Sunday, July 13, 2014

For Nicky by A.D. Ellis

Elizabeth Decker views herself as shy, totally average, and pretty much insignificant. She’s nothing special, at least not compared to her little sister, Audrey. Elizabeth is content with her plain and lonely future; she’s too insecure to contemplate a relationship thanks to her sister. Audrey is a bombshell and uses this to get what she wants. She’s a girl who will stop at nothing to control anyone and everything around her. She craves power and doesn’t care if she has to hurt Elizabeth to get it.
Nathaniel Morgan has spent his whole life fighting for his twin brother, Nicholas. Somewhere along the way, he lost himself. Now he’s just getting by. He’s devoted to his family, but emotionally detached from the women he burns through like wildfire. He has no plans of getting into something as complicated and committed as a “relationship”.
Nicholas Morgan has placed the new librarian, Miss Elizabeth, on a pedestal and is begging her to meet his twin brother, Nathaniel. Elizabeth and Nathaniel agree to meet, for Nicky. Both are caught off-guard when unexpected sparks fly between them. This was not in their plans. Will Nathaniel and Elizabeth be able to escape a past that still plagues them? Or, will the past, suspicions, and insecurities come between them one too many times?

**This is a contemporary new adult romance. It should only be read by ages 18+ due to adult themes and situations. This is a stand alone book.
I truly enjoyed reading For Nicky.  I loved the concept of the book.  It truly hit home for me, being that I dealt with being bullied when I was in grade school, and I know how much it can truly mess with you. 
Back to the story.  For Nicky was great.  I loved Elizabeth's character.  I feel like she was someone who lived in her sisters shadow.  Elizabeth had close to no self confidence.  She was completely insecure about herself, rightfully so with all she had been through.
It wasn't until meeting Nathaniel, that Elizabeth started to feel a bit more confident. 
Nathaniel was just yummy! He spent his whole life fighting for his twin brother, who suffers from some type of mental disorder, that make him "different". 
Both Elizabeth and Nathaniel go through similar things, just in different ways.
I loved the display of love and sadness shown throughout this book.  I connected with all of the characters.  A.D. writes in a way that engulfs you in the story.  I couldn't help but just keep reading.  At times I was sad, upset, laughing, crying.  I felt every type of emotion. 
For Nicky was a beautiful story of loving, growing, accepting who you are, changing to become a better person, and learning to forgive yourself and others.
I definitely recommend this book to anyone.  A.D. Ellis, you have a fan in me!


A.D Ellis was born and raised in a small farming town in southern Indiana. An avid reader from the time she learned to read, A.D. could often be found curled up somewhere with her nose in a book. Most of her friends and family were not such book enthusiasts, so A.D. got used to dealing with snickers and joking comments about her constant reading habits.
A.D. had always dreamed of being a teacher. She earned her degree in Elementary Education from Indiana State University in 1999 and her Master's Degree from Indiana Wesleyan in 2003. A.D. has been teaching in the inner city of Indianapolis for 15 years. While she's taught several different grades, fourth grade is where she's spent the most time; a move to third grade alternative education is on the horizon though. A.D. loves teaching fractions, variables, probability, and graphing in Math. She loves almost all aspects of English Language Arts. Figurative language, theme, making predictions, drawing conclusions, inference, context clues, making writing come to life, A.D. loves it all! Her students may not be as on board with that excitement.
A.D. met her husband in college in 1996 and they married in June of 2000. She lives in a southside suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband and two school-aged children. When she's not reading or writing with music blaring, she can be found shopping at thrift stores, reading to her children, and running.
A.D. had always pondered the idea of writing a book, but until recently it was a far off dream. In today's age of independently published authors, A.D. decided to take a chance and try her hand at writing. She has learned so much during this journey and is having a world of fun with it.
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