Monday, June 17, 2013

Tour Stop: Review/Giveaway ~ PRIVATE MESSAGE by Danielle Torella

Tess has never had sex. Believe it or not, she’s never had a descent kiss. 

The aspiring Seattle painter and photographer is still recovering from the trauma of being beaten and nearly raped at a rock show nearly three years before. So she keeps life simple: she goes to school, goes to work in a coffee shop, goes home, goes on living.

But then Ben’s naked body crashes—almost literally—through Tess’s wall against the world. 

Ben is doing his dad’s art-teacher girlfriend a favor when he agrees to pose nude for her drawing class. But what he draws is the interest of the irresistible punk-looking girl—and it’s interest he reciprocates, with interest.

 Their sexual chemistry is too much to resist. But it’s when they have their clothes on that their heat quickly slips on ice. Ben’s womanizing history is one thing, but it’s history of another kind—related to that fateful night at the rock show—that threatens to tear the young lovers apart forever.

Review ~ 3 Stars
I really did enjoy this story and I thought it was a good debut by this author. Usually small editing problems do not effect me but there were significant problems that did take away from the story a bit. Repeated and incomplete sentences are what annoyed me the most. With all editing issues aside, overall it was a pretty good read.
This was a sweet story about a young, naive girl who falls for a womanizing bad boy. Not quite sure what she saw in him at first. He would screw anything with legs and smile if the opportunity presented itself.  The fact that she was aware of this and didn't run the other way was a testament to the strength of the connection she felt to him. He felt it too and was baffled as to why he was so drawn to her. Tess had something traumatic happen in her past that keeps her from feeling safe enough  to let people into her life. Ben had been scorned by an ex and has decided not to let another woman into his heart again. But the chemistry theses two have together will not let them push the other away for too long. I think the author has an incredible sense of humor that shined through out the book. I found my self laughing at the one liners she threw out there.  The end did feel a little rushed to me but I was satisfied with the out come.  I think with a little more character development this story may have flowed more smoothly. All and all a sweet, funny and sexy read. 
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About this author...
Hi! I am Danielle live in Western New York with my husband and two sons. I never knew I had a dream to become a writer until I started becoming obsessed with reading in the last two years. The obsession began with Twilight and then matured to Fifty Shades. While used to reading mainstream best sellers, found a new love for indie authors. I love to do paintings related to the books I read and eventually turning into Pushy Girl Paintings and now do work for other indie writers and readers. My first book idea started from a dream I had one night and became obsessed with the story and started writing. Now having arguments with the people in my head and loving every moment of it, even when they take control of the story. 

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Release Date: Early June 2013

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