Saturday, April 11, 2009
Well I have been reading a lot of books since I joined up to be a reviewer for the website Manic Readers and this is one of my many reviews for them. Today I'm going to be posting my review of Saving Sophie by Elle Amery, which is the first book of her Quartzton series. I will also be posting the review for the second, Grace on Fire, and third book, Tally's Gift, in the series for Manic Readers as well here on the blog so keep a watch out for those two reviews. Before I forget Elle Amery contacted me when she found out I reviewed her first novel Saving Sophie and we worked with our schedules and I will be posting my interview with her on Tuesday, May 5 and her author guest blog on Thursday, May 7.
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Grace Muscat, Jake Muscat’s younger sister, is starting to come alive again after finally being freed from a painful abusive marriage by her husband's accidental death in a car accident. But when she overhears the town's sexiest and immature firefighter, Don Marshall, call her "frigid," she realizes he's right. Now Grace is convinced that she has to learn how to enjoy sex after being married to sexually controlling Duane who killed all the joy of sex for so many years. Now who better to teach her how to enjoy sex than her one sinfully sexy friend, Wyatt Bennett who gave her, her first kiss? Wyatt will do anything for Grace because after all, he's been in love with her for years, since that kiss he gave her when he took her to her prom. Wyatt’s heart is already entangled up with love for Grace; sex couldn't possibly complicate things further with their comfortable and trusting friendship, could it? In fact, having sex with Grace could be his one chance to make her to fall in love with him once in for all after all these years of loving her in secret. However, when Wyatt’s plan becomes clear that Grace is only out to snag firefighter Don, he realizes he's faced with the conflict of being a supportive friend and a man in love. So now Wyatt has to figure out a way to finally tell her and make Grace understand that he loves her so much and that they are meant to be together forever.
After reading Elle Amery’s novel Saving Sophie, which introduced Grace Muscat and Wyatt Bennett, I was really looking forward to reading more about Sophie’s best friends Grace and Tally who have their own love story novels. Grace’s love story is set at a different pace than Sophie’s but nonetheless it was just as good and hot as I expected it to be when I read the blurb for the novel. I thought Grace was a very intriguing character when I read Saving Sophie especially when her abusive marriage was mentioned as well as her finally having peace after the death of her husband. I was so glad to finally get to know more about Grace’s past as well as how her love story come to be with her book Grace on Fire. It was sometimes very emotional reading about all the abusive and controlling things that Grace’s dead husband Duane would do to her during their marriage I just wanted to cry. So I was so glad that Wyatt who is such a special man who understands Grace and is great enough to help her overcome her fears that Duane ingrained into her about sex.
I know that Wyatt has some anger issues that may frighten some women but I could see that he would never hurt a woman no made how angry he gets because he’s not that type of man. Grace may have wanted to use Wyatt to help her be more comfortable with sex so she can prove to Don that she wasn’t frigid by having sex with him but I knew somewhere deep that she wanted Wyatt. There were so many twists and turns throughout this novel between Grace and Wyatt because they have been friends and even worked together for a long time that they didn’t expect to fall in love with one another. Grace and Wyatt may seem like complete opposites but reading this novel I knew they were meant to be with each other because they have that intense spark that can’t be seen apart but bursts free when the time is right. I was a bit sad yet happy again when I finish this second novel in Elle Amery’s Quartzton series. I was sad to have come to the end of the novel but I was happy because there is still Tally’s love story with Brett Huntsman in, Tally’s Gift. Elle Amery delivers yet another deliciously hot, sexy and thrilling novel that will have you panting from the start with witty characters and steamy scenes and keep you reading until the very end to find out if the main couple will get their happily ever after.
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