Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Absinthe Release Blitz for Winter Renshaw.


The name on the screen was “Absinthe.”

I knew her as the sultry voice blowing up my phone for late night chats about Proust and Hemingway interspersed between the best phone sex I never knew I could have.

We’d never met.

Until the day she walked into my office, her cherry lips wrapped around a candy apple sucker and an all too familiar voice that said, “They said you wanted to see me, Principal Hawthorne?”




Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestselling author Winter Renshaw is a bona fide daydream believer. She lives somewhere in the middle of the USA and can rarely be seen without her trusty Mead notebook and ultra portable laptop. When she’s not writing, she’s living the American dream with her husband, three kids, and the laziest puggle this side of the Mississippi.

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*****MY REVIEW*****

Oh My..this story had me within the first two pages. Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop…Literally!! Halston is so strong after everything in her life that she has gone thru. She is like a warrior goddess and I don’t know if I could be as strong as her. I truly hated her cousin and aunt. Trust me, read this story and you will know why!!!!  All she wanted was someone to see her for who she really was, not the front she put up and that person was the one who you least expected it to be. And it seemed there were so many people out to keep her down, keep them apart.
Ford  was a man who had a lot going on in his life and he presented this front like he had everything together but he really didn’t.  Well Ford is the newly appointed Principal at Rosefield High. He is new in town and he is oh so lonely. So he joins this dating app hoping to meet someone under the name Kerouac.
Halston is 19 years old, a bit behind due to her parents caring more about drugs than her going to school so they left her to make her own way which wasn’t good. She ends up with her uncle and aunt. Her uncle seems to care somewhat but the aunt and cousin hate her, like seriously.  She is so lonely. She wants someone to really love her, like Halston, not the image she has to fake. So she joins this dating app under the name Absinthe. Which when you think what that means… Highly intoxicating.
This sets the pace for the story. They meet on this dating app - two lost souls who are just talking and getting to know each other anonymously and because of that, they form this intense and beautiful relationship. I loved the words that flowed between them and the relationship the developed.  The way the dating app worked was fabulous. They were settling into this great relationship until…
Ford is at work when he gets a student into his office , in trouble for swearing in  class. As soon as this girl starts speaking he is shaken because he knows she is his Absinthe, the woman who has captured his interests, in more ways than one.  She’s his  student and he is tempted…so tempted. But this could ruin his career if he crosses that line with Halston, his “ Absinthe”. Will he cross that line to find out if that attraction, that lure, that pull is as intense in person? If she is just as good in person as on the computer? Their story is intense, tragic, heartwarming, and raw.
I want to go more into it but that would give this story away. Halston and Ford make up this beautiful couple- where age isn’t a number , but their minds speak and their passion is beautifully bold. This is a story that is told in dual POV. I truly loved every angsty, hot, and emotional moment in this story. Ms. Renshaw did it again with ABSINTHE and this forbidden taboo tale.

My Rating:  4.9  stars *****
"I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***

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