Title: The Violet Hour
Series: The Violet Hour #1
Author: Andrea L Wells
Release Date: May 11, 2015
Still shocked over her mother’s mysterious death, California socialite Logan Keller is handed a one-way ticket to her long lost roots in Wyoming where love, deceit and danger await. Though she could forget everything staring into Luke Callahan’s eyes, Logan is quickly thrust into a fight for survival. Taking fate into her own hands, she begins unraveling the dangerous deceptions that abound at every turn. Her father is keeping secrets and Luke is keeping more. But Logan is keeping the biggest secret of them all.
The Violet Hour is a page-turning captivating twist of young romance and the supernatural.
“It’s the violet hour; when the day stands at the threshold of night taking a deep breath before crossing over into the darkness. It’s the hour to reflect on the day’s journey and rejoice in what tomorrow may bring. As the sun leisurely makes its way toward the edge of earth, it lets us know it’s not saying ‘goodbye’ just merely saying ‘see you soon.’
This debut novel and a beginning to a Violet Hour Series has a strong start. This is a perfect YA read with twists that you foresee coming and yet you are never prepared for when the twist arrives because it brings in something extra with it that you did not expect. I thoroughly enjoyed Andrea’s writing and the world she has built that was so realistic as it portrayed the struggles of a teenage girl brought up with too much money and fame and forced to deal with a death of a parent.
Logan Keller is a teenage socialite living the good life until death death of her mother. She had it all fame, best friend who is almost her twin, a boyfriend, all the designer wear and the right connections that make a West Coast Socialite. With a very public death of her mother she is shipped off to stay with her estranged father who lives in Wyoming with a new wife. Leaving all of her life and social connections behind as a teenager is hard, on top of grieving. Upon arriving at her new place she discovers 3 new residents who live with her father. Three boys and one of them she feels instant connection with. One who draws her in and yet confuses her at the same time.
Luke, middle brother of the 3 boys, tries to show Logan around and in a way take care of her. However, the more he gets closer to her the more falls through the crack that the family is shielding Logan from something. There is a truth… a paranormal truth that Logan must know but not yet. The more family tries to sugarcoat strange occurrences and behaviors the more Logan gets suspicious and that is where the story gets interesting. But in the end if always goes back to Logan and Luke. Their attraction and their need to comfort one another.
“I don’t think I’ll ever get bored of that,” I said after he reluctantly pulled his lips away from mine.
“Of what?” he asked.
“The way you kiss me. My heart skips a beat every time. I hope it always does.”
I found myself getting frustrated with treatment of Logan and the way she lashes out. As a paranormal book there has to be some sort built in acceptance to discoveries of paranormal nature but then I remember this is a YA novel. Where my adult impatience gets in the way my rational side butts in to calm it down.
Overall I enjoyed the beginning of the series with its surprises and can not wait where the series will lead. I want to see what happens with Logan and Luke and the rest of the family. I want for ALL the secrets to spill out and finally see Logan come into her own and show that what a girl in high heels is capable of!
***ARC kindly provided for an honest review***
The Violet Hour Series has been begging to escape Andrea’s subconscious for more than five years. Focusing on a wonderful career, handsome husband and two beautiful children by day, she began feverishly penning the series by night. Now a full-time writer, Andrea debuts The Violet Hour.