Tuesday, February 4



Title: Inner Core (Stark # 2)
Author: Sigal Ehrlich
Genre: Romance
Publication Date: January 31, 2014
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When Hayley makes a resolution to take back the control over her life, and declare their relationship R.I.P, it’s all good in theory… 

That is until Daniel decides to prove her wrong and get her back. 

Together, Hayley and Daniel seem to have it all. But can love ever be enough when two strong personalities collide and while reality takes the lead? 

Faced with more obstacles than she could have ever bargain for when it comes to Daniel, struggling to keep her own identity while sharing a life with her man. Buds of doubt start rooting in Hayley’s confidence, making her rethink her decision.

And just when it seems that they might make it together after all, life happens. Bringing a threat that neither Hayley nor Daniel could ever anticipate, a threat that could 
break them apart forever...

My Review

Forgiveness: It’s a hard pill to swallow but Hayley does it. She takes Daniel back after what he put her though. She has doubts and she is scared but Daniel loves her more than the breath he breathes and will do everything in his power to make her see that.

Inner Core takes off right where Layers ended. Seriously the anticipation for this book was crazy for me. I don’t usually read cliffhangers because I get too worked up and stress about having to wait for the next. And with Daniel’s admission at the end of Layers I could not wait for this book.

“You know Hales…” He takes my hand in his. I study him, concerned. “The first time I kissed you,” he pauses, lost for a moment, “…it was like, I don’t know…” His eyes melt into mine. 
“I felt connected, to…fuck, anything, for the first time.”

Hmmm… Daniel Stark. For someone who never imagined being with anyone for more than a night he sure knows what he is doing when it comes to Hayley. I mean, he is so sweet and so romantic. His love for her is crazy. Hayley loves Daniel more than she ever though she could love anyone to but she also doesn’t believe in “happily ever afters”.

“We can’t go from Hell to Heaven in a split second.”

They have a lot of issues they need to work out before they can get back what they had. Daniel would rather forget they were even apart and pretend nothing has changed. Even though Hayley could not imagine loving anyone close to how much she loves Daniel, her confidence that they will last for the long haul is low. Daniel know that Hayley is “the one”. He will do everything in his power to prove it to her and make her see they are meant to be together. However, Daniel is still hiding his big secret. He is terrified of how she will react. He can’t lose her but he can’t keep lying to her either. Will Hayley really be able to forgive him?

Here it is, Hales, a rare glance at Daniel’s inner core. Rough, violent, powerful, emotional, kind, and…hurt.

With all the sweet romance, enough drama to last a lifetime, and heartbreak…it is quite funny as well. Thanks to Ian and Tasha this book brought a lot of laugh out loud moments for me. Ian is H.I.L.A.R.I.O.U.S. He is your average flamboyant gay best friend that has no filter. He is gonna tell you like it is no matter what.

“Carbs, fat, carbs, empty carbs…If we are quiet enough, we’ll all be able to hear Hayley’s butt growing… and I don’t think Starky is into tapping mammoth size asses.” -Ian

So when things feel like they are too good to be true maybe they are. Their love is scortching, their passion makes her see stars and life couldn’t seem better. So this leave Hayley just waiting for the other shoe to drop and when Daniel is bitten by the ugly green monster he finally releases the blow.

“It’s not that I ever thought I was lucky enough to take your virginity, but this… This goes beyond slaughter; this is flaying then pouring acid on it in broad daylight.”

He tells her what he has done…and she can’t breathe. She feels like all the air has left her body. Never would she have thought something like this would happen. Can she trust him? Will she be able to get over this or will all her insecurities emerge and cause her to run.

In every ongoing struggle throughout life, there comes a time to weigh your gain against your loss, and make your final decision. Leave or stay?

Hayley has forgiven and forgotten once and even though she wants to do it again she doesn’t know if it’s possible to completely let go. Daniel will do anything for her-- say anything, do anything to make her his again. Hayley does not want to lose Daniel but she is standing in the way of herself when it comes to true happiness. What will it take to open her eyes and see what she has….the answer is simple:

One Call.

One tone of voice.

A dozen sentences.

One minute and 47 seconds in time sends her into an immediate frost.

Sometimes in life you need to stop worrying about what will happen and concentrate on what is happening. No one learns that better than Hayley. Heart broken and completely devastated Hayley has lost everything she never knew she wanted. And everything she cannot live without.

If you love a good story of rollercoaster emotions I would recommend the Stark Series by Sigal Ehrlich. Pick up Layers and Inner Core today.

Layers (Stark #1) can be purcahsed at this link: Amazon


  5 Stars 

Reviewed by Alissa Evanson

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About the Author

By teen age, Sigal already lived in three different continents where she was lucky enough to experience and visit varied places, meet unique people, which only helped fuel her overly developed imagination. Currently, Sigal calls Estonia home where she lives with her husband and three kids. 

Not exactly sure where they will end up next… 

When she is not hiding in her office, writing, she enjoys music, reading and taking care of her little clan. 

With a great believe in "don’t wait for things to happen - make them happen," she enjoys anything exciting life has to offer.

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  1. Great review! Layers and IC rank in my top 3 fav books, ever. I loved Daniel and Haley together. If it were possible to have a never-ending book, this is the one I would want.

  2. This does sound like an emotionally intense ride! Glad you liked it, Alissa! Great review!

  3. looking forward to read it!!!!!!

  4. Looks amazing!!! Can't wait to read it!

  5. Awesome giveaway thanks for the giveaway

  6. This series sounds great! Thank you for the wonderful review and giveaway.

  7. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  8. This book sounds good. I'm looking forward to reading it, thank you for the amazing giveaway.

  9. Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

  10. Never read this author but this book sounds good.