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Nina Lane is a gifted writer whose talents magically
place me within her story. She wields absolute power over my emotions by
forcing me to experience the joy, passion and heartache of all of her characters.
Lays a path I know will not be easy, but will always be beautiful. “Break the
Sky” is no different. Archer and Kelsey’s romance is one laced in desire, pain
and self-discovery. How I do enjoy savoring a tale of fractured souls,
weathering life’s storms, striving to find their inner strength and love. Once
again, Lane’s novel does not disappoint.
Archer West is a down right sexy and rebellious
tattooed bad boy. Kelsey March is an
atmospheric scientist/professor whose tornado-tracking project is on the brink
of being shut down. On a chance meeting, erotic sparks fly and their attraction
is so powerful, so carnal, it’s consuming. Their lives are worlds apart, but
together their sexual chemistry is raw, tumultuous and cataclysmic.
I fell in love with Archer almost instantaneously.
I have a special place in my heart for deliciously handsome and wild bikers. I
could not resist his charms; Archer wormed his way into my heart with all his
dirty pillow talk and larger than life character. However, what sets him apart
from the stereotypical “bad boy” is his gentleness. He is not one of those Alphas
whose asshole-ish ways piss me off only swoon when he finds redemption. He
possesses a definite edge with tenderness so sweet it overwhelmed me. The way
he is so in tune with Kelsey’s fears and understands her needs was
heartwarming. And when is comes to sex, Archer is a take-charge type of man. Total
Alpha - dominating and an incredibly demanding lover – off the charts
Archer is a complex character. I loved seeing the world
through his eyes. His life experiences,
events from his childhood, family dynamic and unpleasant past, made him the man
Kelsey is drawn too. His background and secrets
buried in his childhood memories pulled on my heartstrings. I was overcome with
the urge to reach out and comfort him. His rough persona barely skims the
surface – beauty lies underneath all his ruggedness and the way he loves and
evolves was admirable. He is a magnificent Alpha hero. This is one of the many
reasons I love Lane’s tales – her attention to details and tapping into emotions
lures you into the lives of her characters. It’s brilliant.
Kelsey is sassy, stubborn and a bit dramatic. Can’t
blame her, her professional career is careening out of control and she is
attracted to a man she believes is totally wrong for her. (Fighting her desire
to Archer is an understatement). Kelsey is a tough nut to crack – a perfect
challenge for the likes of Archer. Now, I appreciate the angst and chase… the
push and pull a couple works through. But, I felt at times Kelsey was a tad too
insensitive towards Archer. Found myself frustrated with her character a few
times throughout the story. Never the less, I respected her strength. She was a
perfect complement for a multifaceted man like Archer.
I like the use of symbolism Lane weaves into her
tales. Their love affair mimics the
tornado – stormy, intense and turbulent. The writer’s use of metaphors gives
great insight into her characters’ psyche and leads you to understand what lies
within the depths of their souls.
I truly enjoyed “Break the Sky”. Written in dual
point of view gave me more insight into the characters, making them more intriguing,
and easier to make connections with. Lane has an exquisite writing style,
providing detailed scenes in which I felt all the passion, heat, sorrow, love
and joy both Archer and Kelsey experienced. Her stories stir a powerful
range of emotions. If you are looking for a read that will capture your heart
and touch your soul, I highly recommend “Break the Sky”.
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Hopeful is a cute, lighthearted second chance at
romance, feel good love story. Louise Bay presents a sweet tale of college
sweethearts falling in love, yet sadly drifting apart.The beauty of a lonely woman journeying through
life hoping to cope with her choices, move forward and repair a fractured
relationship with one of the most important people in her world.
Joel and Ava, best friends and college sweethearts
living in London, were young and head over heals in love. Being entwined in a
close circle of judgmental friends, Ava believed it was best to hide their
relationship. Never the less, their
feelings were true and they shared some pretty steamy nights together. All seem well until circumstances tore them
apart. Joel moved to New York and embarked on a successful career. Never
wanting to be apart from Ava, Joel begged her to follow and live happily ever
after. Ava found she could not leave her home, thus their relationship came to
an end. But Joel remained forever in her heart. After eight long years, Joel
has returned home. And this sets a chain of events turning Ava’s life
upside-down, urging her to set a path and move on.
Ava was a peculiar yet likeable character. I felt she was a bit too insecure, immature and preoccupied with the opinions of her friends rather than being concerned
about her feelings. But as the story
progressed, Ava’s managed to sort herself out, finding her inner strength by
showing everyone in her life her true feelings for Joel. Her character blossomed late in the story,
but had me cheering as she fought hard to overcome her struggles.
I adored Joel and admired his confidence, strength and
determination. But, found myself wanting to know more about him, his inner
thoughts, and what was going on in his life during their time apart. I felt his pain in longing for Ava. On pins and needles hoping he could break through barriers and overcome obstacles.. Joel was a sexy and charming book boyfriend and a perfect match for befuddled Ava.
Hopeful is a delightful, fast paced love story.
Told from Ava’s point of view, we see their beginning relationship grow from a
friendship into infinite love. Bay gives us a glimpse from both past and
present tense and the transition between the time periods was masterfully
written. An enjoyable story of eternal love, passion, life long friendships and
discovering inner strength.