Thursday, April 23, 2015

Review: What If Anthology


Publication Date: 4/1/2015

Rating: 5 Stars





Official Blurb:

What If: The Anthology is a collaboration from some of today's hottest indie authors. What happens when one pivotal moment in a story changes? Have you ever wondered how things might have been?
In these eight, never before released, novellas you'll see what happens when your favorite characters take a different path.
A twist on the fictional reality you've already read. A chance to see if the grass is greener on the other side.

What if one little decision changed everything? What if?

8 Novellas include: 
Delusion by Author Chelle Bliss
Lure by Author M. Mabie
Twisted Course by Aly Martinez
Alive by Erin Noelle
Paradox by River Savage Author
Two Steps Back by Hilary Storm, Author
Unforeseen by Shantel Tessier - Author
Unspeakable Lies by Alice Montalvo-Tribue

To enjoy the twist of fate within What If: The Anthology we recommend you read the following novels:
Throttle Me by Chelle Bliss: http://amzn.to/1ApcSSD
Bait by M. Mabie: http://amzn.to/1BOmGWh
Stolen Course by Aly Martinez: http://amzn.to/19izRG5
The Book Boyfriend Series by Erin Noelle: http://amzn.to/18FkmHr
Incandescent by River Savage: http://amzn.to/1oBLBCP
No Strings Attached by Hilary Storm: http://amzn.to/1HExFrn
Unforgettable by Shantel Tessier: http://amzn.to/18FbYHY
Unspeakable Truths by Alice Tribue: http://amzn.to/1tQ9y2D 
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Paradox by River Savage

As an avid lover of this series and all things River Savage, I jumped for join when I received a Paradox Arc weeks before the anthology hit the digital shelves. I’ll admit going into this story I was scared shitless. The premise of a change to my beloved Nix and Kadence worried me. Would I still like brooding alpha male Nix? Would Kadence be a glimmer of the feisty character I love? It took me 2 days to build myself up to open Paradox. I finished it within an hour and it left me stunned. The only words that could come out of my mouth were holy fuck.

Nix is not what I expected. He was much harder than in Incandescent, but the man who would lie down in traffic for Kadence was still deep down inside of him. I don’t know why, but I think I like him even better as an edgier biker in Paradox. Let’s just say much like Kadence his demanding ways got my engines running. Kadence’s sassiness was turned down just enough that I didn’t feel like she was too much of a different character. This new perspective on their relationship really blew me away. Even though Nix did what he had to do at the very beginning, he showed his remorse and concern for his actions. Kadence’s life is a much darker path as well. This alternative Knight’s Rebels universe really shook me to my core even days after reading it.

This story and this anthology plants the idea into a reader’s head just how one change in our past could have affected the future. River’s given me a lot to think about in terms of just how easily things could have happened just as they did in Paradox. 

Lure by Author M. Mabie

Having not read the original story behind this What If situation before reading Lure, I definitely will read it now! This is the experience that I have had with M. Mabie and it was wonderful! This story definitely packs a romantic gut-wrenching punch! It's a both an ugly and happy cry rolled into one story!

Delusion by Author Chelle Bliss

holy fuck! Delusion definitely went the complete opposite direction that I thought it was going to end up! Our favorite Gallos family girl, Izzy's life is just about to hit the fan. James Caldo is going to wreck her world like never before and leave her with some surprises along the way. Chelle Bliss you just made my heart race!!!!

Unforeseen by Shantel Tessier

This story ripped my heart out from the very first page. I sat at my desk ugly crying at work while reading this at my lunch hour. I was gutted with the twist with Tate. The sorrow that Missy felt drips off the pages like rain from the clouds. I actually had to take a break from reading because of this novella. Shantel you broke my heart and stitched it back together again!!




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