Top Books of 2013

Happy New Year!!!!

I thought I take this time to reflect on the great books I read this year. I really enjoyed everything I read….and I read a lot!

So what are the tops books I reviewed this year?

Top Books of 2013 (5 Stars)

evanescentYoung Adult/Paranormal

“’Then it is settled,’ Felix declared.  ’Come hell or high water, when this is all over, at least one of us here will not make it out alive.’

When Bronwen Snow is pulled from her cottage in the middle of the night, she finds herself seeking the help of three mysterious boys who reside in an abandoned castle deep in the hillside. With only a hasty handwritten note and a vague sense of dread to guide her, Bronwen is forced to put her trust in the eccentric and willful Felix Cavara and his eternal curse – immortality.”

My review can be found here

of gaeaYoung Adult/Fantasy

“Her choice will change the world. She hated the wheelchair. Hated the way it made her feel less than what she was. Most of all she hated not being able to do all the things she used to. Ari had been a track and field star, an archery champion and an Eskrima pro. Now she was confined to a wheelchair slowly dying inside from its restraints. Medical science wasn’t working. The tests, the drugs, the therapies were all useless and a waste of time. She was tired of wasting her time; she was tired of failure. It was time to look away from the obvious and try something unconventional. Nothing was ever free and that included miracles. Abruptly, Ari finds herself tangled in a web of lies, questioning everything she’s ever known as truth. Never had she believed she’d be thrown headfirst into a world of good and evil, magic and Gods. Trapped in the middle of a war she had never known existed both parties demanded her allegiance. Ari was a catalyst that could change all the rules of the Earth. But when the time comes to make a choice will she be strong enough to know right from wrong?”

My review can be found here

the witch's salvation

Historical Fantasy

A witch who demands humanity. The immortal families who denied her of it. Two mortals commanded to right the wrong. That is the fate of the urban princess Anasztasia and the renegade prince Matthias, born shockingly mortal to two immortal families. If they go back in time and restore the witch’s humanity, she will grant them immortality. She will also break a 550 year-old curse that imprisons Matthias’s family in their ancestral homeland and exiles Anasztasia’s family from it. But to make their lives their own, the heirs must return to the most dangerous day in their families’ past, Easter Sunday, 1457. This is the day Vlad III, aka Dracula, massacred all nobles and their families involved in the death of his father and older brother. How can Anasztasia and Matthias reverse the past when their families will not speak of their wrongs? How can they refuse when the witch owns their lives? An expansive and immersive fantasy novel, The Witch’s Salvation takes readers on a remarkable journey through immortality, time travel, family curses and one of history’s most nefarious figures.

My review can be found here

Honorable Mentions (4.5 Stars)

broken elements

Paranormal Mystery

“It’s happening again, Aidan. We didn’t stop it, after all.”   As an elemental, Aidan Brook holds the power of water at her fingertips. A descendant of the earth’s oldest magic, she can cause tides to ebb and flow, put out house fires without calling 911, and give anyone who’s annoying her an impromptu shower.  But even her magic has its limits. After it fails her one terrible night, she hides from the world and everyone she once loved, trying to escape the memories that haunt her. Ten years later, her exile is brought to an abrupt end when her former best friend appears on her front porch. An elemental killer is once again murdering her friends, and she must return to the scene of her own crimes.   Lake Tahoe proves more than she bargained for. Between a sadistic killer, some clever FBI agents, an annoyingly attractive landlord, and way too many new roommates, she has a pretty full plate. Add in a past she’s desperate to escape and her own uncontrollable powers, and Aidan Brook is having a very, very bad month.

My review can be found here

shifting selves

Paranormal Mystery

Aidan Brook’s world was shattered when the actions of a brutal murderer revealed long-buried secrets about her past–secrets even she didn’t know. A powerful elemental, Aidan discovered she possesses the wrong kind of magic. It’s a secret that could cost her sanity-or even her life. What she needs is some peace and quiet. What she gets is a phone call from a division of the FBI so secret it doesn’t even have a name, asking her help with a series of shifter disappearances. Before Aidan can settle into a new routine of pancakes and evenings by the fire, the case develops claws. She quickly finds herself caught between uptight bears, deadly mountain lions, overprotective parents, and unhappy federal agents. Throw in a stalled romance with an enigmatic shifter and the slow dissolution of her chosen family, and it’s hard to say which will drive her mad first: her magic, or her chaotic life.

