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Sebring by Kristen Ashley
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“Just so you don’t forget.
You mean more to me today than you did yesterday.
And yesterday, you meant a fuckuva lot to me.”


Is it just me, or did it feel like forever for this book to come out? Well, it's finally here and just between the two of us...it didn't disappoint. I'm surely not alone in my curiosity about Nick Sebring, Knights nefarious and slightly unhinged brother. With Knight actually being my very first Kristen Ashley book I ever read, I can honestly say I have nostalgic feelings about the ending of the series and getting to read Nick's story.

From the first moment we met him, Nick was an up to no good spoiled asshole, who tried to fuck with his brother's life every which way he could. Well, things have changed. He is all grown up, had a change of heart, saw the flaws in his behaviour and went through some tough things that shaped him into a quite fascinating and admirable character. Always a good way to start a story.



”He made me laugh. He made me feel. He made me believe there was something to me.”


Over the course of the Unfinished Hero series and the span of quite a few years Nick Sebring has become a different man. Five years ago his love and truly the person who helped him become a better person was murdered right in front of his eyes. Ever since he has had revenge on his mind. And his way in is none other than the daughter of the man responsible for his misery.

“Beauty bound.
She was not a ghost who could be seen.
She was a hostage in a lavage cage.”


Olivia Shade is the daughter of Vincent Shade, a crime boss in Denver. She works in the family business and runs people for him. Her whole life is very controlled by her family. There really is no escape for her, a reality she had to face early on and to this day dreads on a daily basis. She is stuck and only when she meets Nick Sebring she starts to believe in a future outside her cage.

Their first meeting sets the tone for the whole book. Explosive, sexually charged and unapologetic. An interesting pair and relationship, built on secrets, revenge and fear? What could possibly go wrong?



“Life is short and it mostly sucks so who cares what the nutritionist thinks?”


For me reading a Kristen Ashley book is the perfect escape from reality. I know her style, her writing is consistently detailed and rich. Her stories have some kind of formula to them that just works for me. Alpha male hero who saves the day and the perfect female character who likes to bake and creates a home. There is almost always some mystery or danger, which in the grand scheme of things doesn't really hurt the hero or the heroine, but creates enough tension to keep the story flowing.

Now, Sebring has some of those elements, but others fly right out of the window. Of course Nick is an alpha male with a certain danger surrounding him. Determined and in charge. But Olivia is no cute damsel in distress. She has a criminal background and there really is not much thought about the moral right or wrongness of her actions. It's her family business and despite being trapped in the world she doesn't much question their way of making money. Olivia is no doormat, she is equally as domineering as her male counterpart and the battle of wills alone makes this a fascinating and fun read. Really Nick has his work cut out to break down her walls. But good news, she does make high-calorie desserts. ;)

Now as for the conflict in this story. Other than my usual KA reads I had this constant fear of impending doom in my gut. Given both Nick and Olivia's background there is just no other way. The other shoe will drop eventually. Just a question of when and how much is it going to hurt. Which in return makes this the most gritty KA read for me so far.

Sebring is a nice addition to the Unfinished Hero series and an excellent way to finish it. It was wonderful to catch up with all the previous heroes and just getting lost in this world again was the best way to start of my reading year.


**ARC very kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review.





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Reading Progress

November 16, 2015 – Shelved
December 25, 2015 – Started Reading
January 1, 2016 – Finished Reading

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Ruth I am sooooooo envious...

Anxiously awaiting your review...


ღFloღ the coffee addict Ruth wrote: "I am sooooooo envious...

Anxiously awaiting your review..."


Hahah. Awesome, right? I have a few more books to finish first, but I can't wait to start this.


FMABookReviews Congrats! Enjoy!!


Christie«SHBBblogger» Can't wait to see what you think of this! I'm so curious about Nick's story! Congrats on your arc, Flo. :D xx


ღFloღ the coffee addict Christie«SHBBblogger» wrote: "Can't wait to see what you think of this! I'm so curious about Nick's story! Congrats on your arc, Flo. :D xx"

I'm almost done reading and man, he is quite the character. Really enjoyed it so far. ;D Thanks, babe!!


