Intractable Souls by Tricia Daniels


Title: Intractable Souls

Author: Tricia Daniels

Release Date: October 17, 2013

Genre: Erotic Romance

It’s been years since brilliant IT consultant Olivia James, fell for a man who had a deeply hidden compulsion to

violence and control. Left healing physically and emotionally, she became a shadow of the confident woman she used

to be. That is, until she meets Ethan O’Connell, a man who makes her burn with a powerful desire. Haunted by fear

and insecurity, she desperately tries to resist him, doing all the right things to protect her heart, but she is betrayed

by her desires and her attraction to confident men. With stubborn perseverance, he ignores her attempts to push him

away, leaving her wanting, desiring his love, needing it to feel alive and whole.

Ethan O’Connell is extremely successful in his businesses, with a seriously sexy Irish accent and a lethal kind of flare

and charm. More than any one man should ever possess. Ethan knew, from the very first moment that he saw her that

she is meant to be his. Used to getting the things he wants, he is determined to have her and struggles to control his

Irish temper, the reason for his own troubled past. Olivia James is the woman that makes him want more, the kind of

girl that would make any man think about forever. Afraid that he can’t live without her and unwilling to lose her, he

hides his secrets and ignores his dark desires and fantasies of control.

Eccentric Psychic, Eva Storm is drawn to the energy around them. She knows that they are soul mates bound by past

lives and helps the universe steer them together. Ethan is hesitant to believe at first, but there are things he can’t

ignore. Things he couldn’t possibly know, but does. Neither of them can deny the dreams and memories that they both

share, but Olivia is too afraid to believe and not willing to trust her heart.

Convinced that she is “THE ONLY ONE” for him, Ethan refuses to walk away, vowing that he will never give up on her,

even if it means he has to fight hard enough for both of them. Can he control his temper and his needs in order to

keep her in his life? Can she heal her past wounds and let him in? Like no other woman in his life, Olivia challenges him

with her strong will and sharp sense of humor, making him wonder if she could ever become a willing captive of his

dominance. Ethan hopes with all his heart that she will become equally addicted to his love, and a sneaky suspicion

that falling in love with Olivia James is about to bring on a shift in the balance of power in his world.

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About the Author

Tricia Daniels lives in a small town in Southern Ontario, Canada, where she raised three kids as a single parent.

Creativity and imagination is something there is never a short supply of in her home. Between her quick wit and wicked

sense of humor she found that she has a passion for writing steamy romance novels. Her goal is simple, tell her story,

warm a few hearts, shed a few tears, share a silent chuckle, and occasionally, make people blush. That’s the official

version. But the simple truth is… I’m just a normal woman, struggling to pay the bills and trying to raise my kids in a

home where they feel empowered, supported and loved.


Excerpt # 1

“Lay down on the couch baby, the desk is too hard and cold. I want you to be comfortable.”

Moving to the couch, she sits down feeling awkward, not entirely sure how he wants her. Although she was

momentarily disappointed about not living out her fantasy of being ravaged on his desk she’s thankful for the soft,

warm leather underneath her. When he walks toward her with that confident, commanding swagger her stomach

bottoms out. Roller coasters were less exciting than being alone with this man. He grins. “Look at you. You’re so

beautiful.” Sitting down beside her, Ethan studies her expression. “You look nervous. Like it’s the first time we’ve ever

been intimate.” That seems to give him great pleasure. Running his hands along her leg, he makes her pulse quicken.

Parting her lips to breathe through her mouth, Olivia tries to ease oxygen into her lungs.

“I love the reactions I get from you.” Ethan says, twirling her hair around his fingers before brushing his thumb

across her bottom lip. Holding her chin and tipping it up he claims her lips in one hell of a possessive kiss, adding to the

intensity as he parts them to slip his tongue inside. When she trembles in anticipation of what’s to come he pulls his

lips away to look at her face. He’s intrigued by her reaction to him tonight. It’s driving him wild, feeding into his inner

caveman. “Why do you look so nervous, baby? Tell me.”

The words spill from her mouth unrestrained. “I never know what you’re going to do. One day you’re all love

songs and twinkle lights… the next day you’re all about ripping panties and fucking. I never know what to expect.” His

shoulders tense as he leans forward and rests his nose against her forehead, nuzzling for a moment, needing to know

the answer but afraid to hear the truth. “Do you think I could ever hurt you?”

“No, I’m not frightened.” She says confidently, not wanting to give him the wrong impression and have him pull

“So you’re nervousness is from suspense then? You’re excited?” She can feel the relief roll through his body.

“Yes.” Her body tenses and she squeezes her thighs together growing impatient for him to touch her.

“I’m not gonna lie. I like that.” He brushes his cheek down hers moving his mouth to her ear. “Do you trust me

to look after your needs?” He whispers before sucking her ear lobe into his mouth and nipping it with his teeth.

