I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Let Me Know by Stina Lindenblatt
Series: Lost In You #2
Published by Carina Press on September 1, 2014
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This shouldn't be happening again
Amber Scott thought her screaming nightmares would end now that her stalker is locked up and awaiting trial. But they return when her slam-dunk case starts to fall apart. Explicit letters she allegedly wrote surface, suggesting she was the mastermind behind her assault, a willing victim.
Amber only feels safe in the arms of her boyfriend Marcus, the one person she can lean on. Until damning evidence from Marcus's past collides with the case and the media circus drags them both down. To protect Amber's reputation, Marcus has only one option: end their relationship. He won't risk further damage to her case, even if it means breaking her heart.
Amber has to find the strength to step into the spotlight and bring awareness to victims' rights before she's convicted in the court of public opinion. And she's really not sure what's worse—that her kidnapper could walk free, or that the seemingly endless attention and speculation will drive Marcus away permanently.
Let Me Know is the continuation of Marcus and Amber’s story. First let me say that it is necessary that you read Tell Me When which is the first book before starting this one.
I had so many feels while reading this book. I became emotionally attached to these characters while reading book one. That attachment only grew stronger when I started reading this one.
The main plot focuses on stalking. It’s not a topic that’s overly done in books which I think made the story more intriguing. I literally couldn’t put either of these books that make up this story down while reading them.
Let Me Know flowed smoothly, and captured and held my attention until the very end. There’s so much going on in this book. Amber is facing an upcoming trial against her stalker who is also a murderer. Marcus is trying hard to get his abuser charged and convicted of his crimes. Like I said. There’s a lot going on.
There’s a strong suspense element to this story. It keeps building and building until about 85ish % of the book and then Boom! all is revealed. When I was getting close to the end I kept thinking “please don’t let this book end in another cliffhanger.” I even DM’d the author on twitter to ask about this. Luckily, things are all wrapped up and I am extremely happy with how things turn out. I had a lot of theories about what was going to happen, but I never did figure it out on my own. That made me love this story all the more.
Overall, I think Ms Lindenblatt did a phenomenal job writing this series. From the intriguing plot, interesting and unique characters, to the overall well written storyline, this series is a must read.
PS: There is going to be a third book!!! It will be Jordan & Chase’s book. *squee* I’m really looking forward to it!!! I loved both of these secondary characters throughout books one and two and always secretly hoped they’d get together.
I received this book for free from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Tell Me When by Stina Lindenblatt
Published by Carina Press on January 20, 2014
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Amber Scott should be enjoying life as a college freshman. She should be pursuing her dream of becoming a veterinarian. She should be working hard to make sense of her precalculus math class.
She shouldn’t be waking up her college roommate with screaming nightmares. She shouldn’t be flashing back, reliving the three weeks of hell she barely survived last year. And she definitely shouldn’t be spending time with sexy player Marcus Reid.
But engineering student Marcus is the only one keeping Amber from failing her math course, so she grudgingly lets him into her life. She never expects the king of hookups will share his painful past. Or that she’ll tell him her secrets in return, opening up and trusting him in a way she thought she’d never be able to again.
When their fragile future together is threatened by a stalker Amber thought was locked away for good, Marcus is determined to protect her. And Amber is determined to protect Marcus…even if that means pushing him away.
This book was really good. It’s the debut novel by Author Stina Lindenblatt. After reading the synopsis I decided to give it a try. It sounded interesting and I couldn’t wait to get started.
I love the characters in this book. Both Marcus and Amber are broken. They have both been through a lot in their short years. They’ve not only suffered abuse, but loss as well.
The Hero: Marcus comes off as sort of a player in the beginning. He uses women for sex, but at least he’s honest about it. He makes sure they know the terms going into it. Having said that, there was just something about him that I really liked.
The Heroine: Amber is barely surviving when this books begins. She’s not living a normal life. Because of the things that have happened to her in the past she’s suspects everything and trusts no one. After what she’s been through I don’t think I can blame her. She’s very guarded.
Together: I think these two were good for each other. Having experienced the things they’ve experienced they sort of connected from the beginning. That and the attraction between these two is really strong.
It was really interesting to see how things played out in this story. There were a few twists and turns in it that made it more enjoyable. I kept turning page after page because I wanted to see how things would it up between Marcus & Amber. And when I reached the end I felt satisfied with how it ended.
Smexy Times: The sexual scene (1) was comparable to adult mainstream. It wasn’t explicit in nature, but the tension between these two made it hot.
Overall: This book was really good. If you’re a fan of new adult contemporary romance I highly suggest you give Tell Me When a try. I’m really glad I took a chance on it.