RELEASE DAY - October 15
Her elusive past didn't worry me,
Her heartbreaking scars never made me cringe,
And her haunting demons only made me a stronger man.
But the day Blake Martin was stolen from me,
I was scared to death.
Prepared to do anything necessary to get her back,
Little did I know it just might cost me my life.
My name is Madden Decker, and this is my story.
SARAH'S 5 STAR REVIEW:
Transparent is the follow up to Erin Noelle's Translucent and is a very dark and gritty story that follows the lives of Madden and Blake. This book is NOT a standalone and must be read after Translucent. Translucent ends in a huge cliffhanger and I was so happy to finally get to finish Blake and Madden's story.
This book picks up right where book one left us hanging. Blake has been kidanpped and Madden will do everthing in his power to find her. In the process of trying to find her Madden learns that Blake has been hiding lots of things from him. Will Madden be able to find Blake in time or will he be too late? Will he be able to deal with all of the new information he has learned about the girl he has fallen in love with or will it be too much for him to handle?
"I just want to hold her in my arms, look into her eyes, and tell her I love her-what I've been avoiding saying to her for weeks now."
Blake knows that her past has finally come back to haunt her. She isn't sure who has her or what they want from her but she knows that she needs to figure out a way to get back to Madden. She is quite surprised that he captor Raze is friendly to her and will do whatever her can to keep her safe. Will it be enough to keep her alive and get her back to the man she has fallen in love with?
“Get ready, girl. You’re about to become the most important pawn in the biggest mafia war this country has ever seen.”
I loved the connection between Madden and Blake. The secondary characters added lots of depth to the storyline. I loved the emotional rollercoaster this book took me on. If you like a dark angsty read with lots of twists and turns this is a definite must read series!!
His turbulent blue gaze cuts around the room until they land on where I’m curled up in a ball in the corner of the room, and when I don’t jump up right away, he begins to stalk in my direction.
“Did you hear me, girl? I said we have to leave. Right no—” He stops in his tracks once he takes notice of the spaghetti dinner the housekeeper, or at least that’s who I assume she was, delivered a short time ago, now splattered against the wall above where the plate it was served on lies in fragmented pieces on the floor. I tighten my grip on one of the porcelain shards entangled in my trembling fingers. The sharpest one I could find.
“What in the fuck did you do? Are you fucking crazy?” Boring a hole in me with an incredulous stare, he closes the distance between us and squats down to my level.
I keep my eyes trained on him, but say nothing. I’ve got a split-second to make the decision on whether to attempt an escape now with my makeshift weapon, or to wait until a better opportunity presents itself. All day, I’ve been trying to listen to the different muffled voices through the walls as I watched the cars come and go out the window, compiling as much information as possible about my whereabouts and the people in the house. I haven’t learned much except that Raze has been here with me the whole time.
After Anatoli informed me last night of my purpose here with the Russians, Raze escorted me back to the room—this room—where I was permitted to shower and given a bowl of chicken and rice to eat. The rest of the night I lay awake in the darkness, the sound of crickets in the trees, and my conflicting thoughts. Thoughts that ranged from planning my getaway, to wondering how sweet the revenge would be if I actually killed Vincent Ricci.
Erin Noelle is a Texas native, where she lives with her husband and two young daughters. While earning her degree in History at the University of Houston, she rediscovered her love for reading that was first instilled by her grandmother when she was a young child.
A lover of happily-ever-afters, both historical and current, Erin is an avid reader of all romance novels. Her titles published include the Book Boyfriend Series, the Dusk ‘Til Dawn Series, Translucent, Conspire — co-authored with SE Hall, Surviving Us, MILF: Wrong Kind of Love and Spark.
Her books have been a part of the USA Today Bestselling list and the Amazon and Barnes & Noble overall Top 100.