Book Blitz: Inevitable Detour (Inevitability #1) by S.R. Grey~ Bianca's Review, Excerpt, and Giveaway
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
When I heard S.R. Grey was coming out with a new series, words could not express the excitement! I was immediately intrigued by this Farren Shaw. Inevitable Detour is one of those books that grip you from the first word to the very last page.
“An inevitable detour led me here, to this turning post, and this is the juncture where I choose.”
Twenty two Essalin (Essa) Brant lives her life for everyone else, particularly her parents. She has everything planned out to please them. She’s never broken a rule. So when her best friend, Haven goes missing, she wants nothing more than to break the rules to accompany Haven’s older (and HOT) brother, Farren to find her. Essa is supposed to take summer classes and be the good daughter she has always been. But she’s determined to find Haven and she knows Farren is the only one that can make this happen. This detour in her life turns out to be so much more than she could have ever imagined.
“If you’re still breathing, you can change your life. You can always alter your direction, embark on a different route.”
As Essa and Farren embark across the country to find Haven, they find themselves getting closer. Farren is mysterious and slowly gives pieces of himself to Essa. Essa is drawn to his assertiveness and control. He knows what he wants out of life and goes for it. He listens to Essa as she spills her heart out telling him her dreams and aspirations. He tells her that only she can change her life. Inevitable Detour is a story about love, loss, sacrifice, and following your own destiny. No matter how and where it leads to.
“But he can’t fight what is destined. He can’t fight his own inevitable detour-me.
The sexual tension between Farren and Essa is off the charts. Despite the danger these two find themselves in, the connection between them is incomparable. While Farren is cocky and confident, Essa holds back. Until Farren. He recognizes her inner strength. She is so much more than the girl who does everything expected of her. Essa has a fighting spirit. I loved her character. She was so genuine and real. Sometimes it takes life experiences for you to realize that for your life to be fulfilled, changes are to be made. It’s growth and a natural part of life. And Farren? Oh how I love him! Let me count the ways. Although mysterious, as he reveals more and more of himself, his heart is of pure gold. He loves so hard. Every action of his is deliberate and is done with his loved ones in mind.
“Somewhere along the way, throughout this crazy journey, I fell in love with you.”
But Farren also has secrets. We know he is former military/special ops, but there is so much more that we don’t know. Just like Essa, I was drawn to Farren. The kidnapping of Haven. Random? Deliberate? All these questions keep you gripped to the story. Oh and once you get your questions answered you think the story ends. Wrong. It is just beginning. Not once will you be able to put this book down. This is the type of story that builds.
“I sigh and hope that some day Farren Shaw might actually want my heart.”
While the heart of the story resides with Farren and Essa’s growing romance, the twists and turns of this story will have you on edge. You sense danger, but you have no idea of what to expect. This book is not predictable. The characters are well developed, the story itself is flawlessly written in true S.R. Grey style where she allows her readers to experience her stories. They’re not read, they’re lived. I will admit, romantic suspense? Wasn’t a thing for me per se. Until now. This book has changed any notion I had about the genre. I was immersed in a story I never wanted to end. I will be (not) patiently waiting for the final book in the series. Don’t let the fact that the final book isn’t out yet, deter you. This book is a must read. If you are looking for a story to capture your mind and your heart, Inevitable Detour is that book.
When the door swings open, I am graced by the presence of one damn fine-looking man. I forget about bugs; I forget about my skimpy outfit. All I can do is mouth, “Wow,” while I peruse Farren from head to toe.
He’s sporting just the right amount of sexy scruff, darkening his strong jaw. The top half of his body is bare, his shoulders appearing wider and stronger than when he’s clothed. Perhaps it’s due to all the muscles. Damn, he’s cut. My eyes travel down Farren’s smooth chest to his washboard abs, and then to the fine trail of dark hair that disappears just under the band of dark boxer briefs. Black boxers, I take note. I had a feeling.
“Essa?” Farren rasps in a sleep-thick but utterly sexy voice. He crosses his arms, muscles bunching, and leans against the frame of the door.
His green eyes meet mine. And, oh, that look. I know that look; I probably have it, too. I have two choices here: jump the man or make a joke and dispel the almost-combustible sexual tension between us.
I choose to joke.