If at any time an author can bring out emotions in a reader, they are a success. If they can draw in a reader to feel engaged in the journey of their new book friends, they earn more respect. If an author can leave a reader feeling intrigued, inspired, and even offer healing, they’ve gained a bibliophile fanatic for life. - Shani K. - The Chronicles of an Abibliophobiac.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Review: "A Flaw So Beautiful" by Alora Kate

Title: A Flaw So Beautiful

Author: Alora Kate

Format: .mobi, ebook, kindle

Series or standalone: This is a standalone romance book.

Warning: This book is for mature audiences due to the potential triggers.

Book Review

First I have to say this, A Flaw So Beautiful is in my top 5 of the most emotionally driven books I’ve ever read. Coming from this abibliophobiac who reads quite a bit more than the average bibliophile, that is darn good! Second, if you have yet to read this book, you should!

Ashton is a Survivor (yes with a capital S) who has lived through some of the most horrific moments you could ever think of. She was once a carefree teenager who was loved deeply by her family and her in return. Her life was pretty good until she made a mistake that would change her world forever. She lives through years worth of trauma and is literally broken when she comes back to the protective bubble she came from. But like most Survivors, it’s not that simple. She hides behind the battle scars that have stayed with her in an attempt to keep herself safe. If she has control of her life and every moment of it, she feels somewhat “normal”. Any disruption to that and her coping mechanisms bring the darkness all over again. She was doing pretty well considering. Until she met Lincoln…….

Lincoln is also a Survivor and who has lived through hell but was saved from his darkness by a loved one. One of the hardest things to live with is the guilt, anger, and sadness that remains when the physical scars heal. He knows what it takes to come out of the darkness and to really breathe and see things all over again. His life has improved dramatically and he knows how to keep himself going on a good path. But he’s not immune to the darkness just yet. The moment he meets Ashton, his world brightens a little more. But can he reach her before it’s too late? Can he help her to change her world and keep them both in the light?

Creative adoration (positives): I loved this book so freaking much. I cried my eyes out, I laughed, I cheered for them, I got angry with them. I was emotionally drawn to these characters and the incredible journey they face. Surviving isn’t easy and each person deals with it in different ways. Alora did an incredible job in showing how Ashton and Lincoln pull themselves together and to each other. It takes a lot of creative strength for Alora to bring this story to light. It couldn’t have been an easy journey for her and it makes me respect her that much more.

Creative indifference (negatives): I don’t have any negatives. Not unless you count the box of tissues I went through reading it?

Creative appraisal (overall): This book has so much more to it than the characters and their journey inside of it. It has the opportunity to understand, accept, cope and even heal portions of your own cracked heart. When I was done reading it, I sat and cried my eyes out. It hit home on many levels for me. The first book that made me feel like this was Danielle Steele’s Malice. Both have incredible characters who show you their inner workings and how to grow and change the course of your life for the better. This is a truly incredible book and Alora’s best book to date.

My star rating: 5 trillion stars!

Where do I go to find out more about the author?

Authors Website: Alora Kate

Authors Amazon Page: Alora Kate

Authors GoodReads Page: Alora Kate

Authors Facebook Fan Page: Alora Kate

My Amazon Review HERE

My Goodreads review HERE

Where can you find me?
In my corner of course!
Email: bookishnerd4life@gmail.com or superrainpolly@gmail.com
Facebook: Shani Kenny
Twitter: @BookishShani_K

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