Tuesday, 9 September 2014

***Blog Tour - Control by Laura Marie Altom - Out Now - 4.5 Stars***

Control by Laura Marie Alstom

Shamed #1

Release Date 16th September 2014



Laura Marie Altom’s heart-stirring new romance will have you believing in the power of love—and passion—to heal even the most wounded souls.

Never again. Fleeing her hometown to escape an abusive marriage, Ella Patton swears she has surrendered to a man for the last time. But while living under a new name, she meets a kind, handsome stranger who seems different—and will be moving on soon, making Ella reckless enough to break her rules. With a kiss, the stranger opens the door to desires Ella believed she would never know. Then he makes an unexpected proposal.

A dot-com billionaire from humble beginnings, Liam Stone is a man whose past has made him compassionate yet guarded—much like the beautiful, secretive woman he stumbles upon in a remote Southern town. Though he intends only a dalliance, when the time comes to return home to San Francisco, Liam cannot bear the thought of leaving her behind. But when he tries to entice her to join him, he finds the tables turning dizzingly fast. Suddenly a little seduction becomes a huge battle for one thing: control.



My Review

4.5 Beautiful Gut Wrenching Stars

Control is book #1 in the Shamed series and the first book I have read by this author. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review so here goes...

I have to say this book completely sucked me in, it was a hard read and in places was just downright uncomfortable but for some reason it really struck a chord with me.

Ella/Julie is just heartbreaking the cloud of fear and sadness that surrounds her was so harrowing I instantly engaged with her and I felt that connection that made me want for everything to be ok.

Ella describes herself as ‘Dead’ every time she said it I welled up, the desolation and isolation was just heartbreaking.

To be completely honest for the majority of the book I really disliked Liam, I thought he was a jumped up asshole with an ‘I am God’ complex. But then there were moments of sweet, beautiful actions that completely endeared him to me.

God I wanted to slap Liam when he literally threw money at Ella, I mean he’s lucky he didn’t get punched in the face.

Willow was an absolute nightmare!!!

Christ Laura Marie Alstom I was on the edge of my seat waiting for Blaine to turn up, psychos like that don’t just disappear into the background!!!

I loved the sexual chemistry that fizzled between Liam & Ella, and I honestly want them to have a happy ending together.

This book is sad there’s no getting away from it, this is not a happy clappy lovefest but its poignant and thought provoking and heart wrenching.

I really enjoyed this book and I’m now desperate to read the next book.

I kind of fell in love with this book 4.5 stars. 


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About the Author

Laura Marie Altom is the author of more than forty books in three different genres. Now that her kids are in college, Laura spends her days writing and chasing after a menagerie of pets: a mini long-haired dachshund named Cocoa, a Yorkie named Daisy, a mutt named Sweet Pea, and Domino—a black-and-white stealth cat she rarely sees. She’s happily married to her college sweetheart (go Hogs!), and when night falls, Laura steals a few romantic moments for herself with her own hunky cover stud.



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