Blog Tour and Official Review: Reprieve by A. E. Woodward

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Title: Reprieve

Author: A.E. Woodward

Genre: Dark Romance

Release Date: September 29, 2015


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My drug of choice was heroin.

Until they put me here against my will.

At the time it was my only viable choice.

I preferred stumbling through life numb to it all.

But now I’m here, and every sound and every emotion is heightened to a level I never

knew existed.

Then somehow, in a moment of weakness it became all about him.

He makes me feel things I never thought possible.

I thought he was my antidote, but it turns out that he’s just my new drug of choice.

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Official Review

*I received an ARC in exchange for a honest review*
All I can say about this dark and raw love story is Wow! This is now the 3rd book that I have read by A. E. Woodward and it’s clear she’s talented across the entire spectrum of romance. She has the ability to fill a reader with sadness, create laughter, shock or leave you broken and sobbing. This was a gritty realistic view of love in the midst of addiction and the toll that it takes on a family. Tegan and Asher meet at the peak of her addiction and we get to see through Tegan’s eyes the process of recovery along with glimpses of her years of painful struggle with heroin.

“It wasn’t getting cleaned that scared me and kept me a prisoner to heroin; it was unlocking the box that contained all the scars of my past.”

Tegan had a life filled with anger, hurt, and the feeling of not belonging to her family. When the story opens we get to experience her agonizing induction into rehab. After that the book chapters alternate with a chapter from her past and then a chapter during her days of recovery. During her days in rehab she does not expect to meet and fall for the most gorgeous counselor, Asher. As a former addict himself, he has been where his patients have been, which leaves him with both the compassion and patience that Tegan desperately needs.

“Tegan, are you with me today?”

“I’m definitely with him. He just doesn’t know exactly how “with him” I am.”

Asher has dedicated his life to helping other addicts overcome their vices. He is drawn to Tegan and the spark that is hidden within her and he wants to see her spark become a flame. As much as he tries to avoid crossing the line and succumbing to their undeniable attraction, he knows that he will lose the battle. While mentoring Tegan, both of their desires burn bright..the only question is… will they both get burned?

“I’m scared shitless,” he blurts.

“Of what?”

“I’m scared that once I have a taste of you, I’ll never be able to stop.”

Asher and Tegan’s journey is heartbreaking, yet soothing to the soul. There is truth, compassion, and love with an extra side of steam that will leave you flustered and in awe of A. E. Woodwards writing. I highly recommend to lovers of darker romances that bare the ugly side of living and show the incredible ability of a human being to persevere and overcome addictions to become so much more. The characters in Reprieve evoke strong emotions and their story has such a huge impact that will be with you long after the last page. I recommend that when cuddling up to read this story that you have plenty of tissues and an open cream wouldn’t hurt either.





10592709_568862899883757_1927652012259142106_n Author Bio:A.E. lives in Vacationland with her husband and two children. Between her real job and writing she finds little time to enjoy life’s finer things. However in the free time she does manage to steal, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, and reading. A.E. is the co­author of CAUGHT and the author of Kismet, Working Girl and A Series of Imperfections: Imperfectly Perfect, Imperfectly Real, and Imperfectly Bad. Reprieve is her latest release.

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