Thursday, November 14, 2013

***BLAST STOP*** Mia Michele's Rose of Thorne

2 Chicks and a Blog - Ashley's 5 STAR Review
Okay .. this is NOT a traditional Ashley review.  I won this book in a contest on the Feisty Girl Book Blog page. Meli and Joni - Feisty Girl - have always been a go-to of mine for book recommendations. These girls have never led me wrong. They've been bragging to me for WEEKS about reading this book and as soon as I saw the contest, I entered.


Just because I know how all my girls are - THERE IS A CLIFFY - but it's so worth it!

At the young age of 16, Skylar loses her parents in a tragic car accident that leaves her a shell of a girl. She has to pick up the pieces of her tragic life to care for her younger sister. Struggle after struggle, Skylar finally finds herself on the brink of graduating college and giving her sister a better life.

ENTER Sebastian effin Thorne. Sweet baby Jesus in a manger. This man is ridiculous. SIGN ME UP FOR ONE OF HIM PLEASE! Sebastian is a young and successful CEO of his late father's company where Skylar gets an internship to fulfill graduation requirements.

A split personality Sebastian (sometimes he's really amazingly sexy and cool and other's he's like an uber jerk) runs Skylar into the arms of YET ANOTHER rich CEO, Lucas Drake, here's where the angst gets pretty heavy.

Virginal Skylar can't give herself to her new beau, Lucas, because she's totally smitten with her boss, Sexy Pants Sebastian (yea, that's his new name).

Mishap after mishap, lands Skylar and Sebastian back together. Life progresses and all seems well and good.

Oh you thought it was going to be a HEA? You thought things would be cupcakes and rainbows? NO. NOPE. NOT EVEN CLOSE. WHY? Why you ask? I'll tell you why?

Mia effin Michele is a ruthless, rip the rug right out from under your unicorn and birthday cake fantasy. She gives you a nip twist from hades, pokes you in the eyes Three Stooges style, punches you in the lady parts and dances on your grave. EVIL.

Let me just say, I've been in quite the book funk lately. I haven't been able to read much of anything. I was FORCED to read this book tonight and I read it all in one sitting. The kids didn't eat dinner (or maybe they had cereal), the laundry didn't get done (I need a maid), my house is trashed (see maid statement) and I've smoked a million cigarettes.

Mia, you're responsible for all of the above. When the husband wants to know why "all of the above" I'm throwing you under the bus.

I totally give this book 5 out of 5, dip Sebastian in chocolate and feed him to me Greek style, stars. FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART, I LOVE YOUR FACE MIA!

When a drunk driver tragically orphans Skylar Rose at the young age of sixteen, she leaves her dreams behind and takes on the daunting task of helping her elderly grandmother raise her young sister. While other girls her age were living a typical carefree life, she was picking up double shifts at a local cafĂ© and struggling to pay the bills. 

Always putting her sister’s needs and school first, Skylar has never had time to date or develop intimate relationships. Now a senior in college, she has her sights set on an amazing internship opportunity. The last thing she needed was for a sexy distraction like Sebastian Thorne to walk into her life. 
Sebastian Thorne had been an entitled and reckless nineteen year old when he got behind the wheel of his new sports car that night. When his night of indulgence goes tragically wrong, Sebastian hesitantly turns to the one person, he knows can make everything go away… The one person he hates… his father.

Now twenty-six, Sebastian is the young enigmatic and powerful CEO of his late father’s design company, Thorne Enterprises. With both millions in the bank and a new woman on his arm almost every night, the world never knew the dark secret he carried inside. Still plagued with nightmares from the night of that horrific accident and having to leave the beautiful girl behind, Sebastian vows to find the one that haunts his dreams. 

Sometimes the choice of revisiting our past opens the door to a future that we never thought possible.

But what do you do when the person who gave you back your life, was the very one that took it from you in the first place?

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Mia Michelle

Mia fell in love with the literary world at a very young age and began putting her active imagination to pen and paper at the age of six. Over the years, she has filled up numerous shelves with her notebooks and journals of her favorite stories. Twelve years ago, Mia began drafting The Thorne Series and through encouragement of a close friend, decided to finally take the leap of faith to bring her dream to life.  She openly admits to having a hopeless infatuation with her Kindle and suffers from the one-click book addiction (No intervention required). 

Mia is currently a stay at home mom who has mastered the fine art of making a PB&J sandwich in between laundry and shuttling kids to ballet and school.   In her spare time (“What spare time?” She laughs), she enjoys photography, traveling, and having a girls night out with her pals.   She enjoys the simple things in life, such as sleeping more than 3 hours per night and 10 minute showers without being interrupted by children yelling “mommy” from the other side of the bathroom door. 
Mia Michelle resides in Tennessee with her soul mate and husband of 18 years and their 2 beautiful young children. She is currently drafting her new Chase series.    

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