My review can be found here

winter witch

Historical Fiction/Paranormal

“In her small early nineteenth century Welsh town, there is no one quite like Morgana.   She is small and quick and pretty enough to attract a suitor, but there are things that set her apart from other girls. Though her mind is sharp she has not spoken since she was a young girl. Her silence is a mystery, as well as her magic—the household objects that seem to move at her command, the bad luck that visits those who do her ill.  Concerned for her safety, her mother is anxious to see Morgana married, and Cai Jenkins, the widowed drover from the far hills who knows nothing of the rumors that swirl around her, seems the best choice.
After her wedding, Morgana is heartbroken at leaving her mother, and wary of this man, whom she does not know, and who will take her away to begin a new life.  But she soon falls in love with Cai’s farm and the wild mountains that surround it. Here, where frail humans are at the mercy of the elements, she thrives, her wild nature and her magic blossoming. Cai works to understand the beautiful, half-tamed creature he has chosen for a bride, and slowly, he begins to win Morgana’s affections.  It’s not long, however, before her strangeness begins to be remarked upon in her new village.  A dark force is at work there—a person who will stop at nothing to turn the townspeople against Morgana, even at the expense of those closest to her.  Forced to defend her home, her man, and herself from all comers, Morgana must learn to harness her power, or she will lose everything in this beautifully written, enchanting novel.”

My review can be found here

 

the boleyn deceit

Historical Fiction

The regency period is over and William Tudor, now King Henry IX, sits alone on the throne. But England must still contend with those who doubt his legitimacy, both in faraway lands and within his own family. To diffuse tensions and appease the Catholics, William is betrothed to a young princess from France, but still he has eyes for only his childhood friend Minuette, and court tongues are wagging.

Even more scandalous—and dangerous, if discovered—is that Minuette’s heart and soul belong to Dominic, William’s best friend and trusted advisor. Minuette must walk a delicate balance between her two suitors, unable to confide in anyone, not even her friend Elizabeth, William’s sister, who must contend with her own cleaved heart. In this irresistible tale, the secrets that everyone keeps are enough to change the course of an empire.

My review can be found here

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Review for Come Pour the Wine: A Novel by Cynthia Freeman

come pour the wine

My Rating: 4/5

Author: Cynthia Freeman
Title: Come Pour the Wine: A Novel

Genre:  Romance

Background:

Amazon Description:
Nineteen-year-old Janet Stevens leaves Wichita, Kansas, for New York—and a glamorous career as a model. Manhattan in the 1950s is a heady place for a sheltered Midwesterner. A new friend helps her discover her forefathers’ faith, but from the moment she sees Bill McNeil at a party, Janet senses she’s found her future. When they marry, she believes she’s finally gotten what she always wanted—not fame or fortune, but the love that will fulfill and sustain her as nothing else ever could.


From the passionate throes of youth to the stings and shocks of middle age, Come Pour the Wine draws a brilliant portrait of a marriage and a family in search of its roots, written with Cynthia Freeman’s trademark insight and compassion.

 Opinions:

Come Pour the Wine is a romance novel that follows Janet through her new life in New York and how she finds love. The story is told in third in person through a few characters, but mainly Janet. When the story begins (in the 1950s), Janet is a young girl who leaves her family in Kansas to pursue a modeling career in New York.  With a rough start, Janet soon finds some friends and connections to home. Not long after, she meets Bill through a mutual friend, and falls head over heels in love. However, love is not an easy road for Janet and Bill. The book spans about 20 years of Janet’s life in New York.

This story was not one that I’d normally pick up. [I usually like romance novels that have something else going on besides normal life events – if that makes sense.] The era 1950s-1970s was fairly new for me, although I read stories set in that time period. I never read a book with subtle Jewish connections to it. [On a side note: I have seen the TV show The Nanny, and it was neat to see how to spell some of those Jewish sayings. Obviously, I’m not Jewish!] The writing read smoothly—although I didn’t care for the jumps in character perspectives without warning. It would make me pause a moment while reading to put myself in the other character’s mind. I don’t mind having different views, but I would have been easier if there were distinct breaks to separate them.

Despite the jumps, the different perspectives helped the reader to understand what the other characters were thinking – adding more depth to the story. I never really saw what Janet saw in Bill. But, perhaps that was just me. Kit was an interesting character and one of my favorites. I thought she brought a little oomph to the story. The plot itself tied in themes about family/marriage, Jewish and religious connections, finding oneself, and love. It told a story about the normal challenges couple might face. The book was a fairly quick read and overall I liked it.

