Thursday, 17 September 2015
Look After You (book 1) by Elena Mathews
The birth of your firstborn child is supposed to be the best day of your life, a joyous occasion. Well that’s what twenty-eight year old Ava Jacobson thought. That is until her life takes a drastic turn for the worse and her daughter is born three months earlier than planned, weighing only two pounds, two ounces.
A distraught Ava is thrown into the deep end of motherhood and instead of being able to hold her baby like other moms, she has to sit back and watch her daughter fight for her life in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit, while her fiancé, Sebastian Gilbert is in the midst of a messy war in Afghanistan. Ava is left to pick up the pieces with the help of her only friend, Caleb Summers.
When her vulnerable state hits an all time low, she finds solace in an unexpected pair of intense green eyes. Eyes that belong to her daughter's doctor, Ashton Bailey, and she falls, like she has never fallen before. However, for the sake of Sebastian she desperately tries to fight against her newfound feelings for Ashton, but eventually the pull between the two is so strong that it is impossible for her to stay away.
Then when Ava is convinced things can't possibly get any worse, a cloud of blackness closes in on her as the secret demons of her past come back to haunt her, with news that will irreversibly shake her entire world forever.
As Ava’s roller coaster ride she calls life begins to circle the drain, she quickly learns that even through the darkness of evil, there is always that one person who will look after you and have the ability to pull you away from the brink of no return, when nobody else can.
Recommended for ages 18+ due to heavy subject matters of rape and suicide. Also includes violence, explicit language and sexual situations.
Book 1 in the look after you series, 3 books in the series
I am writing this review after finishing all 3 books,,
I loved this book, it was an emotional rollercoaster..
This book has some sensitive subjects, cheating, rape, and suicide.. but the author writes about the subjects amazingly well.
I usually hate books that have cheating and this book has it !!
It was a heart-breaking read, as the guy (Sebastian) the victim of the cheating, is one of the sweetest most loving, caring man I have ever read about and I just hated the fact he was cheated on. But after reading book 2 I feel so much better about the situation, everything happens for a reason.
Other than the cheating this book was epic!!!.. it has everything needed to make a great novel, sexy swoon worthy men, a strong female, hot sex, laugh out loud moments and ugly crying.
I loved the character's, Ava-(lead female) she has had a really terrible past and goes through a lot in this book. Sebastian-(Ava's boyfriend) is the most amazing man I have ever met, his love for Ava is out of this world. I really felt for him in this book (poor Seb).
Ashton-(baby's doctor) he is all man, really sexy and totally swoon worthy. He is a shoulder to cry on when Ava needs it most, when Sebastian is in Afghanistan fighting for his country. Caleb-(Ava's friend) his is a awesome guy and the best friend a girl could ask for. He is her rock and emotional punch bag when needed.
This book had me gripped from the very first page till the last, I just couldn't put it down and read it in one sitting.
OVERALL - an awesome emotional 5* read, you will want to dive straight into book 2 as soon as you finish...xoxo Faye