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6 Not so innocent Stars
He'd calmed me when no one else could.
He'd saved me from myself.
If only they knew the truth...
But no one is listening, and his time is already up.
Tick, tick, tock.
If this book isn't proof that Ella Frank is an incredible writer, I'm not sure what is. This had to be hands down, bar none, one of the best Student/Teacher romances I have ever read. The writing, the story, the characters; I can't even put into words what this book did to me. But if I really had to try
If you're a fan of this author, this book is a must read. And if you've never read anything by her, than this book will have you putting her on your auto-buy list.
This will be a spoiler free review. I'm doing you a favor, believe me, because this is a book that simply has to be experienced.
The story captures you from the very beginning. Miss Frank gives you just a little taste of what's to come that will leave you sitting on pins and needles the entire time you're reading. You know that something happens, but you don't know what or when. You know where Addison ends up, but you don't know how. This book gave me the worst case of anxiety EVAR. I couldn't put it down. I had to know what happens next, and at the same time I was completely terrified of it happening.
Addison is a senior in high school, but she's not the typical young heroine you'd find yourself reading about. She's not shy, she's not even remotely meek, she's no virginal ingenue, and she's certainly not suffering from a low self esteem.
She has the perfect looks, the perfect life, the perfect boyfriend, the perfect everything...or does she Behind the veil of perfection, lost somewhere in the shadows of her darkest dreams, is a broken girl with a painful secret
But then everything changes when she comes to her first day of class and sees him.
My ending, staring right at me from the very beginning.
When Addison lays eyes on her history teacher, Mr. McKendrick, she knows that she has to have him. And she pursues him relentlessly, without any shame, using her entire arsenal of incredible looks, charisma and sexual temptation.
She was everything I couldn't have and shouldn't want, but the more she taunted, the more my resolve crumbled. Temptation had come to visit, and her steely determination would likely destroy us both.
The story is told in dual first person POV. As much as I loved being inside Addison's head, being able to see inside his head is what ultimately made this book. You feel his struggle to stay away from this girl. You feel how mcuh he fights it, how hard he tries, only to give into what you already know is inevitable.
Trust me, I do see you", he stressed.
"You're all I fucking see, Addison. When I close my eyes, when I open them, when I'm teaching. You're. There. All. The. Fucking. Time.
Sometimes I wish I'd never seen you."
Reading about their relationship was like watching a car crash about to happen and being powerless to stop it. You know that the odds are stacked against them, you know that the relationship is doomed. But at the same time you have NO FUCKING CLUE how or when. But you know that it will.
The book is told in alternate flashbacks from present to past. Ella Frank took two broken characters and alternating between erotic and emotionally charged, weaved it into an unforgettable, keep you at the edge of your seat story of a forbidden love.
If you've read her books in the past, you know that she can write a 'melt the panties right off of you' love scene. And this was definitely no exception. The two of them together was pure scorching hotness.
Look at you sitting here with your legs spread and my cock so fucking deep I don't think I'll ever leave. Jesus, Addison. I thought you were perfect before. Now I fucking know it.
I was stuck between trying to drag this book out as long as I can because I didn't want it to end and not being able to put it down because I simply had to know what happens next.
Temptation be damned. I'd given in long ago. She was now my very own personal sin.
It was simply perfect.
You're going to be the death of me."
Life is full of ironies, because with him, I'd never felt more alive.
This is a book that I cannot recommend enough. It will steal your breath, capture your heart and break it all at once. It's just one of those books that will stay with me for a long time. I feel the mother of all book hangovers coming on after this.
Read it. Experience it. Fall in love with it.
Ella, I may be running on 3 hrs of sleep and too much coffee and my nails might be chewed to shit with the amount of anxiety this story gave me, but DAMN, woman! I will now forever worship at the altar of your awesomeness.
**ARC courtesy of author in exchange for an honest review**
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He had other plans for her.
Would you go through Hell for the one you love?
VEILED is a STANDALONE paranormal romance and urban fantasy from the New York Times bestselling author of The Lie and The Pact.
It’s something that Ada Palomino has always known so well, having grown up in a house of horrors, surrounded by a family plagued by ghosts and demons and things that go bump in the night.
But after the sudden and tragic death of her mother two years ago, death has never felt so personal.
Or so close.
Now eighteen, Ada is trying to move on with her life and the last month of summer holds nothing but sunshine and promises with her first year at a Portland design school just around the bend.
That is until her increasingly violent and realistic dreams, dreams of other worlds, of portals and veils where her mother is tortured and souls bleed for mercy, start to blend into reality. Ada has to lean on her older sister, Perry, to try and make sense of it all but even then, she’s never felt more alone.
Then there’s Jay. Tall, handsome and deeply mysterious, Jay would be just another stranger, a familiar face on the bus, if it wasn’t for the fact that Ada has met him before.
In every single dream.
And the more that Ada is drawn to him in both worlds, the more she’s in danger of losing everything.
Including her heart.
And her very soul.