Wednesday, November 19, 2014

SWEPT AWAY by @JenniferHaymore #REVIEW

Author Jennifer Haymore has released a four-volume romantic serial during October and November. It sexy, explosive and ultimately a romantic gem. Here is the summary of volumes one, two and three...

Swept Away Volume One

He is everywhere. He surrounds me, wends his way under my skin. I can’t escape his strength, his intensity, his presence.

I’m trapped.
There’s nowhere to run.
Nowhere to hide.
But even if I could escape... would I be strong enough to leave?

I needed something — something big — to get myself out of the rut I’d fallen into after the car accident that killed my sister. This sailing trip was meant only to mark a new chapter in my life. Until Ethan Williams stepped on board.

Ethan radiated confidence. His darkly handsome good looks and ocean-blue eyes mesmerized me. But it was the way he looked at me that drew me in. He wasn’t looking at my past or at my scars, but the real me behind all that baggage I was trying so hard to leave behind.

But Ethan had secrets—dark, dangerous secrets. I was trapped in the middle of the ocean in a tangle of lies, sex, and violence. The problem was, I was happy to be trapped forever...if it meant I could have him.

Swept Away Volume Two
Ethan Williams is the worst man for me. The dangerous choice. The choice most likely to hurt me.
Ethan will never give me the long-term happiness I yearn for.

Of course I choose him. He’s the bigger risk. The man I know very little about. The man who’s almost guaranteed me that he’ll do nothing but hurt me. That’s the one I want.

What the hell is wrong with me?

I was falling in love with Ethan—even though he was going to walk away from me forever in less than three weeks. But I wasn’t going to think about that. I’d enjoy this time we had together on the open ocean, then, once we got to Hawaii, I’d let him go. No regrets.

But Ethan’s secrets were deeper and darker than I could have ever imagined. I’d put my trust into someone who gave me almost nothing of himself.

And if I wasn’t careful, his secrets could kill me.

Swept Away Volume Three

It’s yet another bomb. The past week has been full of them, exploding when least suspected. This one, though…this one shatters me. Like all the other bombs have combined into one nuclear missile, and Ethan has just rammed it into my chest.

Survival was what should’ve been foremost on my mind. But Ethan’s lies consumed me instead. I trusted him, and the devastation of his betrayal cut so deep, I was surprised I wasn’t bleeding.

After a bit of a slow start, I found myself swepted away into the mystery and intrigue surrounding not only Tara but Ethan as well. With glimpses of the "villain" and insight into their psyche, the suspense was revved up a notch and while I wanted nothing more than to cheer this couple on, I kept wavering. Maybe there was someone better for her than this man we don't know enough about but maybe not. By volume three, I couldn't stop reading. (Hubby made dinner that night - gotta love him!)

The story is well written with multiple threads all waiting to be tied up in volume four because even though we have some answers, there's still someone explosive sure to happen in the final installment. I can't wait to read the conclusion!

Reviewing a serial in parts is often very difficult so I'm "rating" the first three-parts together. I haven't gotten my hands on the fourth part yet but as soon as I do, I'll let you know what I think!

Author's Warning: Swept Away is not for people under 18. 

4 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
This book was provided to us through NetGalley. Many thanks.
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