Friday, January 12, 2018

Review & Giveaway: Buried Alive by Stacey Marie Brown


Book Blurb:

Nine years after a tragic accident, Hannah “Brennley” Evans has returned home to the snowy mountains of Whistler, Canada. This is the very place that destroyed her, where her whole world ended, and the reason she now goes by Hannah Jennings.

Struggling with his own tragic past, Rhys Axton, an infamous sexy snowboarding champion, wants nothing more than to be the next Olympic hopeful. Sex, snowboarding, and working out are all he cares about, which helps shut off the demons that haunt him and the family who rejected him.

The moment Hannah walks into his room, he knows something is different about her. Drawn to her, he can’t seem to stay away from the mysterious, guarded girl. They are two heartbroken souls who both understand the darkness.

Little does he know she lives in lies and carries secrets that will bring his universe to its knees and secrets that will bury them both alive.

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My Review:

4 Out Of 5 Stars

Genre: New Adult, Romance--

Hannah tried, really she did, but after the death of her grandmother, her boyfriend leaving and being kicked out of school, she has no choice but to return home. She figures she will work at the ski resort her parents run until she can figure herself and the darkness out. Rhys knows darkness, he knows it so well they are on a first name basis. He has had to struggle for every achievement he has earned, making a name for himself in snowboarding, only a month out from the Olympic trials. Neither ever expected to cross paths and they share a dangerous past that has led them right here. Can they overcome the heartache for a chance to be happy?

I have wanted to read one of Stacey’s books for forever, be it her paranormal or urban fantasy, but I just have not had an opportunity. When I was asked if I wanted to read her new NA romance the answer was an adamant yes! I was instantly interested in these two broken characters, trying so hard to piece together their pasts while bread crumbs were ever so casually dropped along my path while reading. I enjoyed the well developed characters, the building of their current relationship as well as the individual mental/emotional healing as well as making my own crazy guesses as to what really connected Hannah (aka Brennley) and Rhys.

The story was dual narrated by Rhys and Hannah, and let me again express my love for romance stories that are told from both characters points of view! I am super nosy and need to know everything going on so this makes me ever so happy. To be completely honest, I Rhys was my favorite character. The boy was only 21 years old but already had encountered so much heartache and maturity was left behind. His work ethic and drive had no bounds. The fact that he knew who he was as a person, as well as the users around him, made me want to hug him (in a completely non- sexual way because he was only a 21 year old baby and that is yucky!) Hannah was a little bit harder to pin down for me since she pretty much had no goals and floated through life. It was as if she didn’t know herself so it was hard for me to get to know her. The two of them together made a really nice match, complimenting each other and I appreciated that.

Ok so Whoa, this was a hot, steamy read, so much more than I anticipated with stolen moments and at times in your face sexuality (this means you Rhys!). I am a sucker for sports romance books and love the snowboarding ones I was lucky enough to read so I was excited by the dynamic and competitive edge to the story, be it the training or the interactions between the competing athletes. If you are looking for a book with LOTS of emotion, a dash of angst, a big heaping of sexual innuendos and some very steamy encounters this is the perfect read for you. I really enjoyed Stacey’s writing style and the fact the characters felt so real to me, like I knew then and completely rooted for them as people and as a relationship. I look forward to getting my hands on more stories crafted by Stacey.

I received this title to review.


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