Book Tour: Tiago

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Title: Tiago
Series: A Kurupira Romance #1
Author: Reily Garrett
Genre: romantic suspense, paranormal
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Synopsis

Where would you run when there’s no place to hide?

Twenty-four hours ago, Brielle stood helpless while an intruder murdered her mother. Her struggle to stay ahead of the psychopathic stalker seeking her DNA and birthright necessitates she flee her glass and concrete jungle.

Tiago, an immortal challenged with protecting the rainforest, faces a genius scientist who has created genetically specific bacteria and needs only the crystal worn by a foreigner to create hell on Earth.

Two strangers must learn to trust and work together in order to save the ones they love.

An exciting blend of action, adventure, and romance between a man not looking for love and a woman desperate to survive.

Purchase links

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA

My Review:

I have declared several times already that Reily Garrett has become one of my favorite authors, due to her stories, her writing skills and the way she brings life to her characters. I was happy to have received a copy of “Tiago” in exchange for a review and I do encourage you to give it a shot.

The story is well developed, the surroundings are great and the idea of a rainforest protector getting involved with a human is making this story amazing. I liked the determination each character had in following their objective; I liked how Belle and Tiago got close to each other and leaned to trust.

Belle proves to be strong even when witnessing her mother’s death. Her struggle to find out the truth and be prepared for every challenge is well presented. On the other hand, we have Tiago, whose determination to protect Belle is as equally powerful.

I will keep this review short, mostly because I have too many things to say about the story and I’m afraid I might spoil the fun. It has it all, fantasy, romance, mystery, paranormal. I could not wish for more.  So I will mention again my full appreciation towards Reily Garrett and all her books! Out of the 4 I’ve read, not one has disappointed me until now.

To close my review, obviously 5 out of 5 stars for “Tiago” and I am so looking forward to a new book in the series! Enjoy J

 

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Sneak peek

Macabre shadows crawled across the tile floor to coalesce in a growing pool, bathing the kitchen in dark comfort as Brielle closed the back door. A long day of sorting microbes had induced residual eyestrain she’d love to deep six in favor of a long vacation where her closest neighbors hung by their tails, ate bananas, and cavorted on liana vines.

The last day of work before leave always entailed loose ends needing a quick tie-off. To make matters worse, her panty-whispering boss hit on her for the hundredth time, not understanding the word no. Perhaps some longhorn beetles deposited in his lunch box might change his point of view as far as women equating rabbits, waiting to be bred. If she had to make a comparison, she’d have likened herself to a lynx, solitary and a little wild, preferring dense forest to the concrete and glass modern world.

She’d chalked the day’s pall of trepidation up to the inevitable catastrophe encroaching on her horizon, bearing down at a speed her mind failed to comprehend. Heavy rain drumming on the roof didn’t help her mood. Now, her gaze scanned obscure corners of the room for the source of her tension.

Soft snoring from her mom’s bedroom drifted down the hallway as she eased into her own room, those precious, breathy sounds she’d not hear much longer as the ravages of cancer devoured her mom’s strength. She’d never expected fairness in life, but the avalanche of disaster plunging downhill threatened the fabric of her sanity. She and her mom were all she’d ever known through the highs of earning an advanced degree to the lows of her social awkwardness.

Muted rays of moonlight sifted through shivering autumn leaves to highlight two airline tickets sitting innocently on her dresser. Next trip—there’d only be one. Within weeks, she’d lose her only known family, the only person who’d understood the unique complexities of her character and loved her anyway. They’d wanted to see the Amazon River basin one more time, together. Making special arrangements had taxed her mental reserves as if that very action brought her closer to orphan status.

Sitting on the end of her bed was more an act of weakening legs than design. When hot tears finally glazed her cheeks, she feared the tidal wave of emotion would smash her wall of stoic determination and drown her in its flood to wash away any trace of her existence. The soft tapping raindrops against the windowpane emulated a metronome from hell, counting down her mom’s remaining heartbeats in cold, mechanical precision.

