Disclaimer This is a dark, Contemporary Adult romance The novel contains mature elements, including but not limited to infidelity, death bereavement involving the loss of a child, and an explicit sexual affair between a student and teacher It is intended for readers 18 only They say that bad news comes in threes and for Emilia T ib n, this is an understatement.TheDisclaimer This is a dark, Contemporary Adult romance The novel contains mature elements, including but not limited to infidelity, death bereavement involving the loss of a child, and an explicit sexual affair between a student and teacher It is intended for readers 18 only.They say that bad news comes in threes and for Emilia T ib n, this is an understatement.The anniversary of her son s death, her husband s affair, and a scathing separation All on her 30th birthday.In sorrow s wake, she leaves her editorial job behind, packs a single suitcase, and exchanges Manhattan and the past twelve years for her long abandoned and deceivingly idyllic hometown of Montauk.There, on the beachfront, she meets a boy They share a single night together And she believes, like everything else, that she ll never see him again.When she takes accepts an impromptu position as a Creative Writing teacher at the local high school, she sees a way to begin picking up the pieces A new life chapter A chance to heal.But when a familiar face appears in her classroom the boy from the beach, Bryan Thorn everything changes.She is broken He is troubled And despite the whispers, pain, and the shared pasts that threaten to destroy them both neither can keep themselves away.One thing is certain some affairs prick like thorns.
Thorn Disclaimer This is a dark Contemporary Adult romance The novel contains mature elements including but not limited to infidelity death bereavement involving the loss of a child and an explicit sexu
DNF @78%******SPOILER ALERT******The synopsis tells you that things come in threes. For Emilia Toibin they did.On the the anniversary of her son's death and her 30th birthday she walks in on her husband, in bed with another woman. Despite his sorrow and his “I’m sorry’s” she walks out on her 12 year marriage and heads to her hometown of Montauk. A new start is what she wants and a chance to grieve.On the first night she meets a stranger on a beach and they back to her house, they share a [...]
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4.5 stars. I just finished this book and I have to say I loved it. Beautiful writing, and such a realistic story. Poor Emilia and Jack were so deep in the throes of grief over their loss that they both made some awful choices. Emilia's were much worse than her husband's and while reading I almost forgot how wrong her relationship was. And then I'd remember, and it was just so forbidden and wrong and cringeworthy. This story was like a slow moving train wreck and even when the inevitable crash ca [...]
DNF This book is very beautifully written. It plays with your emotion and you find yourself grieving along with the characters. But Bryan's and Emilia's relationship did not sit well with me. Don't get me wrong. I love student-teacher romance but this one is too cringe-worthy. The clear abuse of power was too glaring that I had to stop. It wasn't working for me.(view spoiler)[ She did not end with him. (hide spoiler)]
A realistic depiction of one woman's struggle with grief and depression and the effect that it has on her marriage, career and life in general. There were parts of the book that I found a bit repetitive and I felt that the ending wrapped up a bit too neatly but, overall, I really enjoyed it and would recommend reading it.
This was a gritty read. Words I would use to describe it were desperate, painful, grief-filled, opportunistic, forbidden but with various shades of love. I have read some other books that would come under a similar genre of student-teacher but I would say they sometimes 'dress-up' and idealise the situation. This book did not portray anything other than a realistic narrative. The heroine, Emilia, is a bereaved, ill and desperate woman who seeks solace in a chance encounter. She's newly separated [...]
Loved this book! A beautifully written story with such grief and sadness in it. It really tugged at my heart strings!
Update: THORN is LIVE! amazon/gp/product/B018Meet Emilia:Meet Bryan Thorn:Meet Jack:d Mattie:If you'd like an ARC in exchange for a review, please get in touch. There's no limit on participants! You can reach me here:l.hayesthor@gmailAlso, in celebration of THORN's Release Date, STAR-CROSSED is available for .99 cents - indefinitely! Grab a copy, if you'd likeAR-CROSSED:amazon/Star-Crossed-Lu
Thorn by Liv Hayes*I was given a copy of this book by the author in return for an honest review*This book was brought to my attention by a couple book buddies of mine who had marvelous things to say both about the book and the author. The synopsis sounded good, and I always enjoy a book with a warning label!Synopsis:They say that bad news comes in threes – and for Emilia Tóibín, this is an understatement.The anniversary of her son's death, her husband's affair, and a scathing separation. All [...]
4.5 starsThere are some authors that can write a novel and have you immersed within seconds. Liv Hayes is one of those authors. I read her first book, Star-Crossed and absolutely loved that. Give me a student/teacher novel and I'm sold.After losing their son, Emilia and Jack become distant. There is no love, no happiness. A year after Mattie's death, Emilia tries to be alive again only to end up majorly devastated by the actions of her husband. Moving out of her apartment into her childhood home [...]
4.5 Stars!l just finished Thorn by Liv Hayes and I am overwhelmed with emotions. Thorn is like nothing I have read before. This is not your typical forbidden romance. It's content is disturbing, thought provoking and emotive. I found myself empathic and thinking what would I do?? It did not feel like fiction. It was so realistic, it could have been a true life story. The experiences and emotions the characters went through felt so REAL. Liv's writing style is not only unique, it's poetic and des [...]
I found myself swept away by this unique book. The subject matter was taboo and my emotions ran high in Thorn. If your looking for a story that will keep you intrigued and curious give this a try. I give this seductive story 4.5 Stars!
Teacher/student forbidden romance,, two broken and lost souls searching for an escape from reality. Both seek solace in one another right or wrong only they can decide that. An emotional, real, well written story. I really enjoyed it and would highly recommend it.
*received ARC for honest review*4-4.5 stars. review to come!
This is a difficult read. The topics in this story is heartbreaking and taboo. Teacher/Student, infidelity and death. All terribly gut-wrenching.
Will have a full review up soon :-)