|Freedom by S.A. Wolfe
Publication date: April 7th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
*This is a stand-alone sequel to Fearsome. No cliffhanger!
Dylan Blackard is back in town and certain everyone knows his secrets.
Putting away his notorious reputation as the wild guy with a womanizing past, he’s now on a new path, wanting to be the good guy his brother can stop worrying over. As long as he gives up his old vices—including women—he can keep himself on the straight and narrow and finally live up to everyone’s expectations.
However, obsessing about his lack of self-control is making Dylan one humorless, cranky hermit. That all changes, though, when his brother hires a new employee, the stunning Emma Keller, who will be sharing an office with him and all of his tightly wound nerves.
Emma, a spunky young woman from New Jersey, isn’t about to feel sorry for Dylan and his situation. She is beyond distracting to him, and that is enough to turn his emotional balancing act upside down. Not only is she intelligent, and a smart aleck, she’s also very determined to pull the sexy Dylan Blackard out of his self-imposed isolation.
From the moment he meets her, he feels alive again, but Emma doesn’t come as a gift with a pretty bow; she comes with major baggage—a family embedded in its own tumultuous history.
Will Emma be the tipping point that causes Dylan to regress into his past destructive behaviors…or will he actually pursue her for keeps?
*Due to adult language and sexual content, this New Adult Contemporary Romance is intended for readers over the age of 18.
S. A. Wolfe lives with her very loud, opinionated children and husband. She is a voracious reader and passionate about writing, and when those two activities don’t keep her locked away in her room, she loves roaming the streets of New York City. Sometimes she even hikes mountains, but most of the time she finds excellent ways to procrastinate.
Sidney has a rough life. Her mom is incredibly abusive both mentally and physically. One day, she’s awarded the escape she’s always wanted and thrust into a world she barely understands. Each day is a struggle to feel human and not terrified of everything around her.Sidney has rules. Routines. Structure. It’s the only way she can cope.
When a handsome, yet mysterious stranger inserts himself into her life, Sidney begins to come apart at the seams. She’s having trouble sticking to her habits and it’s threatening to shred any hope of a normal life to pieces.
Will this stranger help her in ways no other person can, or will things get worse for her?
He comes with his own set of problems and secrets he’s unwilling to share. Will they work together through the mess of their pasts or will they get caught up enabling each other? Will their toxic relationship ultimately be destined for demise?
I’m a thirty-two-year-old self-proclaimed book nerd. Married for nearly eleven years, my husband and I enjoy spending time with our two lovely children. Writing is a newly acquired fun hobby for me. In the past, I’ve enjoyed the role as a reader. However, recently, I learned that I absolutely love taking on the creative role as the writer. Something about determining how the story will play out intrigues me to no end. My husband claims that it’s because I like to control things—in a way, he’s right!
By day, I run around from appointment to appointment, wearing many hats including, mom, wife, part-time graphic designer, blogger, networker, social media stalker, student, business owner, and book boyfriend hunter. (It’s actually a thing—complete with pink camo. I lurk around the internet, “researching” pictures of hot guys who fit the profile of whatever book boyfriend I’m reading or writing about)
I guess you can blame my obsession with books on my lovely grandmother, who is quite possibly my favorite person on the planet. At an early age, she took me to the half-priced bookstore each weekend and allowed me to choose a book. Every single time, she caved when I begged for two. Without her encouragement, I wouldn’t have been able to cope during some hard times without my beloved books.
Currently, I am finishing up my college degree that has taken me forever to complete. It’s just on the list of my many “bucket-list” goals that I subject myself to.
Most days, you can find me firmly planted in front of my computer. It’s my life. If the world ever loses power, I’d be one of the first to die—of boredom! But I guess as long as I have books and a light, I might just survive.
Looking forward, you can expect to see two more novels in the Breaking the Rules Series. I’m nearly finished with the third. Also, I have a standalone novel that will be released soon as well.
