It All Falls Down by M. Dauphin

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It All Falls Down by M. Dauphin

 

May 20, 2017

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Title :              It All Falls Down

Author :           M. Dauphin

Series :            n/a

Release date :   2017

 

 

Blurb : He promised he’d never leave. He should have told me. I could have helped. Max came into my life when I didn’t need a man to define me. He didn’t push his way in… not really. He slowly, tirelessly, and patiently waited. He used that damn smile, day in and day out, and waited until I tumbled head over heels in love with him. My grandma always told me to watch out for the pretty boys. The ones that turn you to mush the first time you lay eyes on them. She never warned me about Maxwell Holzer. If there’s one thing in life I’ve always known, it’s that when something goes up, it will most certainly always come crashing down.

 

*18+ scenarios

*Full length standalone

 

 

 

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Turbulent Desires (Billionaire Aviators, Book 2) by Melody Anne

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Turbulent Desires (Billionaire Aviators, Book 2) by Melody Anne

 
 

December 20, 2016

 

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Jeri’s Book Attic

 
 

 

 

Title :              Turbulent Desires

Author :           Melody Anne

Series :            Billionaire Aviators, Book 2 

Release date :   08 Nov 2016

Rating :           4 Stars

 

 

Blurb : ER nurse Lindsey Helm used to be strong. Then a late-night attack at the hospital nearly killed her and left two close colleagues dead. Now Lindsey has retreated from the world. She knows she needs to move on, but every hint of danger seems threatening—including a certain sexy flyboy who’s determined to show Lindsey what she’s missing. But falling for F-18 pilot Maverick Armstrong is a risk she can’t afford…

 

Maverick knows that fear can eat away at the soul, and he won’t leave Lindsey to that fate. She needs someone to reach her and to remind her of the exhilaration and unbelievable passion of being touched. He’ll help her heal, and then he’ll walk away. He has to walk away. Because Maverick swore he would never fall in love and never marry. But this is a rescue operation, and Maverick will stay the course—even if things get hazardous. Even if saving Lindsey means surrendering his heart in the process…

 

Review : Hahaha – welcome to matchmaking 101… why wouldn’t the stuff that worked out so well in book 1 of the Billionaire Aviators also work in the newest book by Melody Anne.

 

I just read “Turbulent Desires” and I liked it as much as I did the first book. Also its nice to meet our old friends from the first book again. With Lindsey being the BFF to Stormy who’s story was featured in the first book, you can be sure that Maverick will not be far as Cooper is here as well.

 

Maverick and Lindsey have a story together – even though it is a short one and the attraction is there but it seems as if nothing would ever develop from that. And our Matchmaking friends from the first part have a hard time accepting that.

 

When Lindsey is facing massive problems due to an attack that nearly left her dead they see their chance to step in. Maverick is up for the challenge to try to get her back to the living even though he is not realizing that the endgame our matchmakers are planning is a little different.

 

Because as we know Sherman he will not accept anything less than a building romance between the two.

 

But with the woman who cannot stand to be touched by anyone and the man that swore to never fall in love might have been a to big bite to swallow, even for that usually successful group of matchmakers

 

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BITING POINT (Sex on Wheels #1) by Azalea Amy Lezlynn

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BITING POINT (Sex on Wheels #1) by Azalea Amy Lezlynn

 
 

December 19, 2016

 

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Jeri’s Book Attic

 
 

 

 

Title :              BITING POINT

Author :           Azalea Amy Lezlynn

Series :            Sex on Wheels #1

Release date :   January 1st 2016

Rating :           4 Stars

 

 

Blurb : LEGEND. KING. LOVER. RACER.

Three-T rules the roads.

 

But this is no televised championship, with its own rules and regulations.

 

There are no pretty flags or set race tracks in these street races.

 

My lover races raw.

He races wild.

He races illegally.

He races like a God.

 

I began to believe such a man could never love a girl like me, but love me he does… all of me … and there are plenty of my fuller-plus-size figured curves to love.

Together we stand strong at the head of his exotic car racing empire, but there is darkness brewing.

As fate would have it, regrets collect like old friends ready to relive his most agonizing moments. Dark secrets are awakened, whispering their threats of destruction. Will they be enough to take us down?

The moment arises for him to decide whom is more important. Me or his brotherhood of racing league members? This is where our legacy with the world’s fastest cars begins.

 

“We Ride Together … As One … ‘Til The End.”

