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The Token (Volumes 1-3) by Marata Eros…Blog Tour Stop & Review

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The Token Volumes 1-3

The Token Synopsis:

From New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Marata Eros~

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The Token Series revolves around heroine Faren Mitchell and self-made billionaire hero Jared “Mick” McKenna. The two literally collide when Mick accidentally runs into Faren while riding his Harley. A mix of chemistry, tragedy, murder and unrequited love transpire in a series of six, dark installments….

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Synopsis:

Twenty-two year old Faren Mitchell hears the two words that change her abbreviated life forever. They’re so final Faren decides she has nothing to lose by seizing every remaining moment of what life has to offer.

Until Faren collides with a motorcycle ridden by billionaire Jared McKenna.

Even the dark secret of her past and catharsis as a physical therapist can’t save Faren from the sexual spiral that waits for her in the arms of a man who commits to no one. When circumstances force her to get a second job as an exotic dancer, Faren never imagines how close that choice will bring her to the brink of a new reality she is unequipped to handle.

My review:

Intense.  That’s the one word I would use to describe the beginning of Fallon’s story and ultimately the beginning of the series.  At 22 years old, Faren was never expecting to be given an expiration date on her life.  But that’s exactly what has happened.  In a moment of blind panic and fear for what’s to come, she flees her doctor’s office and the horrible outlook she’s been given and is slammed into by a motorcycle.  At the time she has no way of knowing it was being driven by young and gorgeous billionaire Jared McKenna but she will soon find out.  And when she does? The game changes.  Despite knowing she has very limited time left, she can’t help but fall into Jared and all his delicious sexual presence.

She also finds herself in a time crunch in regards to helping pay for ill her mother’s care.  How much more could a 22-year-old girl handle?  It’s this crunch that leads her into a life she never wanted to be in but one that was necessary.

What would Jared think if he knew she had turned to exotic dancing to help pay her bills?  She would hate to find out….

This opening installment has the perfect amount of heat and suspense.  Jared, aka Mick, is mysterious and a bit rough around the edges for a man in his station in life which leads you to believe there’s one hell of a story behind him.  Faren is so incredibly strong for a 22-year-old and I have admired her from the first page.  Incredible start.

We are left wanting more but not left hanging.  I truly appreciate that in a serial series!

 

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Synopsis:

Faren Mitchell keeps the secret of her second job from the one man who could see her through some of the darkest moments of her life. She doesn’t want Jared “Mick” McKenna for the billions he’s amassed, but for the one thing she’s never given any man: her innocence.

Mick’s guilt over the injury he inflicted fuels the beginnings of something more; a sexual consumption of each other that neither were anticipating. When Faren’s actions don’t match her words, Mick suspicions are raised. His feelings turn to ones of protection after Faren is mugged and he can’t reconcile his desire for her with the reality they now find themselves in.

As Faren’s bucket list grows, so does the danger that surrounds the choices she’s made. Can she take what she needs from Mick and also secure her mother’s life? Or will the truth she has weaved between the lies doom them both?

My review:

Heated is the word I would use to describe this second installment.  What started out as an accidental meeting between Faren and Jared, aka Mick, is slowly turning into a full-blown scorching attraction between them.  But they both have their secrets to keep.  Mick and his background and how he came to be one of the “other half” and Faren and her less than savory second job.  It wasn’t the dancing that was less than savory, it was the private parties she’d decided to take on to earn even more money, faster.  Deep down though, Faren knows no matter what she does for a second job, she is pure and still untouched.  It’s that knowledge that keeps her from losing her mind when she was doing lap dances on strangers.

Still, though, every time she sees Mick she wants to come clean.  She ultimately knows better and knows he wouldn’t be so understanding of that.  Why did she have to be falling for him so hard and so fast?  Considering the time she has left, maybe it was a good thing this is how it was going…

To make matters worse a nightmare from her past shows up and threatens to take what little time she has left from her.  Of course, this is just another secret Faren doesn’t want Mick to find out about.  But she’s been handing this for years and she wasn’t going to give up now.  She could handle this latest obstacle and hopefully end it once and for all.  Of course Mick wants to help but keeping the true situation to herself is better for both of them…so she thinks.

