Friday, October 2, 2015

Reprieve by A.E. Woodward Review + Giveaway

Title: Reprieve
Author: A.E. Woodward
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: September 29, 2015

My drug of choice was heroin.
Until they put me here against my will. 
At the time it was my only viable choice.
I preferred stumbling through life numb to it all.
But now I’m here, and every sound and every emotion is heightened to a level I never knew existed.
Then somehow, in a moment of weakness it became all about him.
He makes me feel things I never thought possible.
I thought he was my antidote, but it turns out that he’s just my new drug of choice.


This is the second book I have read by A.E. Woodward.  After reading her and Erika Ashby's book, Caught, I couldn't wait until either of those authors would produce a new book!

Reprieve is a powerful book, bringing us a heartbreaking sprial into the world of drug addiction. I was hooked from reading the synopsis and knew I was going to enjoy this story! Once I started this book, I couldn't put it down until the very end! This forbidden unconventional love story is such a roller coaster! You feel Tegan's pain and her struggle.  I was heartbroken for her and I literally cried as I read this story.

Reprieve is not all rainbows and unicorns; it's very much the opposite in so many ways. This book portrays the life of a drug addicted, Tegan, and her time recovering from an addiction.  Tegan has a hard life and she has made some choices that are probably not the best. Tegan's family knew she finally needed to get help and they helped her enroll into a drug rehabilitation program. When Tegan arrives at the drug rehabilitation center she wasn't looking for love, she was looking for help.  
When Tegan meets Asher she becomes instantly attracted to him.  Asher has been through similar issues as each  of his patients and all he wants to do is help Tegan.  Asher becomes drawn to Tegan and their desire for each other becomes unprofessional as the counselor falls for one of his patients. As the relationship between Asher and Tegan starts to develop; they have love and compassion for each other.  Asher has to put on his “counselor hat” and do what is best for Tegan, because he notices both are experiencing unhealthy addictions to each other.
  I was so angry at Asher! Like, I’m seriously so upset with him that he had to put his wants and needs in front of his patient! In the end, it comes full circle but still!

This is a FIVE LEAVES review because of so many reasons.  The major reason is this book gave me so many emotions that I enjoy and long for in reading!


A.E. lives in Vacationland with her husband and two children. Between her real job and writing she finds little time to enjoy life's finer things. However in the free time she does manage to steal, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, and reading. A.E. is the co-author of CAUGHT and the author of Kismet, Working Girl and A Series of Imperfections: Imperfectly Perfect, Imperfectly Real, and Imperfectly Bad. Reprieve is her latest release.



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