Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Arsen by Mia Asher ~ Blog Tour and Giveaway

Book Title: Arsen. A broken love story.

Author: Mia Asher.

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Women's fiction

Release Date: Friday, August 23rd 2013

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One glance was all it took…

I'm a cheater.
I'm a liar.
My whole life is a mess.

I love a man.
No, I love two men…
I think.

One makes love to me. The other sets me on fire.
One is my rock. The other is my kryptonite.

I'm broken, lost, and disgusted with myself.

But I can't stop. This is my story.
                                                    My broken love story.


Opening my legs with his hands, he enters me slowly, taking his time, making the moment last. When he’s all the way in, he pauses as we stare at each other, both of us breathing heavily. Slowly, he brings a hand to caress my naked shoulder. “I’ve wanted to do this since the moment I kissed you on the street.”

“Have sex with me?” I ask.

“No.” He bites my lower lip. “Make you mine.”

This time he makes love to me. There is no roughness in his treatment of my body, and I don’t miss it. This feels as if he is telling me with his body what he cannot voice yet. This feels like we are imprinting each other to our bodies and to our hearts. Moaning, I grab the back of his neck and pull him down for a kiss, getting lost in the moment.


“Sometimes not being in control, not being able to think, just losing yourself in the moment, is the greatest feeling in the world. It's liberating. It's addicting. It's the most powerful high you'll ever get. It's a kind of freedom that tastes so sweet on your palate that you can't help but want more each time you have it.”

I don't even know where to start with this review.  I've sat on it for days, I've mulled over, I've dreamt about it...vented and still I can't get this book or this story out of my head! There were things I loved about this story...BEN and things I disliked about this story....Cathy (completely off topic, but really disliked the name choice) and Arsen. Cheating drives me insane, especially when married people do it but I just can't help reading books like these...books that suck you in and make you feel every, hate, grief, anger...oh no the freak they didn't! That's what Arsen did to me, it just shattered me completely then somehow slowly managed to put me back together again, not all the way but enough that I felt whole again. 4.5 stars.

"Falling in love with the wrong person is easy. Falling in love with the right person is easier. But falling in love with your soul mate is easiest."

Cathy and Ben meet in college and through flashbacks we get to see them fall in love, and what a wonderful love story it is.  Presently, their marriage is in shambles and Cathy is already emotionally detached and withdrawing from Ben after a series of life altering events have just taken their toll on her and Ben's marriage. Cathy doesn't know how to deal with her emotional grief and instead of talking to someone or to her husband she has begun to resent the way Ben seemingly handles everything so perfectly. 

"I’ve grown to hate looking at his beautiful face and everything that makes him so perfect."

When Cathy is asked to pick up her new boss and his family at the airport, she meets Arsen.  This is when you know shit is going downhill in Cathy's marriage.  Arsen is arrogant, rich, beautiful, and a playboy and he makes it known right from the get go that he wants Cathy.  They develop this little "friendship" when Arsen comes to work under Cathy's supervison that quickly turns into so much much more....ugggghhhhh!

“He's the beautiful painkiller that my broken body and my shattered heart demand to stop hurting.” 

Ben is kind, considerate, sexy, and he loves his wife with a passion! He would do anything for Cathy. My god, you just feel for him and you literally want to insert yourself in the book and hurt Cathy. 

“I want to believe every single lie of hers so I can gladly continue living in denial. I love her that fucking much.” 

This book gutted me....from start to finish, I couldn't stop reading although I knew my heart was going to be broken. Arsen was beautiful, sexy, gut-wrenching, angsty, and emotional. Mia pushed the boundaries on her debut novel.....and what a fabulous debut it was!

“Love can destroy you.
Love can erase you.
Love can heal you.
Love can reinvent you,
And, if you are lucky enough,
Love can make you whole again."

*Review by Brandi

About the Author:

My name is Mia Asher.

I'm a writer, a hopeless romantic, a wanderer, a dreamer, a cynic, and a believer. And, oh yes…I might be a bit crazy - but who isn't?

Author Links:

Website: www.miaasherauthor.comTwitter link: @miaasherauthor
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  1. After reading this post....I'm moving this book up on my TBRs! Thanks :)