This writing experience has been a blast, and I’ve met some really fabulous people along the way. I hope my readers enjoy reading my stories as much as I do writing them. I look forward to connecting with you all!
OH my goodness….wow. I’m actually kind of speechless after reading this. I mean TOTALLY not what I expected. If you follow my reviews you know that I’m a spoiler free type of reviewer. That being said this is going to be the shortest review ever! LOL I have no idea how I can review it without letting the cat out of the bag but here goes. Word of advice. DO NOT READ THE SPOILERS from other reviews. It will totally ruin it for you.
Sydney grew up with a horrid excuse for a mother. She was a crazy OCD freak that gave her bleach baths and lashings with a switch on a regular basis. She was 21 before she was set free after her mother died suddenly. Under educated and having no experience she takes a job as a caretaker for an elderly lady. The job comes with room and board paid and the Hollow Wood Apartment complex. Things are going better than expected when she meets Liam. A totally gorgeous guy with his own set of baggage. Together they try to overcome their damaged past. She tells in him all of her secrets of past abuse but he is sketchy and moody at times leaving her even more confused.
Then the unthinkable happens. He leaves her. Alone. She is devastated but a knight in shining armor appears. AND yep this is where I end. I’m sorry I can’t tell you anything OMG I’m dying. YOU HAVE TO READ THIS if nothing else but to find out what the hell I’m talking about!
This books started off as a total five for me. It sucked me in from the prologue. I screamed past ten chapters before I even looked up. It keep building you up, up , up but BOOM epic fall.
I loved the story. The execution not so much. So much time was spent in making Sydney’s character so lovable that when other characters entered they appeared shallow and lacking. I think this would have been an amazing novel and not a short read. Sydney seemed reckless in the end and after the first half of the book you know she is far from it. Also the um last character just screamed into her life and what she accepts it?
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
3 crazy hard to follow at times stars!
DNF at 22%
This book was hard to follow with the elaborate fantasy world, drugs, and arrogant werwolves. As well as a whole other slew of creatures. I rated this a three because at times the writing was beautiful and I did enjoy the strong heroine QuiTai. I really really wanted to like this book more. I have read MANY paranormal fantasy books and though this had potential I just found myself bored at times.
3 very cool, love the storyline stars!
Only reason I didn’t rate more is the ending kinda left me hanging…I hate that!
Loved the concept. Felt I was reading a Stephen King novel at times since to me it was more of a thriller than a romance novel.
Prenna is a 17 girl form 2098. She is a member of a community that survived the blood plague that all but wiped out the population by traveling back into time.
She only has to follow the rules. Take her pills, do not tell anymore who you are, and do not get intimate with any time natives.
Easy enough right?…WRONG
Ethan first met Prenna she she appeared naked on the side of a river bank. Though she has not memory of it.
Together they discover facts about the community and the blood plague as well as try to keep their attraction for one enough in check. She realizes the people she trusted the most have been lying to her. There are some really cool twist and turns in the story that had me reading as fast as my eyes would let me.
Would reccomend book to anyone that loves sci-fi with a romantic twist.
AWWWWWW Finally got my Phoenix Pack fix. 3.5 Wolflicious stars!
Man Suzanne you are one kinky woman 😉 I love it!
I didn’t know if I would like this one because I never really was fond of Nick but man I totally take that back now! Nick and Shayla’s chemistry was electric.
Nick spends six months look for Shayla. His wolf is mad at him for not claiming her when he first discovered her as his true mate. He thinks that her being submissive will be a problem in his pack as well as a few other details that I can’t tell you without spoiling it.
Shayla has determined to go on with her life after Nick rejected her. She and her wolf were hurt badly by the rejection. So she packs up and moves to start over as a hair stylist at a salon. She seems to be getting her life back when Nick shows up in her house one night. As you can imagine she is livid and wants nothing to do with him. But he will not take no for answer. He lost her once but refuses to do so again.
