Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Review ~ Overwhelmed by You by Nashoda Rose with a giveaway

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Love is ugly and secrets will destroy you.


I don’t beg.

I don’t cry.

And I don’t give second chances.

Ream, the lead guitarist from the band Tear Asunder, deserves a gold medal for best dick move ever when he ran the moment he discovered my secret after two days of hot sex. Then he brings some chick to my coming home party from the hospital—after being shot.

I hate him.

Until …

Ream’s six foot two frame unfolds out of the car after being gone on tour for eight months. I stared, unable to help myself. And in my defense, any girl would stare. It would almost be rude not to because Ream was the type of guy who stood out. Not because he had pink hair or shouted or was obnoxious. No, it was because he was the complete opposite. Subtle and dangerously quiet. If he spoke, you’d better hope he liked you because otherwise you’d be falling at his feet begging for mercy. Except me … I don’t beg—ever.

But when our eyes locked, it was Ream’s confident cold indifference that had my nerves shooting off like jet sprinklers.


Ream told me he didn’t need a second chance because he was still working on his first.


Sex is ugly. It’s using someone for your own narcissistic pleasure. I did it and I hated it—until her. She was unfuckinexpected. Then I had to wreck our beginning with my screwed up past.

I don’t deserve her, but I’m selfish and I’m taking her anyway. This is who I am and it’s too late to change me.

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About the Author:

brimNashoda Rose lives in Toronto with her assortment of pets. She writes contemporary romance with a splash of darkness, or maybe it’s a tidal wave. Her novella "With You" is the first in the Tear Asunder series, followed by the novel "Torn from You" and "Overwhelmed by You".

When she isn’t writing, she can be found sitting in a field reading with her dog at her side while her horses graze nearby. She loves interacting with her readers on Facebook and chatting about her addiction—books.

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Music Playlist

Music and writing go hand in hand for me. Anyone who has read my books knows that I love bringing out every emotion in the reader. Here are some of the songs that I have in my playlists.

All of Me Jasmine Thompson

All of Me John Legend

Beneath Your Beautiful (feat. Emeli Sandé) Labrinth

Bring Me To Life Evanesence

Bruises (feat. Ashley Monroe) Train

Cups (When I'm Gone) [From "Pitch Perfect"] Anna Kendrick

Dancing On My Own Robyn Body Talk, Pt. 1

Daylight Maroon 5

Hang With Me Robyn Body Talk

Lips of an Angel Hinder

My Immortal Evanescence

Not About Angels Birdy 

The Fault In Our Stars (Music From the Motion Picture)

Our Final Hope Steve Jablonsky

Pompeii Bastille

Say Something A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera

Skinny Love Birdy

This Is What It Feels Like (feat. Trevor Guthrie) Armin van Buuren

With Every Heartbeat (With Kleerup) Robyn

Young and Beautiful Lana Del Rey

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My Thoughts:

This book was a great stand alone read but I wish that I'd read the other two before reading this one. The only bright spot to not reading them yet is that I can get the print copy with both books in one. :-)

Overwhelmed by you had many an issue. The leading lady suffered from a medical issue but she tried to hide it from everyone lest they think she was weak or pity her.

The leading man, Ream, he had issues stemming from things that he was made to do in his early teens. Those things left him feeling dirty and broken.

What strength you can find when you let someone in! That is one of the lessons that both of these characters learn.

This is not your mama's romance. There are a few scenes that some may find disturbing. I felt for Ream and all that he suffered. The scenes are written well and I think most people would be able to read them without any difficulty. There are also many swear words uttered. This fits with the characters well. In addition there is a lot of steam and dirty talk too! ;-) 

I found this book to be engaging. I had a hard time walking away from it. There were many surprises in addition to the main plot. I was emotional a few times while reading it, my adrenaline was pumping through some of the situations, and above all I rooted for the main characters to get their HEA.

This book wasn't overwhelming but it was all encompassing. I would recommend it to those of you who like your lead characters to have issues, bad boys, rock stars, or books that will keep you on your toes guessing what will happen next. If you happen to like all of the previously mentioned scenarios, then you will not want to miss this book as it covers all of them.

I received an ecopy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I thought it was edgy, gripping, raw, and hot! What a combination, whew! ;-) I can not wait to read the two previous books and the next one out too! I am totally hooked!

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  1. ^^ i love to see you hooked on a book/series. two first book in one volume oh that's a good, excellent news see like fate made you a favor by starting with this one. Now at first i'm not sure i was happy with this male reaction.... bringing another girl after the first oen has been shot... that's a jerk's move but then he needs to mature and open so since you loved teh story he can't be that bad only tortured

    now just from teh excerpt this book sound emotionnal, i'm a little afraid but since you said it was well written and not overwhelming i'm putting it on my list

    thank you for the discovery and i do hope you get the rest of teh series soon

    1. I hope so too. I put it on the top of my list so hopefully I'll get it very soon!

  2. I've had my eye on this series for awhile. So now I'll definitely have to grab it. :) I like tortured characters. They make for great reads.