Monday, 4 May 2015

✜ ELUDING NIRVANA ✜ V.L. BROCK ✜ #2 ✜

© Bianca   
    



V.L. BROCK - ELUDING NIRVANA
• 270 pages
• release date - 05 October - 2014
• The Dark Evoke Series #2
• Please make sure to read Book #1 first!☺


Book #1
SEEKING NIRVANA:


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4 STARS


 
***Due to the dark nature and content in this story, Eluding Nirvana is recommended to readers over the age of 18.***
Three years lost; a body marred and a mission complete.
 Waking after a four day coma, Kady Jenson felt her life was crashing down around her. Three years of her memories were missing, and the compelling man at her side was not her years-long partner, but a stranger a stranger who promised to help her recover what she had lost.

But how did Kady come to such a place?

What dark, mysterious events stole her past and threatened her future?

How did her lover become a stranger, and a stranger become so terribly important?

What happened to turn Kadys orderly life into a terrifying nightmare which would leave her permanently marked, body and soul?

**AUTHORS NOTE**
Eluding Nirvana is the second instalment of The Dark Evoke Series, and is therefore not intended as a standalone novel




We all remember Kady from SEEKING NIRVANA - she woke up from a coma and couldn't remember what happened during the last three years. Why she's not a stripper anymore - why there's a hot Irish-man sitting at her bedside and not her boyfriend Liam etc etc...☺

Now we're back in Boston and we're reading about the time before the accident that landed Kady in the hospital.
It all started two and a half years ago - on her second anniversary celebration with Liam.
And as the months go by we see Liam change more and more - he's becoming mean and violent and extremely controlling. And Kady? She's letting him do it to her. Like most victims of domestic abuse she thinks it's all her fault.

We also find out how she met Walker - the hot Irish guy we all fell in love with in the first book.



But Walker is working for Liam and he desperately needs the money. So he can't just say eff it and kidnap Kady away from Liam - plus they still don't really know each other - they just met.... maybe one day?

Liam is doing his best to keep Kady's spirits down - he's keeping her away from her friends and family and it's getting worse and worse.....
The only way to survive the emotional pain Liam inflicts, is to hurt herself....
Remember? We all saw Kady's scars in the first book, but we didn't really know how and why they got there...... Walker has those kind of scars too......
What will happen to Kady & Walker?
Will there be a HEA?
Will everybody die at the end?
o.O
Or will there be a horrible Cliffhanger?


I'M NOT TELLING YOU THAT OF COURSE...

l don't want to spoil anything  
 ok - it might end a bit Cliffhanger-ish - there is another book coming!
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Great Book!

 I really loved the first book and I sooo needed to know what had happened to Kady in those last three years.
Now we know ☺
It was really interesting to see how Liam treated her and made her feel responsible for his happiness and more importantly for his unhappiness.
We really find out everything Liam did to Kady in those missing years - the way he hurt her physically and emotionally....

I missed Walker a bit in the beginning - he was such a huge part of book #1 - and he first shows up around the 40% mark of this second book. But since this second book tells us about the past, he couldn't have been there from the beginning :( But like I already complained a bit in the first book - the sexiness is missing for me - and I had the hope that it would come in this second book - but we only have sex with Liam - and that's too weird for me :(

I really enjoyed reading it and I was happy to find out what had happened to Kady...BUT - here's my big BUT ...this whole book reads like some kind of non-fiction/self-help book about domestic abuse - and that's not really what I signed up for when I read the first book and wanted to know how the story goes on :( Doesn't mean it wasn't a great book and an interesting story, but had it said in the blurb that it would be a domestic abuse - find-yourself-again (maybe) book - then I probably wouldn't have read it.

..... I apologize ahead before I write the following lines.... I probably have no idea what I'm talking about but I have to say what I think and what I felt while reading it - and this is it:


 I know this domestic abuse thing is a huge problem in every country, in every level of society. With both female and male victims.
BUT - why doesn't Kady leave?? Why don't her parents come and get her? Why don't they worry about her? Most parents would be in Boston after the first not-answered phone-call.
She has a sister who knows what an ass Liam is, she has two girlfriends who could help, Walker is helping, but not enough - plus there are women's shelters in every city.
I know that the abuser uses mind-games to make the women feel small and guilty, but still - after the first slap or the first time he touches me wrongly after I wore the 'wrong' clothes - I'M OUT OF THERE!!!! Even if I think I love him - I know what domestic abuse is - Kady seems like a street-smart girl - she was a stripper - she must know girls who have been violated by pimps or Johns??
I just can't understand how she could stay with Liam through all this.
And I know it happens in real life and I know those girls, women, don't feel they have a way out - or they even don't know that there is something wrong - but Kady is not alone in the world?? Why doesn't she leave right at the beginning?
Ugh - rant over - sorry if it was too much - I won't write this part in my amazon review - but I just had to say it- and I really don't want to offend any of the real-life victims - I obviously don't know what I'm talking about and what you're going through - but this is just what I felt while reading the book. :/
Just a last word/wish - I hope all victims of domestic abuse find the strength to leave WAY before it's too late. NOTHING IS YOUR FAULT! JUST GO!!!!!! ♥

OK - that was the negative - and now the positive....

 ELUDING NIRVANA was a wonderfully real & dark Romance - and you will sooo fall in love with Walker too! ☺

Now I really hope that book #3 will be much sexier and happier and just great!!!
Please Victoria, hurry and finish book #3!!!!! I need to know if there will be a great HEA for Kady & Walker!
 







STALK VICTORIA ON:




Ever since I can remember, I have had a passion for writing, I suppose that's what happens when you are raised in a very creative family.
I wavered many times throughout the years on which career path I should take, but the one thing that always remained the same, was my need, and my want to write. But I didnt think anything of it, I would start and then give up. But as I grew, the motivational words of people that I loved and lost began to ring loud and clear in my head. So I gave it a shot...
and it was one of the best things to happen to me, and something I will never regret doing.

I'm a firm believer in starting each and every day with a motivational quote and a strong coffee. Look down the path you wish to travel and see the end result, believe in the end result, because it's possible. The only thing standing between you and your dreams, is yourself.







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