Publication date: February 15th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance,
Hitchhiking is a bad idea but Caden is desperate.
When she accepts a ride from the first car to come by she meets Gabriel. He’s her age, hot, and the closest thing she has to a savior. Problem is, he is a total jerk. With nowhere to go, Caden convinces Gabriel to let her stay with him for one night. He reluctantly lends a couch.
That night Caden wakes up to strange noises. Concerned, she rushes into Gabriel’s room, already anticipating his bad temper. Instead, he’s kind, sweet, and suspiciously harmless—nothing like the man who gave her a ride. He seems like a different person altogether, and claims he is. By night he is Tom, and by day he is Gabriel. Caden finds herself drawn to the mysteries hidden in his eyes.
For Gabriel, Caden is an annoying mistake. One night turns into many, and despite all his anger towards her, she stays. She even seems to accept him and his flaws, but he still doesn’t trust her—is she staying for him, or has she already discovered more than he’s willing to share?
The synopsis of this book caught my eye immediately!
I began this book with such high hopes. It took a while for me to get “captured” by the book, but as time went on, I couldn’t stop. I was often confused by the back and for of Caden/Rebecca (same character) just a girl trying to “change” herself by changing her name. In my opinion, the author could have skipped the name change because I thought it was unnecessary. Now of the flip side, the Gabriel/Tom character needed 2 names. They are two completely different people. Tom, the quiet, scared little boy and Gabriel, the jerk. The author portrayed them perfectly and there was no confusing the two.
Again, The Face/Nikolai two name characters confused me a bit. I liked the introduction of Nikolai and Angelica, they brought the “change” in Gabriel and Tom together for Caden. She needed to know that others saw this too.
Caden and Gabiel were destined to meet, they needed each other. I am a big believer in fate and this book solidified my feelings. We are all meant to be at a certain place at a certain time. Your first thought would be Gabriel is there to save Caden but as the book continues, it’s may be more the other way around, Gabriel/Tom need Caden.
I was so, not expecting the ending, it took me by complete surprise, but a great surpise. And the cliffhanger has me wanting more.
3.5 out of 5 stars
I love to write just as much as I love to read. I try to read a book per week, which doesn’t always work out, but it’s the thought that counts. Aside from all that I am a huge animal person.
Transformed is my first novel, but it isn’t my first publication; I’ve had several short stories published over the last two years. My main goal as a writer is to explore humanity and to give people something fun to read.