Title : Transparent
Author : Erin Noelle
Release Date : October 15th, 2015
Series : Luminous Novel #2
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Her elusive past didn’t worry me,
Her heartbreaking scars never made me cringe,
And her haunting demons only made me a stronger man.
But the day Blake Martin was stolen from me,
I was scared to death.
Prepared to do anything necessary to get her back,
Little did I know it just might cost me my life.
My name is Madden Decker, and this is my story.
I’m in shock. We all are. Complete fucking shock. Unable to even process the words Marshal Doherty just spoke. Words that shred me to my core.
Lies. It has to be lies. That’s my initial thought, though I know what he says is one-hundred percent true. He has no reason to be dishonest. He’s shown me the articles on his phone. It’s her in the pictures. Looking exactly like she did in the photos inside the hidden envelope in her drawer. Like the one I took and keep in my desk.
“Who?” I ask, finally able to manage words. “Who do you think has her? Honestly.”
The suit-clad man sighs and crosses his arms over his chest, eyeing me with a circumspect hesitation. If he’s smart, he can sense the desperation oozing from my pores, and he realizes how dangerously devoted to finding Blake I am. No one will stop my efforts to find her, especially not after what he just revealed about her unthinkable past.
“The first place we’ll look is Chicago,” he concedes, his voice so low it can barely be heard over the buzz from people around us. “Vincent Ricci has become one of the most powerful underbosses in America over the past few years, and he has made no secret he’s looking for the woman who murdered his son. There’s a pretty price on her head. It may take a couple of days for whoever has her to get her there, but I’ll have my guys working close to him, keeping their ears to the ground. The Italians are known for having flashy, extravagant celebrations when they torture and kill someone they’ve been searching for. A way to show their entire community what will happen to you if you’re ever marked as an enemy of theirs. If he has her, we’ll know soon. They’ll want everyone to know.”
My stomach rolls, threatening to revolt at the images in my mind of where she could be.
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *
~ 5 I Have No Words Stars ~
I am truly having a really hard time reviewing this book. Not because I didn’t like it or that it was a bad book, but because everything I want to say is a spoiler for this book. So I will apologize now for this review being on the short and vague side, but you will understand once you read the book why I had to minimize what I say.
Transparent is the Second and Final book in the Luminous Duet by Erin Noelle. This book was even better than book 1 in my opinion. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I will admit I think I enjoyed this one more because it was easier to get through. There isn’t quite as much tough subject matter in this book compared to book 1. With that said there is still some flashbacks and subject matter that might make some of the readers uncomfortable to read about.
This story starts off right where Translucent ended. In this book we get all the answers to the questions that were raised after reading book 1. I honestly can’t say anything about the plot line except that it wraps up Madden and Blake’s story perfectly. This book was nothing like I was expecting and the ending was perfect!!!!
Now this is only the second book by Erin Noelle that I have read, but I still love her writing style. She knows how to create a suspenseful and intriguing storyline. With characters who you can’t help but root for. The pace for this book was fantastic and everything just flowed perfectly. This was a fairly quick read but only because you couldn’t put it down. I literally got mad when my real life interrupted my reading time…lol 🙂
So if you have read the first book, then you DEFINITELY need to read this book, because it will give you the relief and answers for the stress and questions book 1 left you with.
If you are a fan of Erin’s or haven’t even read anything by her….This duet is one that shouldn’t be missed!!!
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TRANSLUCENT Book 1
Sometimes you reach a point where you just can’t take any more — a breaking point, some call it.
The day I watched my husband murder the woman who was pregnant with his child, my point didn’t just break, it exploded like a full magazine’s worth of hollow points firing through the barrel of a fully-automatic AK-47.
I am no longer his American Princess, nor am I his slave.
Now, I’m a murderer in hiding. My name was Bryleigh Carter Oliveira, and that was my story.
Translucent is one woman’s story of breaking free, starting over, and learning to trust again through willful submission.
Erin Noelle is a Texas native, where she lives with her husband and two young daughters. While earning her degree in History at the University of Houston, she rediscovered her love for reading that was first instilled by her grandmother when she was a young child.
A lover of happily-ever-afters, both historical and current, Erin is an avid reader of all romance novels. Her titles published include the Book Boyfriend Series, the Dusk ‘Til Dawn Series, Translucent, Conspire — co-authored with SE Hall, Surviving Us, MILF: Wrong Kind of Love and Spark.
Her books have been a part of the USA Today Bestselling list and the Amazon and Barnes & Noble overall Top 100.
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