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Full Measures Broché – 9 février 2014
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She knew. That’s why Mom hadn’t opened the door. She knew he was dead.
Twenty years as an army brat and Ember Howard knew, too. The soldiers at the door meant her dad was never coming home. What she didn’t know was how she would find the strength to singlehandedly care for her crumbling family when her mom falls apart.
Then Josh Walker enters her life. Hockey star, her new next-door neighbor, and not to mention the most delicious hands that insist on saving her over and over again. He has a way of erasing the pain with a single look, a single touch. As much as she wants to turn off her feelings and endure the heartache on her own, she can’t deny their intense attraction. Until Josh’s secret shatters their world. And Ember must decide if he’s worth the risk that comes with loving a man who could strip her bare.
Détails sur le produit
- Éditeur : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (9 février 2014)
- Langue : Anglais
- Broché : 320 pages
- ISBN-10 : 149530342X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1495303425
- Poids de l'article : 318 g
- Dimensions : 12.7 x 1.7 x 20.29 cm
- Classement des meilleures ventes d'Amazon : 169,106 en Romance et littérature sentimentale
- 601,061 en Anglais
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Her mother reacts very badly to the news and Ember has to be the strong one, for her little brother as well.
She hopes for the support of her boyfriend (since three years) who will betray her terribly... And then she meets Josh. Josh is her little brother's hockey trainer. He becomes her friend, her lover, her support, her everything... But he has a secret. Will it tear them apart?
The story is really well written. You immediately feel with Ember. You get pulled into the story and hold your breath until the last page.
A very nice read.
Enjoy the read MBTM
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Within the first few pages it feels like your heart has been torn from your body, stamped all over, and then put back again. It is so heartbreakingly sad and I sobbed my heart out with big ugly crying. While I was wiping away the tears I loved getting to see how Ember is with Gus, how caring and thoughtful she is to her younger brother, and those who have younger siblings can probably agree with me that they can be very annoying at times, and after they receive the devastating news, how strong she is to keep her family going while trying not to break down herself.
Riley is a complete and utter hypocritical ass, from the moment he is mentioned, added with his lack of support for Ember, I knew I wasn't going to be impressed with him. Kayla, Ember's so called friend, what a friend you don't need or want around, and if she is a friend I would love to see what enemies do to Ember. Kayla is just as bad as Riley and I was happy to see Ember close the door on their friendship no matter how much it hurt her to do it.
Josh *sigh* I think we all need a Josh in our lives. His secret wasn't what I was expecting, and I do feel sorry for how Ember discovers it, but in all honesty although I can see her side of the story it could have been a lot worse than it was. Yes he made a HUGE mistake in keeping this from her, but he did it to protect her, and I think this is his only failing. He is sweet, romantic, polite, and generally an all round nice HOT character.
Sam is a great antidote for Ember, and she helps Ember see some facts that she really needed to see. She is there as a friend when Ember needed one, a shoulder to cry on, a person to have fun with on girly nights, and a supportive person that doesn't let Ember wallow too much.
I loved every page of Full Measures and read it in one sitting, I even gave up a caffeine fix so I could concentrate entirely on the book, considering I could quite happily live with a caffeine drip then you know how addicted I am to it, and how much I must have loved Full Measures to give up on my caffeine.
The emotions are real and hard hitting and make Full Measures that much more powerful. They draw you in fast and hard into the pages and you don't want to stop reading, no matter how much your heart feels like its been stomped all over, or how hard it is to read through the tears pouring like Niagara Falls from your eyes, or how much you want to throw the book away either from anger or from the sexual tension.
Ember (December) Howard - what a great name. I love that her sister is April, her brother August & mum is June. I want them to adopt me so I can change my name to February (May would be too boring & January would get shortened to Jan).
Josh Walker is mighty fly! He makes me want to learn how to ice skate or play hockey so he can pick me up when I fall or lovingly wrap me in his jacket and his arms before kissing me every so gently.
Sorry got a bit lost there in my reverie.
Loads of sweet falling in love moments. Littttttttle bit of sexiness, quite vanilla but perfect for Ember and Josh. The odd nooooooooo moments. And tears, yep, rolling down my chin.
I loved the cover pic too.
Heart melting quotes:
"The fire you have within you is impossible to kill. The first breath you take when you're free of all this, it will come roaring back. That's what is so impossibly beautiful about you."
"I love you enough for both of us. I can't regret anything that brought us together."
