Monday, December 7, 2015

review || I NEED YOU TOO { blog tour } by Cynthia P. O'Neill

Self-Published | November 30, 2015 | Contemporary Romance
Need, book 4


Ethan McDonald had everything he wanted in life until one jerk’s misconceptions caused him to be in an accident - inadvertently taking another’s life and nearly costing him his own. Months later he woke from a coma to find how much things had changed. He found forgiveness from the victim’s family, but could he find absolution from her husband and more importantly – himself.

It took months for him to integrate back into society. His friend, Nate, helped him refocus his life with the need for assistance in catching the culprit behind all the accounting mistakes at work. In turn, he was welcomed into Prescott International, as the new lead in IT. He’d gained favor from the family, especially from a certain lady…

Marjorie (Prescott) Bentley had finally succeeded in divorcing her husband and making her way back to her family and the company business. She’d been into the BDSM scene, but her ex, a wannabe Dom, nearly destroyed her, wanting her only for her wealth. She’d put on a friendly face to everyone, but internally she was trying to overcome the nightmares and struggles to find her way back to her old life, with her need to submit, her need for him…

Ethan and Marjorie saw through each other’s masquerades and found support with one another. But could they both let go of the nightmares of their pasts and move forward together? Could they both learn to heal, surrendering to one another, and their darkest desires?

She needed him, but he needed her Too!

{ about cynthia p. o'neill } .

I grew up in a small town in South Florida called Clewiston and moved to Central Florida to attend college. I married my friend, love, and soul mate and still reside in the area with our amazing son, and a feisty, four-legged little doggie boy.

In my books, I draw on my background in healthcare, business, and science, along with my husband's engineering and wireless technology knowledge.

I currently write on all levels of Romance. The Learning Series is for those who like a little more steam with their books, falling into the categories of Contemporary and verging on Erotica, with a hint of Suspense. The Remembrance Series encompasses Young Adult, with a touch of Paranormal activity and a hint of Historical romance. A new contemporary romance series is underway, called Need. It will be different than the others, because each book will focus on a new couple, while all of the characters will still have a large presence throughout the series.

I try to make my writing very personal and close to her heart. Regular life is the inspiration for my books, but I'm only limited by imagination taking ideas to new heights, opening up possibilities that would normally not exist.

On a more personal note...I love to cook and create in the kitchen and on the bbq grill. I sometimes lose myself in a song at the piano. I often sing with my son while we are driving or making dinner together. I enjoy crafts (flower arranging, making wreaths, painting pottery, needle point and drawing in pencil and charcoals). My music tastes are eclectic at best, ranging from classical piano to hard rock/heavy metal. It all depends on the song, group, and if it has a good beat or is a soulful ballad.

{ review } .

Sometimes I'm so invested in a series and it's characters, that I force myself to overlook annoyances. That is the case with this NEED series. I love the people! I love the situations that Ms. O'Neill throws them in, and throughout the series, getting to slowly know Ethan and Marjorie? I was excited to see their story finally happen.

If you haven't read the series, you're given a great wake up call (pun totally intended) with the initial scene -- right away, you learn of Marjorie's spitfire ways, and the type of friendship/relationship that she and Ethan have. It only grows from there.

Marjorie's past has a way of haunting her, and Ethan has guilt in spades. Both of these have broken pieces, but they've always been one another's strength -- even if in friendship only. Their chemistry has always been palpable, so I loved seeing them cross that line, once and for all.

So, the story is great. I love the story. The dialogue isn't my favorite, and the author's use of throwing the title in throughout the story, in words or in thoughts, and her overuse of exclamation points, drives me batty, but if you can overlook little things like that (or hey, maybe they're you're thing!),
...that was me being sassy, I'm sorry...
the story is easy to follow, and the characters are easy to love and root for.

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