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Author: Skyla Madi
Publisher: Limitless Publishing LLC
Publication date: September 16th 2013
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Source: Review copy
Blog Tour organized by: Limitless Publishing
~ Synopsis ~
Olivia James has never been one to walk on the wild side, at least not until she meets Seth Marc - a cocky, sexy fighter at her father's gym. He's infuriating, nauseatingly addictive and she just can't seem to shake him. He's only been in town a short while and his name is already on everyone's lips. He's the kind of guy moms warn their daughters about - the kind that leaves a trail of shattered hearts behind him and he has Olivia in his sights.
Olivia has never met anyone as confusing as Seth and his hot and cold attitude constantly sends her reeling. She's never wanted anyone's touch so badly in her life, but having recently come out of a long term relationship diving into another is something she'd prefer to avoid.
Determined for his touch, but not to let him under her skin, Olivia embarks on the most thrilling ride of her life.
~ My Thoughts ~
My Rating: 4 / 5
This is the first book I've read by Skyla Madi, and I was drawn in right away by her character, Olivia, and her writing style. Olivia is a character I connected with and liked from the start - she's shy, intelligent, bookish, and would rather spend an evening reading than go out clubbing. It felt like Olivia was based on me! ;)
Consumed starts out with Olivia's longtime boyfriend, Blade, standing her up yet again with the excuse that he's hanging out with his friends when really he's most likely cheating on her. Again. This time, Olivia's had it, and just when I wanted to kick Blade's ass, Olivia really lets him have it and breaks up with him. You can tell how slimy of a guy Blade is and wonder why Olivia has put up with him as long as she has.
Luckily, Olivia has a good friend in Selena, although that girl talks like she's in junior high when really she's supposed to be in her early to mid twenties. Even Olivia has the same thoughts as I did about the way she talks. Even more lucky is the chance meeting between Olivia and Seth the morning after her breakup with Blade. Seth is sex personified. The scenes between the two of them are hot - even the times when Olivia is simply ogling him from across the gym.
One of the aspects I loved most about Seth and about Consumed overall is that Seth isn't a typical alpha male just because he's hot. He's a decent guy. He says in the beginning he's a sex-with-no-strings-attached kind of guy, but you just know that Olivia is going to change that outlook of his. I love the shy girl being paired with the red hot guy. I don't mean to say that just because Olivia is shy doesn't mean she's hot, too, because with the way she's described physically, she is.
I couldn't get enough of Consumed. I need my own Seth! ;) I relished every page, every moment, every word and am ready to devour all of Skyla Madi's previous books!
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~ About the Author ~
Skyla Madi was born in the small town of Port Maquarie, New South Wales in 1993. She spent half her life growing up in Wauchope, a thriving rural town at the heart of the Hastings River Valley before making the leap to the busy city of Brisbane.
Whenever this young Australian writer isn't changing diapers, watching cartoons, cooking for her husband or doing other motherly-wife things she is actively working on her writing and improving her writing skills.
Skyla loves to read just as much as she loves to write and since discovering that YA/paranormal romance/urban fantasy are her favourite genres, she has embarked on her own writing journey and is currently working on a YA series titled Your Guardian Angel.
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