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Beyond the Seduction

(Reluctance #3)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  50 ratings  ·  28 reviews
For a man who thought he had everything, Trace Jacks sure had nothing now.
After one letter blows his life apart, Trace is clueless how he can move on. He stumbles through the days, never accepting the grief that flows within him, and finding it easier to bury his loss. Hiding becomes a lot easier after he takes his niece to her dance class, striking up an interesting conve
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Published April 23rd 2015 by TWCS Publishing House
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Jan 13, 2015 rated it liked it

3 Intensity Stars

This story starts us off with Trace Jacks receiving some bad news, that changes the course of his life forever. News that burn him to the core and breaks his happy life. On the flip side we're given Shae Bennett. A lovely ballerina attempting to keep it all together. Operating a ballet studio while her mother recovers from surgery, Shae is more than happy to take on the responsibility that the studio hands her daily. Teaching classes for little ballerinas, Shae and Trace meet
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Apr 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: loved-it, net-galley
This is a part of a series but can be read as a standalone.

This is Trace and Shaes story. When we meet Trace he's had some devastating news that blows his life apart. When fate intervenes he meets Shae, who may just be the light at the end of the tunnel for him. Shaes got her own problems worrying about her mum. The attraction between them is mutual.

I found this to be an enjoyable romantic read with enough angst to keep my attention. I read this book without reading the previous books. Although
Feb 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Trace receives a letter that blows his world apart ..can't give away the details ...

Shae runs a dance studio alongside her mum .. Shae teaches the tots little girl, Ella, will mean much more to her soon ... as soon as she realises that the hot guy who brings Ella is her Uncle and not her daddy like she first thought ...

There's lots going on in this book .. Shaes mum has medical problems absent father.. a meddling sister and two people reluctant to give things a try ..

I thoroughly enjo
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Trace is Dale's brother - we read Dale & Kyran's story in Beneath the Surface - and now it's Trace's turn.

He's the bartender in that underground fight-club Metro, where Kyran fights, plus, he's playing guitar in a band.

And for the last six months he has been the happiest guy in the world - being a Daddy to baby Tatum.

He's not really in love with her mom, but for his girl, he wants to try with Emmie.

But then he found out that his daughter's mom has been cheating on him - multiple times - and
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Let me just say. I was not suppose to read it all in that night. I wanted a little before bed then pick up the next night. I was not that simple. I read it all in that one sitting. When I got to the end I wanted more. I love the recaps, review, revisits.

This new story brought me the extra that I was missing out of the first two books of the series. Trace is back and there is so much more to this man than we have had samples of. We get the back story and some. He gets more than what he could hav
Sarah Beth
Apr 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
In Beyond the Seduction we find two different people meeting at the absolute wrong time. Sometimes though, when you meet that one person who could change everything, the wait is worth the hurt. This book has plenty of hurt, but it also has laughter, happiness, friendship, and love. It was a very beautiful story of picking up all the pieces and moving on, even when you think your heart couldn’t possibly heal. It’s a story of family. It’s a story of letting go. It’s a story of hope.

Trace Jacks has
Melissa Portillo
Jan 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Trace Jacks we met in book 1 of the Reluctance series, he was the brother of Dale and worked at the Metro. In book 3 we find out more about this lovable character other then him being Big brother to Dale, we get to delve deeper into his life and I for one was truly excited!

Trace is having a rough time of it, this is the understatement of the century! He just found out his girlfriend had cheated on him - multiple times!! Not only that but his daughter isn't really his. Needless to say he is one m
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Such an addictive read that I swallowed in two hours because I couldn't put it down. We meet Trace first and he's on the verge of spiraling out of control because not everyone is meant to be trusted. After falling into Trace's disaster, we meet Shae. Her life is beginning to slowly unravel. The two have chemistry and an instant attraction.

The two become an escape for one another and rely on each other eithout meaning to. Massive shifts happen to which Shae had to save Trace and the again where
Deanna from Deanna's World
This book was very difficult for me to get into which was a shame because when I found out this was to be Trace's book, I was quite excited. I liked Trace when I met him Beneath the Surface and loved the relationship that he had with Dale.

It was hard for me to connect with Trace and Shae for very different reasons.

With Trace, the devastation he went through was very foreign to me and it was not something that I could comprehend. I think that I would understand it would be devastating intellectu
Apr 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Trace's world is shattered to pieces when he learns that he has basically been used for the past few months in order for his now ex to be able to welcome her daughter into the world in a normal fashion. Trace had no clue that he was not the father of this child until he received the news after he had already bonded with her and welcomed her into the world. Trace has no idea how he is going to recover from this harsh reality that someone could be this cruel. Trace's sister is the only person he h ...more
Laura Greenwood
Apr 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Title: Beyond the Seduction
Series: Reluctance (#3)
Author: M A Stacie
From: Netgalley
Genre: Romance
Release Date: 23rd April 2015
Challenges: 2015 New Release Challenge, 2015 Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge, 2015 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (2 points)
Links: Goodreads - Amazon

Trace Jacks had it all; a girlfriend and a young daugher he adored...until he discovered that none of that was really his. When his sister, Dale, arrives to ch
Jessica Figueroa
Jun 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, netgally
"If you keep on fixating on the past, your future will walk right out of your life."
For Trace thinking was looking up he has a girlfriend and a baby and things couldn't get any better. That was until he found out his girlfriend was cheating on him, with his band mates, different guys and the light of his life the baby is not even his. This were going from bad to worse that he was pretty much hiding from everyone. The one thing to lure him out was his young niece, the one thing he hasn't expected
Monica Cardoza
Jun 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Can I say emotional, oh my I don’t think I have cried so much reading a book this year. This author’s writing was on spot and I could feel the emotions through the writing. I know that by the end of the story I felt so drained from crying but then I got to the epilogue and all I could do was smile because it was a great way to end the story.

