Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Release Blitz + Review -- Closer

Title: Closer
Series: Closer #1
Author: Mary Elizabeth
Genre: Contemporary Romance/New Adult 
 Release Date: December 6, 2016


Gabriella Mason is damaged.

Teller Reddy is wrecked.

Misery loves company, and that’s exactly what Ella gets the afternoon her path crosses with Teller’s: the misunderstood premed student who instantly becomes her lifeline when she moves to Los Angeles, an attempt at escaping her heartbreaking past.

In the beginning, Lonely and Defensive complete each other. But in the end, their relationship is like broken glass—cutthroat and jagged.

Calling it off before they kill each other, Ella and Teller decide to “just be friends” despite the intensity that binds them together. It’s a delicate foundation rocked by tragedy, effectively destroying the illusion they’ve so carefully built.

Unable to deny what’s between them any longer, this is what happens when wrecked and damaged collide and close is still not close enough.

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I have no words. Okay, yes I do. Seriously, I could read Mary Elizabeth's work forever and be a very happy girl.

There is something about her style that is so unique, so original...it's raw, it's imaginative, and it's beautiful. It's lyrical, it's poetry in literary form and just like her other works, I couldn't get enough. I wanted to cry--no wait--I did cry when this one ended...on a cliffhanger. (Not cool by the way.)

About the book, and my review...

The short, I loved it. No, wait. What's more than love? Because that's how I felt about this book. Teller and Ella's story is one I want to stay forever lost in. Their angst, drama, and the complete passion they have for one another is unparalleled. Every one should have passion like that. It's as magical as it is destructive.

"For seven years, she's been everything to me. For the last seven years, I've taken what I can get from her and stolen what I could not. No matter the consequences, Gabriella Mason is who I have always wanted--needed--most." 

Classic as it sounds, this story starts off innocent enough. College life, girl meets boy, friendship strikes in unlikely places...but that's about it for cliche NA. The path these two people travel, along with their siblings, other friends, and significant others, is one only Mary Elizabeth can conjour. Emotions run more than just white hot with jealous-laced passion and anger, a relationship that was never meant to be forced itself on two unwilling souls. Or were they? The jury is still out on that one.

"Tell me what this is," she whispers. A single tear runs down the side of her face, and I kiss it away, smirking against her skin because I finally have an answer." 

Read the story.

And in the words of Teller Reddy...

"Tell me what it isn't." 

The end says Sever comes out in early 2017...how early is early? I don't know if I can wait that long to find out how this all plays out. My heart is shattered, but I wait. I wait for the next book, in hopes to mend some of this pain for how I was left hanging...or maybe I'll just read it again.

**5 When Wrecked & Damaged Collide, Stars**

Author Bio

Mary Elizabeth is an up and coming author who finds words in chaos, writing stories about the skeletons hanging in your closets.

Known as The Realist, Mary was born and raised in Southern California. She is a wife, mother of four beautiful children, and dog tamer to one enthusiastic Pit Bull and a prissy Chihuahua. She's a hairstylist by day but contemporary fiction, new adult author by night. Mary can often be found finger twirling her hair and chewing on a stick of licorice while writing and rewriting a sentence over and over until it's perfect. She discovered her talent for tale-telling accidentally, but literature is in her chokehold. And she's not letting go until every story is told.

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