Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Review: Unconditional Love by Kelly Elliott


Lark Williams leads a fast-paced life, always on the edge of danger. Running from his past
and fighting to keep his present life a secret, he keeps his heart out of reach
from love. The walls he built around himself come crumbling down when he meets
Azurdee Emerson.

Azurdee lives a peaceful life in the small town of Wimberley, Texas. Her tame world quickly becomes heated as she begins to fall in love with Lark. He’s everything she has
vowed to stay away from—dark and mysterious, and not to mention, sexy as hell
and full of secrets.

Just as Lark and Azurdee give in to their feelings of love, Lark’s present life threatens the
safety of the one person he would sacrifice his own happiness for. When Lark
finds history repeating itself, he makes a decision that will forever change
both of their lives, leaving one heartbroken and lost and the other fighting to

Sarah says…

Sarah's 5 Star Review

I absolutely love everything that Kelly Elliott writes. She writes about the most swoon worthy cowboys on the planet. I fell in love with the very mysterious Lark in Cherished and was very excited when I found out he was getting his own book.

We first meet Azurdee and Lark in Cherished as they are the best friends to Jessie and Scott. Lark loves women and is warned by Jessie from the very beginning to stay away from Azurdee. There is an immediate attraction between them but Lark believes he needs to guard his heart and never let another woman in.  Lark loves living life on the edge and the last thing he needs is to have someone holding him back. There is something about Azurdee though that has him questioning his job, his past fears and his feelings for her.

(Quote)Guardia mi corazon siempre...Guard my heart always...

"Azurdee, you're everything I've ever wanted, and everything I've ever feared."

Azurdee is a sweet girl who has a good head on her shoulders. She is dedicated to following her dreams by opening a coffee shop and restaurant in her home town. She is very attracted to Lark and will do anything to have a relationship with him. She loves the way he makes her feel.  Will love be enough to keep these two together? Guess you will have to read it to find out.

Despite their connection, chemistry, and feelings, their lives are complicated and there are aspects of them that could ruin them. There are secrets, half-truths, and dangerous situations lurking.  He is conflicted, confused, and terrified of his feelings. And his hidden career causes stress and danger. 

"I'm not sure I can be what you want me to be. "

loved the chemistry between Lark and Azurdee. They pushed each other out of their comfort zones and encouraged each other to try new things. Their journey was emotional, frustrating at times and very sexy! I was so happy that we got to reconnect with some of the characters from Kelly's Wanted series. We also get to meet Lark's brother Tristan in this book. He is a very sexy and mysterious man and I can't wait until his book comes out later this year.



Hello? Jessie?”

“What did you just ask me?” she said.

I chuckled. “After your first time. Were you sore?”

Then she screamed. Right in my ear. “Azurdee! You and Lark? Oh. My. God. Was it good? I mean, I know it hurts at first, but after that? How many times did y’all? Was he sweet to you? That bastard better have been sweet to you! Was it hot? Oh my God, tell me

I laughed as I made my way downstairs. I saw about a half dozen people out back cleaning up the rest of the reception. Tables and chairs were being taken down and placed into a trailer.


“Oh, sorry. I was watching them take down the rest of the things from the reception.”
She let out a long sigh and said, “Azurdee, spill it.”

I moved into the living room and sat down on the sofa. “Oh Jessie, it was amazing. He was amazing. He kept calling me mi amor! It melted my heart every time he said it. He was sweet, passionate, and so gentle. It was beyond anything I had ever dreamed.”

She let out the silliest little yelp. “I knew Lark Williams had it in him. He just needed to find the right girl.”

My stomach dipped a little and my smile faded a bit. “Well, I’m not sure if I’m the right girl or even the girl.”

“Wait. Was this a one-time thing? Please tell me you didn’t agree to him taking your virginity and walking away!”

“No. We both agreed that we would be exclusive, but I have a feeling this is the first time he has been exclusive since…well since…” Why couldn’t I say her name?

“Nikki?” Jessie asked.

“Yes. Jessie, why do I feel like I’m in competition with someone who passed away years ago? I can’t shake this feeling that he was comparing me to her.”

She let out a breath and said, “Pesh. Nonsense, Azurdee. He would never do that. I’m sure it was probably just very powerful for him. I mean, by his own admission he has said he has no intentions of ever…”

Her voice trailed off and I knew she was regretting what she had just said. “Jessie, I knew how Lark was and how he thought when I got into this. I know he could walk away at any given moment.”

I silently prayed that would never happen, but deep down inside I knew it was a strong possibility.

“He won’t walk away, sweetie. I see the way he looks at you. I think you are the game changer he’s been waiting for.”

I bit down on my fingernail and began chewing it. “Maybe. I don’t want to get my hopes up, ya know?”

 “So tell me…are you sore?” she asked with a giggle.

I felt like a teenager in high school. “Let’s just say he told me he was going to make it so I would think about him every time I moved…for a few days.”

Jessie let out a gasp and began laughing. “Oh my.”

I dropped my head back onto the sofa and said, “Jessie…he is amazing. I mean…the way he can be so sweet and then so dirty. Oh God. He had me going insane with lust for him.”

“The sweet part surprises me, but not the dirty,” she said with a laugh. 

I laughed in return and said, “Four times.”

“Four times! Look at the stamina Mr. Williams has!” We both lost it in a laughing fit. “Jesus, Azurdee. No wonder you’re sore.”

“Bed twice, bathtub once, and then the shower,” I said in an almost whisper.


Kelly is married to a wonderful Texas cowboy who has a knack for making her laugh almost daily and supports her crazy ideas and dreams for some unknown reason...he claims it's because he loves her!

She’s also a mom to an amazing daughter who is constantly asking for something to eat while her fingers move like mad on her cell phone sending out what is sure to be another very important text message.

In her spare time she loves to sit in her small corner overlooking the Texas hill country and write.

One of her favorite things to do is go for hikes around her property with Gus....her chocolate lab and the other man in her life, and Rose, her golden retriever. When Kelly is not outside helping the hubby haul brush, move rocks or whatever fun chore he has in store for her that day, you’ll find her inside reading, writing or watching HGTV.

Stay connected with Kelly Elliott:

Twitter: @author_kelly



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