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Relinquished by K.A. Hunter….Blog Tour & Review

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Jules Donovan has been in and out of unsavory foster homes and repulsive motels her entire life. She’s known nothing but loss, abandonment, crime, and pain. Now that she’s aged out of the system, she can’t remember ever having dreams for her future because she’s constantly fighting for daily survival.

When she meets the Riley brothers, there’s something about them that draws her in. She’s never let her guard down, but Dante and Holden make her feel valuable, like she actually matters. And for the first time in her life, she senses something she’s never experienced before—protection.

But can these mysterious brothers keep her safe from the dark monsters that lie in wait, ready for their final revenge? And how in the hell does older brother Dante know so much about her anyway?

Unbeknownst to her, things have been set in motion ever since she was ripped from her mother’s womb and, as each jagged piece of her life unfolds, she will begin to wonder, who’s really in charge of her fate?

**TRIGGER WARNING…this novel contains non-explicit scenes of abuse. There is strong language throughout. Relinquished is intended for mature readers**

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Relinquished completely took me by surprise and blew me away.  Kimi (K.A.) has come barrelling out of the doors with an explosive novel!

I don’t even know how to start this review.  I have so many thoughts rushing through my head.  I have to say that this book gripped me from the beginning and never let go.

Jules is a foster child and was in and out of homes til she aged out.  Her life since then hasn’t been a peach either.  Barely scraping by, Jules does what she can to survive.  Jules is very strong woman for going through what she has and not allowing herself to just give up.

“I was tired of just existing.  It was time for me to finally fight and claim the life and future I wanted for myself.”

Dante and Holden come across Jules when they visit the bar she works in.  She keeps her guard up around anyone and everyone.  But with them, for some odd reason she can’t explain, their is some sort of guardianship coming from them.

However, once they get closer to her, things start to spiral out of control.  And just when we think we are going to get some answers, more twists and turns are thrown our way.

Kimi does a phenomenal job of keeping things move along at a great pace and slowly leaking tidbits of information.  It’s just enough to give you pieces of the puzzle, but it’s not enough to put them together correctly.  She weaves this dark and edgy love story so perfect.

“Everyone has scars that tell a story. Even though they don’t define who you are, yours tell me that you’re not a victim, you’re a survivor.  They validate your past, but you’re a stronger woman because of them.”

The dynamics between all the characters felt so real.  You can feel the protection that both brothers felt for Jules, but in two completely different ways.  The hatred I felt towards the evil men in this book had me putting my kindle in a death grip, wishing it was their necks.   I love when an author is able to get such strong reactions from me.

Relinquished is like a puzzle crafted to make you second guess every piece you are given.  You will not see the ending coming.  I loved every single bit of this book!  Bravo Kimi!!!

 

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button About the authorKimi Flores/K.A. Hunter lives in Southern California with her husband, who happened to be her high school sweetheart and prom date and their two hilarious boys.

When she’s not reading, writing, or hanging out with family and friends, Kimi spends her time in the kitchen trying to come up with vegan meals that don’t taste like cardboard.

Volunteering is extremely important to her, and she and her family work with several local non-profit organizations. A portion of her sales will always go to charity.

Currently, she writes contemporary romance stories under her real name Kimi Flores and grittier romantic suspense novels under her pen name K.A. Hunter.

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