Sunday, 13 December 2015

Stirred by Nancy S. Thompson *ARC REVIEW & GIVEAWAY*

Stirred Synopsis:
I’m Eden MacLaird, and Fate screwed me good at the age of twenty-one, stole my first love, then my first child. Twenty years later, I still haven't found my happily-ever-after. Sure, from the outside, I have it all, including Declan, my gorgeous, rich-as-sin husband. But things aren't what they seem, and catching Declan in bed with my best friend destroys any dreams I harbor for love, much less sexual fulfillment.

Then in walks Sean Bennett...

Just months away from earning his post-graduate law degree, Sean's smart, driven, and serious, but an unexpected encounter between us in a bar one night changes everything. His best friend, Trinitee, warns against getting too involved, but the heat between us is beyond intense, and neither of us are willing to walk away.

With my marriage in shambles, I'm eager to make a go of it with Sean, despite our sixteen-year age difference. But while I relish my sexual reawakening, I fear giving up the posh life I've grown accustomed to. That life, however, and everything in it, comes crashing down as bodies start piling up around us, and all clues point to me and Sean.

Secrets, betrayal, and revenge threaten to destroy not just my carefully-crafted reputation, but my very life. With our freedom at stake, Sean and I join forces to uncover those plotting against us. But as doubt and evidence mount, I must choose: give in to my suspicions and save myself, or trust our new-found love and save us both.

Nancy S. Thompson Bio:
Nancy is a California transplant currently living in Seattle, Washington with her husband of 23 years, their son, a student at Seattle University, their giant snow dog, Jack, and his kitty, Skye. She works as a freelance editor for her publisher and writer friends and also has her own interior design business within the model home merchandising industry. When she's not writing or editing, Nancy keeps herself busy by cooking and baking.


4 'Deceptive' Stars

Stirred is a story beholding twenty years of deceit and lies. A master plan set into motion on the cusp of a new life. The mastermind treacherously devoting his undying attention to detail in order to start his own life. Betrayal, lies, death, murder and subterfuge all the catalyst for dominance and power.

On the anniversary of her daughter's death, Eden Ross finds herself ridden with grief and roiling with turmoil. Twenty years later and the devastating loss, feels as if it was yesterday. A daughter she never met, died at birth. A grief so strong, made stronger by the fierce love for her sweetheart, Jacob. A man perished too soon, twenty years earlier. In mere months, Eden MacLaird lost her love and her child. 

Married and now Mrs. Declan Ross, Eden feels even lonelier now, than the day she lost her daughter. Trapped in a marriage of convenience, unhappy and dominated by her husband's will to control her, Declan keeps her under his thumb, by ensuring all her assets are tied up in his ventures. Albeit, in the twenty years of being married to Declan, and even after having a second child. Eden has become complacent and simply keeps busy with her passions. A renowned author and running her own Early Childhood School. Eden keeps her days occupied.

After surreptitiously discovering her own physical and emotional needs. Eden's first scorching kiss with a stranger, ignites feelings long thought lost. Eden convinces herself, that her heightened senses and being under emotional duress, made her bold and rash in her judgement. Yet, when an affair ensues, Eden and Sean, have a  sizzling chemistry that cannot be hindered.

Sean Bennett, a young and budding law student, Sean falls head of over heels for Eden after their first unexpected encounter. Being sixteen years Eden's junior, Sean's virility and determination, coupled with his charm and wit, peeks Eden's interest.

As Eden and Sean traverse a clandestine affair, Eden discovers the once youthful girl, long lost. While Sean learns the body and mind of a more mature woman. A greater mastermind, is playing a deadly game. A game of revenge, for the brutality and pain suffered. A mastermind who set the perfect scene for Eden and Sean to bump into each other. While timing all the odd occurrences and manipulating all the characters, in a magical puppet show. Strings are pulled, emotions become volatile and war is waged among the masses.

Duplicity is discovered, while distrust runs rampant between Eden and Sean. Eden's past hauntingly ravishes her present, with a burning hatred like no other. Sean and Eden now find themselves fighting for the truth, while teetering the thin line of the law.

I absolutely loved the way this story unfolded. Engrossing me with a suspenseful and thrilling tale of subterfuge and betrayal. I felt that the puppet master behind it all, was superbly portrayed and so enigmatically written. Eden was aptly developed, being the traumatized mother and a woman lost to her own self.  Then we're given Sean. He was such a night in shining armor. Swooping in as perfectly timed, and igniting Eden's passion.

A well written and enthralling tale. Definitely recommending this to anyone looking for a suspenseful plot, filled with an intense need to uncover a damning plot.

*ARC provided by InkSlinger PR on behalf of the author for an honest review*

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I'm so happy you enjoyed it. Thank you very much for your thoughtful review and for taking time to read Stirred! You totally made my day!