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The Throwaway Year Paperback – September 29, 2013
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About the Author
Pepper Pace is the pen named used by author Kim Chambers, a name that she has penned for her unique brand of Interracial/multicultural erotic romance. While her stories span the gamut from humorous to heartfelt, the common theme is crossing racial boundaries. Stories written under the Pepper Pace brand often deal with taboo situations. Readers find themselves questioning their own sense of right and wrong, attraction and desire. The author believes that an erotic romance should first begin with romance and only then does she offers a look behind the closed doors to the passion. Kim Chambers lives in Cincinnati, Ohio where many of her stories take place. She has a son and daughter, two dogs and a cat. She writes in the genres of science fiction, youth, horror, street lit and poetry. She is a member of several online role-playing groups and hosts several blogs. In addition to writing, the author is also an artist, an introverted recluse, a self proclaimed empath and a foodie. Pepper Pace can be contacted at her blog, Writing Feedback: http://pepperpacefeedback.blogspot.com/ or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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If there was one thing that I do wish was more similar to "Beast" with this novel, it would be the length of the novel, as well as getting Brian's POV. I felt I missed out on a lot of really getting to know him. I wanted to hear his voice, see his reactions through his own words. Not just according to Hayden's POV. While these two have great chemistry together, & the places they are both at in their lives allows them to be open to one another, I still wish I could have gotten Brian's perspective as well, while these things unfolded. Not to belittle the growth of Hayden's character or the issues that she was fighting through, but Brian's issues not only affected him internally & externally, they affected people close to him greatly. A ripple effect of sorts. So I would have loved to see a broader scope with him, before witnessing he & Hayden coming full circle together.
If we would have gotten this then I would have gotten more time with them as well. I love these two together. They make me giddy...
And Brian just has this thing about him that leaves a chick like...
*winks* "How you doin?"
But I do so love their story. I love the pacing of this book & the message that it brings with it. It's not only realistic, but it's quite touching & erotically hot. And the ending was just beautiful. I couldn't put it down.
I would highly recommend this read. Keep it up Ms. Pace!
Some people don't realize how truly awesome they are, until an event triggers some type of change and you have as Oprah would say, your "aha" moment. Hayden was just that person. She basically thought her life was worthless and didn't put much value on who she was until she got dumped by her deadbeat boyfriend of six years. The realization then hits home that she has to take charge of life. This means both internally and externally. She uses affirmations as a way to encourage herself in her daily journey and what a journey it was. Along the way she finds herself and falls in love with Brian, who was also seeking redemption. He was encouraging, loving, caring and continually uplifts her spirit.
Overall, this was a really great read, not as intense as some of her other stories but a great book if you're feeling desolate and need some encouragement. Bravo Ms. Pace, Bravo! I can't wait to see what next she'll write about.
I love this story because it was real--everyone has experienced some of what these characters went through; you recognize that chain smoking co-worker, that high/hungover guy in the cubicle next to you, and/or the messy one in this story. This storyline was fast-paced--nothing redundant, and I got my required HEA(I finished at 4am with a smile).
This book was so much more than a love story. For me, it was a self-help/women's fiction story told through the eyes of a woman that found "two" true loves; herself and Brian.
It's been a long since I've connected so well with the heroine of a book; I love Hayden! She was refreshingly honest with herself and others once she realized she needed to shed the old baggage from her life. I am so pleased she did not waiver in her journey to become a better person.
The books moves at a good pace, it is well edited and full of character development. In fact, we see the characters blossom in this story.
This author has found a unique niche in the literary world. She has the ability to take a section of society that many of us pass by or ignore and make us fall in love with them and see that segment of the population through new eyes. I am a big FAN.