The Impostor, A Love Story

The Impostor, A Love Story

by Tiffany Carmouche

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“Wow - what an amazing job Tiffany has done. There wasn't a moment that I wasn't engaged with the characters or the plot. The build up of mystery and tension in this suspenseful romantic novel is superbly done. I found myself constantly holding my breath and nervously listening for creaks in the house. There were some beautifully crafted romantic moments that had me swooning for Dylan, and several moments when I shed a tear. Stunning! The novel flowed very well, effectively creating a good balance of suspense, character interaction and the lovely romance. The ending. Oh my! Tiffany, what an ending you have created. I have no idea what to expect for book two, Obsession and Sacrifice, other than I can not wait to read it. And no doubt it will be as wonderful as The Impostor.” -Becky Johnson, Bex and Books

"‎I loved the suspense of The Impostor. I couldn't put it down. I can't wait for the Obsession and Sacrifice! I love Dylan and Nicole. The love story is like a fairy tale!"
- Amy Barnhouse

The Impostor, A Love Story is the first novel in a suspenseful romantic trilogy about unexpected love and a woman’s fight for survival. It is a captivating story of growth, acceptance, and the perseverance to begin again.

“Alaska? Who goes to Alaska?” Nicole, a young single mother, escapes an abusive ex-boyfriend and leaves behind the broken dreams of becoming an artist. She travels to Alaska, a place she knows little about, on a journey of self-discovery.
Nicole is scared of getting hurt again, but Dylan’s chiseled body and chocolate-brown eyes captivate her. She begins to fall in love. In Alaska, she discovers the power of friendship and true love and starts to let down her guard. But is her security a facade?
Soon Nicole’s innocent beauty taunts a sinister man, and she is caught in a web of deception and danger. Someone evil is stalking her. Someone she had trusted. Will she be saved? Or will she be hunted?

"The Impostor is an amazing novel about Courage, Faith, Love and the will to survive. Nicole is one of the strongest female characters I've ever read about. She inspires you to keep going but at the same time, lets you see that even in the hardest situations, it's good to open yourself up to new things. There's nothing better than a great love novel, but Tiffany Carmouché made it way more interesting adding suspense, action and tragedy. This is a must-read. You won’t be disappointed." Dann Barba

"I LOVED IT! It was great to see how the main character grew as a person—mistakes, unexpected love and all. The suspense pulls you forward and keeps you up at night. The men are steamy too (which never hurts)!" –Rocky Guzman

"Nicole had a vivacious personality, and her enthusiastic desire for adventure was believable. Tiffany did a nice job of portraying Nicole's vulnerability as a young mother desperate to provide her daughter a better life. She did a nice job with the settings. She took advantage of Alaska's scenic landscape, and provided well-crafted descriptions of the settings. -Lolita

"I love the fact that the characters evolved and built the suspense. Nothing beats a good plot and a hot guy too! The Impostor reminds me of the best-selling author Jayne Anne Krentz’s romantic novels. There is action that kept me interested along with the love story. If Tiffany Carmouché is not on your reading list, add her!" - India Wilson

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015549027
Publisher: C & C Legacy
Publication date: 10/02/2012
Series: The Alaskan Heart Saga , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 347
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

When Tiffany Carmouché is not writing romance novels, you can find her sculpting, traveling, teaching, singing, dancing, escaping in music or enjoying her family.
From skydiving in Alaska to scuba diving in Hawaii, Carmouché has traveled the world seeking adventures. These include riding camels in Africa, swimming under the stars in Puerto Rico, dancing salsa in Ecuador, and walking the cobblestone roads of Assisi, Italy. She has also found fulfillment working with the disabled and orphans in Argentina and Mexico. Her most cherished moments, however, have been watching her two beautiful daughters grow and strive to accomplish their own dreams.

Despite all of these amazing experiences, she has survived many struggles. There was a time she felt defeated, but now she is recommitted to savoring experiences both in the novels she writes and in the life she lives each day. Tiffany’s secret hope is that anyone who is struggling will realize there is a light at the end of the tunnel and no matter how hard the fight, no matter how many times they have been knocked down, it is always worth staggering up to their feet and learning to breathe again.

