Ris Priss. One fate encounter and an attraction that neither can really fight or deny brings Morrison and Hailey together. This story is about second chances and redemption. And finding the Good in a world of Bad. I absolutely loved the characters and the world building was phenomenal I could picture myself in the Casinos of Vegas and in Detroit where the pasture is just a little greener. I will be going back to read Hendrix and eagerly awaiting Jagger. This is one series I do not wait to see end anytime soon. I would love more of some of the secondary characters as well.