I have never read this author’s work before or heard of him, but after reading this novel I know he is super talented. The twists, turns and emotion he pulled from me a reader, I really hope he does not give up writing. I came across this urban romance on Facebook, the blurb pulled me in and the fact that it’s a male writer…writing in the romance genre? After reading I just know the world of urban romance is blessed to have his talent. I just loved the unexpected story twists, rawness and yes…there’s plenty of steamy parts too! let’s get into the review.
Sasha is married to a wonderful man named Ryan, who will give her the world if she asked for it. She plays the role of the perfect wife and mother to their two beautiful kids, but Sasha still feels as if something is missing out of her life. When Sasha learns that her husband, Ryan, is possibly having an affair, Sasha finds her perfect world crashing down before her eyes. Sasha learns a fatal truth that Ryan isn’t the perfect man whom she thought she had married. Champ have just been released from prison and goes back home, hoping that him and his baby mama, Trina, can pick up where they have left off. When he learns that Trina may have moved on he decides not to pressure her to get back with him just yet. Instead of chasing behind Trina and trying to get her back, he decides to put all his energy into finding a job and getting back on his feet.
When Sasha runs into Champ one day, something inside of her is awakened and she begins to feel things she has never felt before. The lust and chemistry between them both are explosive and mind blowing. Hearts will be shattered, betrayal will run deeper than ever, and blood will be spilled. Everyone have secrets but how far are you willing to go to keep them? Once Sasha gets a taste of Champ, she paints him as a man who can give her everything that her husband cannot give. But Sasha will soon learn that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. How far is Sasha willing to go to be with the man who she claims can love her? Will she walk away from her family or will she stay and try to be the loving wife that she so desperately needs to be. Champ have turned his life around and is trying to be the best father that he can be to his little girl Faith, but once he learns that his babymama Trina is moving up north for a better job opportunity his heart is shattered into small little pieces. The only thing that keeps him going is the love that he is starting to feel for Sasha. Even though he knows deep down in his heart that Sasha will never be his, he still accepts her into his life and gives her the love and attention that she isn’t getting at home. Will the love that Sasha and Champ share with one another survive or will the odds be against them?
Kim’s Review 5 Plus… I Loved It All, Gimmie More Stars!
Okay, so as a first time reader I loved everything about this story, the plot, characters, writing style, and it was very steamy and sexy in the right places. I found it hard to put down. The author’s style of writing kept me turning pages as the chapters are pretty short, but always end on a cliff hanger so of course I had to keep reading. I’ll be honest I was up a few nights until about 2.00 a.m reading. Here’s what I loved.
Plot- This is not your typical ‘ he said she said’ ,’ baby daddy and mama drama’ ‘ or love triangle’ story line. It’s raw, yes but it’s full of emotion and realness with an outstanding plot in my humble opinion. The way the characters come full circle and have a connection was not something I saw coming. I found it all very realistic based on the country it’s set in as a British reader. I also found the relationships between the characters realistic. In addition to this, without giving spoilers there were a few things I just did not see coming, which completely drove the plot to a peak, and I mean peak! That kept me turning pages. Overall, it is a well plotted out story. The pace is fast, things happen and draw you in.
Characters- There were some nice ones, typical ones , relate-able ones and then there was Champ. *Smiles* he was such a sweetheart, just thinking of his character really makes me smile. I have no idea where the author found the inspiration for him, but he is a swoon worthy bad boy turned good man and ‘book boyfriend’, for those of us who love these kind of leading males in romance. I found him to be a cool guy, based on how he grew so much from the moment he left prison, to the moment he ends up a married man.
Sasha…hmm, well you know as much as she was great to read, I did feel sorry for her. She is a classic example of a woman who really was scorned toward the end, love is so powerful and I felt her pain.
Heat level and emotion– As I type this I am laughing a little as the heat level in this book is high, there’s a lot of sex which I don’t mind at all. It’s well written, and at times I did think “hmm, he has done a good job with that scene.” I was rather impressed as I have read sex scenes written by men, and find it all rather drab or in personal and could not really connect with the writing style and story telling. I never had that problem.
This story line is also
rather very emotional in places. I few tears did prick up for me towards the end.
The ending– This is where my reading experience went from 5 stars, to 5 plus. The way it ended for me, you understand where the author is coming from when he says ‘love is a powerful drug, don’t misuse it.’ It was also a fast paced, and moving ending. Overall, for me as a reader I am giving this novel 5 plus stars as I felt every word, it was not typical of the urban romance genre, it was steamy, raw, realistic, enjoyable and I want more from him! Good job, 5 plus stars from me. Available on Amazon now!