This is my first attempt at the COYER Challenge (Clean Out Your E-Reader) that Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews just introduced me to! Basically, the challenge is to read and review as many books as possible from my TBR. There’s two ways to do this. First, the NO RULES, READ ALL YOU CAN challenge. Second, a SUMMER READING LIST challenge of thirty books. Click on the link to take you to the official sign-up post over at the COYER web-site where a complete list of rules and links can be found.
I’ll be doing the NO RULES, READ ALL YOU CAN challenge and I’ll post my progress throughout the summer. This should be FUN!😁
Thanks to this year’s hostesses: Michelle @ Because Reading is Better than Real Life, Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My! and Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun.
Here’s book THREE from my list of twenty books from my summer TBR!
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I’ve read a few books now from Tijan and I absolutely love her unique writing style! Tijan’s words have the uncanny ability to nudge my mind in a certain direction. She leaves small blanks in her intriguing storylines, nothing crazy that I couldn’t follow but just enough to engage my imagination..tricky to do but effective when done right! This one caught my attention and kept me turning the pages with it’s touch of mystery and thrills and the awesome chemistry and almost instant connection between Cole and Addison. Why not five stars? While I liked the characters, I didn’t LOVE them. Cole is the head of a Mafia family and I really wanted him to be more alpha and forceful. There were scenes when he showed his intense, dominant side but other times he seemed TOO soft and easy going. And although I love a man who’s confident enough to show his sensitive side, there’s just some characters (like Mafia men) that I prefer being “tough”! Addison’s character was full of contradictions too. Sometimes, she was incredibly strong and assertive but then she could also be naive and fragile. Overall, I ENJOYED Cole and Addy’s story. Told mostly from Addison’s POV with a happy ending.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
I shouldn’t have remembered him.
He was just a guy who walked through a restaurant. I didn’t know his name. We never made eye contact. There was no connection between us at all.
But I could feel him.
The tingle down my spine. The command in his presence. The snap of tension in the air around him. That was the first time I saw him, and I was captivated.
The second time was different.
He was in the mysterious back elevator of my apartment building. Our eyes met for a fleeting second before the doors closed, and I was staggered. My breath was robbed. My senses on high alert. My body hummed.
That was just the beginning.
He was the leader of the mafia. I was about to fall in love with him, and his name…
(AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE)
Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing a new YA series along with so many more from north Minnesota where she lives with a man she couldn’t be without and an English Cocker she adores.
To find what to read next of hers, go to http://www.tijansbooks.com
WALLSTREET JOURNAL, NEW YORK TIMES, AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR
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