Monday, November 17, 2014

Retrace Top 5 List and Review

Title: Retrace
Author: Sigal Ehrlich
Release Date: November 6, 2014
Genre: New Adult Romance

Nia Martins believes a fresh start will help her leave her traumatic past behind. Moving to a different country, she seeks to shake off her demons by doing the one thing that sets her free from her destructive thoughts – teaching dance. But change doesn't come easy, and all Nia really wants is to take the next breath without the perpetual suffocation that follows. Reeves Mitchell has looked death in the eyes so many times it’s become habitual. That is, until his best friend's life was on the line. When the one thing he feared the most turns into reality, all he can do is pick up the pieces of his loss. As Reeves tries to live with the constant thought of “what if” gnawing at the back of his mind, he persistently and steadily builds a thick wall around himself. Their solitary lives are all they have—until fate brings them together. Nia and Reeves’ new friendship helps make life, shadowed by the ghosts of their past, more bearable. But as their relationship deepens and new, suppressed feelings emerge between them, are they willing to retrace their steps back to where wounded hearts can be broken once more?   
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Top 5: Quotes from Retrace
1. “He dismantles me, slowly and painstakingly. Layer after layer, he peels off my barriers and clothes until I’m naked—physically and emotionally, naked. I am completely bared before him, body and soul. It's a blanket he covers me with, but I know it's his heart that wraps me to truly feel as warm and protected as I finally do.” 

2. “ I’m the neighbor from upstairs, can I borrow some sex?”

3. “I think I’ve just fallen deeper in friendship with you.” “You’ve been in friendship with me?” “Hopelessly…” 

4. “Her eyes are indeed strikingly beautiful, but they seem to be in some perpetual mourning, even when she smiles. Ironically so, just like mine.”

5. “He made me look at the world with brighter colors. I feel whole again, as much as one can truly feel whole when a piece of your heart was taken away for good.”  

5 out of 5 stars

This book had me addicted since the very beginning with the crazy encounter between Nia and Reeves. I was literally hooked on it and I couldn't stop reading even though I had a lot of assignments for my classes (so not good). I am so glad I am part of this spotlight event and so happy that I got an ARC of this amazing book. It started off right away and I love the we get inside Nia and Reeves head. I wouldn't have it any other way because we get to see both of their denial toward any kind of relationship. They were both hurt in their life so they really don't want to develop a relationship and it is so fun to watch there relationship play out throughout the book. I mean they deny their status but I could so see that they really cared about each other. 
Reeves melted my heart in certain scenes that I will not share so your heart will be equally melted once you read this book (it is a must). It was nice to see in his head and you could so totally see his kindness but his roughness as well. I am glad that he is really captivated by Nia and he ignores other women. I like how Nia loves dance and how it is such a big part of her life. I could really see that in the book because she loses herself in dance and that is one of the things I love about her. I found it funny how they would fall deeper in "friendship" with one another but neither would declare that it was so much more. They did have an amazing friendship though because they really talked to each other about their lives and different things and I liked that about their relationship. This book was written different from other books I have read in regards to romance and that is what I loved about it. It showed little things about their relationship that I loved to get a glimpse at and I would really recommend this book. Sigal Ehrlich you did an incredible job with this book. I will for sure read any and all books of yours in the near future.
“So, for the sake of proper conduct, Miss Mitchell,” I send out my hand for a shake, “you know my name…” She observes my offered palm for a short moment, and fills it with her soft one. Bare, groomed fingernails, just the way I like. In unison our stares drop to where our palms link. Something’s happening there, something that produces energy with unworldly speed. “Miss Mitchell,” she says, prompting our stares to re-meet. Her expression a transparent tease. I nod, amusement playing on my face. “Well, we’ve crossed nudity off the list, so I guess it’s safe to say we should be okay on a first name basis…” She mirrors my glee. “It’s Nia.” Nia. I repeat her name in my head. Everything about her is just what I like, neat and natural, and absolutely gorgeous. All the good reasons for me to get the hell out of here. “It was a pleasure,” I say and send her a wicked grin. She sighs with a smile, in a “what’s done is done, I can’t take it back,” kind of shy way.”  

About the Author
By teen age, Sigal already lived in three different continents where she was lucky enough to experience and visit varied places, meet unique people, which only helped fuel her overly developed imagination. Currently, Sigal calls Estonia home where she lives with her husband and three kids. Not exactly sure where they will end up next…  
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1 comment :

  1. Great review, this sound like a superb book I can't wait to read. Thanks for sharing


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