Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Review & GIVEAWAY: "Weak without Him" by Lyra Parish

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Title: Weak Without Him (Weakness #2)
Author: Lyra Parish
Release Date: March 31, 2014
"Love is an emotion that will destroy you if you let it. It can ruin your life or create a new one. Jealousy isn't much different."
Jennifer Downs treads in dangerous waters. Finnley Felton is unaware. With the help of Lady Luck, they will make it through. Or will they? Texas is nothing compared to Vegas but among the bright lights and busy streets, Jennifer discovers who she is. Her life has changed, and for better or worse, she continues to live like tomorrow will never come. Sabotage. Hatred. Betrayal. Although love is beautiful and kind, it comes with consequences. Jennifer finds herself fighting. Fighting for her rights, for love, for Finnley, and for her life. Hearts may be broken. Lives will change. But the ultimate question remains: can love win all?  
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Weak Without Him (Weakness #2)
Weak For Him (Weakness #1)
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Finnley Felton has never been affected by a woman since the death of his first wife. That is until Jennifer Downs. She makes him feel again and look to the future. The problem is, he is out of touch with feeling. Can Jennifer handle how he expects the relationship to go? Is she to still be his dirty little secret?

Jennifer is out of the Elite and expects that life can only look up now that it's behind her. She's no longer the virgin for sale. When her insecurities get the best of her she makes decisions that could change her path in life. With changes comes knowing who to trust. Ulterior motives seem abundant and every time Jennifer thinks she'll get her HEA something or someone creeps in.

There always seem to be outside forces trying to keep Jennifer and Finnley away from each other. Their insecurities and inexperience in relationships only compounds the problems. Will they ever truly trust each other and believe they are 'it' for one another?
I loved the first book in this series and let me just say that this book is even better. This second book is diabolical at times. Making you wonder who and what is at play with the events in the story. We see the harsher side of prostitution at work and what happens when a diamond looses it's shine. This book picks up right where the other left off.

Don't expect a flowery romance here. It is a story wound with turmoil, both inner and outer. Even the strongest will show their insecurities as no one is sure who they can trust. This was a beautifully strong ending for a second book. There are still some things left unanswered and a third book expected out later this year "No Longer Weak".

This book could easily go beyond 5 stars as it makes you guess who is on whom's side. There are so many events that you simply don't expect to happen. It turns from romance to drama to suspense and more.

About the Author
Words make the world go round. I love to write, travel, and sing really loud at the top of my lungs in the shower. Sweet love stories (along with the dirty ones) make me gush. I am firm believer that a person can never have too many cats or cups of coffee, and that the F word is necessary. Forget the beach! Give me a gel pen, a stack of blank paper, and beautiful mountains!