May 9, 2014

{Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway} of Part of Me by A.C. Arthur

Part of Me by A.C. Arthur
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GENRE:New Adult
THEME:Paranormal, ShapeShifters, Romance

Shadow Shifters: Damaged Hearts—a deeply emotional, unforgettable New Adult paranormal romance series by A.C. Arthur about the men who are sworn to protect the females—human or otherwise—from the savage fury of his own nature…

Lidia Morales has always felt out of place. The one stable presence in her childhood has always been Brayden. Every major moment, every growing pain, everything in her life has been shared with him since they were little, so it makes sense to her that they will stay friends at college together. Until one night, emotions are revealed in a heated kiss, and Lidia’s world is turned upside down. Brayden has always been just a friend and she knows she should look somewhere else for love. But the memory of the passion between them is undeniable—and Brayden isn’t about to let her forget it. As trouble brews, Lidia may need Brayden more than she realized and Brayden will do whatever it takes to convince her that they are soulmates…bonded for life, in Part of Me by A.C. Arthur.

Hunger for You coming June 10, 2014! And don’t miss Mine to Claim, available now.


This was a great quick read as the second installment to the Damaged Heart series continues with Brayden and Lidia’s story. I came into this series not reading the first, but I have to say I wasn’t as confused as I thought I’d be, however now I’m more intrigued to read the first because I have to know some answers. Plus I want to know more about Aidan and Grace, if Brayden and Lidia’s story was intense, I’m hoping for a great story with the other couple.

Since this was such a short story, I won’t get into too much detail. But this was an awesome introduction to an exciting new shifter series. Lidia was a unique female lead, she has such determination to be normal, and her family’s past is what’s affecting her the most. But she always has had her best friend Brayden, and now with everything that’s changed, she is pushing him away.

With Brayden, I felt so sorry for him, he doesn’t want to give up on her and after telling her everything it changed their relationship. She is his mate, but Lidia only wants “normal”. I loved the tension and chemistry between the two; it was hard reading about Brayden’s struggle with his mate. I feel overall Brayden’s character was my favorite because of what he has to go through, from love, sadness, and the possibility of loosing his mate and best friend.

I definitely will be continuing this series and can’t wait to read the first one. If you are new like I am to this series, I highly recommend reading the first one since I was a bit confused with some points of the story.

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Artist C. Arthur was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland where she currently resides with her husband and three children. An active imagination and a love for reading encouraged her to begin writing in high school and she hasn’t stopped since.

Working in the legal field for almost thirteen years now she’s seen lots of horrific things and longs for the safe haven reading a romance novel brings. Her debut novel Object of His Desire was written when a picture of an Italian villa sparked the idea of an African-American/Italian hero. Determined to bring a new edge to romance, she continues to develop intriguing plots, sensual love scenes, racy characters and fresh dialogue—thus keeping the readers on their toes!

During the course of her writing career Artist has won the YOUnity Guild’s Best New Drama and Romance Author Award in 2005/06; been nominated 3 years straight for EMMA Awards, with the fourth time being a charm she took home the 2007 EMMA Award for Favorite Romantic Suspense; and has also received her first Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award Nomination for Best African American Romance. She is represented by Christine Witthohn at Book Cents Literary Agency, LLC.

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