Wednesday 17 August 2016

Review ~ Untimely You by K Webster

Book Description:

He can't love her. It simply won't work. Besides, he's already bound to the prison he created. A life that owns him. 

She craves to help him. She'll make it work. His secrets test the limits of her sanity and morals. Yet he owns her.

The chains will break free. 
The demon will be released. 
And he'll be hungry for...her.

Will their untimely love overcome the past and create a living, breathing future?


Or, they might just go crazy...

***This book is a contemporary romance standalone.***

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“I’m okay!”

K Webster delivers an extremely intense and emotional read with Untimely You. I must admit I was blindsided, this was one of those books I went into blind. While it wasn’t what I was expecting it was none the less heart breaking and extremely thought provoking.  What would I do in this scenario? To be honest, I do not have a clue.

This story pulled out every single emotion. While the story was unconventional and certainly a surprise it brought me to tears for so many reasons. Tears for Adrian and tears for Nessy and tears just in general for the situation that they found themselves in.

“You may have been untimely, but for some insane reason, you promised you’d wait until I was ready. Until the time was right.”

Adrian at first glance was aloof, professional and untouchable. He was a boss that Nessy only saw while he tore through the office like a whirlwind on his way to his own office on a daily basis. She couldn’t deny he was an enigma…a handsome enigma but still, she felt like he had the weight on the world on his shoulders, he always seemed troubled, detached, but she needed to keep things professional, she needed this job.

“She is an angel. Stumbled right into my life and shone light when I was in my darkest place. And ever since, she’d been lighting the way – guiding me toward happiness.”

Neely was a free spirit and a complete and utter book nerd (we should be BBF’s). Her demeanour was infectious, she was clumsy, compassionate, she had no filter and she had the hugest heart of gold.  Nessy’s dreams consist of owning her own publishing house and the bank will not lend her the money until she has a years’ worth of employment under her belt. While this job is beneath her, it was a means to an end and an end that she was determined to get to.

“I didn’t fall…the floor just needed a hug.”

Adrian hadn’t always been this way, twelve years ago his life changed and now it was just he and his son. Even though his son is now nineteen his life revolves him and around work, he has no time for anything else and no inclination to do anything either, or anyone. In a self-imposed life of loneliness for over a decade Adrian hadn’t banked on Emmy and she was the last distraction he needed…or did he?

“I just want to make love to her. For once, I want it to be real.”

This book at times was emotionally frustrating and I cannot even say why because it is a huge spoiler. But this is where K Webster really brought her characters into your heart and head. You empathised, you sympathised and your heart hurt. K Webster nailed the character connection, as much as Adrian was hard to love in the beginning once you get his full back story everything becomes apparent and suddenly nothing is as it seems. Nothing is black and white but a very murky shade of grey. The situation they find themselves in is tenuous at best, but will the first woman to snag Adrian’s attention in twelve years have what it takes to guide them through their minefield to the light that you constantly hope is at the end of the tunnel?

“…but deep down, I was selfish and greedy. I wanted you. My heart begged for you. My soul craved you. Love hit me hard that day, even when I was out of it and inexperienced that I forgot what it felt like.”

I shed a lot of tears, my heart ached, I was frustrated, I was angry, I swooned but most of all I had hope. Hope that the past could finally be put to rest and that the future was warm and welcoming. A very unique situation that the author delivered with believability and a huge dose of compassion. A great story.

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