Genres: Drama, New Adult, Romance
In an attempt to escape her heartbreaking past, Brooklyn seeks refuge in bustling Washington DC where she folds into the fast paced society unnoticed…until she meets a young entrepreneur, Logan Colton.
Brooklyn is surprised to find that while she has been successful in keeping the opposite sex at bay, somehow she is defenseless against Logan’s confidence and charm—and it doesn’t hurt that he is absurdly beautiful. While thrilled with Logan’s candor, Brooklyn hesitates, as she can’t seem to move past the heartache that she suffered at the hands of Damon.
As much as Logan didn’t plan on pursuing her, he is drawn to Brooklyn’s muted beauty and her witty persona. For all his success, Logan is ensnared in the coveted world of unequivocal wealth and power, but behind closed doors is taunted by demons and an undeniable need to atone for a monumental mistake.
As the two embark on a tumultuous obstacle course saturated with unknown twists and turns, Brooklyn is left to question whether she can endure the journey ahead.
Initial thoughts? Holy. Cliffhanger. That is all. Okay I lied, that is most definitely not all, but seriously? S.C Ellington are you trying to break my heart? Brooklyn's heart has been through the ringer with her Ex, Damon. With a self sabotaging history, B relents to exploring a new relationship from with ever charming Logan Colton. However, don't put Damon out of mind yet. That man seems to believe he's worth a second shot. Does Brooklyn think so too? The journey Brooklyn and Logan take is so powerful, and perfect, that I waited for the other shoe to drop. Without giving too much away, I will say S.C. Ellington didn't disappoint in that department. No Ma'am. For a first book I was blown away by Ellington. The writing was witty, and flowed effortlessly. The plot was grabbing in a way that kept me tuned in. I was unable to walk away until I finished. Seeing as this is a series, and I have already hinted at a cliffhanger, I will warn once more: BE PREPARED! I am in a state of nail biting at the moment, waiting for book number two. Go ahead. One-click. Let me share my impatience with another.
Interview with S.C. Ellington:
Have you always wanted to be a writer? Yes and no. I always enjoyed using my creativity. I found pleas-ure in writing short poems and things of that nature. For a while I considered medical school, then law school, but for me, those professions were more of a means to earn a substantial living. My father always told me to choose a profession that I didn’t feel like would be “work.” I ended up doing the opposite and pursued my Masters degree. From that point, I acquired a position within the government.
Over the course of the last few years, I found myself yearning for more. I would say that the day my husband brought me my Kindle, was the day that my life and outlook changed. I started thinking back on my father’s words and what I found joy in. I’ve always been an avid reader, and many close friends always told me that they thought I wrote well. About a year ago, a tiny light bulb went off, propelling me to pursue my creative pas-sion for writing. Had it not been for the ever evolving world of self-publishing, I am not sure that I would have ever seriously pursued my dreams of becoming a published author.
Have you ever suffered from “writers block”? I had a few cases of this dreadful disease! I found that by leaving my work alone for a few days, ideas were able to flourish when I didn’t put myself under pressure to spit out words.
Best advice for anyone starting out writing? Well as a budding author myself, I can’t stress enough the importance of networking. When I first approached the idea of writing a novel, I was mortified by the idea of social networking and meeting people face to face. Luckily I was able to meet a few great people early on who showed me the ropes of the author world. I think my exposure to them has made my author experience richer.
Is it harder to write a male or female character? It is most definitely harder for me to write male characters. As a woman, it is so much easier for me to tune into what most women desire, complain about, or fear. Thankfully, my husband has been supportive and allows me to pick his brain to get male points of view.
What scenes are the hardest for you to write? Oddly enough, as a new adult romance author, the hardest scenes for me to pull together are the actual love scenes. I struggle with the syntax of my word choice, where to stage the characters, and above all, keeping the scenes fiery.
If you could see the world through the eyes of one of your characters, which one would it be and why? I would have to say I would like to experience the world through Logan’s eyes. Logan has had to deal with some hard blows. While everyone deals with adversity at some point, it would be nice to experience how he strives to move past it on a daily basis.
What is the best compliment you have received as an author?The best compliment thus far was from a reader who messaged me and cried, “I was sad to see the story end.”
What lies in your near future as an author? I hope to pursue writing as a full-time career at some point. In the meantime, I look forward to interacting with my fans and continuing Logan and Brooklyn’s story.