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- Print Length: 217 pages
- Publisher: Simone Nicole (March 13, 2014)
- Publication Date: March 13, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00J048MRK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,270 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Ahead of the Darkness Kindle Edition
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Not to worry. She runs into Drew again when she goes out to a nightclub and he's tending bar. After a much longer and even more embarrassing night with Drew she finds herself with a job. Drew is a bartender short and Mia wows him with her skills.
The sexual attraction is strong between these two but Drew has a hands off policy concerning the employees. The more Mia gets to know Drew, and she runs into him often, the more she realizes he has his own secrets. And he runs so hot and cold he leaves her confused. He's possessive of her, he likes to spend time with her, and he's helping her overcome her fears. But he's yet to make a move.
I liked the characters. There were a few moments that made me laugh out loud. The Star Wars references were cute and Drew singing karaoke was priceless. Nicole did a great job creating and prolonging the sexual tension that when it finally happened I had to fan myself. It was hawt! She did a great job inserting the flashbacks at the right times to keep me guessing as to what/who Mia was running from.
But, I thought around the halfway point it started to get a bit monotonous. Nothing was really happening and the story wasn't really progressing. Then there was a lot going on in the final scene and it left me slightly confused. A few questions were left unanswered and the book left off on a cliffhanger.
Overall I thought Nicole's debut book was pretty solid. I will be reading more from her.
I've got to be honest here, I'd been flat out with arc reviews for my page so hadn't had a chance before that, but that's only part of the reason, I read the blurb and it seemed dark, really dark, and I didn't feel like I was in the right mind frame to pick it up, but I can't tell you how happy I am that I did.
So what's it about? Amelia is on the run, from what or who we're not entirely sure, what we do know is that her past has crippled her, emotionally, mentally, it continues to cripple her, it stops her from living her life to the fullest. Enter the sexy Scot Drew, all alpha male, he gives her a sense of security Mia has never had before, he offers her friendship and support and see's past the darkness in her soul and helps her find the light.
Simone Nicole creates a band of misfits that help draw Amelia out of herself and into the land of the living. The tension between the two you can cut with a knife, but what I liked, no what I loved was this was no insta-love, the relationship between Drew and Amelia had time to build, it was seductive as all get out but it came about organically.
Ahead of the Darkness touched on some heavy subject matter, but what surprised me was how uplifting the story is. It gave me hope that with support you can overcome anything, that even in darkness there is light, a light that shines so brightly that if you let it, can turn your world technicolour.
Congratulations Simone Nicole on a stunning debut, if this is your starting point I can't wait to see what you do next.
"I've got you" and he did.
Drew & Mia's theme song:
Burning Bridges - One Republic
~this review may contain minor spoilers~
Home. I knew the word, could spell the word, possibly define it, but have never known it.
Where has this author been all my life?!
That was friggin awesome, amazing, wicked, Gah- I could go on and on. Fair warning, this is gonna be one of my gushy reviews, I just can't help it- I loved this book that much and there was sooo much to love about it.
~the story which keeps you enraptured and guessing right from the beginning.
~the characters, all of them, were AhFrigginMazing- both the good and the bad, they held your attention in a vice grip keeping you from putting this book down even for a minute.
~the chemistry between Drew & Mia was Off. The. Charts! And can I get a Hell Yeah for the hott a**, kilt owning, funny as s*** Scotsman?!
Just pure brilliance with a dark undertone. Now, on to my review which admittedly will be pretty short in comparison to my previous raving. This is one of those books that you just have to take as it comes in order to truly appreciate the story. Sooo, I'm just gonna lay out the basics.
I'd lost all sense of time. Trapped in hell, my own personal nightmare, the very one that's been haunting me for at least six years now, has become my reality. The dreams only got worse the longer I stayed in one place, varying slightly, but always ended with me waking up, heart bursting out of my chest, in a sickly, cold sweat, constantly needing to move and restart the cycle. That was my life, on a deadline.
Amelia (Mia) has been on the run for the last six years, from a past that won't let go, a past that will destroy her should it ever catch up to her. Moving around, changing her name and appearance, never getting too comfortable or letting her guard down, this is all she knows and the latest town she has landed in will be no different- just a pit stop til she's forced to move on yet again. This is why she doesn't allow herself to get too close to anyone, it's easier to leave everything behind when the time comes if she doesn't feel anything for anyone. And this plan has worked just fine for the last six years, til Tall-Dark-and Scottish strolls into her life and knocks her on her a**... literally.
I couldn't think clearly when I was around him if our limited past experience was anything to go by. On minute I would be more turned on than I had ever been, the next, frustrated beyond comprehension. The smart thing would have been to walk away, leave it alone, but no, I had to start working for the hot Scotsman.
Drew McKinley gets under Mia's skin like no other- annoying the hell outta her one minute,, turning her on beyond control the next. He's forcing her to feel things she hasn't felt in years and she doesn't know what to do about it. The smart thing would be to avoid him at all costs, but she works for the guy and he keeps popping up everywhere she turns. Even with his rule of 'No relationships at work' these two find the pull to one another hard to resist. But can Mia let her guard down and allow Drew to get close to her when doing so puts him in danger? Besides, whats the point when she'll be forced to leave again? She can't stay forever, she has no choice in the matter, she has to stay one step ahead of her very dark past... but everyone slips up eventually.
“Ye rather jumpy, did ye know that?” No s*** Sherlock.
“No more than any other normal person. You just have an uncanny ability to appear out of nowhere and often seem to get your jollies scaring the bejesus out of me.”
“I cannae lie, it's a wee bit funny.” I wondered if he knew the reason I was so on edge all the time how funny he'd find it then. It was almost worth telling him; I bet he'd feel like a real asre.
I am over the moon happy that this book and this author were brought into my life. Now comes the hard part- the agonizing wait for the next book! I will be stalking Ms. Simone Nicole's FB page on a regular basis until the next book comes out. I cannot say this enough, Read. This. Book. Now, I am going to leave you with a little bit of Drew & Mia just cause these two were awesome together in sooo many ways.
“Aye, real cute, like. Dinnae mock me, woman. I'll go all Scot on yer arse, and then ye'll be buggered, like.” I laughed at how wrong that sentence was, and shook my head at him.
Happy Reading xo Jenn @ Bookworm Betties