Book Review, Giveaway: My Salvation by Michelle Dare







Caliana Crawford is smart, sexy and unemployed. After quitting her mediocre job, she finds herself in need of a break. She goes to the one place that holds her most precious memories, her cabin by the lake. Life hasn’t always been easy for Cali. She lost someone close to her, was betrayed by her lover, and now she only wants to escape reality. What she doesn’t plan on is her sexy neighbor, who has an agenda of his own.

Owen Matthews goes through the motions every day, but knows his life is missing one essential part – Cali. He has never forgotten about the summers he spent by the lake with the gorgeous brunette. When he sees she is back to stay, Owen knows he can’t let her slip through his fingers again. Others think he has it all with owning a multimillion dollar company, but what they don’t know is that he would give it all up to have her in his arms and his bed.

The road to happiness isn’t always easy. His brother returns to his life and brings with him an old flame who threatens to rip Cali and Owen apart. Will they find their salvation with one another or let the events of their past influence their future?



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My Rating:

4 hearts


Favorite Quotes:

 “You are mine and I am yours.  Remember those words.”

“I love you so much.  When I’m with you, everything falls away.  It’s only us, nothing else matters.”

“You are always rescuing me, Owen.  From the time we started dating, you have always been my salvation.  The one constant in my life.  The person I could rely on that has been with me through every high and low.”


My Review:

I have a new BBF named Owen – he is steamy and dreamy, thoughtful, considerate, kind, multi-talented, funny, adventurous, playful, well-endowed, an excellent lover, sculpted, handsome, and rich.  Of course he is pure fantasy as men like that don’t exist off the page, sigh.  But knowing there is a perfect man living in my kindle makes me feel all gooey inside.  I found this story to be enjoyable and entertaining.  I cared for the characters and felt the major players to be likable and realistic, for the most part, and I also fully appreciated the lack of conflict and angst between the two lovers, as the conflict was derived from elsewhere.  The love scenes were abundant, and sizzled and snapped.  The best writing in the book occurred during these sensual scenes – which were richly detailed and highly sumptuous.  In other places, and most noticeably during the first few chapter, the writing was much less descriptive and seemed a bit stiff and perfunctory.  However, I find this easily understandable being Ms. Dare’s first dip in the pool, and as far as this old cougar is concerned, she more than atoned for this with her lavish and delicious sensual scenes, that had me absolutely purring.

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About Author

Michelle Dare is a Jersey girl living over the border in Pennsylvania. She started out as a reader, then became a book blogger. She loves the book community and thought to try her hand at writing. Her first book, My Salvation, is a contemporary romance.

She is a married mom with two wonderful children and a German Shepherd, who she considers her third child. She is a lover of books, music and movies. Her favorite band is Maroon 5 and has too many favorite movies to list. Paranormal romance is her favorite genre to read.

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