Transparent by Erin Noelle
Her elusive past didn’t worry me,Her heartbreaking scars never made me cringe,And her haunting demons only made me a stronger man.But the day Blake Martin was stolen from me,I was scared to death.Prepared to do anything necessary to get her back,Little did I know it just might cost me my life.My name is Madden Decker, and this is my story.
Transparent is book #2 in the luminous series, I was gifted an ARC of this book to read for Gemma Reads Too Much.
OK confession time I really worried that this book would be as dark as the first book and honestly I didn’t know if I could stomach it if it was. So when I started the book I flicked to the epilogue to make sure the couple got a happy ending lol
This book has a completely different vibe to the first book. It still has some of the uncomfortable gruesome elements and flashbacks like Translucent does but predominantly it has a very cool mafia suspense feel to it.
Ahhhhh RAZE you are my hero!!! He absolutely steals the show and I completely fell in love with him.
This book has twists and turns and I genuinely wouldn’t have expected this book to end the way it does.
This series is brutal and unforgiving and although I enjoyed the themes of love and friendship that are important in the plot. For me I think I will probably remember this series for the torture and horrifying life Blake led.
This book made me sad.
If you enjoy dark romances this will probably be just up your street.
I’ve LOVED Erin Noelle’s books in the past and I’m sure I will in the future but this series had too much dark and unfortunately the love story just wasn’t light enough to overshadow all the bad stuff
Transparent gets 3 not a bad book just not for me stars.
I’m in shock. We all are. Complete fucking shock. Unable to even process the words Marshal Doherty just spoke. Words that shred me to my core.Lies. It has to be lies. That’s my initial thought, though I know what he says is one-hundred percent true. He has no reason to be dishonest. He’s shown me the articles on his phone. It’s her in the pictures. Looking exactly like she did in the photos inside the hidden envelope in her drawer. Like the one I took and keep in my desk.“Who?” I ask, finally able to manage words. “Who do you think has her? Honestly.”The suit-clad man sighs and crosses his arms over his chest, eyeing me with a circumspect hesitation. If he’s smart, he can sense the desperation oozing from my pores, and he realizes how dangerously devoted to finding Blake I am. No one will stop my efforts to find her, especially not after what he just revealed about her unthinkable past.“The first place we’ll look is Chicago,” he concedes, his voice so low it can barely be heard over the buzz from people around us. “Vincent Ricci has become one of the most powerful underbosses in America over the past few years, and he has made no secret he’s looking for the woman who murdered his son. There’s a pretty price on her head. It may take a couple of days for whoever has her to get her there, but I’ll have my guys working close to him, keeping their ears to the ground. The Italians are known for having flashy, extravagant celebrations when they torture and kill someone they’ve been searching for. A way to show their entire community what will happen to you if you’re ever marked as an enemy of theirs. If he has her, we’ll know soon. They’ll want everyone to know.”My stomach rolls, threatening to revolt at the images in my mind of where she could be.
Translucent by Erin Noelle
Sometimes you reach a point where you just can’t take any more — a breaking point, some call it. The day I watched my husband murder the woman who was pregnant with his child, my point didn’t just break, it exploded like a full magazine’s worth of hollow points firing through the barrel of a fully-automatic AK-47. Literally. I am no longer his American Princess, nor am I his slave. Now, I’m a murderer in hiding. My name was Bryleigh Carter Oliveira, and that was my story.Translucent is one woman’s story of breaking free, starting over, and learning to trust again through willful submission.
Erin Noelle is a Texas native, where she lives with her husband and two young daughters. While earning her degree in History at the University of Houston, she rediscovered her love for reading that was first instilled by her grandmother when she was a young child.A lover of happily-ever-afters, both historical and current, Erin is an avid reader of all romance novels. Her titles published include the Book Boyfriend Series, the Dusk ‘Til Dawn Series, Translucent, Conspire — co-authored with SE Hall, Surviving Us, MILF: Wrong Kind of Love and Spark.Her books have been a part of the USA Today Bestselling list and the Amazon and Barnes & Noble overall Top 100.