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Published by Booktrope Editions on November 9th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance, Suspense
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Powerful, wealthy, wildly handsome Atlas has it all: successful company, stunning penthouse, and all the women and fun he could want. But when he meets the brilliant, graceful and mesmerizing Gwen, he is thunderstruck and wants to go to great lengths to have her, even if it means breaking his own rules and baring his secret soul.
When his livelihood is threatened by a competing rival, he must prepare for a corporate battle. But, with Gwen at his side he knows he will not lose.
But, what if she isn’t who he thought she was? What if nothing is as it seems?
Will Atlas lose everything?
How far is one man willing to go for the woman he loves?
This is a standalone novel, which can be read by itself. It is part of the PLAYING GOD series and some of the characters will appear in JUST AN ECHO releasing soon.
18+, Not suitable for persons under the age of 18. STRONG SEXUAL CONTENT, MATURE CONTENT, and STRONG LANGUAGE.
We received this book/audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.
book review: 3.5 stars!!!
“I know now that death mirrors life. And with death comes new life.”
Well, the review of this book has me totally all twisted up inside since it has two equally strong elements which battle in me and makes me unable to set the right rating for it. The first is this unique, mind-blowing story with the 200%-unexpected twists that make you want more and the second is the fact that almost the ¾ of it is written in a way that doesn’t share the same mind-blowness and couldn’t get me really captivated.
But let’s take it from the start…..
I Am Atlas is the the first installment in the Playing God series and the story of Atlas and Gwen’s love. Or so we think. Atlas is a billionaire CEO of his company Chimera, Inc. and Gwen is a new employee of his. But, neither can deny or underestimate the INSTANT attraction that flares between them, so it’s a matter of time before they become something more than boss-employee; Lovers. Although, Atlas will soon realize that Gwen isn’t who she says she is. Or better, she isn’t until a certain level.
At the same time, Atlas isn’t the only one who discovers that nothing is as it seems; the readers will find it out too. And the moment it happens, it, not only does a liiiiiiiiiittle mind-fuck, but also puts every information that seemed, until then, out of place and odd, to make sense and. the pieces of this puzzle this story created, to fall into the right places.
“I want to give you everything.”, she said
“All I want is you.”
Honestly, I didn’t know from when it came that wrecking ball of a twist. It caught me so off guard that I had to read the same part a couple of times before what was actually happening started to settle in my head. The whole idea with which Emerson came up for this book is really majestic and kind of screwing-with-your-head awesome. Especially throughout the last 60-70 pages or so, because t h e s e pages take the story to 5 whole new levels 😉 It’s like getting out of the pitch-black darkness into the super-bright sunlight with a violent push without a warning! But damn if it’s not worth the temporary blindness afterwards.
As for the writing, in these last pages, the way-of-unfolding is extremely different and more intense compared with the rest of the book. Please, I’m not saying that the rest of the book isn’t written well. Not at all. What I’m saying is that the way is written didn’t give me chills or sucked me deep from the start. Although, this “disadvantage”, makes the experience that is I Am Atlas, greater and even more unforgettable and surrenders it in the air of One-Hell-Of-A-Book. But, again, this is my personal opinion. It doesn’t mean that it’s going to be the same for any other who will get to read it.
Ella Emerson really played with my head just like a 5-year-old plays in the playground; with a total enthusiasm, pleasure and respect. I really loved this book and everything that took place in there, it has now a very very special place in my heart and mind forever. Because these kind of stories, once you get to read them, they never leave you. E V E R! 😉