Sunday, January 5, 2014

Review - That's a Promise - Victoria Klahr - Rebecca



That's a Promise by Victoria Klahr
Publications Date: December 10, 2013
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5 stars


*deep breath* 
Ok, let me get this off my chest, first... SETH IS MINE! Back off, witches! ;) 

Now that we've gotten that out of the way, let's take a little look at what I think of "That's a Promise" by Victoria Klahr.  

There is so much I loved about this book, it's hard to know where to start.   Victoria Klahr tackles some very serious subject matters and paints amazing pictures of where the characters grow and develop over a 6 year span of time.  The main character, Josie, is a girl who has gone through things no one should have to go through.  She has a best friend, Seth, who is her rock, and has been there for her no matter what, and also been a love interest of hers.   In comes Blake, who brings her feelings she never thought she'd feel for someone... they all have shocking secrets, that when they start unravelling bring complete changes to each relationship and the book takes these dynamic twists and turns throughout. There's flashbacks and changes to let you know why things are the way they are at this time and to help you develop a better bond with them throughout.    The characters are multi-dimensional, and keep you wanting more.   Sometimes the next thing to happen is predictable, but more often than not, it really isn't.   There were twists and turns that kept me so intrigued and made it where I did NOT want to put this book down, and when it was over, I wanted MORE and I want(ed) it NOW!!     


I had so many emotions through this book -- I laughed, I cried, I was pissed off... and the ending -- OH.EM.GEE!!  

This novel is seriously PHENOMENAL!  I can't stop raving about the depth of the overall story, and I have to say I am VERY impressed with it as a debut novel, especially.   It doesn't lack in substance, in the slightest, and approaches things that aren't already in every book out there. I am ready to kidnap Victoria and make her spit out the second book so I know what happens next, because I am NOT sure where it will go at all and I can't wait to find out! 






Synopsis:
This book is book one in a three part series, so not all matters are resolved at the end of the novel. It is also meant for ages 18+ due to yummy adult content ;) 

Happily ever after doesn’t exist. Not just in the romantic sense, but in the sense that there will never be a point in life that will contain no more obstacles.
 

Josie Sommers is a nerdy twenty four year old, elementary school teacher who has always considered herself a strong person. But with the loss of a loved one and the return of someone she vowed to never see again, her strength starts to break.
 

When he betrayed her in the ultimate way, she never thought she would let him back into her life, let alone open herself up to falling back in love with him.
 
Plagued with resentment and the burden of her own dishonesty,
 

Josie has to decide if forgiving and coming clean is worth the risk of losing him again. With so many hurdles, we know that Josie’s story is no fairytale.
 

That’s a promise.



Excerpt:
“You are gorgeous, as always, Josie.” He turned me around and brought his lips to mine. He kissed me slowly, and I could feel myself getting heated. He grabbed my hand and pulled me towards the bed. I was a little embarrassed when he started undressing us, unable to believe that I agreed to do something so risqué. He position me in a particular way, and went back to his cameras to make sure his shot was right and to set up timers on them.

“Okay, don’t think about the cameras,” he said, coming back to me. He started sucking on my neck as his hands roamed my thighs, stomach, and then my chest. I tried to ignore the cameras and focused on his tongue and mouth on me.

Click. He brought one of my breasts into his mouth and sucked on my hard nipple. His tongue always knew how to make my body feel good. Click. I moved my hands into his shaggy sandy blonde hair, and arched my back, needing more of him. Click. Seth aligned his chest with mine, and went back to assault my neck as I moved my hands to rub his shoulders and arms.  Click. His other hand that wasn’t fondling my breast, moved its way in between my legs, and rubbed me. I gasped at the feeling of increased pressure on my clit. Click. His fingers really were magical. It didn’t take me long before both the pressure of his mouth on my neck and breasts and the rubbing of his fingers against me, made me come. Click.

“So sexy,” he whispered, before putting on the condom he had ready on the bed.

His eyes were hooded with desire. He positioned himself in front of me and moved my long hair in a way that covered my breasts. Click. He eased inside of me gently, and then pulled back out fast. Click. He teased me like that for a while, as I whimpered with need. I decided to sit up and grab onto his back, nearly clawing him to finally give me what I needed. I started to raise my hips to his at a better rhythm, loving the small whimper that came out of his mouth. Click.


Author Bio:

Victoria Klahr (pronounced like “Claire”) lives in Elizabeth City, North Carolina with her husband and daughter, Stephen and Alexis. She loves her chug (Pug/Chihuahua), Bandit, and three year old to pieces. She loves to stay home and take care of them, even if they do drive her insane at times. She is a huge and proud book nerd who looks at her bookshelf in admiration daily. She has her Associate’s degree in Business Administration, but her passion has always been the stories that talk to her in her head. One day she decided to take a chance and let the voices write her story. She has never felt more certain or comfortable about who she is than when she writes.
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