Blog Tour + Review: Green by S.M. West

Title: Green
Author: SM West
Release Date: 2/28/18
Series: A Love in Color Novel

Genres: Contemporary, Romantic Suspense

descriptionGreen. The color of hope.

ANNA MARI is living for today, not daring to hope for tomorrow. She’s a pawn in her grandfather’s game, and time is her enemy. Her freedom is the prize. 

DAVIS COOPER is licking his wounds of betrayal when he’s assigned to babysit his boss’s sister. The pretty little thing who’s most definitely off-limits.

Though they struggle to set boundaries, the root of their friendship grows into something more. But none of that matters—Anna’s fate is sealed and neither hope nor love can save her.
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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"All my life men have tried to force me to be the victim, and I’m tired of it. I’m going to fight every step of the way, until my last breath. "

Green is the third book in the Love in Color series . While technically you can read it as a standalone, I strongly advise to read at least Blue first. You meet most of the characters in the previous and certain actions are happening you need to be aware of. If you don’t have the time, it’s also fine. SM West always does a wonderful job reminding us what happened before and I find myself always remembering what was important in the previous book so I’m not lost.

It’s save to say I’ve loved Green! To me the best in the series. The way the story grows, the way Coop & Anna fall for each other, the way it ends! Marvelous. I couldn't imagine it in a better way.

I see SM West’s writing grow with each books she writes, with each story she tells. Her style is detailed and you can feel the different emotions going through the characters’ minds.

What was even more complicated in here was the fact Coop & Anna are quite the opposite. They have an age gap, they don’t have the same background, they didn’t even like each other.

Anna has always been kept away her whole life and she is now resolved to live her life. She’s aware she’s in danger but she doesn’t want to be kept in the dark.
Coop is an hurt man after his fiance cheated on him. Keeping an eye on Anna is the last thing he wants to do.
The attraction was a delicious pull and push ( yes in that order). Their love is far from a winning game and it was refreshing to have some resistance.

“You like it.”“That’s got nothing to do with this. You couldn’t handle me. I’d shattered you into so many tiny pieces, you’d never be whole again without me.”<“Oh my God, cocky much? How big is your ego?”“Girl, you don’t know the half of it.”“Then show me.”

This is not a flower & chocolate type of read . The Love in Color series never was. It’s a romantic suspense and you get surprises along the way. The twist and turns I didn’t see coming keep me hooked to the story and I can’t wait to read more in the next book. There were certain side-characters I’m very interested in as well. *wink wink*

~ I voluntary beta & read a copy of this book provided by the author ~

Eventually, I select a large canvas, so large, I can’t get it on the easel and settle for the floor. I strip my jeans, long sleeved shirt and slip my shoes off, donning the sizeable green smock hanging on the wall. And I paint. Losing track of time or space. Fully immersed in the colors, my vision, my emotion.
“Here you are,” Coop says from the doorway, and I twist on all fours in his direction.  
He’s leaning on the door jamb with his arms relaxed at his sides, and his feet crossed like he has been standing there a while.
“How long have you been here?”
I’ve been painting for hours, my fingers tingle, my feet are numb, and my lower back aches from crouching and contorting myself into strange, awkward positions. I was oblivious to the cries of my body while working.
“A bit.” He pushes off the wall, nearing to help me to my feet.
I roll my neck and shake out my limbs before tilting my head to look at him. He smiles, his white teeth and twinkling eyes pop as he tucks a few strands behind my ear.  
“You’ve got some paint on your face.” His finger slides down my check and then the side of my nose. “It looks good on you.”
Heat travels from the center of my chest outward, and I can’t help but smile, “I’m glad you think so.”
Gone is my anger or bruised ego from his departure last night. I don’t really know what I was expecting or wanting, and I’m glad to see him. I’m also happy to see that he’s more himself.
“What am I going to do with you? You have to stop disappearing on me.”
“And what? Make your job easier, not a chance.” I tease, treading lightly, all too aware of the kind of trouble my wondering off could cause.

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About S.M. West:

S.M. West writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, erotica and whatever her heart desires. She spends most of her time juggling a day job, being a mom, wife, and writing. She's a self-professed junkie of many things, including a voracious fan of music, a born wanderer, a wine aficionado and chocolate connoisseur.

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