Title: Take Me Away 

Author: S. Moose

Genre: NA Romance

Release Date: April 7, 2015

Cover Model: Gunnar DeWitt

 

After breaking up with her long time boyfriend, Jackson DeLacey, eighteen-year-old Zara Borzilleri promises herself to focus on school and play the game she loves. Stepping foot onto the lacrosse field, in front of a cheering crowd, pushes aside the pain and reminds her of the future ahead at least until she graduates in four years.
Lacrosse star Treston ‘The King’ Parker dominates the field and to everyone else he has it all. Behind closed doors he’s just Treston Parker- a monster full of secrets, deep, dark secrets only he knows. He won’t allow anyone to get close and for the past two years he’s kept his promises to her, but never his last promise: falling in love again.
One weekend he gives in and everything changes when he meets Zara. The rules change and she sees Treston for who he truly is, not what everyone else sees. But to Treston, meeting Zara means nothing, even though her blue eyes invades his mind.
We can be friends, but don’t ask about my past or where I go.
He draws the lines.
She erases his lines.
Can Zara help Treston escape his painful past before he sinks deeper into oblivion?

 

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I’ve given away my heart once and only once. Now, I live my life the way I do. I don’t have time to talk about my feelings and get emotional. That shit is for the birds. When you take out emotions you’ll feel a lot better, trust me. Emotions mean feeling and feeling means opening yourself up to get hurt and when you’re hurt, all you can think about is why and what you could have done differently. You blame yourself and think of ways to get her back. When you can’t think of anything, you’re backed up into a corner and feel alone. No one can help you because the only person who can will never be able to. That hurt leaves you feeling broken and you go through hell trying to pick yourself back up. You stop your life, the only life you know, and live in the dark. You’re vulnerable to words and actions. People around you walk on eggshells, scared to make you cry or piss you off. So I’ve taken away my feelings and will never hurt the way I did before. See my point?
review

* A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review *

~ 5 Peaches Stars ~

Take Me Away by S. Moose is a NA genre standalone book based on a college campus. I have to say that this is like your typical college story, but there was just something that sucked me in and didn’t let me go. I was lucky to read some chapters before the book was complete and let me tell you…..I had to know how this story ended. Treston and Zara stuck in my brain until I had the final ARC and was able to finish their story.

I have been a huge fan of S. Moose since I read her very first book. I will read anything she writes. What I love most about her books are the emotions she brings out in me while I am reading the story. She has the ability to make the reader feel what her characters are feeling. Take Me Away was no different. I laughed, cried, yelled, swooned and even blushed. Her books are never very long and are fairly quick reads, but sometimes that works better for the story being told. My only negative for this book, was that something happens towards the end with Treston and I thought it was to quick. I can’t explain why I am feeling this way because it would spoil this part of the story, but something is led up to throughout the story, but the way it played out in the end was just too rushed for me. Now with saying that….it didn’t lessen my enjoyment for the overall story. I was actually pretty happy with how this situation was handled in the end and I loved how Zara and Treston’s story concluded.

” Breathe, Live, Fly….”

Those are the words that Zara lived by. I thought they fit this story well. Zara was a strong girl, who just wanted to venture into the world away from her parents who watch over her every move. Which led her to go to college at Duke so she could be on her own. She was soully fixated on her school and LaCrosse career. She even broke up with her boyfriend, so she could pursue her dreams. She was determined not to be distracted by a relationship…..that is until she meets Treston “The King” Parker. Her world was completely turned upside down.

Treston Parker…..now there is someone you won’t be able to forget. Treston was truly an a$$hole, but you couldn’t help to love him. He had such a broken soul, you just wanted to jump into the story and give him a big hug and tell him things would be alright. Now don’t get me wrong you are probably going to hate him and want to smack him quite a few times, but trust him you will LOVE him by the end of the book. Treston was known as The King on campus….he didn’t do relationships and never formed any kind of bond with the girls he hooked up with (and did the girls flock to him). He had 4 basic rules that he followed and was determined not to break them…..that is until Zara came to Duke and shook his world up.

I loved watching Zara and Treston’s relationship blossom over the course of the story. I thought it was great that they started out as friends and worked towards something more. To say that these two had a rough road, was an understatement. There were some serious ups and downs with them. The biggest being Treston’s hesitance telling Zara about his past. He carried a lot of guilt and was determined to push Zara away. I was glad to see she was willing to give him a shot and was able to see past his facade. S. will definitely break your heart during their journey, but don’t worry she will put it all back together in the end 🙂

So if you are a fan of the New Adult College romance books, then I would suggest One-Clicking this book. You won’t be sorry!!!! I know this is a book I will read again in the future.

jenniferh-sig

 

 

 

 

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, S.Moose, lives in Webster, NY.
A 2011 St. John Fisher graduate, S.Moose loves to read and write. When she isn’t in her room in front of her computer or a book, she is with her family and friends.
S. Moose is a romantic at heart and loves anything with a happily ever after.

 

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