Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Release Day Launch & Review: Scarlett Red (In the Shadows, #2) by P.T. Michelle (GIVEAWAY)

Title: Scarlett Red
Series: In the Shadows #2
Author: P.T. Michelle
 Release Date: September 23, 2014

Mister Black swept in and out of my life like a tornado, leaving me twisted up and forever changed in his wake.

And now that my life is finally back on track, I need to move on, despite the many reminders of our time together.

But our pasts are only as far away as the shadows we hide behind, and sometimes those shadows grow darker, converging on the present in the most insidious way.

He is Black: a stealthy hunter and rainbow master.

I am Red: a truth seeker and desire keeper.

Together we are obsession. Passionate colors destined to be drawn together.

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My Review

My god! Scarlett Red was even better than the first book. I didn’t think it would be possible, but it happened. And, I must admit, I am in love with this series and the characters. P.T. Michelle has really created a H-O-T-T-T new series I just can’t get enough of.

I must say this one also took me a bit by surprise. I wasn’t expecting that twist, and I believe Michelle did a great job building up to that.  Though I did figure a few things out in the story, there was one factor that really was intense. I honestly didn’t see it coming. The conflict of the story really pushed the plot along quite nicely. However, it was definitely the emotional aspect between Sebastian and Talia that was the true driving force – another aspect I just can’t get enough of. The buildup between Sebastian and Talia is intense, sparked with chemistry, and downright sexy. They each held a great amount of emotional depth that left me wanting more of them.

The sexy meter was just through the roof on this one! I can’t say too much about what Talia and Sebastian go through without spoiling the book, but let’s just say it was intense and very sexy!  I also really enjoyed how events from the first book came back into the second book. Making it come full circle, yet still leaving the book wide open for more emotional events to take place. Michelle did good drawing all that together.

Now, I must talk about the characters. Talia is such a wonderful character. I love her driving force, her attitude to get things done and not sit back and watch things unfold. She’s had a bit of a rough time since the first book ended –Sebastian is always haunting her mind- but she doesn’t let that bring her down. She did slowly unravel in this book, but she definitely grew too. She’s a strong character and I enjoyed that so much.

Then there is Sebastian, very alpha male, very dominant and so sexy. I love that about him. I think Michelle did create a perfect dominant male persona, Sebastian. It’s been quite a while since those moments with Talia happened, and though time has passed, he cannot get her off his mind. I loved watching them get tangled up together, how they meet up again, and how their passion just kept getting hotter and hotter. Sebastian isn’t only sexy; he really is an amazing guy. Though he does have past scars, he has a very passionate and sweet side to him as well.

That emotional turmoil and intense connection drives the story so well. The buildup, the rise and fall of the conflict, and the emotional depth of the story was just right. It pulled me in and left me wanting more of the story and the characters. The development was right on the spot and the pacing was just to my liking.

MISTER BLACK was bursting with intense sexiness, but SCARLETT RED was combusting hot!

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** This is a NEW ADULT contemporary mystery/thriller romance meant for readers 18+ **

We all have someone who crossed our path and fundamentally changed us. That one person who blew through our lives, their presence forever stamped on our psyche. They linger in our thoughts, in our hearts, and in the decisions we make. A soul crusher or a dream maker, depending on the perspective.

My person is MISTER BLACK. 
I didn’t know him by that name when I first met him. 
I didn’t know him at all, but the impression he left behind was just as powerful as the name I call him today.

He is Black: a deadly enforcer and masterful seducer.
I am Red: a justice bleeder and willing participant.
Together we are passion. Colors colliding through each other’s lives. 

When our secrets converge in a passionate encounter, 
stepping out of the shadows just might be worth the risk.

My Review of Mister Black!


About the Author: 
P.T. Michelle is the NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY and International Best Selling author of the New Adult/Contemporary romance serial IN THE SHADOWS, the YA/New Adult crossover series BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS, and the romance series: BAD IN BOOTS, KENDRIAN VAMPIRES and SCIONS (listed under Patrice Michelle). She keeps a spiral notepad with her at all times, even on her nightstand. When P.T. isn't writing, she can usually be found reading or taking pictures of landscapes, sunsets and anything beautiful or odd in nature.
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  1. The level of sexiness being through the roof sounds awesome

  2. I really need to start this series. This author is awesome and these books just sound delicious. Nom Nom nom. Great review!

  3. Great review! I always love when the second book is even better and when it can take you by surprise. I definitely need to check out this series soon!

  4. Fantastic review Megan. I actually saw this going in a different direction after the first book, not realising the big time gap and new setting. I really enjoyed it and I agree, it was sooooo sexy and i loved getting a deeper insight into the characters.

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  5. What a sexy cover. And your review was great too! And it's amazing that the second book was so much better than the first. I love series like that!


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