Sunday, July 6, 2014

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How does a tomboy raised in a house full of men find the sensual woman inside of her? Growing up with a widowed, retired Marine as a father and two older brothers taught Asia to be tough. But how does she stop being one of the guys and learn to find the right one? 

Finding herself won't be easy, finding love will be even harder. 

Meeting Jay opens Asia's eyes to the possibility of love and unbelievable sex but can his country club world accept the woman more comfortable in torn jeans and flip flops? Or will she find the love she yearns for in the tattooed arms of her first love, a pro skater who has come back into her life? 

With the possibility of new love or closure from a painful first love, finding her path is riddled with uncertainty and discoveries but before she can follow her heart she must first set it free.

**Not recommended for younger readers due to sexual content, recreational use of marijuana and language.**

4 1/2 WooHoo Stars!!!

Regardless of my raving - this is a spoiler free review!!

I am a huge fan of E.M. Abel now! After reading and loving Breaking Shaun (Breaking Free #2), a story I read for a blog tour, yes I read out of order, I knew I wanted more from this writer.

Let me just add, blog tour's are an amazing way to discover stories and author's you normally would not come across. You just never know where your next goodie will come from!

I loved Asia. Growing up in a house full of men, overbearing brothers watching her every move, often interfering in the name of "protecting" her, and yet still able to hold her own, what's not to love about this feisty and passionate girl.

Asia is like so many women. Grown up yet still unsure, lacks direction, lacking self confidence, not sure what path to go on, lost first love, taking chances, unforeseen drama and passion. Yet feisty with a capital F!!

Freeing Asia is just that. A story about finding ones self and the quest for happiness.

The characterizations were vivid. The secondary characters, book worthy in their own right, as we see in the author's series. A story line that you can get on board with that just flows flows flows.

Breaking Free is a great series and I am in in rapture with the author and her ability to pretty much grab you by the scruff and drag you along for one episode after another without the story line becoming overbearing or overly dramatic.

So why not 5 stars you wonder after my raving? Well, the ending. 

The ending wrapped up a little to cleanly and quickly for me again. Would have liked to have seen it hashed out a bit more because it really was highly emotional for Asia, Marcus, and even Jay.

But I still love this author's stories and will definitely be reading Saving Jay (Breaking Free #3) when it releases this winter!

Absolutely loved this story and will forever be stalking the author! Review will also be posted on my Loved These shelf on Goodreads.

About the Author:

My husband is awesome and also a Chief in the US Navy. This means crazy schedules, uncertainty and lots of nights spent alone writing on my computer.  

I have two amazing kids who always know how to make me laugh. 

I've been passionate about writing since I wrote my first poem in the 3rd grade and I've been using it as a means to express myself since. 

I think because I hold my emotions so close and fear being vulnerable I use different forms of self expression- writing, drawing, painting, photography, tattoos- to show the world who I am.

The one rule I use everyday is the Golden Rule--"Treat others the way you'd like to be treated." I believe karma is very real and sometimes she can be a bitch if you make her that way. 

I love acting crazy, I love to laugh, I love making people laugh, I love the ocean, I love dancing like no one is watching, I love good music, I love good books... oh man I should probably stop there. I love a lot of stuff. 

Please feel free to write me or send a friend request.

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Sunday Shout Out is a bookish meme hosted by Monique of Write Note Reviews.  

Is there ever such a thing as too many books? I don’t think there are too many books to read, but there can definitely be too many to review. Often I’m sent books and, with an already sagging review shelf, these unsolicited books often often don’t fit in to my schedule. Other times, I am unable to finish a book I intended to review (for various reasons), or I don’t have time for a full review. 

Sunday Shout-Out aims to acknowledge these books and the publishers who have sent them to me.

If you’re a book blogger and you want to join in, just:

1. Share the title, author, blurb and image from a book (or more than one) you want to acknowledge.
2. Share the genre, price and link to the publisher so readers can follow up if they like the sound of the book.
3. Ping back to Write Note Reviews in your post.

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