 

Review for The Lion Unleashed by J M Barlog

the lion unleashed

My Rating: 4/5

Author:  J M Barlog
Title: The Lion Unleashed

Genre:  Historical Fiction

Background:

Amazon Description:
The thrilling adventure of The Heart of the Lion continues in The Lion Unleashed, Book 2 of this intense historical fiction series.

With her son, King Richard the Lionheart, a prisoner of Germany’s King Henry, Queen Eleanor struggles to raise the steep ransom he demands. Henry holds all the leverage, and he’s forcing his stranglehold on the English crown. Deliver or Richard dies.

Princess Joanna needs to keep Prince John off the throne, while staving off an expansion-hungry King Philip of France. Her only solution is to rescue her brother. But can one woman defy incredible odds to lead a small band of valiant knights to free her king?

The Lion Unleashed chronicles Joanna’s perilous quest to infiltrate Henry’s domain, locate their imprisoned king then flawlessly execute a daring rescue. The forces opposing them, at times, are insurmountable. Secrecy is paramount–bravery and courage tantamount to success. Prince John will stop at nothing to uncover Joanna’s intent so he might destroy her before she can foil his play for the crown.

Joanna and her men pledge their lives for their cause. But must it come to that to free their king?

True courage arises not from the heart but from the very soul. Joanna and her men must reach deep inside if they are to succeed in their quest.

Tense and action-packed, The Lion Unleashed shifts the Plantagenet battle from the verdant English countryside to the dark forests and impregnable castles on the continent.

 Opinions:

The Lion Unleashed is the second book in The Heart of the Lion series. It continues right where the last book leaves off (without much recap.) Therefore, if you have not read the first and want to read this one, you know what to do. Also, you are in for possible spoilers from the first book in this review.

In this book, Joanna with the help of Rynhawker and Thomas plan to rescue King Richard. With Prince John and King Philip against bringing Richard home alive and King Henry impatient for his ransom, the trio has a lot of work to do.

One thing I am surprised with is how Rynhawker got over his wife’s death. There was only one moment that really touched upon her death. If he loved her as he had hinted in the last book, I was expecting a little more mourning (either in intensity or length) before moving on. It would have also been nice to get a little more background on the few knights that appeared in this story. Prince John makes less appearances in the story than the first. Instead, the story mainly revolves around Joanna and her plans to rescue her brother – while trusting only a few.

The plot moves along well. The story has action and some twists the characters must overcome. I think there should have been some mention of Eleanor sometime in the latter half of the book and what England was doing. The same goes for Prince John and the one knight. The story slightly veers from history and instead follows a little medieval folklore. [Just a heads up for the history buffs out there. This is, after all, a historical fiction.] The story ends with room for the next book (if there is one) just like the last one.

Overall, I enjoyed the story. If you like medieval historical fiction with King Richard, then you should try this book.

 

Book Promotion: A Medical Affair by Anne McCarthy Strauss

Today’s book promotion comes from Anne McCarthy Strauss and her book called A Medical Affair. If you like Contemporary Romance novels, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

FINAL COVER - A MEDICAL AFFAIR high res

Book: A Medical Affair
Author: Anne McCarthy Strauss
Genre:
Contemporary/Women’s Fiction/Romance

Publisher: Booktrope
Format: Paperback, Nook, Kindle
Released: September 29, 2013

Summary:
On the first night that Heather Morrison, spends in her newly-purchased condo on New York’s Upper West Side, she awakens in a panic, fighting for breath.  Struggling outside to find a taxi, she is deposited at the emergency room at Lenox Hill Hospital.  Moments later, her panic-stricken eyes meet those of Dr. Jeff Davis, a pulmonary specialist.  Jeff gets Heather’s breathing under control, but her life will never be the same.

The Author:

Anne McCarthy Strauss’s Website : Here
Anne McCarthy Strauss’s Facebook: Here

Q & A:

The best thing about writing this book?
Writing this book gave me the opportunity to warn others that if their doctor pursues them for an affair, it is not a romantic situation but victimization and abuse of power of the worst kind.

Where did you get your idea for this story?
I’ve heard and read many stories of women having affairs with their doctors.  They think they’re special.  A Medical Affair was written to show them they’re not beingflattered, they are being victimized.

