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.
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~ 4 What an Ending Stars ~
I didn’t know what to expect going into this book, because I haven’t read any other books by Erin Noelle, what I wasn’t expecting was that ending!!! Holy mother of Cliffhangers. If you aren’t a fan of cliffhangers then you definitely want to wait for the next book to be released.
I was drawn to this book by the blurb, there was just something that called to me to give this book and author a try. I am happy to say that I am glad I gave this story and author a chance, because I enjoyed this book. Translucent touches on some really serious subjects and there is some parts of this story that made me uncomfortable to read and could possibly be triggers for other readers. I will say that this book was a sweet love story between Madden and Blake, but the flashbacks on Blake’s past life with Ish were heartbreaking and gut wrenching.
Being this was my first book by Erin Noelle, I thoroughly enjoyed her writing style. She created a story that both intrigued me and captivated me. Except for the cliffhanger!! I thought the storyline was well written and the characters were well developed. Even though some of the flashbacks pushed me out of my comfort zone, I felt every emotion Blake felt as she felt them. I do believe this is a book that you need to go into blind, but just be aware that this book isn’t all sunshine and roses.
I will say that I really liked Blake and Madden’s characters. Blake was a girl who got sucked into a bad situation when she was 17 years old and saw and experienced things no person should have to see or experience. With that said, she is now 22 and doesn’t trust anyone and I can’t blame her. She has every right to be skittish. But I also thought for her young age, she was brave and strong. It’s hard to explain without spoiling things so she is a character you will just have to meet for yourself to understand what I am saying. As for Madden, I LOVED him. He was intense and alpha, but also sweet and caring. He demanded attention and went after what he wanted and Blake is someone he wanted. I am looking forward to see where Blake and Madden go in the next book.
So if you are looking for that somewhat dark and disturbing yet sexy and sweet story ( I know those two phrases shouldn’t go together, but in this book they do), this is the book for you. This was a story that had incredible depth and a hot romance and you’ll have a hard time putting it down.
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.