Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Book Tour: HUSH by Ek Blair


I've come to learn there is no escaping your past.

It doesn't matter what you do, it will follow like a phantom--haunting you--reminding you.


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"There is simply no cure for heartbreaks that surpass monumental agony."

To say that I have been anxiously awaiting this book for some time, that is an understatement. I needed more Declan, I needed more of their intense love, and I needed to know who was on the freaking plane!! You can't tell me that YOU weren't curious about it! And, for the record, I knew it. Ha!

In epic form, Ek Blair twists our hearts and minds to accept the unacceptable, to believe the crazy, and to understand the insanity. Ek's writing is poetic, and the way she tells the story allows you to fall in love with the characters, flawed and all. This book had some elements to it that showed the depth of Elizabeth's craziness, but just as mentally unstable as she may have seemed, she still loved hard and was the light in Declan's darkness. I loved how much he loved her. I wish there was a better word to describe it other than DEEP, because he loved her with every fiber of his being, with every breath that he took. It was intense. I adore him so much. I just love how alpha/domineering/controlling he was and he knew exactly how to take care of Elizabeth; emotionally and physically. I craved him so much. 

"I love you to the point it hurts, but I relish the pain of it because it reminds me that what we have runs so deep within me."

These two have their own demons that they will never escape, but the LOVE in this story is undeniably profound. Their love is unsurmountable and nothing can or will ever top it; Declan ensures this. The course this story takes is the very proof of their undying love and I absolutely loved the way he embraced her crazy, while helping her get through anything and everything that came their way. The depth that this story takes while you're reading it, I could just scream.....it was beautiful. Truly.

The ending of the book was perfect, as it was Declan and Elizabeth's deserved ending. I truly thought it was fantastic!! But with that being said, some things didn't make much sense to me and the epilogue was completely unnecessary, which took away from the seriousness and the darkness/dankness of the overall storyline FOR ME. I just didn't like it. It turned this dark, epic story into a wonderment....a fairytale. It didn't leave a good taste in my mouth and it was almost maddening. It makes me sad, because if I could unread that ONE part, this book would have been an epic ending to an amazing DARK trilogy. I question why it bothers me so much, because it's not like I expected anything, but I just didn't expect THAT.

"Karma had done her job, but I wanted to bask in the wake of her achievement."

New York Times, USA Today, and International bestselling author, E.K. Blair, takes her readers on an emotional roller coaster with her books. A former first grade teacher with an imagination that runs wild. Daydreaming and zoning out is how she was often found in high school. Blair tends to drift towards everything dark and moody and has been noted as 'The Queen of Dark and Twisted'. Give her a character and she will take pleasure in breaking them down, digging into their core to find what lies underneath.

Aside from writing, E.K. Blair finds pleasure in music, drinking her Starbucks in peace, and spending time with her friends. She's a thinker, an artist, a wife, a mom, and everything in between.



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