“Yes.” She moans as he slides his hand between her thighs and gently pries them apart moving upwards

towards her panties.

“Good, because that’s my job now. Only mine.”

Excerpt # 2

Following, Ethan moves to her side, putting his hand against the trunk just above her head. His body pressing against

her side makes her heartbeat quicker and her face flush.

Breathing in her perfume, he becomes intoxicated by its sweet, seductive scent and lifts his free hand, wrapping it

around her waist holding her there. His incessant stare is daunting, forcing her to look down, trying to avoid it. Christ,

this woman is so beautiful when she tries to hide the way he affects her.

Aware that his closeness makes her uneasy he presses his mouth against her ear and gently nips at her lobe. The

warmth of his breath expelled heavily into her ear gives her goose bumps. Noticing her reaction, he moves his hand

from her side and rubs up and down her arm trying to warm her. “Are you cold?” The muscles in her stomach tighten

and her chest heaves as she inhales quickly.

“No.” She shakes her head.

“What then?” He knows what… he just needs to hear her say it.

She looks up at him through alluring hazel eyes. “You.”

“What about me?” Is it cruel that he needs her to confess? Torment her by making her say it aloud?

She lowers her eyes again and whispers. “I hate you.”

His hand stills on her arm and then moves back around her waist. His forehead pressed to the side of her temple he

answers. “I don’t believe that’s true at all.” He slides his hand to her hip, tugging her as close to him as possible.

Bringing her hand to her mouth, she bites at her fingernails nervously. Her stomach twists in anxious knots as she lays

out her feelings. “I hate the way you make me feel.” She concedes.

He inhales a deep breath and lets it breeze out warm and slow against her ear again. Finally he gets to the truth.

Capturing her hand, he pulls it down, away from her mouth. Not feeling the need to control or overpower her in this

moment his voice is gentle. “Look at me.”

Trembling with vulnerability, she turns so they’re chest to chest and raises her eyes, locking his gaze to hers, green to

hazel, the soulful energy of their connection, ineffable.

“How do I make you feel?” His heart is beating with a strange wobble, nervous about her answer.

“Frightened.” She pauses and swallows hard, exhaling as she whispers. “Excited.” Her voice is full of shame at her


“I see.” Lifting her hand to his mouth, he kisses each of her knuckles one at a time. Closing her eyes, she escapes

his stare for just a few moments and gathers her thoughts before speaking again. “You make me feel like I’ve lost

control… of my thoughts… my emotions.”

“Is that so bad?” He presses her palm to his chest so she can feel the rhythmic beating of his heart. “You’re not the

only one who feels that way. The moment I saw you… my heart beat your name.”

Damn him and his ridiculously romantic side, she’s never going to survive it. “ I…I need to stay in control.” Her words

are burdened by fear. His Irish brogue suddenly becomes thick and Irishy. “Sweetheart you are no more in control of

what’s happening between us than I am. Whatever this is… it has its own destiny and we can merely follow its path,

give in to its force… bend to its will.”

Olivia is lost. Lost in his eyes. Lost in his words. Under his spell… and hopelessly ALL IN. Moving his hands to her hips,

he squeezes them, pulling her closer. When she’s pressed up against him, he lifts his hand to her face. Her breathing is

shallow and her nerves tingle with the anticipation of his next move. Kiss me, just kiss me already.
Excerpt #3

Ethan doesn’t answer, but it’s obvious by the flare of his nostrils and the rise and fall of his taut chest. She lifts

her hands to her face for a moment and then dropping them to her side, she shakes her head. “You know what, by all

means if that’s what you want… you can have her! I’ll get Carter to take me home.”

His cold look becomes glacial, a sign that he is seriously pissed off. “What are you doing?” Olivia asks

nervously, as she’s pinned against the door by 6 feet of very edgy, extremely angry, Irish male. Ethan’s muscles are

like hard slabs of steel against her. “Kiss me.” It’s a sharp command she shouldn’t ignore.

“NO!” In complete contradiction to her words, she stares at his lips in anticipation, her leg jiggling anxiously.

Ignoring her refusal, he lowers his mouth and claims her. She hates that she wants him to kiss her right now. She

doesn’t want to want it, but she desperately needs his reassurance.

Despite the anger that vibrates through his body, his approach is tender and gentle. Raising his hands to hold

the side of her cheeks, his lips brush softly against hers, inciting a flash of heat that rushes through her body. Pulling

her forward to meet him, his mouth moves with desire and pressing against her with growing passion, he makes her

moan against his lips. Grabbing her hands and pulling them over her head he holds them there, pressing them firmly

against the wall and making her body respond to the promise of his possession. Parting his lips, he slips inside her for

a soft meeting of tongues. She tastes the lingering fruity taste of the Scotch as he licks, and teases, deepening his kiss

until she’s so lost in it, she can think of nothing else. This is what she’s been longing for all night. A long, sensual kiss,

the soothing caress of his tongue. An exchange of breath.

