Sunday, September 7, 2014

Oceans Apart 1 by Amanda Heartley (Plus a surprise at the end)

** I was contacted by the author asking if I could review this book, here is my honest review**

4/5 Stars
 rounding up from 3.5 stars, because i wish there was more character background

here is the synopsis per goodreads:
It's been months since the big break-up, and Virginia is just trying to keep her chin up and her head down. She knows she needs to “get with the program” as her best friend, Kari, keeps reminding her, but she’s not about to go through any more heartbreak, so another man is not on the agenda. Not even a casual encounter.

Until Tristan. She was immediately attracted to his striking good looks and an English accent to die for. He was everything Ginny always dreamed of…bold, captivating, and passionate.

Now, he’s five thousand miles away and her past is about to get real.

Don't miss a single minute of the first installment of Amanda Heartley's panty-melting, international erotic romance series!

Oceans Apart is an adult romance intended for a mature audience, 18+ only.

So, here's what I think, this book was a short read, and it's part of a series, so far there are three books, 4th in the works.

The character buildup was nice, I wish that it had more of a background, we learned about Tristan's upbringing, but not much of Virginia, I know shes a paralegal, but tristan was saying a lawyer, so I got confused by that, cause it's not the same, aside from a cheating ex, im not sure much about the main character.

I liked the fact that the storyline was different, the main characters were 5k miles apart, and not up close and personal, they actually...*gasp* dare I say it?!? Got to know one another..(I know..shocking right?) via skype and texting and facebook messaging. Which to me was absolutely awesome, because I'm not a huge fan of the "hi im soandso lets bang now" without getting to know a person.  Some of the scenes between the two of them, their conversations were really good.  I liked that she wasn't all "hey, yeah lets sext now please" and they actually talked, it felt more real to me, and I will shut up now because I am probably revealing spoilers left and right.  LOL.

I will say, and give a headsup that there is a cliffhanger.  It wasn't one that makes you want to throw your nook out the window and scream WHYYYY but it does make you mutter a expletitive and wonder how to get .99 cents into your bank account and if you could do without the dollars worth of gas just to find out what next.  My biggest question at the end was "how did he find out!?!?" and that's all I will say about that, and yes, I will be reading the second one.

(I'm shamelessly stealing one of the teasers she emailed me with, not just cause of nice butt, but because this was my favorite sentence in the book)

ALSO.  Because I love my readers and you guys are the best, and I am an awesome person, I will let you know about this..


GO get your copy here

you're welcome.

Let me know if you have any problems with getting the copy, I can work something out to get you the book, and look for future posts with Amanda Heartley and I, I think we may be getting something together for you.  Stay tuned!

Leave a comment letting me know what you think, if you're getting it, if you've read it, and if you have reviewed it and leave the link if you did, I'm curious to hear your thoughts also.

1 comment:

  1. This one's been on my to-read list for a while, I really need to check it out