You have no idea how excited I am for this weeks Indie Book of the Week. I already love Victoria for her YA Paranormal series she writes under a different name and to have her now writing in one of my most favorite genres is such a treat. And, let me tell you, the girl can write, no matter what genre it is but even I have to admit, that she excels in the New Adult genre.
I loved every single thing about her new book Silver Heart. It is just fabulous and I am so excited I get to share it with you today. I have to say, I didn't want to put this one down and I am so sad I wasn't able to read it in one sitting like I really wanted to but I did read it every chance I got. While folding laundry, in between talking to people, waiting in line at the store, you name it and I was all over this one.
Title: Silver Heart
Author: Victoria Green
Series: Stand Alone
Published: July 25, 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance (Hot!!)
Source: Copy Provided by the Author (in exchange for an honest review)
There comes a moment in everyone’s life when they must decide which road leads to personal happiness. For Dylan Silver, this is that moment…
For the past twenty-two-years, Dylan has been living in her parents' carefully crafted world, always putting her own dreams on hold to play the role of a dutiful daughter.
So when her best friend coaxes her into a winter getaway to a mountain cabin, she sees it as a chance to forget about the responsibilities waiting for her at home. At least for a little while.
But then her past catches up to her—in the form of sexy snowboarder, Sawyer Carter.
Six years ago, Dylan bid goodbye to the only boy she ever truly loved. Now he's standing right in front of her, bringing up bittersweet memories and igniting suppressed desires as he dares her to be the person she has always wanted to be.
Dylan and Sawyer’s unexpected meeting is a second chance, but will a girl who doesn't believe in fate and taking risks be able to overcome her fears of losing control and finally embrace the life she desperately wants?
Only one thing is certain: after a week in Whistler, Dylan's world will never be the same.
*Please note that this novel contains mature subject matter, including strong language and sexual situations that may not be suitable for all readers. Reader/buyer discretion is advised.*
About the Author:
Victoria Green is a New Adult author who enjoys writing about unspoken love and second chances. She’s a travel junkie and a huge photography enthusiast. Her experience growing up a war-torn country has helped teach her the importance of living life to the fullest and appreciating every single day. She believes in true love, good chocolate, and great books. She lives in Canada with her high school sweetheart (though they are now no longer YA) and their pack of puppies.
My Thoughts and Review:
With that one word, that one name, I could be done with this review, simply because, he, Sawyer, makes this read so worth it and one you do not want to miss out on. Whether you love this genre or not. Whether you love romances or not, Sawyer is a man you need to meet. You must meet.
I read a lot of contemporaries, it is one of my favorite genres and because of that I have come across a lot of swoon worthy, lust inducing, leading men but none of them compare to the sweet hotness that is Sawyer. I think he stole my heart after the very first encounter with him. Glimpses of the sweet caring boy to the man that he becomes, makes him one hard man to resist.
I have always been (and will always be) a sucker for relationships that start off as friends. There is just something so pure and real about them. Your soul mate, the love of your life, should be your best friend, your confidant and the one person that you can't live without, the one person that grounds you but still catches you if you fall. That one person that makes your life whole for many reasons. When that bond happens naturally and over time, it just makes the relationship and that love so much more and that is exactly how it all begins for Dylan (Silver) and Sawyer.
To say that Green outdid her self would be saying too little. This book was so hard to put down. It flowed so nicely and naturally and Sawyer and Silver's relationship never felt forced or awkward, even years later with time and distance between them. I loved watching them both grow and become who they were really meant to be. The flashbacks of their start and their story were done perfectly and I loved seeing those glimpses of little Silver and Sawyer and the memories that they shared. It made them who they later became. The bond that they shared was true and it was easy to see from the start that they were destined to be together, even if they were star crossed lovers and never meant to be more than friends. His family, her family, their society and means were not going to stand in the way of their friendship.
This might be Green's first jump in the NA genre but if this book is any indication, it will not be her last. She is one author I will continue to buy books from because they flow nicely, are well written and completely heart warming (not to mention hot!!).
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author. I was not compensated for this review.*