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Book Review: AVENGED BY LOVE by LJ Evans

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I was gifted an ARC in return for an honest review

๐™‡๐™ค๐™ซ๐™šย ๐™ž๐™จย ๐™ฉ๐™๐™šย ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ก๐™ฎย ๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™กย ๐™จ๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™š๐™ง.”

Synopsis

๐™๐™ง๐™–๐™ซ๐™ž๐™จ,ย ๐™–.๐™ .๐™–.ย ๐™๐™ง๐™ช๐™˜๐™ ,ย ๐˜ฟ๐™–๐™ฎ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ฃย is focused on two things: settling into his position at the Coast Guard Academy and helping his younger brother stay out of trouble. So even though the beautiful, fandom lovingย ๐™…๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™š๐™ฎย ๐˜ฝ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™งย is tugging at his chest in funny ways, he doesnโ€™t intend on acting on those emotions. Not when heโ€™ll eventually be moving on, and sheโ€™ll be staying behind.

But when Jersey suddenly finds herself in desperate need of medical care that she canโ€™t afford, Truck does the only thing he can think of to helpโ€ฆ he marries her.

Jersey has been struggling to keep her and her sister afloat ever since their dad was sent to jail. The pain she feels on a regular basis isnโ€™t anything she can stop to thinkย aboutย until she ends up at the E.R. in the protective arms of the one man who makes her pulse beat faster than the superheroes she worships.

When chaosย invades theirย lives, theirย temporaryย deal starts to crumble, leaving hearts and souls twined together in such a way that thereโ€™s little chance of escape without permanent damage.ย Unlessย they just surrender to it all and let love heal them both.

Fromย award-winningย author, LJ Evans, comes a novel inspired by Lady Antebellumโ€™s โ€œOceanโ€ aboutย resilience and love.ย You donโ€™t want to miss this slow burn, military romance.

๐˜ผ๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™๐™ค๐™งโ€™๐™จย ๐™‰๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™š:

๐™‹๐™ง๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š,ย ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™—๐™ก๐™šย ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™–๐™จ๐™ฉย ๐™‚๐™ช๐™–๐™ง๐™™.ย ๐™‰๐™š๐™ง๐™™๐™ฎ,ย ๐™›๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™๐™ค๐™ขย ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œย ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™ค๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™š.

๐™ƒ๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉย ๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™œ๐™œ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œย ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™™๐™จย ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ย ๐™จ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฌ,ย ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ข๐™ข๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œย ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™–๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ.

๐™๐™–๐™ ๐™š ๐™ข๐™–๐™ง๐™ง๐™ž๐™–๐™œ๐™š, ๐™—๐™ง๐™ค๐™ ๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข๐™ž๐™จ๐™š๐™จ, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™š๐™จ๐™จ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ชโ€™๐™ก๐™ก ๐™›๐™š๐™š๐™ก ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™—๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š๐™จ.

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Review:

ALL THE FEELS… that’s what this book did to me.ย  Had my emotions everywhere.

Jersey & Travis – I fell in love with him at “marry me”.ย  And I empathized with Jersey throughout the book.ย  She and I have so much in common and he was just the perfect Captain Coast Guard.

As usual LJ did not disappoint with this story.ย  It was beautifully written.ย  Has real life issues that isn’t addressed enough.ย  Has real love in it, and not the fairy tale type.ย  The unusual type.ย  The type that makes it real and makes you work at it.ย  The type we don’t believe we deserve.

Both these characters are broken in a sense.ย  Both feel responsible for the situation that they’re in.ย  Both feel like failures, even too each other.ย  And yet, they are both superheroes in their own right and perfect for each other!

I have read every one of the books in the Anchor Series and let me tell you, they keep getting better and better.ย  This author has the gift of telling stories that pull at your heartstrings.

Go! Read this book.ย  There’s love, sibling complications, a coastie to fall in love with and a comic loving heroine.

five stars

Avenged by Love will be released on 29 April 2020.

