REVIEW: Only Ever You by Rebecca Drake

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Jill Lassiter’s three-year-old daughter disappears from a playground only to return after 40 frantic minutes, but her mother’s relief is short-lived–there’s a tiny puncture mark on Sophia’s arm. When doctors can find no trace of drugs in her system, Jill accepts she’ll never know what happened, but at least her child is safe.

Except Sophia isn’t. Someone is watching the Lassiter home in an affluent Pennsylvania suburb, infiltrating the family’s personal and professional lives. While Jill struggles to balance building her photography business with parenting high-spirited Sophia, and David is distracted by pressure to make partner at his law firm, both of them are holding on in a marriage that’s already been rocked by loss.

Three months after the incident at the park, Sophia disappears again, but this time Jill and David become the focus of police and media scrutiny and suspicion. Facing every parent’s worst nightmare a second time, Jill discovers that someone doesn’t just want Sophia for her own, she wants to
destroy the entire family.

 

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Based on the synopsis, I thought this book would blow me away but something was a little off. I’m not sure how to explain it and I can’t particularly put my finger on it because even though the storyline was a little predictable it kept my attention yet it still lacked the “wow” factor. The main takeaway from this book in which Drake illustrated in a very fascinating yet disturbing fashion is that even though one thinks they have gotten away with being deceitful eventually everything done in the dark will come to light.

Rating: 3.5

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of Only Ever You in exchange for an honest review.

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REVIEW: When A Man Loves A Woman by Tumika Cain

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The stars seemed to have been aligned for Avery and Alicia. From the outside looking in, Lady Luck passed their way and left a fortune! They had a whirlwind, fairytale romance filled with all the little things that make dreams come true, a wedding of grace and beauty, and perfectly magical careers that produced almost enough money to burn. They were the picture-perfect couple.
Unfortunately, time has a way of revealing fissures in what appears to the naked eye as impenetrable. The results send this fairytale romance spiraling out of control.
Avery, as perfect and so right as he seemed, struggles to free himself from his demons. He clings to this delicate relationship that he desperately needs as if his last breath depends on it. Alicia, on the other hand, struggles to make the necessary corrections that will release her from a prison of unexpected, agonizing turmoil.
A novel of enduring strength, undeniable empowerment, and the compelling ability to overcome incredible odds, Book one in the When a Man Loves a Woman series is a powerhouse that will impact readers long after the last words have been read.

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Wow, what an extremely powerful portrayal of domestic violence and the secrets that lie behind closed doors. Alicia and Avery’s story is one that so many couples face, but are afraid to admit and then seek help and/or treatment. When A Man Loves A Woman perfectly illustrates how the baggage from our childhood can easily turn into a big bag of mess when an adult if we don’t deal with the issue(s) appropriately.

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Deadly Satisfaction by Trice Hickman Review

  

  

It’s been two years since Johnny Mayfield’s murder rocked Amber, Alabama. His death, along with the illicit personal scandals that preceded it, created more drama than the town had ever seen. But now life is back to normal, at least for his widow, Geneva. Or so it seems.

 Happily remarried, Geneva has to admit her life is better than ever. Her upscale salon is thriving, and she finally has the baby she always wanted. But when she hires nanny Morgan Whitman, she discovers the deceptively matronly woman is stirring up drama, causing Geneva to question many things—including who really killed Johnny. Add local gossip columnist Shartell Brown and tell-it-like-it-is Donetta Pierce to the mix, and soon vicious rumors, terrifying threats, and long held secrets may add up to another shocking murder—one that will rival even Johnny Mayfield’s.
  

At the beginning of this book there should be directions similar to what’s given before take off: “At this time, make sure your seat backs and tray tables are in their full upright position and that your seat belt is correctly fastened,” because Deadly Satisfaction is one heck of a ride!!!

Everything about this book is perfect from the characters, the pace, and the action. It also includes a very unexpected romance that gives a new definition to loving a person for who they truly are. If you’re looking to pass a few hours with books that will keep you gasping from the entertainment and drama then I highly recommend the first book in this series, Secret Indiscretions and the follow up, Deadly Satisfaction. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of Deadly Satisfaction in exchange for an honest review. 

  
  

  
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