A new standalone contemporary romance novel from USA Bestselling Author, Terri E. Laine.
Past and present intertwine with light and dark to tell a story …Because of Him
Something inside me fiercely craves normal.
Sheltered all my life and taught to be afraid, I want to be bold, fearless.
Up until now I’ve kept myself and my heart safe.
Tade Astor, a guy so hot he steals my breath away, jeopardizes it all.
He isn’t the kind of guy to give up on what he wants—me.
He’s determined to prove my safe world is missing something—him.
Even though he may not be the cocky guy I assumed him to be…
He’s definitely not the guy I should give my heart to.
But each time I see him, he becomes harder to resist.
I want to be brave and give him a chance… though it might come back to haunt me.
At the heart of Because of Him is a love story. But due to certain sensitive topics, it might not be suitable for all readers.
This has to be one of the hardest reviews I’ve written. Why? Well, I’m trying so hard not to throw you spoilers. The story is complicated—a typical Terri Laine book. Her books are always full of of surprises, twists, and turns.
The central theme is about Regan finding herself. She was sheltered and her mom’s a lunatic. Regan convinced her overprotective parents she’ll be okay going away to college, but she continues to survive in her protective bubble. Her friend Megan supports and pushes Regan to have fun— YOLO! Regan attempts to push her limits, but she doesn’t want to pop that bubble until she meets Tade.
Tade has ambitions—a girlfriend isn’t one of them. One night he strolls into a bar and sees a girl with pink streaks. He’s hypnotized. From then on he’s infatuated. Too bad so sad she’s not interested. Is she a challenge or is she extraordinary?
Tade and Regan both have secrets but none of it matters. They fall hard for eachother and boy their love is one that makes you swoon. Regan’s tired of living in her protective bubble. She stands up for herself, discovers love, and she learns to live life on her own terms. Regan discovers she’s tough enough to overcome her fears. She squashes them one by one.
Regan captivated jaded Tade. He becomes infatuated and falls for the girl with pink streaks in her hair. Her innocence isn’t something that comes around often.
Sidenote- Regan and Tade need their very own soundtrack.
Another Terri Laine book I became obsessed with and couldn’t put down. I felt what the characters were feeling! I didn’t want their adventure to end! Yes, at first the plot seems complicated and difficult to follow, but I was hooked! I couldn’t wait to discover out how their love story ends. The narrative has triggers, but if you can get past those, I recommend you pick up Because of Him. Beware of the dreaded book hangover when you’re done.
Terri E. Laine, USA Today bestselling author, left a lucrative career as a CPA to pursue her love for writing. Outside of her roles as a wife and mother of three, she’s always been a dreamer and as such became an avid reader at a young age.
Many years later, she got a crazy idea to write a novel and set out to try to publish it. With over a dozen titles published under various pen names, the rest is history. Her journey has been a blessing, and a dream realized. She looks forward to many more memories to come.