July 3, 2020

5*Review: WE ARE US by Tara Leigh

Title: WE ARE US 

Author: Tara Leigh

Source: KU


I fell in love with a beautiful, broken boy.
His whispered words of love were the sweetest of lies.
He gave me his heart and destroyed mine.
I am his.

I fell in love with the beautiful man who broke me.
His boldly spoken vow was the cruelest of cages.
He gave me his name and destroyed my soul.
He is mine.

The boy I once loved is now a man.
The man I once loved is now gone.
We are us.

I have been called many things.
Victim. Survivor. Daughter. Sister. Wife.
Now I am called something else.

Believe it or not, this is our love story. 

My take...

WE ARE US was such a good story and was engaging from start to finish. It was absolutely one of those reads you never want to put down. I loved hearing of the past through the characters and how it lead straight up to their present. Not going to lie...you will experience every emotion possible. Gut wrenching emotions. I kind of figured out one of the twists but was still pleasantly surprised with how it played out.

I am not overly crazy for second chance romances because communication is key and it always seems to be the problem. But I loved how the author took the mix up and ran with it. WE ARE US was fantastic and well written. Leigh is a new to me author, and this book will definitely not be the last of hers I read. 5 Stars! 

5*Review: BOUND BY LOVE by Cora Reilly

Author: Cora Reilly

Source: KU


Nobody expected them to fall in love.
When Aria was given to Luca in marriage, people were sure he’d break her.
Aria feared the worst from a man like him.
A man without mercy.
But somehow she gained his love.
Love - a weakness a Capo like Luca shouldn’t risk.
When Aria betrays Luca by going behind his back for her family, she realizes too late that she might have lost what she’s fought so hard to get in the first place: Luca’s trust.
The trust of a man who never allowed himself to trust someone unconditionally before.
Can their love survive in a world of betrayal and death?

My take....

I finally got my answers as to why Luca went crazy in SWEET TEMPTATION. And it was heart breaking and gut wrenching. I wasn’t sure the sour feeling in my stomach would ever leave when Luca acted the way he did to Aria during that time.

But the story is much more than Luca going loco. We traverse back to the beginning and see moments that we never saw happen. And even moments from their point of view. It was everything. Luca and Aria is everything.

Incredible, heartbreaking and beautiful...BOUND BY LOVE absolutely stole my heart. 5 Stars!