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Monday, 10 December 2018

REVIEW TOUR, EXCERPT & #GIVEAWAY - The Storm Within (Soul Mate Tree #11) by Cerian Hebert



GENRE:   

Contemporary Romance/Paranormal

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BLURB:

Healed from her own loss, Juliana Hopkins wants nothing more than to mend reclusive artist Aidan Byrne’s heart, and help close a chapter in his life that has haunted him for over twenty years. Risking their newfound love, Juliana is determined to release the ghosts he can’t let go.

Aidan has been in love with Juliana since the first moment he saw her, but if she can’t leave the tragedies of his past alone, he won’t be able to make a life with her.

She offers him a love he never dared to want, but loving her could rip open all the old wounds he’d never been able to heal.



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“Todd!”

Her husband’s name was ripped from her throat, twisted up with the sound of metal crushing around them. Juliana fought to grab on to anything as the car tumbled like a child’s toy, an endless somersault. She wanted to close her eyes, but the sight of Todd’s limp body, flung back and forth, held her horrified attention. Blood from the gash on his head splattered across her face.

Todd!”

Before his name could leave her lips, Juliana sat up in bed, her fingers clutching the sheets around her body in a death grip until the sensation of being thrown around subsided, and the sight of Todd’s broken body faded to black.

“It’s just a dream,” she whispered.

When she swallowed—too hard—her throat hurt, as if she’d screamed it raw. She probably had. Over the past year she’d woken this way more often than not.

A dream, but based on reality.

And she relived it over and over again.

Juliana eased her hold on the sheet and ran a hand over the empty side of the bed where Todd used to sleep. For five blissful years they’d shared this bed, had planned on sharing it for another sixty or more.

Fate had different plans for them.

Her eyes adjusted to the darkness, and now the room filled with moonlight and a green glow from the clock on the table next to her bed. She focused on the numbers on the display. Midnight. Again.

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4 out of 5 (very good)


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Well, this was a pleasant surprise! This book was quite a good read. It held my attention, and kept me reading.

I enjoyed the relationship between the two main characters, Julia & Aidan. Their love wasn't "easy" and it wasn't perfect. I enjoyed reading the way their characters were written. It was a bit of a roller coaster but that's what really kept the story flowing I think.

Details and descriptions were right on par. The story was easy to follow without much question and was easy to visualize. It amped up certain parts of the story and pulled at the heart strings a little more.

I wish the story might have been a little longer. It felt like it ended a little too fast and felt as if maybe the author rushed the ending a bit. I would have appreciated it to be a little longer and not felt as if their relationship was "rushed".

All in all, it was a great read. The story really held my attention and the characters were great. I'd recommend this one for sure.

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *


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Originally from Minnesota, Cerian is currently settled in southwestern New Hampshire with her husband and two of her four children plus a dog, cat and two geckos. She's known she wanted to write since she was twelve, and between mucking stalls in New York and booking cruises in Maine, she's been filling notebooks and flash drives with her stories in pursuit of her dreams.

Currently she has 10 published books (No Going Back, Where One Road Leads, The Staying Kind, Going Going Gone, and  The Storm Within from Soul Mate Publishing, and The Better Man, Do Overs, Finally Home, Light The Way Home, and That Kind of Magic self-published at Amazon). She’s looking forward to adding to this list.

Cerian is a PAN member of RWA, Contemporary Romance Writers and New Hampshire Romance Writers of America.

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