Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Alisa's Review: Artificial Love by Alisa Mullen

Kindle Edition335 pages
Published April 1st 2015 by Mullen Publishing

** This is the 2nd book in The Good Bye Trilogy*** Mature audiences ONLY. May be questionably graphic in one scene.
Johnny Lennox, lead guitarist of Love Sick Ponies, tried to love once. Diligent, loving, attentive, and giving, he is not. Obsessive. Compulsive. Self-sabotage. That sounds more like it. And why not? Jules Delaney, the one girl he ever tried to love, is gone and her absence continues to ruin his life in and out of the band. Emily McDonald got the word “nice” when she was twelve. Nice. Nice. Nice. She is a nice woman. Because she is so nice - her husband likes to cheat, her friends like to take advantage of her, and her self-esteem is dead. Late one night, Johnny and Emily find themselves sleeping only a few feet away from one another – an awkward situation that can’t be rectified. Until… They begin to share their experiences from childhood into adulthood. They experience unexplained events together. Ultimately, they rock the LSP tour bus, where they find a different kind of love in one another. When the tragedy strikes, they must ignore their instinct, expectations, and other people's judgment to fight for one another. Were they artificial or did they fall into the genuine kind of love?

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If you thought book 1 was full of emotions, this one will knock you out. Emotional overload for me.
Poor, Nice-girl Emily, wow, how do you even describe her. It was almost like she was too sheltered, she is nice to the Extreme! 
At time Emily was just too funny from being so sheltered and not having a clue what happens outside of her perfect little home. 
OMG what a difference in Johnny from this book compared to book 1. That man has gone from hell and back twice, but so many changes. 
I am so pleased with how Johnny was at the end of this book. I went through every emotion the characters went through while reading, and then some!
Although, I did not like the end. Its a cliff hanger, but not really (hope that makes sense). I'm not understanding the position in which Ethan is at the end, it leaves me feeling very confused. If I am jumping to one conclusion then that is totally messed up of Ethan. If I am wrong then, I need to know what is going on!

Alisa Mullen is the author of the Best Selling Saga, The Chosen Series and the Best Selling psychological suspense novel, Plastic Confidence. She is also the author of Following the Sun, One Missing Link, and many other short stories and novellas. She sometimes goes by kaycee veil.

Growing up in Down East Maine, Mullen received a BA from Texas A&M University and a MS from Our Lady of Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. When she isn't writing, she enjoys reading, making necklaces, and spending time with her family. 

Mullen lives in South Texas with her loving husband and their two children.