Holding tight to the necklace at her throat gave little comfort tonight. Normally, it served as a constant reminder of its origins and the semi-annual trips they’d taken to the rainforest, but now the cold crystal brought images of her mom’s failing health despite every effort to stop the cancer’s invasion of her liver and lungs. She’d never taken it off or even shown it to another living soul, per her mom’s warning.

“Oh, Mom, please don’t leave me. We have to find a way to beat this.” Yet the ineffectiveness of the latest round of chemo echoed in her mom’s new hand tremor and the wheeze punching the air even on short walks.

Through it all, self-pity had not become her master or companion, yet to see the only one she loved defeated and accepting the inevitable broke her in a way nothing else could. Day-to-day deterioration made her long for the calming sights and sounds of the Amazon. Its varied existence softened the harsh reality of her life. A cold Guarana might soothe right now, but the caffeine would keep her awake, and her mom wanted to talk on the plane tomorrow morning. Finally, she’d hear the story of her birthright. Water would do just fine—for the moment.

Mechanical movements of packing in low light and reserving an early AM taxi had become rote with years of practice. One of her peculiarities provided her with unusually keen sight, negating the need for a bedside lamp. If only her mind were as keen and could fathom a way to destroy the insidious invasion claiming her mom’s life essence hour by hour, minute by minute.

Light clinking of dishes as she put away the air-dried, dinner plates reminded her they wouldn’t be eating their next weeks’ meals in what Uncle Jack called civilized society. From their first trip to the southern hemisphere long ago, she’d preferred the simpler way of life, but her mom had insisted it wasn’t time to move south. Not yet. The basis for that decision remained a mystery, to be solved at thirty-thousand feet the next morning.

“I wish we’d relocated years ago. Maybe the shaman could’ve found a cure.” Small pools of low light from cylindrical pendant lamps over the sink provided the only illumination in the kitchen and a soothing balm to her fracturing soul.

The fine hair on her nape prickled, alerting her to danger, yet no stealthy sounds disturbed the atmosphere. No subtle change in air currents brushed her face. She could move like that, too.

Figurative bands tightened around her chest.

She stilled.

“I’m glad you didn’t.” The sultry feminine voice held as much arrogance as threat.

Whirling around in shock, Brielle dropped the porcelain plate. Its shattered pieces skidded across the porcelain tile to stop at a black, steel-toed, jump boot, the rhythmic tapping indicating her intruder’s agitated frame of mind.

A sharp inhale supplied further information as the mystery guest swayed her arm left-to-right, right-to-left. Her six-inch blade handled as an extension of her fingers and reflected narrow beams of light to dance along the ceiling. Beads of moisture clung to her leather jacket and pants, perpetuating the chemical smell filling the air.

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Author bio

Reily Garrett is a West Coast girl transplanted to the East Coast. Past employments as an ICU nurse, private investigator, and military police officer has given her a host of different environments to add a real world feel to her writing.

Though her kids are her life, writing is her life after. The one enjoyed…after the kids are in bed or after they’re in school and the house is quiet. This is the time she kicks back with laptop, surrounded by her shepherds, to give her imagination free rein.

In life, hobbies can come and go according to our physical abilities, but you can always enjoy a good book. Life isn’t perfect, but your imagination can be. Relax, whether it’s in front of a fire or in your own personal dungeon. Take pleasure in a mental pause as you root for your favorite hero/heroine and bask in their accomplishments, then share your opinions over a coffee with your best friend (even if he’s four legged). Life is short. Cherish your time.

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Book Review: Birthright

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Title: Birthright (Legacy #1)

Author: Jessica Ruddick

Published: March 20th 2017 by Jessica Ruddick Books LLC

Source: Received from the author, in exchange for an honest review

Format: .mobi

Blurb:

How do you live with yourself when you decide who dies?

