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Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Mar 01, Abeni Gregory rated it it was amazing. Part 2 was the perfect way to end this story Alexia and Bash truly were into some shiesty mess. I thought Alexia was a horrible person because of what she did to Asharia. She proved to me that she was even worse than originally thought. Like she had all the opportunity and promise to be and do whatever she wanted a d yet she chose to be shiesty and hurt those who loved her most. I feel like Bash was so used to getting his way that he never thought he'd have consequences for his actions.
Blaze and Part 2 was the perfect way to end this story Alexia and Bash truly were into some shiesty mess. Blaze and Asharia are true couple goals!! And the Golden Girls had me laughing so hard especially Aunt Leslie's mannish self lol. This was a perfect way to end the story by speaking about forgiveness and healing in order to grow to that next level. Mar 07, Shajuana McDuffy rated it it was amazing.
An Aftershock Indeed Whew Chile, this was book was crazy. I'm over here like: "WTH is wrong with these people? I'm so for real!
I made a mistake though. I crossed books because I thought Mrs. Dupree was somebody else's mother lol. So I had animosity with her for nothing. Smh, my bad. I wasn't expecting that though. My heart dropped.
I pulled a Florida Evans from Good Times on 'em! Honey, I was feeling what I was feeling. I was shook, hello! Blaze over here looking and acting like a whole An Aftershock Indeed Whew Chile, this was book was crazy.
Blaze over here looking and acting like a whole meal and things. Shoot, I came through drippin' like Cardi B lol. I was on an emotional roller coaster y'all. Overall, this book was great! I thoroughly enjoyed it. Keep them coming honey! Mar 16, Pat Smith rated it it was amazing. Awesome read Ms.
Pynn did her thing with this series. This is my first read by this author, and I'm so glad I found this through my Goodreads friends. I will definitely seek out more of this author's work. I loved her writing style and her knack for making me feel what each character was going through. I loved the premise that you don't have to wallow in self pity or seek revenge when wronged. Be, speak and live positivity over your life. And love hard. Don't let others take you out of character. I found this to be so powerful, so motivating, the way she got this across. Mar 28, Miriam Adams rated it it was amazing.
Her best reward was Blaze and all that came with him. She was able to prosper and flourish personally and professionally. Definitely 2 Karma. Definitely 2 Must Reads!
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Apr 16, Kendra Thompson rated it it was amazing. Well the good prevail I really enjoyed this story the characters were honest and loving and it shows that being a light does give you blessings beyond measure. We all have toxic people in our lives and how we deal with them can build us or destroy us and Dallas stayed true to herself and came out of the fire with amazing grace and a love she deserved with a strong and loving man in Blaze as well as a child to nurture and show their love.
Tears of happiness and joy in cheering for success of thes Well the good prevail I really enjoyed this story the characters were honest and loving and it shows that being a light does give you blessings beyond measure. Tears of happiness and joy in cheering for success of these characters great read The disaster hadn't just forged a bond between them; it had broken down the wall around her heart. She'd let him inside, and he'd hurt her. Just like every other man in her life.
She'd never learn. Another huge spoiler: view spoiler [ I got it why Garrett wasn't completely honest with Lauren. Lauren thought that he was a war hero but he was anything but. After he did his second tour in Afghanistan he came home rather disillusioned, suffering from PTSD, and he made a huge "mistake". In a bar fight he killed a man and had to go to prison for manslaughter. But she treated him with respect and she even admired him for being so heroic while they were trapped in the cavern. Moreover, Garrett felt that he was worth something; he was one of the good guys again.
I love the way you smell, the sound of your voice, the taste of your mouth and how sexy you look on your knees. I'm amazed by your strength and kindness and dedication. Despite this fucked-up situation, I've loved every moment I've spent with you. Then again, I felt it was realistically done--except of the ILY's. Now that I did not buy at all. However, I didn't have any issues with their mutual attraction. Garrett and Lauren didn't know if they would make it out alive after all. Hence, I found it legitimate when they gave in to their needs.
Make no mistake, though, there is nothing fluffy about this story. Some parts of Aftershock are quite disturbing, i. Placing a lonely bouquet of pretty flowers on the tarp as a good-bye was very touching. Also, the stench of rotting flesh and the crawling maggots are not pleasant.
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Naturally they had to deal with the lack of body hygiene as well. But again, everything felt authentic and was very well thought out. I like Jill's writing. It's engaging and appealing. In conclusion, if you are a fellow RS lover and haven't read anything written by this author then I'd say it's time to give her a try.
You might not regret it. View all 45 comments. Okay, I'm going to attempt to review this, even though I have a hard time reviewing books I truly loved.
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Why is it so much easier to review books you don't care for? I loved this book!
