Set against the steamy and sultry world of South Beach, Florida, a modern romance unfolds in Stay. Alexa is beautiful, independent and hard to resist for serially unattached Julian. Neither one is looking for a relationship, but their palpable chemistry and instant emotional connection is too strong to ignore.
For the first time in years, Julian is interested in more than just sex. He wants a relationship with intoxicating Alexa, but it's not that simple. Not only are Julian and Alexa struggling with the intensity of this new relationship, but they also have to contend with Luke, Alexa's best friend, whose own love for her leaves him willing to do anything to convince her that Julian is not the man for her.
Luke's determination and Alexa's secret past threaten to tear Julian and Alexa apart as she struggles to open her heart to love. Julian and Alexa embark upon a roller-coaster ride of emotional and physical passion that both pulls them apart and holds them together.
Despite their affinity for each other, Alexa fears that Julian will leave when he learns about her past and Julian is unsure he can love a woman who in so many ways remains a mystery, a woman who keeps threatening to run, a woman who can't decide if she is going to STAY.
This story had me going in so many directions. Feeling so many different things.
Alexa ran in to Julian (Literally) on a night out with her friends. She had heard all about him. The moment she met him face to face she was attracted. Who wouldn't be the man was insanely hot and Successful. His reputation had her holding back because he was a ladies man and she has severe trust issues.
"No. I don't trust you, Julian. I Don't trust you, and I certainly don't trust myself."
Julian wanted to know everything about her. He found something in Alexa and they way she made him feel that brought him back to life.
There was just one HUGE problem. Alexa could't share her secrets, she couldn't let Julia in and so the roller coaster of emotions begins.
There were so many times I found myself thinking... Damn girl will you just wake up and understand this man wants you, needs you and would do anything for you.
Alexa frustrated me so much at times. In the end when her story is revealed I found that I felt back for her and all she has had to endure. She was so broken and for good reason. Julian, Wow that guy is amazing and how he stood by her side made me love him that much more. Oh he got frustrated with her, on more tan one occasion. But it was like that girl was playing Yo-Yo with his heart and he held on tight for the ride.
Okay and i was left wanting more. I wouldn't say it ends in a cliffhanger because it doesn't but it does leave you wanting so much more of Julian and Alexa's story. I NEED MORE!