Slave to the Rhythm
Release date : March 8th 2016
Rating : 5 Stars
Music in my head, dance in my body, the rhythm of my heart. How far can you fall in just one month?
How quickly can the human spirit be broken?
Where does evil hide in plain sight?
Ash wants to dance. Needs it. To leave behind a life of expectation and duty, to set his soul free. But life is never that simple. Every step is a journey on a new road.For every action, there is a reaction.
Every choice has a consequence.
And when you meet the wrong person, all bets are off.
Laney tolerates her limitations, pushing quietly at boundaries. But when Ash crashes into her world through rage and violence, it sets off a chain reaction that neither of them expected.
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A long time ago I made myself a promise not to say that I am a fan of an actor as long as that particular actor was only on my âgood sideâ and I loved all of his roles.
Only when I could honestly say that I dislike – better yet â straight on HATED him in at least one role in the middle of several that I loved I would consider myself a fan. (that part is important for me â there must be roles before AND after I liked)
When I started reviewing for Blogs I noticed that there were so many authors out there writing great books. But how many books do you need to read from an author to consider yourself a fan â I wondered …
Soon it became obvious â basically the same rule applies like in the actors case. You need minimum 3 books and the second one in that calculation has to be one you do not like (in most cases because of the ending).
I read âDangerous to Know & Loveâ and I loved Daniel with all of my heart. Then I read âLifersâ and I liked Jordan but it took until âPlaying in the Rainâ to find my LOVE-HATE book when it comes the author Jane Harvey-Berrick.
Now all I had to do was wait â¦ Than I read the Blurb for her new book âSlave to the Rhythmâ and I had this feeling that this will be IT â the book to officially make me a fan of Jane Harvey-Berrick.
When I read the first chapters â¦ I was devastated â I thought I made a mistake â because those âwrong peopleâ mentioned in the Blurb â they are the kind of people where I usually call my co-blogger Lauren in to review the book as they are not my favorite reading subject AT ALL.
Could I really be that wrong I thought ? I could not believe it – so I broke my 3 chapter rule (the rule that says â if a book does not catch me within the first three chapters â I should stop)
Donât get me wrong â the book was great at that moment â just not for me because of the âoccupationâ of those âwrong peopleâ (it is really hard to review without spoilers sometimes) â¦ but I am so glad that I read on.
Because it was only short afterwards that I was drawn in irrevocably into that story and even though it strangely never made me cry or laughed – this book is still one of the most emotional ones I read so far this year.
The relationship between Ash and Laney has such a strong dynamic.
Ms. Harvey-Berrick managed to transfer all those emotions into the surrounding story I am not sure how she did it but in some ways the story goes backwards while moving forward.
Ash and Laney do not even realize how their relationship is developing â They consider themselves several things â some of them not good or even legal â never noticing what the reader already sees as obvious.
It takes outsiders to hold up a mirror in their face for them to realize. Interesting enough I can not even say that I fell in love with the characters â strangely I fell for the storytelling. The way the author told the reader how the relationship progressed.
At some points I wanted to poke Ash or Laney to point out the obvious.
This book has a strong story to tell to its readers and dating the 29th Feb 2016 I am officially a FAN of Jane Harvey-Berrick
Note to the author : you are still not forgiven for âCodyâ #Playing in the Rain though â¦ I always understood the reasons but I can not forget the âhowâ