Wow! That’s it in a nutshell as I sit here contemplating how to start this review.
, by Devon Gray
is the first ever e-book I’ve bought on-line, a forte into an unknown universe for me. I bought it because Devon is a really good friend of mine and I wanted to show support for her first publication. I had planned all along to do a review and post it here on my blog. Again, this is because of our friendship.
Let me tell you, though, had I known then what I know now; our friendship never would have played a role in this decision. Addicted
doesn’t need a friendship to sell itself. It also doesn’t need a kind review from a friend on her blog. Addicted
is exactly that, addictive. I wasn’t expecting to be wowed with a heart wrenching story line. I wasn’t expecting to be turned-on by the heat inducing sexual energy between the hero and heroine. I wasn’t even expecting a secondary story line, that until the second to the last chapter I hadn’t even known I was anticipating hearing the ending to. Addicted
is the type of book that will sneak up, grab you by the heart, and hold on until you’ve finished the ride; leaving you to feel the dizzy aftermath of the rollercoaster ride as you walk away at the end.
did a FABULOUS job of drawing my interest from the very first chapters and holding me hostage in my seat until the very last word. She blew me out of the water with her depth into the psyche of her characters. She also left me blushing through quite a few of her love scenes. Not only has Devon made me an instant fan, but she’s left me squirming in my seat as I anticipate the release of her next book, Playing For Keeps
, in late November. Way to go, Devon!!!
It seemed like a great idea at the time–escaping for a summer with my best friend, leaving behind a job I hated and all my indecisiveness. Three months in a small beach town would clear my head, brighten my outlook on the future, guide me in the right direction.
I had no way of knowing what that summer would bring. The things I would be capable of, the lengths I’d end up going to, the intensity with which I would yearn. I had no way of knowing about him.
He came into my life like a summer storm–sudden, intense, with a threat of danger; flooding my senses until I was drowning in him. The problem with addiction? You crave what you need…whether it is good for you or not.
Tammy, I am so humbled by this post. I cannot tell you how honored I am you felt this way about my book. Here I was, catching up on my blogs, enjoying your mouse story (at your expense, of course-LOL) and then I came to this post. It’s times like this that make all the agony of writing for publication worth it. Thank you.
Wow, you couldn’t have said it any better!!!!!
Thanks, guys. You definitely earned it, Devon. I still get goose bumps when I think about it.
You did an amazing job and I can’t wait to get to visit Sea Side someday….