Showing posts with label Erin Noelle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Erin Noelle. Show all posts

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Transparent (Luminous Duet #2) By Erin Noelle

Her elusive past didn't worry me, 
Her heartbreaking scars never made me cringe, 
And her haunting demons only made me a stronger man, 
But the day Blake Martin was stolen from me, 
I was scared to death. 
Prepared to do anything necessary to get her back, 
Little did I know it just might cost me my life. 
My name is Madden Decker, and this is my story.

This is book two in the duet series. I loved the first book and was so gutted when it ended. I remember screaming at the phone because of the huge cliffhanger it leaves us on. 
So you can believe it when I say I was excited to read this one.

Only to find it disappointing. I don't know whether it's because the author left a huge time gap between the two books been released or what, but the story just wasn't what I expected. I had built up so much high hopes only to have them shot down. 
It took me ages to get into the book, and I found it predictable. 
I knew what was going to happen before it even happened, and some parts seemed like they were just written to pass time, or for the author make the story longer. I don't know. 

I will say, near the ending it had me in tears. We meet new characters, and questions are answered. We meet Raze, the one person has can finally help Blake, but at what cost? 

They expect Blake to do the unthinkable, to cover their own backs,  but what will happen to her when she follows out their orders? The only one that can answer that question is also the person who kidnapped her, and saving her. 

I think the author should have given us more action, it's mentioning the mafia after all, and no one crosses the mafia. The whole ending should have been more exciting. After everything we read in the first book this one should have outdone it, but for me, it was really disappointing. 

However, I will rate the book a 3* because in some way, the two still managed to get an ending. 

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Surviving us By Erin Noelle

Two survivors. 

Two weeks. 

One awakening. 

When Bristol Criswell travels to St. Lucia for an Enduring Life retreat, she hopes to discover encouragement and support from like souls. A vacation fling is the furthest thing from her mind, especially not with a cocky-mouthed, arrogant jerk like Davis McKay. 

But when it becomes evident she can’t deny the magnetic attraction between the two, she gives in to her desires, and for the first time in her life, learns the difference between simply living and truly feeling alive. 

As their time in paradise quickly comes to an end, will her heart be able to withstand another devastating loss when it’s time to say goodbye, or will their connection be strong enough to survive the real world? 

Death brought them together, but love will give them a reason to live. 

I received an ARC of Reviving us by Erin Noelle for an honest review. 
I wasn't sure about it at first as it seemed kind of depressing from the sound of the blurb, but it's really not. I was also worried about it not being a happy ending. 
Teach me to judge a book by a blurb. I read the novel because I'm a huge fan of the author and I'm so glad I did. I got to read such a beautiful, heartfelt story. Two broken people healing each other and overcoming their fears. 
You;ll get drawn in from the beginning. The minute she hit the airport I was completely glued to it. 

I usually hate it when a book rushes the connection between the two and that the characters fall in love from first sight. But with this book it wasn't rushed, but their connection was instant, and their love grew slowly. 
It truly was an amazing, addictive, brilliant written love story between two people with the most tragic pasts. 

I've rated Surviving us 4*. Well done Erin Noelle on another amazingly written romance novel.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Translucent (Luminous Book one) By Erin Noelle

**WARNING** This book is intended for mature audiences only due to explicit sexual content as well as the graphically violent and psychologically disturbing nature of some scenes. 

Sometimes you reach a point where you just can’t take anymore—a breaking point, some call it. The day I watched my husband murder the woman who was pregnant with his child, my point didn’t just break; it exploded like a full magazine’s worth of hollow points firing through the barrel of a fully-automatic AK-47. Literally. I am no longer his American Princess, nor am I his slave. Now, I’m a murderer in hiding. My name was Bryleigh Carter Oliveira, and that was my story. 

Translucent is one woman's story of breaking free, starting over, and learning to trust again through willful submission.

Translucent has been on my TBR list for a while, but the blurb didn't stand out all that much to me, but the increase of 5* reviews had me taking another luck. So, when I happened to stumble on the book, I downloaded a sample. I got to chapter three and deleted it and went and bought the ebook I loved it that much already. I seriously couldn't the book down. 

Translucent is the most heroic novels I've read since Don't make me beautiful By Elle Casey. They are both about a women with an abusive past. Both different abuse, but abuse all the same. It was heartbreaking to read. No matter how many times I kept telling myself it isn't real, I'd read another page and my heart would break all over again. It was worse when Blake had flash backs from her previous life and I was a blubbering mess again. The torment, abuse, sexual abuse she encountered is unimaginable, but it happens to women on a daily bases.
Blake is a strong women, no matter what she tells herself, she is remarkable.
It has to be the most profound read this year and I'm so glad I took a chance on this amazingly, heartfelt, heartbreaking novel. It's novels like this that should win awards, that should be heard, should be read. 
It's a powerful, emotional, journey of a women breaking free, becoming the women she was meant to be. 
we see Blake at her best, happiest, and at her damn right worst. There are no words for me to use to describe her when she's at her worst, but let's say emotional is what you'll be. Don't get me wrong, it's not a sad the way you think, it's emotional reading about her growing, about her moving forward, about what she's overcome. It really does bring out some deep, raw emotion. 

Then we have the ending. Oh My God. I don't even know where to begin. It takes you completely off god. 
Usually, I hate big cliff hangers like this one, but in this novel it was a perfect ending. Well, not in a way because it left me screaming for more. It has left me guessing on who was in the car. Something tells me it's either the girl, or his brother. One of them, but I could be completely wrong. You never know lol
All in all, was a brilliant 5* read 
One I could read over and over and over and over again.