{restraint: randi cooley wilson: #02}

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{restraint: randi cooley wilson: #02}Restraint by Randi Cooley Wilson
Series: The Revelation Series
Published by Amazon Digital Services on July 23, 2014
Genres: fantasy, New Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Supernatural
Pages: 300
Format: eARC
Source: Read 4 Review
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5 Stars

A FORBIDDEN LOVE WILL BECOME DEEPER.
A LOYALTY WILL BE TESTED.
AND ONLY DARKNESS WILL REMAIN.

One revelation changed everything, turning Eve Collin’s world upside down. Now, she’s left to struggle with her identity and allegiance. Haunted by grief and tempted by her increasing attraction to her protector, will she ever truly be safe from enemies that refuse to give up?

Restraint is an addictively spellbinding continuation of Eve’s journey of self-discovery, love and sacrifice that will change everything.

Readers captivated by Revelation will eagerly devour Restraint.

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Image1{about book one}-
REVELATION:
Revelation by Randi Cooley Wilson
Published May 1st, 2014
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Pages: 314

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20787232-revelation
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A DIVINE SECRET,
A LOYAL PROTECTOR,
A FORBIDDEN LOVE.

Eve Collins starts her freshman year at college blissfully unaware that one revelation will challenge everything she’s believed to be true about her family, life, and future, and right in the midst of it all is Asher St. Michael.

Mysterious and aloof, Asher is appointed to protect Eve at all costs. Bound by his oath of loyalty to mankind, loving her is forbidden.

Dark and enigmatic, Gage Gallagher may be even more dangerous to Eve than the demonic army that hunts her.

Caught in the middle of a centuries old war, Eve must choose sides knowing that the wrong choice will cost more than just her life.

Can Asher and Eve fulfill their destinies or will their love destroy everything?

Revelation is a journey of self-discovery, love, and sacrifice.

This is volume one of a series

22370204{about book two} –
RESTRAINT:
Restraint (The Revelation Series, Volume Two) by Randi Cooley Wilson
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Pages: 300
Publication Date: August, 2014

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22370204-restraint
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A FORBIDDEN LOVE WILL BECOME DEEPER.
A LOYALTY WILL BE TESTED.
AND ONLY DARKNESS WILL REMAIN.
One revelation changed everything, turning Eve Collin’s world upside down with grief and questions of identity and allegiance. Now as she flees enemies that refuse to give up, Eve must also face the mounting attraction between herself and her gargoyle protector. Will she ever truly be safe? How much will she sacrifice to survive and who will she become?
Restraint is an addictive pleasure a spellbinding continuation of Eve’s journey of self-discovery, love and sacrifice.
Readers captivated by Revelation will eagerly devour Restraint.
Restraint is volume two in The Revelation Series.

Randi Cooley Wilson new head shot{about the author} –
Randi was born and raised in Massachusetts where she attended Bridgewater State University and graduated with a degree in Communication Studies. After graduation she moved to California where she lived happily bathed in sunshine and warm weather for fifteen years.
Randi and her husband recently moved back to Massachusetts with their daughter where she was encouraged to begin writing again.
Revelation is her first novel and The Revelations Series is her first New Adult Paranormal Romance book series.
“I’ve had a love affair with books, writing and storytelling since childhood. It has been a dream of mine to introduce this world and these characters to you. I hope I’ve done them justice.”
Randi loves to hear from readers, you can reach out to her via Twitter: R_CooleyWilson and/or Facebook: authorrandicooleywilson

Twitter: R_CooleyWilson
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{the excerpt} –
“Sleep Over” – Asher and Eve, Restraint Excerpt
I’m brushing my teeth when Asher swaggers into the bathroom. He leans his hip against the counter and just watches me. It’s starting to freak me out. I squint at him before spitting.

“Can I help you?”

“Huh?” he asks.

“You’re staring.” I tip my toothbrush at him.

“Am I?” He tilts his head to the side and crosses his arms.

I spit one last time and start my flossing routine and gargle my mouth rinse, all while Asher just stands there, observing me. Seriously, what’s he doing?

“Curious about dental care?”

“Curious about you,” he shoots back.

“Okay.”

He shrugs. “I like watching you do normal, everyday things.”

I blink. “Did you get clocked in training today?”

“No.” He slides his hands into the pockets of his pajama bottoms. “Want to have a sleep over?”

“Sleepover?” I repeat, less than enthused.

“Pajamas, pillow fights, gossip. You know, sleepover,” he clarifies, like I’m an idiot.

I sigh. “You’re freaking me out. What the hell is going on?”

He reaches for me and grabs the hem of my tank top, pulling me towards him. I stumble a bit and have to place my hands on his shoulders for balance as he tugs me closer. “I want you in my bed tonight. I was hoping you’d fall asleep in my arms.” His eyes lock onto mine.

{my thoughts} –
Eve Collins is forced to visit her friend Aria’s grave. She blames herself for Aria’s death because she was distractedly watching Asher during the fight that had occurred. Eve asks a few of the Gargoyles about Aria’s unnatural speed but she is ignored and they change the subject on her. She still can’t figure out how Aria got past her so quickly and then how she died at the hands of the enemy.

Asher and Eve explore there romance more in this book. It gets to the point that most people would be like it’s obvious you two have a thing so admit it. When they finally do admit they have romantic intentions a bunch of other issues arise.

In this book Eve is tested, she gets kidnapped twice, she gets beat up and she questions which side of the war she is going to be loyal to. She has dreams that seem so real that they appear to be premonitions. She also questions her feelings on both Gage and Asher. If I were Eve I would choose Asher he seems so much more trusting the Gage the Gargoyle who chooses not to pick aside because he’d rather get revenge for the death of his first mate.

This book was wonderfully written and the ending made me sad. I am really hoping that in the next book Asher and Eve can work out their relationship issues. I know that a happy ever after would be so much better then the alternative.

{some quotes I liked} –
01} The biting, frigid wind whips around me in an angry whistle, a heartbreaking reminder that even in the tranquility of this moment, death is inevitable.

02} Arianna “Aria” Donovan
Beloved Daughter, Sister and Friend
July 20, 1996 – December 29, 2014

03} “What was it you always said, Fiaona? In life, sometimes the most courageous thing we do is the unthinkable to prevail in moments of other’s cowardliness.” Callan looks pointedly at me.

04} “What we want isn’t always what we need.” I force back my tears. I fear McKenna is wrong because my body is fighting against this. He snorts. “And sometimes what we need is something we didn’t even know we wanted.

05} “Rules are meant ta be broken, if luvs at stake,” Fiona says quietly, her eyes unwavering.
I hold her gaze for a brief moments before shifting my focus to the wall behind her. “Broken rules equate to nothing but pain and darkness,” I counter.
Her lips tighten in a straight line. “Stars don’t shine wit out da darkness,” she retorts.

06} I focus on the lake, shivering at the recollection of Saraphina. My mind wanders to Gage and I catch myself speculating on what he’s doing at the momemt, as my other hand reaches for the place on my wrist his lips burned. Focus Ever, no more Gage thoughts.

07} “I’m honored to share my stone state bed with you, forever,” he says in a soft firm tone, holding my face tightly.
“Forever is a long time,” I whisper, my throat tight.
He gives me his signature sexy smirk. “Yes, it Fucking is.”
I let out a strangled laugh as my knees go wobbly on me. “Asher St. Michael, I would be honored to share your stone state bed,” I say, looking him in the eyes.

08} Restlessness is crawling through my veins, making me irritated and on edge. I’m like a drug addict in need of a fix. I hate this sensation. I detest every second of this plan. Restraint sucks!

{the giveaway} –

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