A LOVE SO TRAGIC by STEVIE J COLE : REVIEW & EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT

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Emotional, angsty, passionate and raw love story.

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SYNOPSIS

Promises. 
We all make them. Sometimes we break them. But what happens when the promise you break haunts your dreams, when that moment of betrayal echoes within every last beat of your heart? 

Love. 
Love is passionate, painful, and all consuming in the most brutal yet beautiful way. How many people have you said ‘I love you’ to? Five, ten, maybe no one? I’ve said that word to two men, but only one where I felt it. 

Tragic. 
This word sums up my relationship with Nicolas: devastating, painful, depressing. 
A first love that should have lasted a lifetime, but I ruined with a stupid decision. Nicolas is my star crossed lover, and even though Shakespeare has taught me that stories such as ours always end in tragedy, I can’t not love him, even if I’m married to someone else.

A love so tragic

Reviewed by Jenny and Gitte

4.5 emotional stars!

‘Love is tragic. Love is painful and brutal, but above all, within true love, there is a beauty matched by nothing else. ‘

Well, what a different side to Stevie J Cole we witnessed in A Love So Tragic. This lady is proving to be such a creatively versatile author and an automatic 1click for us! We’ve tasted the gritty, we’ve winced at the ugly and now we’ve fallen in love with the romantic, if not extremely angsty, side of this incredibly talented author.

“I want her. I want the life we should’ve had. I want everything that was taken from me, and that’s a bad thing.’

Heartbreaking, beautiful, tragic, frustrating, painful….LOVE Stevie J Cole….you made us crazy with this book, you made us fall in love with a romantic, beautiful and sensitive man, you brought an honesty to this story and you made us cry!

“Love is an unusual creature. It’s painfully beautiful but brings out some of the darkest, ugliest parts of your heart.”

When love hits you so deeply, when every breath you take is a reminder of a love who shouldn’t have got away, it’s hard to forget them when they’re etched deep into your soul. How do you deal when you’ve married the man who wasn’t your soulmate? It’s very easy to say ‘listen to your heart’ but with that comes the pain of betraying those in your life.

‘Letting go of your past is hard, and sometimes you just have to accept you’ll never be able to completely let some things go.’

The story had such an enormous effect on us both because it felt real, personal and from the heart. It was as though the emotions were seeping directly from the soul of this author onto the pages, aiming directly to our hearts. This is a potent, passionate, conflicting and consuming love story.

‘We will never be anything more than strangers who used to be in love with each other, and as tragic as that fuck was, it’s life.’

In the middle of this tragedy is Peyton and boy did we want to shake some sense into this young lady. The decisions she made and the justifications for her actions were immature and though she acknowledged to her faults and did regret them, she never really did redeem herself completely in our eyes.  Peyton was the instigator and the cause and the word ‘frustrating’ doesn’t even cover her actions!

Nic was the glue that held A Love So Tragic together. His all-encompassing love for Peyton made him the hero in this story and we fell in love with this man heart and soul. Oh, what a romantic. His letters…his poems….swooooon!  We felt everything Nic experienced. When he hurt, we hurt. When he was angry, so were we. This guy loved with all his heart and he held ours in the palm of his very capable hands.

“You were always mine, Peyton, and then one day you weren’t. You have no idea how hard that was for me.”

Well played Stevie J Cole! You manipulated our feelings with your vague descriptiveness about one particular character. Had we been given more than what you provided, our dislike for Peyton would have risen to stratospheric proportions! Very clever writing indeed!

This is a story of deep, soul reaching love that painfully yet beautifully communicated the inner turmoil experienced by these characters. Stevie J Cole you moved us implicitly! And that ending….tissues required!

“You broke my heart…..”

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A LOVE SO TRAGIC by STEVIE J COLE
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EXCERPT FROM A LOVE SO TRAGIC
by
STEVIE J COLE

Three songs in, two shots later, sweat is dripping down the center of my back. My head swims in a blissful drunkenness. Nic’s hands brush down my sides before he grabs onto my ass, and thrusts my hips against his, grinding me against his erection.

He places his lips by my ear. “Fuck, I miss this,” he says with a growl as he yanks me harder against his body. His teeth graze over my earlobe. “Let me take you home,” he says, kissing down my neck and over my throat.

I’m shaking my head no, but grabbing onto him and tilting my head back to grant him better access to my neck.

“No one will ever know.” His hands glide up my back to my shoulders. Fisting my hair, he tugs me to his face. “Whatever’s going on with you and Isaac—you want out…I’ll save you, and if you don’t, well, I’ll help you get away with it.”

And I swear, for a split-second, I stop breathing.

His eyes seer into mine before falling to my mouth. Cupping the back of my head in his hands, he rolls his bottom lip over mine. My breath falls ragged as I fight the urge to slam my mouth over his. I want to, but the way his lip is barely brushing against mine is too beautiful. It’s dragging out the inevitable, just like we have been doing.

“I shouldn’t…” he whispers against my mouth.

I remember the way this feels, how his kisses always left me undone, and I can’t stop the slight moan that trickles from my lips to his. With that, his mouth claims mine in a vicious kiss and without pause, it’s like we’ve never spent a day apart. Our lips are in sync, our tongues brushing against each other in rhythm. I don’t fight him, I sink into him, parting my lips and letting his tongue sweep against mine. He pulls me in closer, deepening the kiss.

The loud music blares around us, the people moving in beat beside us have no idea what awful thing we’re doing, what horrible, festering wound we’ve just ripped back open. His hands, his body, his mouth, the taste of him—the man who should, at this point, be a stranger to me—consumes me. His hands are in my hair, his body pressed against mine. And with this one kiss he’s proved that he still owns me. Nic tears away from me, taking my hand and pulling me from the dance floor. And I stumble after him without even realizing it.

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ALST 22 coming

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“Also check out these books we’ve loved by Stevie”

JAG – PANDEMIC SORROW BOOK ONE
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Rock star romance with an undercurrent of drug addiction. Gritty, raw and real. A must read!

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‘Drugs or her, bliss or pain; which one would I rather have?’

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You can release a bird from its cage, but if you’ve clipped its wings then its freedom is merely false kindness.’

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WRATH – WRONG BOOK TWO

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ABSOLUTION 
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Dark, gitty, violent love story with dark humour – addictive reading!

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“I’m the only God you need, little killer. I’m the one who will protect you, and I’m the one who will rain down hell on anyone who hurts you.”

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 About the Author

stevie

Stevie J. Cole likes to write realistic stories with raw, gritty characters you should hate but can’t help but to love. 

She’s obsessed with rock music, loves sloths, and has an unnatural obsession with British accents.

Her books are not recommended for the faint of heart.

Connect with Stevie
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ALST 15 coming

 

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