Sunday, November 24

New Release Review and Giveaway; Slide by Michelle Congdon

Title: Slide 
Author: Michelle Congdon 
Genre:  New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: November 25, 2013
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***Recommended for ages 18+ due to mature situations, sexual content and language***

New Adult Contemporary

After surviving a horrific car accident twelve years ago, that claimed the lives of her mother and brother, heiress to the multi-billion dollar Montgomery Empire, Evangeline, promised never to go back to the city filled with memories of her tragic past. However, after an unexpected event, Evangeline reluctantly finds herself back in New York City.

Since the accident, Evangeline has feared the media attention that comes with having the Montgomery name, and would give everything up to bring back her loved ones. Delicate and camera shy, the last person she needs in her life is New York Yankees hotshot, Ryan Fox.

Witty and extremely arrogant, the notorious bad boy is well-versed at playing the game both on and off the field. Ryan isn't fazed by the media circus following his every move and couldn't be anymore different to the quiet, shy girl that is Evangeline. Everything about him screams trouble with a capital T, but it’s away from the cameras that Evangeline begins to see the real man hiding behind the cocky façade— one that is haunted by a dark and terrible secret.

Life led them to one another, but will further events and opening up about their past bring them closer, or tear them apart and have them sliding into darkness all over again?

My Review

12 years ago Evangeline's life was ripped apart when a car accident killed her Mother and Brother. While her father completely checks out, he sends her and and remaining brother to live with her Grandparents. For 12 years her Father ignores her. Untill, dying on his death bed, he summons her home to New York. 
With only hurt and anger in her heart, Evangeline puts off going to see him. Instead heads out for her first night in NYC. 

With an intense fear of Publicity, Evangeline has always shied away from the public eye. That's until she catches the eye of New York Yankee Hotshot, Ryan Fox. 
Ryan is everything Evangeline is not. While she is extremely attracted to him, she really isn't interested in a relationship. After some really Hot Sex, Evangeline takes it for what it is. Sex. But Ryan doesn't seem to take the hint. With his cocky attitude and cheekiness, he really is hard to say no to. 

Ryan doesn't do relationships but something about Evangeline makes him think he can. 
With a horrible past himself. With the fear that Evangeline would leave if she knew they truth, Ryan struggles with letting her in. 

"If things were different, if they were easier and I wasn't afraid of possibly losing you forever, I'd share the rest of me. I'd give you everything and do anything you want of me..." 

When the truth comes out, they both soon realise their pasts are not so different. 
With life blissfully happy, one mistake comes back and threatens everything Ryan and Evangeline have worked so hard for. Can they overcome it or will it be too late? 

Slide was a delightfully entertaining story with your typical gorgeous, rich, unable-to-commit Hero. But what makes it different was being able to witness Ryan's struggle. Being in his head we were able to see how he really was feeling. He really wanted to be everything he could be for Evangeline. The scene at his home, really was just heartbreaking. But most of all, his cheekiness was loveable. His arrogance was loveable. His sweetness was lovable. I just loved him!

"It's impossible to be invisible, Evangeline. Everything about you just wants to shine. You're a burning star fighting against the darkness of shadows. Even I can see that." 

Even though Evangeline had to deal with a horrible situation she still was quite a strong Heroine. I love her Bestie, hahahahha they were soo funny together! I felt her relationship with her brother was healthy and loved that there were no dramas with his feeling toward Ryan. 

All the characters were loveable and realistic. I LOVED Ryan's Sister Annie... Such a romantic hahahha

"I'm dying. I'm literally dying of how romantic this is!" 

And the Sex... Oh God the sex was smoking hot.....

I grabbed his head to try and balance but he nudged me backwards, holding me in place by my thighs. I tensed at the sudden cold sensation against my back. He had me pressed up against the frosted glass wall. The sense of danger thrilled me... I let out a breathless moan that turned into a cry when I felt his finger go in. His tongue moved to pleasure my clit, while his finger, followed by another, slipped in and out with quick movements. 

Michelle ends it all with an awesome Epilogue.. Sigh I love me a good Epilogue. And Michelle does not disappoint! 
His speech... swoon!  I can't wait for Ryan's POV and more from this fabulous Author.
Michelle's writing  easily drew me in, the instant connection with Ryan had me craving for more of his and Evangeline's banter. Overall Slide exceeded my expectations and left me wanting to read more. Bravo Michelle. 

5 Stars 

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About the Author

Michelle Congdon resides in Sydney, Australia. She has a Dalmatian named Jett, who to this day continues to hold an 8 year grudge against her after she had to leave him with her parents when she moved to the big city- this only proves animals are much like their owners. Michelle enjoys reading books of all sorts of genre's, watching way too many movies and TV shows (and Disney cartoons), singing out aloud to her favorite hits and going on adventures involving food and travel. Michelle is loud, talks a lot and shares an ever-growing list of fictional husbands with a friend. From when she was a small girl, she has always had an overactive imagination and has tried to put it to good use by sharing her stories with anyone willing to listen.

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  2. Yes I do! This book sounds great, thanks for the giveaway. :)

  3. Oh yes I do!! Thanks for the giveaway and introducing me to a new author!

  4. I love a bad boy, especially when you get his POV. Sounds like a great book from a new author. Thanks of the chance to win!

  5. LOVE a bad boy in every way possible. :)

  6. Oh hell yes I do :)
    Can't wait to read this! Ty for the giveaway!

  7. Duh! Of course...but I married a good guy! So love reading about the bad boys :)

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    Thanks for the giveaway!!! :D

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  11. Most definitely love the bad boys. Thank u for the giveaway.

  12. I love bad boys. Thanks for the chance to enter this giveaway.

  13. YES! It's so hard not to love them