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The Impostor, A Love Story 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Flowergirlzmom1SW More than 1 year ago
I loved this book... I think that Nicole is a very strong woman to be able to go through what she did and still have the strength to keep going and trying to make a better life for herself and her daughter. She is also very strong to have been able to resist Dylan for so long.. lol. I can definitely see why she is feeling an attraction to both men. I kept hearing that there are cliffhangers in all of these books and boy what a cliffhanger... lol.. I cannot wait to read the next one now. I started the book this morning and could not put it down and I am pretty sure I will be the same way with book 2. Thank you Tiffany for writing such a great book and leaving me in suspense... Good thing I already have book 2 and can dig right in! I would definitely recommend reading this book... :O)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and look forward to book 2
KendraAnn More than 1 year ago
The Impostor by Tiffany Carmouche is a suspenseful love story that blew me away! Nicole is a single mother and decides she needs to get away from her abusive ex-boyfriend and convinces her friend Emily to move across the country to Alaska with her to start a new life. Nicole is scared of getting hurt again, but she slowly lets her guard down and finds love and friendships. There are a series of killings in the area of women who have traveled from the lower 48. Will her naivety get her in trouble by trusting someone she assumes is harmless? This author did an amazing job describing the emotions that Nicole is going through. I literally felt the happiness, love, fear and anxiety along with the character. I sat there reading with my hand over my mouth and my heart racing. It is a great feeling to get that lost in a book! ~Kendra with For the Love of Books
ClaireTaylor More than 1 year ago
Tiffany Carmouche The Impostor, A Love Story The Alaskan Heart Saga #1 Full of romance, adventure and suspense, this book has a bit of everything and drew me in completely. Nicole is a strong character, and will do anything for her daughter, including moving to Alaska. Lucky for her, she has an amazing best friend willing to give up everything and move with her. Dylan is strong, sexy and such a gentleman – everything a girl could want. This was so much more than a love story, and with the many twists and turns, it kept me turning page after page to see if Nicole was going to survive her crazy stalker. I’m not one for spoilers, so can’t go into details or I’ll give away the ending, but this book is well written, has excellent character development (the characters really came to life), incredibly descriptive and so well thought out you will never see it coming. One thing I can say, you’ll want to start reading book two straight away.
blaise_zillah More than 1 year ago
Wow so glad i waited until i could read this in one sitting,what a ride the author took me on. The were some very intense scenes that had me grabbing the edge of my seat then just as my heart stops pounding, another suprise or twist comes up that has my heart pounding again.Once you pick up this book you don't want to put it down then there is the cliffhanger, that at the end you have so many questions you want answered your dying to read the next one. Nicole tries to learn from her mistakes and build a better life but things don't always go to plan for her and she has some suprises along the way but when needed she is a amazing, strong willed woman. Dylan wow what a guy although wanted to smack him upside the head a few times and other times i wanted to melt*sigh* Bradley was a great guy as well, very protective and caring. Chris seemed like a great guy but there is alot of unanswered questions with him, hope to find out more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a nail-biter! You know those movies that you watch on the edge of your seat with only one eye open while yelling at the girl "No! Don't do it! Don't go there! Stop!"? This is one of those books that takes you on a ride. The author brings you right into the story so that you become the struggling single-mother, Nicole. You get inside her head and feel her emotions and fears and join in her laughter. You go to Alaska with your best friend, get a job and start a new life. You meet a sexy rock star and a handsome bartender. Did I mention the handsome bartender Brad, and his best friend who just happens to be a muscled sexy rock star named Dylan? Did I mention that I have a thing for rock stars? Where was I? Oh yeah, I was telling you what a great read this book is. Nicole is an innocent, trusting girl who reaches out to strangers and believes the best of everyone. She will make you want to protect her (along with sexy Brad & Dylan), but you will also want to yell at her. Actually, you probably will yell at her like I did. You might even throw your kindle, but I promise you will pick it back up because you NEED to find out if she will be saved, or will she be hunted?
Lindsey_Gray11 More than 1 year ago
