Fissure Free – Shari J. Ryan
Sometimes, you need to curl up with a book full of romance and mystery. Add a dream world atmosphere and you got yourself the perfect fix to a rainy Saturday. And when you finish a book that contains all of these elements in one day and you can’t put the book down, you know that it was a pretty special read. That’s how I spent my day. Living in the dream world of Chloe and Alex.
Book two of the Schasm Series is probably the heart of the romance of the series. It is where Chloe and Alex’s love really begins to blossom. And when you need that youthful, steamy, passion fix, this is a perfect remedy. I spent the majority of my day, ooing and awing, and then freaking out because while they are falling in love there is all this danger around them threatening to tear it apart. The romance build-up had me on the edge of my seat. Right when you think the climax is going to happen, the story surprises you and made me feel like I needed a cold shower. But the build-up is the best part and I love that it gets dragged out and it’s not rushed.
I really can’t say enough about this series. I think it’s original and bewitching. Two young people with a special gift of mind drifting, in which they can escape reality and create another alternative place or time, travel together and fall inlove. All the while dealing with scheming and mentally psychotic family members who will do all kinds of harm to them and who have done all kinds in the past. Book two continues winding you down the rabbit hole further. There is a great romantic build up that at the same time equally and effectively shares the stage with the family conspiracy that threatens both their lives.
If you like to read stories about other peoples families being (so much) more messed up than your own and you like steamy romantic scenes then this book will please and tickle your insides. I loved it and I am not just saying that because my sister was the editor. I really believe in this series and think more people should know about it. For those who enjoy paranormal romance types of stories, this will be up your alley.
Synopsis: Author Shari J. Ryan reunites the colorful cast of friends and family in Book 2 of the Schasm Series with a powerful tribute to the power of the mind and heart in this romantic, suspenseful, and engaging novel. Chloe has come close to finding her ultimate escape—or, so she thinks on the vibrant streets of Paris. Finally in a relationship with Alex, a man she fell in love with in Schasm, Chloe thinks life is coming together. As she battles her own demons, she attempts to repair the damaged man she’s grown to love. But as his clouded past abruptly crashes into their lives and falls heavily upon their budding romance, Chloe must fight to save her relationship. Although even when the problems begin to subside, she comes to realize certain things cannot be escaped. Just as Chloe believes she might have sealed the doors of darkness once and for all, new questions, new findings and new inceptions arise. Whether or not Chloe wants to continue forward with the path her life seems to be taking, she quickly learns that any choice she makes will ultimately land her in a place she never knew she was destined to be.
The girl behind the book:
Shari J. Ryan hails from Central Massachusetts where she lives with her hubby and two lively little boys. Writing has become Shari’s great escape from the real world over the past few years. After a bout of postpartum depression with her first child, Shari was determined to occupy her brain enough to eliminate some of the blue moments in life. When she found writing to help as a newfound therapy for postpartum depression, she started her first book. She just published Fissure Free book 2 in the Schasm series. When Fully Fused Book 3 will be published summer 2014. She is hard at work on a new adult book coming late summer 2014.
Check out the author’s website here.
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Disclaimer: The founder of this blog, Katrina, is the editor on this series. Her relationship with the author in no way impacted my review. –Sheilah