Title: A Tattered Love
Author: Nickie Seidler
Genre: Suspenseful Romance
Release Date: October 3rd, 2013
Riley Miller wants nothing more than to leave her past behind and never speak of it again. The damage caused by what has happened has made her build walls keeping people out. Starting over isn’t easy. After a move to Cape Cod to escape the dark and haunting secrets, she meets Abby and Evan. Instantly becoming best friends, shy and quiet Riley tries to break out of her shell with the help from her new friends. Just as she begins to settle into a comfortable routine, Riley meets Evan’s friend Dustin.
Life as Riley knows it will never be the same.
Looking for love is the last thing on Dustin’s to do list, if it’s even on there at all. Living with some significant secrets of his own, Dustin tries to keep from getting in too deep with anyone. But, he finds himself drawn to the timid, yet stunning Riley.
Can they both accept the past and develop a relationship? Or will the skeletons in both of their closets keep them from ever moving on?
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Holly’s 4.5 Star Beta Review
A little while ago I was contacted by a fellow blogger asking if I would consider beta reading a new book for an author. My obsession with all things books refused to let me turn the offer down and I’m glad because that author was Nickie Seidler and that new book was A Tattered Love.
Riley has had some real bad luck in her fairly short life so she has relied mainly on herself for many years. Her past has forced her to build walls to protect herself and her heart but when she moves to Cape Cod and meets Abby, Evan and Dustin, she suddenly finds herself struggling to keep those walls in place.
Nickie has created a really great bunch of characters in A Tattered Love. It’s easy to love the good guys and hate the bad guys with a passion! You can’t help but feel for Riley and really wish that she gets a HEA – and the way this book goes, you’re left guessing right up until the end as to if a HEA is even possible for these two characters. Just when you’re getting ready to breathe a sigh of relief because things are starting to go good, something comes out of nowhere to make you rethink where this story is going.
Dustin is a sexy, kind and loveable kind of guy. He’s also had a lot to put up. He’s from a privileged background and his Mother is a snob with a diamond spoon wedged firmly up her ass! In case you haven’t guessed, I really didn’t like her but I LOVED that I hated her. Every book needs a character that can bring out the not so bright and cheery emotions in you and this book had more than one! I won’t go into the details as to who else there is to hate because Dustin has a few secrets up his sleeve that only he can let you in on.
Abby and Evan!!!!! I loved these two hard and I actually really want them to have their book because they’re just awesome! They have the perfect little relationship that makes you kinda jealous of them until you realise that, you know, they’re not actually real. But still. I love them and I’m pretty sure you will too so NICKIE . . . Please let us have an Abby and Evan book!
I loved having the chance to watch as Nickie helped Riley and Dustin to grow and see their story develop. A Tattered Love is a tale of angst, secrets, betrayal, and overcoming demons to discover that if you fight hard enough, you will find hope, trust and undeniable love.
Born and raised in the Chicago-land area, Nickie Seidler is a up and coming young author. Her new-found dream of being a writer has led to the completion of her first book “A Lucky Second Chance”. Nickie is married, and when not writing, enjoys cooking new recipes for them to try, water aerobics, car racing and spending quality time with family and friends. She is currently writing her third book to be released early 2014.
“A Tattered Love is captivating! The love Riley and Dustin share isindescribable. They have to decide if going off feelings, attraction, and love will work when everything else doesn’t…” Author B. E. Laine
“A Tattered Love is a raw emotional journey of love and passion. Riley loves Dustin but feels like the challenges they face could destroy them both. Dustin knows his life includes Riley but has demons that must be faced. Together these two personify the belief that love and faith conquer all.” Author Brandy Dorsch
“I never knew what would happen next. When I thought I had it figured out, the author would surprise me with another twist. If you love angst and tension filled books then this is a must read.” Author Glenna Maynard