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My Review: When Forever Changes by Siobhan Davis

  When Forever Changes

by Siobhan Davis

69B5170F-4A63-45ED-A886-18E0D44E0530Emotional, angsty, new adult romance. Standalone title.

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Looking back, I should have seen the signs. Perhaps I did, but I subconsciously chose to ignore them.

From the time I was ten, when I first met Dylan, I knew he was my forever guy. Back then, I couldn’t put words to what I was feeling, but, as the years progressed, I came to recognize it for what it was—soul-deep love. The kind only very few people ever get to experience.

Dylan was more than just my best friend, my childhood sweetheart, my lover. He was my soul mate. We were carved from the same whole—destined to be together forever.

Until he changed.

And I believed I was no longer good enough.

Until he shattered me so completely, it felt like I ceased to exist.

And I’d never experienced such heart-crushing pain.

Until he leveled me a second time, and I truly wanted to die.

But I had to stay strong because I wasn’t alone in this cruel twist of fate.

I look to the sky, pleading with the stars, begging someone to tell me what I should do because I don’t know how to deal with this. I don’t know how to cope when my forever has changed, and I can’t help wondering if I had seen the signs earlier, if I’d pushed him, would it have been enough to save us?

Or had fate already decided to alter our forever?

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Releases September 30, 2018
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MY REVIEW

It’s funny how when you read a book, everyone comes away from it feeling differently or affected differently than everyone else. I read this book as a buddy read with Amber Hodges, a beautiful hearted person that I feel I got to know even better through this buddy read. She’s my chicky friend. Well, Amber and I had different feelings about this book when we finished. We both cried our hearts out, but for different reasons. Thanks for the buddy read, chicky friend, I enjoyed reading it with you so much! And thanks for putting up with all my ranting, raving, gushing, etc…comments. Poor Amber. She’ll probably never do another buddy read with me again!!

Ok..now about the book our wonderful, awesome, talented Siobhan Davis, wrote for us to read. The woman truly knows how to open her heart and bleed her words on to the pages. It’s the most beautiful experience there ever was. If you haven’t had a Siobhan Davis experience, you’re missing out.

For me the experience of the book was of a boy who loved a girl since he was very young, and she was younger, and she never took notice because she was in love with some one else. Heartbreaking…totally.

His name was, Slater. Her name was Gabrielle. But he called her Belle, and was the ONLY one who did. She was obsessed with Beauty and the Beast when she was little, and Slater used to tease her saying she wanted to be Belle for access to the library. But he was only partly right. She did daydream about being Belle, but she was no different than any young girl her age, and she wanted to be her for the prince. Not the books! Anyway, the name stuck, and Slater called her Belle ever since then.

She dated this other boy she loved, Dylan, for many years, until in college he began to change and they broke up. Her family was there for her, she had an amazing family. I really loved her family. And her brother Ryan, who she was very close to had her move in with him. Now Slater is Ryan’s best friend, has been since childhood, and a member of the family. He is one of Ryan’s roommates too. Slater wants to be there for Belle too.

“You’ll find someone amazing, Belle. Someone who sets your world on fire. Someone who appreciates how beautiful and special and intelligent and caring you are, and he’ll be the luckiest bastard because he’ll get to spend the rest of his life with you in it.”

So Belle starts to realize she has feelings for Slater. Feelings that maybe were always there, but she didn’t notice because she was so in love with Dylan at the time. So they fall head over heels in love. So much passion, so much love.

“I’d do anything for you, Belle. Anything.” Slater was loyal, devoted and totally in love with Belle. She meant the world to him.

Then there was news. Seemed like great news.
Then there was a tragedy.
Everything spiraling for Slater.

Can I just say I cried buckets for Slater….for SLATER!!! Yes, you heard me right!! It’s funny, but he is the character I identified with throughout this story.
And this is a long story. This isn’t one of your ok this happens, then this, then they lived happily ever after. Lol! This could have easily been two books full of DRAMA!!! When I say drama, I mean HEAVY DRAMA, EMOTIONAL, CRYING, SOBBING!!!!! Like I say, for me it was for Slater. But for someone else it could, and MOST LIKELY would have been for someone else!!!