 

WARNING : Possessive, Domineering, High-Handed, Loyal, Jealous, Protective, Loving & Passionately Sexual Italian Alpha Male – with – slight undertones of ‘Dominance & Submission’.{Contains Sexual Scenes with: strawberries, bondage with roses, ice cream, public & oral sex}

 

Modern Fantasy, New Adult, Contemporary, Erotica, Action Adventure.Due to strong language and graphic sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

 

Review : I just finished reading BITING POINT (Sex on Wheels #1) by Azalea Amy Lezlynn and now I am wondering how to explain this book to other readers.

 

Let me try like this … Think of it like a cocktail

 

The dedication at the beginning of the book (which is a beautiful one by the way) gives you a good idea about the book but I think it leaves out some important things

 

You need a big dose of fairytale and girly power (Ahm but not the Disney fluffy princess version – more the real life size 16 one)

 

Take a hot domineering Alpha male (I am talking Gideon Cross style) and place him in a “Fast and Furious” version of your favorite fairytale.

 

Yeah thinking about it I am acutally picturing Paul Walker here – his eyes were just one of the most remarkable ones I ever saw.

 

Still keep in mind we are talking fairytale style (so do not take the setting to serious there is just to much that you might find over the top or unrealistic) and

 

while you are shaking that cocktail you might want to at a hint of “Driven” by K. Bromberg just for good measures.

 

Take a sip … what do you think ?

 

Does it taste like something you might like ?

 

Than give this book a try – Enjoy

 

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Pre-Order/Release Package – Witch Dance by Lori Crane

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Title: Witch Dance
Author: Lori Crane
Genre: Historical Thriller
Release Date: September 15, 2018

Just south of Tupelo, Mississippi on the Natchez Trace lies a place of mystery called Witch Dance.
When Thomas and Margaret Speedwell took their twins to Witch Dance for a weekend camping trip, they never imagined they would be pulled into a vortex of witchcraft, tragedy, and karma. One of the girls goes missing; the other won’t say what happened on the other side of the hill.
The tragedy pulls together a cast of characters from Margaret’s childhood and beyond – Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians, Toltec ancestors, the extinct Hopewell tribe.
With the help of a childhood friend, a concerned newspaper reporter, and visions by a strange old woman, a two-thousand-year-old mystery begins to unfold, uncovering missing children throughout generations. Who is taking them? Could it be the infamous witches of Witch Dance?

He heard a faint crunching of leaves in the forest. He listened but did not move a muscle. It was not an animal. The rustling sound was human footsteps. Who would be out here this late? The leaves rustled again. He shifted only his eyes toward the sound, and witnessed a figure emerging from the woods, cloaked in black, hunched, shuffling to the center of the field. Chiksa thought it must be the old medicine woman, but he wasn’t sure. After watching for a few minutes, he realized the medicine woman moved much more slowly than this person. No one he knew looked like that…at least he didn’t think so. It was hard to tell in the darkness. Chiksa remained motionless and barely breathed.
When the figure reached the center of the field, it stood up straight, as if being pulled upright by a string on the top of its head. As it uncurled, its hands extended to the sides with its palms facing upward, and it grew from what looked like an old hag to a healthy person. As if picked up by the same string, it rose straight up into the air. Chiksa’s eyes widened as the figure floated above the earth. A breeze caught the figure’s cloak and the edges swirled. A wind intensified, blowing around the figure, slowly spinning it in circles, but there had been no breeze a moment ago. A cloudy vortex formed around the figure, resembling tight circles of light gray smoke from a fire, extending from the ground into the clear heavens above. Even though he was known to be a mighty warrior, Chiksa’s hands began to sweat and his heart beat wildly, pounding in his ears. He had seen many things in his lifetime, but never anything like this. What kind of creature was this? When the figure hovered about four feet off the ground, the black cape dropped from its shoulders, floating to the ground like a fall leaf, revealing a woman. A young and beautiful woman. Her skin glowed under the stars as if she were the moon itself, coated in shimmering gold. Chiksa gasped and jumped to his feet.
The figure heard him and instantly returned to the ground. The vortex stopped so quickly, he wondered if he had imagined it. The woman retrieved her cloak, covered her nakedness, and walked toward him.
He couldn’t move from his spot. There was no sense in running.
She covered her head with her hood as she neared him. “Why are you here?” she asked in a cracking voice.
“I came to visit with my father,” he said in not much more than a whisper.
She cocked her head. “Your father?” She gestured around with both hands, indicating no one else was there.
He pointed to the mounds. “My father died a short time…”
She held her hand in front of his lips as if to silence him. Her fingers were long and bony, covered in deep wrinkles. Her nails were yellowed claws. This was not the beautiful young form he had witnessed only moments ago.
“There is great pain in this place,” she said.
“My people have recently lost their chief.”
“No. No people. Pain in you.” She pointed to his heart, her finger only inches from his chest.
He said nothing.
“Sa…lee…Salina?” she said slowly, her head cocked as if listening to something only she could hear.
“My wife.”
“A great blackness has taken her.”
“Yes.”
“She will die.”
He shook his head. “She can’t.”
“She can.” She paused and narrowed her eyes at him. “But she can be healed.” The old woman looked up at the sky and her cracked lips parted. Small black gaps between what looked like fangs emitted a foul stench that wrapped around Chiksa. Her yellowed eyes twinkled and she nodded toward the sky.
Chiksa didn’t move. He didn’t know if this creature had put a hex on him or if he was frozen in fear. It didn’t matter. She said Salina could be healed. That’s all he focused on.
“You can heal her?”
She was still staring at the sky.
He didn’t dare ask again. He didn’t want to anger her.
After a moment, she looked back at him. “Yes, yes, I can, but all things come at a price. I will decide the price and will be here again on the full moon. You come. Bring her.”
She turned away and moved toward the woods. He couldn’t say she walked; it was more like gliding, as if she floated just over the ground’s surface.
“What is your name?” he called when she reached the edge of the dark forest.

