TITLE – Trust SERIES – Chasing Shadows
AUTHOR – Mia Fox
GENRE – Paranormal romance/contemporary romance
PUBLICATION DATE – July 20, 2014
PUBLISHER – Evatopia Press
PHOTOGRAPHY - Cathleen Tarawhiti
MODEL - Melanie Bevan
DIGITAL ART - Consuelo Parra
TYPOGRAPHY - Eden Crane
BOOK BLURB / SYNOPSIS
Ella’s struggle... After losing Nate, trusting her heart to love again seems impossible for Ella. In spite of her family’s desire that she move on with her life, it’s the last thing she wants...especially since she has a connection to Nate’s ghost.
Ethan’s resolve... Ethan knows about grief. Not only does he counsel people suffering from loss, he’s also lost a loved one. When he meets Ella, he makes it his mission to heal her broken heart. With time the boundary between patient and doctor blurs as Ethan finds himself falling in love. Yet he must suppress his feelings for fear of crossing a line that is based on trust.
Nate’s determination... Being without Ella while in Afghanistan was hard. Having to say goodbye again is even worse. Although now a ghost, Nate can still make Ella happy when he visits. Their time together is precious, yet fleeting. Although being with Ella again is life’s sweetest gifts, Nate is desperate to heal her troubled mind and broken heart.
An unbreakable bond... When Ella becomes increasingly reckless and sets off on a dangerous journey into the rugged wilderness, it’s up to both Nate and Ethan to find her. One man represents her past and one her future. One will use his marine training and the other his knowledge of psychology to keep Ella safe and help her...Trust.
BUY & TBR LINKS
This is a book where I really felt for the heroine. She's struggling with the death of her boyfriend Nate, who died in a car accident. She believes there is no other man for her, and she will never feel happiness again.
When Ethan comes in, she doesn't expect the feelings of attration for him. Neither does she welcome them. He's there to help her through her grief, but what he doesn't know is that she doesn't want to get over it. Nate's ghost comes to her, and she doesn't want to lose him again a second time.
Ella, being reckless and wanting to feel closer to Nate decides to go on a hike. She's an experiences hiker, but because she was upset at the time that she went... she doesnt think about what is going to happen during the hike. Little does she know how much her lack of thinking puts her in danger.
What I loved about this book, is you get both Nate's and Ethan's perspective. Nate is determined to help her through her grief, knowing there is another loves her, he realizes that he must let her go for her to be truly happy. Ethan, feeling horribly for crossing a line he shouldn't have crossed, is at odds with his feelings for her.
This was a quick read, which was a little disappointing to me. I wished it had been longer, but other then that, I loved the book!!
I loved Ella, and understood her confliction. She wanted to Nate to stay by her side, but her feelings for Ethan keep intruding into her thoughts. She has guilt about her feelings for Ethan, and deciding who she wants is a constant struggle for her.
I loved Nate with all my heart and the tragedy of losing him became somehow manageable when his ghost visited me. I never would have believed, if it hadn’t happened so many times. But it’s real. It’s possible for me to still be with Nate -- even if nobody else believes me.Lily things I’m nuts, which is why she was so in favor of my being counseled by Ethan. If my work hadn’t insisted, I would never have agreed to it. And if I had known that being near Ethan would lead to even more heart ache, well...At least he doesn’t make me feel as if I’m going crazy for saying that I can see Nate. He’s been through something this side of horrible as well. Maybe that’s why he’s the only one who doesn’t look at me with pity. Yeah, I could fall for him.But in doing so, I would lose Nate. I just know it. I lose a bit of him every day and it just tears me apart to betray his memory, even when he tells me to go on with my life. The only way to figure out this mess of my life is to spend time away from both of them. So that’s just what I’m going to do. Looking out into the distance, I can see the high peaks of these mountains that encompass the National Parks Recreation Area. They extend for miles from inland valleys, up and over the passes, to the ocean shore. One could spend hours and days, weeks and months, and never have the chance to explore every inch of them. It was a perfect escape.
Mia Fox is a Los Angeles-based novelist who writes across varied genres including Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance, Steampunk, and Chick Lit. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from U.S.C.
Before writing full time, she worked as an entertainment publicist, a career she chronicles in her novel, “Alert the Media.” However, she is happy to leave that world behind her, preferring that any drama in her life is only that which she creates for her characters. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, three children, Casey, the Wonder Westie, and Bean, his brother.
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One “Believe” necklace (“Believe” is book one of the Chasing Shadows series) One “Trust” paperback