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Flawed by Tracy Wolff

wolffBook: Flawed

Author: Tracy Wolff

Series: Ethan Frost novel #4

Release date: 17 January, 2017

Main characters: Tori Reed, heroine whose past life choices are about to bite her. Miles Girard – technology wunderkind (and Tori’s best friend’s brother) but a bit of a novice with human relationships.

Plot: Tori Reed is about to experience the worst month of her life. After having spurned the unwanted advances of an ex at a party, little does she realise that the same ex will hit back so savagely. Left battered and bruised (figuratively) and disowned by her family, Tori’s rock bottom is hurtling towards her. Left homeless and with very few possessions, she’s forced to seek refuge at her friends’ nearby home. A place where she can get her head on straight for a few days and regroup. She didn’t budget for her arch-nemesis Miles, being there…

Miles Girard knows Tori hates him – not surprising considering his role in his sister’s past troubles – but that was the past and try as he might to atone, Tori still seems to hate his mere existence. He’s determined to show her he’s not the enemy, if she’d just lower her armour for a second. When she shows up on his doorstep in a state, he knows something is up – and when he sees how vulnerable she really is, he’s resolved to be the one man that she can trust implicitly…

Why you should read it: This book has been a  long time coming, and as a standalone, it was less drama-filled than the Ethan Frost trilogy focusing on Ethan and Chloe. It has a very current feel to it and really did tackle a lot of the injustices currently reported in the media. Woolf writes passionately about society’s double standards and how women are shamed in myriad ways on a daily basis. It was a well-woven story about a young woman trying to navigate her way out of trouble and set her life back on track. I really enjoyed Tori and Miles’s dynamic – once they stopped lobbing verbal bombs at each other, their interactions were sweet, steamy and showed depth.

What you may not like: I usually enjoy a bit of character development in a story and usually for the heroine to get herself out of her own mess. This didn’t happen for very practical reasons – she was left with nothing, and only had very powerful friends to turn to. What else could she realistically have done? So, although not how I like my usual stories to turn out – it would have taken quite a bit of artistic licence for Tori to be her own white knight in this scenario!

Rating: 4/5 for an interesting, incredibly relevant and topical story about having your life turned upside down by a disgruntled ex and the way the world views men and women. Certainly worth taking a look. Flawed is out now.

Blog Tour: Addicted by Tracy Wolff

Addicted Blog Tour BannerBook: ADDICTED (An Ethan Frost Novel #2)

A Loveswept New Adult Romance

Author: Tracy Wolff

On sale: July 15, 2014

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“I’m allowed to be sorry that the woman I love has been through hell, I’m allowed to be fucking furious that my brother is the one who hurt you. And I’m damn sure allowed to want to make things better for you.” – Ethan Frost.

Blurb:

As Chloe Girard discovers, there’s love . . . and then there’s addiction.

Ethan Frost is everything a woman could want in a man. He’s rich, gorgeous, powerful, one of the most eligible bachelors in the world.

But that’s not why I’m with him.

I love Ethan for all the things no one else gets to see: his innate kindness, his reckless spontaneity, his unwavering determination to use his brilliance for good. I love the way he looks at me, the way he touches me. The way he makes me forget the wreckage of my past and the twisted fear that still lives inside me.

But sometimes it terrifies me how much I crave him, how much I need him just to breathe. I always thought it would be my past that ruined us, but there’s a darkness in Ethan I never dreamed existed. Can we survive as his secrets surface—threatening to unravel us both?

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Review

I have been waiting to see what happened between Chloe and Ethan for months. If you’ve read Ruined, you’ll know that it ended on one hell of a cliffhanger and making us wait for months was just plain mean! Chloe and Ethan have an awful lot of baggage to work through and even though they love each other so completely, will that be enough to overcome the odds stacked against them?

Why you should read it: Addicted gives the reader the chance to get to know both Ethan and Chloe a lot better. I’ll be honest, I was not a huge fan of Chloe’s in Ruined, but in this conclusion to the story, she’s stronger, more open and she really comes into her own as a heroine. She is no longer in awe of the powerful Ethan Frost – he’s human, he’s vulnerable and he has a habit of keeping secrets from Chloe. The way she faces up to her problems, when before she would have just run away, really shows how she’s grown during their time together. I found I had a lot more patience with her this time around.

Ethan is the ultimate hero – he’s a philanthropist, he’s kind, patient and would do anything for Chloe. All you could want in a hero and buckets more. He’s tested in this book as his family is responsible for a lot of the past traumas Chloe has suffered. He’s determined to make it right, but doesn’t always go about it the right way!

What you might hate: I enjoyed this story more than Ruined, but you may be left exasperated by the back and forth between the couple. This is natural and I like that the characters even made reference to how much they keep breaking up and making up! The sex is off the charts hot in this book – normally I dislike that amount if I feel that it gets in the way of the story. I don’t feel that this was the case here, but some plot lines were left hanging and I felt like the author ran out of time to tie up loose ends. What happened to Brandon? Did Chloe continue with law school? It was a bit rushed in the end, which was a pity.

Rating: 3.5/5 for a satisfyingly hot conclusion and a pair of troubled yet loveable characters. And also kudos to Tracy for ending the series after two books and not feeling that pressure to trilogise! (Is that a word? It is now.)

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 ABOUT TRACY WOLFF

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tracy Wolff lives inTracy_Wolff Texas and teaches writing at her local community college. She is married and the mother of three young sons.

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