Saturday, March 10, 2012

Emerald City Book Review

Welcome to the blog tour of Emerald City!

Olivia’s sad, solitary life in Seattle comes dangerously close to ending one fateful night, if not for a neighbor saving her in the nick of time. Curious about her mysterious rescuer, she seeks him out in hope of getting some answers, but instead finds something she never thought she’d have again.

My review:

The touch, the feel, the fabric of a perfect romance. This is the story of Emerald City.

The tale unfolds with the story of Olivia, a seriously depressed young woman. She’s experienced great sorrow for her tender years, and finds little to hope for. This hopelessness leads her down a self-destructive path until she ultimately tries to commit suicide. She would’ve succeeded, too, if it hadn’t been for the careful observations of her next door neighbor, Jude.

Ah, Jude. He’s kind, handsome, loyal, dedicated… if there was a list of the perfect man, Jude would be the title. It doesn’t take long for Olivia to realize this, but that’s not all she realizes. There’s something up with Jude. He’s not what he says he is, and she’s determined to discover his secrets. And Jude is determined to help Olivia get better. But the closer they get, and the more they sacrifice, they’ll realize their relationship has severe consequences.

I enjoyed Emerald City. It explored some dark issues many people go through. The author didn’t hold back when she created Olivia’s character, taking her to the brink of death and back. Anyone who has suffered through depression will relate to Olivia, but for those who haven’t, they will get a realistic view into that world that will tear at your heart strings.

It takes time, but through Olivia’s determination and Jude’s help, she gets better. The author did a great job developing her into a strong female heroine. And although readers don’t know much about Jude, the author gives just enough to make you want to keep reading.

If you love timeless romances, I recommend this book.

Feel free to check out other reviews on this blog tour, and if you wish to find out more about Alicia K. Leppert, you can do so by visiting her on these sites:

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Alicia Leppert said...

Thank you for an awesome review. You rock!!

Liane said...

I definately want to read this!!! Thanks for sharing!