When he releases her hands, she runs her hands through his hair, and holds him against her mouth, afraid to

let him go. “I don’t want her.” Ethan whispers. “I want you. If you ever doubt how I really feel about you… think about

that kiss.”

Excerpt # 4

Ethan reads her body like it’s one of his favorite books. Knowing the plot… anticipating the outcome. He knows

that she’s excited. His control and her resistance, are the source of her arousal. Ethan’s lips form a wicked grin.

“Seems you’ve got quite the nasty temper yourself, baby girl. Tell me, how long did you think you’d be able to keep

that a secret?” Nibbling that tender spot on her shoulder, he makes her breathing stutter and then he leans in close. “

Do you see the affect you have on me? I am so turned on right now.” He growls, his voice saturated with sexual desire,

as his rock hard erection pushes heavily into her back.

Biting at her lip, she holds back her smile. Locked firmly in his arms she continues to play. The more she fights

him, the harder he grows. The more he tries to restrain her, the wetter her panties get. It’s so wrong, but so incredibly

arousing. Ethan takes a couple of steps, overpowering her, pressing her body into the wall and holding her there, his

chest expanding as he breathes heavily against the back of her neck. He’s a master at this game and when she teases

him a little bit more, her movement causes him to press harder into her. Dipping down, he rubs himself along her

backside, drawing a low sensual growl from deep in his throat. His hands rub down her sides and curl around the hem

of her skirt, dragging it upwards to expose her thighs.

She tries to hide the amusement in her voice. “Apparently… holding me here against my will makes your dick

hard Mr. O’Connell.”

He smirks as he pulses and swells harder at her words. “Apparently.” He admits. “THAT… and the way your

dirty mouth talks about my dick.”

“There’s something wrong with you.” She teases. Her muscles now exhausted from struggling with him, she

moans as she surrenders to his hand. He laughs once and moves his lips down her neck. After brushing her hair to the

side he gently slides her top off her shoulder to expose her skin. “That’s funny,” He lowers his mouth and kisses her

there and whispers against her skin. “Because the only time I ever feel right is when I’m with you.”

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Playlist – Intractable Souls by Tricia Daniels.

Gorilla – Bruno Mars

Scream – Usher

Hold On We’re Going Home – Drake

Clarity – Zedd

Human – Christina Perry

Kiss You Inside Out – Hedley

Let Her Go – Passenger

Trouble Maker – Olly Murs

Take Me To The Other Side – Jason Derulo

I Will Wait For You – Mumford and Sons

Heart’s A Mess – Gotye

Warrior – Demi lovato

Hey Ho – The Lumineers

Just Be Good To Me – Mariana’s Trench

Beneath Your Beautiful – Labyrinth

Shostakovich’s 2nd Waltz – Andre Rieu

Down – Jason Walker

I Won’t Give Up On You – Jason Mraz

Stay – Sarah Bareilles

Broken – Seether feat. Amy Lee

Something I need – One Republic


1. The word sausage, always makes me giggle

2. I’m extremely competitive at sports

3. Schmirnoff Ice makes me lose the whereabouts of my shoes and my bra

4. I’m currently single because no man will ever be as good as my book boyfriend

5. I taught your boyfriend that thing that you like. J

6. I’m a huge Eminem fan

7. I have some kind of kinky thing for elves and men who use a bow and arrow.

8. I love line dancing and sometimes I dance just a little askew of the line… cuz that’s how I roll!

9. I DESPISE sock and shoes. I’d walk around barefoot 24/7 if I could

10. One of my favorite times of the day is when I get to take my bra off.

11. I’m a slow waker. I hit the snooze button several times before I actually get out of bed.

12. I currently work in an office as the assistant to management team. It’s like having 7 husbands. ugh

13. Granny panties – yeah, I went there.

14. I deal with stress by laughing. It’s really awkward at funerals.

15. I often get in my van… point it in any direction and GO !!!

16. I blush when I edit the sexy parts of my books.

17. I just recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of my 29th Birthday! Go ahead and do the math.

18. Pumpkin Pie makes me gag.

19. I have a huge obsession with Classic Muscle Cars.

20. I don’t float.


This story doesn’t have near enough reviews for the amazing story that I have read. The writer brought the true meaning of soul mates back and have you wishing that you had that kind of love in your life. Olivia needs her head examined quite often as most girls would be like. Ethan has his own sort of issues and had me sitting my ipad down and walking away just to come back and read more. What an amazing story and I can’t wait to read more.




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