Published by Show n'ot Tell Publishing on June 20th 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
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Emma Walker was a writer who'd lost herself to someone else's anger--who had given up on ever feeling like herself again.Evan Levesque was a rock-god--the one all the woman wanted, but he'd never gotten used to the loneliness between the stage and real life.
With just one cup of coffee they'll begin a journey of self-discovery at each others sides, but can Emma handle Evan's fame while dealing with her own demons? Emma's checkered personal past, a bad relationship that haunts the edges of her memories, threatens to make everything implode on them when Evan takes matters into his own hands.
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but your words...they'll destroy my soul--Can Emma handle being put back together and facing who she's become because of it?
GENRE: New Adult>Contemporary RomanceMild to moderate sexual content
A 4 .5 star gem if ever there was one. I needed a feel good love story and after reading one or two other reviews, I took the chance and was not disappointed.
The story revolves around one Emma Walker (loner and recent college grad) and Evan Levanesque ( first and foremost, he should be labeled as a sweetheart, then as a hot rock God musician). We watch 2 endearing and worthy characters as they develop a relationship over a long distance, long separations, and too short reunions. I’m so glad I got to know them. The dialogue was very well done and it kept the feel of the story in the moment & very real.
Kudos to the author for doing a wonderful job developing and delving into the long term impact upon self worth, trust and fear that both verbal and physical abuse impart upon the victim – we saw just how deeply Emma was held in hostage by her experience with abuse and how she felt trapped in reacting to abuse from years before. We were able to watch her evolve in both confronting her fears and move forward- and of course it was her relationship with Evan that was the impetus in her growth. She would likely have remained stuck and what was great about the story is that she realized it and did something to change it.
Evans’ immediate devotion to Emma and the desire to actual work on developing their relationship made him immediately likable. Their connection was instantaneous and he had the wherewithal to stay the course – BRAVO.
And I just want to applaud the ending – again it was exactly┬áwhat I needed.
~Review by Cyndi