We were intrigued with Disengaged when we were invited to participate in the tour. We’ll be sharing our thoughts with you, as well as a great giveaway, but first, here’s the 411 on Disengaged by Jamie Magee:
***About the Book***Disengaged by Jamie Magee
Published by Self-Published on August 22, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Falling for Captor, Forbidden Love, New Adult, Opposites Attract
Character(s): Fighters, Mobsters, Reclusive Heroes
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Dark Romance Novel, sensitive topics—highlighted with religious elements (hope in the face of hell).
Finding herself stranded in a new city, eighteen-year-old Ember Bloom thought she’d reached her all time low. She was wrong. A mindless walk to a dead-end job landed her in the path of her gambling fathers’ enemies. Her only defense was a stranger, Slayton Winslow, a known enforcer and fighter—rumored to be Odin’s prince, underground royalty. On sight, Slayton stole her breath and rushed her heart. Slayton’s enigmatic attraction to her, how stoically he shielded her only churned Ember’s attraction to the bad boy who had given her safe haven in a real life hell. The draw to him, how he could reach her without saying a word, gave her a reason to fight, to awaken. She knew every second could be their last in the city seeded with treacherous deceit and life threatening power plays.
***About Jamie Magee***
Jamie Magee has always believed that each of us have a defining gift that sets us apart from the rest of the world, she has always envied those who have known from their first breath what their gift was. Not knowing hers, she began a career in the fast paced world of business. Raising a young family, and competing to rise higher in that field would drive some to the point of insanity, but she always found a moment of escape in a passing daydream. Her imagination would take her to places she’d never been, introduce her to people she’s never known. Insight, her debuting novel, is a result of that powerful imagination. Today, she is grateful that not knowing what defined her, led her on a path of discovery that would always be a part of her.
I had absolutely no idea what to expect when I started this book. This is a story of total opposites attract and forbidden love in a dark romance. I don’t really know what I can say without giving everything away, so I’ll just let you know what I liked and what didn’t work for me.
I loved the whole idea for this story. It’s dark and raw and Magee wrote in a way that made me feel like I was right there in Slayton and Ember’s world. Their romance was instantaneous and electric. The drawback for me was that everything was rushed and I felt that the pacing was a little slow. That seems like a contradiction, but it’s not. Their relationship and everything happening was rushed, but the way the story was told left me skimming parts and just wanting to get to what was going on.
Disengaged was a rollercoaster of emotions with characters I was rooting for, and I can’t wait to see what Jamie Magee comes up with next.
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