Thursday, August 7, 2014

"Statistic" by Dawn Robertson (REVIEW/TOUR STOP)

Title: "Statistic"
Author: Dawn Robertson
Genre: Erotica/Erotic Suspense
Release Date: July 26, 2014

Attempted Murder.
Aurora Alexander is everything headlines are made of.

Newly divorced single mother Aurora Alexander is trying to move on with her life.
After a string of unsuccessful blind dates, she turns to internet dating.
Everyone does it, so it has to be safe. Right?


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****Complimentary ARC given in exchange for an honest review****

Aurora is a young divorcee and single mother who decides to humor herself and indulge in the pleasures of online dating. This naive first timer finds herself in several situations from straight forward advances, kissing cousins, skype sex, and wild carnal bathroom sex on a first date. Aurora's not a quitter, and she becomes somewhat addicted to site and the dates that come out of it, until she meets Jackson, who seems to be perfect in every way. They are perfect for one another. Just when Aurora decides that she's found the one, she becomes a victim of an obsessed admirer. 

This has a great story line, one that kept my attention. I was amused by the encounters. Especially with Wesley, the voyuer she decided to go "skinny skyping" with. I loved how "alpha" he was. Personally, I don't think she could have handled that one....LOL! I must say, I loved the men in the story, but Aurora was beyond naive. Almost to the point that it was irritating. No woman in her right mind, a business owner, and singlr parent, regardless of or lack there of, life experience would give her telephone number to  random men on a dating site thinking she can maintain a "friendship", let alone sex skype with them. As far as as the juiciness, and erotica of this read.... I LOVED IT! It was spontaneous and at time carnal. 

While I was reading I was sizing up the the book. Thinking of my rating and review. I was prepared to give this read 5 big ones, but then I read the epilogue. I have to take a star away for the epilogue. Only because, it had me saying WTF?!?!?!  Don't get me wrong, the book has a twist and is suspenseful, and has a great story line. I LOVED the story, and then there was the epilogue, that left me in "LIKE" instead of LOVE!!! GREAT READ... I recommend it to all ;-)  


What makes a person tick? Is it the way they are raised? Perhaps it is a genetic predisposition. Our DNA coded from the moment of conception to write out the entire way our life will play out. Of course some things will be left to chance; fate better yet. But I can tell you from personal experience, some people are just born bad.
I always did my best, despite having the genetic odds stacked against me. Saying I didn't win the parental lottery would have been one of the understatements of the century. Yet, I was always able to skate by in life. Trying not to become a statistic. Little did I know other people would take my choices away from me.
I guess most of my problems started when I got married. I was such a naïve twenty year old. I thought the world was all sunshine and roses. He was my world, my reason for living. That was until he lost interest in me. A high risk pregnancy, bed rest, sex restrictions, and a colicky baby will kill intimacy for anyone. Breastfeeding isn't sexy. Neither are the stretch marks Liam left me with. I didn't care, and I still don't. But he did, and that is why I caught him in bed with my eighteen year old babysitter when my son was barely three.
I know, my life is starting to sound like a soap opera. I wish these were the darkest days. Back then, I thought they were. I thought going through a divorce with a four year old son was the end of the world. Ha. I wish I would have known what my future would hold. What damage could be done at the hands of a stranger I thought I knew.
urn to tell my own story. The true story of Aurora Alexander. The real dangers of picking up strange men on the internet under the guise of dating, and new beginnings. It all began as a game. A way to spread my wings, and learn the dating game after being out of it for a decade. It ended in a violent attempt on my life. I am a fighter. I have lived to tell my
Does anyone truly ever know another person? My answer to that question would be no. Even the most open and honest people have dark secrets. Shit they would never reveal to anyone. You know you have those type of secrets, we all do. Hell, I do. I typically would never tell anyone. Except since the world knows most of them now, it is my
tstory. No one can silence me. Not even him.

Dawn Robertson is a two time best selling, twenty-something indie author, and mother. She lives in sunny senior citizen packed Florida, where she wrangles her flock of kids and writes smut.
Dawn can normally be found swearing like a sailor, making late night drive-thru appearances, arguing with her kids (or being run over by their power wheels), reading a steamy romance while hiding in her bathroom, writing her little heart out on her laptop (or dragging her Macbook to the Genius bar praying they can save her latest work in progress), shopping for My Little Pony goodies, being the life of the party at a book signing, or sipping on a smoothie. She loves to hear from her fans, readers, and authors alike. Feel free to drop her a message.
Dawn rarely takes life seriously, so be sure to expect heavy sarcasm from her. She is also the life of the party, so be sure to meet up with her at one of the many author events she will be attending in the next couple months. Buy her a shot of whiskey, and she will love you for life.

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