After all is said and done about the crying, and who is crying for who. The thing of it is, the beauty of this story. Siobhan took to writing and opened her heart and poured it out and wrote a story that could affect us in this way. That could make some people cry for some characters and other people cry for other characters. I know she didn’t plan this, but when she opened her heart and bled on the paper, this is what happened. If she planned it too much, it wouldn’t have worked out this way.

This has been the hardest review I have ever written. I hope it’s not all over the place.

I highly recommend all Siobhan’s work!

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My Review: PERVERSION by T.M. FRAZIER

Perversion

by T.M. Frazier

11037FD2-6B09-4915-825B-D6AA3F23FBE8USA Today bestselling author of the King Series, T.M. Frazier, brings you an all-new trilogy with a sexy anti-hero you’re going to love to hate, and a ballsy heroine with more up her sleeve than just tricks.

Love is supposed to be a fairy tale.
Ours is a death wish.

I’m the executioner for the Bedlam Brotherhood.
She’s a con artist working for my greatest enemy.

I use her.
She manipulates me.

We find ourselves on opposite sides of a bloody war.

My heart and head tell me I have to stay away.
My lust for her doesn’t give a sh*t.

Nothings fair in love and gang war.

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MY REVIEW

I was freakin thrilled when I heard one of my top favorite authors was writing a new series! When I say top, I mean top FIVE favorite authors. I love T.M. Frazier’s writing. Her King series is seriously addicting. Well, guess what?! PERVERSION IS LIKE CRACK TO ALL US T.M. FRAZIER FANS!!! Can’t put it down until it’s done. Big book hangover! Frantically anticipating the next book!! Thank goodness she is not making us wait long!!

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It is truly done in the typical style we all have come to love and expect from T.M. Frazier. That dark, dangerous, delicious romance, suspense and along with, oh! of course! shocking us to death!!! Grim is the book boyfriend we were all hoping for. OMG…HE IS D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S!!!! I also LOVE Tricks!! T.M. Frazier is always great at writing strong but vulnerable female characters, and that’s what Tricks is. She totally kicks a$$!! T.M. Frazier writes the most wonderful, complex characters, and to read her books and step inside the minds of these characters is truly a unique experience. Anyone who has ever read one of her books, I’m sure would agree!
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It’s interesting because the story start out when Tristan (Grim) was 16 and Emma Jean (Tricks) was 12. First time they touched, there was a spark. It was a zap of sorts, almost electrical.
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“She reached out and removed my arm from my chest until she freed my hand. She shook it with more force than most grown men, but that wasn’t what shocked me. It was the zap of her skin on mine. The feeling of something shattering all around me until gone. I was too young to be having a stroke, so what the fuck was that? I stared down at our connected hands in wonder. It’d been a long time since I’d spoken and even longer since I let anyone touch me. That’s all the feeling was. I shook it off, but the current still hummed between us.”
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“She reached out with her free hand and grabbed my arm once again. The zap between us happened again, stronger this time, like I’d stuck a dime in a light socket. Why the fuck does she keep touching me? I wanted to peel her hand off my arm, but she was locked on like a pit bull’s jaw in a dog fight, and I couldn’t pry her off without breaking one of her fingers.”
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Tristan and Emma Jean didn’t see each other again until they grew up. Both having very different lives. They eventually became Grim and Tricks. I don’t want to say too much more and ruin it for you, because this book NEEDS TO BE EXPERIENCED!!!!
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This has got to be my BEST READ OF 2018 so far!!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it!!! I’m giving it 5 ++ Fabulous Stars!!!
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Posted in Complex Characters, Contemporary, Emotional, HERO, Release Boost, Romance, Standalone

Release Boost: The Good Samaritan by RC Boldt

The Good Samaritan by RC Boldt is available now!
“A thought-provoking and powerful romance between a man who lost his soul and the woman who brought him back to life.”
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The biggest story of her life is the one he wants to hide.

I’m homeless by choice.
I have no intention of returning to my former life after what I’ve done.
This—living among the filth and discarded remnants of others—is what I deserve.
As atonement for my sins, I give back; I help those who cannot help themselves. But it’s always under the guise of anonymity.
Newspaper headlines throughout the city are clamoring to discover my identity. Including the beautiful woman who manages to see through my “armor.”
She has the capability to put my entire life at risk.

