Book Review: Saved by H. L Anderson Romantic Thriller 4 stars @HAAuthor #amreading

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Title: Saved

Author: H.L. Anderson

Genre: Romantic Thriller

Theresa Kent is a wife, mom, and hardworking nurse living in rural Colorado. Life is good until her increasingly despondent, unemployed husband suddenly snaps—his vicious attack leaves Theresa fighting for her life as she tries to escape the insane version of the man she loves.

Ryan Tucker appears to have it all, except he’s been merely existing, not living, for the the last three years. His emotions get a much needed jump start when he rescues Theresa from the torment her life has become in just a matter of days. Ryan feels an instant and fierce desire to protect this stranger that fell into his life.

Hanging over their heads is the knowledge that Theresa’s husband is still out there, hunting for her.

Can two broken souls be repaired, or will the demons of the past and present come between the repressed love that grows between them?

My Review: 4 stars

Thank you to Enchanted Book Promotions for a ARC, in exchanged for an honest review. Well, I must say I was drawn in from page one. This author does a great job at starting off really strong in the opening! The moment I met Theresa she was fighting for her life literally. It was a great way to open, and start off this romantic thriller, I was sucked right in. The author’s descriptive writing style and clear knowledge of the medical field showed, as I read Theresa’s experience and trauma in chapter one and throughout the whole book. I was turning pages quickly.

There is not a dull moment in this story or this author’s writing style, this is a true romantic suspense/thriller story! The story moves pretty quickly and she has done a great job and building the romantic suspense elements between Ryan and Theresa. Ryan is in a dark place when he meets Theresa ,and so is she they do ‘save’ each other I liked this a lot. As a reader I could clearly see the lines blurred and feelings develop between the two.  What I really loved was Ryan, awww what a hero! He is just scrumptious! As a man, not  just physically… I mean his soul who he is regardless of being a well paid movie star.  I did sit and think ‘he is the kinda guy you would feel lucky to find.’ I loved him as a man and how he really fought and cared for Theresa. Theresa as a woman, is like-able but I could not really relate to her ‘sex is for married people’ POV , but hey that’s just me. I guess in a way it did add to the push and pull between the two, and chemistry with that said.

What I also liked about this novel is the fact that the story touches on what any woman, of any age or background could experience. Theresa is in a marriage that is no good for her in many ways. She has to get out, but at a cost her son.

What I would have liked is to hear the villain’s POV a bit more, after we meet him in chapter one and Theresa escapes, we don’t hear from him again  or  from his POV until the very end. It almost seemed like ‘ I saw that coming.’  because I never heard from him throughout, there was nothing to throw me off. I would have liked some kind of surprise with how and when I  heard from him again, and his final fate this could have built some drama, but I enjoyed it still, but a surprise would have really made me go ‘wow’! What a twist.’ There were no twists or turns in this story (that surprised me as a reader), but it was an enjoyable read .

Overall I’m giving Saved 4 stars because of the strong start that drew me in ,the overall pace keeps up there is no lull, Ryan’s swoon worthy character and the beautiful happy ever after really made my heart sing! I really liked the story. I would read more from this author if she wrote another romantic suspense/ thriller… but I’d love more twists and turns. I would recommend this novel to romantic suspense lovers, who like quick paced reads with great male leads fighting for vulnerable women, based on real life events that can happen and do happen everyday.

Author Bio

Holli Anderson has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing—which has nothing to do with writing, except maybe by adding some pretty descriptive injury and vomit scenes to her books. She discovered her joy of writing during a very trying period in her life when escaping into make-believe saved her. She enjoys reading any book she gets her hands on, but has a particular love for anything fantasy.

Along with her husband, Steve, and their four sons, she lives in Grantsville, Utah—the same small town in which she grew up.

Links

Website:  www.holli-anderson.com

FaceBook:  https://www.facebook.com/Author-Holli-Anderson-338395009614151/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HaAuthor

Instagram: anderson.holli

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Two women, one love story.

June 1968. Renza falls head over heels for heartthrob guitarist Scott. But after a romantic summer together they are torn apart when Renza’s family moves away.

December 1968. On the night she believes to be her last, Stella meets Scott at a local dance. He’s the most beautiful boy she’s ever seen and if this one night is all they have, she’ll take it.

As the final colourful year of the sixties dawns, the question is: can there be only one woman for Scott?

Release date: 23rd November 2017

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I was on the sofa about to start reading for the evening, then I remembered  a lady called Jane emailed me about doing a guest post here on my blog about reading. I tried to respond to Jane, the answer is ‘yes I like the outline’, but the email address she sent is wrong. If you are the ‘Jane’ who emailed me please contact me again, I’d be happy to work with you…. But I can’t respond to you.  Now I’ll  head back to my sofa to read 🙂

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The Lights Are On… But Nobody Is Home, Damn Creativity Block! #writerslife

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Hello everyone,

How are you all doing? How is November treating you so far? I hope it’s going well. For me I can hardly believe that we are two weeks in! Which means Christmas is coming and I can’t wait.

Since I last wrote a personal blog post (which feels like many moons ago), I have completed book #1 of my next romance series Romance in The City. It’s in editorial and with Beta Readers. Last night I sat down to continue writing for The Suspenseful Collection volume #2 with my co -author Didi Oviatt.  Do you know I could not write a Goddamn thing LOL. I don’t know what came over me. Have I been writing too much romance? I felt like I lost my suspense and thriller edge (if that’s possible) ….I just got distracted by the Internet and started watching make-up videos on YouTube…. so I gave up and focused on my book cover instead, for the romance novella. I brainstormed a few ideas and felt a bit better for doing something productive.

So far, for Nanowrimo I slowed a little in week #2. But this weekend the aim is to get back into it.  If you’re participating in Nanowrimo how are you doing? Are you knee deep in words or struggling creatively?  Either way may the creativity be with you this November!

Any tips on how to claim back my suspenseful edge? I was trying to craft a wicked crime scene with strong characters… something I pride myself on actually !  Last night every story I started I deleted. In my head I said I can’t send that to Didi to finish writing on…. If I do…..

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After reading….

She’ll get on Skype and be like‘ WTF is that Kim, you expect me to finish writing that. LOL’ 

The lights are on, but nobody is home! Who stole my suspenseful edge give it back!! I hardly experience writer’s block, but when you write blindly with a co-author as a ‘panster’ , with no planning or discussion it’s such a challenge. Didi is so great at this her writing style is more panster than mine. Help!! The next collection has a lot to live up to from the first lot of stories, I am determine to blow you all away again. I’ll give it a few hours and get back behind the laptop, hopefully with my creativity strapped to my pants this time.

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Improving your writing and that work in progress

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