Once again my favourite social media platform had handed me another bloody brilliant book recommendation. Not only that I have also acquired a new writing friend, please do not worry, this review is 100% my own opinion and not in any way influenced by my friendship with Rachael. I genuinely wanted to share my thoughts on this book - it's not all good anyway.
This is not your typical love triangle. Landon Pratt is torn between two women, worlds apart in every way, yet each pull at his deepest desires from different directions.
Following his promotion to CEO of a prestigious Wall Street financial house, Landon meets Bria. Between her luscious dark hair and curvaceous figure, Bria's beauty is ethereal. Deep down she's a sweetheart, but Landon can't help but feel there's more to Bria than meets the eye. Her icy skin and mysterious diet speak to a well-guarded secret...
Then there's Natalie. Sassy and fiercely independent, Natalie captures Landon's attention with her swirl of blonde hair and blue eyes. But Landon has a feeling that spending time with him isn't her only nighttime activity-and the other involves black leather, a tool belt, and a mysterious duffel bag...
While Landon's trying to sort through his feelings for these very different women, he falls under the blood-red eyes of the Stanton brothers: financial sharks willing to go to any length to eliminate the competition.
The real and the supernatural come face to face in this provocative paranormal romance where opposing forces must unite to protect a love more powerful than any could have imagined.
I'm going to get the bad bits out of the way first, cause really there is only one. The cover. While I love the red and the analogy of the guy being Torn, I really dislike the images of the women, I just can't get my head around it. Their awkward poses just make me cringe. HOWEVER, and this is a big however, DO NOT let it sway you from a fantastic book. The blurb, if that doesn't get you hooked (and overcome the book cover) then you need to leave. It grips me from the very first sentence and I just knew I had to read this book.
This book was recommended by one of my other writerly twitter friends and I saw a tweet about it. Instantly clicking the link I was taken to the amazon page, where I read the blurb and couldn't resist picking it up along with it's sequel Mated. Overall, I completely fell in love with this story and was rooting for one of the characters the whole time only to have my hopes crushed at the end. The emotions that run through the book are all there, I even almost cried at one point. I'm sure everyone who looked at my lounging in the sun clutching my chest as I read thought I was an absolute lunatic.
The characters were lovable from the beginning, Bria the strong independent lady who doesn't need a man, until she meets Landon. Natalie, the sassy bad ass woman who keeps everyone on their toes, and Landon, the man every girls wants to love. I cannot even begin to tell you how much I wanted these characters to win at every turn. When they hurt, I hurt. When they felt love, I felt love. It was almost as if I was living in the story myself. Tulipano does the love triangle VERY WELL, and the three different PoV makes you fall in deeper because you understand how each character is feeling.
If you don't want to pick up this book already you're crazy, it's the perfect dose of YA cliches that make you fall in love with them all over again!
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