Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Blog Tour, Review & Excerpt ~ Something There in Between by S Ferguson

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Something There In Between
by S. Ferguson 
Publication Date: December 19th, 2016 
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Book Description:

After a life full of cruelty, Bree is left with no one to turn to—except him.

Declan, who's suffered his own fair share of tragedy, sees the girl on the park bench with the sad eyes and Converse shoes as a kindred spirit —and a chance to redeem himself. He couldn't save his mother. Maybe he can save her.

But is Bree too broken to let him in?

Declan may be her only hope for solace, if he's strong enough to break down her walls. Will she risk letting him in ... or let her pain consume her?

This book is intended for readers 18 and older. It contains violence and references of rape and child abuse

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 3.5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***


“…you’ll realize there’s something there, something in-between that you’ve been missing.”


This was a great debut novel from S Ferguson, and with a fantastic array of characters introduced I am hoping that this is the first in a series. This book is a great foundation for the world of Ron and his men, who can resist alpha mafia men? While the mafia element of this book is only a background story, as these characters are hopefully explored I am hoping that this side becomes more developed especially when the hero becomes one of the mafia men.


“…she’s on autopilot. She may be alive, but she isn’t living.”


This book is Bree’s story, Bree is a woman who is “alive” but barely living. Never having known her dad, she was brought up by an abusive mother who had done more than scarred her physically. Bree had a low sense of self-worth and believed that she was unlovable, this was only exacerbated when the boy she ran away with eventually deserts her too. Having ran away together at the age of sixteen, they had some rough times on the streets, eventually finding their “normal” when a mafia don, Ron, takes them in, gives them a home and jobs. Bree and Alex were inseparable…until they weren’t. Alex just upped and left and left a broken Bree behind. Years later Bree is still in pieces, a jigsaw puzzle that was seemingly unsolvable because a piece was missing…but was that piece really Alex?


“I will never be whole again. How did this become my life?”


Declan has his issues too, being from a similar background as Bree he recognises the signs, the tells, those dim eyes. Declan was enamoured by Bree the moment they met, not being put off by her prickly persona, he takes the time to get to know her, to understand her. Declan was adorable, 6ft 5in of pure muscle and a body made for sin. However, Declan has a huge heart and despite his alpha personality he knows when to tread lightly and when to stomp his way in.


“I don’t know why you enjoy hanging out, but I like it. It makes me feel… it makes me feel like I’m worth something.”


This is a book about coming to terms with a painful past and moving forward. Understanding and forgiving those that have wronged so that you can move on and make a future. Taking all the self-doubt and leaving it behind, realising you are worthy and at the end of the day, knowing you deserve it and more importantly, want it. S Ferguson delivers with the dialogue, chemistry and the emotion as we are taken on Bree’s journey, my only niggle being, some parts I wanted fleshed out more. I did see the twist coming and while I felt the ending was a little rushed, after that epilogue, I am hoping that this is a little glimpse into book two. For a debut author, this was a fantastic read and as hopefully this series progresses I am sure S Ferguson will be honing her craft.


“Best of all: who knew I would find me?”

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Excerpt:

That does it for me.
The idea that someone is hurting her causes a rage I’ve only ever felt once before in my life to flow through my entire body. I clench my fists and decide now is the moment I confront her. Is there another asshole bothering her now? Did her douchebag ex make an appearance? I will fucking end whoever did this to her. I know without asking that Jake would have my back on that move. I’d be willing to bet money Ron would as well. It takes every ounce of strength I have, but I wait until the night is a little closer to being over before snatching her arm and pulling her through the doorway into the dark kitchen. I spin her around to the wall beside the doorway, leaning down so we’re face to face, eye to eye.
“You’re gonna tell me what the fuck is going on, and you’re gonna tell me right the fuck now. Is someone hurting you? Why are your knuckles all bruised? You been fighting?” I fire off everything at once, realizing I sound like a nagging girlfriend, but I need to know she’s okay. I NEED to get this off my chest.
Bree sighs deeply, her warm breath fanning across my neck, making me aware of our proximity. I have her pinned to the wall, my left hand is still gripping her shoulder, and my right hand is on the wall above her head. I’m being a bastard, and using my size to cage her in. I watch her closely for signs of fear, but she almost looks bored, and mostly just annoyed. I know she can still refuse to answer, but I’ll be damned if she gets away from me until I have my say.
She raises her eyes to give me an angry glare and I feel my dick twitch. Seeing fire in her eyes as opposed to the sadness they always carry makes her ten times hotter. Fuck, I’m an asshole. Something is seriously wrong with her, and I’m standing here getting turned on.
“I’ve just had a lot on my mind. I’ve been…training. You know exercising and punching a bag. That’s why my knuckles are bruised.” She raises an eyebrow at me, daring me to question her more. I smirk down at her…she has no idea who she’s messing with.
“You need to wear gloves then. You’re going to ruin your beautiful hands. You’re not actually sparring are you? ”I ask, my voice deeper than I intended. I’ve never been this close to her before, and my dick is currently trying to punch its way out of my zipper to reach her.
She glances down, and I have a moment of horror when I realize there is no way she’s going to miss my erection. I’m a healthy boy, and my jeans were already on the tight side. Her breath hitches, and she jerks her eyes back up to meet mine.
When I see the heat in her eyes, I swear I almost come in my pants like a teenager. Bree is fucking turned on by me. I can work with this. Letting go of her shoulder, I put my hand on the wall, completely closing her in, and lower my head towards hers.
“I don’t fool around with Ron’s guys,” she says softly, making no move to avoid my quickly approaching lips.
“Good thing I’m not one then,” I say, my mouth forming a smirk. I’m now so close to her lips I can feel their warmth on my own.
“YO BREE, where ya at?” I hear Jake yell from outside the door. His voice is like a splash of cold water, causing me to jerk back, and the moment is gone.
“My brother is an asshole,” I grumble, lowering my hands to adjust my erection, and backing further away from her.
“Your brother just stopped me from making a stupid mistake,” she says, before walking out of the door.

About the Author:

Ferguson is a military wife and mother of three. She loves to find beauty in the flawed and broken.
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