Cole by J. B. Hartnett
Elizabeth - 5 Crowns
I loved this series –
Just finished my ARC! OMG! J.B.Hartnett knocked it out of the park...AGAIN!!!!! Freaking fantastic! Cole and Anika! Just amazing Luv story....
Seriously can not wait for all of you to read the continuation of their story!
This book... this story... it is just an epic, completely freaking epic continuation of an already beyond epic story....
Anika... Cole... two of the deepest, most troubled and the absolute best hopeful souls that have ever existed!
There is everything in this story.. Love, sex..(hot sex), epic love... torture, humbling, fear.. and i mean curls your insides into knots type of fear... there is violence that seriously, still leaves my a little breathless... the cruelty of it... but the most amazing thing.. is their growth, as individuals, as a couple, as a complete and utter beautiful future!!
I refuse to give any spoilers.. but seriously, my most favorite part, of any book I have read thus far... is near the end of this book... and it involves a phone call from Anika to Cole... and it is just the most beautiful, happy tear jerking laughable, full of love moment i have ever experienced... when you get there you will understand!! i sooooooo want to scream it at you all to share it with you but it is soooo beyond this universe wonderful... just think of me when you read it!!
My wonderful J. B. Hartnett... Thank you for this amazing, deep and original story!
Joanne - Crowns
Kelly - 4.5 Crowns
”I was nothing before you, not even half a man, you made me whole again, Anika. I will spend the rest of my life making sure I never make you regret it.” - Cole Carlyle
Wow - what a stunning book! Cole is the definition of a perfect 'too good to be true' book hero, his intensity and newfound alpha male status will dazzle you beyond compare. Intense and possessive in nature=sexy as hell! From his unwavering loyalty, strength, his passion and the unprecedented love he holds for Anika, resonates powerfully throughout every page, every scene, every word he speaks is laden with absolute honesty and heartfelt truths – he quite simply, stole my breath away!
Anika…the woman with a sorely broken and dark past; subjected to physical and sexual abuse at the hands of her own Mother and her ex-partner is desperately trying to lay her demons to rest. Painting her pain onto canvas is her outlet, the ‘tree of life’ tattoo that marks her back, a reminder of her continued fight for freedom.
Inky (The Leaves, #1) gave us one hell of a cliff-hanger ending, so it's no surprise that this sequel hits the ground running from the get-go as Inky suffers yet again at the hand of the man that stole her innocence. With the help of his estranged Father, Richard Carlyle, Cole will stop at nothing to get his girl back. Even if it comes at huge personal cost - anything to have Anika home safe.
With Cole's love and unwavering support, and the love of her best friend, can Anika ‘Inky’ finally be able to shed the rest of those symbolic dead leaves as she waves goodbye to her past and plants her feet firmly into new roots of the future?
...Well, I can’t tell you that, but what I can tell you is this sequel focuses strongly on new beginnings; the power of friendship; the importance of family; of spoken truths and sincere honesty. Fear of the past still plays an important role but so does survival and hope.
And… one character may just surprise you. I have a little ‘character’ crush on an older man, actually... :)
Cole is a deeply moving, emotionally charged page-turner of a sequel that will leave you more than just a little hot under the collar. – Kelly, Perusing Princesses blog.