Ava Parks would have killed for an iPod for her sixteenth birthday. Anything would have been better than coming into her birthright of being a seeker for the Grim Reaper, an arrangement made by her fallen angel ancestor in exchange for his re-admittance to heaven. And she isn’t just any seeker—she finds souls that have the potential for becoming angels and sentences them to death. A year and two souls into her role as a seeker with her conscience overflowing with guilt, Ava comes up with a plan to thwart the system. When it goes awry, she is forced to submit the name of a classmate, Cole Fowler, an ornery, rough around the edges guy who always seems to come to her rescue, whether she likes it or not. Her feelings for Cole prompt her to intervene, and she saves him from death, upsetting the Grim Reaper’s agenda.

While Ava schemes to find a way to save Cole, she learns he has some secrets of his own. She lets him believe he is protecting her, and not the other way around, until a final showdown with the Grim Reaper forces Ava to make choices Cole may never forgive.

Find the book on Goodreads and Amazon.

My Review:

This is one of the series that I will for sure follow! The first book develops great, with Ava struggling with her tasks as a seeker, trying to find a way around. I loved the writing and how well the characters blended with the story.

Ava has her own moral compass. Ever since finding out she’s supposed to provide names of people with white auras (people who soon after die), she has tried to find a way to deceive Xavier (their contact) and spare innocent lives. It’s easier said than done, since neither her, nor her mother know too much about this person or even about what happens to the souls after they are ripped. The task becomes much more difficult when she has to deliver the name of the only guy she has become attached.

Cole is one character with a mysterious past, his aura shows signs of being a pure soul, but his scars and history with gangs prove otherwise. He is still a mystery, but his emotional attachment towards Ava is visible since their first encounter. Their relationship evolves nicely and neatly.

I must admit though that this total lack of knowledge surrounding a Grimm Reaper’s tasks seems a little bit unbelievable, since not even Ava’s mother has not so much knowledge about it.

I did enjoy the book very much and I can’t wait for book #2. This will hopefully be one of my favorite series, since I am a fan of all these angels, daemons, reapers stories. Hope you like it as well, come by with your comments, as usual.

 

About the Authorjess

Jessica Ruddick is a 2014 Golden Heart finalist for her new adult novel, Letting Go, which was inspired by her own college experiences. She lives in Virginia and is married to her college sweetheart—their first date was a fraternity toga party (and nothing inspires love like a toga, right?). When she doesn’t have her nose in a book or her hands on a keyboard, she can be found wrangling her two rambunctious sons, taming two rowdy but lovable rescue dogs, and battling the herd of dust bunnies that has taken up residence in her home. To learn more about Jessica, please visit her website at jessicaruddick.com. To sign up for her newsletter, visit jessicaruddick.com/NL.

 

Book Review: The Difference Between You & Me

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Title: The Difference Between You & Me

Author: Celia Hayes

Published: March 1st 2017 by Aria

Source: Received from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review

Format: .mobi

Blurb:

Can stepping out of your comfort zone lead you to ultimate happiness? A feisty rom-com, perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane and Tracey Bloom.

Trudy Watts has everything she’s ever dreamed of: a job that she loves, a successful boyfriend and an ultra-modern apartment in one of the most fashionable parts of London. With a long-awaited promotion due to come her way and her wedding just around the corner, Trudy’s life is just perfect…

That is until catastrophe strikes and her life is turned upside down. She’s transferred to Turriff, a remote Scottish town to manage a small, struggling bank branch.

Her arrival is traumatic and she wishes she was anywhere but here… Until she sees him – Ethan, the charming pub landlord, who seems to enjoy nothing more than to tease her. And it’s right there, in that pub, that her life will suddenly change…

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My Review:

 

I loved it! I believe mostly because I could relate to the character but also because it made me laugh so many times! It just made me feel good. And it is just what I needed.

What would you do if one day you realize that what you thought was a perfect life, actually proves to be full of flaws? Well, for starters, you run! I mean, I would go someplace far, try to start all over, or at least put some distance for a while.  That’s what our main character does as well – even though she takes this decision in a not so clear state of mind. Regardless, she ends up in Turriff, a place somewhere far from civilization – in her opinion at least.

