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"She was my next grand adventure. She was mine."
To say I have been waiting for the release of this one is an understatement. I have been asking (BEGGING!) for this book since I finished the first in this series. This series has captivated me from the beginning and At Any Turn did not disappoint!
"But...we were like magnets. Tearing ourselves apart to get back to each other."
At Any Turn is told in Adam's POV and I absolutely loved that the author did this. He is sexy and mysterious. Yet, we never knew what he was thinking...until now. Adam and Mia's story continues as they figure out what it's like to be in a relationship. To be in love. To surrender. Their story is genuine, realistic, and heartfelt. As Adam and Mia encounter many obstacles in their relationship and personal lives they grow apart, but their love for each other remains. In fact, I believed that it grew stronger. Without giving the story away, we are thrown much deeper within the lives of Adam and Mia. This time around they are much more invested emotionally, and they have some heart wrenching moments. They are tested as individuals and as lovers. The past and secrets haunt them, yet love always brings them back full circle and love is what saves them.
"And all I could think of in that moment was how right she was about me. How she know me better than anyone else, had looked into my soul, seen the worst of me and never looked away..."
While Adam remains true to his character, where he is a completely intelligent, arrogant, and controlling man, you see the changes. You see someone who typically is void of any emotion with little desire to be in a relationship completely fall in love. Don't get me wrong. He fell for Mia in the first one. But in book 2, his POV? He falls completely, irrevocably in love with her. Even while facing his past and secrets, his love for Mia is undeniable. He opens his heart completely and to watch that made waiting for book 2 worth it. Your heart will break over circumstances that Adam and Mia are left to endure and what a twist that was. Never saw it coming!
"She'd stripped me bare of all secrets I'd cloaked myself in. I was raw and honest and no longer hidden."
At Any Turn continues to be a series that I am totally invested in. I love that these characters are different than the usual cookie cutter characters seen in NA novels lately. Adam and Mia have their flaws. They are laid bare for all readers to see, yet you can't help but love and appreciate their honesty and realness. The writing is flawless as usual as this is no surprise. This author has a talent of storytelling. Her writing style grips you from the beginning and doesn't let you go until the end.
Brenna Aubrey is an author of New Adult contemporary romance stories that center on geek culture. Her debut novel, At Any Price, released December, 2013.
She has always sought comfort in good books and the long, involved stories she weaves in her head. Brenna is a city girl with a nature-lover’s heart. She therefore finds herself out in green open spaces any chance she can get. A mommy to two little kids and teacher to many more older kids, she juggles schedules to find time to pursue her love of storycrafting.
She currently resides on the west coast with her husband, two children, two adorable golden retriever pups, two birds and some fish.
Brenna’s short story “The Love Letter” was the Grand Prize winner of the Jane Austen Made Me Do It Short Story Contest. As such, it was included in the anthology of the same name (Ballantine, 2011
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