Sunday, 1 December 2013

BOOK REVIEW ~ Guard My Heart by AJ Summer

Title:  Guard My Heart
Author:  AJ Summer
Genre:  New Adult Romance
Series:  Tainted Hearts #0.5

Cover Designed By:  Cover to Cover Designs


Bound by birth - Separated by consequence



Guard My Heat is book one in the Tainted Hearts Series. It follows the twins Kyle and Mia through seven days that changed their lives forever.

NOTE:  This book contains mature and sensitive content and is not suitable for readers under 18.

My Review

First of all, how awesome is that cover?  If it doesn't make you want to read it then the blurb should.  Seven days.  So much can happen in a week.  Follow first Kyle and then twin Mia's story in this unique tale.

This book absolutely blew me away!  The characters are real and the circumstances in which these two live are totally relatable.  This book has a bit of everything; sweet young love, edge-of-your-seat drama, heart-stopping action, twists and turns, delectable poetry. 

You will feel for these characters, their fears, their turmoil, their heartbreak.  They will also make you smile with both swoon-worthy moments and ones of humour.

“Who needs a black belt in karate when you have a fan belt in kick ass right?"

I instantly fell in love with Kyle.  He was sweet and kind, with such love and dedication to his family that he was willing to make the biggest sacrifice of all.  His heart is in the right place and I couldn't help but root for him.  I just wanted him to get the girl and live the normal life he craved so much.  The heart-pounding action that happens in his part of the story had me on the edge of my seat and continually guessing.

“You are not alive. Your heart beats because that is what your brain
tells it to do.

Your lungs expand because that is what is required to continue existing.
You are not in control. Terror.”
Mia is heartbreaking.  Her poetry is beautiful.  And her troubles and insecurities, though understandable, are sometimes shocking.  She's hurting and has no confidence in herself.  Until seven days that changed it all.

“I look into brown eyes filled with love and lust. I'm drowning in a sea of melted chocolate and sex. Fuck! Why haven’t I married this girl yet?”

Jase.  What can I say?  At first he is all mysterious but Mia breaks through to him and as the story progresses we get to visit inside his head too.  And wow!  What a guy!  He is perfect for Mia and exactly what she needs.  He is hot and sweet too!

I really cannot say much else without giving too much away.  You have been warned - there is no happy ending.  There is a cliffhanger, but having said that the story still feels complete.  I'm usually looking for a HEA in the books I read but for some reason I was totally okay, more than okay – I was perfectly satisfied, with this ending.

This is AJ's debut, though you wouldn't know it from the quality of the writing.
  The perfect flow of words and her use of imagery makes for a truly breathtaking read.  If you are looking for something a little different then this is it!  It is dark, gritty, full of raw emotions but has its sweet moments too.  I HIGHLY recommend you read this.  I am desperately waiting for the next book, which I am told isn’t too far away.

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About the Author

AJ Summer lives in a dusty little town in South Africa. 
She married her high school sweetheart and has three kiddies. One special little boy and two beautiful little girls. 
She loves getting lost in the reading world and writes her own poems.
And even though she once wrote a story about a little mouse who lived in a tower made of cheese, she has never pursued writing until now.
Guard My Heart is her debut novel and the first in the Tainted Heart series.  Book two will make an appearance shortly after.

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