Let’s dispel this bloody stupid myth of love at first sight, all this tear-jerking romance you see in films, all this overwhelming passion. They’re feelings I just can’t conceive of, which are capable of reducing an individual who was previously perfectly self-sufficient into a human wreck suffering from all the most worrying psychiatric disorders, from obsessive-compulsive disorder to abandonment anxiety.

The story is so full of funny incidents and funny dialogue that it captured me from the very beginning. I loved the writing, as it seemed so natural and believable. It starts and it ends in the same funny manner – and trust me, it has the most original Acknowledgements (Yes, I do read the Acknowledgement at the end of every book, as it bring me a little closer to the author).

Happiness is an elusive concept that, if we wanted to, we might compare to a haute couture fashion show – exclusive, expensive and , if you’re lucky, lasting a full season. It’s a pervasive feeling that makes you perform weird , wiggly dances of celebration, in thrall to devastating mental imbalance. So, I wonder, am I really happy? Can I actually, in all honesty, say that I want to burst into I Feel Good using the TV remote as a microphone? No, I guess not.

I was mentioning in the beginning that I could very much relate to the character. I am as well a workaholic and I know what is like to put work before everything else. I sometimes struggle with the same issues as Trudy. But coming back to her, I liked the fact she knew she was as guilty as her ex-future-husband in the distance settled between them. She never blamed solely him, but she never imagined this outcome for her relationship. She is now looking for comfort where she knows she is really good: in the office. Still, when she ends up with a hot landlord, her planned six months may turn differently.

“And what can I bring you to drink?” she carries on relentlessly.

“Cyanide,” I hiss through clenched teeth.

“Hmm… I don’t know if we have it.”

“Huh?”

The relationship between Trudy and Ethan is full of crazy. They argue, they cannot stand each other. He brings out a side in her she has never let out. It is very intense and at the same time really, really funny!

“You evil demon, what have you done to Trudy Watts? Trudy, can you hear me? Do you want me to call an exorcist?”

“Ethan, there’s no Internet!” I start to shout.

Honestly, I loved it and I would read it again. It made me feel good, it kept me from putting it down… what more could I have asked? A big thank you to Aria for providing me with a copy and my congratulations to the author for this great story!

 

About the Author

 

Celia Hayes works as a restorer and lives in Naples. Between one restoration and another, she loves to write. Her book, Don’t Marry Thomas Clark reached #1 in the Amazon Italian eBook chart.

Celia’s previous book, DON’T MARRY THOMAS CLARK is out now!

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Book Review: Starr Fall

About the book:

Title: Starr Fallstarr

Author: Kim Briggs

Published: November 4th 2016 by Inkspell Publishing

Source: Received from the author, in exchange for an honest review

Format: .mobi

Blurb:

Starr Bishop’s the complete package. A perfect smile, brains to match, and a winning attitude. Boys want to date her and girls want to be her. She’s the type of girl you want to hate, if only she wasn’t so damn likable. But don’t worry, she’s not interested in your boyfriend. Boys are one complication she can live without.

When the Organization decides she’s not only the model student but the ideal assassin, Starr’ll need a lot more than high test scores and extracurricular involvement to get herself out of that commitment.

Dark, moody, and dead sexy Christian Evergood is the last person she’d expect—or even want— to come to her rescue. From opposite ends of Webster High’s social hierarchy, their lives collide in one electrifying moment. Christian isn’t the Goth loner he pretends to be, he’s a part Cherokee, All-American boy who wants to be a hero, Starr’s hero. Christian makes Starr forget that the Organization is after her, but nothing will stop the Organization from collecting their top recruit.

By the way, the spot for junior class president just became available.

