Saturday, September 21, 2013

Review ~ Cole ~ The Leaves Series ~ Book 2

  Book Two in the Leaves Series. Adult Contemporary Romance.
Cole Carlyle, successful hotelier, has lived his life on his own terms.
Burned by a gold digging ex-wife, he never expected to find his soul mate in Anika “Inky” Redding.
Anika Redding, talented artist, overcame her past to live her life free of shame.
Betrayed by people she thought she could trust, the last thing she expected was to find true love in Cole Carlyle.
Their love for each other has helped them overcome their demons before, but now faced with an unimaginable challenge, Cole must turn to the last person he wants involved in his life, and hope that those demons don’t once again try to swallow them whole.
Inky and Cole’s romance and passion ignite and in the sequel to “Inky” we follow their journey to overcome their pasts once and for all, while building their love into something everlasting.
Add Cole to your Goodreads TBR!
Teaser for Cole:
“Don’t move, baby.” He said gently.

“I’m not going anywhere.” I sat Indian style on the bed and hugged my knees up to my chest letting my head rest against them. “You know what?”

“What?” I heard from the direction of the bathroom.

“I always called Evan ‘baby’. My Dad called me ‘baby’ and I wanted to save it for the man I would marry. I’m sorry I wasted it on him when I have you.” He was behind me, pulling my hair back when I felt a brush against my scalp…heaven. “That feels wonderful…what are you doing?”

“I’m getting you ready for bed.” I could hear his smile.
“You’re brushing my hair.” I sighed happily, stating the obvious. “Wouldn’t you rather be having hot-drunk-no holds barred-sex?”
“Does this feel good?”

“It feels incredible.”

“Then we can have hot-drunk- no holds barred-sex another night. But tonight, Christmas Eve, I want you to remember this. I want it to be special. Both of us in our cupcake pajama’s, me holding you, taking care of you…this is the beginning of our life together…baby.”
My Review:5 Stars
*For mature audiences ONLY! This book deals with intense situations including child abuse, sex, & language. As much as I prefer not to read about the first in that list J.B. Hartnett never allows that darkness to invade the true purpose of her story. What a splendid job of showing how one can overcome their troubled past & find strength in pursuit of true happiness.
I am absolutely a believer of Happily Ever After, & I love that JB brings this to us in real world scenarios!
Inky was a mind blowing masterpiece that took me through an emotional journey so very worth traveling, & then abruptly left me hanging on the mother of all cliffhangers. Now here I am yet again after reading book 2 stunned beyond belief! Hartnett's got skillz indeed!!! This series is just WOW!
I love it all: the emotion, the suspense, the romance, the faith,  but most of all the characters imperfections! This story does not paint a flawless portrait of something we could never fathom experiencing ourselves. Quite the opposite taking those flaws,  incorporating, & manipulating them into this kaleidoscope of fears, wishes, weaknesses, & desires that can be explained as nothing shy of magnificent. And...Cole I simply can not get enough of you!!

P.S. On a teensy side note...I totally blushed to tips of my toes whether intended or not!!!! ♥XOxoXO♥ (Check out the acknowledgements & you will understand that.) ;-)
Get your copy of Cole on Amazon & Smashwords!
Book 1 ~ Inky ~ The Leaves Series
My review for Inky.
Inky can be added to your Goodreads TBR!



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~ J.B. Hartnett ~

Julie is a Southern California native, a fan of a really good story (preferably romance with a happily ever after), really good pie (preferably pumpkin) and copious amounts of coffee (preferably Folgers).
She has always enjoyed writing and at one time thought she could be a singer songwriter...the 'writer' part is the one that stuck. 

Julie is obsessed with pi...the equation(and the food). She's allergic to cats and cantaloupe and hates if you ever want to give her a gift, those are out for sure.She currently lives with her own romance hero husband and two boys in Melbourne, Australia.


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