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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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Ruined by Tracy Wolff

RuinedBook: Ruined (An Ethan Frost Novel) Loveswept

Author: Tracy Wolff

Release date: January 7 2014

Review by: Onnica

Basic story: Chloe Girard is ecstatic to have secured a summer internship at the prestigious Frost Industries – a company so impressive, it could rival Google. It’s unpaid, but thanks to a generous friend she doesn’t have to worry about rent. Keen to get on and make it as an intellectual property lawyer, she’s not about to mess up this opportunity. She’s determined to remain independent, away from her family’s grasp and finally be free. Her first day passes well enough – until she meets an obnoxious smoothie-maker in the lunch room. He’s totally arrogant and is sure that he knows what she’d like. They verbally spar and she makes a quick exit. Little does Chloe know that she’s just met the big boss Ethan Frost – what the hell was he doing posing as a smoothie maker? The man is infuriating!

On their second meeting, Chloe is struck by Ethan’s down to earth nature, his obvious interest in her and his ease with his employees. The attention he gives her does not go unnoticed and before long, Chloe resents the position Ethan’s actions have put her in. Her fellow interns and her boss are set to make life difficult for her. To cap it all, Chloe has to fight her own nature in order to maintain the employee/employer relationship and keep her distance. Her past traumas and vulnerability are never far from the surface and giving herself to Ethan is not something she can do if she’s to keep the demons buried…

Why you should read this: Ok – before you start in on ‘why are you choosing another Fifty Shades knock off?’ – calm down. Yes Ethan is rich – but he’s a millionaire, not a billionaire, so there, he’s practically a pauper! He’s also extremely fun, fairly uncomplicated and so far, not a neanderthal. The dialogue between he and Chloe made me smile and it was very well written. There’s no repetition between their interactions and the action moves on at a steady pace. It’s very sexy and considering this book is set over a period of 2 weeks and very intense.

What you might hate: Had it with broken heroines? Stop reading now. Chloe’s got more issues than my last subscription to Psychologies magazine. Girlfriend has a past that she keeps alluding to but won’t reveal to anyone. I kind of guessed what was up pretty early on, but there were surprises along the way. I guessed the cliffy at the end too – but I was happy to go with it. There is drama aplenty, but at no point did I want to stop reading, as the author took great pains to create a different setting and create a different dynamic between the hero and heroine than the usual alpha, submissive tale. I would have preferred that this story be set over a longer time period – 14 days to fall in love and have this level of drama felt a little fast in my opinion – but that’s just my opinion.

Rating: 3/5 I enjoyed this story – yes a lot of it follows a pattern – a rich alpha trying to woo a younger broken female, but believe me when I say that this is one of the better renditions of a somewhat tired tune.

Ruined is out Jan 7th.