“Oma.”
Bestselling and award-winning author Lori Crane is a writer of historical fiction and the occasional thriller. Her books have climbed to the Kindle Top 100 list many times, including “Elly Hays” which debuted at #1 in Native American stories. She has also enjoyed a place among her peers in the Top 100 historical fiction authors on Amazon, climbing to #23. She’s a native Mississippian, currently residing in greater Nashville, Tennessee. She is a professional musician by night, an indie author by day. 

Lori’s passion is genealogy and American history, which you’ll find weaved through each novel she writes. She is a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the United States Daughters of 1812, as well as the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Look for Lori on “Most Terrifying Places in America” on the Travel Channel the whole month of October where her book “The Legend of Stuckey’s Bridge” will be featured!
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Blog Tour – VOW OF ATONEMENT by Emma Renshaw

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Today we have the blog tour for the much anticipated second standalone novel in the Vow Series. Check out VOW OF ATONEMENT by Emma Renshaw and get your copy now!

Title: VOW OF ATONEMENT
Author: Emma Renshaw
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release: September 5th

About VOW OF ATONEMENT

A bossy Army vet determined to atone for his mistakes with the only girl he’s ever loved. A sassy boutique owner trying to shield her broken heart.

Roman stole every part of Harper’s heart and soul over a decade ago and left without giving her back the pieces. She’s spent the past decade trying to forget him and everything he made her feel.

When a mysterious figure shows up, changing her life with just a few sentences, she does the unthinkable—calls the man who left her shattered all those years ago.

Roman storms back into Harper’s life with a vengeance, determined to prove he is worthy of a second chance. He vows to keep her safe from the danger that has darkened her door.

But they’re both pawns in someone else’s game. And this vow might just be broken before the game is over…

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Emma loves to write, just don’t ask her to write about herself. If she isn’t writing, you can find her lost in a book or trying to get her doggo to take a selfie with her. He usually refuses. At the end of the day, you can find Emma at the closest Mexican restaurant eating queso and sipping on a margarita. She lives in Texas with her husband and dog.

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PROMO / REVIEW : The Good Samaritan by RC Boldt

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Title: The Good Samaritan
Author: RC Boldt
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 18, 2018
 
 
 
Blurb
The biggest story of her life is the one he wants to
hide.
 
I’m homeless by
choice.
I have no intention
of returning to my former life after what I’ve done.
This—living among
the filth and discarded remnants of others—is what I deserve.
As atonement for my
sins, I give back; I help those who cannot help themselves. But it’s always
under the guise of anonymity.
Newspaper headlines
throughout the city are clamoring to discover my identity.  Including the
beautiful woman who manages to see through my “armor.”
She has the
capability to put my entire life at risk.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Purchase Links
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
B&N / KOBO / iBOOKS
GOOGLE PLAY

 
 
 
 
 
Author Bio

 

 
RC Boldt
currently lives on the southeastern coast of the U.S., enjoys long walks on the
beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you’re in the
mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can’t recall the lyrics to a particular
80’s song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost
anything for a laugh, she’s your girl.