Check it on: Amazon  & Goodreads

My Review:

 

This is a great start for an amazing series. Though I cannot go all the way to 5 stars, I did enjoy it and I believe it will become a great success. The blurb says more than enough, so I will not spend more lines about the plot. But yes, Starr Bishop finds herself in a more than strange situation. Going to take an exam, only to find out it was actually to become a member of a mysterious Organization.

There are so many turns in this story and also in the behavior of the characters that one cannot get bored. Starr’s life will never be the same, always on the run, always worrying about the people she cares for. She’s lucky to have Christian by her side – an unexpected support, judging by the first pages. Still, he has his own secrets I believe – or at least this is the impression I was left with at the end of part one.

Sunshine can’t stay in the shadows forever.

The action focuses more on Starr’s escape from the Organization and her getting close to Christian. I would have wanted to find out more about this mysterious group and why they were so interested in her to begin with. She does show courage, strength and determination. But from here to become an assassin or spy… there’s plenty of road to walk on. There is also one coincidence later the book (can’t say due to spoiler material) with which I am not quite confortable, mostly because it did not feel as real as the rest of the scenes.

Later. One little word with so much promise.

To conclude, I did find this first book very enjoyable, even though it left me with a lot of unanswered questions. But hey, why would we need a second book if it were not for these mysteries? So just an advice, read the first one, and then dive in to the next J Enjoy!

About the Authorkim

Kim once smashed into a tree while skiing. The accident led to a concussion, a cracked sternum, temporary notoriety as a sixth grader returned from the dead, and the realization that fictionalized accounts are way more interesting than just slipping on the ice.

An unhealthy obsession with conspiracy theories combined with a love of travel and happily ever afters led Kim to write her YA novel, Starr Fall, where a secret organization decides 17 year old Starr Bishop is not only the model student, but the ideal assassin. While in hiding, Starr meets dark, moody, and dead sexy Christian Evergood. Cue the swoon worthy music. But it’s not all happily ever afters for Kim. Her NA novel, And Then He, explores the dark and scary corners of the human psyche. Following a night of innocent flirting with a handsome stranger, Tiffani finds herself in the midst of a nightmare she can’t escape. And Then He is available now through Amazon and other major book retailers. Starr Fall will debut November 2016 with Inkspell Publishing, followed by Starr Lost in January 2017.

When she’s not doing something writerly, Kim can be found jumping into snow drifts with her three kids, husband, and dog. She’s careful to avoid trees.

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She shares writing love with her INK Sister Alison Green Myers at INK Sisters Write http://INKSistersWrite.Blogspot.com

 

Book Review: Under Her Authority

Sleeping with the enemy is
never a good idea, especially when she’s your boss.
UNDER HER AUTHORITY
L.T. Shade
Released Feb 14th, 2017
Totally Bound

 

No one
tells Shane Williams what to do. His world. His rules. Which is why he ran away
from home at eighteen to pursue his dream of making a name for himself outside
of small-town Georgia. Ten years later, he is one of the hottest creative
directors on the east coast and the majority shareholder in a digital media
firm in Charlotte. Handing over the business portion of his company to his
trusted friend and business partner, and keeping his true identity as the
founder a secret, has its perks. But Shane is about to find out one of its
flaws.
 

At the expense of her relationships, Rosemary Berkowitz has always done
what it takes to succeed. As a female leader in an all-boys tech field, she’s
tougher than nails. She may be a sweet country girl, but underneath her
innocent exterior, Rose is a boss with an iron fist. She never backs down from
a challenge, and when she wants something, she goes after it full force.
 

No matter how sexy his smile is, the attention of a tattooed bad boy is
the last thing Rose wants. After a club outing with her best friend turns into
steamy night with a mysterious stranger, Rose wants nothing more than to move
past her one-night stand—however amazing it was—and continue to mend her broken
career. Little does Rose know that fate has other things in store for her.

 

Reader
Advisory: This book contains some scenes of public sex.

My Review:

That is one amazing story! I loved it from start to end and I was so caught up in the relationship between our main characters that I lost track of time. It is still difficult to believe that this is a debut novel, as the writing is impeccable and the way the plot was built is also amazing.

