Sunday, June 2, 2013

Tour Stop: Review/Giveaway ~ DARKNESS BEFORE DAWN by Claire Contreras

Cover Designer: Okay Creations
Is love ever enough?

Faced with obstacles she could have never imagined, Blake is brought to darkness and back by forces in her past she never knew existed.
Desperate to stay connected to the only thing he loves, Cole is forced to revisit his past and align himself with the people who knew about Blake’s disappearance.
Separation has forced both Blake and Cole to learn how to live under the worst circumstances, each of them alone in their own hell.

When they reunite, can they be the same two people they were before darkness swept upon them?
Told in separate points of view, Darkness Before Dawn is the continuation of Blake and Cole’s fight to make it to the light.

“I didn’t know you were awake,” I reply turning my body toward him and caressing his arm.
He gives me a lopsided smile. “I just woke up. How can you be so pretty in the morning?” he muses as his eyes scan my face.
“I’m not,” I groan throwing my head back on to the hard mattress. “This bed sucks.”
He chuckles. “You are,” he replies as he covers my body with his, opening my thighs with his and settling his weight between my legs. “You’re the most beautiful creature ever made...and you’re right, this bed sucks ass.”
“You’re just saying that because you want to have sex,” I say with a laugh as I look at him, thinking the same about him.
He tilts his head as he regards me. “Nah, we’re going to have sex anyway, I don’t have to sweet talk you into doing that.”
My laughter is cut short when he grinds against me, the hardness in his boxers making me gasp and tilt my pelvis toward it.

Review ~ 5 Stars
It seemed liked I waited on this book for years but in all actuality it has only been 3 months. Of course it was well worth my "long" and torturous wait.  I was sucked right in again after only a few pages and was reminded of how much I love Blake and Cole's story. 
What I love most about this series is that it's not just romance. You get a mystery with twists and turns that keep you wondering what the hell is going on.
 Cole has had my heart ever since I met him in TINLID but he was even more endearing this time around. His love for Blake never wavers which makes him all the more sexy in my book. Blake has not been able to catch a break. The hell that she has been through would be enough to break the strongest of women but with Cole's love she was able to overcome it all. I feel so sad that this is the end of their story. This is a story that will stay with me for a very long time. I was left with a smile but it was bittersweet knowing this was the end. Thank you Claire Contreras for writing such beautiful characters so full of heart and passion.

My favorite quote...."My soul belongs to you, Blake. I go where you go. I can't live without you, I don't want to live without you. If you die tomorrow, I die with you. I don't know how many times or how many ways I'm going to have to say that to you for it to stick, but if I have to say it every single day for the rest of my life, I will."


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About this author....
Claire Contreras graduated with her BA in Psychology from Florida International University. She lives in Miami, Florida with her husband, two little boys, and three dogs.
Her favorite past times are: daydreaming, writing, and reading.

She has been described as a random, sarcastic, crazy girl with no filter.

Life is short, and it’s more bitter than sweet, so she tries to smile as often as her face allows. She enjoys stories with happy endings, because life is full of way too many unhappy ones.

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