Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Book Review: Arrest by June Gray

Life begins at happily ever after…


With a tag line like that you know this HEA girl was all over this sequel. I had just finished the first book in this series, Disarm, when I found out there would be a sequel, so I didn't have to wait as long as others did!

Arrest by June Gray

Synopsis: For Elsie and Henry, getting married and buying a house is only the beginning of their passionate new adventure. Elsie is flourishing in her job while Henry embarks on a new career as a police officer. Everything, it seems, has finally fallen into place.

Just when it’s all smooth sailing, they face life-altering changes that make Elsie question her ability to adapt. With Henry’s job putting him in constant danger, she watches helplessly while he slips back into his old habits. Elsie must find a way—through any means necessary—to prevent the past from repeating.

With the sand constantly shifting underfoot, Elsie and Henry have to figure out how to strengthen their bond—before they end up losing what matters most…

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Review

I love a good sequel, especially one where the couple is already married. I mean when's the last time you saw a couple get married in one book and divorced in the next?

I've always been a fan of what happens after the wedding and that's exactly what June has given us in her continuation of Henry and Elsie's story. For most couples, the first year isn't all roses, throw in a new career, with a move and some personal struggles of course the couple is going struggle! I really enjoyed the realness that I felt with these characters.

So, we have Elsie and Henry that have already weathered a painful past. They've made it through deployment, a heart break in their younger years and are finally getting the chance at their happily ever after, right? All is not easy for a uniformed man and his beloved unfortunately.

I think one of my favorite things about this series is that Henry isn't this rich alpha male that can sweep Elsie off to some exotic island or hire a body guard to keep her safe. He's a military guy and then a street cop that really doesn't make much so he's left trying to make it like a regular Joe except he's had some tough times to overcome in both careers.

The conflicts in this book were just the right amount, both in length and in depth if that makes sense. I didn't feel like it got dragged out too long. In fact, I was all of a sudden at 71% and realized I still couldn't see what people were complaining about! I was loving the emotional roller coaster that kept me on my toes, but hadn't completely gutted me. Even amidst all of the personal turmoil and outside static, June still gave the reader a lot of the steam we have come to love with Elsie and Henry.
I really enjoyed this sneak peek into their lives, and am excited about the next book in the series focusing on different characters, where we'll hopefully still get to see Elsie and Henry just a little bit more! The next book, Surrender is scheduled to be released in November.

If you haven't read the first book in this series, I'm giving it away after the synopsis for the first book in the series!

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Disarm by June Gray was a four star read for me, but after enjoying the sequel so much I'm second guessing my rating. Plus, I listened to it over the course of a couple months in between working out and the car so I got a very disjointed look at Disarm.

When the secrets of the past begin to surface, the truth can be disarming…

Synopsis: Twenty-six-year-old Elsie Sherman has had a crush on her brother’s best friend, Henry Logan, since she was twelve years old. Unfortunately, Henry—now an Air Force officer—has only ever treated her like a younger sister, stepping into her brother’s shoes after he was killed in action.

That is, until the night when one dance ignites a sensual fire between the two, leaving Elsie aroused and confused. Is she allowed to lust after her surrogate big brother, who also happens to be her roommate? As the passion between them crosses the line into a territory that teases with the forbidden, Elsie decides to give herself to the man she has always desired. But Elsie is not prepared for where the relationship will take her.

Henry has been harboring two secrets. One can bring them closer together. The other will tear them apart. Now, with each startling new revelation, Elsie realizes that only she can decide if the past can ever be forgiven—and if a future with Henry is worth fighting for.

Giveaway!!

I'm giving away MY personal MP3 Copy of the first book in this series, Disarm. When I went to read this book months ago, the digital copy was cheaper than both the eBook and the paperback and you know that's how I roll. Since I won't be getting this signed or listening to it again I thought I'd share it with one lucky reader. This is for my used, like new MP3 copy of Disarm by June Gray.

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I was provided with a copy of Arrest in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. That sounds like a great story. I love when it's just a regular couple and not the rich socialite couples. Makes it seem more real.

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