Monday 13 November 2017

✪ SPIDER ✪ Ilsa Madden-Mills ✪

© Bianca   Janeane

• 13 November 2017
• Rockstar-Stepbrother Romance
• Cover Model: Amadeo Leandro

4.75 Stars
From Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills comes a new standalone romance about a flawed hero and the woman he can’t forget.
Spider, a sexy and forbidden new standalone, arrives November 13th!

“Just one kiss from a stranger.
That’s all it takes to steal my heart.”

He calls himself Spider.

I just know him as the sinfully gorgeous guy with eyes of fire that fate places next to me on the airplane.

I didn’t know who he
 really wasBritish bad boyfuture rock starmy savior. 

He kissed me because he thought he’d never see me again.
He would.

Everyone warned me about him.
They told me he was careless and ruthless and screwed up.
They said he’d leave me with a hole in my heart.

Maybe I should have listened.
Maybe I should have built a fortress to keep him out.
But I crumbled instead.

They say an invisible thread connects those that are destined to meet. It may tangle or stretch, but it can never be broken. If that’s true, then the moment he sat next to me, we were bound together forever.

He just had to figure it out before it’s too late

**This is a full length, standalone angsty novel
 loosely based on a super short Ilsa wrote in 2013. 


I'm a notoriously slow writer, but this is my seventh stand-alone book, and it's taken me THREE years to get his story right...and I can't wait to share him with you.

IMPORTANT: If you've read that short story, don't expect a perfect continuation of that storyline.

What you can be sure of is a story about how fate binds us all together. How there's an invisible thread that connects us to the ones we love no matter the distance.

Expect #epiclove.

Rose had a pretty shitty life growing up. One night, when she was 11, it's so bad at home, she runs away ... and finds ... him. The nice, beautiful, tattooed, teenaged boy who talks kindly to her, gives her some money for food. Tells her to call him if it ever gets really bad at home again.
Her savior.
When she's 17, on her way back home to her adopted mom and her new hubby, she meets him again on the plane. Spider. Only, they don't recognize each other. There's this huge attraction on both sides.
But suddenly things are way more complicated - turns out they're step-siblings! And everybody is warning her away from him - even Spider himself.

What will happen to Rose & Spider?
Will there be a HEA??

I adored this book!

First of all - the cover! I LOVE IT!
And then the blurb? Rockstar and stepbrother? YES!!!!!

Both Rose and Spider are such broken people. They've been through so much in their young lives.
They would be so perfect for each other.
But of course Rose is only 17 and there's much more healing to be done - seperately - before we can ride off into our happily ever after sunset!
But the reader has an amazing time reading about that journey!
I loved every second of it!

SPIDER was such an adorable and emotional young adult / new adult romance!
I might want to see it on netflix or passionflix ASAP!!!!☺

If I had to find something I didn't love-love? Nothing major - I might have wanted a bit more sexiness and a bit more rockstarness. This tiny little spark that would've made this an amazingly epic love story - that was missing a bit for me. Maybe another 50 pages with just something a little ... more or different.
BUT, I really loved it the way it was!

SPIDER was such an adorable love story! So full of love, loss, grief, addiction, rockstars, artists, psychologists, parents, stepsiblings, friends, gay bff, horrible private school bi*ches - so many  things in this one book - it would make an amazing netflix show!!! ☺
Run to your nearest amazon for your own SPIDER - this one is MINE!

ARC received for an honest review

Ilsa Madden-Mills ~ you had me at rock star.

I was not sure what to expect with Spider, but whatever expectations I did kind of have you blew them out of the water.

Neither Rose nor Spider's lives have been easy, and really, the are perfect for each other.  But of course we know that it is not going to be all hearts and flowers with this pair.

And boy oh boy, were the emotions flowing as I read (I know, I can get really sappy sometimes when I am reading, but this one kinda crushed me).

I wanted to love Spider all the time, but he frustrated me so much at times that I wanted to throw my Kindle at his head.  However then he would do something amazing - again - and my heart would flip right back to loving him.

Rose, well I freaking adored her from the first minute to the last.  She is strong and feisty and vulnerable all wrapped up in one amazing young woman.

There is plenty of tension and build up in their friendship, and you just know that things are going to full of fireworks.

I laughed, I cried, I screamed at my Kindle, all the while anxiously turning the page to find out what happens next.

Can't wait to see what Ms Mills brings us next.

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 Wall Street Journal best selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap.

She's addicted to all things fantasy, including unicorns and sword-wielding females. Other fascinations include frothy coffee beverages, dark chocolate, Ian Somerhalder, astronomy (she's a Gemini), and tattoos. She has a degree in English and a Master's in Education. When she's not pecking away on her computer, she shops for cool magnets and fuzzy pajamas.