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About the Author:

RC Boldt is the wife of Mr. Boldt, a retired Navy Chief, mother of Little Miss Boldt, and former teacher of many students. She currently lives on the southeastern coast of North Carolina, enjoys long walks on the beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you’re in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can’t recall the lyrics to a particular 80’s song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she’s your girl.

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Release Blitz: The Good Samaritan by RC Boldt

The Good Samaritan by RC Boldt is available now!

 

    • “A thought-provoking and powerful romance between a man who lost his soul and the woman who brought him back to life.”

  • –Kate Stewart, Best Selling Author

 

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The biggest story of her life is the one he wants to hide.

I’m homeless by choice.
I have no intention of returning to my former life after what I’ve done.
This—living among the filth and discarded remnants of others—is what I deserve.
As atonement for my sins, I give back; I help those who cannot help themselves. But it’s always under the guise of anonymity.
Newspaper headlines throughout the city are clamoring to discover my identity. Including the beautiful woman who manages to see through my “armor.”
She has the capability to put my entire life at risk.

About the Author:

RC Boldt is the wife of Mr. Boldt, a retired Navy Chief, mother of Little Miss Boldt, and former teacher of many students. She currently lives on the southeastern coast of North Carolina, enjoys long walks on the beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you’re in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can’t recall the lyrics to a particular 80’s song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she’s your girl.

Email: rcboldtbooks@gmail.com
Facebook Reader Group: http://bit.ly/2iNvOqS
Website: http://www.rcboldtbooks.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rcboldtauthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RC_Boldt
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My Review: The Good Samaritan by RC Boldt

ED1BF1D4-55FB-46EA-9210-C478A5038B60The biggest story of her life is the one he wants to hide.
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I’m homeless by choice.
I have no intention of returning to my former life after what I’ve done.
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This—living among the filth and discarded remnants of others—is what I deserve.
As atonement for my sins, I give back; I help those who cannot help themselves. But it’s always under the guise of anonymity.
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Newspaper headlines throughout the city are clamoring to discover my identity. Including the beautiful woman who manages to see through my “armor.”
She has the capability to put my entire life at risk.

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“Evil thrives under the cloak of darkness. It’s also where secrets are hidden in the depths.
I learned this long before I joined the ranks of the homeless.
Darkness, those shadows offering disguise, enable evildoers. Those who prey on the weak and profit from their loss.
Darkness also masks our sins. It disguises everything we don’t want visible in the light of day.
I’m a prime example of the latter.
I’ve become one with the dark obscurity, have melded into the shadows, to join the homeless.
I’m here, amidst the ragged, weary, unkempt population.
I’m here because this is the only way.
This is my mission. To not only look evil in its face and confront it, but to also protect those who cannot protect themselves. To leave only good deeds in my wake.
I must atone for my sins”.
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This is such a heartbreakingly beautiful story. It’s about so many people who suffer loss, and then when they’re down there are those really evil people, who come along and steal what little these people have, who steal what they are trying to do to get a life and a home of their own. This is a story about a man who went through such a traumatic experience and knows he must pay his penance, so he gives up everything and lives amongst these people, protecting them, picking them up when they are down and helping them when he can, anonymously. Yet he takes nothing, giving them the food from his mouth, the clothes off his back. He feels he deserves to suffer, it’s his penance. He has become known as The Good Samaritan. He does so many wonderful things, but I’ll leave that for you to read about. It’s just so touching.
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This is a story about a woman named Faith, who has been through a lot in her life. On top of that she is starting to lose her hearing and will one day go deaf. There is an expensive implant and by working at the newspaper, as a reporter, she gets insurance that will cover some of the cost, but it’s not enough. Faith has had a very hard life and struggles very hard, but she has a really good heart. One day Faith meets The Good Samaritan (I’ll let you find out how) and there’s a shift already in motion.
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This story is about a man who lost his soul and a woman who brought him back to life.
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RC Boldt has exceeded herself with this book!! The depth of the characters, the storyline and the overall theme of this story are just so beautifully done. I enjoyed this book immensely and didn’t want it to end. I highly recommend this one. There’s no doubt that it deserves 5 Glorious Stars!!
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