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Saturday, 6 June 2015

Book Spotlight: Rising Up by J J Harper

The first romance novel Rising Up by J J Harper
The new romance series - Finding Me
“What a touching story of someone broken, "rising up" and becoming the beautiful, loved woman she truly was!  ” Melissa J. Johnson
“Such an intense background, with so much love through it all…This is such an amazing book! Definitely a must read! I hope there is more!” Damaris Zepeda

Rising Up.  A romantic erotic novel

‘Looking at myself in the mirror and trying to clean my broken skin I realize that I no longer recognize myself.  What happened to me, when did I become this battered and bruised wreck?’
Heidi has to change not only her name but the country she lives in to survive, with the help of her best friend they flee.  As Imogen, she tries to start her life again, away from the constant abuse that had become her life.  She takes her first steps as a new woman and when she stumbles on a man that has the power to heal her, and help her overcome the horrors of her past her is she brave enough to let him?
After catching his girlfriend cheating on him Mason hides away to lick his wounds and injured pride.  
I reflect back on the wasted years and reiterate to myself ‘No more women’.
Until an unnerving feeling to get out again overwhelms him, so for the first time in six weeks enters his local bar and watches as two girls walk in for the first time.
The connection that flows between Imogen and Mason is physical as well as emotional. So as their body’s called out to each other, she hesitates. Has the violence from her past takenaway her ability to trust and to desire again? Or can this handsome stranger reawaken her dormant passion?
‘How can my body react to somebody like this?  I don't even know him, but hell my skin feels like it's singing out to him.”
‘I notice two girls walk in, and just like that the twitchy feeling in my gut is back and a shiver runs down my spine.’
As they embark on their new relationship Imogen begins to feel free of her past demons and embraces feelings she thought lost as Mason explores her body.
Then when her past catches up with her, Imogen and Mason have to find out if is she strong enough to not only face her old demons but be brave enough to fight for her new life.
Is she tough enough to rise up from her past and follow her heart to a new brighter future?  Will the man sent to save her wait while she finds her strength again?
“How can I be a part of you when I can’t even find any part of me?”

This is a contemporary newromance novel, please be aware this story is not always a pretty one.  It involves violence and scenes of non-consensual sex. Therefore is recommended for readers aged 18 and over.

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