Friday, January 2, 2015

BLOG TOUR REVIEW - Scared of Forever (Scared #2) by Jacqueline Abrahams

Title: Scared of Forever (Scared, #2)
Author: Jacqueline Abrahams
Release Date: December 14, 2014


Every lie, no matter how small, has some degree of truth.

Five months after moving to New York City, Emily is engaged to Blake Carson, future doctor and the man who she believes to be the love of her life. Until she starts to realize that the foundation upon which she’s building her future is based on a series of Blake’s self-serving lies.

Blake can’t let her go. He can’t continue to deceive Emily, either. But Blake’s biggest problem is that he has to maintain the life he has become accustomed to, at any cost. And that means keeping his overbearing mother happy, and keeping Emily ignorant.

Tyler Carson left New York City two years ago, happy to leave behind all of the Carson family drama. Until he comes home and meets Emily. Falling in love with his brother’s fiancée was easy. Protecting her from his family was necessary. Leaving her was almost impossible, knowing that he was breaking her heart, and his own.

Finding solace in her friendship with Tyler, Emily is forced to face the reality that Blake is not the man she thought he was. But neither is Tyler, the friend who gave her the clarity she needed, and then left her alone to pick up the shattered pieces of her life. Heartbroken and deserted, Emily has had enough of the Carson brothers.

But sometimes, love is not that which sends us soaring, but that which keeps us grounded. Can Emily ever bring herself to love another Carson completely?

Secrets, lies and lust-filled nights, all in the name of the screwed-up pursuit of happily ever after, Scared of Forever is the second novel in the Scared Series, which features characters from Scared of Beautiful, but can be read as a standalone.

✎ Scared of Forever (Scared, #2)

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✎ Infinite Fear - A Novella (Scared #0.5)

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✎ Scared of Beautiful (Scared #1)

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About the Author

Jacqueline Abrahams is the author alter ego for an ordinary mum to three children (two human and one canine) and wife to one husband. Born in South Africa, she now calls Sydney, Australia her home.

A collector all things books and bookish, she in an avid reader and has a tiny obsession with filling bookshelves. When she's not preoccupied wearing her aspiring author or mummy hat, she is working her way towards completing a degree in Primary and Secondary Teaching (with an English major of course!)

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This is my favorite book in the series so far, and I really liked how we get the story told from three different POVs, which I'm sure isn't easy to accomplish.

Blake and Emily have a whirlwind romance and courtship, but there is the requisite angst in this story in that Blake isn't exactly a one-woman man, although Emily has no clue about his extracurricular activities. But the dynamics of their relationship changes when Blake's brother Tyler comes home after being gone for two years.

Each of the characters has their own set of issues to contend with; Blake trying to maintain his socialite lifestyle and keep his mother happy. Emily was looking for a change, which is why she left Cuba, but she begins to realize that change isn't always a good thing. Tyler was smart to get away from his family the first time.

I really enjoyed the character development in this story, you get to see the many layers of Blake, Emily and Tyler as they tell their part of the story.
Book provided in exchange for honest review.

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