Sunday, 8 December 2013

Review: Brave (The 12 NA's of Christmas) by Zoe Dawson

*Brave is proud to be a part of The 12 NA's of Christmas*
12 New Adult Novellas. 12 Bestselling Authors. November 2013

In the season of hope, in the season of giving…
How far would you go for your friend?
Alissa Thompson has been the good girl her whole life. Her uninterested parents don’t understand her hopes and dreams. But this Christmas when her steadfast childhood friend Charlie needs her more than ever, she can’t back down. Crossing the line means being braver than she has ever been in her life. It means changing and growing and taking a stand.
Dakota Gray was brave in the face of debilitating fear. But he lost himself in that blood soaked day and has shunned everything he once knew. Now shattered and broken, he hides out in isolation, his wounds beyond healing. His heart closed, his emotions buried, he’s a man on the edge of self-destructing. Little does he know that courage would be found in another searching for the strength to be brave.
Now snowbound in the Colorado Rockies one week before Christmas, Alissa thought this was about her journey and her friend, about setting him free. But from the moment she meets Dakota, she learns about what real bravery is all about. What real love is all about. But is the season enough, her courage enough, her love enough to heal this hero’s brave heart and in the end set herself free?

ebook  118 pages
Published November 1st 2013 by Blue Moon Creative 
Genre: New Adult
Kristine's Thoughts:
Alissa and Dakota are two lost and broken souls who are stranded together in a cabin on an Apsen mountain top by a blizzard and unusual circumstance the week of Christmas. If this doesn't make for a cozy and pleasurable pre-Christmas read then I don't know what does! Did I mention that Dakota is swoon worthy in a dark and broken kind of way?
Dakota has been closed off and numb since a tramatic event in his life and is not thrilled that Alissa is stuck in his secluded cabin with him. Why was she there and what was with the back pack? Alissa sees something in Dakota beyond the sad, broken man with the demons that haunt him. As much as they don't want to admit it and fight it, they make each other feel things like they never have before.
This story is haunting and beautiful at the same time. Both characters are beyond likeable and their stories are beyond sad. The chemistry between the two is sizzling and the way they come together is heartwarming. This was a quick but satisfying Christmas read for me and at the same time I think I found a new author to enjoy. 


About the Author
Zoe Dawson is the alter ego of Karen Anders, award winning, multi-published author. Her writing journey started with poetry and branched out into fiction. With a couple of college English courses under her belt, she penned a historical, then moved onto contemporary romance fiction. Today, she is happy producing romantic suspense, romantic mystery, new adult, urban fantasy and paranormal novels. The words feed her soul and the happily ever afters feed her heart. 

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