Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Elena Matthews - Look After Me (Look After You #2)

*Contains adult themes
**Review by Susan

The moment Sebastian Gilbert watches his fiancée declare her undying love to another man, his entire life changes.
Forever.
Unable to cope with the loss of his fiancée, his job … his life, he turns to the one thing that will help ease the pain.
Cocaine.
Seven long months later …
Sebastian has checked out of rehab, but after three months locked behind those doors, away from the outside world, he’s struggling to adapt to his new life. His thoughts are clouded with anger … bitterness …
Cravings.
When he reaches out to his drug counselor from rehab, his one and only lifeline, he begins to find hope.
Addison Scott is sweet, smart, and understands him in a way that no one else does. As she helps Sebastian rebuild his life, their friendship grows.
But lines become blurred …
Sebastian’s broken heart is slowly mending, but will letting Addison in shatter it once more?

Warning: Recommended for ages 18+ due to subject matters of drug abuse, violence, explicit language and sexual situations.

I was eagerly awaiting this arriving on my kindle and it didn't disappoint. After the brilliant 'Look After You' this follow on is from Sebestian's POV. The man who gave up his life in the army, to come back to his family, only to find his fiancé in the arms of another man. I loved Sebastian in the first book but seeing his tortuous journey from the heartbreak he's suffered and his recovery makes me love him all the more. 

But despite him travelling down a long dark road and facing his habit from his teenage years he meets someone who will set his life back on track. Gives him 'Strength and Courage' and so much more.  

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"I understand how being hurt by the one person you loved whole-heartedly could push you over the edge. It doesn't mean you're weak. It means you're human."
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But as Sebastian's counsellor (Addison) we see the boundaries were blurred as their professional relationship grew to friendship friendship and then moved into something more. And how hot that would be! To see and feel Sebastian's happiness returning was incredible...it felt as if she wasn't just helping him sigh an addiction, she was helping mend his heart.

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"But that's the thing about having what you can't have, it makes you want it even more.
It's human nature.
It's instinct.
It's frustrating."

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But the loss and heartache Sebastian feels for his ex and mother to his beautiful daughter would look over him. But would it be at the cost to his future happiness? I hoped not. Desperately wanting him to get the happiness he seemed to be depriving himself. But deep down knowing they were made for one another.

What a journey Sebastian takes. But can he reconcile with his anger and move on? Will Addison walk away from feeling like she lives in the shadow of another woman? When he's faced with being alone, he recognises what he needs to do. But it won't be easy.

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"As long as I'm breathing I'll survive."
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Another simply brilliant five star read from Elena Matthews. I couldn't put this down and just adored it. A truly talented author.

You can keep in touch with Elena and news about her books on her websiteFacebookTwitter, and Goodreads.

Get your copy of Look After Me here (UK) or here (US). Add to your Goodreads TBR here.

Disclosure
I was sent a copy of this book to review. All thoughts & opinions are honest & my own.

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