Totally original, it really pushed the envelope on the suspense and overall intensity. I was thoroughly caught up in it all, but to be honest, there was a point where I got so immersed in it that I thought I needed a breather. Verrry intense. From the opening chapters and throughout the book, I kept think Okay, I'm going to attempt to review this, even though I have a hard time reviewing books I truly loved.
From the opening chapters and throughout the book, I kept thinking "this could be a movie She's getting over the recent busted engagement from her doctor boyfriend by focusing on her job. Death, destruction, and absolute sheer terror. Crumbling roadway, cars flipping, fire, bodies crushed, huge chunks of concrete decimating cars and bodies Is she the only survivor among the rubble? Lauren is terrified, yet somehow she knows she must do her job and help any survivors The quake Turns out she is not the only survivor.
Good versus evil. Who will win? Will they find a way out before their water supply runs out? Is one of the convicts Owen really a good guy? Is the romance blooming between Lauren and Garrett for real or just due to the circumstances? Do they have anything in common besides a love for Dune? I loved everything about this book. I loved the whole "second chances" for Lauren, Garrett, Penny, and Owen theme. The author does a terrific job with this dystopian world and paints such a vivid picture that you can imagine yourself there. The suspense--will they get out, will they be rescued, will they be able to hold off the criminalswow, I really fretted over this.
The bad guys were really bad …god, did I want them to just go away! The romance. I loved Lauren and Garrett together, and I found it believable that they would be attracted to each other. Did she convince me? And I do believe in time it could turn into love. Being a romance reader, I do have that ability. I can go with the flow, and I definitely liked seeing Lauren and Garrett who broke my heart, he was so down on himself together.
I wanted that HEA! What more could you want? Did he ever contact Penny? This was one of my favorite RS books of the year--a highly recommended 5 stars! View all 34 comments. Shelves: romantic-suspense. When an earthquake hits San Diego, paramedic Lauren Boyer is trapped in a cavern under the concrete of a collapsed freeway. Several others are as well, including ex-Marine, Garrett Wright. As if the stress of dealing with the disaster, the injured and their survival isn't enough, a group of dangerous, escaped convicts are holed up with them in the underground chamber.
Some early average-to-low ratings initially put me off requesting an ARC of this. And though I've read and enjoyed Jill Sorenson b When an earthquake hits San Diego, paramedic Lauren Boyer is trapped in a cavern under the concrete of a collapsed freeway. And though I've read and enjoyed Jill Sorenson before an author doesn't always score every time. But thanks to Auntee and Baba's reviews I'm glad I requested it afterall. Because Aftershock is a well-written, gripping romantic suspense.
I've read a few books featuring earthquakes and the resulting chaos and struggle, but this is a rarely used scenario, and Ms Sorenson has made terrific use of it. The earthquake survivors are trapped for a week, and in this short time Garrett and Lauren fall in love. I'm not even going to criticise the quickness of their romance and the exchange of ILYs. If you heard this was just an average story, I'd strongly suggest you check it out for yourself. Aftershock is an intense and absorbing read, weighted towards the suspense but the romance plays out well and plausibly.
View all 18 comments. Feb 16, Saly rated it really liked it Shelves: single-titles , read-in , romantic-suspense , celibate-hero. I really enjoyed this book, though they were a few WTH moments, like in the midst of rescuing people their thoughts about how hot the other person was. So, the heroine is a paramedic going on her shift when an earthquake hits her city, stranding her with the hero, a pregnant teenager, another girl and her grandfather plus a few sick people she is trying to save.
They are low on supplies plus they are three rowdy prisoners on the loose threatening them. I found the book's premise to be different a I really enjoyed this book, though they were a few WTH moments, like in the midst of rescuing people their thoughts about how hot the other person was. I found the book's premise to be different and unusual and as always Jill Sorenson's secondary storylines shine, so we have Owen a young convict whose body is covered with white supremacists tattoos, who is just with them for survival and we have a pregnant teenager.
I have to admit I enjoyed the romance and later on there were enough clues about the hero to find out what he was hiding. I am not looking forward to Sam's story as much as I want Owen's. View all 4 comments. Dec 24, Kathleen rated it liked it Shelves: romance-contemp , grim-scenes , series-opener , romantic-suspense. A fairly gripping but quite gory story, from start to finish, almost.
More of a thriller, less of a romance, with the exception of some lovely -- and yummy -- parts, and some almost profound moments. This is the first book I have read by JS. She's got a decent writing style. I liked the shifting point of view. There is some internal dialogue but not too much, and the characters don't REPEAT their thoughts too much, yet it did happen.
My pet peeve. Most of the book involves combat, t 3. Gripping scene with the Kenworth truck! Having experienced the Loma Prieta earthquake, when the freeway collapsed, and gangs of looters roamed, I found it possible to swallow MOST of this tale. Sorenson plotted her thriller carefully, with some interesting twists and no major deus ex machina. Armed killers had to be stopped, but this was not easy to do. Plans to put them out of commission kept going slightly awry, making the tale more credible. For example, the plan with Dumb, Dumber, and the dummy. As for Garrett and Lauren, the instant lust-to-love trope worked okay, given how closely they worked together in desperate circumstances.
