Review:Birth of an American Gigolo [Giveaway]

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Birth of An American Gigolo - Deek Books

Birth of An American Gigolo is by Deek Rhew. You’ve seen me tweeting about this book, and the free promo he was doing on Amazon.

I think the universe laughed when I made the goal to read outside the comfort of my genre, and then  again when I downloaded this book.
Wowza.

Disclaimer: This is NOT  a YA.
I am not sure, what I thought I was going to walk in to when I grabbed this, but lets just say, I was surprised haha.
(Clearly, the title did not click in when I read it!)

My favourite part of this book, will forever be the running over of the Vespa. I found myself writing this review, wishing I had a gif of someone running over a purple vespa.  It was better than therapy!
(We need books, with covers that have moving pictures! )

This book was is a very fast read. Most people could probably read it in one sitting.
I was nearly 1/2 way when I got to the “holy awkward” stage of reading this book.

If highly inappropriately timed sexual scenes make my freak out then you’re gonna want to read this after the house has gone to bed. I started this and had to come back later. (This can’t not be explained any better with out spoilers. Lets just say hello, weird family dinner)

I love Deek’s writing though. It is solid. He knows how to keep the reader entertained and make the pages fly. I was midway through the  book when I looked up to realize, I was midway through the book.

The one thing I could not figure out is Angel – when she entered the story it jarred me for a minute. I had to figure out who the heck she was. (I’m sick, so I’m working on half my brain capacity Lol)
How does she afford running out of work half way through her shift (at the grocery store) to go to the mall in order to buy some “hot” outfit to impress a guy?

If you want a book that really leaves you wondering how the plot could possibly work out with out all characters getting screwed and ending up in prison, then this is that book. I was actually completely surprised to see it ended the way it did.
I had absolutely no idea how things were going to end until they did. That is a rare thing and it is awesome.

It’s also nice to see a female character written that has a serious set of balls. 😛
I learned something new about reading out of genre with this one. Sometimes it’s nice to have a book that is a quick read, where you don’t get invested in the characters. But Deek takes it one step further, this isn’t a fluffy read.
It’s a fast read, but it is still well written and a very good read.

If you are looking for a read to completely throw you out of your genre and shake things up, this is that book.

5 Star Writing, right there.

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Review: The Fulfillment Erin Rhew

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NEW_FULFILLMENT

 

5 STARS

Layla’s world tumbles out of control when she discovers the truth of her parentage and realizes the Prophecy—the one she upended her entire life to defend—is incomplete. When her new friends share the entire Prophecy, the revelations contained within it alter her destiny and challenge everything she and Wil believe in. Now, she must confront the Outlander queen to save the Ethereal kingdom while grappling with this new reality.

Tortured and imprisoned, Nash accepts his fate and offers the First Ones the one thing he has left to give: his life. In a desperate attempt to save the people he loves most, he surrenders himself to the Outlander queen and a destiny darker than he could have ever dreamed possible.
Wil, tormented by the consequences of his choices, realizes he may never be able to uphold his end of the Prophecy. His mistake casts a deep, foreboding shadow over his kingdom and those he loves, while its ripples threaten to shatter both the Prophecy and everything he and his family have sworn to protect.
In this epic conclusion, lives are lost, kingdoms clash, friendships are tested, and love and fate collide.

This book smashed my heart to bits. I can not believe how much emotion was packed in to this book.
There are moments of happy but they felt like grains of sand slipping through an hour glass. Gone before you can fully grasp them.
I realize that sounds like a horrible thing to say. But it all flows with the story. It’s not all heart break for the sake of it. So don’t let the emotional ride deter you.

When this book hit my hands it was a drop everything and read book. Which I did for three straight hours until I finished it.  (Side note: I read crazy fast individual reading time may vary)

I never thought I could feel so bad for so many people at one time. Some of those people were not people I ever expected to feel bad for.

Now after time has passed I am still surprised how won over I was at the end actually.
I have loved this series for so long I expected there to be a feeling of longing for more with the conclusion of the trilogy. But it actually concluded with a satisfying ending.

I was  unsure for a long time how Erin was ever going to pull that off. There was just so much in the air. (Otherwise known as a clusterf***)
However she pulled off quite the ending in her full of surprise, emotionally packed true to the story ending.

It’s not often that I leave a book content with an ending and not looking for left over snippets that could be another book. This time however I have done just that.
A true happy sad.

 

I can not recommend this book enough. Another 5 star read to complete the trilogy.

 

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About the Author

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Erin Rhew is an editor, a running coach, and the author of The Fulfillment Series. Since she picked up Morris the Moose Goes to School at age four, she has been infatuated with the written word. She went on to work as a grammar and writing tutor in college and is still teased by her family and friends for being a member of the “Grammar Police.”

A Southern girl by blood and birth, Erin now lives in a rainy pocket of the Pacific Northwest with the amazingly talented (and totally handsome) writer Deek Rhew and their “overly fluffy,” patient-as-a-saint writing assistant, a tabby cat named Trinity. She and Deek enjoy reading aloud to one another, running, lifting, boxing, eating chocolate, and writing side-by-side.

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