Even from the very first pages, I started to admire Rose. She is not afraid to admit she is still heartbroken after her ex, but strong enough to understand that it could have never worked out. The author has done an amazing job showing her sensitive side, but also the braveness in her personality. Determined to focus on her career, she still has dreams of falling in love and be loved and respected.

Sparks start as soon as she meets Shane – sexy, with a bad boy attitude and a dominant personality. The attraction between them is up in flames, one night stand and all that. Things get even more interesting when they find out Rose is his boss at the office.

I love a romance that combines professional needs with personal ones. I love how the characters struggle for balance and I love the twists their story has. A book that screams “Passion” all over!

Suffice to say I enjoyed it very much and that I cannot wait for L.T. Shade’s next book. Her debut is amazing and I wish her all the luck in the world J

Lauren
goes by the pen name L.T. Shade and lives in Miami, FL. She
loves black coffee and sexy heroes. Not exactly in that order. Nothing makes
Lauren happier than writing, or reading, about strong and capable heroines and
their happily ever after’s.
When she’s not writing, she spends her time reading, overdosing on Cuban
coffee, interning as a book publicist and hanging out with her amazing family
and her American Cocker Spaniel, Princess Albie.

 

 

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Book Review: Eric Olafson, Space Pirate

About the book:eric

 

Title: Eric Olafson, Space Pirate

Author: Vanessa Ravencroft

Published: February 8th 2017 by Inkitt

Source: ARC received in exchange of an honest review

Format: mobi

Blurb:

It’s the year 5021 and the Milky Way Galaxy is teeming with life and exotic species. The majority of the known civilizations have formed a multi-cultural mega organization called the United Stars of Galaxies. This Union is protected by the brave men and women of the United Stars Space fleet against external threats.

Eric Olafson, born and raised under harsh conditions of the traditional and inward looking society of Nilfeheim, left his planet to fulfill his dreams of becoming a Starship captain.

When Eric gets kidnaped by an unknown organization and brought to Sin4, he slowly starts to discover his central role in an ancient conflict of cosmic proportions.

Check it on: Amazon  & Goodreads

My Review:

I have wanted to read a book by Vanessa Ravencroft since some time now. But since I still have a big pile or ARCs to attend to, I haven’t found the proper time. So I was lucky enough to be considered as a reviewer for this great story. Imagine how happy I was when I saw her name J

The story is very very complex. It has a lot of characters, it has a very well developed universe. I absolutely loved how detailed it was, even in the most unimportant facts. I can easily state that the praise that our author has received is well deserved. I believe this is what actually makes this book fabulous. There are a lot of different species and the way they were introduced in the story, gave this natural feel. Like it’s normal to discuss with my alien friend from planet YZ. I loved that too.

The plot is as well quite enjoyable. I must say this is a generous book, as it has quite a number of pages. But at any time I did not feel bored or tired. It kept me in there until the end. It starts with Our main character, struggling to understand who wanted him so bad as to stage his death. We go right into the story from here, while Eric’s friends try to uncover the mysteries surrounding his supposed death.

Although I am quite fond of the book (and the author), there are some small items I was not very comfortable with. One of them is the alternation between the POVs. On one side, we have Eric, who narrates his own story, and the scenes in which he appears, and on the other we have all his friends, whose perspective is narrated at the third person. While this is an interesting approach, it made me confused at times. Same goes for the increased number of characters. At the beginning, it was hard for me to remember who was who and from where.

All in all, I enjoyed the story very much and I am so happy to have read it. Vanessa Ravencroft is a great writer and for sure I will read some of her other stories as well. Enjoy J

 

About the Authorvanesa

It all started in 1989 when my friends and I played Role Playing Games such as AD, Midgard, Traveler etc. Not really satisfied with the selection of commercially available RPGames, I created a new one called Action World. Our RPG evolved into the Galactic Chronicles and I am now almost 22 years in that Universe. There are 34 handwritten 500-600 page books in the Galactic Chronicles series. I love to write and spend time in this universe.

