Thursday, February 11, 2021

Hitting the Wall by Cate C. Wells Release Blitz

Hitting the Wall by Cate C. Wells Releasing February 12. She's not a secret. She's a second chance.

She's not a secret. She's a second chance.

Six years ago, the good, upstanding men of Stonecut County ran me off. I took a secret with me. An inconvenient truth they wanted buried.

Actions have consequences. Their perfect golden boy maybe wasn't so perfect after all.

Then life hands me one too many lemons. I'm forced to go back, and in Stonecut, nothing ever changes.

Kellum Wall is still golden.

I'm still unwanted.

And falling for his cocksure smile will most certainly ruin my life all over again.

I believe there are still good men left in this world, and I strive to be one. I was raised to live by a code. God and country. Protect and serve.

I always do the right thing, even when it's hard—and yet, somehow, I've made an unforgivable mistake.

I want what I lost. The woman, the child, the white picket fence. But it's not gonna come easy.

Shay's a survivor. She doesn't believe in happily ever after, and earning her trust might be the hardest thing I've ever done.

She's got my heart in her hands, though, and this time—I'm not letting her slip through my fingers.

Hitting the Wall is a steamy, small town romance featuring a secret baby and a second chance at love. It's the first book in the Stonecut County series.
Intended only for adult readers. HEA guaranteed.


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Hitting the Wall by Cate C. Wells

Book 1
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It’s her.

The girl with the auburn hair. From the night at the bonfire.

My heart slams into my ribs, adrenaline surging through my veins. My hand is on the door handle. She’s standing there, skin glistening with sweat, hip cocked, foot turned out, in a pale pink blouse and brown patterned skirt, shading her eyes.

It’s her. There’s no doubt. Those round hips and trim waist. That stubborn chin. I swallow past a lump lodged in my throat, and I get out of the car. I remember my hat a second too late.

What’s she doing back here in Stonecut County? By the side of the road?

I wipe my hands on my thighs. Square my shoulders. The heat hits me like a brick wall, stealing my breath.

I see the moment she recognizes me. Her entire body goes rigid. She grabs the little girl’s upper arm and tugs her close to her side. The action draws my eyes down.

Holy. Fucking. Shit.




Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆☆
4.5 stars
M/F Second-Chance Romance
Triggers: Click HERE to see Avid Reader’s review on Goodreads for trigger warnings.

Shay was always the girl from the wrong side of the tracks. When she goes to stay with her grandpa for a summer, she doesn't realize how much her life is going to change. Despite knowing that her grandpa loves her, the small town is a toxic environment for anyone who isn't from the right side of town. When the city confronts her and her grandpa, she isn't willing to let her grandpa pay for her mistakes. Shay picks up and leaves without looking back.

Kellum has always been seen as the golden boy around town. He has rose-colored glasses on for anyone he has known for his whole life, including his own family. Now, as a deputy on the police force, Kellum is faced with some harsh realities. Everything isn't so great in his hometown. Not everyone tells the truth and there is something dark lurking just below the surface.

When Kellum sees Shay again, his past and his present crash violently together. He sees what he missed out on, and Shay sees that Kellum was just another victim. The town has a lot to answer for and there will be some hard choices to make.

This is a good second-chance romance with a lot of angst and drama thrown in. You'll want to slap Kellum upside the head more than once and you'll want to yell at everyone that surrounds him. Nobody is what they seem, everyone has a hidden agenda. Finally, despite how much Shay has grown up, she has to decide if one truly can't go home again, or if some changes are worth the sacrifice.

Mary Jo☆☆☆☆
3.5 stars

I liked this book, but not as much as I hoped I would. I understand the whole "wrong side of the tracks" romance and all, how it takes a lot to overcome those kinds of prejudices.

Shay is from the wrong side of the tracks, street smart, and gets caught up in the fantasy of starting a new life. Unfortunately, the condom broke and now the boy's (man's) family is there to run her out of town. Being 17, she caves and goes back to an even more dire situation in South Carolina.

Meanwhile, the man in question, Kellum, oblivious to the drama unfolding around him, goes on with his life. He marries the "right" woman and tries to build a life. The only time he stood up for himself was when he divorced his wife due to her uncontrollable spending.

My thoughts are this: It's a small town. If Kellum's family heard the rumors, he should have as well. If he didn't, he's not a very good police officer. There're a few people in that town that aren't in the pocket of the Wall-Price family that could have spoken out and probably did. Take it from someone who lives it – there's nothing like a piece of juicy gossip, especially when a cop is involved.

Am I going to read the second book? Yes. I do want to see how the Wall-Price family is impacted by the revelations about Kellum's uncle and county sheriff.



Author Bio

CATE C. WELLS is the author of the Steel Bones Motorcycle Club series. She writes gritty, real, emotionally satisfying romance. She’s into messy love, flaws, long roads to redemption, grace, and happy ever after, in books and in life.

Along with stories, she’s collected a husband and three children along the way. She lives in Baltimore when she’s not exploring America with the family. #allfiftystates

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Hitting the Wall (Stonecut County #1) by Cate C. Wells to read and review for this tour.

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