Title: Salvation (Nashville Nights #2)
Series: Nashville Nights #2
Author: Robin Covington
Release date: 11th May, 2015
Rating: 4.5 Stars!
HEA: YES YES YES
4.5! Our ratings will be based on this 5 Star scale:
*****J’adore/Nous Adorons: World-changing, we could not put it down even if we dared to try. And, we might just read it again. We would recommend it to anyone.
****Liked it: It didn’t shatter our worlds. Something held us back from that amazing moment of complete obsession, but we definitely liked it a lot. We would recommend it to our friends.
For those who skim: Carlisle and Mateo have a beautiful and sexy relationship that is sure to give you all the feels!
Letting go never felt so good.
Carlisle Queen is dying and no one knows it.
Burying the pain of losing her friends and her professional swimming career in a terrorist attack, America’s former sweetheart dulls her pain with drugs, pills and parties. The bomb left her with more than nightmares; shrapnel is lodged in her back and inching closer to her spinal cord. When the doctors tell her paralysis is inevitable, she decides to take her own life rather than face a lifetime in a wheelchair.
Mateo Butler isn’t anyone’s hero.
Reeling from the death of his little sister and his own cowardice, he spends his nights partying and his days ignoring the medical school acceptance letters and his parents’ concerned phone calls. Just a couple of months from graduation, he’s facing a future filled with shame and regret. The last thing he needs is to meet the woman who compels him to be a better man.
Can they save each other?
When Carlisle and Mateo meet, the chemistry between them is combustible. They play, party and hide their true selves until one night turns their lust into something more…something real. As secrets are revealed and walls collapse, what they were and what they might become doesn’t matter as much as who they are together. When the choice comes down to life or death, can love be their salvation?
**A portion of the royalties from this book will be donated to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation**
1. People: “Do we care?”. Development. Relationships between characters.
Convington drew us in from the start. Carlisle is super funny. She developes each dynamic between the characters with ease. It didn’t take much for us to get a sense of who everyone was. She really developed her main characters well without getting too caught up in them to show us things about the rest of the cast.
2. Plot: “World-building”. Story arc. “Did it hold our interest?”
I read this sucker in one sitting. The story was beautiful, raw, and honest. Everything was easy to imagine and sit through.
3. Plausibility: Can we suspend our sense of reality while we read these and still have it make sense?
Everything felt real. Everything felt honest. I could always see where Carlisle was coming from, and it always felt realistic. Not once did I feel like straws were being grabbed at to make a point.
4.Pure entertainment value.
Funny. Sexy. The Feels! Heart breaking. Heart warming. It was awesome. I think I wanted to know more about his thoughts or encounters with her before the story’s timeline. It was understood that they were friendly, but I wanted more. It edged one being insta-love which is part of why this is a 4.5 read for me instead of a 5.
I can’t wait for the next book in this series!!!
*ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest opinion