Title: Only Love (The Atonement Series)
Author: Elle Chardou
Release date: March 2013
Publisher: Midnight Engel Press, LLC
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Only Love: Book Description:
Deidre Bardot flees Seattle after finding out a secret that potentially destroys the relationship between her and Colin van der Meer.
She settles in La Jolla and as soon as she arrives, tragedy strikes and it is her neighbor, sexy chef and restaurant owner Drake O'Connell.
Although Deirdre still has very deep feelings for Colin, can she get over the past -- and her growing attraction to Drake -- to be with him? Can love alone hold a relationship together?
The second novel in The Atonement Series.
Can be read as a stand –alone.
5 of 5 Only Love
Okay where to start with this review...... I have no idea! Lord can I just say that I really love a book that takes you on a description roller coaster. I love a book that tells where it's going and how it is getting there. You want love, action, drama, suspense, secrets, lies, and most importantly swoon worthy guys well this is the book for you! If you have not read the first book Atonement you need to. This is such a great follow up to it that it really did amaze me. I just have to say if you are not a fan of surprise endings then you might not like the ending. Sorry I had to say that because a lot of people might not like the ending I did because it makes me need to read the next book and I need it like I need air to breathe!
Deidre has fled Seattle after finding out a big secret that involved her beloved Colin. Lord after the shit hit the fan and the dust settled she decided she had no other choice but to run. What is running from.... her heart or the one person that could destroy everything for her? It doesn't matter because she ran and she decided she would go to La Jolla and start a new life free of Colin. Is she broken hearted yes. Can she survive on her own, who knows but she is willing to try it.
While in La Jolla Deidre meets Drake O'Connell who is a sexy as hell chef and owns his own restaurant. They start building a friendship when something happens to Drake and Deidre has to decide whether she is willing to let the past be the past and move on with Drake or will she let Colin rule her heart? Deidre has some serious decisions and choices to make and yes they will be hard because love knows no boundaries but in the end can she move on or will she stay stuck with a broken heart?
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Title: Atonement (Atonement Series, #1)
Released: November 2012
Atonement Book Description:
The first installment of The Atonement Series.
Deirdre Bardot is a PhD student at Harvard and on her way home for Thanksgiving when she finds out her father has been murdered in a vicious hit and run by a drunk driver.
Forced to piece her life together after such a traumatic event, Deirdre moves back to Seattle to be closer to her younger sister, Caitlyn, and their mother.
When her psychiatrist, Dr. van der Meer, suggests she needs to get away from it all and take a vacation, her best friend decides to introduce her to a friend of his who has more or less the same idea. Colin is perfect: he's good looking, self-deprecating and sexy as hell but he also happens to be the Dr. van der Meer's son.
Deirdre finds herself falling hard for a guy she barely knows and one who is equally into her as she is into him. They decide a trip to Western Europe together is the perfect way to get to know one another a whole lot better.
Then an unspeakable and random act of violence occurs one night and Colin realizes he is forced to reveal a secret to Deirdre he has been hiding...a secret that is breaking him, and in doing so to free his conscience, he just might destroy the relationship he has created with Deirdre and lose her forever.
Publisher's Note: Due to mature adult themes, sexually explicit scenes and adult language, this novel is not suitable for minors under the age of 18.
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About the Author:
Elle Chardou is a world traveler and author of several different series.
Ms. Chardou is the author of The Ties That Bind Trilogy, The Atonement Series, The Hart Family Saga, The Vamp Saga, The Supernaturals, Beginnings: Book I (The Plague) series.
She is currently working on Only Time (The Atonement Series), Submit, A Novel and Immortal Dawn: Book Four in The Vamp Saga.
Ms. Chardou has lived abroad in Stockholm (Sweden), Manchester (England), Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland. She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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