Wednesday, March 9, 2016

RELEASE BLITZ REVIEW & GIVEAWAY - Slave to the Rhythm by Jane Harvey-Berrick

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DANCE. Guns.

MUSIC. Bullets.


Music in my head, dance in my body, the rhythm of my heart.

How far can you fall in just one month? How quickly can the human spirit be broken? Where does evil hide in plain sight?

Ash wants to dance. Needs it. To leave behind a life of expectation and duty, to set his soul free.

But life is never that simple. Every step is a journey on a new road.

For every action, there is a reaction.

Every choice has a consequence.

And when you meet the wrong person, all bets are off.

Laney tolerates her limitations, pushing quietly at boundaries. But when Ash crashes into her world through rage and violence, it sets off a chain reaction that neither of them expected.

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One thing I love about Jane Harvey-Berrick's books are that the characters are incredibly realistic with everyday problems, issues and difficulties, and this book is no different. This story doesn't follow the standard romance formula and that is actually refreshing. This time, it's not the heroine who needs to be rescued from danger, rather she is the one doing the rescuing. Young Ash thinks he's on his way to having his dream come true in regards to his dancing, but the reality is that he is finding himself falling deeper in the Russian Bratva world, consumed with fear over every move he makes.

Laney is a young woman who is dealing with RA and during any flareups she's in constant pain and reduced to having to use a wheelchair. She meets Ash during a girls' trip to Vegas and while they are attracted to each other, there are issues in their lives that take precedence over any sort of romantic liaison. But that doesn't mean feelings don't develop for each other while they're on the run because the longer Laney and Ash are together the stronger their feelings grow. I will say that reading about the effects of Ash's being involved with the Bratva left me feeling....emotionally battered. I felt like I needed time to recover from all of it. 

I loved how the ending wrapped up their story, and I'm even more thrilled that Luka's getting his own story, I certainly cannot wait for it!

ARC provided in exchange for honest review.

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Laney POV
I tiptoed into the living room to get a couple of cookies from the kitchen. I noticed that Ash had left the drapes open and it gave me a chance to study his beautiful face, younger and softer in sleep.
But he wasn’t asleep, and I froze.
He was stretched out on the couch, his bare chest almost luminous in the glow of the street lamps.
One hand rested on his chest, but the other…
The thin sheet was pushed down to his thighs and he was stroking himself. His long fingers that had massaged me so thoroughly earlier in the evening were firmly grasping his hard dick and working it up and down, his thumb sweeping over the wide head. His eyes were closed, his mouth slightly open, and his breaths were quick and shallow.
I knew I should turn around and go, leaving him alone in this very private moment, not watching like some creepy voyeur. But I couldn’t. I was mesmerized by the sight of him pleasuring himself, his hand moving faster, his firm chest rising and falling rapidly.
He muttered something in his own language, and I could tell by the tightness in his face that he was close. And God, if it wasn’t the hottest thing I’d ever seen.
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For as long as I can remember, I wanted to write. Perhaps it was growing up in a village well known for its mystery and folklore, which sparked my imagination as a child.

I enjoy writing in several different genres, and I've just published my first romcom, 'Dazzled'.
All my books have a little me in them, and I'm inspired by the personal stories of those around me. It's often from a simple discussion overheard in the train ('Exposure'), in a café, or in the street, where ideas for characters or scenes come to me.
I fell in love with both Sam ('The New Samurai') and the eponymous Sebastian in 'The Education of Sebastian' and the sequel 'The Education of Caroline', and missed them desperately once I'd finished their stories. I love writing dialogue and always try to include touches of humour in the most poignant stories.
Whether you like adult romance novels, new or young adult writing, thrillers, or fantasy, I hope you'll enjoy the journey through my stories.

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