Thursday, 17 August 2017

♕ REVIEW ♕ ARC ♕ Toxic by Nicole Blanchard

TITLE: Toxic
AUTHOR: Nicole Blanchard
GENRE: Romance
PUBLICATION: August 22nd, 2017
A new standalone dark romance coming from New York Timesand USA Today bestselling author Nicole Blanchard.

"John Doe" was just another patient. A criminal.

As a prison nurse, I knew the rules: do my job, don’t get involved, and never let a prisoner get under my skin.

I broke all three.

My passion, my obsession, my addiction. I risked my entire life so we could be together.

I thought helping him escape from prison would be the hard part.

It turns out when you fall in love with a villain, you also turn into one.
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TOXIC: A standalone dark romance novel Nicole Blanchard.

Twenty-seven year old Tessa Emmerson RN, knew the rules, as a prison nurse she knew not to overstep the boundaries with the inmates at Blackthorne Correctional Institute that held high risk prisoners. 

 Do my job, don’t get involved, and never let a prisoner get under my skin.

Things aren’t the greatest in her personal life, where she’s suffocating on a daily basis, a husband that rules the roost with an iron fist, instead of showering her with love and devotion, he showers her with cruelty and bruises. What makes her situation more precarious is he has eyes everywhere, being the warden where she works, she’s on tenterhooks not just at work but at home too. 

So when a prisoner (John Doe) aka thirty-five year old Gracin Kingsley shows her some form of affection that she craves all the above three rules are smashed to smithereens.

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He’s the devil incarnate, the snake that tempted Eve. 

When he’s signed to help her in the ward things get heated up between them fast.

My passion, my obsession, my addiction. I risked my entire life so we could be together. 

Now fugitives on the run from the law..Both with blood on their hands. 

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It turns out when your life falls to pieces right before your eyes, it isn't with a bang. It's with a whisper. 

Just a word of warning for some this book may cause triggers, spouse abuse, and is very much in your face, it's not glossed over.

This took me a while to get into, Tessa was a victim of domestic violence, no children so really there was nothing keeping her there within the relationship, no ties binding her to him so I found it hard connecting with her in the beginning and couldn't comprehend why she didn't get out of that situation sooner. It's not until she meets Gracin that she grows a backbone and we see her going from a wall flower to a spitfire with a tough inner bitch that doesn't take any more shit, and it was at this stage that I started connecting with her more.

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