Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Review: Beware by Shanora Williams

Ace is bad.
Very bad.
After losing my brother, I know I should stay away. So why can’t I?
He’s irresistible. He’s confident. He’s amazing… but he’s dangerous.
He was there the night my brother was murdered. He watched it all go down.
I should stay away. The things I saw weren’t acceptable.
I should want Ace as far away from me as possible—I should consider him a monster and a threat—but when my life is at stake I know I no longer have a choice of the matter. He's the only one that can protect me.
He's done what he can to keep me out of danger, but it's not enough. I need answers. I need the truth. He refuses to give it to me, and because of that I don't trust him. He refuses to tell me what really happened and to just forget about it but I refuse.
I won’t back down until I get answers.
But there’s one thing wrong with getting too many answers. It leads to lies. It leads to trouble. It leads to danger. But worst of all, it leads to me falling deeply and madly in love with him.
I’ve gotta be out of my mind.

London Stallone hasn’t always had the perfect life, but she did have the perfect older brother. He did everything for her. He took care of her when no one else would. He’s always been the shoulder she could lean on, but when he ends up murdered, things turn for the worst.
London soon demands answers, and the first person she runs to is her brother’s co-worker and good friend, Donovan “Ace” Crow. Ace isn’t the ordinary guy. He doesn’t come equipped with flowers and chocolate. He doesn’t hand out smiles and hugs to every female he meets. He’s strict and only about business, and London believes he’s a part of the reason her brother was murdered.
Soon, after finding out life-threatening news, it leads to something Ace never thought he’d have to do for anyone.
Protect her.
Although he doesn't want her to get hurt, it doesn't stop him from being selfish or bitter. He's promised to protect her, but has he done enough? Has he sacrificed everything in order to keep London out of harms way?
Sometimes love can get in the way of your priorities. And sometimes love can easily become your enemy—you worst nightmare. It can destroy you.

This is a story full of dishonesty. Disloyalty. Broken hearts. Pain. Suffering. Lies. Destruction. This isn’t a fairytale love story. This is real. And it just might break you.
You’ve been warned…

4 Mind Blowing Stars
Review by Allison East
I have read a couple of Shanora Williams' books, but none of them were like this one.
I liked the elements of the story- the mystery and suspense- and above all the romance. It was well written, and I never knew what was going to happen from one page to the next. It kept my attention and I was constantly wondering how it was going to end.

I was actually floored and shocked by the ending, I'm not sure what it meant for the characters. I actually tried to keep turning the pages on my Kindle to see if the story was really over!

London had such a horrible life; losing her parents at a young age and then losing her brother. These loses left her as an orphan- with no one but a couple of friends to help her out.

And then, out of nowhere- after Jonah's death, someone he works for, appears to take her on basically a lock down, for her safety.

Donovan "Ace" Crow promises to take care of her and keep her safe from harm, but he has his own agenda and secrets.

For me this didn't seem like the typical love story. It does have all the love and sex you could want- but basically tragedy and danger surround the romantic relationship that is budding. And the sex scenes were some of the spiciest ones i have ever read. 

It's based on survival, and what one does to survive and thrive in this life- it's complicated and it's not your basic happily ever after. 

I am almost hoping there is another book, because I would like to see the story and its characters continued.  

Shanora William is a wonderful author with a very unique style and this is a well written story, with a dark undertone which will take the reader outside their book comfort zone. Those are the best kind of reads!

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