 

 
 
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✔✖ My Review Check List ✖✔

AKA significant signs for a good book

Here ? The Good Samaritan by R.C. Boldt

  • (NOT WANTING TO PUT THE BOOK DOWN – WHICH INCLUDES CARRYING AN E-BOOK READER LITERALLY EVERYWHERE I GO, ALLNIGHT READING SESSIONS AND SNEAKING OUT OR IN PLACES INCLUDING TOILETS TO READ A FEW PAGES)

 

✔I might not have pulled an all-nighter with this one but still I had problems in putting it down – I wanted to get to the bottom of things. There was suspense that was pulling me back time and time again into the story

 

  • (TALKING WITH YOUR BOOK – NOMATTER WHERE YOU ARE AND WHO IS WATCHING YOU)

 

✔There wasn’t much reason to talk with this book it was more a loud thinking on the plot – the characters were more silent then others I read lately. But somehow that was the strength of this book.

 

  • (CRYING AND/OR LAUGHING – -OUT LOUD- NOMATTER WHERE YOU ARE)

 

✔Not much reason to laugh here if I am being honest. It is more on the thoughtful side of things but in this special case that really made no difference in the complete impression that book left with me

 

  • (THE INTENSE FEELING OF WANTING TO PUNCH OR HUG A VIRTUAL CHARACTER IN REAL LIFE)

 

✔There is a def. YES on the hugging part in this book. And there were lots of characters here that deserved one. And at least one I would have loved to punch – and not in the “punch some sense” way.

 

  • (REMEMBERING THE PLOT/ THE AUTHOR / THINGS AND/OR CONVERTING CONTENT TO YOUR REAL LIFE)

 

✔There is far too much “REAL” about this book to not remember it. It was my first book by this author and I directly checked on her older books. While most of them do not spark anything with me plot wise – there is one that I placed on my list and that is “Out of the Ashes (Out of #2)” – I will be reading that in near future and I will be sure to keep an eye on the next releases.

My Essence ?

This book holds a mirror to our faces – at least it did to me. In the way I look at people or even think about them. It is not easy to digest if you read it with that mirror in front of you but it’s a story that deserves to be told. The author wrapped it in a packing with suspense and well developed characters that simple make this book a great read.

 

 

 

 

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REVIEW : Come Back to Me: A Brother’s Best Friend Romance by Vivien Vale, Gage Grayson

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Come Back to Me: A Brother's Best Friend Romance

  

Come Back to Me
A Brother’s Best Friend Romance
Vivien Vale, Gage Grayson
 May 22nd 2018

 

After all this time,
I’ve finally come back.
And everything has changed…
I was gone for so long.
And now I’m a monster.
Anger. Pain. Memories.
They consume me.

But there’s one thing that can save me.
Ruby. My best friend’s little sister.
She’s all grown up. And I need her.
She soothes may pain. Softens my memories.

But I can’t have her. I’m damaged goods.
And she’s off limits.

But the pull is too strong.
The connection we have.
It’s what gets me through.
And now that I have her,
I won’t let her go…

***Come Back to Me is a full length 70,000 word standalone romance with a guaranteed happily ever after! Bonuses have been included for your continued reading enjoyment!***

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Somewhere to Begin (Poison & Wine series #1) by Mika Jolie

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Somewhere to Begin (Poison & Wine series #1) by Mika Jolie

 
 

February 7, 2017

 

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Title :              Somewhere to Begin

Author :           Mika Jolie

Series :            Poison & Wine series #1

Release date :   July 13th 2016

Rating :           4 Stars

 

 

Blurb : There are wounds that never show on the body.For twenty-nine years, Colbie Bennington does as expected with an eternal smile stained on her lips. The biggest chances she’s ever taken can be counted on one hand, three fingers to be exact—her battered red chucks, painting her toenails a vibrant blue, and her wedding dress. Always the dutiful daughter and a Stepford fiancée, she has never acted on impulse, never been in love. She’s never lived.On her wedding day, Colbie ends a toxic relationship, drops the fake smile, and says, “I can’t do this anymore.”Navy SEAL Zander Serrano returns home broken and burdened with a volcano of remorse. Too trapped in a mental war to be at peace and too damaged to be at war, he shuts the world out. The last thing he expects is to feel, especially for a runaway bride with her own baggage.Two empty hearts marred in different spots find themselves drawn to one another. Each with their own scars. Some, the world can see. Others, unseen to the naked eye.They say two broken people should not be together. But for Colbie and Zander, their attraction is undeniable, unexpected. Can two souls with fractured parts be the best cure for each other’s wounds?Starting over is never easy, but sometimes in life, everyone needs somewhere to begin.

 

Review : The first maybe 20% of the story of Somewhere to Begin (Poison & Wine series #1) by Mika Jolie felt a little “bumpy” to me which made it a little bit more difficult for me to engage with the story.

 

But at around 25% the story started to take off at a reasonable pace and the story flow was steady and good until the end. I liked how the characters developed together with the story.

