23-year-old aspiring artist Sophie Walker can think of no better place than the exotic paradise of the Maldives Islands to escape the wrath of her controlling parents, the monotony of her boring legal work and her passionless boyfriend. With her two best friends along for the ride and to help her find herself again, Sophie is not prepared for the enigmatic Clayton Sinclair. Clayton comes from another world of privilege that seems like a fantasy to Sophie.Can this man introduce her to the passion & seduction she never realized she was desperately searching for? Sophie quickly becomes ensnared in Clayton's seductive web until a shocking treachery makes her question her judgment and actions.
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Cool, confident, intelligent, successful,
and always the center of attention- and not to mention extremely attractive. He
knows exactly what he wants out of life and how he's going to get it and others
can’t help but be drawn by his boldness and charisma. His good looks and charm
makes him a highly sought after lover and he knows it. However, he can be
controlling and demanding at times which can be hard on relationships.
“I told you, Sophie. I don’t share. And I
don’t do games. And I especially don’t do jealousy.”
Well shit, he certainly seems jealous to
“You could have fooled me.”
I can’t believe I just said that. Talk
about uttering some bold shit. Even Clayton seems surprised by my words. I see
it for a split second before his eyes turn cloudy and guarded. I’ve managed to
pull my hand from his and back a bit away from him, hoping to gain some
distance from the towering god. The angry, towering god, I might add.
At first I don’t think I’ve heard him
correctly because honestly, it’s the last thing in the world I’d expect him to
admit to me, but he does. Before I can even have a second to be happy about
that revelation, he starts to stalk me. I back away from him until I’m cornered
against a wall with nowhere to go. He leans into me, hands on both sides of my
head, trapping any possible exit I could make.
“You’re absolutely right, Sophie. And it’s
a first for me. A fucking first. And I’ve decided I don’t like the feeling at
I lose my stomach. I feel a rush of
excitement move through my body. I can barely breathe. He’s never been jealous
before? I try not to smile in giddy pleasure.
“So what now?” I whisper. He smiles darkly
at my innocent question.
“So now I’m going to find out why the hell
I’m so drawn to you. I’m going to see if you taste as good as you look.”
Mad Love is the
first book I have read by this author, I can assure you it won’t be the last!!!
I was lucky enough to be gifted a copy of the book in exchange for an honest
review so here goes....
The name of my
blog is Gemma Reads Too Much For It To Be Normal Book Blog so as you can
imagine I read a lot of books lol. I’m incredibly lucky that a good 90% of the
books I read are gifts from the author, publisher or promotions company. Not
all of the books I review are good, some are terrible but on occasion I find an
incredible book from an incredible author and it reaffirms why I do this!!!
I LOVED this
book, I loved it because it made me smile, it made me laugh out loud and simply
because I didn’t want it to end!!!
For any of you
out there that have read the ‘This Man’ trilogy from Jodi Ellen Malpas I’m sure
you will agree that Jesse is such an asshole that you instantly fall in love
Well Clayton just
knocked Jesse off my topspot for my favourite Asshole lol!!!
I have fallen
totally and completely in love with Clayton, he’s the perfect jerk. He’s
domineering, rude, controlling, jealous and over bearing but it’s all the best
possible way. In any other character these obnoxious characteristics would be a
nightmare. We would class him as a
control freak stalker and be urging Sophie to take out a restraining order and
run as fast as she could in the other direction!!!
Abedi has managed to make him sexy and sweet and all those horrible things are
now endearing and thoughtful and wonderful!!!!
I’m jealous of
Sophie because I would love a man to be so obsessed with me that he was
insanely jealous and be so possessive he wanted to claim me as his. This is all
daft I’m happily married and if my husband tried any of Clayton’s tricks with
me I’d probably laugh at him lol. But I still felt that catch in my chest
whilst I read this that said wouldn’t it be wonderful if he wanted me with that
OMG when he told
her she was his and made he tell him I swooned, I mean I literally felt my
knees go weak!!!!
But aside from
the heart warming, adorable romance this book is also bloody funny!!! Sophie is
hilarious and Erik had me in stitches. Their banter was brilliant and really
made me believe that they had a long standing friendship, that meant you can
forgo the filter and just be brutally honest.
And Christ the
SEX!!! Hot damn its properly sexy, Clayton sex’s Sophie up in every way I was
in a permanent state of flush lol!!!
I can’t believe
how this book ended seriously OMG!!! (Yes I have used OMG twice in the review
(rolls eyes) I’m ashamed of me too!!) And the sneak peak for book two just sent
me over the edge!!!
I NEED book two
like NOW!!! And I’m in full blow stalker mode; I’ve tweeted Colet Abedi and
emailed the promo company. I will track a copy of book two down even if I have
to beg for it!!!
Colet if you read
this review I’m begging can I have a copy of book #2 to review pretty, pretty,
This is a
brilliant book, its romantic and sexy and funny, I couldn’t put it down and I
was gutted when it ended 5 Stars from me.
Colet Abedi has been an entertainment industry executive for over ten years. In addition to working on many television programs for NBC, ABC, FOX, and most cable networks, she is best known for her work as head writer for the telenovela serials American Heiress and Fashion House, the latter of which starred Bo Derek and Morgan Fairchild, on the FOX-owned MyNetworkTV. Abedi currently has one television series in syndication, Unsealed: Alien Files, and has completed Five Souls, her first feature film. She is also the co-author of young adult fiction novel, FAE. Book one was released July 2013 by Diversion Publishing Group and was an instant online bestseller. The Dark King, the second in the planned FAE trilogy, was released May 2014. FAE was recently optioned by Ridley Scott. Colet is a native of California, graduated with a B.A. in English literature from the University of California at Irvine, and currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three dogs.
As the title of my blog gives away I read a lot!!! I love the escapism of a good book and sometimes I even enjoy the release I get from moaning about a rubbish book.
Im not sure anyone will ever read my reviews but I'm going to do them anyway.... sometimes I read so much and so quickly that I can completely forget what ive read or the reasons I loved them so this way I can gain a little perspective.
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