Contact the Author | sample_mail@mail.com

You and I : The Kate and Robert Chronicles

Following her heart Kate understood Robert was her destiny. What chance did she have against the sheer magnetism of his physical presence, the spell he cast upon her? She was enchanted by him with her eyes wide open and all she could think about is wanting more. She glanced down at the rings on her left hand. He was completely hers and she was completely his.

Robert’s intensity was nearly more than she could handle all while believing she won the jackpot with her gladiator of a husband. Kate didn’t know a great deal about her dark mysterious knight. She sensed there were secrets behind all his extremes and it was going to be her mission to learn everything. The question was at what cost to her would his secrets reveal…

the-us-review


You and I: The Kate and Robert Chronicles
by Suzanne Eglington
Xlibris

 

 

“My Robert showed me his vulnerability, and it was me. I meant so much to him as he did to me.”

 

For Robert and Kate Beckham, the wedding is over and the honeymoon is about to begin. Fresh from their hurried matrimony in Las Vegas, the newlywed Beckhams head to San Diego for some alone time full of relaxation, sightseeing, and plenty of physical intimacy. Focused on her husband—the over-possessive, at times frighteningly intense, madly in love police officer Robert—Kate is interested only in showing her love and passion for her new husband. Pleasant times in San Diego are over in a matter of days, but Kate has her wedding reception followed by an extended honeymoon across the Atlantic to meet Robert’s parents to look forward to. In the blink of an eye, the couple are off, and Kate falls in love with the natural beauty of Ireland. Also to her advantage, Robert’s mother, family, and seemingly the entire village take a shine to her immediately, and she becomes a popular addition to the scenery, serving as a matchmaker to those around her stuck in unhappy relationships as she once was.

 

After Ireland, Kate and Robert are off to England to visit with Robert’s father and his snobbish stepmother that once tried to seduce Robert. What seems like an awkward and unpleasant visit soon turns into a nonstop party when they meet up with Ian Miller, a rock and roll superstar who also happens to be Robert’s stepmother’s brother. Though he is a bit rough around the edges, Ian hits it off swimmingly with Kate and Robert, who are soon flirting with celebrity status themselves. As the Beckhams revel in married life and adventures in Europe, Kate continues to receive the occasional warning signs about Robert’s dark past and what drives him. Yearning to know more without shaking the foundation of her new marriage, Kate has to balance her curiosity with her own happiness.

Picking up where the previous book in this series left off, both figuratively and literally, the author gives the readers more of these two passionate characters on every single page. There is still plenty of idyllic circumstances, exotic locations, and affectionate romance throughout the honeymoon phase of Kate and Robert’s union. For the readers drawn in by the erotic descriptions and sexual activity in the first book, those scenes are no less frequent than before, though they do tend to be shorter and leave more to the reader’s imagination. This concession is made up for by the inclusion of more adventurous methods and just straightforward kinky situations, something that escalates as the story moves forward. Despite the increased length of this installment, there may simply be so much happening in the lives of the Beckhams this time around that their physical stimulations need to take a backseat to fit in all the characters, sightseeing, and adventure in this story. Fans of the erotic aspect of this series won’t be left hanging out to dry, but the tonal shift in the approach to these scenes may make the second book more approachable by those that simply thirst for romance but are game for an occasional steamy sequence.

 

Beyond that difference between the two, the foreshadowed tension of Robert’s dark past is still mostly hinted at rather than materialized, but explored in greater detail, particularly toward the end of this book. Kate learns of Robert’s work as an international bounty hunter, as well as his first love that shaped his protective instincts with her. Neither have a large impact on the narrative this time around, but set the stage for an approaching revelation in a future book. Ultimately, this continues the trend set out in the first book of this series of being a low-drama, low-stress exploration of love, romance, and obsession between two individuals. There are significantly more locales this time around, and the essence of quaint Ireland and the London party scene are captured with both authentic dialect and strong characters full of heart. Any readers that fell in love with the intensity that Kate and Robert share will be delighted with the excitement that follows them on each of their honeymoon.

 

pacific-review

Title: You and I: The Kate and Robert Chronicles
Author: Suzanne Eglington
Publisher: XlibrisUS
ISBN: 9781514472774
Pages: 500
Genre: Erotic Romance
Reviewed by: Gillian Pemberton
Pacific Book Review
In this follow-up to Inceptions: The Kate and Robert Chronicles, Kate is now Mrs. Robert Beckham, thanks to a whirlwind romance with the handsome, and somewhat mysterious law enforcement officer. Kate and Robert embark on their first experiences as a married couple, starting with a luxurious California honeymoon. Following the romantic getaway that includes wine-tasting tours, paddleboard lessons, and plenty of chemistry fueled sexual escapades; the young, attractive couple starts their life together. They interact with friends and family, shop for fancy new cars, and take a trip to England and Ireland to visit with more of Robert’s family. Throughout even the most mundane interactions, Kate and Robert can barely keep their hands off one another, and take the opportunity to enjoy one another’s bodies whenever the chance arises; much of the story revolves around their insatiable desires. Their sex scenes include anal play and some mild dominance and submission, an appropriate nod to the male lead’s personality, but the titillating content doesn’t push any potentially offensive boundaries.

Their over-the-top romantic relationship is a delicious fantasy, for the characters and the reader, but it’s not without its difficulties and uncertainty. From the beginning, Kate struggles with her new husband’s controlling ways, and questions what has happened in his past to cause him to be so overprotective. Watching him choose her clothes and decide her daily activities is a somewhat disconcerting, though as the story goes on, Kate becomes more trusting and at times seems to truly enjoy it. Fortunately, as Kate adjusts to the relationship, it becomes less uncomfortable to read. The author succeeds in creating an emotional connection to Kate’s character and it’s easy to empathize with Kate as she works through her feelings. Though Kate trusts her gorgeous husband would never hurt her, she fears a dark side, and he shows brief flashes of violence during a few bar fights and altercations. Travelling to England and Ireland, Kate is able to delve deeper into her vigilant husband’s past.

Other than the search for what it is that makes Robert tick, there is little conflict to drive Kate and Robert’s story forward. Their travels are entertaining and their amorous activities are exciting and varied, but through all of their experiences nothing truly compelling happens. It’s as if You and I is a bridge between the first and third books in the series, filling in the gaps and providing a foundation for Kate and Robert’s marriage before the real action happens. As the final chapter hints, there will be more action and suspense in the next book in the series. Throughout the story, there is a hint of a
shadow looming over their perfect romance; I only wish that the potential source of the darkness could have been revealed earlier.

Despite the lack of clear direction, the story does include numerous intriguing secondary characters. The side stories of friends and family are entertaining and add depth to the plot; Kate an Robert’s romance is not the only one. Cocksure rock star Ian is a particularly hilarious character and any time he appears in a scene, things become decidedly more interesting. His relationship with Kim Johnson, the supermodel, would provide plenty of material for a wonderful spin-off.

With its drool-worthy hero and colorful cast of characters, You and I: The Kate and Robert Chronicles is a sexy romp written for fans of sensual erotic romance in mind.