Trace and Shae are going to go through a rough journey in their relationship even though they don’t know they are in a relationship. Trace has just experien
Apr 18, 2015 rated it really liked it

Trace seems to be at an all time low. When life as you know it changed in a heart beat. How do you learn to move forward when you are stuck in the now? The hurt that he is going through is all consuming. He tries to ignore his family and not share his thoughts and feelings. Trace is a genuine nice guy who is desperately looking for a distraction from his life.

Shea is the fun loving dance instructor, who runs the studio with her mom. It has always just been
Julie Fain
Apr 18, 2015 rated it liked it
*ARC provided by NetGalley for honest review*

This book had an interesting plot to it; I thought it definitely had a different approach to getting the usual troubled characters to open up about what's hurting them than most other similar romance books that I've read. It was really refreshing to see this one was a little different!

I didn't notice that this was #3 in a series until I was done, so I like that it can be a standalone read as well as one of a series. It was great writing and definitel
Bibliophile Wonderland Reviews
Feb 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
*ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

This is Trace Jack’s book; he is Dale’s big brother. In this book we get to see into his life. He going through a rough patch, his girlfriend cheated on him not just one time but multiple times. Theirs more he also finds out that his daughter isn’t really his. All that he has found out tears him up. Shae is, Trace is niece’s dance teacher. Clearly she is attracted to him, but know something is not right with him. She decides that she ha
Heather andrews
Jan 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, just like I loved all the other ones in the series. Trace he's a hands on type of man, "oh, yes." He hitched her skirt up and cupped her a**. "You do that. And it's just what I need, babe." He's always teasing his girl but in a fun way, "Trace jumped onto the bed. It creaked, the springs protesting at his weight. "Looks like we'll be effing on the floor." Shae inhaled. Trace continued. "Either that or we'll have musical accompaniment." Sometimes the things Shae comes out with ...more
Elle Markov
Mar 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book was just wow; in this book we catch up with Dale's brother (remember book 1) Trace and his love drama and we also meet Shae, who is also going through her own ordeal. Trace and Shae form this I need you but I can't be with you really relationship, that of course blows up in their face.

I loved that Trace is able to get his head on straight quickly and rescue Shae from herself. What I did not like was that we only get a reference to the confrontation between Trace and his ex; I mean real
Jannie Lund
Aug 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I've been devouring M.A. Stacie's Reluctance series, and I think this one's my favorite. Of course, I thought that after reading the first two, as well. Beyond the Seduction showcases how beautifully the author is in control of her characters (and we all know how hard characters are to control!), leading them through valleys and over peaks in the emotional landscape. I cried and laughed with Shae and Trace, wanting nothing but the best for them. Because that's another thing M.A. Stacie does to p ...more
Johanna Sawyer
Apr 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: april-read
Thanks to the author for a book to read and review.

I'm seeing a pattern with these reluctance series.....these men are reluctant to fall in love. In this one Shae meets Trace at a dark moment in his life, in fact this book is filled with the hard points of life. If it's meant to be though it will. I enjoyed Shae's battle with life's moments, and what happens to her mom. As a dancer she is getting by, and then she meets Trace and time stands still. I felt the start to this novel was a bit awkwar
Beyond the Seduction is the story of Trace and Shae. WE start off with Trace getting news the just rips his world apart and rather than dealing with it spirals out of control. Then comes Shae. She has her own set of problems with her mother and the dance studio.

These two characters are quite interesting and work through their issues while using the other to escape for a little while. While saving each other at times they are saving themselves too. Their love is changing for both of them.

IT was
Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
This story was good if you are looking for a typical romance novel. Trace is dealing with some serious demons. Shae is a really loveable and likeable character. I loved the author writing about her dancing. It was very descriptive and drew me in. The chemistry between the two main characters is very good.
The only problem I had was I felt the story drug on a little bit. Also, the sex scenes weren't quite as steamy and detailed as I liked. That's just my personal opinion.
Otherwise, it was a good r
Paige Turner
Apr 23, 2015 rated it liked it
This book had some ups and downs for me. I really liked the premise of the book and loved the first half. Trace and Shea had chemistry. They were able to just be with each other. They were friends who were there to support each other.
While loved the first half of the book, the second half dragged on too long and left me feeling sad.

I felt that certain pivotal story lines weren't addressed by the end of the bok. I didn't get any closure on the most important issues.

I didn't read the others in th
May 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
ARC received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

I thoroughly enjoyed this storyline and book. The writing was much improved from the first and second of this series.
The heart-wrenching lives that the main characters are living, makes good reading and it was good to see other characters from previous books mentioned.
Apr 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Emotional wreck. That's all I can say about how this book left me at. Times. Stacie has that rare gift of taking you to hell in back but in a way that leaves you wanting to stand up and give her a standing ovation. I just loved this book so much. Full review to come
Tracy Mccallum
Jul 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Again the author did so well with this book. I love trace and shays story it is very different. Great series of books and get reading it x
Andrea (mrsaubergine)
Dec 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: my-edits
3.5 stars. Started off okay but became very annoying in the second half. I wanted to slap them both a couple of times to get over themselves.
Jan 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: net-galley
This felt too much like Taylor's book. I enjoyed it, but it felt like a rerun.
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M. A. Stacie is never without a book or her eReader. A voracious reader, with a love of sexy, yet angst ridden novels, she loves getting lost in new worlds. Her need to write did not grip her until after her second son was born, when her previous rambles became fully fledged stories.

She describes herself as one huge contradiction, and though not the most conventional of hobbies, she counts getting

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