Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Early Review Tour: E.K Blair's "Author Anonymous."

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be a part of the Early Review  Tour for E.K Blair's "Author Anonymous." 

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A TRUE STORY told through the voice of New York Times Bestselling author E.K. Blair.

She’s an author.
She’s a mother.
She’s a wife.
She’s a fraud. 

A woman marked and bound by her own deceit, this is the astounding tale of how one choice knocked her world from its axis forcing her to battle through a year of scandal and betrayal, blurring the lines between reality and fantasy. 

This is an intoxicatingly risqué stand-alone true story tangled in lust, heartbreak, and contrition.

Review: Surj 

OMG, where do I start with my review for "Author Anonymous?" Even before I turned the first page, I was scared, nervous and apprehensive at what may lie ahead. I mean fiction is one thing but when you step into the realm of reality, well that's something completely different. I knew this wouldn't be an easy read but nothing could have prepared me for story that unraveled. This was real and I had to keep reminding myself of that. This actually happened to these people and honestly, there were times I really struggled. I don't have hard limits when it comes to what I read and I'd say I'm pretty open minded but Victoria's story definitely gave me a run for my money!!!! In fact I'd go so far as to say, it turned me into an opinionated, judgemental arsehole!!! There I said it!!! But I dare you to get through the whole book without doing the same at least once!!! 

Life is messy, and you can't compare reality to fiction 
because you'll always wind up disappointed. 

"Author Anonymous" was brutal, raw and so darn honest and it is not for the faint hearted. This book made me want to kick, scream, punch and break things. It made me want to throw my kindle at the wall but at the same time, the heat made me want to stick my head in the freezer to cool down!!!! lol.  Victoria's story was unforgiving and relentless in the pounding of my emotions. There was no reprieve at all and there times I even had to "time out" because I was getting so wound up by what I was reading. Frustration, anger, irritation, agitation and confusion were emotions that felt like they were on a constant loop as I turned each page. The knife went in very early on but it was the constant twisting of it that left me flabbergasted and dumbfounded!!! 

This is the thrill of a lifetime. don't turn back now. You've simply been
standing in line, but now it's time to jump on the ride of your life. 

Now for "Victoria." Victoria gave a very candid account of the events that transpired as a result of her actions and you have to take your hat of to her because more often than not, she did not paint herself in a good light. Could this happen to anyone? I guess it could. You couldn't say, "it would never happen to me" because you've never been in that situation and until you have.....!!! But like I said, it was difficult not to take sides when I saw the trail of devastation that was being created. Car crash reading... yup that is exactly what I would call this. Car crash reading in slow motion with no pause button and no rewind button to change the course of events. It happened. It was real and now I'm left to deal with the aftermath. I went to sleep with this book on my mind. I woke up with this book on my mind. "Victoria's" story is one that will definitely stay with me for a long time. 

E.K Blair did a sterling job in putting pen to paper with this one. I can't even begin to imagine how difficult it must have been but in true fashion, she gave it 110% and that is evident in the writing, the words, the emotions and the inner conflict I experienced. I will say one thing though, "Author Anonymous" was a bit of a slow start for me. There was a lot of background and scene setting given at the start and I guess I was just greedy to get to the juicy bits. I'm impatient, what can I say!! But even with that in mind, I still can't knock marks off my rating. 

"If you ever want your soul to dance in the clouds, you will at some 
point have to juggle lightening and taste the thunder." 

I know this review is garbled. I know it's a little disjointed but it's how I feel. There is so much I want to say but I can't. I can't spoil this for you.  I loved this book. I hated this book. I rated "Author Anonymous" ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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