What would you tell aspiring writers out there?
Pursue your passion and never give up. Be realistic about the level of your writing skills.  And if you’re fortunate and persistent enough to publish, keep your day job nevertheless.

What is your favorite book?
Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary has it all:  affairs, heartbreak, and tragic consequences.  Many more recent novels have similar themes, but Madame Bovary was the first book that made me love the genre of the novel.

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
Most days, coffee.  On cold winter days, especially with snow, definitely, hot chocolate.

Anything else that you would like to add?
My goal is to continue to write novels with a message…a sort of work of fiction that nevertheless conveys what needs to be done when one is faced with a particular problem.

I want to thank Anne McCarthy Strauss for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read A Medical Affair!

 

Review for Charmed by Erica Ridley

charmed

My Rating: 3.5/5

Author:  Erica Ridley
Title: Charmed (Nether-Netherland #1)

Genre: Fantasy

Background:

Amazon Description:

Daisy le Fey is good at a lot of things. Math, science, accidentally turning people into pumpkins… Unfortunately, she’s not good at the one thing hiring managers look for when filling open positions for magical beings: Magic.

When she jeopardizes her apprenticeship by getting involved with sexy mortal Trevor Masterson, it’s one disaster too many. In order to stay out of purgatory, she’s going to have to ditch the human–and her one chance at true love.

Opinions:

Charmed is a fantasy novel about a tooth fairy and a human. Daisy, a tooth fairy in training, is sent to retrieve a tooth, but quickly discovers that the tooth is not so easy to retrieve. For starters, the person sleeping on the tooth is a full grown man, not a child. Trevor, the full grown man, is an anthropologist on a dig in Costa Rica. He doesn’t believe Daisy is a tooth fairy (in training.) Therefore, relinquishing the tooth does not happen. As the story progresses, Daisy and Trevor get into more trouble – in magical and human worlds. Can everything be set right? Will true love prevail?

The story is written in third person following Daisy and Trevor. Daisy comes from Nether-Netherland – a place where magic exists. Despite her mother (a fairy godmother) and her father (an angel), Daisy does not seem to have a magical bone in her body. She is very smart and creative, but being magical is what counts in Nether-Netherland. Her first assignment as a tooth fairy apprentice sends her to Costa Rica where she meets Trevor, who she develops a crush on. From there, Daisy must use her smarts to get her out of mountains of trouble while not only saving her career but Trevor’s as well. Trevor is anthropologist who loves to teach and coach baseball. His career is on thin ice when budget restraints will only allow one professor tenure for the year – him or his colleague. This dig and what he publishes can make or break his career. Throw in a beautiful, non-magical fairy and trouble is bound to happen. The two main characters are well-developed throughout the book. However, I would have liked to see a little more background with Daisy’s parents, friend, and mentor.

The plot moved along well. Trouble followed Daisy everywhere it seemed. However, I think the book could have been cut down in a few places. I was also left wondering what became of the last scene with Trevor and his colleague. Were there any repercussions from that? This book contains many fantastical creatures besides fairies, so it was interesting to read about Nether-Netherland.

Overall it was a good read. If you like fairy and fantasy novels, then you might want to give this book a try. Despite the young-adult-sounding description above, this book should be for mature audiences due to sexual scenes.

 

Book Promotion: The Children Who Time Lost by Marvin Amazon

Today’s book promotion comes from Marvin Amazon and his book called The Children Who Time Lost. If you like dystopian novels, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

Children That Time Lost GoodReads

Book: The Children Who Time Lost
Author: Marvin Amazon
Genre:
Dystopian/Science Fiction/Thriller

Publisher: Corinthian Publishing
Format: Hardback, Paperback, Ebook
Released: October 28, 2013

Summary:
What happened to the children?

The year is 2043, and humans have been mysteriously unable to reproduce for almost thirty years. To prevent panic and keep the population from dwindling to nothing, global authorities offer a Lotto, where a few winners each  week can enter a time portal and bring back adopted children from the future. They’re never allowed to talk about  what they saw.

The exception to this system is Los Angeles resident and reluctant celebrity Rachel Harris, the only woman of her  generation to naturally give birth. Years of medical tests and treatments have been unable to explain or replicate  her pregnancy, and the whole world grieved when Rachel’s daughter died in a tragic accident.