Garrett tried so hard to be noble and resist temptation, despite his huge attraction to Lauren. I felt for him, and found his resistance admirable and understandable. I liked how protective he was, and not only towards Lauren. Despite Garrett's ripped physique, I found it a bit hard to get in the mood for sexy times -- the gore, the stench, etc.
I enjoyed the secondary story between Owen and Penny as much as the primary relationship. I want more of Owen! Character development was quite good. Several characters grew throughout the horrendous experience, manifested through acts of heroic sacrifice, courage, redemption, and reconciliation. Some poignant bits. Comments and Quibbles: The villains were flat. Just bad, with nothing interesting about them. Not exactly a complaint, but I found it slightly hard to fully embrace Garrett, knowing what he did five years ago, despite his regret, his heroism, and the beautiful reconciliation scene at the end.
But knowing he was probably swamped by PTSD helped.
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Nonetheless, I was uncomfortably and almost subconsciously bothered by this aspect of his past. But then, so was he!
So that helped, and the reconciliation scene in the boardroom was very moving. I could believe it. On second thought, kudos to Sorenson for making me ponder the nature of justice and redemption. Secrets created contrived conflict: Penny's decision to reveal her secret came too late, and her reason for NOT doing so sooner seemed weak, given the dire circumstances. Owen also kept the reasons for having a nazi tattoo a secret for no good reason.
Gross setting: Some of this was much too gory. Bodies rotting, getting hory. Maggots make a gruesome story! IMO Sorenson underplayed the stench of 11 decaying bodies. I remember from a hiking experience how foul one rotting dog smelled, in the open air, beside a pine forest. Could do without the profanity, but it wasn't too excessive. Readers who've not read Dune , by Frank Herbert, might glaze over when the leads refer to it, quote it, etc. Such quibbles aside, I was captivated.
I will probably buy book 2, Sam Rutherford's story, coming in June. Sam was in a coma for most of book 1, but he played a key role at the end. See Freefall for a synopsis of his upcoming story. View all 15 comments. Oct 23, Yvonne rated it it was amazing Shelves: romantic-suspense , Fantastic 5 star read! One of the best romantic suspenses I've read. The setting for this one was unusual and JS did a superb job of creating intense action and drama from the very start.
What can I say about the Hero, Garrett. Penny was the perfect heroine who held her own throughout the book - loved her! What's a Hero for i Fantastic 5 star read! What's a Hero for if he's not saving the day - again! Not sure I'll ever find out but I wish them both the best. JS really knows how to write bad guys, Jeb and Mickey were two crazy psychos! I hated them both! Bottom line, I loved Aftershock and recommend it to fans of romantic-suspense. Apr 27, Naksed rated it liked it Shelves: girl-pursues-guy , romantic-suspense , implausible , insta-love , tstl-hero , tstl-heroine. The author is trying to sell romance in the midst of a great natural catastrophe under the guise that people trapped together in a life and death situation will have heightened emotions and an instant and intense bond that could lead to lust and love igniting with volcanic intensity.
That may be true but I found that I didn't wholly buy it. I wanted to, initially. The characters she placed together in a collapsed freeway after a monstrous earthquake, heroic ex Marine Garrett, courageous EMT Laur The author is trying to sell romance in the midst of a great natural catastrophe under the guise that people trapped together in a life and death situation will have heightened emotions and an instant and intense bond that could lead to lust and love igniting with volcanic intensity. The characters she placed together in a collapsed freeway after a monstrous earthquake, heroic ex Marine Garrett, courageous EMT Lauren, a teenage pregnant girl, a sympathetic grandfather and his granddaughter, and a truckload of convicts in transit from their penitentiary, made for a riveting read.
But the story fizzled out for me towards the end view spoiler [ because the circumstances of their rescue and HEA was just too neatly contrived and tied with a pink bow. View 2 comments. Jan 21, MelissaB rated it liked it Shelves: reads , contemporary-romance , kindle. This was really a tale of survival after a major earthquake makes several people trapped together fighting for their lives.
The romance aspect didn't get enough focus for me to totally buy it and I felt the story really needed an epilogue to show us how the couple was building a life together. There was a bit too much death and violence for my taste, the feel of the story was kind of grim for most of it. It was still an interesting story despite these issues which is the reason for my three star This was really a tale of survival after a major earthquake makes several people trapped together fighting for their lives. It was still an interesting story despite these issues which is the reason for my three star rating.
Oct 08, Mandi Schreiner rated it liked it Shelves: contemporary. This book has such a different premise as it starts with a huge earthquake that rocks the city of San Diego.