Live Me by Celeste Grande
Release Date: October 27th 2015 by Createspace
Series: Pieces of Broken #1
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
How can you begin to live again when you’ve already been forced to… die?
Evangelina Ricci is trapped in a world that’s a never-ending nightmare, a constant ache in which consumes her every breath. Unable to bear the torture any longer, she does the one thing she can to take back control.
With her best friend Jace in tow, Evangelina attempts to escape her darkened past by leaving for college and diving head first into an aggressive schedule, determined with everything she is to make a name for herself. There’s only one problem—she can’t run away from the demons she struggles with. The demons that’ll forever be there, locked inside, battering her soul. Hiding behind a flawless façade, Evangelina faces her ghosts until her world is turned upside down, invaded by… him.
Blake Turner. Sweet, witty, flirtatious and drop-dead gorgeous, he finds Evangelina at every turn. Scared he’ll uncover the truth she keeps so well guarded, Evangelina tries her best to put on her act, deterring him like she has so many times before—only this guy’s different. He’s relentless. Utterly, absolutely and completely relentless. He sees her and he wants her and won’t stop until she’s his.
Will Evangelina succeed in pushing Blake away? Or will he break down her walls and be the person to make her realize life is worth living?
Live Me is a story that will definitely leave you wanting for more...
At the beginning of the story we get to meet Evangaline, a college student who has pulled away from her family to go to college. For reasons that we don't get until much later in the story, Evangaline has done anything in her power to escape the nightmare that went through when she was little. Now she has gone off to college where she has friends who have protected her until one day she comes across a guy that makes her feel safe and protected. With fear that she might destroy his life as well, she does everything in her power to stay away from him, but Blake is persistent and he is willing to fight for the girl he can't seem to forget.
There is a roller coaster of emotions that one goes through while reading this book. Mostly we get flashbacks of what Evangaline went through that will leave you wondering what really happened to her. Blake comes at her rescue when she needed someone the most and after that he is everywhere. He can't seem to stay away from her, which I think it cute and swoon worthy. He is kind and protective which is what Evangaline needs in her life. As the two get to know each other, the more they start to realize that they are attracted to each other. Now the real question is of whether Evangaline is going to give their relationship a try or not. I really enjoyed reading the story it really tugs at every emotion as you read their story. Though the writing is alright, I still liked the overall plot and characters. Overall I would still recommend reading this book, it's definitely worth reading. :)
***ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.***
Celeste Grande grew up loving words. From an early age, it was easy for her to open her heart through pen and paper and come away with something poetic. She never thought anything more than releasing her emotions would come of it though. A workaholic that can’t keep still, in her ‘real’ life, she’s a Certified Public Accountant who dreams of writing sexy books all day long. When she isn’t working, she’s reading, writing, mommying and being a wifey to the love of her life. She lives in New York, still putting pen to paper and anxiously awaiting the debut of her first novel, Live Me, a new adult romance, in October of 2015.
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