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I always followed the rules.
Until I went to Istanbul.
Until I met Tarek.
Perhaps I wasn't myself when I met him. Away from home, people often lose their self-restraint, like misplaced luggage, and do things they would ordinarily condemn in others.
Or perhaps ... this is the person I truly am. Bold. Shameless. Wicked.
Having been so cautious all my life, surely I can be forgive
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Paperback, 114 pages
Published October 28th 2013 by Createspace
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Carey Mckenna Jones
Oct 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ava Zavora has a way with words that screams "highlight!" This is a quick read that took an afternoon but I am still thinking of some scenes and passages hours later. I could tell it was going to be different when it started out with a beautiful poem I've never heard of but set the mood for the heroine's chance meeting with a stranger on a ferry.

"What I should do and what I want to do are two opposing forces. I have no idea which way I am going to end up."

I had the same reaction to Tarek that M
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Sage Bell
Oct 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"You haunt me, Mina. Even before I knew you, I felt your absence."
In Forever Elude Me Mina is a 30 year old bookeeper who is usually shy and virtuous. But something is missing from her life. She thinks that taking a trip to Istanbul is just the thing to bring adventure into her routine existence. Enter Tarek. He's arrogant and superior although very charming. Mina is so intrigued and attracted to Tarek that she's crushed when she finds out he's married.
From there, Mina wrestles with her conscie
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Ariel Simon
Oct 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
When the author asked me to review Forever Elude Me, I jumped on it because I loved her first book Rosethorn and I have a soft spot for Turkish guys since I dated one for eight months. My ex was the sweetest guy who I have many wonderful memories of so I was intrigued to read about a Turkish love interest.

Tarek is actually not sweet at all but still very hot. In fact he is the type of sexy that is full of himself. Selfish, arrogant, too smart for his own good but soooo irresistible. I can under
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Annette
Nov 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-read
Forever Elude Me tells the adventures of Mina, a bookkeeper who seems to be at a standstill in life. One day, Mina spontaneously decides to take a trip to Istanbul, Turkey, where she meets the intriguing Tarek. Tarek, who approaches her on her trip, falls into the Mina's heart and gives her a tour of the city. Mina feels a true connection with this man, but this fantasy comes to an end with a hidden secret being revealed. Overall, this story shows how life lessons can make one person stronger an ...more
Holly
10/29/13
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Another stunning story from Ava Zavora. I can't believe this stuff is free and not more popular. I have to ration her books because her writing is something to savor. I loved Rosethorn and I bought Dear Adam, too. Forever Elude Me is a novella about 100 pages long. I could have read more, but it was gorgeous and bittersweet in its brevity. Ms. Zavora brings passion and beauty and vibrancy to her characters and settings, which quickly captivates me and leaves me enchanted.

Now, yes, there is chea
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In my childhood, I rode water buffaloes and waded in swamps. Nowadays, I travel and write romantic stories about adventurous women.
“I want all of him – the large hands with scars that excited me, his nimble grace, how I feel when he touches me, his strangeness, his thoughts, his hair, how he looks at me, his stubbled jaw, the way his eyes crinkles when he laughs, his unexpectedness and familiarity, every secret I’ve yet to discover, mundane details of his life I’ve yet to take for granted, even the traits that I dislike and I know in time, had we the time, would make me hate him, his arrogance and conceit, his faithlessness, his maddeningly cryptic remarks – I want it all.

But I want it all to myself. I don’t want to share.”
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