Thursday, November 26, 2015

Review @AussieRomantic - Portal by Ashlea Rhodes (Portal #1)

Portal #1
by Ashlea Rhodes

Goodreads blurb:  Sophie:
"Curiosity killed the cat" or so the old saying insisted. Sophie thinks her life is simple and perfect in Melbourne's western suburbs. And it is, until one day she finds herself in the arms of a golden eyed stranger. The undeniably irresistible stranger boils her blood and claims to have travelled through a portal from another world.
Crazy Talk!
Or is it?

Being the second son to the alpha wolf was always easy; until Phoenix's older brother, Ray, went missing. Now his lone wolf lifestyle is being threatened when his father announces his retirement. Phoenix is desperate. He will do anything to avoid being made alpha, even if it means following an old myth about magical doorways.

What he was not expecting was his wolf's need to claim a gorgeous red head with eyes of green fire. His wolf says she is his but this lone wolf will fight to stay just that; alone. What is he to do?

When Phoenix discovers Sophie is the key to get both Ray and him home, he will do anything to achieve that goal. Even if it means using the one person made just for him. Mating Sophie could mean saving his people but in doing so will mean giving up his dreams.

When danger calls will they put their fears aside and embrace their fate?

About the Author, Ashlea Rhodes:  Hey there!

I started writing in High School but never finished anything I started, even when others liked what I'd written. I didn't pick up on reading till I turned 15 and once I started, you couldn't pull me away from books. 

I'm an Aussie chick, born and bred in the Western suburbs of Melbourne, who's a romantic at heart. Most of my writing is based on lurve with HEAs. After becoming good friends with a lot of indie authors over the past 2 years I decided to give my writing another go and early 2014 picked up where I left off. I started writing my first book Portal that I hope to get published late 2015.

Despite being into dresses and makeup, underneath I'm still a tomboy! Ooo, and I love shiny things :)

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My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!

***Received a copy of the ebook for a honest review

The cover looks magical and reminds me of what I think a portal would look like all shiny and full of light.

This is the first book in the series.  It has shifters and vampires.  This is definitely for adults do to the steamy scenes.  I really like this world that Ashlea has created.  It is complex and full of magic.  Ashlea does a great job weaving a complex plot where things happen that knock you for a loop.  She also had me on an emotional rollercoaster where tears were involved.

Sophie starts off as more naïve and would get upset for really no reason, but she grew up a lot throughout the story.  I liked her a whole lot more when she grew a backbone and started fighting for what she wanted.  Phoenix was an enigma in the beginning, and I didn’t really understand his lone wolf attitude.  He definitely grows on you.

I really enjoyed this book.  It did have some of the typical issues with creating a whole new world where parts were a bit slow for me, but I’m an action all the way girl :)  I think this series will get better, and I can’t wait to read Jessica and Ray’s story. 

I recommend this story to paranormal fans who like vampires, shifters, and magic :)

Interested in reading???

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