Author: Ella Miles
Series: Aligned (Vol 2)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: Nov 30 2015
Editon/Formats: eBook & Print
Rating: 5 Stars
Told in the first person.
Told in the first person.
***Aligned: Volume 2 is the second novella in a four part contemporary romance series. Volumes 3 & 4 will be full length novels Coming Spring 2016.
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My mind is a mess.
I can’t live this way anymore. He thinks I’ve told him the worst, but I’ve barely told him anything at all.
I can’t love Landon.
He just brings more confusion. I need to leave. Then I can break through the chaos that haunts me.
My mind has never been so clear.
I’m writing new songs faster than ever before. I’m falling for her, even as the secret that I’ve kept hidden for years threatens to reveal itself.
I can’t love Alex.
Everyone will know I’m a monster. I’ll stay away. It’s the only way.
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Alexa Blakely is having a hard time letting go of the past. Her story continues from the first volume so you need to read them in order otherwise some things may be confusing if you don’t. Alexa is on a journey of rediscovering who she is. Plus she has to cope with a disability
In this story Landon Davis has more of a supportive role. It then turns around when we find he has a secret. This will be your “what!” moment. The reason I feel Landon has a supportive role is because I felt that this was Alexa’s story to tell. She has a life to discover and she will have you wondering what you would do if you were in her shoes. And wait until you get to the ending (no cheating), you’ll silently be sending the author a message – “you devious woman you!” But then you realize that you have to know where she’s taking us next.
The author shows the struggles that people that have lost their memory must face in order to continue their lives. It’s not always cut and dried. What we take for granted, Alexa must fight through the fog to see if she remembers. One thing I loved about this book was that the author made Landon so accepting of a disability that would turn some men off.
But then when I get to the ending, I’m left with questions. How does this affect their relationship? How does this turn of events factor into the next book – another reason to read this series in order. What does this surprise do to Landon? I can’t wait to get my copy of volume three so I can get these questions answered. Unless, our author continues to be underhanded and leaves me hanging again. But that’s ok because that just means that I’ll have to read volume four, which will not be a hard chore.
“Let me help you,” he says.
“You can’t.” I turn away from Landon. If I keep looking at him, I’ll give in and destroy both of our lives. I can’t do that. I just need him gone, out of my life, so I can live my life — alone.
“Just go,” I say still not looking at him. I can feel his eyes on me; he wants to say more, but he doesn’t move.
I close my eyes tight to keep the tears at bay. How can I still need to cry after all the tears that have already fallen tonight? “Please,” I beg.
I hear Landon get up from the bed, but I don’t dare open my eyes and reveal my pain. I don’t dare look at Landon to see his pain. I just keep them closed trying not to think about how lonely I’m going to feel a few minutes from now. I feel his wet lips brush against my cheek.
“Good-bye, Alexa,” he says. I wince at the words. When I hear the door close, I open my eyes. He’s gone. Just like everyone else I have ever loved, but I don’t love Landon. I didn’t fall for him yet, so really, I’m preventing the pain before it starts. This pain is bearable. This pain I will get over. I let the tears come as I use the crutches Landon leaned against the bed next to me to find my purse on the counter in the kitchen. I ruffle through it until I find the little piece of green fabric. The only comfort I will have tonight. I carry it back to bed with me, taking deep breaths, trying to find his scent that still lingers on the silk. No matter how long I lie here breathing in his scent, it doesn’t bring back any new memories. Just the same painful memories of the accident I’m never going to escape.
Ella Miles writes sexy romance with strong females that could kick your butt if you piss them off, which they often do to the men that fall for them. She's currently living her own happily ever after near the Rocky Mountains with her high school sweetheart husband. Her heart is also taken by her goofy two year old black lab that is scared of everything, including her own shadow. Ella is the author of the Aligned Series and Maybe Series. Get her free books by visiting her website: EllaMiles.com/freebooks
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