Ruth You are a tease!!! Hurry up and review girl!!!
;)


ღFloღ the coffee addict Ruth wrote: "You are a tease!!! Hurry up and review girl!!!
;)"


Ahhhh. So sorry, babe!! My review is due for the BT on the 12th, but I'll try and finish it this week and post it here before that.


Ruth ღFloღ the coffee addict wrote: "Ruth wrote: "You are a tease!!! Hurry up and review girl!!!
;)"

Ahhhh. So sorry, babe!! My review is due for the BT on the 12th, but I'll try and finish it this week and post it here before that."


GRRRRRRR.....

:)


ღFloღ the coffee addict Ruth wrote: "ღFloღ the coffee addict wrote: "Ruth wrote: "You are a tease!!! Hurry up and review girl!!!
;)"

Ahhhh. So sorry, babe!! My review is due for the BT on the 12th, but I'll try and finish it this we..."


Ruuuuuuuth!! I posted it! ;D


Jennifer Kyle AMAZING Review Flo!!! Cant' wait :DD


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Lo Bookfrantic Excellent review Flo! <3


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Michelle Wonderful review huni xxx


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message 17: by Ruth (new) - rated it 3 stars

Ruth ღFloღ the coffee addict wrote: "Ruth wrote: "ღFloღ the coffee addict wrote: "Ruth wrote: "You are a tease!!! Hurry up and review girl!!!
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Ahhhh. So sorry, babe!! My review is due for the BT on the 12th, but I'll try and fini..."



Fabulous review As always babe!!! Thank you!!! Can't wait to get my hands on this one!!


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Jen Fabulous review lovely! ❤️


Christie«SHBBblogger» Beautifully reviewed, Flo! I'm really looking forward to reading this one. The feedback is very promising so far. xx


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Elle Lovely review Flo! ;D


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Kim Bailey Knight was my first KA book too! Great review, Flo! :)


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Loz excellent review, flo!! looking fwd to this one.


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xoxoxo


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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession Great review Flo :)


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Dee Montoya Fantastic review!!!! You make even more excited about this book. I totally pre-ordered.


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Saffron Fab review bestie! Cant wait to read it :)


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Amanda Great review, Flo.


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Michelle Awesome review Flo:))


Kirsten Awesome review Flo! Yay! Less than a week for me to devour! I'm so glad you loved. I'm glad Olivia was a great heroine too! Ugh! I don't want all thes great series to end! Can't they just go on forever??? xoxo


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Jayme Wonderful review, Flo!:)


Beverly Fab review, Flo! xx


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Candace Great review, Flo! :)


Maida»-(¯`v´¯)-» FAB review, hun!! I'm so with you, KA and her writing style just do it for me. Its also the alpha men, but who counts those when it comes to KA, right? LOL ;P I cannot wait to dive into this series, especially now that its over and I don't have to wait for any of the books to come out. And KA has a kickass heroine, definitely looking forward to meeting Olivia. So glad the series wrapped up wonderfully for you! :D xoxoxo


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S.M. West Gorgeous, Hawkey and love your casting.xo


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Patrycja Wonderful review...x


ღFloღ the coffee addict Jennifer wrote: "AMAZING Review Flo!!! Cant' wait :DD"

Thanks, hun!! xx


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Thanks, Pav!! xx


ღFloღ the coffee addict Sabrina wrote: "Wonderful review, hon! I'm so excited for this one ;)"

Thanks, Sabrina!! xx


ღFloღ the coffee addict Ophelia's Book Blog wrote: "Fab Review! Can't wait to read it xx"

Thanks, hun!! xx


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ღFloღ the coffee addict Brandi wrote: "Excellent review, Flo! I can't wait to read this one! xx"

Jessica wrote: "Great review Flo :)"

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Loz wrote: "excellent review, flo!! looking fwd to this one."

Kim B wrote: "Knight was my first KA book too! Great review, Flo! :)"

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Thanks, guys!! xx


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Alba and Her Secrets..♥ wrote: "Wonderful review, babee!! I literally cannot wait to read this!!!! :) xx"

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Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘ wrote: "Wonderful review, Flo :)! Beautiful graphic!"

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Dee wrote: "Fantastic review!!!! You make even more excited about this book. I totally pre-ordered."

Thanks so much, guys!!<33


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