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Waiting for Us

(Sparks in Texas #0.5)

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I Do is the easy part. Happily ever after? Not so much.

Evan and Annie are deeply in love, but that hasn’t stopped tension from creating cracks in their relationship. Determined not to fail his wife, Evan takes action before those cracks become craters, damaging their marriage irreparably. Over the Fourth of July weekend, he’ll reignite Annie’s passion with his own brand
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Kindle Edition, 63 pages
Published May 25th 2014 by Carried Away Publishing (first published May 19th 2014)
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**This novella is currently free at all major book sellers (as of 3/23/16).

I'm a sucker for books about married couples going through a rough patch and Mari Carr's Sparks Fly features a couple at a crossroads in their marriage. What I loved about this book is that both the hero and heroine were feeling the stress of their situation, they both were worried about how they were failing the other and they reconnected in a very special way. While
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Coco.V
Jan 05, 2021 marked it as to-read
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Meka♥books
I enjoyed this steamy read which is a nice realistic tale about a couple reconnecting. This is what I dub smart smut. It's safe and responsible kink for adults. I love the dynamics of this couple and could feel both Evan and Annie's heartache and desire.

One of my favorite lines was
He slowed his motions, thrusting shallowly, stroking the fire but controlling the blaze.
For some reason that line had me like, "yeah baby" lol. This was my first book by Mari Carr and I would follow this
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MountainKat
Short and steamy - a couple of my favorite things about Mari Carr books! I also like when she writes about married couples reconnecting, it's so real. Life gets in the way and you have to take the time and and make the effort in relationships. I didn't realize this was part of a series - I guess I never looked. I am going to put the others down for those times when you are looking for a little filler books because even though they are longer, Mari Carr books always read quick for me. ...more
Phuong
Jun 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Mari Carr sure knows how to write a scorching story packed with so much heat that my iPad was ready to explode. Whether it's a long story or a short one like Sparks Fly, she never fails to deliver an emotional and heartwarming story where you fall in love with the characters. Evan and Annie's marriage have lost that spark due to infertility issues, but Evan is determined to bring the passion back over the Fourth of July holiday with some role playing and kink. OMG! Those scenes were smokin' hot ...more
Phuong
Jun 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mari Carr sure knows how to write a scorching story packed with so much heat that my iPad was ready to explode. Whether it's a long story or a short one like Sparks Fly, she never fails to deliver an emotional and heartwarming story where you fall in love with the characters. Evan and Annie's marriage have lost that spark due to infertility issues, but Evan is determined to bring the passion back over the Fourth of July holiday with some role playing and kink. OMG! Those scenes were smokin' hot ...more
jennifer
Jun 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a surprise this book was! Someone recommended it to me last night and I read it on my way to work. Yep, it’s short, only about 35 pages of actual story but it is super entertaining and a real page turner. Realistic and relatable story, super hot and fun sex.
I will definitely be reading more books by this author!
Terisia
Feb 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Buy this book expecting HEAT, steamy heat with some Dominance thrown in to raise the temp! Evan and Annie have lost their way in their marriage, and Evan is determined to get them back on the path. It doesn't take Annie too long to get with the program her strong Lieutenant has in mind, and the result is a wonderful HEA.
I recommend this book to you when you want a short, HOT read.
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Emily
Aug 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
'Sparks Fly: A Red Hot and BOOM story!' (Sparks in Texas, book 1) by Mari Carr is a great read. I enjoyed reading about Evan and Annie. This is a fun, hot read. Looking forward to reading the other books in the Sparks in Texas series. Recommend for all fans of romance. ...more
Karen Roma
Mar 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A short, sweet and yummily HOT story about rekindling the spark in a failing marriage.

Evan Sparks brings new meaning to small town law enforcement and the use of handcuffs.

Get ready to be restrained!!
Simone
May 31, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
Sandy
Jul 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great story

This was another good one in this group of 4th of July stories. It shows that love can fix anything.
Kimberly Walter
May 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Holy Moly. This short novella was HOT HOT HOT. It was sexy and sweet. Loved it. Can't wait for more from this series. ...more
Genybou
Real nice erotic with sparks! Very Hot scenes
Rita
Sep 04, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A quick novella to introduce us to a series. I enjoy this brief look at this couple.
Toi
Sep 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Quick Read

Evan and Annie get the heat back into there marriage after trying too hard to achieve something they both want - Fourth of July weekend has sparks flying.
Darcie
Feb 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Cute sweet read!

These two are absolutely adorable. It was amazing to watch them find the spark that had fizzled out of their relationship and get some more happiness in their HEA.
Kathleen
Feb 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great start to a new series.
neeica
Feb 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great book

This was a great little read . can't wait to read book two in the series .
I hope you love it too .
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Jane (PS)
Mar 03, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Quick hot read that is worth the small time commitment :D
Debra Johnson
Fun, romantic and steamy.
I really liked it.
Katherine
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the way this story was not about finding love instead its about the everyday struggle we all have to keep our relationship happy healthy and remembering to enjoy each other.

we all need to remember every now and then that we need to nurture our relationship just as much as we didn't in the beginning and not allow the everyday stress to get us down. Thank you Mari for writing a story we can really relate to.
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MN Book Girl
May 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
So, I read Waiting For Her first and when I saw Evan had his own book, I wanted in. And I really wish there had been more. I knew from the start this was a prequel and short, but one can always wish, right?

This is the tale of how Evan and his Annie got their groove back and added to their family. It was short and sweet and wicked all at once. And a great way to introduce us a bit to the Spark family.
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
Aug 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: august-2017
A tale about a married couple who have started to resent each other because they cannot produce a child. The story features a husband who thinks he has failed in the relationship and a wife who has been too difficult to live with. What happens includes a cop pulling over his wife and having his wicked way with her out in the open.

And a happily ever after that makes you swoon.
Dragana
Mari Carr from time to time surprise me with something delightful like this little story. I loved that it's about married couple who is in love but working to improve their relationship. Something different but still romantic. And steaming hot. ...more
Jennifer Johnson
May 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Gripping


This book is well wriiten. From the creation of events and characters the book magnificently puts forth the authors talent. The framework and picturesque details leaves a lasting impression on one’s mind leading into a fantasy.Highly recommended
Tami czenkus
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am A huge fan of Mari Carr and I loved Sparks fly and look forward to reading the rest of the series in the Sparks in Texas!!
Wioletta
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
loved it
Maria Costantino
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this steamy read which is a nice realistic tale about a couple reconnecting.
Drmiami6
Feb 13, 2021 rated it it was ok
Short. All steam no story
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