Review: Freedom by Beth Maria

October 7, 2014 | Posted by Genesis in Book Reviews | 0 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Freedom by Beth MariaFreedom
by Beth Maria
Series: Mended Heart #2
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication Date: October 6, 2014 Goodreads | Amazon
4.5 Stars

Synopsis:
Chloe Reed and Jake Peterson have been in love since they first set eyes on each other when they were just children. As the years went by, Jake tried to hide his feelings, whilst Chloe let hers be known. Eventually, it was all too much and Jake gave in, though their relationship was kept a secret. Until Chloe drops a bombshell that changes their lives…

Moving away to college, Chloe hopes for a new start, though the guilt eating away at her every single day doesn’t allow it, and she finds herself spiraling out of control and fast. It doesn’t help with Jake and his constant advances. Just when Chloe thought that her life couldn’t get any worse, tragedy strikes again. And who is there to save her when she reaches the pits of hell? Jake Peterson, the guy who caused it all in the first place.

Jake does everything he can to win back the only girl he’s ever loved after losing her when he made the biggest mistake of his life. Watching Chloe deteriorate before his very eyes, he vows to make her smile again if it’s the last thing he does.

Just when you think that everything is going great, fate steps in, ruining all that is good.

Will they be able to get over their past and the guilt that follows them around in order to find happiness with each other, or will it destroy them both?

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Freedom by Beth MariaFreedom
by Beth Maria
Series: Mended Heart #2
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication Date: October 6, 2014 Goodreads | Amazon
4.5 Stars

Synopsis:
Chloe Reed and Jake Peterson have been in love since they first set eyes on each other when they were just children. As the years went by, Jake tried to hide his feelings, whilst Chloe let hers be known. Eventually, it was all too much and Jake gave in, though their relationship was kept a secret. Until Chloe drops a bombshell that changes their lives…

Moving away to college, Chloe hopes for a new start, though the guilt eating away at her every single day doesn’t allow it, and she finds herself spiraling out of control and fast. It doesn’t help with Jake and his constant advances. Just when Chloe thought that her life couldn’t get any worse, tragedy strikes again. And who is there to save her when she reaches the pits of hell? Jake Peterson, the guy who caused it all in the first place.

Jake does everything he can to win back the only girl he’s ever loved after losing her when he made the biggest mistake of his life. Watching Chloe deteriorate before his very eyes, he vows to make her smile again if it’s the last thing he does.

Just when you think that everything is going great, fate steps in, ruining all that is good.

Will they be able to get over their past and the guilt that follows them around in order to find happiness with each other, or will it destroy them both?

Review:  I received an eARC, sent by the author, in exchange for my honest review.
Beautiful…just beautiful. This story talks very well about forgiving others and ourselves, about not giving up. Chloe…very strong woman. She went through an ordeal and… It’s amazing how relate-able this story can be. Chloe always had feelings for Jake and Jake reciprocated those feelings, he just didn’t know what to do when Chloe tells him something that changes both of their lives forever. Unfortunately, Jake didn’t handle the situation very well, which led Chloe to make a decision that led her to feel guilt and eventually, turn to drugs in search for a release.

This story hit home, with the feelings of not being worth it to live and trying to commit suicide (keyword being “trying” since Chloe nor I succeeded) but we are both thankful we didn’t, isn’t that right Chloe? (Now I am talking to fictional characters.)

Jake is everything a woman wants in a man. He is so thoughtful and caring… He really earns his second chance with Chloe. Most guys, keep screwing up their chances but Jake stays true to his word and never fails Chloe. He’s there for her through anything and everything. I found myself tearing up in so many scenes. My ebook copy of this book has highlights everywhere. There are so many good things about this story that I just had to mark them so I could re-read them later on. Plus, it has it’s motivational quotes and phrases, which I always love reading about.

Freedom can be read as a stand-alone, event though it is the second book in the series, but it revolves on two other characters. If you want to read Maisie’s story, be sure to check out Alive, the first book in the Mended Heart series.

About Beth Maria

Beth Maria is a mother and writer who has written her debut novel Alive, and Freedom, book 2 in The Mended Hearts series. She lives in England, UK with her two year old son.

When she isn't doing her motherly duties, you can find her attached to her laptop, reading on her Kindle, or on the odd occasion, watching a film.

Her inspirations are Kirsty Moseley, Kelly Elliott, Tijan and Jillian Dodd.

Beth Maria loves listening to music that inspires her when writing her next book and scouting the internet for her next muse!

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