Tuesday, August 19, 2014

~Review: Ocean Submerged (Oceans Trilogy #2) by M.A. DeOlmos~

Twenty-seven year old Ocean Hawthorne thought he’d known loss and pain when his twin sister Stormie died. It was his fault the world would no longer see her beautiful smile or hear her captivating laughter. The former world champion in the vicious world of MMA fighting thought he’d been through the worst and has now carried that guilt and pain with him since. 

Then he met Livie Acosta. The moment he laid his eyes on the exotic beauty, he was hooked. In that split second of looking into her wild and hurt eyes, his heart began to beat again. He knew then that he would never be able to let her go… but was that the right thing for him to do? Because yet again, Ocean found himself surrounded by a familiar darkness, a pain so strong that even breathing hurt, and living felt impossible. He’d pushed too far in the effort to love and help her, and now… now he didn’t know if he’d ever see her again. Lawrence Hawthorne has been through the ringer when it came to hurt and disappointment, but nothing could have prepared him for the possibility of losing Livie. 

He’d just found her and now—well, now he didn’t know what to think. To him, Livie was more than just a girl, more than just a friend. To Law, Livie was someone he needed to help and protect, even from herself, and he’d failed that simple task. Will the Hawthorne cousins who have sworn to protect Livie survive her selfish act, or will they crumble, yet again?

Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

Ocean Submerged is M.A. DeOlmos’ second book in her Ocean’s Trilogy. I was captivated from the first book which left me hanging on the edge and it was no different in the second book.  I was pleasantly surprised with the beauty and love that overflowed throughout this book. All of the characters were more detailed and matured immensely from the first book.

Just when they found each other, Livie and Ocean are thrust apart by consequential events.  This leaves both of them feeling a loss that is unbearable.  Mending hearts, bodies and souls is of upper most concern in the telling of this story. Will Ocean and Livie finally find the peace they both desperately want?

For Law, the story is just beginning when he meets Livie’s new roommate, Dulce, who is battling her own demons.  Has Law finally found his own Sunshine?  Can Dulce trust Law enough to love again?

Read this book!  You will NOT be disappointed! ~TSRBR

Hero – Lawrence Hawthorne 5.0 stars
Hero – Ocean Hawthorne 4.5 stars
Heroine – Livie Acosta 4.5 stars
Heroine – Dulce 4.5 stars
Steam Level: 4.5 stars
Plot: 4.0 stars
Cliffhanger: YES!

Would I recommend this book: Yes! From the beginning I was hooked and I still am.  All of the author’s characters are amazing and I found myself drowning in the passion and circumstances captured on the pages of this book; I was left wanting more! 

Would I recommend this author: Yes! This trilogy is one of the most beautifully put together pieces that I’ve ever read.    I can’t wait to read the final book!  Way to engage, Melissa! 

***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***

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