Monday, February 24, 2014

Book #Review: The Stranger I Married

Book Title: The Stranger I Married
Author: Sylvia Day |WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher: Kensington Romance
Genre: Erotic /Historical Romance
Series/Standalone: Standalone
Format: Trade Paperback
Cost: $3.97
Pages: 300
How I got it: Purchased
Purchase: Amazon | Books A Million | Publisher
Publication Date: 2007
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EVERY MARRIAGE HAS ITS SURPRISES... Gray was beautiful before, four years ago when he asked Isabel to wed him in a marriage of convenience. Now there are no words to describe him. He is no longer a boyish rogue, not by any stretch of the imagination, but a tormented man, driven by secrets, silent about what he’s done since he disappeared. Isabel knew how to handle the reckless youth he’d been, but this new husband of hers... this darkly passionate man is not tamable. Does she dare explore the places inside herself that Gray demands to possess? Does she trust him enough to bare herself completely to a lover who is an irresistible stranger?
Sweet blessed heavens this woman can write!! I have made it my mission to read everything she's written, I just WOW.  So I got this at Books A Million last fall when it was on sale for $3.97 What a bargain!! That I thought I would share with you and I linked it with the BAM bargain bin above. Lets start with amazingly simply and beautiful cover which I love looking at beside all her other books because they match so well.

Now let's get to the story, I read this book all 300 pages in one sitting. I sat down to read and didn't look up until I was done. I was engrossed and loved every minute of reading Sylvia's writing.  The relationship between Gray and Isabel was smoking hot and hella fun to read.  I loved how strong, witty, heart bruised and yet brave Isabel was, how broken and in need Gray was ( I mean with a mother like that who wouldn't be??), and how blind they both were to believe they could live like this and be okay.

I loved how much of a challenge they both were, Gray had no idea what kind of woman he was married to and Isabel ( Pel) was stunned to discover that her real husband was far better than the spoiled young man she once knew. Look I can't even to explain the feels while reading this book, I can't even fan girl properly. I loved the hell out of this book and have gone on to purchase all of Sylvia's books.  I did that because the few books I own and have read from her have been good but this was amazing and engaging and went quickly and just OMG I loved it.  I laughed, my heart broke a little and I was thoroughly turned on by the loving between these two.

Gray of course has his faults and so does Isabel neither are perfect characters they are flawed with their insecurities and issues and they still made you love them.  I enjoyed the Rhys & Abby story as well, the little side stories made this one even more entertaining which is what was done in Seven Years to Sin and I loved it then & I love it now.

I highly recommend this book, it was five steamy stars, for a great plot and smoking hot love scenes and five overall stars as well.
Happy Reading

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