Now I have dedicated readership from all over the world and this makes me prouder than I could ever express in words. (Sad testament for someone who claims to be a writer, I know)

Want to know more about my world? Ever wondered what a viking handshake looks like? Or what kind of licensing you need to carry certain cybernetic weapons? I have written over 13,000 pages about the Universe on my GalNet Wiki which you can check out here: http://galnet.wikia.com

You can also follow me on Twitter & Facebook for more information and sneak peeks into the Galactic Chronicles:

https://www.facebook.com/ravencroftvanessa/

Book Review: More Than A Slave

About the Book:zzz

Title: More Than a Slave

Author: Anaelle Gadeyne

Published: March 8th 2017 by Inkitt

Received: from the Publisher, in exchange for a honest review

Format: .mobi

Blurb:

Alexander Anderson has a reputation that would strike fear into the heart of the devil himself. And now, Aria Starbird is his property.

Aria has spent only a few months as a lowly slave, but already her happy childhood memories were starting to fade under the weight of her brutal existence.

When she is sold to Lord Anderson at an auction, she cannot help but be afraid. Lord Anderson is known for his cruelty. He is fiendish and handsome and as wicked as he is wealthy.

However, as she gets to know her new master, she realizes there is more to him than meets the eye. Over time, she is able to penetrate his tough exterior, and begins to understand the struggle of a man who believes love is a weakness, but whose heart is now yearning for something unknown.

As the two let down their walls and discover each other’s truths, will Aria be able to tame Alexander’s inner-beast?

My Review:

Oh, yes. Another great book, at least to my taste in Romance. I loved it mostly because it has a lot of action and I did not feel the boredom set in at all. I do have some small things to complain about, but the positives far outweigh the negatives. Here goes my review:

Aria has been a slave for some time now. Her family decided to sell her so they all can lead a better life. They did not expect their daughter would be treated with violence and tortured, not only physically, but also mentally. Through it all, Aria has maintained her pride as a free woman and still kept her hopes of someday become respected again. When her first master decides to sell her, she hopes of a better life, at least one in which she will be shown some small amount of respect. She ends up in Alexander Anderson’s home, the most feared man out there. However, Alexander feels a connection with the young woman. Will his heart melt over time, with Aria’s help? Will she be the light missing from his life?

The action is well developed. It has many funny moments and is not dull at all. The relationship between the main characters evolves gradually, even if there is this instant attraction from Alexander’s side. The only observation I have is that there are too many coincidences, if I can call them like that. Someone is always at the right time, at the right moments to overhear a conversation. On one side, this is good, since it keeps thing simple, but on the other it tends to be rather exaggerated.

In regards to the characters, Aria is a very strong woman. She has been through a lot, she has her own demons and nightmares to battle with. But through it all, she has managed to keep her head up, be brave and stand up for her beliefs. I can say I admire her will to keep fighting. I was expecting more from Alexander. He is feared by many, even by members of his family. However, he quickly bends to the wishes of his new slave and to his desires to offer her comfort.

To sum up, I loved this book very much, is a good start for a series. And I am looking forward to read more about the other Adersons, especially the lost brother.

About the Author:yyy.jpg

My name is Anaëlle. I’m French and I’m a 19 year-old student. At the age of 15 I started writing fanfiction. Since most of the story lines were in English, I wrote in French and used Google Translate to translate my entire story. It was a disaster, but I kept trying and with time I started needing to translate less and less. And then one day, I didn’t have to use it at all! After some time, since my fanfictions were well received and popular, I decided to try writing an original story, More Than A Slave. I’ve always dreamed of getting it published, and now, it’s not a dream anymore, Inkitt decided to publish my novel and I couldn’t be happier.
I love watching TV shows and reading romance. I could spend the rest of my life reading and writing romance.

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