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Now I know what you're thinking. Alaska? There isn't anything sexy about Alaska. Well, that's where you're wrong. Alaska is HOT. Brad, I feel in love with him from the instant I 'met' him. And Dylan a member of the band, CRAZY HOT! I'm talking Christian Grey meets snow covered mountains, minus the BSDM! They also have this super HOT friend Chris (he's my Alaskan Gideon) All is well and dandy and moving progressively until BAM! There is a murderer on the loose. This book has everything to keep you on the edge of your seat. Buy it NOW!!!" ~2 Chicks and a Blog
About the Author
Best Selling Author Tiffany Carmouche has beengiven the title, The Queen of The Cliffhanger and BestUnknownAuthor You Need to Discover. When Tiffany Carmouché is not writing suspenseful romancenovels, you can find her sculpting, traveling, teaching, singing, dancing,escaping in music or enjoying her family. From skydiving in Alaska to scuba diving in Hawaii,Carmouché has traveled the world seeking adventure and it is apparent in thebooks she writes. Her adventures include riding camels in Africa, swimmingunder the stars in Puerto Rico, dancing salsa in Ecuador, and walking thecobblestone roads of Assisi, Italy. She has also found fulfillment working withthe disabled and orphans in Argentina and Mexico. Her most cherished moments,however, have been watching her two beautiful daughters grow and strive toaccomplish their own dreams. Despite all of these amazing experiences, she hassurvived many struggles. There was a time she felt defeated, but now she isrecommitted to savoring experiences both in the novels she writes and in thelife she lives each day. Her secret hope is that anyone who is struggling willrealize there is a light at the end of the tunnel and no matter how hard thefight, no matter how many times they have been knocked down, it is always worthstaggering up to their feet and learning to breathe again. Visit herauthor page atfacebook.com/TiffanyCarmoucheAuthor
File Size: 1304 KB
Print Length: 378 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1497312671
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: C & C Legacy; 2 edition (October 1, 2012)
I really hate leaving reviews for books when I feel like I must have read something completely different from everyone else. The story line was good, but I haven't been this frustrated....LOL, ok in about a couple of weeks. So here is the thing...yep, you know I am struggling to say this right without offending anyone or hurting the author's feelings if I started it that way. <SPOILERS ahead>
No way in hell can I relate to Nicole. On the one hand, I give her credit for moving to Alaska to seek a better life for herself and her daughter. On the other hand, naive is not how I would describe her. Incredibly ignorant, blind, annoying, frustrating...you get the point. And here is why I struggle...I loathe men who hit women. Hey, I'm a firm believer in that women should not hit a man either and not expect to get hit back unless it was justified. However, for a man to beat on a woman is unforgivable. I cannot, in any way, shape, or form understand how a woman can stay with a man who hit her. Or how she can forgive him or justify his abuse of her. The first inkling Nicole was going to drive me insane with frustration was her struggle to NOT give her ex another shot. Really? WTH? Next? Her reactions to situations. Then her blind trust in Steve. She took weeks to warm up to Dylan, but she just blindly trusted Steve? No one knew him, but all it took was him saying he had a nanny and his big tips and she was all over that! She took everything he said at face value and did not question it even when Dylan did. And Emily didn't help since she just encouraged her distrust in Dylan, but not in Steve.
Alright, so taking a step back. I can empathize with a single woman being leery of strange men especially when she is new to the town / /city / state. The fact that her and Emily did not go anywhere alone, without each other was smart. The fact that she came from an abusive relationship weakening her self-esteem was also understandable. And Dylan, yep, why risk your heart with a guy who is a man-whore. And yet, when she did start to date him and realized she didn't really know him and shouldn't just judge him based on his relationships or lack thereof, which she didn't have the details for either, she also made him jump through hoops. And everyone telling her how he should treat her and that her behavior was justified left me stunned. Yes, he acted a bit like a douche at the wedding, but then she didn't really handle that right either. And it shouldn't have been up to him to go to her. She was late. She should have grown a set and walked up to him to apologize and explain. Him always having to coddle and beg was just sad. She did so much to push him away and yet reacted like he was the one who was using her or leaving her or not understanding her, and that didn't sit well with me. Sorry! Calling it like I see it.
