Book Review! *~* Dear Ava *~* by Ilsa Madden-Mills

 

DEAR AVA

BY Ilsa Madden-Mills

a gripping enemies-to-lovers, secret admirer, high school romance.

 

 

The rich and popular Sharks rule at prestigious, ivy-covered Camden Prep. Once upon a time, I wanted to be part of their world–until they destroyed me. 
 
The last thing I expected was an anonymous love letter from one of them. 
 
Please. I hate every one of those rich jerks for what they did to me. The question is, which Shark is my secret admirer? 
 
Knox, the scarred quarterback. 
Dane, his twin brother. 
Or Chance, the ex who dumped me. . . 
 
Dear Ava, 
Your eyes are the color of the Caribbean Sea. 
Wait. That’s stupid. 
What I really mean is, you look at me and I feel something REAL. 
 
It’s been ten months since you were here, but I can’t forget you. 
I’ve missed seeing you walk down the hall. 
I’ve missed you cheering at my football games. 
I’ve missed the smell of your hair. 
 

 
And then everything fell apart the night of the kegger. 
 
Don’t hate me because I’m a Shark. 
I just want to make you mine. 
Still. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Definitely was not expecting the amount of emotion the author delicately portrayed in this intensely rich drama about real life problems.  This super charged poignant tale read like an auto biography, a thriller, a suspense, and an angsty romance.  The connection between characters was instantaneous and unexpected, I felt like a friend to each one of these people, adults as well as young adults.  The fact that the author had the versatility to write about this highly sensitive and taboo topic was epic to the extreme.  Ilsa Madden-Mills put a sharp and immediate emphasis on spreading awareness of abuse on all genders. 

 

The Heroine, and I do mean heroine, Ava is a literal survivor, a true slayer and the epitome of a fighter.  I have never fell for a female character as I did for this beautiful soul and all I did throughout this thought-provoking tale was scream out loud, NO, DON’T HURT HER, NOT HER! 

The charming hero, Knox was utterly divine in his alpha protective role but not just to females, no his course was for all friends and especially FAMILY. 

 

The attention to detail the author pens about mental illness, physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual abuse is something that will stick with you for all times.  AND I THANK YOU, Ilsa Madden-Mills FOR THIS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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COVER REVEAL – Owned by Him by Raven Amor

 

Title: Owned by Him
Author: Raven Amor
Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: Simply Beautiful Cover Designs
Teasers: Graphics by Stacy
Release Date: February 28, 2020
Blurb
Lillianna would do anything for her dad. But the bond of family can
be a knife that cuts deep. Her father owed a lot of money. In the ultimate
betrayal, he bartered Lilliana as his payment. 
Traded to her brother’s best friend. The man who she once
loved, her childhood prince. 
Malachi Kingston is now the monster who stole her freedom.
Yet as secrets from the past surface, and
the pair battle against their darkest desires.
Blood will be spilled. Heart will be broken. Bullets
will fly and lives lost.
From author Raven Amor comes, Owned by Him, a suspenseful
dark romance that will leave readers breathless! 

 

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Excerpt
He grabs me by the
throat and shoves me into the wall, causing the plasterboard to fall to the
floor. Those black eyes penetrate me. His fingers tremble around my neck, and I
know it’s because he wants to squeeze harder. It’s the first time I truly fear
him; I see the man who was born into the world of crime and violence. I know he
sees my fear, senses it the same way a predator does his prey. As his lips
stretch into a wolfish smirk, he squeezes my neck tighter, cutting off my
airways, showing me he has the power to end me right here in this shithole of a
flat, the same place he sat and played video games with me. He’s telling me
none of that matters, that I’m nothing to him.
Malachi turns so
fast, releasing my neck. I gasp, trying so hard to pull in the oxygen my lungs
burn for that I don’t have time to process what’s happening. That’s when I see
the smooth metal of the gun he had hidden pushed hard against my dad’s temple.
So hard that a trickle of blood falls like a crimson tear.
“What are you
doing?” I whisper, too terrified to even breathe or make the wrong move.
My heart stutters as
he releases the safety catch, finger steady on the trigger.
“His payment will be
paid!” With the gun to my father’s temple, he’s clearly telling me that if I
don’t agree to his demands, he’s killing my father. He’s going to make me watch
as he blows his brains across the tiny flat. Malachi knows what he is doing.
He’s pulling the strings, and now he’s going to watch me dance.
His decision is
unwavering. There is no remorse in his eyes as his finger draws back, hand
completely steady.
He is a monster.
Shutting my eyes
against the pain, a tear escapes. I’m mourning the man I used to know, my
freedom, and the girl I know will be changed forever with my answer.
“Take me.”
Author Bio
Raven loves writing dark romance wrapped in suspense. She
loves finding the beauty in the pain, love in tragedy. And of course writing
those hot scenes. 
Raven describes her books as darkness mixed with blood
stained passion. 
Raven is fluent in sarcasm and adult language
If you can’t find Raven in her writing cave or editing hell.
Then you will find her curled up with a book lost in the words of other
authors. Raven has three daughters and one man child. All who she adores. She
comes from a large welsh family who are completely crazy in all the right
ways. 
You can find Raven on Facebook and Instagram. Or hanging out
in her group Raven Rebels.
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