Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Review: Saving Leah by Misha Eilliott

Saving Leah 
by Misha Elliott  
Adult/New Adult Romance  
Asked to Review
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.68
Published on: 
Pages: 200

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:

Sometimes the only thing worse than revealing a painful secret is keeping it from the one who wants to save you. 

In time, fractured bones mend and torn flesh heals. But what about a fractured soul? Years of abuse have left Leah scared and broken, in solitude with the only symbol of the person she used to be-her violin. 

While in hiding, she never expected to meet the handsome and alluring Asher. Can he save her before all is lost or will her secrets become the death of her? 

My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. 

Disclaimers: I received a copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not obligated to write a good review nor did I receive any compensation for writing this review.

Why did I decide to turn the pages? It looked like a novel I'd enjoy. 

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: It wasn't at all what I was expecting. In fact, the synopsis led me to believe that the novel was something else entirely. 

The novel does talk about Leah, a famous violin player, who endured years of abuse. But what it doesn't mention is that "in hiding" referred more to her state of emotional being than anything else. 

I don't mean to down play abuse or the scars that abuse can have on a person. I love books about this subject, but that wasn't what I thought this book would be about and it wasn't my favorite book that's been written on the subject. 

Asher and Leah were interesting characters, but I never felt like I really got to know them. And their relationship didn't ring true for me. 

So why 3 stars? It just wasn't what I was expecting and it didn't quite grab me and pull me into it as much as I wanted it to. 

Warnings/Side-notes: Some scenes of violence, sexual references. It's tame as far as new adult goes, but it still is for 16+. 

The Wrap-up: I wanted to like this, but it just wasn't what I was expecting. 

Love,

Danica Page

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