STOLEN SOULMATE by Mary Catherine Gebhard
Release Date: February 27th
5 Lemon Lollipop Crowns
Don’t let Mary deceive you, she looks so sweet and innocent, but she will tear through your emotions straight down to your soul, leaving you completely destroyed and breathless. This book didn’t just ruin me it completely annihilated me. Mary has with way of developing characters that you love to hate, and Gray is another one. I thought I had a love/hate relationship with Theo, but Mary was just warming up.
This moment didn’t belong to me, but I was going to steal it anyway.
Gray is not at all who I thought he was in Heartless Hero; he is so much more complicated and layered. His cruelty knows no bounds, but it’s in the quite moments that you see his truth and those are the moments you live for. His soul is tainted and pure, he is light and dark, he will make you feel so many different emotions you won’t know which way is up by the end. I didn’t think I was going to like him but leave it up to Mary to make you fall in love with a complete asshole.
I knew then that Gray could feel my butterflies, because he seemed determined to rip their wings off anytime they fluttered.
I live for Story this woman is perfection. She is the missing piece to Gray his balance. And their love story feels inevitable as if it were fated to happen. Their moments together are blanketed in unparalleled tension, you can feel it fill the room trying to burst free, it’s intense, electric and utterly addicting. I lived for those moments between them, to get those glimpses of what’s really there, the beauty in the darkness.
“Ask for it, Snitch,” he said, breath hot on my flesh. “Beg.”
This book is so many things but one thing’s for certain this story has the ability to render you completely speechless and unsure how to go on with your life. I loved Theo and Abigail’s story, but I am obsessed with Gray and Story’s. This is so much more than a book; it is an all-consuming experience one you won’t be able to put down. Prepare yourself for a journey that will pull you through every single one of your emotions leaving you completely drained. I don’t know how Mary does it, but she can make you fall in love with anyone and I can’t wait to see where she takes us next, I need it like I need air.
5 NOT OKAY CROWNS
I’m not okay. My heart aches in my chest. Literally, sitting here rubbing the place where my heart once was because Mary Catherine Gebhard ripped it out without regard to how she would leave me realing. That being said, I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK.
From the moment I read Mary’s books, I fell in love with her writing, her prose. Her style is just one that speaks to me, hits me right in the reader heart and mind. When she began writing the Crowne world, I knew we stumbled upon an amazing fictional family and environment, leaving me to beg for more. The more came in the form of Gray and Story, and I guess I should have been careful what I wished for because Gebhard didn’t hold back any punches at all.
Gray is such a layered and complex character, a young man with the world on his shoulders, spending most of his life devoid of love. Somehow, though, Mary Catherine Gebhard was able to make me love this man. She was able to make me feel sympathy for the limitations and expectations placed upon him. She made me yearn for him to find away to experience real and lasting love, even when he is truly one of the meanest heroes I have encountered.
Story seems weak at times in this book, but she is a fighter. She fights for everything and sacrifices for those she loves. Seeing her rise and evolve through the story makes her a phenomenal heroine, and I can only imagine how she will continue to change and grow as we see more of her character.
This story is truly a tragedy, a story of star crossed lovers never meant to cross paths. Readers get to see the power of love as they try to resist each other, they get to see people chained to the expectations of the world they live, and they get to see the effects of people who give into their hearts in a world that doesn’t value them. I still have faith that Mary is going to fix it all, but either way, I am here for it because Gebhard has entranced me with Story and Gray. I’ll gladly beg for any morsel she wants to give me.
What a heartbreaking story, with just the right amount of metaphorical sunlight to make you think the fairytale could happen. Gebhard shows all facets of love in a cruel world, and I am here for every single moment of Story and Gray’s romance.
What do I even do with my life right now? Still the hashtag is true… #imnotokay
There’s a rule in Crowne Hall: never look a Crowne in the eyes.It protects us more than them.I broke it once, the night Grayson Crowne mistook me for his true love and stole my first kiss. I’ve regretted it every day since.He hates me.He torments me.He won’t let me go, because that night he whispered a secret against my lips not meant for me. Grayson Crowne, heir to the Crowne empire and notorious playboy prince is… a virgin.I signed a contract in my heart’s blood as much as ink: help him get back his love, repair what I broke. Give him my body, my soul, my heart, let him use all of me, so when the time comes to marry her, he won’t need me.I shouldn’t need him.But he’s my stolen soulmate, and I’m at his mercy.
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About the Author:
I started writing the moment I could read. My first characters were Wibbley and Squig and I used MS Word and clipart to bring them to life when I was a kid in elementary school. I started seriously thinking about being a writer in High School and I remember the day exactly, because it was such an epiphany. I was always so uncertain. You know how everyone was always asking what you wanted to be when you were older? Well I NEVER could decide.
I wanted to be a marine biologist.
A FIRE FIGHTER (thank you Joaquin Phoenix in Ladder 49 for that phase).
One day it hit me—A WRITER. I could do it ALL. Then you couldn’t stop me from writing. I penned my first novel at fifteen (but don’t ask me to show it to you, because it’s like I was in competition to beat the thesaurus). When I was diagnosed with a chronic illness, writing became even more important, because it became my therapy. When I wrote my characters, suddenly I wasn’t so alone.
These days you can find me daydreaming about where to travel with my husband, singing in my car, or lost in the newest K drama. And planning my next novel, of course
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