Friday, February 13, 2015

Series Review for Claim by Ashley Suzanne

Title: Claim
Author: Ashley Suzanne
Series: Volume One

Looking For Love…wait, scratch that. How about…looking for a date? 
Loren Tena has spent her adult life building her career, and dating all the wrong men. Now, with all of her friends on the verge of marriage, Loren can't help but feel that life is somehow passing her by. 
After exhausting every avenue available to try and find a decent man, she decides to try her hand at online dating. What’s starts off as comical, as men bombard her inbox with bizarre introductions, eventually Loren receives the sort of message she’d been seeking, from a man who appears to be everything she’s ever wanted. 
The pair hits it off almost immediately, and just as Loren thinks she might have found her happily ever after, her past comes knocking on her door...literally.

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Title: Claim
Series: Volume Two

After a frightening, nearly unsuccessful bout of online dating, Loren Tena finally found the guy she'd been searching for. Nolan was the epitome of her idea of perfection. Loren's used to waiting for the other shoe to drop, and in this case, it came knocking on her door. 
Face to face with her past, Loren has to decide which path to take: The one she'd already been down and failed or the new, exciting one leading her into the arms of her perfect cowboy. 

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Title: Claim
Series: Volume Three

Claim Volume Three: The Conclusion of the Claim Serials. 
Loren’s past relationship might not be as over as she thought. Spending time with Jordan to see if the feelings she once had were still there may have backfired. Caught between the man she gave her heart to and the one she wants to steal it away, Loren has to make a decision; does she choose the man that’s hurt her once or the man she knows she should be with? 
If only she were the only one to have to decide. Nolan’s past, the first girl he ever loved, needs him now more than ever. Does he sacrifice his own happiness for such a vital part of his past or choose the selfish route for once in his life? 
Nobody ever said you can only love one person, but the cold hard truth is you’ll always love one of them more. 
Relationships will be tested. Decisions will be made. Hearts will be broken.

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Full series rating: 4-4.5 Stars

I was super excited to read this series and I'm so glad I got to. It's a quick read from start to finish since it's a serial, but well worth your time! Ashley Suzanne's writing flows hiccups, just very easy to read. I love that about her writing!! She has such talent and her imagination intrigues me.

However, before I get into my little discussion on this series, this part of her blurb is SO very true. Read it and heed it:

Nobody ever said you can only love one person, but the cold hard truth is you’ll always love one of them more. 

~Now that the feelings I've been hiding from have found me, I honestly don't know what I would do.~

The first two books in this series had so much angsty tension building up that I was getting super excited; and we know how much I love angst!! There was lust and fire and depth and giddiness involved in the first two. I easily fell for Nolan and totally felt the chemistry between these two, but Jordan still had a piece of her heart. He owned that piece and was NOT about to give it up. They had history and a past that could not be forgotten. I love a good it. So, here you have two men that are vowing to fight for Loren and the truth is, they both fought admirably hard.

~Karma would bitch slap me across the face with this, wouldn't she?~

Now, for the nitty gritty....I don't even know how to verbalize my thought process at the ending of this series.  Verbal thought vomit: I don't even know how in the world I could rationalize my feelings on this and feel that the book had it's perfect HEA. It was NOT what I thought it would be and totally guessed off mark, but it was the most perfect ending for Loren and Nolan. I actually had to talk it out with Ashley personally, and she told me that it isn't HOW I's WHAT I feel. Perfect pep talk...ha!!

~With my head and heart at war, I have to find a way to finally decide. Finally give myself peace of mind.~

This series was pure seductive, angsty sexiness. I really enjoyed reading it, and the wait from book one to book three really wasn't that long of a wait. Having said that, I also PINED over what was going to happen in book three and I was totally on ONE team the ENTIRE time I was reading this series.  But, lucky YOU, they are all out now. Grab them and enjoy!!

Nolan is sexy.
Jordan is determined.
Loren's heart is in trouble.
*An ARC was given in exchange for an honest review*

~ Ashley Suzanne~

Ashley Suzanne has been writing as long as she can remember. As a youngster, she was always creating stories and talking to her imaginary friends. Thankfully, her parents also carried this love of fiction, and helped her grow into the writer she is today.

Ashley is a bestselling author and spends equal amounts of time writing and reading. Being the true book whore she is, Ashley would rather dive into a good book before going out of her house. Giving up her career in Real Estate, Ashley has officially moved to hermit status.

When Ashley isn't coming up with her next story, you'll most likely find her on the couch with a kindle in her hand (probably watching some crappy reality show while , annoying her husband by telling him all about her new book boyfriend or spending quality time with her two gremlins ... Sorry, I mean adorable children.

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