I liked Dylan. I liked Bradley less. Frankly, I thought he was a coward. I don't know his history since we didn't get much focus on him, but to find him at the end talking about loving her when throughout the book he did NOTHING to show that he thought of her as more than a friend...until of course after Dylan leaves to the Slope and he and she start to act inappropriately, just pissed me off. Again, she was so scared to get hurt by a guy that she pushed and pulled at Dylan, but when he isn't there and she had not heard from him...instead of the benefit of the doubt as to why, she starts to cozy up with his best friend? Yeah, I had issues with the book or rather with Nicole and some of her actions. However, it has really good bones and even though I wanted to smack her myself, I did find myself picking the book up again every free moment I had to find out what happens next.
I was asked to read and give this book an honest review.
Wow this book kind of left me stunned. Throughout some of it, I really wasn't sure what to think but when it all ended I was impressed with it.
We get to meet Nichole who is just trying to survive and live through a tough situation in life. I really connected with this character because I can honestly say that I once lived the same as she did. And like her I can proudly say I lived through it. I loved how strong she was through everything and how no matter what she never gave up. She was determined to make it her life and take care her daughter on her own. Yay! After an incident she realizes that she must leave and go and make a better life for her an Jessica. This decision takes her and her best friend Emily to beautiful Alaska. Where they both can make a fresh start. Just when she believes that she can do this for her and Jess with no worries and problems she is met with a roadblock. Well more like a mountain named Dylan. Swoon, Dylan. Dylan is in a band, and yes he is what you think. A hot cocky playboy who is with a new girl every night. But for some reason Nikki is drawn to him and no matter how many times she tells herself he is not what she needs in her life, she just can't seem to get him out of her head. But little does she know that Dylan feels the same way. I may have "awwwwed" a lot when I found this out. I fell totally in love with this man after all the stuff he did for her. The way he never let her give up and just his strong presence even made me feel safe. I am so considering moving to Alaska if all the men up there are like this lol. Does anyone know for sure?
Just when Nicole gives in to Dylan and finally moves Jessica up there to be with her, their safety is suddenly shattered by an unforeseen danger. Someone that she felt she could truly trust turns out to be something that your nightmares couldn't even come up with. After fighting for so long to survive, the biggest question is how will she ever make it out of this alive?
I am so telling you this book was definitely a heart stopper. Ugh, I couldn't put it down. I just kept thinking I know what's going on, I know who it is! Only to be totally surprised by the next page. There was a couple of spots that I kind of lost interest in but overall I was hooked. The characters were great and ohh the whole book, wow lol. The writing was great, I really like this author's style. When you pick this book up , please be sure to have some tissues and make sure to leave all the light on in the house. The end, oh the end. It just has my head spinning. I can not wait to read the next book.
My song for this book: Sleeping Beauty by A Perfect Circle
If you have read my other reviews you know I'm one to tell you like it is. If I didn't like it is ill say so if I did you will know. I'm a reader just like you and would want honesty. This was like a bad addiction and needing a fix. Tiffany took you on a journey . This grabbed you and pulled you in and made you feel you was on the journey right there with Nicole. Dylan, wow is all I can say.
I read this in hours. It was so good I could not put it down. A love story with a twist. Nicole is a strong willed and determined woman. She lived a life with domestic abuse, alcohol and cheating. Her heart is in art , until that is ripped away from her. Determined to make a better life for her and her daughter, she does the hardest thing ever. She moves across the U.S. to find a better life for her and the one thing that means the most her daughter. After, mishaps and bad luck she finally arrives in Alaska. She meets two amazing men Dylan and Brad.Knowing that love is the last thing she thinks she needs at the moment. Love it's the one thing that makes her feel complete. One becomes her best friend and the other becomes her world. Sometimes your best quality can be your worse enemy. Being to nice was one of her awesome qualities, but her worse enemy. The twist will have you in awe.