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Reviewed in the United States on August 6, 2019
Away From Me is a standalone with no connections to any of Blake's series books and is the story of Callum, a widower who is in a D/s relationship with Gaby. The relationship is good with the exception that Callum has vowed never to love again because the death of his wife was too painful. Gaby stays with him for 3 years then decides that she deserves more ~ so she gives him an ultimatum. Give me more or I'm gone. Unfortunately, she has to leave.
For a short novella, Away from Me is chock full of emotions. Gaby has more than one reason for leaving. She is a woman who needs the man that she loves to return her feelings for more than just the emotion. Strong beyond what she should have to be, Gaby is the type of character who makes you feel deeply. Callum is understandable in his hurt and cluelessness. While denying his feelings he reveals them.
This is a story about letting go, being fearless and demanding more for yourself. Since it's Lexi Blake the sex scenes are scorching and the characters humorous and believable. A quick read that packs a gut punch.