Surviving Love

Surviving Love

by Ada Frost

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Surviving Love by Ada Frost

What do you do when you find out you’re pregnant, your boyfriend rejects you, your sister is beaten half to death and the most annoyingly gorgeous man takes up residence in your house? Well ladies, there is only one thing to do, pull up your big girl knickers and show the world your middle finger.

Louise Beaumont is renowned for her sharp wit, smart mouth and sassy personality. She comes out swinging in an argument, even when she’s wrong. But even some events in life can knock her on her arse. And fighting through the sludge of emotional pressure she’s had poured over her is taking its toll.

Johan Senior is broken. A man with a deeply traumatic past, shadows and monsters haunt his every waking hour. That is until a heavenly angel is sent in the form of a loud mouthed chestnut haired vixen, who threatens his manhood countless times. But his heart grabs onto her and refuses to let her go. The only problem is, his mind needs to allow him the pleasure of human touch, and to take that terrifying step of allowing someone into his heart.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940046081107
Publisher: Ada Frost
Publication date: 08/25/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 529,432
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Hi! What to say about myself...I don't really have anything interesting to offer other than I love to read, and create stories for others to enjoy. I've always been told I have a vivid imagination, I just lacked the confidence to pursue putting it onto the the written page. But finally I embarked on making a single dream come true. I love to read, and write. I only read romance, any genre really, but it has to have a beautiful romance. I also demand a HEA, even if it takes two or three books to get there. Reality is too broken and jaded without having to live through the trauma and angst in a book for it to end unhappily. I would love to connect with readers to hear their views on my work.

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Surviving Love 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
PureJonel More than 1 year ago
This was a rather enjoyable read.  Frost’s easy going & comical writing style invites readers into the world that she’s created.  The multiple POVs and tenses give you full and complete picture of everyone’s stories.  Frost isn’t afraid to tackle difficult and unsavoury topics with a tact and flare that brings them to the forefront of the story.   I really enjoyed getting to know the characters.  Frost’s unique method of developing her main characters makes them into individuals that you really know.  They become so real that you feel like part of their story.  The main characters come together in a touching way that makes you love them all the more. As a whole this was a very enjoyable story.  I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
Hazel_G More than 1 year ago
Angsty, Heartfelt and Beautiful!  4.5 Surviving Stars! The Review:  I totally and completely enjoyed this read! We met Johan in book one of this series, Elemental Fear, where his friendship with Eve was too cute for words. He was sweet but tortured as you could tell he was hiding a dark past and it was still affecting his present. I was really looking forward to his story. I wanted to get inside his head and figure out what happened to him, what his past held and see the place where he came from. I also wanted to see the wonderful romance develop that began blooming between him and Lou in the first book. I had high expectations of this book and the author did not disappoint. From the beginning to end, I was consumed, heartsick and in awe for all Johan had been through.  We are pulled into the past as we see first hand the experiences that created Johan and how he endured such horrific circumstances, surviving to be the intelligent and charismatic man we met in book one. It was a pleasure to sift through all these accounts as this author takes us from disheartening to courageous in one amazing, angsty story. Surviving Love is told in past and present, from different POV’s from both a young Johan and an adult Johan as well as from Lou, so we get the whole story from all angles, which I LOVED! Story and Characters...  Johan was left scarred at a very young age. Watching his father abuse and ultimately kill his mother in a horrible night of domestic violence would scar any child but that’s not where his horror story ends. He’s sent to live with his grandparents after his father is sent to jail. But what transpires in that house was pure evil. His grandfather was a sick, twisted and disturbed man and though Johan should have been happily surrounded by a large family with people who he should have been comforted and loved by and been able to trust, they betrayed him in the worst possible ways. There was only one saving grace in that house and it came from an unlikely hero named Ryan, who was also Johan’s uncle. Ryan picked a broken and battered little boy from the fires of hell and saved him.  I loved the back story we got on Johan. As difficult as it was to read, it was also amazing to see the man he’d become. He was still broken and living in darkness but in one swift, magical moment of meeting Lou, that all started to change for him. Lou is Eve’s sister, from book one. Lou is a beautiful, intelligent woman who’s been dejected by the man she was set to spend her life with. And to top it all off, she’s pregnant and alone and scared. But if given half the chance, Johan has decided to be there and pick up the pieces. This book picks up right where book one left off. Eve has been hurt and Johan is left wrecked from those events, which has spiraled him mentally into his gruesome past. He’s hurting. He’s suffering. And he doesn’t want to spoil those around him. Lou is in stasis, stumbling along as she awaits word of her sisters outcome and condition after the attack. Lou and Johan connect deeper because of the events from book one and together, they ride out the storm, forming a fundamental foundation which allows Johan to finally trust someone with his secrets. I loved Johan and Lou together. They both needed someone who would be patient, kind and understanding, and in each other, they found that. Johan’s past was certainly uncomfortable to read but he survived when all evidence showed he should be a drooling, crumbling psychological mess from the scars it left. He was a true hero as he barged into Lou’s life and put right was was wrong. Lou helped Johan come to terms with his past through the understanding she showed him and the openness she allowed with him. It was a beautiful story and one I was thrilled to read and was glued to from the moment I started reading it. The Wrap Up:  There’s a lot of story going on in book one that rolls over into book two, so I would suggest reading them in order. This was this author second book and she did a truly fine job with story, character and angsts. I’m definitely a fan! NOTE: * Written for Craves the Angst Book Reviews * I was gifted this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
iheartyabooks More than 1 year ago
Oh, I’ve been impatiently waiting for Johan's story, ever since I met Johan in Elemental Fear, the first book in Ada Frost’s Surviving series (each book can be read as a standalone). Johan stole my heart in the first book, and I fell in love with this fun, witty, sexy and beautiful guy. But I also knew Johan had something terrible happen to him during his childhood, and I finally got to find out that secret in Surviving Love. I knew Johan's story was going to be a tragic one, but Frost really tore my heart to pieces. Oh my goodness, how I wanted to jump into this book and save Johan. And that, my fellow readers, is how you know an author has done their job as a storyteller, when the author can make you so passionate about their characters that you become a part of the story. Johan was able to hide his damaged self by adopting a fun, playboy persona who flirts with all the ladies, but all that changes the night he saves Evelyn. And now Lou, who loves and sees the sweet, tender man for who he really is, doesn't know how to save him. All the scars of Johan's traumatic past from his tormentor has come back to haunt Johan’s mind and soul. Johan and Lou’s romance is so beautiful. The way Johan loves Lou and the baby she is carrying. Yes, Lou is pregnant with her jerk of a boyfriend's baby, who decided he’s not ready for the whole daddy thing. Johan just takes my breath away with the love he has for Lou's baby who's not even born yet. Yes, Johan is a sweetheart, and that’s also why my heart breaks for him. I have to toughen my skin when I read Ada Frost novels. She totally shatters my heart, but I would not miss one minute of the tears, the heart break, and the joy she gives me while reading her novels, and the love she gives her characters. I highly recommend Surviving Love.