Today we are celebrating the release of MONDAY by E.L. Todd. MONDAY is the first book in the Timeless series. This is a contemporary romance you won’t want to miss!
MONDAY by E.L. Todd (Timeless Series / OUT NOW)
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I don’t believe in destiny.
Or in soul mates.
But I believe in Hawke.
My life has never been whole since my parents left forever. I have my brother, someone I can barely tolerate most of the time, and I have my best friend, Marie.
And I have myself.
But when Hawke walks into my life, there’s an immediate connection. Our eyes lock and an unspoken conversation is exchanged. For the first time in my life, I actually feel something.
But he doesn’t.
He keeps me at arm’s length and pretends there’s nothing between us when there clearly is. I’m not the kind of girl to wait around for any guy, so I don’t.
But that doesn’t mean he isn’t in the back of my mind.
Our paths cross again in a way neither one of us expect and it changes everything. Was it destiny that made it happen? Was it fate?
Or was it something else?
* A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review *
~ 4 Grizzly and Muffin Stars ~
I am having a real hard time writing a review for Monday by E.L. Todd. Not because I didn’t like the book, but because I can’t get my thoughts organized enough to put them down on paper. I apologize now, if this review is short or vague. I am going to just express my feelings while reading this book.
Monday is my first book by E.L. Todd and I really did enjoy this book. I actually devoured it and couldn’t put it down. With that said, there were also aspects of the storyline I didn’t like at all and that is the reason I couldn’t give it 5 stars. I was immersed in this story and the characters. I loved E.L.’s writing style and her ability in creating an interesting story and characters you couldn’t help to connect with. She does cover a pretty serious subject in this book and I thought she handled it very well. The subject of Domestic Abuse is covered, but it’s not the main characters who are involved directly. It’s the Hero’s mom who is the victim and we get to see how a loved one handles this situation.
This story had my feelings all over the place. I was happy, sad, mad, and even blushed a time or two. I was also pretty frustrated during this entire book. There is a lot of angst between Hawke and Francesca….so much so I wanted to chuck my kindle on many occasions. Just when I thought things were going to work out for them…BOOM!!! something happens to change it. And of course then this book ended with a CLIFFHANGER!!!! I went into this book not knowing it was a continuing series and that it would have a cliffhanger….This is a book I would’ve have waited for the next book to be out before reading it. I guess that just means I really want the next book….like NOW!!!
I will say that the connection between Hawke and Francesca was something special and had me continually rooting for them to make it. I loved that Francesca loved and saw Hawke for who he was on the inside and was able to look past his flaws and see what he couldn’t see. Is her love strong enough to get them through the tough times or will he push her away for good??? Those are some of the questions in my head that I am hoping the second book…. Tuesday….answers.
I would definitely recommend this book to everyone who believes in soul mates and a connection so strong, how can it be wrong. But if you aren’t a fan of cliffhangers this is a book you will want to read when you have access to the next book in the series.
I look forward to reading more about Hawke and Francesca and I really hope to see them get their HEA. Goodness knows they both deserve one. This will definitely not be my last book by E.L. Todd!!!!
My phone rang and Hawke’s name was on the screen.
I forgot to call him and tell him I’d be late. “Hello?”
“I know you’re late to everything but…a phone call would have been nice.” He was half teasing me, half being serious.
“I’m sorry. I got a flat tire, and I’ve been trying to change it.”
“What?” he barked.
“Dude, this is really hard. I’ve been out here for an hour and a half.”
Instead of laughing, he growled. “Are you kidding me right now?”
Did I miss something? “What?”
“Why didn’t you call me? I can change a tire in two seconds.”
“I thought I could figure it out until…I realized I couldn’t.”
“It’s freezing outside and it’s dark. Are you stupid?”
Now I growled back. “You don’t need to be a dick.”
“I’m going to be a dick when your head is shoved up your ass. Now where are you so I can come and get you?”
“I can change the tire on my own.”
“How will I ever learn if you don’t let me figure it out?”
“I could teach you. Did you think of that, smartass?” He was practically screaming at me over the phone.
“If you’re going to throw a hissy fit, I’m going to hang up.”
“You better not—”
I set my phone down and got back to work.
He called back in two seconds.
I sighed then answered. “What?”
“Tell me where you are.”
“So you can come down here and yell at me?”
“So I can change your tire. Now spit it out.”
“I’m almost done. I can figure it out.”
“You’re really pissing me off,” he snapped. “Tell me where you are or—”
He called back immediately.
He was such a drama queen. “What?” I yelled.
“HANG UP ON ME AGAIN AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS.”
I rolled my eyes and stayed mute.
“Now tell me where you are before I search the streets.”
I looked around and tried to find a street name. “I’m at Gettysburg Park. I’m right at the curb.”
Now he hung up on me.
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