Surprise Re Cover Reveal ~ Be My December By @RachelBrookes_ Includes Derna's 5 star review, Teasers, Giveaway
We are excited to be participating in the Surprise Re Cover Reveal for Be My December by Rachel Brookes. We love the new cover and think it's so fitting for Eden and Ky's story. Derna read this book last year and loved.
Title: Be My December
Author: Rachel Brookes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 27, 2014
I knew the exact moment I’d become a ‘yes’ girl.
December 16th, a cold winter’s night, four years ago.
The night my innocence was stolen, the night I made the mistake of saying no—a mistake I’d never make again.
The dream of a ‘happily ever after' was now a locked away myth. I promised myself that I’d never return to the place of my worst nightmare, that I’d never let anyone get close, but then again, I never thought I’d meet someone like him.
The intense, confident and beautiful Ky Crawford.
I had no plans to become someone’s Prince Charming.
I couldn’t be. I refused to be. My plan was simple—do whatever it takes to correct my biggest mistake, my one regret that now controlled my life.
I was on track. I had plans, but then everything changed when I saw her—the girl in the red jacket, the girl who I was told couldn’t say no.
The reserved yet stunning Eden Rivers.
A girl who can’t say no.
A guy who craves redemption.
A chance encounter?
It all comes down to this.
Be My December?
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
After reading the prologue, (Rachel Brookes has a habit of writing prologues that make you want to reach for the tissues.) I just knew it was going to be an emotional ride. My heart went out to Eden after learning what she went through that night.
December 16th was the night that changed Eden Rivers, he night she became a yes girl. The night that her walls came up, the night that she lock her true self and her dreams away. The night she vows never to let anyone get close to her again until she meets Ky Crawford, intense, confident and beautiful.
Ky is struggling with a secret and demons from his past. A regret that he wants to make right as it is controlling his life. He too has never really let anyone get too close until he meets a girl who can’t say no. Eden River reserved, independent and stunning.
I really enjoyed the storyline; you get the perfect blend of angst, drama, humour, suspense, romance, and sexiness. Told from Eden and Ky’s POV, meant that I got to know exactly what they were thinking, Rachel has done a brilliant, and effective job of describing Eden and Ky’s personalities and emotional feelings. It was heartbreaking, and heartwarming to read, I became invested in their story, and their emotions were my emotions at times.
The whole time I was reading I was trying to connect the dots try to work out what was ky’s secret, why was he so protective of Eden, and was Eden going to have to face demons from her past. Rachel kept me on the edge of my seat until till the end, and I loved that.
Ky is just so yummy, so sweet and so protective of those close to him. Eden she really was a special lady, I love her strength, her fighting spirit and courage. Eden and Ky are great together the friendship that they formed it was sweet and touching both not expecting the intense pull/ need that they get from each other.
There were some great secondary characters such Eden best friend Tori, who has been her rock at times. Ky’s brother Josh and best friend Ashlyn, who want the best for him. I’m looking forward to their stories as the series continues. There were a few that I didn’t like, and one that will forever be known as fuck face
Overall. I just loved this book. It does have a sensitive subject matter so it was heartbreaking, and heartwarming to read to read at times, but it’s well-written by Rachel. There is a lovely epilogue, and one that means we may see Eden and Ky and in future books. I loved how the story is connected to the Breathe series, and that some of the of the characters from that Series are in this one.
Having suffered from the Tate Connor effect, I was #TeamTate all the way, but now after meeting Ky, don’t get me wrong, he and Tate have a lot of similar qualities alpha being one of them, but I think I have to say I’m now #TeamKy.
If you loved Rachel’s Breathe series, then, you wouldn't be disappointed with this one, and I recommend that you one- click today. Be My December was an emotional, heartfelt story, with suspense, and revenge that captivated me from start to finish.
“Fight for what you love. Nothing is worth it, if you don’t have to fight for it.”
“Eden Rivers was the most tightly shut book I had ever encountered. I wanted to rip open the cover, disband the spine and tear the pages of her story into a million pieces. More than anything I wanted to help her write new words, on perfectly crisp untouched paper and to come up with the perfect title, for the perfect story”
“You grabbed my attention the very first time I saw you, and it hasn’t been lost since”
“Ky was simply the guy who I spent my nights with, the guy who would kiss me until I couldn’t breathe, who would touch me until I trembled, the guy who pushed his way into the darkness of my heart”
“The first time I saw you all I wanted was to know you. It wasn’t about being physical with you when it started. I just wanted you. My urge to protect you and keep you safe could be considered as insane.”
"I am going to kiss you until I take your breath, until you can feel your heart thundering so hard in your chest that you fear it will stop beating. So, can I kiss you?”
“If it wasn’t for their cock I’d become a lesbian.” ….“You clearly haven’t got the right type of vibrator.”
“Obviously Australians have a different understanding of what consideration means. Fucking kangaroo lovers”
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Rachel Brookes lives on the East coast of Australia where beaches, kangaroos and surfers roam free. Writing angst ridden love stories with a pinch of craziness, a dash of drama, a cup of romance, a spoonful of sexiness and delicious men to season is what she loves to do. Rachel sometimes forgets to eat, sometimes forgets to sleep and sometimes can’t remember the last time she cleaned her apartment but that’s because she is in a long term relationship with her laptop. When she does step away from her laptop, she spends her time with her amazing family or attached to her kindle catching up with all of her favorite book boyfriends. Books currently available include The Breathe Series – Just Breathe, Breathless and Breathe Again. The standalone, Be My December, will be released August 2014.
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