Friday, October 3, 2014

Book Tour: Review & Giveaway - Control (Shamed #1) by Laura Marie Altom



Shamed # 1

By: Laura Marie Altom

Releasing September 16th, 2014




Laura Marie Altom’s heart-stirring new romance will have you believing in the power of love—and passion—to heal even the most wounded souls. 

Never again. Fleeing her hometown to escape an abusive marriage, Ella Patton swears she has surrendered to a man for the last time. But while living under a new name, she meets a kind, handsome stranger who seems different—and will be moving on soon, making Ella reckless enough to break her rules. With a kiss, the stranger opens the door to desires Ella believed she would never know. Then he makes an unexpected proposal. 

A dot-com billionaire from humble beginnings, Liam Stone is a man whose past has made him compassionate yet guarded—much like the beautiful, secretive woman he stumbles upon in a remote Southern town. Though he intends only a dalliance, when the time comes to return home to San Francisco, Liam cannot bear the thought of leaving her behind. But when he tries to entice her to join him, he finds the tables turning dizzingly fast. Suddenly a little seduction becomes a huge battle for one thing: control.

My Review:

 I found myself totally absorbed in this very interesting romantic tale.  I am also writing a very short review for this wonderful romance as I don't want to give away any spoilers.  Ella has been running from her abusive husband and feels dead inside but when she notices Liam, she has a spark of life.  She is scared, insecure and unsure of herself and Liam as well as what to do about these feelings she now has.  Liam is just as insecure as Ella, he is in unfamiliar territory and does not know what to do or how to act.  I loved the building of the relationship between these two damaged characters.  Ella has a choice to make, stay hidden in a dead end job or follow Liam to his California home and see where this budding relationship goes.  This is a very emotional story that will bring tears to readers eyes and I am eagerly awaiting for the next book.  Warning:  this is the first part of the story so readers will be left with a cliffhanger but the next book is scheduled to be release by the end of the year so not a very long wait!  ~Booklover Sue


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Author Info:
Laura Marie Altom is the author of more than forty books in three different genres. Now that her kids are in college, Laura spends her days writing and chasing after a menagerie of pets: a mini long-haired dachshund named Cocoa, a Yorkie named Daisy, a mutt named Sweet Pea, and Domino—a black-and-white stealth cat she rarely sees. She’s happily married to her college sweetheart (go Hogs!), and when night falls, Laura steals a few romantic moments for herself with her own hunky cover stud. 

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  1. Thank you, Sue, for your kind review! :-)

    1. You are so welcome....I am so looking forward to the next book!