July 21, 2015

Review - Revived by Samantha Towle

Revived Release Day

Happy Release Day to Samantha Towle and her new book REVIVED! This is Leandro's story! Read a sneak peek below and make sure to enter the giveaway! Good luck!

India Harris didn’t have the best start in life. Abandoned as a baby, she and her twin brother, Kit, spent their lives in foster care, only having each other to rely on. Then, at a young age, a relationship with the wrong man left India pregnant. Wanting to give her son the life she never had, she put herself through school and graduated with honors.
Now, at the age of thirty, she’s a highly respected therapist.
At the top of his game as a Formula One driver, Leandro Silva had everything—until an accident on the track left him staring death in the face. After enduring twelve months of physical therapy, Leandro is now physically able to race, but his mind is keeping him from the track. Frustrated and angry, Leandro’s days and nights are filled with limitless alcohol and faceless women.
Entering the last year of his contract, he knows he has to race again, or he’ll lose everything he spent his life working for. Forced into therapy to get his life back, Leandro finds himself in the office of Dr. India Harris.
Falling for his uptight therapist is not part of Leandro’s plan.
Having unethical feelings for her patient, the angry Brazilian race car driver, is not part of India’s plan.
But what if the wrong person is the only person who is right?
My eyes move to the magazines on the table. A sports mag is peeking out from under the fashion mags. Leaning forward, I pull it out, instantly wishing I hadn’t. On the cover of the magazine is a picture of me with the caption, What the Bad Side of Formula 1 Looks Like. Nice. So, now, I’m the bad side of Formula 1. Good to know. I already know what the media say about me. How I’ve turned from a great racer into a drunk and a whore. They’re not wrong on the whore part. Well, whore is a bit harsh. I don’t charge for my services. And I wouldn’t say I’m a drunk. I just like to drink—a lot. I shouldn’t read the article. I know this, but the sadistic part of me has me turning those pages. Finding the article, eyes scanning the text, I pick out the usual shit. Why is Silva no longer racing? Physically, he’s healthy. Is it mental problems? Fear over racing because of his accident? Is that why he drinks—drowning his misery in alcohol? Such a shame to see a once great driver fall from grace so dramatically. Frustration and rage grip my chest like a vise. Fuck this. I don’t need this shit. Even though I can’t race, it’s not like I actually need to. I don’t need to race. I just need to drink and fuck. That’s all I need now. All I will ever need. Liar. I’m a liar and a chickenshit. And that’s why I’m sitting in the waiting room to see a therapist. Maybe I am beyond help. Tossing the magazine back onto the table, I get to my feet, ready to leave this place, just as the door opens, revealing the epitome of what I could really do with screwing right now. My eyes trail up the tanned, toned legs to the fitted pencil skirt that I would happily hitch up to see the magnificent pussy that I bet lies beneath. A pale-pink blouse is tucked into that skirt, covering what looks like a fantastically sized pair of tits. Silky blonde hair sits on her shoulders. Hair that I would enjoy getting my hands all tangled in while I fuck those bright red lips of hers, enjoying seeing that lipstick smeared all over my cock. My dick pulses in my jeans, more than ready to proposition her with the offer. “Mr. Silva.” She steps forward. “I’m Dr. Harris. But please call me India.” She’s Dr. Harris? This hitch-your-skirt-up-and-let-me-fuck-you-right-now woman is my new therapist. Well, that’s just fucking great. It’s not like I can bang my therapist. I put my cock on hold and give her my best smile, the one that always has panties dropping to the floor, as I say, “And you can call me Leandro.”

Revived Teaser1 AboutTheAuthor samantha towle

New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and international bestselling author Samantha Towle began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn't stopped writing since.
She has written contemporary romances, THE MIGHTY STORM, WETHERING THE STORM, TAMING THE STORM and TROUBLE.
She has also written paranormal romances, THE BRINGER and the ALEXANDRA JONES SERIES, all penned to tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, and more of her favourite musicians.
A native of Hull and a graduate of Salford University, she lives with her husband, Craig, in East Yorkshire with their son and daughter.

Books in the Series


Book 1 - Revved
**Revved is on SALE for a limited time for $.99**
Kindle Edition Amazon UK | US
Paper Back Amazon UK | US
iTunes UK | US

Book 2 - Revived
Kindle Edition Amazon UKUS
iTunes UK | US


My Review

When I met Leandro Silva in Revved he wasn't my favorite character, but I won't lie and say I wasn't intrigued. There was a HUGE part of me that couldn't wait to meet the bad boy of Formula One racing. 

I am less than half the man I used to be. A pacified version of myself, who can’t even climb into a regular car, let alone my race care. I can’t drive. And without that, I am nothing.

When Revived begins Leandro has physically recovered from the accident that almost killed him, well it did kill him, but he was brought back. Now he isn't sure why he survived only to be a broken version of the man he was. Carrick and Leandro have developed a friendship since his accident and his wife Andi refers Leandro to her therapist for help. 

India Harris is a single mother and successful therapist. She had a difficult childhood, but found it in herself to rise above it all and fight for a better life for her and her child. Now a successful therapist it's her life's mission to help others do the same.

India never expected to have such an intense attraction to a patient, dating a patient is unethical and completely forbidden. She is capable of fighting her physical attraction, but when Leandro begins to open up and develop a deeper connection it's harder and harder to not give in to his advances. 

I love a forbidden romance, but this was just so much more. Leandro is a damaged man and lost, but is still able to want to help others. I loved his heart and connection he had with India and Jett. He was so sweet and generous, I loved how he wanted to give them everything and take care of them. India definitely struggled, but it wasn't frustrating to me because I understood where she was coming from.

Everything feels different with her. She’s my game changer. My one.

Overall, this story has everything. It's sexy, sweet, funny and has enough angst, but isn't drama for the sake of drama. I fell so in love with these characters and never wanted to see their story end. I loved, loved, loved the epilogue, it was seriously perfect!!

“Loving you saved me.”

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