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Guest Lightning Review: Forgiveness: Alek & Rose by Amanda N. Richardson

Posted December 29, 2013 by Tracy in Reviews | 1 Comment

Guest Lightning Review: Forgiveness: Alek & Rose by Amanda N. RichardsonReviewer: Tracy
Forgiveness: Alek & Rose by Amanda Richardson
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: November 19, 2013
Format: eARC
Source: Author
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 63
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Escape into the emotional and turbulent world of Alek and Rose, in the first of four novellas by Author Amanda Richardson. Due to strong sexual content, this story is best enjoyed for those 18+.

Alek and Rose have been best friends for years. They have also been in love with one another for just as long, without letting one another know. A night of celebrations turned out for the worst when Rose leaves without a trace. She is gone for just over a year with no contact with anyone, not even her best friend. No one knows why she left, except one man, who won’t tell anyone for fear of getting himself into more than one kind of trouble.

After losing something precious and undergoing a harsh recovery Rose has returned home to face her demons and finally acknowledge her feelings for Alek. Dealing with such a painful loss has taught her that she needs to live life to the fullest. Her goal when she shows up in town is, to tell Alek the truth of what happened, admit how she feels, and hope that he feels the same way.

Alek has been miserable without Rose, and has guilt of his own, but when Rose comes back he will do anything he can to show her how much he has always loved her. Even when her big secret is revealed and he struggles to rein in his temper he sets out to get the one thing he has always wanted: Rose.

Will Alek and Rose be able to overcome their own obstacles and be together for the long haul?

So Rose comes back to her hometown, and Alek, after a year of being gone with no word to anyone. She’s got demons to lay at rest and she hopes that Alek can accept her explanation and forgive her for her perceived sins and for leaving for a year.

Alek is a man who is completely immature, imho. When Rose disappeared he asked around the bar they were at but didn’t really look for her. He acted out that night and then during the year while he asked a couple of people if they knew anything about her whereabouts he made no attempt to find her. He appeared to want to wallow in his own pity for who her leaving affected him and not worry about the reasons she left in the first place.

Rose’s leaving was crazy. I understand that she felt she had to and why but frankly it was a bit insane. The reasons in her head as to why she had to leave just screamed high schooler to me and this was a woman who had already graduated college. IDK this just reeked of immaturity and I just couldn’t get into the whole story.

It was all a bit on the slow and dark side and I couldn’t feel for any of the characters, unfortunately. I’m not sure that this series is for me.

Rating: 2 out of 5

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This title is available from Amanda N. Richardson. You can buy it here or here in e-format. This book was provided by the author is exchange for an honest review.


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What I Read Last Week

Posted December 17, 2013 by Tracy in Features | 0 Comments

Happy Tuesday!

Yes, this post is going up on Tuesday because I’m seriously hella behind. Things are falling by the wayside as work is wiping me out completely every day. It’s obviously one of the busy seasons here at the church so I’m just trying to keep afloat. I actually only worked half a day yesterday to try and catch up with laundry, housework and completing my holiday decorating. I thought this post was gonna get done at that time but apparently there was just too much to do! lol Crazy.

Anyway, things here are gearing up for Christmas. The kids are so excited about Christmas. We’ll go to my in-laws this Sunday to celebrate as that’s the only time we can all get together. It will be weird on Christmas to just be at home with the hubby and kids. As ALL of my family is all out of state now it’s just us four. I’m sad I won’t see them in person but Skype will be busy that day. 🙂

So….what I read last week:

I started off the week with Christmas Kitsch by Amy Lane. A wonderful book about 2 boys who are so very different but find what they need in the other. It was great and I highly recommend it. You can read my review here. 5 out of 5

Love this chicks hair!

Next was Jealous and Freakn’ by Eve Langlais. The story was about a woman who has known her mate was since she was 10 but he thinks he sees her as a sister and refuses to acknowledge her as his mate. Along comes another shifter and lo and behold, he’s her mate as well. Once he gets jealous he finally decides to admit that he’s wanted her for years but thought it was wrong. This was a fun and funny story that I really enjoyed reading. 4 out of 5

Elite by Rachel Van Dyken was a re-read. I wanted to read Elect which is book 2 in the Eagle Elite series but it’s a complete continuation from book 1…which I hadn’t read for a while. I wanted to be completely in the know so…it was re-read time. You can read my review here. 4 out of 5

Elect by Rachel Van Dyken is the continuing story of Trace & Nixon but also adds Chase, Nixon’s cousin into the mix to make a nice little love triangle. I’m not a fan of love triangles but this one was very readable and didn’t drive me batty – yay! 🙂 You can read my full review of the book here. 4 out of 5 

The Scandal in Kissing an Heir by Sophie Barnes is the story of Rebecca who was orphaned and taken in by her aunt and uncle who are horrid. She would do anything to avoid marrying the ancient suitors they have courting her – even fake madness for two years. Now she’s looking for a younger husband and she’s got her eye on Daniel. Daniel HAS to get married according to his uncle or he’ll be cut off. Turns out marriage is the best thing that ever happened to him. Great story. Liked both Rebecca and Daniel a lot. 4 out of 5

Forgiveness: Alek & Rose by Amanda N. Richardson was the story of, you guessed it, Alek and Rose who grew up together and were close friends who were each afraid to stated their true feelings. Then Rose disappears for a year and then comes back to finally tell Alek what’s up, why she left and how she feels about it. The characters were immature at best and Alek had serious anger issues. Rose seemed strong on one hand and then weak at others and I couldn’t get a true handle on her. This one was ok but really not my cuppa. 2 out of 5 (read for Book Binge)

The Valentine’s Arrangement by Kelsie Leverich was about tattoo artist Ronnie who lusts after her soldier client Kale. They start a no strings sexual relationship which quickly turns to love. The love happened rather quickly even though they were parted for months. I guess I thought that because Ronnie didn’t talk to Kale the entire time he was deployed. This was a good one but I did have some issues with it. 3 out of 5

His Teddy Bear by Eve Langlais was about a short chubby bear shifter named Teddy who finds out her mate is big, bad, beautiful wolf shifter, Reece. Reece dates tall, leggy blondes so when he first realizes that Teddy is his mate he’s not thrilled. He then gets to know her, despite Teddy’s best efforts to constantly run away, and finally realizes that its what’s inside that counts. Yes, Reece was an ass but I really liked him by the end of the book. 3 out of 5


My Book Binge reviews that posted last week:
Taming a Wild Scot by Rowan Keats

Happy Reading!

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