Emerald City by Alicia K. Leppert

Emerald City

                              Emerald City


Olivia Tate is a broken shell of a girl haunted by the tragic events that fill her past. She has closed herself off from the world, each day grasping at something—anything—to live for. Convinced there will never be a way out, she seeks solace in the depths of her medicine cabinet. When she wakes up days later in the hospital she is introduced to Jude, the quiet stranger responsible for saving her life. She never could have guessed then that her mysterious rescuer would end up saving her life a second time, while simultaneously turning her world upside down. A modern-day romance with a twist, Emerald City has a little bit of something for everyone!
Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: April 10th 2012 by Sweetwater Books 
 (MY THOUGHTS)       5  Hearts!!!!!
Emerald City has nothing to do with Dorothy or ruby slippers. It’s a heart-wrenching love story about forbidden love. A love that a man will sacrifice heaven and fight hell just to hold the woman he loves. Alicia K. Leppert went beyond the typical Paranormal Romance. She wrote an emotional, heart-melting love story with Olivia and Jude's forbidden love—a love that will not be denied. Leppert writes incredible, heart-stopping romance. My heart is still in awe of the tender, intimate way Jude loves Olivia. Alicia K. Leppert thank you for Olivia and Jude's beautiful story and thank you for a breathtaking, forbidden love story.

Olivia Tate is tired. She’s tired of living a life of emptiness, a life that has taken everybody she loves. Olivia is tired of the sleepless nights full of night terrors. She wants just one night of peaceful, painless sleep, and she intends to find one in a bottle of Valium. But when Olivia wakes, it’s not where she thought it would be, and her rescuer is the last person she’d ever think would be saving her life.

Jude has an assignment to do. An assignment he will not finish, at least not the way those who sent Jude on this mission of mercy would like. Jude's name means he's a lost cause, but when he saves Olivia, she’ll become his life's cause—and he’ll sacrifice everything to have a heart that beats only for Olivia.

Olivia and Jude’s love is a forbidden one. Jude came to save Olivia's life and will now have to lose his own. Emerald City is a beautiful novel about two people who will not be denied love. I love forbidden romance stories, and Emerald City is definitely a love story I recommend as a must read.
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  1. Your review absolutely made my day. I'm so thrilled you "heart" my book!!! Thank you!!

    1. You're so very welcome Alicia! Thank you for writing this beautiful story! :)