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Elapse (The Expiration Duet #1) by Lou-Ella Fields

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The Expiration Duet #1
Lou-Ella Fields
Contemporary Romance
April 23, 2017
No, read in order

I thought our love was infinite, unbreakable.

After six years together, butterflies would still take flight in my stomach every time he walked into a room. With just one smile I was putty in his hands. He promised me forever with every touch of his lips. Too late, I realized that I was being kept in an illusion made of glass; only to have him smash it apart and disappear before he could see it shatter around me in perfect ruins.

With a tiny life held in the palm of my hands, I'm haunted by the man who abandoned us.

And then there was him.

Immersing himself within the dust and debris as I was slowly opening my eyes to this new reality. He says he wants forever, but how can I believe him when love lies and forevers don't truly exist.

Val’s Review

3 – 3.5 Stars

This was a super decent read.

The premise of the story was good and some of the characters – especially Millie and Beau and Olive’s bosses – were really fun and engaging.

I also just LOVE stories where someone has COMPLETELY fucked up and you know there is massive potential for angst and groveling.


I used to HATE angst.

But, as my reading tastes have undergone a bit of a…shift…


…I now love angst.

I suddenly find myself gobbling it up like a fat kid with a Halloween candy haul.


All that said, I think other people will probably enjoy this a lot more than I did.

Even though the writing was fine (minus a few typos, etc. here and there, which I don’t really care about), the story was decent, and the side characters were great…I had trouble feeling the connection between Olive and Sebastian.

I really liked Sebastian, but he and Olive were just boring to me, quite frankly.
I didn’t see what made Olive so special. She was very…bland. Millie overshadowed her at every turn for me.

Like I said though, I think a lot of people won’t have this problem and will really enjoy this book as a whole. Which isn’t to say that I didn’t enjoy it; in fact, I am almost done with book two.