Review: Surviving Harmony: A Pretty Wings Novel by AF Diamond

Publication Date: March 13, 2015
Series and Book number:  The Pretty Wings Chronicles #1
Rating: 5 Stars

Official Blurb:

 **SERIES INFO: Although this book is listed as part of a series, each book within The Pretty Wings Chronicles can be read as a STANDALONE. There are no cliffhangers.**

The author…

Aislin Somers walks through life haunted by the monsters of a past she can’t escape. For twelve years she has shut herself off from the real world, but her rising success as an author forces her into the spotlight where she’ll have to face her fears. Will shedding her anonymity and stepping out of the shadows allow a New Monster to find a way to her doorstep?

The actor…

Taylor Mandrake is a rising star. Often spotted with several of Hollywood’s sexiest starlets, he’s developed a reputation as a bit of a playboy—willing to share his bed but never his heart. Until he meets her.

He’s everything she could ever want.

However, his past may be all it takes to convince Aislin that he can’t be trusted with her fragile heart.

When these two guarded souls come together, will they be able to survive the monsters of their pasts in order to embrace the love of their future?

I absolutely loved reading this novel. I was sucked into the life of an author and I couldn’t stop reading until I finished. Everything about Aislin is a breath of fresh air. She is smart, witty, sassy, and utterly beautiful. I knew instantly something bad had happened to her. I wanted to know what that was so I could understand her better. I didn’t know why she hid herself from the world for 12 years. I didn’t understand why she only had a handful of friends she trusted. I couldn’t wait to find out what happened. Just knowing she survived and was putting her fears aside made me love her all the more.

Taylor was very interesting to read about. Of course he was a hot actor, but that isn’t all he is. He is smart as well, kind, and gentle. He is the life of the party along with his best friend Chase( who had me hysterically laughing every time he opened his mouth). I loved Taylor. He was a great strong character that Aislin needed. The first meeting between the two was kind of awkward, but it was super sweet at the same time. I was rooting the whole time for them to take the next step in their relationship. I knew Taylor also had a past that he couldn’t let go of, and they both were afraid of getting hurt.

But when Aislin takes the huge step and tells her story, I was devastated for her. The things she went through over nothing left me in a ball of emotions that I didn’t know how to work through. I cried, I got angry, and I had to walk away for a bit from the story. The emotions this author brought out of me was crazy! I rarely get mad at things that happen in a book, but this time, I wanted to go into the book world and hurt the person that hurt Aislin the way they did. I am still a ball of emotions even after reading this book a day ago.

This novel sends a powerful message. Aislin is a sweet girl. Just because she was a different race and was so beautiful, people treated her differently. I really would like to meet this author one day. If only just to tell her how amazingly written this novel was. Or even to shake her hand and tell her how much this book affected me. I highly recommend reading this novel. I can promise you now, you will not regret it. I loved it and I look forward to many more books written by this author. 


  1. ok. I will have to give this one a whirl. Sounds promising :)


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