When Rachel wins the Lotto, she’s shocked, and then elated. She can be a mother again. But the baby she meets in 2108 carries a secret that will shatter Rachel’s reality and endanger everyone close to her. Now Rachel must race across time to save her life and her child, even as she discovers that nothing—and no one—are what they seem.

The Author:

Marvin Amazon’s Website : Here
Marvin Amazon’s Twitter: Here
Marvin Amazon’s Facebook: Here

Q & A:

The best thing about writing this book?
I enjoyed writing the entire book from a woman’s POV. It was very interesting and challenging, but great fun.

Where did you get your idea for this story?
The story was sparked by a conversation I had with his brother about happiness. He asked me whether I’d rather have a child or all the money in the world, but I could only choose one. I said I’d have a child without hesitation, but then paused to consider it. My final answer was still a child, but my mind went into overdrive for the rest of the night. By the morning, a fragment of a story came to me, and it grew to be The Children Who Time Lost.

What would you tell aspiring writers out there?
Stay true to your vision and never compromise your ideas for what you think others might want to read.

What is your favorite book?
Dune

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
Hot Chocolate

I want to thank Marvin Amazon for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Children That Time Lost!

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Embracing Love by Delisa Lynn

Synopsis
Lila was nineteen and going off to college, she hated to
leave her family and friends behind. She had the perfect life; she had two best friends whom meant the world to her. She had a great boyfriend, she cared a lot for him and was worried about what would happen once she left for NYC and left him behind.
Although Lila and her boyfriend had been friends for years before dating, she suspected he was unfaithful. It hurt her more than she thought it would when she catches him in the act and found out it had been going on for months. The one person she thought, would never be there for her was now her rock. This man she never thought she would feel anything for was now whom she admired, and wanted in her life. What was going to happen once she left?
 Lila was excited when she seen a familiar face in NYC and had met new ones. It couldn’t get any better, she had met great friends and stayed in contact with the man she had fallen for. Things change when tragedy leaves Lila feeling broken and not
knowing where to turn, when she has lost two of the most important people in her life. What is she to do now that all her dreams where fading. Could she move on and be happy, or should she just give up hope.
Purchase Link:
About The Author
Delisa Lynn grew up in Columbus Ohio and loves Buckeye football. After working in retail photography for sixteen years, she wanted to take a different path and attended college where she received a diploma in
Medical Assisting. She married her high school sweetheart, and moved to the Midwest, missing the east coast they decided to move back and are now residing in Western New York with their fur daughter Sophie. Delisa has always had a passion for reading, and has wanted to write her own novel. Delisa loves the outdoors, traveling, shopping and family time. When not writing, you can find her snuggling up with her fur daughter and reading a good book or watching a good movie. Delisa is currently writing Borrowed, a Novella from Evan Martin’s POV. Also look for Embracing Us and Embracing Hearts, all releasing early 2014.


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Book Tour: Net Riders by Giorgio Marino

Net Riders Cover

adventure/science fiction novel for middle graders.

Synopsis: When Zane and Megan crack the Secnet, they stumble across Project Net Rider. It’s an awesome Cyber Warfare program with a virtual netbike to infiltrate any computer in the new global network. But the software is dangerous—and in the wrong hands—capable of unlimited destruction. So when the notorious Haxta steals a copy, the entire world is threatened. And the two hackers have to risk everything to stop him.

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Giorgio Marino

Giorgio Marino has degrees in Engineering and Business and has worked in Technical, Sales and Marketing roles all over Australia. He has travelled extensively around the world to research his novels, and now lives in Adelaide, South Australia with his wife and two young children. His main interests are reading, writing, movies, illustrating, web design, travel and of course, exploring playgrounds. He writes full time and when not running after children, is working on a new novel. Net Riders is his first published book.

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Review for The Heart of the Lion by J M Barlog

the heart of the lion

My Rating: 4/5

Author:  J M Barlog
Title: The Heart of the Lion

Genre:  Medieval Historical Fiction

Background:

Amazon Description:
One woman’s courage will decide the fate of the English crown.

The Heart of the Lion is King Richard the Lionheart’s England at its most tumultuous. His kingdom teeters on the verge of a bloody war, with the victor taking the crown and death the punishment to the vanquished.

The English countryside roils in the throes of political upheaval as King Richard sails from defeat in the Holy Lands to fight another war at home. A war against his own blood. The irascible and treacherous Prince John seeks to usurp the throne behind his brother’s back.