Nicole is a young mother who unfortunately fell in love with the wrong guy. She had been living in relative peace with her four-year-old daughter, Jessica, until her ex got out of jail and began stirring up trouble again. Desperate to give her daughter a better life, Nicole finds an opportunity to move to Alaska. She takes her best friend, Emily, and leaves Jessica in the safety of her parents care. As soon as they get there, I remember sighing in relief for the two. The bar/restaurant they get jobs at seems like a good place with a great boss, Bradley. Carmouche created an atmosphere that I could easily put myself into and it put me at ease. When Dylan, the player/singer, was introduced into the story, I admit, I didn't like him for Nicole. When someone is starting over, it is not really a good time to get into a relationship. Dylan didn't seem to be anything good for Nicole. This is where a writer's brilliance is shown. My opinion of Dylan really changed over the course of the novel. I ended up really believing he wanted something real with Nicole. This story started out as a new beginning/love story, but morphed into a hypnotizing suspense. Nicole is smart, but she's human and trusts someone she should not have. It puts her life and the lives of her friends in a deadly situation. Carmouche had me on the edge of my seat trying to direct the characters as I was reading the novel climax. When you get so emotionally involved with the characters that you actually talk to them like they will talk back, that is a sign of ingenious writing. Carmouche gives the reader an intricate plot that keeps you guessing with each paragraph. Even with the novel written in Nicole's point of view, the reader gets a strong sense of the other characters. It was a thrilling read that had me reaching for the next book of the series, "Obsession and Sacrifice", as soon as I was done. Thank you so much to Tiffany Carmouche for allowing me to be part of her tour and providing me with a copy of "The Impostor" in exchange for my honest review.
Cuanam More than 1 year ago
*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review* This was a surprising story. I'm not really a romance reader, but the author asked if I would read it for her tour and I can never tell a friend no. I was really surprised! I instantly fell in love with the klutzy, accident prone main character Nicole. Her past is as jaded as my own and I found myself able to easily relate to her and her desire to give her daughter a better life. I admit Dylan's reaction to Nicole came as a shock. Bradley's not so much. I found no errors in this work, no formatting issues, everything flowed seamlessly. The thriller part will definitely keep the reader on their toes even though it's obvious early on who the killer is. The ending...The ending will without a doubt leave the reader wanting to know what happens next. I personally hope there's a sequel. I give this book 5 of 5 paws
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the synopsis for Book3 and I thought, that this series might be something for me. And crap, I was sooooo right! I started to read the first few pages and couldn´t wait to get back to Nicole and read what happens next. And oh boy, the story was awesome - like a flower it blossomed more and more with each turned page. The package was complete - you had everything - fun, sweetness, adventure, creep, romance and thrill - a romantic thrill The characters were true to the heart and some found their way straight to MY heart and some, well let´s say they´ve been different From page one Tiffany Carmouche created a real pageturner, that I couldn´t put down - I even read through dinner Her way of writing, narrating and describing was unbelievable - I felt like I was there in Alaska and with Nicole and her friends. The cliffhanger, though, is really bad. I screamed: No! No! No! You can´t leave me like that! You see, I want more - NOW. Can´t wait for Book 2 5 *****
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book yesterday and started reading, I finished one night later. I must say that from the very first page you had me hooked Tiffany! So many things happened in this book that I did not expect and it had me on the edge of my seat the entire time! I laughed out loud and cried. I loved Tiffany's writing. I could picture being right in the book with Nicole, the main character, and felt her love, laughs and heart ache like they were my own! I truly hope Nicole gets what she wants out of life and finds the happiness and peace she deserves so much! Thank you for a wonderful book. I cannot wait to start "Obsession & Sacrifice" this weekend. This book has so much more to it than romance, so if romance is not really your thing, but you like a suspenseful thriller, you will love this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Impostor: Great storyline, identifiable characters and a plot that keeps you guessing and guessing. Just when I thought I had it figured out, at the end if the book, all I could say was, “Wow, that’s not what I was expecting!” A single mother moves to Alaska with her best friend to make a better life for herself and her daughter, but working in a bar can be tough, you never know who can trust. When it is revealed that there is a serial killer killing women who resemble her, Nicole starts to suspect everyone around her, and so does the reader. It seems like anybody could be the murderer, and just when you think you know who the Impostor is…there’s a twist! I found this to be a great read. This is a well written romance/mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat the whole way through.
