Pulled Beneath by Marni Mann tells the story of a young woman who goes through tremendous heartbreak and devastation after...more** 4 HEARTBREAKING STARS **
Pulled Beneath by Marni Mann tells the story of a young woman who goes through tremendous heartbreak and devastation after the murder of her parents one evening. Mann does a great job of captivating the reader's attention as well as conveying Drew's thoughts and emotions throughout the book. In addition, I also thought the author did a wonderful job capturing the imagery and setting of the story. Although I was rather hesitant and unsure about Drew at first, she definitely grew on me. I thoroughly enjoyed her relationship and chemistry with Saint, our heroine's main love interest. From their very first meeting, readers can instantaneously sense the attraction as well as the beginnings of a sweet romance between the two.
However, Pulled Beneath is also about Drew's journey in finding herself and essentially her place and 'home' after losing what she thought was her only family. DDrew struggles to move on after the death of her parents but eventually is blind-sided when she finds out that her parents have been keeping a secret from her: she has grandparents. When Drew meets Saint, she finds in him a kindling soul because he also has survived a devastating loss in his life. Overall, I truly enjoyed reading this and I look forward to more of Drew and Saint's journey in the future!
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Still Life with Strings by L.H. Cosway tells the story of two 'broken' individuals and the slow-burning romance that ignites...more** 4.5 BEAUTIFUL STARS **
Still Life with Strings by L.H. Cosway tells the story of two 'broken' individuals and the slow-burning romance that ignites between them. There is just something about the way Cosway writes that's just so darn beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time. Her heroes are always a contradiction and Shane is no exception! While shy and reserved in public, Shane is both commanding and sexy in private with Jade. Wow, who'd have thought?! I'm still shocked by how dynamic and explosive their relationship was!
From the get-go, Jade and Shane's first meeting would come to signify the beginning of their unique relationship throughout the book. Despite insisting on being only friends, Jade quickly becomes confused over her feelings for Shane as she continues to spend more time with him. On the other hand, Shane already knows whom he wants and that’s the one and only Jade Lennon. Every so often, Shane would touch and caress Jade... their relationship is filled with intense emotion and sexual chemistry, which was just torture by the way! And when these two finally decide to give in to the need... readers will be in for a ride.
However, there is more to their relationship than just the slow-burning romance between them. Jade and Shane are two individuals who are evidently broken by the life in which they lived in. All I can say is, everything came full circle. In the end, Still Life with Strings is a story about overcoming one's past and essentially finding love again. I thoroughly enjoyed this fantastic release by L.H. Cosway and I'm definitely looking forward to more!(less)