A Diamond in the Rough

A Diamond in the Rough

by Elisa Marie Hopkins


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25-year-old model Sophia Cavall has a seemingly nice life walking the runway until she begins to receive death threats through social media and is almost kidnapped by a masked figure. She tries to fight off her assailant, but luckily the attempt ends in failure when mysterious business magnate Oliver Black intervenes.

Sophie doesn't know it, but the stakes are high: her life and her heart. Desperately needing support, she turns to a few trusted people, and to Oliver most of all. But can he be trusted, who speaks the truth, and the question on everyone's lips: who is the man in the mask?

Her checkered past returns to entangle her. She will come to realize that it is not dead after all...it is still very much alive.

A Diamond in the Rough is a love story, a thriller, funny in parts and moving in others. Most of all, it is a gripping debut novel that will have you guessing and turning pages until you reach the end.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692372340
Publisher: Stellar Jay Publications
Publication date: 02/22/2015
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Elisa Marie Hopkins was born in California, where she grew up, to Mexican parents. She is an avid reader, Netflix geek, dancing machine, and cat aficionado. Hopkins has a Computer Science Engineering degree, but doesn't consider herself a software guru. What she wants most is to write and share stories that have the power to inspire and motivate, stories that will live in the hearts of readers forever.

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A Diamond in the Rough 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Sandrathebookworm More than 1 year ago
Original Review Posted @ http://sandrathebookworm.blogspot.com/2015/10/a-diamond-in-rough.html The author was kind enough to provide me with a copy of her book in exchange for an honest review. This book was AMAZING, it kept me up to the wee hours of the night the only reason I didn't finish it in one sitting was because my eyes kept shutting after a while. Sophia is a model that has been receiving threats on twitter, but she thinks nothing of it it’s until the night she almost gets kidnapped, it is there where Oliver comes to the rescue and saves her, after that night Sophia starts meeting with Oliver to discuss her safety and how to go about with the press she and her model agency are getting. Oliver and Sophia grow feelings for each other and start dating; Oliver will do anything in his power to keep her safe. Gosh, I couldn't get enough of this book! I just finished it a couple of hours ago and I'm still going through all the stuff that happened. I loved Hopkins writing it just kept me wanting to turn the pages. Sophia is a very strong character, I don't think I can go through half the stuff she goes through on a daily basis without breaking down, I really liked the emotional development she goes through. Oliver oh, Oliver gosh I fell in love with his character, he knows exactly what he wants and isn't afraid to go for it; when I would read scenes with Oliver in them I would get goosebumps the way he spoke and treated Sophia makes any girl dissolve into a puddle. I really liked the thriller part of the book it kept the book interesting and kept me on my toes just when I thought I knew who was sending the threats Hopkins would prove me wrong. I like a book that makes you think you know what’s going to happen and then changes it up on you. This book was such a good read and I'm glad that the sequel comes out tomorrow because this girl need more Oliver in her life, I really hope there is more of him on the second book. Also with that ending I can't wait to see where the story goes. If you haven't picked this book up yet, I highly recommend it! It has become one of my favorites. -SandraTheBookWorm
Max_S More than 1 year ago
Elisa Marie Hopkins "A Diamond in the Rough" is a romance novel with suspense and mystery elements. The protagonist is Sophia Cavall, a twenty-something model embedded in the world of fashion. However, her life is turned upside down when she receives death threats and is the victim of a kidnapping attempt. She finds herself with the handsome, enigmatic Oliver Black to thank. Hopkins does an excellent job pacing the story well with just the right balance of build-up and twists and turns. Sophia is a dynamic, interesting character, and it is fascinating reading how she deals with the tricky situations she faces. If you're looking for a fun new romance with mystery and suspense, "A Diamond in the Rough" is a good read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My biggest pet peeve is when a writer reuses the same story lines over and over again. NOT the case here. Instead of learning their life stories immediately, the characters changed and evolved throughout the story and kept me guessing about their motives. Sophia was a particularly well developed character! I really did not foresee the ending, but I loved it as everything played out!