But waylaid on his return voyage, Richard must fight to remain alive and free deep within his enemies’ lands, while Princess Joanna and Queen Eleanor struggle to uncover John’s growing cabal.

Now only Joanna stands brave enough between her brothers. She must risk her life to save her mother and her king. For the prince vows to destroy any who dare step between him and the crown.

The Heart of the Lion vividly portrays a woman whose courage is paramount to saving an entire kingdom. Non-stop action and intrigue unfold on both English soil and on the continent as a brother and sister fight to remain free and alive against their enemies.

This engrossing story is a must read for all medieval enthusiasts.

Opinions:

The Heart of the Lion is the story about King Richard’s trip back from the crusades, where he was captured and held for ransom. Back in England, Prince John tries to gain power of the throne by gaining supporters. Queen Eleanor and her daughter, Princess Joanna, both must try to help Richard without being caught by Prince John.

The story is written in third person following the main characters. Richard is the strong king that history sets out. Coming back from the Holy Land, his ship crashes ashore from a storm. With only a few survivors, he must find a safe passage home to England. This doesn’t go as planned and that means trouble for the King. Prince John is very evil in this book. He uses whoever and whatever to gain a better grip on the crown. He keeps secrets and spies on his mother who is known to support his brother, Richard. Princess Joanna is a spunky girl for the time, who will do anything to help her brother back from the crusades. She does spying herself to see what forces Prince John has managed to acquire. Rynhawker is a knight that fought with Richard in the Holy Lands. He has come back home to his wife and young daughter, while also teaching young Thomas the arts and skills of knighthood. He is very loyal to King Richard and knows that one day he will have to stand by his King again to secure his crown.

The story moves along well. There are some twists and turns in the story – nothing I was too surprised by. If you know the story about King Richard and Prince John (although I’m not a historian), the main events won’t be a big surprise. The story leaves off for the next book, which I will review shortly. One thing that bothered me while reading the book was the sudden jump in character perspectives. It wasn’t always separated/denoted with chapters or chapter breaks.

Overall I enjoyed this book. If you like medieval history – especially with King Richard/Prince John/Queen Eleanor, you might want to take a look at this book.

You may also like:

 ghosts of sherwood  the never king  the boleyn king

Blog Tour: Without a Doubt by CJ Azevedo

without a doubt

Without Doubt Synopsis

 

Ava Sterling is tough and the most straight laced girl you will ever meet. Her family and her past have managed to alter her future permanently and she has no desire to allow anyone else into her life or her heart for fear of rejection or further altering.  Ava is alone in the world with the exception of the grandest responsibility she did not create on her own but on her own she will carry for the rest of her life.

Declan James is a MMA fighter, party all night kind of guy. Responsibility is nowhere to be found in his life or so he allows everyone around him to believe. Coming from wealth and a carefree lifestyle, Declan gets what he wants, always. And what he wants is Ava. In his pursuit of getting what he wants, Ava in his bed, his plan changes quickly without his consent. Against his plans of being the next hot bachelor to cross the tabloids as he makes his way to being the Ultimate Light Heavyweight Champion, Declan falls in love. He falls in love without hesitation and without doubt.

Neither Declan nor Ava are aware that fate has inconveniently intertwined their lives forever. Will they be able to survive the aftermath of the truth?

 

Excerpt

I’m on top of her in a second, my elbows on either side of her head. My mouth connects with hers and although she has tears streaming down her face, there is no hesitation in her kiss.

Ava makes me feel like the word “love” was established just for us. Her and I. Me and her. I know that I would do anything for her, even become a damn accountant if that’s what she wished for on a bright, shining star. I would. It would be the toughest thing to possibly imagine but it wouldn’t be impossible. Surviving the loss of my relationship with her? That would be impossible.

 

About the Author

CJ has lived all over the state of California, Central, South, North and finally landing back somewhere in the middle. She married the boy she fell for when she was only eleven years old and together they have two beautiful heathens. CJ obviously loves to read and write. She can watch the Giant’s play baseball but hates football. She bakes when she’s sad, runs when she’s mad and dances when she’s happy (even if she cant find a rhythm to save her life) If you’re looking for her and can’t seem to find her, look on the staircase, it’s her favorite spot to read.

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https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7074225.C_J_Azevedo

 

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