Monday, 14 September 2015

Elena Matthews - Look After Us (Look After You #2.5 - Novella)

*Contains adult themes
**Review by Susan

This is the novella of Ava and Ashton's story.

This cannot be read as a standalone. You must read Look After You first.

Coming late summer!

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The road to true love isn’t always easy… but through all the heartache, Ava and Ashton have somehow made it through—coming out of the other end even stronger.

Madly in love and engaged to be married, Ava is finally getting her happy ever after.

But it seems Ashton’s brother, Tyler, will beat Ashton down the aisle. When he decides to tie the knot, he asks Ashton to be his best man. Not one to miss his baby brother get married, he and Ava fly to Texas to join in the festivities.

Everything is perfect.

Until Ashton’s past threatens to destroy everything.

Ava’s jealousy rears its ugly head as Ashton’s ex-girlfriend hangs on his every word. Even though she knows Ashton loves her, she can’t help but feel insecure, especially since she’s convinced that Ashton’s first love is karma in disguise, waiting to take her happiness away.

As tempers flare and tears fall, Ava knows she’s overreacting.
Or is she?

Wow...I think this has been my most anticipated read of the summer and I think Elena Matthews may have got bored of me chasing her for this hahaha. After all the anticipation, this book did not disappoint me in the least, it excelled all my expectations.

The novella focuses on Ashton and Ava's break away to Texas for Ashton's brothers upcoming wedding.

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I want to protect you, cherish you, love you, look after you until my last dying breath.
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Even very early on, the steam meter on this novella....well, let's just say there is the hottest mile high club scene ever!

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"I work hard to contain the euphoria that rips through me. But it's hard when every touch is more sensitive...every thrust is more exhilarating...when every subtle kiss has enough power to light up an entire city...
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Ava officially meets the family and quickly becomes a part of it and is astounded at the love and acceptance from everyone.

Ashton's ability to take Ava's mind off her fear of flying is just selfless ;)

But besides from Ashton's parents and siblings, Ava would meet another blast from his past that would bring her insecurities crashing around her. Despite Ashton's persistence, she would worry for the duration of her stay that she would get hurt.

But Ashton knows what he has. He wouldn't hurt our beautiful Ava after all they have been through?

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Ashton:
I'm supposed to be the person in her life who protects her...who looks after her, but it seems even I'm not immune to breaking her beautiful, fragile heart.
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A truly emotive, sexy and awe inspiring read that goes to show that happiness can be found in the strangest of places and oddest of times. Ashton and Ava are proof of that and their story is a brilliant one I never tire of reading. This book gave me a lot of closure on their story and genuinely warmed my heart. I can't recommend enough!

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Ashton is not only my strength, he's my hero, soul mate and my best friend too, and no matter what life throws at us next, I know as long as I have him by my side, I can survive anything.
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Get your copy of Look After Us 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.

Friday, 4 September 2015

Holly Renee - Letting Go (The Garage #1)

*Contains adult themes
**Review by Susan

When Kat was forced to leave the only home she had ever known due to her brother's secrets, she wasn't prepared for what was waiting for her in Tennessee or the choices it would force her to make.

Kat instantly knew she didn't like Blake Reagan. He was cocky, stubborn, and infuriating. What Kat didn't understand was why she couldn't stop thinking about him or the way he made her feel.

The last thing Blake expected was for Kat Archer to storm into his world and turn it upside down. He thought he had her pegged from the beginning, but she destroyed everything he thought he knew. Blake was willing to fight to push his way into Kat's heart, but she put up a wall at every turn as she clung to her past.

If she stayed, she'd risk the only family she had left. If she left, she'd lose Blake and every piece of her heart that he'd managed to steal.







This story is the first in a while I can say I've managed to read without getting too deep, or over thinking, and just generally enjoyed the flow. Kat Archer is one brilliant young woman, who despite her best efforts sees her brother going off the tracks a little. Leaving to go visit her Uncle in Tennessee (whilst giving her brother the time he needs to get himself straight!) would lead her to so much more than just a break away. But the one and only, Blake.

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Blake -
I knew that I was playing with fire, but I had a feeling that it would be a privilege to get burned by her.
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With "Uncle Garry" keeping a close eye on Kat, (his surrogate daughter of sorts) and all his employees at the garage (yes that's right ladies, men, covered in grease, and they are all hot! Phew!) Blake has been warned to treat Kat respectfully after knowing all she has been through, past and present. But the troubles with Kat's brother, Dustin would play on her mind...

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Dustin and I had always been close. He'd been my best friend for as long as I could remember, but the man who stood across from me now was unrecognisable.
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After getting a home and job compliments of her Uncle Garry, Kat forms a relationship with Blake. But despite everyone's desire for Kat to stay in Tennessee and allow herself happiness...she is always thinking of her brother and never letting herself create long term ties...

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I knew losing Blake would kill me, but it would only get worse the longer I held on. Maybe it was time that I let go.
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After a trip back to check on Dustin and his troubles, would they eventually catch up to Kat? Would she ultimately pay the price for his debts?

This book will have you by the edge of your seat!  

You can keep up with Holly and news about her books on her websiteFacebookTwitter, or Goodreads.

Get your copy of Letting Go 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.