Sunday, April 6

**BLOG TOUR & REVIEW** Wanting Reed by Antoinette Candela

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Title: Wanting Reed (Break Me #2)
Author: Antoinette Candela
Genre: NA Romance
Publication Date: January 2014
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Synopsis 


“Love is giving someone the power to destroy you, but trusting them not to.”

How do you live with yourself when you are the reason you lost the one thing that meant the most to you.

Timing is everything and for Reed, he can never seem to catch a break. When Reed returns to Boston to redeem himself he finds that Elle has already moved on, building a new life, a new beginning. He needs her to know that he meant every word before he left, that he never meant to leave her. Will he ever get that chance to tell her?
How do you love again when the one person who made you feel like you were his whole world left you with a broken heart? Hoping that life and new friends could keep her memories and feelings for Reed at bay, Elle chases life and all that it has to offer until she is confronted with heartbreak again.

Is time and space enough to get past losing your once in a lifetime or will Elle be always Wanting Reed?




My Review


So, it’s not really a secret that I was frustrated with book one, Breaking Elle, because of the love triangle/square or whatever you wanted to call it but I was really excited to start this book. I really liked Reed (for the most part-whenever he wasn’t gawking at every hot female alive *eye roll*). Anyway, that book ended with us wondering if and when he was going to go back to Boston to explain everything to Elle. We were also left with Elle in the arms of another man after Reed’s no show at the airport.

Wanting Reed picks up shortly after that. Elle is heartbroken about how things ended with Reed. She really believed he would never hurt her and that they were really something special. Well lucky for Elle (unlucky for Reed & us) she had several of her many admirers still waiting in the wings ready to pounce as soon as she was ready to open her heart again… mainly Tyler.

I really did like Tyler a lot and if it weren’t for Reed I would have really wanted Elle to be with him. He cares for Elle so much and you could tell he really did want what was best for her. But he pissed me off too in this book. He knew Elle still had feelings for Reed and yet he still scooted on in and tried to weasel his way into her heart in a “more than friendship” kind of way!

Elle has given up on Reed returning so she tries to move on…with the one man who has always been by her side. She is getting better, being able laugh and socialize again. She is seeing Tyler in a new light and is starting to wonder if maybe things could work out with him.

When Reed returns to Boston and sets his sights on Elle he is heartbroken. It appears that she has moved on with a man he knows will treat her right. She looks happy and in the end, that’s all he really wants for her so he agrees to stay away from her and let her live the new life she seems to be building.

Everyone seems to know Reed is back in town except Elle and when she finds out she is shattered. She sees him and all the amazing moments they had as well as all the hurt and anguish she went through comes crashing back down. Not only that but he is with the one woman whom she despises most and it makes her physically sick to see them together.

I do my best to keep it together as I turn around to face him. Every moment we’ve experienced together, every word, and every kiss, all my memories with him crash into me.

Reed has had enough and can’t deal with the distance anymore. Despite his new friend, and the fact that Elle has moved on, Reed can’t stay away. He loves her more than anything and it makes staying away impossible.

She’s destroying me. 
This is not fucking just falling in love; this is fucking crashing into it. Complete destruction.

I have to say that the first fifty percent of this book I wanted to scream and punch a hole through my kindle. I could not believe the choices these people where making. Tyler pissed me off, Reed made me mad because he wouldn’t freaking go after Elle and demand her to listen. And Elle drove me insane with her back and forth with all the guys involved and refusal to talk to Reed. I don’t think I was ever so annoyed by anyone ever in a book.

But then it happened. 

 Sweet relief. 

 I swear the last fifty percent of this book totally made up for all the frustration and heartache in the first part. It was amazing. It was so nice to see people finally getting their crap together and doing what should have been done months ago.

But nothing for Reed and Elle is smooth sailing. For every step they take to an HEA life seems to throw them for a loop. Regardless the intensity and passion between Elle and Reed is still there and hotter than ever. I swear I needed a cold shower after some of those scenes.

“What do you want me to do?” 
I say, starting to kiss her lower and trailing my lips down her stomach and ending 
between her thighs. 

“Don’t stop until I’m shaking.” 
She can barely speak. Her legs are trembling, anticipating what I’m about to unleash on her.

I loved how much fun they had together too. They sure were an adventurous couple and even though there were a lot of lovin’ scenes they didn’t feel too repetitive. 


Even with the love triangle in this book I was still happy I read this series. I definitely went through a lot of ups and downs with it but the ending was totally worth it. I loved it. The Playboy Reed and annoying Elle I started out reading about no longer existed by the end of the series.

“You are my sun, baby. You are my wish, my fantasy come true. 
I’ll be your hope and everything you need,” 
I rasp, gasing into her engaging eyes.

If you don’t mind love triangles (or I guess even if you do) I would give this series a chance. You will get frustrated and irritated and I’m sure, like me, you will have times when you won’t even want to finish the book. But it’s all worth it in the end. Elle and Reed have a love that is so strong and radiant I couldn’t help but fall in love with them. 

 

On a side note: We were introduced to two new characters… Link and Piper. I have to say, I FREAKING LOVED THEM! Seriously they are so amazingly cute together. I want to squeal just thinking about them. Even though the next book is about Tyler, I would love for Link and Piper to get a book of their own. 
 


★★☆ 4 Stars ☆★★

Reviewed by Alissa Evanson


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Book 1 in the Break Me Series



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About The Author

Antoinette Candela was born and raised in Upstate New York and is an avid New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys fan. She moved to Boston in her twenties and attended Northeastern University to study Business Management. As a child, she enjoyed reading and writing and penned her first story at the age of thirteen. She has always had a vivid imagination and finally decided to put her thoughts and musings down on paper.

Breaking Elle and Wanting Reed are her first self-published works with many more to come.

A few other interesting facts about Antoinette include: she is of Italian decent, has three brothers, was a tomboy growing up, plays the clarinet and dabbles with the piano. When she's not planted in front of her computer writing, she can be found at the gym, running her kids around Boston, or at the beach soaking up the rays and enjoying a good book.




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