RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW — Stockholm By Leigh Lennon

Title: Stockholm
Author: Leigh Lennon
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: March 23, 2018

 

~SYNOPSIS~
What happens when your captor becomes your savior?
 
 Mikayla Miller wakes up one morning, bound to a bed, in a farmhouse in
Alberta, Canada, with no recollection of how she got there.
 
When she comes face to face with her captor, Mikayla can’t deny the
instant chemistry between them. The man she only knows as Nolan insists he’s
her protector but lives by his own unique moral compass.
 
As the days turn into months, Nolan’s touch, his words, and the way he
looks at her, ignite her body and soul. No matter how hard Mikayla fights
their unmistakable connection they share, she begins to fall for him, and a new
woman is created in her place.
 
Back in the small town where Mikayla disappeared, two women reel from a
shattering loss. When letters suddenly start appearing from Mikayla,
twelve years later, they are left wondering why she’d choose her abductor over
her own family.
 
Love is complicated and messy;
but sometimes the heart can’t help what it wants.

 For Mikayla Miller, it never was a choice.

 

 

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~EXCERPT~
Deep down, Mikayla understood Nolan was taking over her heart. Ethan, her boyfriend, had come out of nowhere, and she thought their love was the real deal until Nolan appeared in her life.
“No, Mikayla, get that out of your mind,” she said out loud to stun her back to reality.
 
“Who are you talking to?” Nolan asked, walking by her room.
 
“Just myself,” she replied.
 
“I’m not a bad guy, Mikayla,” he said, and she wanted to think of him as a monster, but she couldn’t.
 
He entered her room, this time without permission, and she didn’t stop him. As she sat with her ass planted on her bed, he walked toward her, stopping when his knees touched hers. She didn’t look at him, but he grasped her chin, tipping her head to his. “You have to know what I feel for you is as real as the snow outside.”
 
Her eyes tried to avoid his gaze, but the more she felt his stare, the more it drew her eyes to look at his. “Mikayla, tell me to leave the room, and I will.”
 
She sat silently, not saying a word. “Mikayla, tell me not to touch you, and I won’t.”
 
Again, she said nothing.
 
“Mikayla, tell me you don’t have feelings for me, and I will believe you.”
 
Again, she couldn’t speak. At the moment, she was mute.
 
“Tell me not to kiss you right now, and I won’t.”
 
Sitting down next to her, he moved her face to his, leaning his head toward her. “This is it, sweetness, no turning back.” Right then, she leaned in, placing her lips on his as their connection strengthened with their first kiss. It was soft. How could his lips be so tender, she thought as their tongues danced together? She couldn’t pull away. In her mind with her judgment clouded she told herself, I don’t want to stop this, not now, not ever.

 

 

~AUTHOR BIO~
Leigh Lennon is mother, veteran and a wife of a cancer survivor. Originally with a degree in education, she started writing as an outlet that has led to a deep passion. She lugs her computer with her as she crafts her next story. Her imaginary friends become real on her pages as she creates a world for them. She loves pretty nails, spikey hair and large earrings. Leigh can be found drinking coffee or wine, depending on the time of the day.

 

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descriptiondescriptiondescriptiondescriptiondescription~WRITING – PLOT – PACE~
This is one of those times where I enjoyed the story but the execution just wasn’t that great. I felt the plot was engaging and very original, but the writing was a little amateurish and some of the dialogue was cringe-worthy. We constantly go back and forth in time from past to present. On top of that, we have multiple POVs and three different interconnected stories being told. All those things made the story a bit confusing and convoluted a lot of the time. I also felt that so much page space was given to Taylor’s story, and to Libby, that I never felt overly connected to Nolan/David and Mikayla/Collette. I will say that I did really enjoy the last 20-30% of this book. I felt it was the strongest part of the entire book and I loved the little TWIST the author gave us at the very end.

 

 ~MAIN CHARACTERS~
With the multiple POVs and storylines, this book really didn’t have a hero or heroine in the traditional sense. I enjoyed both Nolan/David and Mikayla/Collette characters. I wish both of them had been a bit more fleshed out. Or that their story had gotten more page space, but it was what it was. I also enjoyed both Taylor and Libby and I hated Blake.

 

~HEAT LEVEL~
Low. There are a handful of mildly erotic sex scenes in this one. The frequency felt organic to the story. Personally, I would have liked to have seen a few more, mostly because I struggled to feel Nolan/David and Mikayla/Collette’s connection (especially in the past scenes). Again, this goes back to my feeling that their story got lost a bit amongst all the other characters.

 

~ANGST LEVEL~
Low. Honesty, for a book about a kidnapped and held captive girl this book was very low on the angst scale. Except for Mikayla acting like a three-year-old by swearing and throwing books at Nolan, these two pretty much became a solid couple four months after he took her. There is a bit of angst in regard to the other storylines (Taylor and Blake, and Libby and Adam) but nothing over the top. There was also no OW or OM drama.


~IN THE END~
This one was a mixed bag for me. I thought the story itself had SO much potential, but it just fell short in a lot of places. Overall it felt a bit chaotic with too much going on. The entire kidnapped/captive angle got lost amongst all the other storylines. I needed more focus to be on the Nolan/David and Mikayla/Collette storyline to fully connect with that part of the story. It was almost like the author wanted to tell everyone’s story and because of that none of them felt fully fleshed out. I don’t know. I just didn’t 100% connect with this one as much as I had hoped to. But like I said, I think the bones were all there and in a publishing world where every trope has been done ad nauseam this author’s storyline felt refreshingly original. Therefore yours truly is going to give this one a solid thumbs up.description

 

SIDE NOTE: I’ll be honest, I am not sure if the author meant to name the RCMP the ROYAL MOUNTAIN POLICE or if she legit thought that is what they are called. They are not, they are actually called the ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE. I can’t even begin to tell you how annoying I found this as a Canadian. *lol*

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Hi there! I’m a mom and wife by day (and night), aspiring writer (in my dreams), and an avid reader (every day of the week). This is my little corner of the web to post about ALL things books. I live in Copenhagen, but I am a Canadian girl (born and raised) at heart.

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