Blog Tour: AVENGED BY LOVE by LJ EVANS

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BOOK DETAILS:

Title: Avenged by Love

Author: LJ Evans

Publisher: Self-published

Publication Date: April 29, 2020

Genre: Contemporary romance, military romance, fake marriage

ASIN: B084DHJRBH

ISBN: 979-8607529789

Format: Print and digital

Tag Line: โ€œLove is the only real superpower.โ€

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BOOK DESCRIPTION:

ย “๐™‡๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™ก ๐™จ๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™š๐™ง.”

 

๐™๐™ง๐™–๐™ซ๐™ž๐™จ, ๐™–.๐™ .๐™–. ๐™๐™ง๐™ช๐™˜๐™ , ๐˜ฟ๐™–๐™ฎ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ฃ is focused on two things: settling into his position at the Coast Guard Academy and helping his younger brother stay out of trouble. So even though the beautiful, fandom loving ๐™…๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™š๐™ฎ ๐˜ฝ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ง is tugging at his chest in funny ways, he doesnโ€™t intend on acting on those emotions. Not when heโ€™ll eventually be moving on, and sheโ€™ll be staying behind.

 

But when Jersey suddenly finds herself in desperate need of medical care that she canโ€™t afford, Truck does the only thing he can think of to helpโ€ฆ he marries her.

 

Jersey has been struggling to keep her and her sister afloat ever since their dad was sent to jail. The pain she feels on a regular basis isnโ€™t anything she can stop to think about until she ends up at the E.R. in the protective arms of the one man who makes her pulse beat faster than the superheroes she worships.

 

When chaos invades their lives, their temporary deal starts to crumble, leaving hearts and souls twined together in such a way that thereโ€™s little chance of escape without permanent damage. Unless they just surrender to it all and let love heal them both.

 

From award-winning author, LJ Evans, comes a novel inspired by Lady Antebellumโ€™s โ€œOceanโ€ about resilience and love. You donโ€™t want to miss this slow burn, military romance.

 

๐˜ผ๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™๐™ค๐™งโ€™๐™จ ๐™‰๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™š: ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š, ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™—๐™ก๐™š ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™–๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™‚๐™ช๐™–๐™ง๐™™. ๐™‰๐™š๐™ง๐™™๐™ฎ, ๐™›๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™๐™ค๐™ข ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™ค๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™š. ๐™ƒ๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™œ๐™œ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™™๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™จ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฌ, ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ข๐™ข๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™–๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ. ๐™๐™–๐™ ๐™š ๐™ข๐™–๐™ง๐™ง๐™ž๐™–๐™œ๐™š, ๐™—๐™ง๐™ค๐™ ๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข๐™ž๐™จ๐™š๐™จ, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™š๐™จ๐™จ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ชโ€™๐™ก๐™ก ๐™›๐™š๐™š๐™ก ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™—๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š๐™จ.

 

โ™ฌ “๐’ฒ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡๐‘’ ๐“‚๐“Š๐“ˆ๐’พ๐’ธ & ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐‘œ๐“‡๐’พ๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“๐“๐’พ๐’น๐‘’.” โ™ฌ

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EXCERPT:

โ€œExcuse me?โ€ I asked because I was sure Iโ€™d heard him wrong.

He dragged a hand over his face. โ€œSorry. Screwed that up. Let me try again.โ€

Try again? He was going to ask me to marry him in a different way? I looked around, expecting Violet to be filming this as some weird prank to post on her social media accounts.

โ€œI was thinking,โ€ he started, and this time, I could tell he was nervous.

โ€œStop. Donโ€™t. Whatever youโ€™re going to say, just donโ€™t. You donโ€™t even know me.โ€

This seemed to knock him out of whatever apprehensive state he was in, because he chuckled. A slow rumble that bubbled its way across my frame and made me want to lean in and taste it. Taste him and his joy. But it certainly didnโ€™t make me want to marry him.

โ€œJesus. I really am doing this all wrong. Can we sit down?โ€

I stared at him for a moment. โ€œHave you been drinking?โ€

Our dad used to say some really bizarre things when he was drunk. Tony Stark had done some pretty stupid things when heโ€™d been drunk. Drunk and men were a series of bad choices and decisions.

COMING 29 APRIL 2020