Review: COLE (The Leaves #2) by J.B. Hartnett

colereview1synopsis21Cole Carlyle, successful hotelier, has lived his life on his own terms.
Burned by a gold digging ex-wife, he never expected to find his soul mate in Anika “Inky” Redding.
Anika Redding, talented artist, overcame her past to live her life free of shame. Betrayed by people she thought she could trust, the last thing she expected was to find true love in Cole Carlyle.

Their love for each other has helped them overcome their demons before, but now faced with an unimaginable challenge, Cole must turn to the last person he wants involved in his life, and hope that those demons don’t once again try to swallow them whole.

Inky and Cole’s romance and passion ignite and in the sequel to “Inky” we follow their journey to overcome their pasts once and for all, while building their love into something everlasting.

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review2COLE by J.B. Hartnett is hands down one of the best books I’ve read this year! It was incredibly brilliant and I didn’t want it to end. COLE is book two in The Leaves series, it follows INKY, book one in the series which was also an incredible read. The series as a whole just blew me away with how much love, heartache, and depth it contained. You get to experience every emotion under the sun and it is SO WORTH all of the tears you will shed.

“My beautiful girl…my Anika…my lover…my best friend…my heart.”

COLE is the type of story that will keep you thinking, keep you guessing on what is going to happen next. When you finish book one, you have already invested so much in these characters, Anika and Cole. You will suffer with them, you will love with them, and you will feel with them and it’s just incredibly overwhelming. The immense feeling you get while reading this series will just take your breath away. Reading COLE was like watching a movie play out right in front of you. J.B. Hartnett is a fantastic writer. INKY and COLE was so well written. This story made you feel something more than just emotion. It was definitely more than that. Anika and Cole’s story will touch you deeply. It will touch you in a way that affects your soul. To read something that  inspires every emotion: happiness, love, fear, anger, amusement is just beyond exciting, especially to a book lover like me.

INKY and COLE both are TOP PICKS and MUST READS for 2013! Engaging characters, suspenseful events, emotional ups and downs, sinfully erotic love scenes…that pretty much sums up this book for me. This author is amazing and I can’t wait to see what’s next for the other characters from this series!

COLE is not a standalone, INKY must be read first! No exceptions people 🙂

cole5*Review copy provided by the author

signatureDon’t forget to check out Book 1 in the series – INKY

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