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This is Book 1 in the Never Lose Sight Series and the DEBUT RELEASE by brand new author Leigh Robbins and you’d never know she hasn’t been at this for years.

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The book:

http://amzn.to/2t9mvcN

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PelicanFreak’s 4-star review:

First of all, this book is very professionally presented and you’d never know it’s a debut release from a new author. The formatting is beautiful and the editing and proofing are really well done. Clearly a lot of work and love went into this book to give it a professional appearance.

If you want the short version:
Likeable. Lots of drama, fun to read. Good characters. Well-edited. Predictable but still addictive.

If you want the detailed version:
Editing/Proofing:
5 stars
Found only a couple minor typos, nothing that distracted from the reading experience.

Formatting:
5 stars
Beautiful!

Cover:
5 stars
I love that it’s not quite like every other romance cover out there. It’s pretty and still relevant.
(Also: The title is perfection! It describes the book simply in both metaphorical and literal senses.)

Continuity:
4 stars

Character design:
4 stars
Characters are fairly well done. Not always perfect continuity with the personalities but it’s Book 1 in a series and they’ve got room to grow. Still the reader gets at least the gist of who they are and a bit of what they’ve been through. Perceptive readers probably get a peek into what’s to come for the other characters too.

POV:
5 stars
The reader is treated to rotating POVs, first person. There’s never any confusion as to who is speaking, it’s done flawlessly.

The Story:

The book started out FULL of action, drama, regret and pain. It is a brilliantly tragic opening and sucked me right in. That’s about all of the military action there is, however the lives of the main characters are forever changed as a result of those moments so I’d still say it’s okay to deem this a military romance or military drama.

From the first few pages, I can easily predict how the whole book will play out, so I won’t give any originality or unpredictability points, but that’s 99% of media these days. What matters is that despite this, I wasn’t bored. In fact, I was hooked – I liked the characters and wanted to know all that I could about them. I love that baking and cooking are prevalent and the MCs all move to the South. These are all things I could relate to and just made it that much more dynamic and fun to follow, with little side adventures and food to dream about. 🙂

Some of the sex scenes… they’d start out with plenty of heat but inevitably there’d by a cheesy line or something that I just couldn’t quite get into. I did overall appreciate the sex scenes though, for not exactly being the same old that I usually find. Robbins manages to describe them a bit differently than everyone else, which is refreshing.

The last fifteen percent or so kind of dragged for me. After being so hooked and unable to put it down for the first seventy-plus percent, it took me a little effort to get through it. I probably could take or leave the last bit. But ultimately am really impressed that this is a debut novel, it seems Robbins is a natural and I hope she keeps writing. She’s made me a fan.

I’d give the story… somewhere between 3.5 and 4 stars for keeping me hooked, but lacking originality. Overall, I’d give the book as a whole 4 stars.

 

Came across this deal and thought it was share-worthy!

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It is an add-on item, so you’ll need to have a total of $25 in your cart. I’ve shared a ton of other great deals here if you need help with that:

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There are some really great coupons going on right now, combined with some lower-than-usual prices, making for some great, stockpile-worthy deals.

 

Also, I wanted to share a #free ebook… I absolutely love author J.A. Howell; I often say her writing is “like crack” to me. Book #1 in her Love & Ink Series (really hot!!) is now FREE, so why not check it out?

 

http://www.amazon.com/Love-Ink-Marks-Skin-Book-ebook/dp/B00J1QAY8W/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1458038039&sr=1-1&keywords=marks+on+my+skin+howell

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Book 3 in the Pierce Securities Series is Click, due out November 4th. Here’s a snippet, because all my blurbs suck so far…
“This right here. The stars. Aren’t they beautiful?” She glanced over to find Jake staring at her.
“You’re beautiful.”
His hand cupped her neck and he came in close. “Can I?”
Miriam didn’t respond. She licked her lips, as if they weren’t listening to her brain, which was emphatically yelling at her to stop this.
He obviously wasn’t listening to her internal monologue, as Jake’s lips captured hers in a tentative kiss. Her brain reminded her that he was an asshole at the bar, that he’d given her coke yesterday, he was mixed up in Tres Lobos, he stole from his parents. It was screaming at her that this was a bad idea.
But at the touch of his lips on hers, the lizard part of her brain, the part that was just made to eat, sleep, and have sex, told her to go for it. She whimpered into his lips in defeat, and his arms went around her waist, pulling her close as he deepened the kiss. Jake’s lips were soft, his mouth warm, and the aftershave exquisite. She didn’t want him to ever let her go.
“Oh my God,” she breathed at him, between kisses. His tongue delved into her mouth, but before she lost herself completely, she pulled back. “We can’t do this.”
He kissed her again, muttering against her mouth, “Why not?”
“I can think of half a dozen reasons off the top of my head.”
That seemed to stop him, but he didn’t let go of her. Jake just looked at her quizzically, as if he saw absolutely nothing wrong with the fact they were kissing. He apparently didn’t realize he had a dual personality and was a complete shit half the time he existed. He finally looked up, taking a deep breath. When he refocused on her, his eyes hardened into something wild. Something feral. Something passionate. And a little scary.
“Blame it on the stars,” was all he said before his mouth captured hers again.

Here it is… without further ado…

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