Pure Abandon by Jeannine Colette ~ Review & Quote-tastic

I decided to read Pure Abandon before the next book is released in October, and now I am hanging for Reckless Abandon. This was an amazing read and despite some of the choices made in the book, everyone should read it! I loved it and cannot wait for more! 
Title: Pure Abandon
Author: Jeannine Colette
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Published: July 14th 2015
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When Kathryn meets her new boss, ALEXANDER ASHER, Manhattan playboy and heir to his family’s fortune, their relationship is heated… and not in a good way. The two are at odds, playing a cat-and-mouse game that has Kathryn pouncing.

Kathryn seeks the comfort of her husband, GABRIEL MONROE, an up-and-coming attorney who seems to have less and less time for his wife as his career takes flight, leaving her dreaming about the days when their love story was a fairy tale.

After a heated argument, a box of Twinkies and a very elaborate display of white roses, Kathryn and Asher call a truce. She unravels a deeper side of him, and they develop a fierce connection that leaves Kathryn wondering what is appropriate… and what is not.

When Kathryn becomes suspicious of Gabriel’s activities, she finds herself alone and far away from home with the charismatic Asher. After a night of drama, honesty, and pure eroticism, Kathryn’s will to stay away from Asher is tempted like never before.

In a battle of self-discovery, Kathryn must choose between them. Both men are devastatingly broken by her actions—and she can only fix one of them. But when she makes her choice, will he even want her after all that’s happened?

Back in July I featured Pure Abandon on my blog as part of the tour and a lot of people were curious about whether or not there was cheating involved, so I decided to take the plunge and see for myself. Now, I know there are a lot of people out there who won’t read a book if there is a hint of cheating, but I think you should try Pure Abandon for yourself. I went into this book with an open mind and I am so glad I did. I saw how difficult it was for Kathryn, juggling family life and wanting to rejoin the workforce.

Kathryn and Gabriel have been together for 10 years, married for five and now have their one year old son, Jackson. Kathryn wants to go back to work, and her friend Malory was able to help her with a job. Kathryn doesn’t really have any friends other than Malory, so she wants to get back to work and do something that she enjoys.  Gabriel didn’t seem very supportive of Kathryn’s decision, wanting her to stay at home with their son. When she crosses paths with Alex Asher, the banter between them is very amusing; Kathryn doesn’t hold back and tells him exactly what she’s thinking. After a while they become friends, but you can see the lust rising between them.

The relationship between Kathryn and Gabriel was strained; Gabriel was constantly working and always home late. Their physical relationship was non-existent and the only thing that they had in common was their son, Jackson, who they both adore. I could see Kathryn battling with her heart and her head as to what was going on with her husband, so I could understand the decisions made throughout the story. Her friendship with Asher becomes intense, but it’s late in the book before anything happens. They both were able to confide in one another about personal issues and help each other when they could.

Honestly, I liked all the characters! Kathryn is a good mother and wants to be successful in her new role. Gabriel was a bit absent, always working, but was a good father. Asher is over confident and always gets what he wants, but showed a vulnerable side too.

Pure Abandon took me by surprise and I’m amazed as to how much I enjoyed it. Jeannine Colette has a delightful and easy to follow writing style, telling Kathryn’s story from the first person perspective, in present tense. I liked seeing the glimpses into the past of how Kathryn and Gabriel met too. I could feel the emotional turmoil Kathryn was going through and understood her poor decisions. Humans aren’t perfect, but we also want to feel wanted and loved. I felt that Pure Abandon was a remarkable and tasteful read, which will stay with me for a long time. After the epilogues though, I want more! Bring on Reckless Abandon!

Complimentary copy provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review.

I loved this moment when he was pouring his heart out to her!

“I love you, Kathryn. Ever since I saw you in the rain. I loved you from the moment I laid eyes on you. I loved you when you told me off in the elevator. I loved you when you came up with this crazy idea for two concerts. I loved you when you danced with me on that stage and when you let me share myself with you at the tomb. I loved you standing in the halo of the streetlights, and I loved you when you let me make love to you."

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58971_10150261770030300_2934810_n 2Jeannine Colette is a television producer, writer, mother, and philanthropist.

A graduate of Wagner College and the New York Film Academy, Jeannine went on to become a Segment Producer for television shows on CBS and NBC. She currently freelances in the television industry while attending to her children and pursuing her writing career. She lives in New York with her husband, the two tiny people she adores more than life itself, and a rescue pup named Wrigley.

Jeannine and her family are active supporters of The March of Dimes and the Hearing Health Foundation.

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