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- Publisher: Islebrook Press (24 Jun. 2016)
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B01HK58ECS
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- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
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“I wondered if this would be our battle. He would always fear that I would leave, and I was afraid his past would forever haunt us.”
So, if you have read The Morning After and The Light in Morning duet then please be aware that Sweet Alibi is both books as one but edited and with 10,000 more words of bonus content. I read both those books nearly three years ago and it wasn’t until I was a fair way through Sweet Alibi did something jog my memory and made me look back and realise. So either my brain has turned to mush or the changes made were good enough to make it read as something new.
Sweet Alibi was one book that was jam packed with drama and angst, at about 40% I could have easily thrown in the towel but I didn’t, I was intrigued. I will say that I found our heroine, Georgia, extremely irritating at times, she had no backbone, was a doormat, was fickle, flaky, wishy washy and whiney and just so damn annoying, but there was something about her that made me want to know what had made her that way. Why did her friends treat her like a piece of fragile glass? Why was she so dependent on the boy next door who is now her long-time partner? What were her ties? Just what made her that way? I soon found out. She does grow a pair though, so don’t despair.
“Kyle had given me breath to resuscitate me when I needed it all those years ago, but Tristan was the rehabilitation necessary to make my life worth living again.”
Tristan was adorable with a capital A, he oozed charm, charisma and testosterone and he was most definitely a lady’s man. Having sworn off women he was a manwhore, one or two girls often frequented his revolving door of a bedroom but he was getting older and wiser and was unwittingly awaiting “the one.” The one came when he least expected it and it didn’t help that the one was also in a long term relationship, the one was Georgia.
“…I can’t stay. I want to stay for you, but I can’t. I can’t stay for me. This is crushing me. You’re not mine to want.”
Yes, this does contain cheating and the flip flop of emotions and the toing and froing was enough to give anyone whiplash. Tristan was always sure footed but Georgia was a whole different ball game. Any other guy would have walked away from the drama, the constant limbo and the mixed signals but this was when I came to believe in Tristan’s intentions. He stayed, he should have run, ran far away as possible.
These two have a lot of hurdles to overcome, a lot of emotions and secrets but this will be testament to their staying power…have they got it? The chemistry was seriously off the charts and it is this that really keeps the reader invested in Tristan and Georgia’s story. Their connection in all ways was palpable and could combust many a pantie. The side characters all had their part to play and made way for some great dialogue which had me laughing in quite a few places too.
“…this beats for you. I can’t live without my heart, and you have it.”
Overall, I loved it, I kept reading but I just felt Georgia in the beginning was a bit overdone and could put many a reader off, however, the woman she turns out to be by the end is a clear reflection on her growth and the emotional journey that she has been on. Tristan was a fantastic influence on her and really gave her the confidence to find her feet and more importantly find herself. Even the coldest of hearts will be rooting for them by the end.
“…I was born to love you.”
Georgia has been with Kyle since they were kids – all through high school, college and into adulthood. She suffered a life-changing trauma when she was younger and he’s been there for her for sixteen years. However, the last few years, things have been strained between them. Kyle works all hours as a lawyer in DC and Georgia just waits in the wings for snippets of his time. They’ve had their ups and downs but she always goes back to him – he is her safe harbour from the nightmares that haunt her. Out of the blue, she decides to buy a beach house on the North Carolina coast, and gathers her two best friends, Drew and Silas, to spend the summer with her. Drew brings her latest boyfriend, Gavin, and his best friend and business partner, Tristan.
“There was something about her. Something that said she was…more. More everything. She had more depth. More sensuality. An unassuming beauty. She was stunning and she didn’t even know it.”
Tristan is a manwhore through and through. He’s mistrustful of love since his mother broke his father’s heart. He doesn’t believe that it lasts. Long-haired, leggy blondes are his usual types. However, when he sets eyes on Georgia’s dark beauty, he’s captivated. He never expected her. He’s blindsided by her.
“I knew Tristan was a hopeless flirt and a ladies’ man, but he was also sensual, thoughtful, and emotional.”
I loved the connection between Tristan and Georgia – they just clicked, and the attraction and sexual tension between them was almost tangible. Georgia has never felt such magnetism towards a guy – not even with long-time love, Kyle. Yes, Tristan was a real ladies’ man but he had depth, and the author really brought out his true personality, his emotions and his desperate feelings for Georgia.
There was some beautiful writing in this novel – their tender, heartfelt words! Their love was compellingly portrayed and expressed. They absolutely sizzled off the page! The development in their relationship was by turns stunningly sexy and heartbreakingly painful. Both have fears and insecurities, and their journey towards happiness is far from smooth, but worth it in the end!
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and would definitely recommend it!
This is one of those book where you get engrossed in the characters and god help anyone who disturbs you in those omg moments.
Told in two parts,
Part one, one girl, tough choices, three hearts
Georgia was a woman with a sad backstory who had clung to her boyfriend Kyle like an anchor since she was 12. Setting up home in a beach house away from her boyfriend was something she needed to do and destiny sneaked on in and played it's part.
Tristan was a playboy, a manwhore, trust issues were at the forefront of Georgia's fears and decisions but pot calling kettle and all that.
Yes there's cheating and yes there's reasons, you have to read it out for the understanding behind it all.
Part two, Two people, one love told in dual pov's
So much detail, sometimes the story jumped, I had the feeling the author could of written on and on about these characters that are so wrapped in each other. Part two was so hot once the dramas of part one had subsided, it was all systems go in the hotness department.
Swoon Worthy Alert!
Tristan what can I say, his words, his actions, his heartfelt thoughts.
Tristan: She's taken my breath away. Every minute, she took my breath away. Every smile, every movement, every word and endless array of stolen breaths.
My Girl Forever.
I was taken on a reader's journey that gives you the feels of anger,hurt,awe and love for the characters.
A story of emotions,hurt, angst and tough life changing choices all brilliantly wrapped up by Adriane leigh in Sweet Alibi.