Friday, March 21, 2014

Review: "Giving In" by M.R. Joseph

The Sandy Cove Series
Book 1 By M.R. Joseph
 Harlow is a broken woman. She's trying to escape her past, but her mind won't let her. There are some things that just won't ever be made right and they will forever haunt her. They all have to do with him, the man who's name is never said in her presence. The only bright spot in her miserable existence is the quickie she had in the bathroom of a bar with a perfect stranger. Perfect as in hypnotic eyes, perfect body, and man did the man know how to use that perfect body.
Cruz may be a rent-a-cop now, but he hasn't always been. He's seen things as a child that people die never experiencing. He's ashamed of his mother, doesn't know his father, and has only his brother and sister-in-law for family. He's always up to get in and get out, but none of the women compare to the one hot romp with the oh so hot woman with the ice cold demeanor. He only got her first name, but she's a woman he'd never forget.
This book follows Harlow and Cruz from their first hook-up, to their reaquaitance and all the drama that ensues. This story will have you laughing out loud! This group of young adults are out to party and let loose. There's very little bashfulness to them, so you get some in your face moments. It's also a very raw and emotional read. It deals with some topics that are sensitive and painful for the characters.
This is quite literally a can't put it down book. I finished it in a night which is no small feat as it is a novel length, but such a good read that you simply must reach the end. Be prepared for an ending that isn't the end as this is the first book of the series. The end leaves us with many questions as to what will happen in the future. We know how everyone has reacted to the truth, everyone that is except for one person.
This is one of the best books I have read this year. It is a very strong start to what I can only imagine to be a fabulous series to come. This is a must read for 2014 and the years to come.

Cruz & Harlow’s Playlist
Beneath Your Beautiful~Laberyth feat. Emile Sande
Try Again~Keane
Let Go~Ellie Nash
Who you love~John Mayer/ Katy Perry
Lucky Now~Ryan Adams
Passenger~Let her go
I’m moving on~ Rascal Flatts
The Story~ Brandi Carlisle 
Demons~Imagine Dragons
Hundred~ The Fray
Kiss Me Slowly~ Parachute
Summer Again~ The Afters
Sweet Disposition~ The Temper Trap
Follow Through~ Gavin DeGraw
You Could Be Happy~ Snow Patrol
A Great Big World~ Say Something
Evanescence~ My Heart Is Broken
Linkin Park~  What I’ve Done
Just Like Heaven~ The Cure
I'm a book nerd turned writer who loves the 'Happily Ever After' mixed with a bit of suspense, drama, and the occasional cliffhanger! My love of books has brought me on my writing journey. I began writing my first book in July 2012 and since that time I have created 2 series. The first series, 'The Reunion Series' debuted in November 2012 and two books followed. You Belong With Me & Letters To Luca. Even though a series, each book is a stand alone giving you different stories about reunions. My new series which will be a continuation series called 'The Sandy Cove Series' will release in March 2014. The first book is entitled 'Giving In'. I'm still an avid reader and huge Indie Author supporter! Here's where you can find my books: