Wednesday, April 16, 2014

REVIEW: Ocean Submerged by M.A. DeOlmos

 Book Title:Ocean Submerged
Author: M.A. DeOlmos
Genre: New Adult
Release Date:4/13/2014

Twenty-seven year old Ocean Hawthorne thought he’d known loss and pain when his twin sister Stormie died. It was his fault the world would no longer see her beautiful smile or hear her captivating laughter. The former world champion in the vicious world of MMA fighting thought he’d been through the worst and has now carried that guilt and pain with him since. 

Then he met Livie Acosta. The moment he laid his eyes on the exotic beauty, he was hooked. In that split second of looking into her wild and hurt eyes, his heart began to beat again. He knew then that he would never be able to let her go… but was that the right thing for him to do? Because yet again, Ocean found himself surrounded by a familiar darkness, a pain so strong that even breathing hurt, and living felt impossible. He’d pushed too far in the effort to love and help her, and now… now he didn’t know if he’d ever see her again. Lawrence Hawthorne has been through the ringer when it came to hurt and disappointment, but nothing could have prepared him for the possibility of losing Livie. 
He’d just found her and now—well, now he didn’t know what to think. To him, Livie was more than just a girl, more than just a friend. To Law, Livie was someone he needed to help and protect, even from herself, and he’d failed that simple task. Will the Hawthorne cousins who have sworn to protect Livie survive her selfish act, or will they crumble, yet again?



“ARC received in exchange for my honest review.”

Okay so you know that book and author you have stalked for almost a month waiting for the release date to pop up and then once you have it you check everyday just to see if it released early?????  You know who you are…. and yes this is so me.  When I got an email from author M.A. DeOlmos with an ARC of Ocean Submerged attached ( I’m smiling just thinking about it) you would have thought I had just won a new car with the scream I let out.  So of course I popped that baby open because I had to know if Livie was going to make it or if Ocean would drown from losing her.  

So what can I say about Ocean Submerged???  Just FREAKING WOW!!  There is so much I want to tell you but I don’t want to give the story away.  So I’ll sum up the need to know.  

While Livie is in rehab fighting with her own demons, Ocean’s demons begin to surface while he is without her. He is drowning and this is where things get gritty and hard.  I had no idea how torn and broken Ocean is.  You can feel this mans pain as it comes off the pages at you.  **Get the tissues out girls because this man is going to break your heart.**  Author M.A DeOlmos did an outstanding job at bringing Ocean’s feels out for us the reader to feel and see.  God it was so hard to read some of the pain this man is going through and his fears and needs that are just all consuming.  You get the exact image of Ocean with his expression on his face.  *Phenomenal Writing*

And now for the other Hawthorne man, Law.  Eeek!!! I love Law and his confident swagger.  HOT, HOT, HOT!!!  Not only do we get to read more on Law but we are introduced to the woman that is going to turn his world upside down.  Now only if he can get past her walls and earn her trust.  The fabulous and I must say my new fav character Deluce will have you in a laughing fit with her Spanish outbursts.  She rocks and hopeful Law can rock her world as well.  Okay that is all you are getting from me because I am about to burst here with all the juicy details.  

Wait there’s more, the ending!!!  *No I am not going to tell you the ending*
First I was in tears, happy sappy tears and then just utter shock.  I swear you could have knocked me right off my chair I was sitting so close to the edge.  But you all know I love a good CLIFFHANGER.  So until author M.A Delmos releases book three I will continue to stalk her FB page for teasers.

My recommendation to you is to READ book one Oceans Collide and then one click this baby because this series freaking rocks.  


My name is Melissa DeOlmos, a newbie to the world of indie writing. I live in sunny side Palm Bay, Florida with my two lovely crazies ages five and two, along with my Law Enforcement champ of a husband. I could say that writing novels has been a passion that I've always pursued, but I can't. Writing for me has always been my own secret escape into a land of wonders, opportunities, loves and so much trouble that I sometimes wonder if I need medication for the stories that pop into my head. I am now deciding to share my mystical mind and stories with the world, so that hopefully others may also find that little something extra they've been looking for. Thank you, and I hope you enjoy my books.