Blog Tour: Moving Forward by Erika Taylor…review and excerpt

Posted April 6, 2013 by Holly in Blog Tour, Reviews, Teasers / 0 Comments


Jesika Reynolds’ heart was left broken one year ago when her husband died, leaving her and her son alone in this world. Slowly, she started putting the pieces back together of her life. Knowing that she may never open herself up to love again. That was until the day Derek came into the picture.
Why does this gorgeous stranger seem to care so much, so suddenly?
Derek Jordan’s charm drew her in with an instant connection, and familiarity that helps her feel at ease. Her heart is falling at his feet, but as their relationship grows, so does a secret from both of their pasts that neither saw coming. One by one, the threads slowly start to unravel.
Can their newly sought love stand up against the secrets that life is unlocking to their pasts? Or can they decide together that moving forward and forgetting the past is the only option for them to find true happiness?

An excerpt from Moving Forward:

     I want to take her over the edge again, but I know I’m not going to last much longer because everything I’m feeling right now isn’t going to let me drag it out. Her body seems to recognize the urgency my body is feeling to let go in her. With my hands holding her ass while her legs are gripped around my waist, she slides her hand down and grabs my left hand and brings it up to her mouth. I readjust my right arm so that it’s wrapped around her, holding her steady.
     I watch her as she kisses each finger, and then takes the two fingers closest to my thumb and places them in her mouth. She can’t control the sexy smile on her face as I let out a moan. I almost let out my load too. She never breaks eye contact with me as she sucks my fingers. She licks her lips after she slowly pulls them out of her mouth; placing soft kisses on my fingertips as she does. As if that wasn’t the hottest damn thing I’ve ever seen, she then guides my hand to where my body has her legs parted.
     She knows I’m about to lose myself literally inside of her, and she wants to get lost with me. My fingers find her sweet spot and now she’s the one who can’t control the moan. Her fingers are in my hair and her mouth is on mine. I feel like I have her pressed so hard against the damn wall that I know there will be an indentation of her body blended into the brick.
     I love that she’s not one of them chicks that freaking moan like a donkey the whole damn time. The little noises that do happen to escape her mouth, the look on her face and her heavy breathing is all I need to know that with a couple more rolls of my fingers I’ll have her insides clenching around me.
     Her hands are no longer twined in my hair, but wrapped around my neck—hands to elbows and we are cheek to cheek.
     “Derek. . .oh god Derek. . .I’m gonna come,” she pants in my ear.

My Review:
*I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

I’m so excited Moving Forward is finally here I feel like I’ve had to wait for forever to meet the sexy schmexy drummer fireman Derek…he can put out my fire any day!

 I LOVED every flipping page! First, I loved Jesika and Mallory; they were both witty and sarcastic 
but they were there for each other no matter. When they needed each other the other was there ASAP and without question. Second Derek was holy shit hot and sexy! And him and Jesika together makes your lady parts tingle!…we had some of this…
and this

but most of all we have a beautiful story about two adults who thought their world ended when they lost their

significant others. We have a story of seeing why things didn’t work out with others because someone more perfect was waiting for you. We have secrets, mysteries, twists and turns that still have me guessing and we have amazing secondary characters (Jesika’s BFF Mallory and Derek’s brother Seth) who’s story is due out later this year and one I can not wait to read!!!
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About Erika:
Being born an “Army Brat”, Erika Taylor has been residing in Oklahoma the last 10 years finally putting an end to the nomad tendencies she had grown accustomed to. She’s a happily married woman who has 5 kids between her and her husband. She has an insane passion for music and embraces her Inner Groupie any chance she gets. It wasn’t until the age of 29 that she realized she also had a hidden passion for reading; before then she claimed to have hated it. Six months after unlocking that deep desire she never knew she held, she turned the key to another chapter of her life which has become the desire to write. And the rest is still history in the making.
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I'm a born and raised Jersey girl (not as seen on TV) who loves escaping in books. I Google everything and I hate rain. I have a deep love for Starbucks, shopping, and HEAs. Stay as long as you'd like. Stalking is highly encouraged :-)