Our Book Review – Mistakes From My Past – Emily James

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** Provided on behalf of the author for an honest review **
** Review by Gayle from Bloggers From Down Under **

Her name is Amber.
She’s young and beautiful.
Living in England, Amber is happy.
She has her Mum, her Dad living in the States.
She has friends.
But more importantly she has Tommy, her boyfriend who happens to be Mr Popular.
Ambers life….Amazing.

But in a blink of an eye everything that Amber has ever known and loved is about to be torn from her.
Her mother….Gone.
Tommy….A monster.
The abuse, the pain, the sheer hurt is too much.
Amber needs to escape.
But how?
How can she leave him?
He’ll kill her if she doesn’t.
So Amber does the only thing she knows that will free her from her hell.
Take her own life.

But what starts as a bid to finally end it all actually ends up being a new beginning for Amber.
Moved from England to live with her father in the States, Amber has finally escaped Tommy.
She can finally heal.
She can finally breathe.
It’s time for Amber to find Amber again.

But she doesn’t expect him.
The next door neighbour.
All American guy who is sinfully delicious.
He’s strong, independent¬†and has Amber in his sights.

His name….Will

Welcome to Amber and Wills world.
A world of heartache and pain.
A world of trust and hope.
A world of secrets.
A world of love.
Add to that a monster lurking in the shadows, an ex boyfriend with only revenge in his mind, a dog and a beautiful little girl, you have one hell of a read.

Guys….I cannot express enough how much I loved and adored this debut novel by Emily James.
I was completely gripped from the very first chapter, I couldn’t put it down.
It was raw, gritty and at times highly confronting.
It was heart-breaking and at times dark.
But it was also heartwarming and breathtakingly beautiful.
And the twists……Mind blowing.
It had everything and so much more.
A highly emotional read that quite frankly left me speechless.
I cannot rate this novel high enough. I congratulate Emily on a brilliant debut novel.
A read not to be missed.

5 stars.

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