The-Book-Diaries More than 1 year ago
Ok, how hard is it to write a review on a book that you loved but really made you frustrated? Really hard. I enjoyed this story immensely but I really didn't like the main character Nicole. Ugh, she was so smack worthy to me. So I can deal with the helpless, always needing to be saved female characters but Nicole was the most naive, hard headed character ever for me. Tiffany is a great writer, her story The Impostor, is so well written. She has the ability to keep the reader engaged in the story with such mystery and suspense. I never knew what was coming, or where she was going to go with the story. So my two favorite things that got this it's 4 Star review, was the originality of the story and the actual story itself. Tiffany really brings to light what a young single mother will do for their child, even though their determination might make them partially blind. I have admiration for anyone who is willing to sacrifice everything to make the life for their child(ren) better. The second book, Obsession and Sacrifice, will be available soon. Enjoy.
JDNelson More than 1 year ago
This was a very entertaining story set in Alaska Land (According to the adorable little Jessica in the book!). It had everything that I love in a novel--romance, suspense, danger, and a possible love triangle(My favorite!). I can't wait to start the second in the series!
arlenadean More than 1 year ago
Author: Tiffany Carmouche Published by: C & C Legacy Age Recommended: Adult Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Book Blog For: GMTA Rating: 5 Review: "The Impostor, A Love Story" by Tiffany Carmouche was some read offering you some twist and turns with lots of tension and then there is romance. This author did a wonderful job with this read giving you a good mystery with tension and a suspenseful romance all combined in one great adventurous read. "The Impostor" was one read that was hard to put down, only keeping you wanting more. Be ready for 'a well-crafted web of lives, friendship, deceit and intrigue. The characters are all well developed that will keep your interest and will leave you spellbound....and the ending...a cliffhanger....OK... and only have you novel ...please!
Bookworm305 More than 1 year ago
This book provided by the author for an honest review. The Impostor, A Love Story was a story about twenty-two Nicole Carlisle, a woman starting her life over in Alaska after a very tumultuous and abusive relationship with her daughter's father. Accompanied by her best friend Emily on her journey, they encounter one difficulty after another just trying to get to their destination -- including missing one flight and almost missing another. But, thanks to a kind soul, Bradley (aka Brad), the girls find their way on a sold out plane and begin their big adventure. During their flight, the girls are completely charmed by Brad because of his good nature and subtle sparks simmer between him and Nicole. But Nicole is hesitant to start a new relationship because of the dealings she had with her ex. Parting ways amicably from Brad, Nicole and Emily settle into their new home and look toward starting their waitressing job at the local watering hole. Expecting never to see Brad again, the girls are surprised to discover that he is their new boss. As time goes on, Nicole and Brad establish a nice working rapport the buds into a lovely friendship. Enter Dylan Richardson. Dylan is a hot and sexy guitarist for one of the bands that is playing at the bar where Nicole and Emily work. If sparks simmered between Nicole and Brad, they were almost nuclear between Dylan and Nicole. Every interaction between them was full of chemistry and mildly veiled attraction from Nicole but very overt interest and flirtation from Dylan. The two begin a sultry dance of "will they, won't they" and eventually, the "will they" wins out after steady pursuit from Dylan. Nicole allows her feelings for Dylan to deepen and learns to trust in love again. But sadly, all is not quiet in Alaska. A serial killer is on the loose and he is the most diabolical of all kinds because he is disguised as a friend. Can they figure out who the imposter is before it's too late?!?!? ~•~ Overall, I enjoyed The Impostor, A Love Story. The premise of the story was interesting and I always appreciate a good romantic thriller. I absolutely loved Dylan. He was very sweet...very understanding...and very loving to Nicole and her daughter Jessica. I would have ripped him from the pages of my Kindle and taken him as my own if I could have. Unfortunately I had a love/hate relationship with Nicole though. Sometimes I really liked her character. She was a young woman trying to make her place in the world on her own terms. I could totally respect and appreciate that dimension of her personality. However, her naiveté grated on me at times. There were a few times when my Kindle was in peril of "Shaking Kindle Syndrome" because I was trying to shake some sense into Nicole. The clues to the serial killer were subtle but they were there for the reader to follow the trail. Nicole was totally oblivious to them though. I'm sure Nicole's portrayal was intentional by Ms. Carmouche but the girl barely escaped with her life because of it. For those who enjoy high octane stories from beginning to end be prepared to appreciate a story with a slow build up. The action did not pick up until my Kindle was about at 60%. It was definitely a slower pace than I typically enjoy but the story was not unenjoyable. The Impostor, A Love Story. was a solid start to Carmouche's thrilling trilogy series. I mostly enjoyed everything about it........except the dreaded cliffhanger at the end.
