Tuesday, October 11, 2016

NEW RELEASE with REVIEW TOUR - CHARGE (Electric #1) by E.L. Todd:

Enchanting, enjoyable and full of swoon. Definitely a memorable page-turner!
- Craves the Angst

TITLE: Charge
SERIES: Electric Series
GENRE: Romance
RELEASE DATE: October 11, 2016
PUBLISHER: Self Published
PAGES: Approx. 203
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RATING: 5 Stars!

White-hot, blinding, and dangerous.
That's exactly what Volt is.

He's electric.

The first time I met him, my body reacted. It coiled, sizzled, and sparked. I knew I wanted him because he was the first man to make me feel dead and alive at the exact same time.

But within a short conversation, I knew he was unattainable.


Now we're just friends.

But will we stay friends?

REVIEWER'S NOTE: Charge is book one in the Electric series and is an Adult, Contemporary Romance written by E.L. Todd. I was gifted a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review through Tasty Book Tours.

5 “just friends” Stars!
Enchanting, enjoyable and full of swoon. Definitely a memorable page-turner! 

The Review: 
Noooo! You can’t end it like that!! *cries* 

That ending is killing me for sure, and waiting for the next book is going to be torture. It’s the best kind of torture, but torture nonetheless.

Told in dual POV’s, this read had me hooked from the moment it opens, with a prologue that is downright heartbreaking. And the feels just kept on coming as this book explores a broken man and an awkward woman who connect in the most fundamental way. I loved every minute of their rapport, attraction and affection. Such a fabulous read!

Volt Rosenthal has been burned ... incinerated beyond repair. On the day he’s set to propose, he’s betrayed in the worse possible way and everything inside of him shuts down. He loses all faith in humanity and with his trust shattered, he no longer finds comfort even in the ones who love him most. His entire personality changes overnight and now he saturates himself in meaningless one-night stands and avoids emotional connections at all costs.

But somehow, Taylor worms her way in.

Taylor has just moved to New York to start working for a posh private high school after completing her own schooling to become a teacher. She reconnects with her best friend, Sara, and is delighted to be making new friends in her first few days of her new job. She’s not really looking but is definitely open for a relationship and knows that when she does find someone, she wants someone who’s stable and ready to settle down.

Interest flares the moment she spots Volt across a bar room, but soon she realizes his penchant for one-night stands goes against her own needs and after an awkward pass and fumble, these two embark on a remarkable friendship. I loved how these two chose to interact with one another. They were fun and energetic and honest. They truly knew themselves well enough to put their attraction on hold long enough to become best friends ... and watching their platonic relationship turn into a slow burn was something special. They had definite chemistry but they needed their friendship more. 

I loved the writing. It was brilliant and strong and kept me glued to the pages. And I loved this story. These two are at separate ends of the spectrum but also unconsciously barreling towards one another. Volt is confused but even in his denial, you could tell his feelings for Taylor went beyond friendship. And poor Taylor, she decided right from the start to only see Volt in a platonic way so she wouldn’t get hurt. But I think, given the right push, she’s going to open her eyes and her heart and see things differently.

There are several secrets between Volt and Taylor, starting with who his father is, how he feels about her and of course, the big reveal of who is past ex is. I’m pretty sure I know that big reveal which I hope comes in the next book, and I’m also sure, when it happens, things are going to go nuclear! And I can’t wait!!

That ending was intense! Knowing that Volt is going to have to set his fears aside to win his girl is going to be interesting and I can’t wait to watch the sparks fly and the budding chemistry turn into a tempting seduction.

The Wrap Up: 
This was a fantastic read that shows how the power of true love can mend even the most broken of hearts. And after that proclamation at the end, I can’t wait for book two. I want those explosive answers and I want the angsts and I want the romance and I know the author is going to give it to us, because the build up was beautifully done. Definitely recommending this one.

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USA Today Bestselling Author, E. L. Todd is one of the most prolific authors of her genre, having published over a hundred novels. With over one million copies sold, she writes romance stories ranging from contemporary romance, new adult romance, and fantasy romance. She’s best known for her Forever and Always Series as well as her Timeless Series.

She loves coffee, ice cream, and anything with sugar.

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  1. Thank you for hosting and reviewing CHARGE today!

    Crystal, Tasty Book Tours

    1. It's my absolute pleasure. I loved this book. Thanks for having me on the tour! <3