"Maybe love this exquisite, this powerful isn't meant to last forever. Maybe we're meant to burn so brightly for each other right now to light whatever path we're heading down, but there's no sustaining a fire like this."
"Live, baby. Laugh, cry, scream, and love. Realise that every moment you have is worth every drop of sweat and tears you can give it."
December/Ember is a wonderful selfless character that develops exponentially throughout the story. She is a little bit of a control freak, having a life plan that she has diligently followed for the past few years even when it isn’t what she really wants. She goes along with things in order to please other people rather than putting her own needs first. She is the backbone of her family.
I adored Josh and he always said the sweetest things. However, I do have an issue with something that happened or I think happened and it made me very annoyed with him for it (vague much, lol). Their shared memories of high school add another element to the romance within the story. The plot twist concerning Josh was pretty obvious but executed in such a way as not to be too predictable. I would really have liked to see some of the scenes from his perspective in order to fully understand some of his actions.
The narrative is chock full of heart wrenching emotion; the way in which people deal with grief and the repercussions for the other members of the family stood out within the plot.
I would have liked to see a longer time-frame for the epilogue but it did round the story off nicely.
December Howard knows what it's like to lose the person you love the most. December Howard knows how it feels to have your whole life uprooted, to be forced into changing your own plans in order to look out for the people you truly care about. December Howard knows what it's like to be terrified of giving your heart to another - to be afraid they'll shatter what little pieces of it you have left.
Josh Walker is everything that she doesn't need in her life - or so she thinks. How could the former high-school hockey star from so many years ago be anything other than a risk? How could the guy who has women falling at his feet possibly be the kind of man who could ever offer her something real, something safe, something secure? But Josh Walker has grown. He has changed. Suddenly - and somewhat surprisingly - he's everything that Ember needs and, more worryingly, everything that she wants.
But how can she possibly love another man, when she's still busy picking up the pieces left over from her father's death? Will Ember ever be able to find the strength to love the man who could, all at once, complete her, and ruin her?
So, I read Rebecca Yarros' novels in the wrong order. Granted, they are both standalone stories in themselves, and so Eyes Turned Skyward didn't contain many spoilers for Full Measures. Which was a relief, because I just had to read this story after falling in love with Yarros' other novel!
Once again, what an incredibly beautiful and touching love story. More than once during the course of this novel, I felt my eyes welling up. Rebecca Yarros has such a talent for writing emotions, for creating these incredible characters that you can't help but fall madly in love with. I experienced a rollercoaster of emotions throughout the course of this novel, as I lived through every heartbreak, every setback, every moment of falling in love - every single experience, with Ember and Josh.
Each individual character in this novel has been crafted to perfection. Ember is as vulnerable as she is strong - a character that feels so realistic and, in doing so, becomes incredibly relatable. Each member of her family is written perfectly, too. Her younger brother, Gus, is adorable and loveable, and ended up being one of my favourite characters - which is really saying something, since I've never been too fond of children in romance books! Even April was likeable in her own way, regardless of the drama. She really grew as a character throughout the course of the novel, and learned to deal with the pain that she felt in a way that was admirable. There was a whole host of secondary characters in this novel, each with their own unique personality, and each with their own purpose to play in the story. No character felt flat or unnecessary.
And then there was Josh. Oh, Josh. I always thought I'd one day grow out of swooning over fictional boys in books, but then I come across a character like Josh Walker, and realise that "getting over it" isn't something that's likely to happen for me anytime soon. Josh was so supportive of Ember. He loved every single part of her, good or bad. He was patient and adoring and, ultimately, kind. He was willing to be whatever Ember needed throughout the course of the novel - whether that was a rebound, or the love of her life. His love for her was selfless and beautiful and, oh, my heart is swelling up just thinking about it!
In summary - before I continue to ramble on forever about how wonderful this book is - Full Measures is a gripping, heart-wrenching tale of loss, angst and learning to love again. It's a book that will stay with you long after you finish reading it, and definitely a novel that I'll read again. At this point, Rebecca Yarros has definitely earned a place in my list of favourite romance authors, and I'm incredibly excited for the third book in this series, so I have a chance to read another of her beautiful stories. A writer that can push you to experience as many emotions throughout the course of a novel as Yarros can is a wonderful thing to come across. If you haven't picked up one of her novels yet, then I urge you to purchase this one straight away. You won't regret it.