Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Book Review - Overwhelmed by You by Nashoda Rose

My Thoughts

I have to admit that I was mad at Ream at the end of Torn from You when he brought the chick to the party. I really didn't know what to expect from him in this book. I was totally #teamKat all the way going in. Then Ream goes and says something like this...

"Second chances are for when you're done with the first. 
I wasn't done. I'll never be done. 
I don't need second chances, beautiful. 
Not with you. You're my first chance.”

And then I am all about #teamReamandKat and wanting this broken couple to kiss (and oh boy can they steam up more than just a kiss) and make up. Don't get me wrong they have some serious baggage to unpack. We're talking several sets of super sized luggage, but together they make sense. 
Ream said it best...

“You make everything ugly inside me beautiful, Kat.”

I am so not going to give any of the good stuff away, but will say that both Ream and Kat are holding back secrets. 
I just wanted to shake the stupid out of Kat for keeping hers. 
Ream's on the other hand...made me feel sad for him and sick to my stomach for him and mad at the people who should've protected him and about bazillion other emotions. 
About as many as I felt about him throughout the book. There is a moment (you will know which one I am talking when you read it) when Ream is completely devoid of emotion and it literally made me cry for him thinking that it had finally shattered him.

I love reading Nashoda's books for so many reasons. First off she can tell one hell of a story. I am guaranteed to be thinking about her books long after I have finished reading the last page and can have conversation after conversation about them with others who have read them. Secondly I am sure to run the spectrum of emotions from the first to the last page. From lust to laughter and everything in between, Nashoda makes me feel with her words. That's a damn fine gift.

I give Overwhelmed by You 5 hearts!

About the Book

Love is ugly and secrets will destroy you.


I don’t beg.

I don’t cry.

And I don’t give second chances.

Ream, the lead guitarist of the rock band Tear Asunder, deserves a gold medal for best dick move ever when he ran the moment he discovered my secret after two days of hot sex. Then he brings some chick to my coming home party from the hospital—after being shot.
I hate him.

Until …

Ream’s six foot two frame unfolds out of the car after being gone on tour for eight months. I stared. And in my defense, any girl would stare. It would almost be rude not to because Ream was the type of guy who stood out. Not because he was loud and obnoxious. No, it was because he was the complete opposite. Subtle and dangerously quiet. If he spoke, you’d better hope he liked you because otherwise you’d be falling at his feet begging for mercy. Except me … I don’t beg—ever.

But when our eyes locked, it was Ream’s steady confidence that had my nerves shooting off like jet sprinklers.


Ream told me he didn't need a second chance because he was still working on his first.


Sex is ugly. It’s using someone for your own narcissistic pleasure. I did it, but hated it—until her. She was unexpected. Then I had to wreck our beginning with my screwed up past. I don’t deserve her, but I’m selfish and I’m taking her anyway. This is who I am and it’s too late to change me.

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About the Author

Nashoda Rose lives in Toronto with her assortment of pets. She writes contemporary romance with a splash of darkness, or maybe it’s a tidal wave. Her novel “Torn from You” is the first in the Tear Asunder series. When she isn’t writing, she can be found sitting in a field reading with her dog at her side while her horses graze nearby. She loves interacting with her readers on Facebook and chatting about her addiction—books.

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