Monday, October 24, 2016


"Achingly beautiful, with a delectable hero and a refreshing heroine. And one I just couldn’t put down!" - Craves the Angst

TITLE: The Reason For Me
AUTHOR: Prescott Lane
GENRE: Romance
RELEASE DATE: October 19, 2016
PUBLISHER: Self-Published
PAGES: Approx. 242
Ardent Prose

She likes it quick and dirty. 
I like orders and rules. 
She hates small talk. 
I hate to share. 
She’s an open book. 
I’m a closed dresser drawer. 
She rides a Harley. 
And that drives me f’ing nuts.

Annalyse and I have both lived in our own personal hells for half a decade.  She’s learned to love the warmth, and I’m still consumed.  But my new neighbor is stoking more than my libido these days.  We agreed on only pleasure.  But she changed the rules.

And now I’m not even sure what they are.

Maybe there’s a reason she found me that night, maybe there’s a reason I can’t stop thinking about her, maybe there’s a reason for the pain.  Maybe not.

We all look for reasons in life.  Reasons for death, love, pain.  Why one thing happens and not another?  It’s human nature.  We’ve been looking for the meaning of life since the beginning of time.  But maybe the reason for all of it — life, love, loss, heartache — is the curvy brunette living next door.

REVIEWER'S NOTE: The Reason For Me is an Adult, Romance written by Prescott Lane. I was gifted a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review through Ardent Prose.

5 #ChooseHappy Stars!
Achingly beautiful, with a delectable hero and a refreshing heroine. And one I just couldn’t put down! 

The Review: 
Ever read a book that just changes the game for all other books? A book so profound, you know it will stay with you for a long time to come? Yeah, this is that kind of book. The Reason For Me was extraordinary in every way imaginable. With smart, witty writing, characters you instantly fall in love with, sparkling dialogue and an emotionally gripping story, this book was absolutely breathtaking! It was enlightening, elegant, full of hard facts and deliciously sexy. And definitely a must read!

“... and I’ve decided happiness is a choice.
Choose happy.
Choose life!” 

Annalyse Reynolds has every reason to run, to hide from the pain of her past, but after five long years of doing just that, she’s decided to choose “happy”. It wasn’t an overnight decision. It was one she worked hard on after living inside the numbness and darkness for so long. Deciding to put aside her wanderlust, she moves into her sister's house for a few months to house-sit while her sister and her boyfriend are away on business.

On the night before Annalyse’s sister is set to leave, Meg talks Annalyse into going to a neighborhood Halloween party where she’s hoping to introduce Annalyse to life and people again. However, Halloween holds both happy and horrific memories for Annalyse, so she’s anything but excited.

And she never expected a one-night kiss to turn into something more.

Holt Miller is drowning in his own kind of horror, pain and fear. Tragedy has stalked his past and he decided five years ago it was better to keep everyone at an emotional distance. Halloween holds a special kind of torture for him and deciding to numb the pain for a night, he pharmaceutically checks out on the night he hates the most.

Thinking his sweet kiss from the night before was nothing more than a dream, he certainly didn’t expect his dream to be a living, breathing beauty sitting wide eyed on his exam table the next day!

I LOVED the mains meet-greet! It was both emotional and funny and all kinds of yummy! These two... wow. There aren’t words to describe how much I enjoyed them.

I adored Annalyse and her vivacity. She was determined to remain in the light after being steeped in darkness for so long. Her pain was heartfelt and real but there was so much hope inside her. She wanted to move forward and she wanted to “live”.

I completely swooned over Holt. He was brooding and intense and a bit neurotic but he was also caring, passionate, protective and absolutely alpha! He had some pretty dark things in his past and he wasn’t at the stage of moving forward Annalyse was in. But his darkness was no match for her dynamism and though she knew he needed to help himself, she was also willing to lend her strength, walk through the fire with him and lead him into the light. 

There’s no other word for it. These two were magical. It’s that simple. The author writes them with an intense realism. I felt their pain, their sorrow, their angsts and their hope for happiness. And HOT! These two were smokin’ hot together. Their chemistry was off the charts and I got all those wonderfully delicious butterflies I crave so much. 

And it must be said... the side characters were just as enchanting.

The Wrap Up: 
Emotionally heartbreaking, hopeful, mesmerizing, profound - are all just words and aren’t nearly powerful enough to describe the “feels” this book evokes. I loved every moment on every page. I’ve watched this author grow leaps and bounds since her first book, which by the way was a wonderful read. But I think this is her masterpiece. Everything about this book was perfect. From the stunning prose, to the unique way the mains meet, to the amazing way the story itself was told, to the laugh out loud blog posts, to the strength and zest for life the heroine displayed, to the deeply emotional pain and fear the hero was shrouded in, to the journey and message of healing and letting go, this book was simply ... perfect. And a MUST read. Did I mention that already?

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Prescott Lane is the Amazon best-selling author of Stripped Raw. She's got five other books under her belt including: First Position, Perfectly Broken, Quiet Angel, and Wrapped in Lace, and her new release, Layers of Her. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and holds a degree in sociology and a MSW from Tulane University. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren't enough happily ever afters in real life.

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  1. Thank you so much! Prescott Lane

    1. You are so welcome! I loved this book, Prescott! ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! Thank you for the chance to read and review!