Whoa.  The heat and sexual attraction between Mick and Faren is positively delicious and reaching a fevered pitch in this second installment.  But besides the heat, there is plenty of emotion for the reader to feel.  That anxious feeling Faren is going to going to be found out by Mick and what his reaction will be had me biting my nails while reading.  But, I love that feeling!

Fantastic second installment!

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Synopsis:

Faren collapses, narrowly escaping discovery upon hearing traumatic news delivered by Thorn. When Thorn becomes her uneasy accomplice in the deception of Mick, Faren decides she needs to come clean with the truth. Shelving her pride might be the last thing she wants to do, but as facts and actions continue to contradict one another, her hands become tied in the lies she creates to survive.

Faren only needs one last lap dance to erase the final debt that hangs over her mother’s head like a cloud of doom. But when Ronnie Bunce circles closer to Faren and threatens the last sanctuary she possesses, circumstances unravel to reveal lies that run deeper than she knew.

Can Faren and Mick consummate their passion before her deceit is discovered? Or will the last dance be the ultimate loss?

My review:

Gut-wrenching perfectly describes this third installment of The Token.

Faren is so close to having all of her mom’s care paid up and she only needs to do this one last gig and she can quit the life she’s hated leading.  Mick still hadn’t found out about these “events’ and hopefully she could just keep it on the down low for one more night.  Things were heating up and getting serious between them and her feelings were growing for this amazing and complex man and she didn’t want to ruin it.  Of course, her deteriorating health would have to come up, but not yet.  She would enjoy what she’s found with Mick until she absolutely HAD to tell him.

There was still a threat out there to her safety but she was feeling more and more confident that all of that would work out, too.  All of that changes when she sees Mick…at her last “event”.  She knows in an instant that he is crushed and she knows things have been ruined.  The question is, is it beyond repair?

Oh my…the ending of this installment killed me.  I was crushed for both Faren and Mick and am, at this very moment, worried sick for the future of their relationship.  I immediately bought the rest of the series and will be devouring them this weekend to see what the fates have in store for Faren and Mick.  Both deserve a happy ending and I am praying Mick can forgive Faren for what she’s had to do to survive these past few months.

 

The Token volumes 1-3

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Faren doesn’t think her heart can break any further until Mick discovers her sullied secret in the worst way possible.

Faren picks up the shattered remnants of her emotions and moves forward with a desperate plan to win Mick back that doesn’t involve one penny of his billions. When Faren sees what remains of her life coming together with a synchronicity she can only dream of, the unexpected happens with Jay–and she must play a razor’s edge of deception once again.

Can she tie this final loose end and receive the money from that aborted last dance before the countdown of debt has expired? Will a dirty cop and the long arm of Ronnie Bunce conspire to ruin the fragile bond she’s created with Mick? Or will the concessions Faren’s made along the way shatter the dark joy she has been given ….

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Jay puts pressure on Faren for more than she’s willing to give. With the discovery of a deeper secret than she can keep to herself, Faren commits to lying no more. Though the goal of her mother’s debt has been absolved and she is safe from transport, Faren struggles with concerns over her long term care.

When Mick finds out the absolute truth, the dynamic of their relationship changes to include something she never expected to have: hope.

How long can Faren keep those at bay that wish to destroy the fragile happiness between Mick and Faren? Will blackmail be successful in ruining the one thing Faren’s decided she wants even more than her own life?

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From the NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author, Marata Eros

Faren is blown away about the dual revelation of her health. A different threat against her mother remains, while Mick and Faren execute caution with the excavation of the past. Neither want Thorn to suffer for something he’s not responsible for.

The lesson taught to Ronnie Bunce didn’t stick and he has connections that even Mick’s monetary status can’t silence. When its discovered the players on the chessboard have been closing in for a checkmate against Faren and Mick, Farenuses whatever’s at hand to save the one she cares about the most.

Will the gauntlet Faren rushes through put everything she cares about to the test? Does this final danger erase the seeds of the truth she’s finally come to terms with—or will the larger threat irrevocably damage her most precious treasure?

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About the author:

Author Photo 2Marata Eros (a pseudonym for Tamara Rose Blodgett), is the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author of dark, romantic new adult novels, including A Terrible Love and its companion novel A Brutal Tenderness. Marata lives in South Dakota with her husband

 

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  1. Sharon Richmond says:

    I’m looking forward to reading your books, they sound like a great sit back and enjoy, get lost in the books for hours!!!

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