Monday, July 25, 2016

Review: A Reliant Love by Taylor Lavati @taylorjlavati

A Reliant Love
(A Reliant Love #1)
by Taylor Lavati
Published June 20th 2014
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary


Nathalie Carter wants one thing: independence. She has paid her dues by living at home under her parents’ watchful eyes, earning grades to give her a ticket out and joining clubs she had no interest in to get into college. She plans to experience things she believes every new adult should—from falling in love to playing beer pong and pulling an all-nighter to skipping class because she’s too hungover. But nothing ever seems to go as planned, and she gets pulled into a world she never imagined existed.

Samuel Torrington’s past refuses to release him from its vise-like grip; but he has a plan, and once his senior year of college is over, he can finally move away and start anew. His addictions help him get through day-to-day life, but he’s constantly battling darker demons.

Fate brings the two together, and chance takes them on a roller coaster ride that neither would dare hop off. Within destiny’s grasp, they realize there are two things impossible to fight—addiction and attraction.


My Review:

I don’t read many books in this genre but when I saw that it was by Taylor Lavati I knew I had to read it. You see Taylor has become another one of my favorite authors of all time so that means I want to read everything they have ever written no matter what the genre is. The first book by Taylor I read was The Last Legacy: Season One and let me tell you I fell in love with it and her writing. It was one of the best books I have ever read! Oh but this is not a review about The Last Legacy it is a review about A Reliant Love.

Although this is not a genre I read very often I do like it and need a change from zombies and dystopian once in a while. But when you have a great author the genre is not important or nor does it matter. A Reliant love is awesome read and Taylor will have your emotions running all over the place. Not only are your emotions going haywire but you are as well. Taylor writes in such a way that she will pull you into A Reliant Love right from the first word and won’t let go until the last word has been written and will leave you wanting more and more and more…..

Nathalie Carter is a young woman who has just left home for the first time and can’t wait to start her new life at college without her parents telling her what to do. For the first time in her life she will be alone and can do what she wants and with having to ask permission from anyone. Nathalie plans on getting her degree and starting a new life for herself somewhere down the road but in the mean time she plans on doing a littler partying and hopefully find a boyfriend along the way. Nathalie is a very good girl with a very big heart who likes to help people if she can.

Nathalie has a hard time trusting people though after her boyfriend in high school betrayed her. But she is determined not to let that get in her way of enjoying life and just having a good time or being happy. So when she runs into Sam a senior who just wants to finish up his last year and get on with his life and out of that town to boot all she wants to do is spend every waking minute with him. Sam and Nathalie have an instant attraction for each other but Sam has a lot of baggage that he is caring around that may just get in their way of being happy and together. The only way he can handle it is by tuning to drugs.
When Nathalie looks into Sam’s eyes she sees something good in him and wants to help him. But she soon realizes that her love alone cannot help Sam.

I loved reading A Reliant Love although I cried more times than I can count. A Reliant Love is a very heartwarming read but at the same time it will rip your heart right out of your chest or so you think. Taylor Lavati is such an awesome writer that she pulls you right into Nathalie and Sam’s world making you feel as if you are a part of it and that you are traveling down all their roads with them. The ending blew me away I never, never, never saw that one coming in a million years. You know I hated it but you know it was so awesome. Endings like that are what make for a great book. I can’t wait to read the next book Finding Sam. If you have not read A Reliant Love then I would definitely suggest that you do. 

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