As_You_Wish_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Tiffany Carmouché really knows how to tell a story about adventure, love, obstacles and life of a single mother trying to break away. There are moments of laughter and moments of suspense. The friendships and character bonding throughout the story is amazing. I became completely wrapped up in this love story. The mystery of what was going to happen next as well as the heart felt touching moments of Nicole's journey to Alaska with her friend. There is only so much a woman can take when in an abusive relationship and it takes time to heal the broken heart. Trusting is not always the easiest thing to do when there are past burdens. Dylan takes that way and gains the trust of Nicole with his charm and chiseled body, who could resist. I would recommend The Impostor, A Love Story to those that love romance, suspense and the mystery of it all. There were so many moments that I wanted tried to guess what would happen next and failed to be right and other times when I was right. I fell head over heals for Dylan and at times wanted nothing more than to be wrapped in his arms. I cannot wait to read the next book and will be holding my breath until then... A wonderful ending to an amazing book leaving me wanting more and impatiently waiting to read the first page of Obsession & Sacrifice.
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic book! This book has it all romance, mystery, suspense, and humor. I was hooked from page 1 and could not put the book down until I finished it. I could not wait to see what happened next, and had me wondering the whole time what was going to happen next. I loved all of the characters Nicole, Emily, Dylan, Brad and Chris. At the beginning of the book I was hoping that Nicole and Brad would get together, but at the end I want Nicole and Dylan to be together. I can't believe how the book ended with the cliffhanger,so now I can't wait to read the second book in the series.
Nicki-WilsonNW More than 1 year ago
Right from the onset you feel connected to the story via the authors’ lovely descriptive writing, you can sense the anticipation & excitement of the characters, which draws you into the book further. The story evolves at a comfortable pace making sure that any ‘flash backs’ do not confuse the reader, nicely dropping back into the present storyline yet giving a perfect history & meaning for the characters’ feelings. You are given just the right amount of insight to follow the story without giving too much away so that you are eager to read the next chapter, making this a hard book to put down. The love story itself is very well written and doesn't give anything away until just the right moments, you don’t feel like you can guess what is coming next with this one. I found myself so ‘at one’ with the feelings of each of the main characters’, that my heart was beating from my chest at many points throughout. The thriller/suspense aspect is fantastic! I can only compare it too watching a movie where you want to shout “Run! Hide! Quick!” and duck yourself behind a cushion, but just can’t tear yourself away. I really don’t want to give any of the storyline away but I can say, the ending of The Impostor will make you pace the floor eager for the next instalment!
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Bex_n_Books More than 1 year ago
New author, first novel, and wow - what an amazing job Tiffany has done. There wasn't a moment that I wasn't engaged with the characters or the plot. I was able to read this novel in two sittings; I had on planned on it being more (simply because I was tired and needed sleep), yet on the first night of reading it, I attempted to put it down, but my mind won the battle. I had to keep reading. I simply had to discover what happened next. The build up of mystery and tension in this suspenseful romantic novel is superbly done. I found myself constantly holding my breath and nervously listening for creaks in the house. There were some beautifully crafted romantic moments that had me swooning for Dylan, and several moments when I shed a tear. Stunning! The novel flowed very well effectively creating a good balance of suspense, character interaction and the lovely romance. I did figure out fairly early on what was happening and made my predictions, yet that didn't effect my enjoyment. It simply made me want to keep reading to check to see if I was right. Yes, I am that reader! lol! The ending. Oh my! Tiffany, what an ending you have created. I have no idea what to expect for book two, other than I can not wait to read it, and no doubt it will be as wonderful as The Imposter.
bucmjt More than 1 year ago
The Impostor by Tiffany Carmouche is a thrilling novel, from the very first page.  The action and suspense are unparalleled.  There were a few slow spots, but it grabbed my interest and held it completely.  I cannot wait to begin book 2.