Mar 19, 2013

Blog Tour Review: Strength by Carrie Butler

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Title: Strength
Series: Mark of Nexus – Book 1
Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing   
Category: New Adult (NA)
Genre: Paranormal Romance (PNR)
Release Date: March 07, 2013

Available at: Amazon | Barnes and Noble


When college student Rena Collins finds herself nose-to-chest with the campus outcast, her rumor-laced notions are shattered. Handsome, considerate, and seemingly sane, Wallace Blake doesn’t look like he spends his nights alone, screaming and banging on the walls of his dorm room. Hell, he doesn’t look like he spends his nights alone, period.
Too curious for her own good, Rena vows to uncover the truth behind Wallace’s madman reputation—and how two seconds of contact had left her with bruises. Of course, there are a few minor setbacks along the way: guilt, admiration, feelings of the warm and fuzzy variety…
Not to mention the unwanted attention of Wallace's powerful, supernaturally-gifted family.
They’re a bloodline divided by opposing ideals, two soon-to-be warring factions that live in secret among us. When Rena ends up caught in their crossfire, Wallace has no choice but to save her by using his powers. Now they’re really in trouble. With war on the horizon and Rena’s life in the balance, he needs to put some distance between them. But Rena won’t let go. If fighting is what it takes to prove her own strength and keep Wallace in her life, then that’s what she’ll do—even if it means risking a whole lot more than her heart.

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About the Author:

 Carrie daydreamed her way through college—until they thrust a marketing degree into her hands, slapped a summa cum laude seal on the corner, and booted her out into a less-than-stellar job market. Instead of panicking at the prospect of unemployment, she used her Midwestern logic to steer into the skid and point her life in the direction she really wanted to go: writing out those daydreams.

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(Insert a big girly "teeheehee here)
Can you remember the last book that made you all giddy, and put a wide grin on your face for days? Then you know how Strength made me feel!
I've first seen Strength mentioned in someone's WoW post and I knew I had to read it ASAP. Luck would have it that Giselle was just planning a blog tour for Strength and I was able to jump in.

The highlight of Strength are definitely its character. They are colorful, witty, each with their unique voice and well-developed personality. I love it when a book makes me laugh out loud so much.
Wallace and Rena have such an amazing chemistry. There aren't many hot scenes and it never goes very far, but every one of these scenes is sizzling. (Now you get the teeheehee part).
Strength also has a great pace. I finished the book in a couple hours and was shocked when there were no more pages to turn.
One little complaint is that I felt the ending to be a bit rushed and confusing. I'm a bit lost on the family dynamics and revenges. I guess there will be more of it in the next book.

I can honestly tell you that Strength is now one of my favorites within the PNR genre. I cannot recommend it enough and I'm looking forward to book 2. 
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