 

At times I felt that Zander was a little too reluctant but I got where he was coming from – Colbie on the other hand was a little more difficult – but once I had a closer look at her parents – well lets say. She turned out great DESPIDE the place she came from.

 

Both have to deal with a lot of issues from their past before they can even dare to attempt to think about a future. I liked the secondary characters that brought a lot of charm to the story.

 

Sometimes it felt as if they were carrying the leading characters to the place where they were supposed to be.

 

This author has a great way to approach the story and keep it real for the reader.

 

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Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife: Not Just Surviving But Thriving by Barbara McNally

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Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife: Not Just Surviving But Thriving by Barbara McNally

 

May 23, 2017

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Title :              Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife: Not Just Surviving But Thriving 

Author :           Barbara McNally

Series :            n/a

Release date :   October 15th 2016

 

 

 

Blurb : Imagine sending your spouse to war with a heavy heart, then receiving a life-shattering phone call telling you he’s been badly injured. Your beloved returns to your arms, but changed, broken, angry, conflicted, and in need of around-the-clock care.

 

What do you do?Meet the women who drew upon their inner resilience and prevailed. Their vivid personal accounts provide inspiration to those who face daunting challenges, and offer a path forward.

 

Each one of these brave, strong military spouses shares her personal tale of reuniting, recovering, and rebuilding with her catastrophically wounded warrior.Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife offers an intimate look into the chaotic and demanding lives of military spouses as they adjust to living with injured combat veterans.

 

These women are thrust into caretaker roles for service members who return home with amputated limbs, brain injuries, burns, and disabilities, with virtually no support or training. Posttraumatic stress tears their families apart, and they must wrestle with huge, imposing questions: Does he still love me?

 

Must I sacrifice my career forever? How will this affect my kids, my sex life, my happiness?

 

Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife reveals the innermost thoughts of women who faced these challenges and prevailed–to not just survive, but thrive.

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Split by JB Salsbury

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Split by JB Salsbury

 
 

February 6, 2017

 

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Title :              Split

Author :           JB Salsbury

Series :            n/a

Release date :   15 Nov 2016

Rating :           5 Stars

 

 

Blurb :  What do you do when you wake up with no memory of what you did last night?

 

Lucas spent the first half of his life protecting himself from others, but now his own mind is his biggest enemy. He doesn’t know what happens when the blackouts overtake him, but he can recall the feelings—the rage, the confusion, the fear. Thankfully the quiet life he’s found in Payson, Arizona has kept the darkness at bay. Until his boss’s estranged daughter shows up in town, asking questions she shouldn’t and sparking a desire Lucas can’t control. Getting close to Shyann is the best thing that’s ever happened to him, but when his blackouts return, unleashing the truth he’s battled so long to hide, he may just lose her forever . . .

 

Review : WOW

 

I finished reading Split by JB Salsbury last week and only just now I had time to sit down and write my review. Reading between 5-15 books a week (yes no joke) tends to leave your mind blank after just a few days when you try to remember the content of a book you read in the previous week.

 

I often stare at a title and have to reread the blurb and my kindle notes to remember my thoughts and feelings about a story.

 

BUT Not with this book.

– For me a book needs to fulfill 1 of 3 categories to receive 5 stars.

 

1. I need to cry

2. I need to laugh (not just a little but really really hard)

3. OR a story has to stay with me for a long time.

 

And no 3 is what applies in case of SPLIT….

 

When I just checked my schedule on what review was up next to write and I saw the title my thoughts directly wandered to the story. A story so unique – raw and real that it hurt.

 

The reader will find some suspense in it and romance but the biggest subject of the book for me was the well developed and raw storyline that surrounded Lucas.

 

I do not want to say anything about the plot itself or even compare it to other books because it feels as if I would betray the readers honest emotions to do so. But as the Blurb states it I would like to state that the line “perfect for fans of Katie Evans” feels very true to me. VERY TRUE and I have a very specific book in mind (which I can not mention for obvious reasons)

 

At the beginning I was not sure if I liked Shy as she felt a little rough around the edges to me but during the storyline she developed a very likeable character. But my heart really goes to Lucas – his character was written so wonderful

 

The main thing I liked about this book was that not everything is “fluffy” and “roses”. The plot does not ignore the problem or paints it in nice colors or even attempts to “remove” it (sorry for being so vague – I could tell a hole lot more but I do not want to) .

 

The story just showed a way of dealing with “IT” And that is where I started to like Shy. Not ignoring – not avoiding or trying to change what is a given – no she goes in HEAD FIRST and deals with it.

 

AND hey … refreshing was also … except for the “suspense factor” with its cliché touch – all the secondary characters for once lined up behind shy and not against her … NICE – really NICE …

 

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