Degrees of Distortion by Aimee McNeil
Distortion Series; Book 1
Lexie Wilder is no stranger to tragedy. She struggles every second of every day to overcome the loss of her boyfriend…
Determined to get her life back on track, Lexie retraces a road trip she went on with Alex before he died. The trip was meant to be a harmless adventure to revisit old memories and track down an elusive color of nail polish. Instead, Lexie uncovers a truth in Sugar Hill that her mother wanted to keep hidden.
When strange men follow Lexie home, her mother demands she run, sending her further away from the answers she seeks. But Lexie finds a clue in an old diary. Her mother wrote about a dark man with a dangerous past.
Jackson is a distraction Lexie isn’t prepared to face…
Alone in an unfamiliar town, Lexie has nothing but her haunted thoughts to keep her company and is terrified this man from her mother’s past has come back to finish what he started. She doesn’t know who to trust, especially when she realizes her neighbor, Jackson, is as intimidating as he is beautiful. She tries to keep her mysterious neighbor at a safe distance, but after he fights off an armed attacker, Lexie finds herself turning to him for comfort.
Her new protector can’t stop the evil forces already in play…
There is only one person who can answer for the chaos that has taken over Lexie’s life…her mother. The man responsible for the torment detailed in the pages of the diary is real, and now his sights are set on Lexie. His henchmen might have failed, but he won’t.
Lexie must figure out exactly how much she trusts Jackson and his good intentions if she ever wants a chance to finally piece her life back together. But first she has to survive…
Some demons don’t die. They wait…
Bettina A’s Review: 4 Stars
*ARC for honest review*
Lexie went on a trip with her best friend Stephanie to relive the moments with the love of her life, Alex, after tragedy struck. Coming across a small town, Sugar Hill, Lexie and Stephanie finds pictures of her mom in the wall. A shady looking man questions them about a woman named Mary Connors. Leaving right away and going back home Lexie puts the trip behind her until similar men start to show up around her. Calling her mom and telling her what happened, Lexie is told to grab a bag from her mom’s house and to leave town right away. Confused Lexie does as she’s told when the same men shows up at her mom’s house unexpected. After leaving town Lexie meets Jackson, a hot neighbor that stirs feelings she hasn’t had since Alex. Not knowing who to trust she tries to keep her distance, but once she’s found out again she has to trust a guy she does not know. Everyone has secrets and sometimes those who seem good are anything but that. Will Lexie finally learn the truth that her mom has been keeping from her, or will these shady men catch her first?
In the beginning I was confused but as the story kept going things finally start to come together. Poor Lexie who has been thru so much is now running from men that may want to harm her. Then here comes Jackson who happens to be around when she needed help the most. The attraction between the two was hot. The body feels what the body feels even when the mind tells it different. I enjoyed the chemistry between the two. I really liked this book and would recommend it to others to read. I am looking foward to the next book in the series and to reading more from this author.
“Lexie walked out into the warm morning sun. The air tasted fresh and smelled woodsy from the thick forest winding tightly around all the cottages. She wished circumstances were different and she could enjoy the scenery. She took a deep breath and lifted her camera up to view the peaceful wilderness through her lens. The ability to capture a moment forever with one click of her camera always fascinated her. She loved the power to stop time, hold onto it, and revisit it whenever she wished. The sound of a car door closing pulled her attention away from a couple of birds chirping in a nearby tree. Lexie looked next door at the sleek black car that she hadn’t noticed the night before. Her knowledge of cars was slim to none, but it looked like it was built for speed and nothing practical. The front steps groaned loudly in protest as she stepped down, alerting the owner of the car. His attention drew to her as he swung a black duffle bag over his shoulder. She froze like a deer in the headlights. He was tall and shaped like a man that did nothing but physical activity. His intense eyes were staring back at her and her heart throbbed so loudly she could feel it in her fingertips.
She imagined it was like crossing a lion in the wild. He was captivatingly beautiful and terrifying at the same time. He gave her a friendly wave, and unlike her, seemed completely at ease.”
Meet the Author:
Aimee McNeil was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, where she continues to live today with her husband and three children. She is a stay-at-home mother that loves every colorful moment with her family.
Aimee spends most of her free time indulging in her love of writing. You can also find her lost in the pages of a good book, or making a mess with her paints. Aimee loves to explore anything that promotes creativity. It is one of the many reason she enjoys writing.
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