Saturday, April 29, 2017

Book Review: Dazed by Maria Macdonald

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Book: Dazed
Series: The Deliverance Series
Author: Maria Macdonald


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People say the heart wants what it wants and will not be denied.

Those people are fools.

I’m a practiced hand at hiding from the world. The scars I bear are invisible to all but me, and I use them to sustain the walls I’ve built around myself.

He knocked my simple life into disarray and infiltrated my carefully constructed defenses.

The tight control I maintain is at breaking point, and ever since our eyes connected across a lunch hall, my world has been off balance.

I can’t have him, and he can’t have me.

I know it.

He knows it.

I’m just not sure that Tarrant Reigns has ever followed anyone’s rules.

Everything and everyone is against us.

Even his brother.

Caden brought us together, but now he’s standing in our way.

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Early Feedback

Dazed has a hot tattooed bad boy, plenty of angst, and a sassy heroine. What more could you ask for? It's a page turner that'll have you rooting for the main characters from the get go.
~ Author Kirsty E Moseley.

In a genre so inundated with over the top heroes and heroines, Maria MacDonald's Dazed is pure magic. Her ability to create such an intricately woven love story shines through in this novel giving the reader a restored hope in true love.Don't miss out on this evocative, sweet and at times laugh out loud five star MUST read. 

~ Author A.M Johnson.

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My Rating:

Favorite Quotes:

I’m not sure if this is what heart failure feels like, but I take a second to wonder as it stutters in my chest. Forget butterflies, I have bats on amphetamines flying around my stomach. Right then I want to slap my own face and give myself a stern talking to, something along the lines of never letting a guy turn me to mush.

I do the one thing I was taught after my attack. I pull my leg back and knee her in the crotch…. ‘Yeah, well you act like a dick, so I thought maybe you had one,’

I may have told him that if he carries on being a perv, I was going to kick him in his old man balls and write my name in the dust that comes out of them.

‘You’re not a plaything to be toyed with, Lemon.’ He brushes a strand of hair from my forehead then cups my cheek. ‘You’re the treasure that most of us search for our whole lives,’ he whispers, and I feel the tears gathering in the corners of my eyes. ‘You’re the good to my bad, the water to my oil and as long as you let me in there…’ he points to my heart, ‘… I promise to always treasure that gift and feel blessed.’

Say yes, baby, you have to say the word. I won’t go any further otherwise… I need you to never regret this… Never want you to regret us, Lemon.

There’s no strings with you, but I wish there were. I need to wrap up in them, tie myself to you so completely that I’ll never unravel.

My Review:

Dazed was stunning.  I was quickly pulled into the rabbit hole and was continually engaged throughout this emotive, angsty, amusing and compellingly written tale.  I was intrigued by these enticing characters and was so very curious to learn Laura’s deepest regret… it had to have been extremely horrendous, as she had never spoken it aloud.  Each character had their secrets and carried personal pain and tension, yet true to Ms. Macdonald’s crafty style, there were highly amusing comedic moments as well as sizzling sensuality.  I was gasping and clutching my wine goblet to ensure hydration.   I am more than eager to see what she does with the rest of this series.  

Empress DJ

About The Author

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Maria is a full time working Mum, she has two beautiful daughters, both of whom love books as much as she does.

Maria has loved to write since she was a little girl.

Reading and loving books, as well as blogging, has inspired her to write and publish.

Maria, her husband and children now reside in Wiltshire, England.

You can stalk maria here:

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