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About the Book
Author: Karice Bolton
Series: Beyond Love #1
Publication Date: August 1, 2013
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Gabby Sullivan learns in college that some things are impossible to control, and whenever life has spun out of control bad things seem to happen. She promises herself that she’ll stay a safe distance from the top three culprits:SexLoveRelationshipsBut some things are beyond control…Gabby handles her mom’s death and brother’s sudden abandonment just about as well as anyone could at the age of twelve. Left feeling alone, she finishes high school, developing a bit of a wild streak, and lives like there’s no tomorrow. That is until an illness stops her in her tracks. Learning to control life around her becomes her comfort. With a visible scar that reminds her and the world that she beat the odds, it’s impossible for her to put everything behind her, no matter how hard she tries.Right out of college she begins working at her family’s company and buries herself in the safety of the corporate world. No extra time, no life, no relationships. It’s safe to say she might be a little demanding and overly ambitious, but she’s got everything under control, just how she likes it.Jason’s been trying to piece his life together after a personal tragedy, only it’s not working. He’s thrown himself into his work, but he’s only becoming angrier. He’ll never forgive himself and doesn’t expect anyone else to either.When the back of his vehicle is clipped by an obnoxious limo driver he can’t wait to let the driver have it until he hears Gabby’s voice coming from inside the sedan. There’s something soothing about it, something familiar.The moment she sees him, she knows her life will never be the same. But she doesn’t know why. He’s everything she said she never wanted. He’s cocky, arrogant, and infuriating. With his dazzling amber eyes, dark hair and chiseled features she can hardly remember where she’s going, let alone where she’s been and maybe that’s a good thing. She begins to let him show her what life could be, if she really lived it.Neither wants their past to define their future, but sometimes destiny has something else in store. It’s only as their love grows and secrets are revealed that they realize a devastating connection from their past might actually tear them apart.
About the Author
Karice Bolton lives in the Pacific Northwest and is a writer of Young Adult and New Adult books. Sheloves to read anything and everything. She also enjoys baking, skiing, and spending time with her wonderful husband and two English bulldogs.Books currently available:*Beyond Love Series: Beyond Control (Book 1) Beyond Doubt (Book 2) ~ coming November*The Camp*The Witch Avenue Series: Lonely Souls (Book 1), Altered Souls (Book 2), Released Souls (Book 3) Shattered Souls (Book 4)*The Watchers Trilogy: Awakening (Book 1), Legions (Book 2), Cataclysm (Book 3), Taken Novella (Watchers Prequel)Afterworld Series (RecruitZ) – coming soonKarice would love if you stopped by her blog or FB page to find out the latest news on giveaways and upcoming releases, or you can just send her an email. She loves hearing from her readers and responds as soon as she can.
My Review of Beyond Control
Beyond Control is another superb novel from author Karice Bolton. The characters in Beyond Control are magnetic; they pulled me into their story and did not release me until I had read the very last word. I am not even sure if I am completely unattached from the story quite yet, and probably will not be until I find out what happens in Beyond Doubt. The beauty of Gabby and Jason story is captivating, and even with the obstacles they face their love story overcomes.
Gabby is a very independent woman who has set her sights on working for her father’s company. She is snarky, and stubborn, but also very funny at times, but she is still uncertain of herself in relationship situations. Jason is tall, dark, and dreamy man who has the added bonus of being a custom motorcycle designer and builder. Who does not like a man who works with motorcycles? Jason is the perfect complement to Gabby as Gabby is to Jason.
Now for the part of the story that had me glad I have a bit of self-control when it comes to my frustration because if not I would be looking at buying a new Kindle Fire. Beyond Control, why did you have to play games with my emotions and then leave me hanging on in one of the WORSE POSSIBLE WAYS! The cliffhanger at the end of Beyond Control is unlike any cliffhanger I have ever had the pleasure, or should I say displeasure, of reading. It is a complete shock, and I really had the urge to just to throw something. Do not get me wrong the books is amazing but be warned to avoid discomfort please have a copy of Beyond Doubt (which has yet to be released) on hand before starting Beyond Control. I have a serious love/hate relationship with that ending.
Karice has done it again this time with a Contemporary Romance. I have read the way she handles paranormal romance, and I expected a wonderful contemporary romance. My expectation were not only met, but also exceeded excessively with Beyond Control. I loved every minute of Gabby’s adventures in love and live, and I cannot wait to see what Karice Bolton does with Beyond Doubt. This is a read that is perfect for all New Adult fans.
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