For Nicky (A Torey Hope Novel #1) by A.D. Ellis (Review by Stephenee – #NerdGirlSteph)


Title: For Nicky (A Torey Hope Novel #1)

Author:  A.D. Ellis

Published Date: 30th April 2014

Genre: NA / Contemporary Romance


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Elizabeth Decker views herself as shy, totally average, and pretty much insignificant. She’s nothing special, at least not compared to her little sister, Audrey. Elizabeth is content with her plain and lonely future; she’s too insecure to contemplate a relationship thanks to her sister. Audrey is a bombshell and uses this to get what she wants. She’s a girl who will stop at nothing to control anyone and everything around her. She craves power and doesn’t care if she has to hurt Elizabeth to get it.
Nathaniel Morgan has spent his whole life fighting for his twin brother, Nicholas. Somewhere along the way, he lost himself. Now he’s just getting by. He’s devoted to his family, but emotionally detached from the women he burns through like wildfire. He has no plans of getting into something as complicated and committed as a “relationship”.
Nicholas Morgan has placed the new librarian, Miss Elizabeth, on a pedestal and is begging her to meet his twin brother, Nathaniel. Elizabeth and Nathaniel agree to meet, for Nicky. Both are caught off-guard when unexpected sparks fly between them. This was not in their plans. Will Nathaniel and Elizabeth be able to escape a past that still plagues them? Or, will the past, suspicions, and insecurities come between them one too many times?

**This is a contemporary new adult romance. It should only be read by ages 18+ due to adult themes and situations. This is a stand alone book.


***Contains Graphic Sex, Strong Language and Adult Situations. Not for young readers***
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***Stephenee – #NerdGirlSteph’s Review***
A.D. Ellis did a fantastic job on her debut novel For Nicky. It was written as if this were her 100th novel and not her first.  The writing style was spot on and it flowed from start to finish.  The book touches on a lot of real issues that happen to people everyday. There was bullying, anger, rape, addiction, trust issues and even an intervention to show that authors aren’t just interested in a happily ever after story  I loved the way that she developed the characters and I could feel some of the emotions that they were feeling throughout the story.  I could personally feel the anger, frustration and helplessness of Nate, as I have a disabled brother-in-law and we often get the staring, rude remarks and snickers when we are out in the community, however, I love the way the author handled Nate getting over his spontaneous reactions and working towards a non-violent or confrontational way to deal with it.  Reading this book can really put into perspective and help others to understand how hurtful  calling someone with a disability a “retard” really can be. In our lives today a lot of us use “retard” as a word to use just to express some feelings, and the author shows what it does to others, and I love the way the message came across from her. The themes of the story are very real and very relatable as the author tells it.  They were woven into the story line and were short, concise and truthful.  Anyone reading this book should clearly see how there is not anyone that is perfect and there always parts of us that could use some help or changing.

The descriptions that the author uses of the Fall party made me feel as if I were there, I could picture Beth’s room as she tried different outfits on getting ready for her dates and I felt the love the characters had for each other as well as the frustration that they could feel.  The author was amazing at drawing the pictures so that the reader had a clear view of what was going on.  I enjoyed the banter between the characters and it just flowed like any conversation between friends would.  There were no “rich” boyfriends that made the story predictable, as the reader you really had no idea where the story was going.  I enjoyed everything about the story from start to finish.

This book is a MUST Read to any and all, you won’t be disappointed and I know that the book will leave you thinking, wondering and pondering things that you do or say without ever realizing that it is happening.  I loved this book and am looking forward to many, many more by her!  This author is a great one and I can’t wait to read her next book and see how Audrey is handling life after her intervention.


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