I read Surviving Brooklyn from this author and fell in love with the way she writes so when she asked if I wanted to read an arc I was all over it.
To start this book off you will need tissues as you feel Candice’s heart break at the death of her fiance. Hold onto them as her world unravels one piece at a time. The moment she falls into the arms of her dead fiance’s partner that is the moment when the story begins.
I have to say that I was captivated. This book was a big WOW!!! I cannot believe the writer was able to suck me into another story when I was eagerly awaiting book two on her other series. This will be one for the history books because I can honestly say that I am floored by the way this new writer has the ability to draw you into the story and keep you hanging on. I do believe we will see her on the best seller list one day. I am more than happy to read anything she writes at this point.
This book is a must read, but be warned there is a cliff hanger. I Loved the twists and turns. Cannot wait to see where it goes from here
I love the yummy Jax. I am kinda hoping he is based on a real life character because he is one I would love to keep. His loyalty runs deep, and his heart is open for Candice. He allows her to breathe and find her way and even gets pissed at her. This is very rare for a book, but I love that the author was not afraid to go that route. I usually hate cliffhangers, but the fact that I actually hate this cliffhanger makes it awesome. My mouth was left open long enough for my husband to ask if I was catching flies. Where I thought this would be a HEA It is, but it isn’t if that makes any sense at all.I believe this author (in what I have read from her) will go far. She maybe new but her books are refreshing and not like others and that is what is going to carry her far in the author world. She writes as though she has had years of practice in getting ready to welcome these stories to the world. I have to say it is a pleasure whenever this author asks for a review. She is one that I honestly hope makes in this the author world, because she is one I would love to watch grow and get to read the stories on her way up. Not to mention the welcomed relief of not waiting a year between stories. She seems to get the books out every other month or so. I love that from any author!
I gave this story 5 stars because it covers everything I look for. It is easy to relate to the characters. It sucks you in and takes you along for the ride. I was so upset when it ended that I was constantly swiping my kindle trying to get the next story to magically appear. This is a must read if you are romantic. This is a must read if you love thrillers. And as an added treat I messaged the author to ask questions and she answered every one of them including an insight into the next book. I will be getting book two as soon as it is ready
I am a reviewer at Southern Charm Book Blog and came across this book and after some serious begging and pleading with the other girls, I was told I could read it first. I had read the authors earlier work, and wanted to read this one. I knew the author from reading Surviving Brooklyn and that was a book that has stayed with me since I read it. So, I wanted to see how the author did with a contemporary romance, only she didn’t write one.
First let me start by explaining that I was a little thrown off by the lovey-dovey cover. It is adorable, and I do love the cover, but I thought that meant it would be some silly little love story, and boy was I wrong. This writer has the ability to twist any situation and make it a KICK @$$ READ!
I went in expecting another typical boring HEA, and got the cliffhanger of a lifetime. This book got 5 PLUS STARS for hitting every emotion and dragging me into a story with twist and turns I never imagined possible. Ms. York can do no wrong when it comes to the romantic suspense, however she comes up with these ideas are a winner. Seriously her books are like coming up for fresh air after drowning in paperbacks. I would like to see her attempt at another genre, but don’t want to give up the mysterious thrillers she is feeding us to get one.
There is a need for tissues with the death of a loved one, there is love and healing in the power of friendship, there is betrayal and violence, there is HOT sex, and the twists that tie all of this up into a entertaining and captivating book. I love how the author made Candice an author, but she is down to earth and reacts as though she was a real person and not a fictional character. I applaud the writer for having the main character act without thinking and then allow the second main character (the man) to get pissed and not forgive Candice right away. That is just like what happens in real life, but something you don’t see very often in books.
Jax is hot and I would love to make him mine, but sadly he sits on the pages of my Kindle. If I ever find the right man, he will have Jax’s loyalty and dedication. That man would have moved Heaven and Earth for Candice and to catch his partners killer. He kinda deserves a HEA, but for my sake I am loving the cliffhanger.
I have to admit that my favorite part is when I read that Brooklyn and Mark were in this book and you get to see an outside view of who they are. The author advised me the books run along side each other, but just because Mark is in it doesn’t mean he survived Book one. (sigh, I just want a hint)
Elizabeth York proved herself worthy of the title author with Surviving Brooklyn, and now with a more romantically focused thriller she has confirmed what we already knew. This author will go far! I read a lot of books and have to say when you can grab my attention and keep me in the story from beginning to end, and leave me to crawl on my knees begging for the next book, you have a winner. I am on my hands and knees pleading to Ms. York to give us the next book soon.
Let me say the first part of the book made me want to cry, but then I grew with the character. I wanted to punch and hit people that got in her way. I wanted her to be successful and make it after everything she had been through. I could completely relate to her even though I hope I am never in that situation.
Candice is a rockstar when she and Brooklyn (from Surviving Brooklyn) link up. Those two could be the next Thelma and Louise the way they click together. Brooklyn’s adventurous side with Candice’s demand to get herself back made them kick ass friends that I would love to call my own.
Jax was dealt a rough deal. His partner died, Candice fled, and he had to spend his life with a woman who didn’t own his heart or does she? I have to wonder where Book two will go because it seems as though Candice got her down time to find her way, but Jax dove into work. He seems level headed, but is he?
What can I say about Mark…. OMG I love this man (from Surviving Brooklyn) the bar scene is something my husband has done to me lol. I seriously hope that he and Jax stay partners so we can follow along on what happens with him.
The cliffhanger. HOLY SHITBALLS!…. To the author: WTF you seem to have a knack for creating twists and turns that no one sees coming and making it keep you locked in the story. Just when I thought it would be a typical Happily Ever After you made me want to throw my kindle. You should work in Hollywood because they could use your cliff hanger ideas for plenty of what they do.
Because this book is not like Surviving Brooklyn I asked the author where she got the idea. She replied, “My family asked me to write something softer, and this is as soft as I get.” and all I can is Thank you Thank you Thank you. I would hate for writing to change when I love it as is.
In conclusion, the story got FIVE FREAKING AWESOME STARS! ONE FOR THE SEX, ONE FOR THE SUSPENSE, ONE FOR THE EMOTION, ONE FOR RELATABILITY, AND ONE FOR LEAVING NO UNANSWERED QUESTIONS EXCEPT FOR WHERE IS BOOK TWO???
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. First let me say WOAH! Like omg I feel like my heart was ripped out and cut into pieces then put back together to be stronger than ever only for my jaw to drop at the ending.
Candice is a strong woman who knows what she wants and is living her life until her entire world is shattered by the death of her fiance Chase. Seems like she tries really hard to hold herself together, but it is impossible not to lean on someone with that much heartache and pain.
Jaxson was Chase’s best friend and partner. The three of them had grown up together and that history made it difficult for Candice after spending the night with Jaxson. A slip of the tongue, a newly shattered heart and she went out the window.
Candice got a new job in a new town, and a whole new life. Her job was bringing her back to New York where she had left Jaxson, and it seems as though the NYPD sticks together as after her arrival Mark is called to go talk to her. Then just like a man, he led her right to Jaxson the one man she hadn’t spoken to since climbing out his window that night many months ago.
I won’t tell anymore because I can’t without a spoiler, but let me say What the…. that ending…. omg…. I need to know what happens.
I gave this book five stars for content, the ability to keep me entertained, and because this story is one that will rock you to your core and shatter you only to pick you back up and put you back together.