You meet some new characters, Derren and Roni. Derren is Nick’s “bodyguard” and Roni is Nick’s sister that stays in wolf form mostly due to some past traumatic experiences. I’m crossing my fingers that she and Dominic will end up together.
Nick does a pretty good job at showing Shayla she can trust him and is slowly winning his way into her heart. Meanwhile the human extremist are trying to pass a law where basically all shifters would have to be classified and live on reserves.
You can imagine how this sets with the shifter community. War breaks out and the fecal matter hits the oscillator.
Can wait for the next one. This is one of my favorite series!
3 Solid Stars!
This book was a wonderful escape from the deep, dark and twisty novels I have been reading. Totally YA which sometimes I find refreshing with a little splash of humor that makes you VERY glad that you are not a teenager anymore.
Story centers around 21 teenagers that mysteriously developed telepathy abilities after receiving a flu shot.
They soon realize that being able to read people’s minds is not what is cracked up to be. Secrets are exposed, crushes are revealed and relationships are ruined.
A sweet read and worth every page.
3 emotional heart wrenching stars!
First off I need to say that I am a HUGE fan of J.a. Redmerski! LOVE LOVE LOVE her books. Though this one was not my favorite I did enjoy reading it.
This book gives you a glimpse of what depression and self worth can do to someone and a relationship.
Bray and Elias meet when they are kids and he is smitten from the moment you smarted off and hit him in the hip. They were inseparable through school and when they were in their early 20’s they attempted a relationship and it failed miserably. Bray moves away and they do not see each other for four years.
Moving on sucks. Elias has tried relationships and one night stands but cannot get Bray out of his mind and out of his heart. Until Bray shows up in his driveway one day and everything changes for them.
They fall deeply and madly in love. It’s actually not a very healthy relationship if you ask me. Until tragedy strikes and they are forced to run away together to avoid being put in jail for an accident that they did not mean to happen.
They meet some colorful characters along the way and even a crossover moment with Camryn and Andrew from Edge of Never!!!
A lot of sad moments and at times I didn’t know if I would be able to finish but in the end they finally have their HEA.
3 very interesting stars!
I read this book in less than two days. The writing is very good and very easy to follow. Having said that I just could never grasp the story line.
The book follows two POVs. Kaitlyn and Lucas. After a fatal accident, Kaitlyn is a cyborg. A half machine half human scientific experiment. But with human feelings that she hides from all except her one friend Quess. She is totally infatuated with Lucas, her programmer.
Lucas is a wiz kid. Got his master at age 15. His job is to create the programs and perform updates on Kaitlyn but there is one problem. He thinks she is beautiful and finds it hard to concentrate.
Lucas learns about Kaitlyn feeling emotions and they quickly learn that the “spark” is mutual. But with her creators looking at selling her as a weapon they might be torn apart from each other.
Thank you Julia for a very awesome read!
3 suspenseful, head-spinning stars!
Whew what a ride this one gave me. Reading a different POV every chapter left me confused. Though I did enjoy Claudia’s story.
Sofia is trying to make it back to Derek and the Shade but her delusional father will not allow it. With her crazy mother right on his heels this book was a good peak at just how dysfunctional poor Sofia’s family is.
With war on the way Sofia and Derek must find a way to save the vampires (and humans). I still can’t wait for the next book but I hope that she keeps the POVs between Sofia and Derek.
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Though this was nothing compared to the first. I still enjoyed it immensely!
Sofia is back on familiar ground where her relationship with Ben goes from friends to more than I think she wants. Ben finally (I know bad timing) professes his love for her and it only confuses her.
Derek meanwhile is a wreck. The darkness slowly tries to consume him. And with Sofia not around to bring him back. He starts to fall into his dark ways. Vivienne is afraid for her brother as well as the entire Shade population.
Then a unexpected visitor shows Sofia just how much she is needed on the Shade but will it be too late to save Derek when she returns?
I didn’t fear Derek Novak. I feared what loving him could mean for me.
Super stoked about reading book three! *squeals*