New Release, Reviews and Giveaway ~ Life by Audrey Carlan

Review By Heather

Life is spicy and full of love, if you allow it to find you.  That's what I learned from Maria and Eli. 

Life is Maria's story.  The story of what happens after.  After decisions are made.  After love finds it's way into our hearts and souls.  After tragedy strikes.  Life is how we learn to live again.  

Maria is a fighter.  She's complex, yet simple.  She's full of fire and sass, otherwise known as just a little bit spicy.  She's tenacious and fights until the end, never giving up. 

Eli is a shock to Maria, on every level.  He inadvertently breaks her down, all while building her up at the same time.  He falls in love hard and fast.  She's everything he never knew he ever wanted. 

We don't get to choose who we love or who we fall for.  Timing doesn't matter if the person is your soul mate. 

<------------ YES. YES. YESSSS!!!!!!!  So much this.  I can't even.  I say this often, no exactly in these words, but you guys... we don't choose who we love.  Because if we did (and I can only speak for myself) I wouldn't have fallen in love with Captain A$$hat and his friend Major Narcissistic BlowHard.  Would you?  I think not. 

Reading Maria's story, I finally get it.  It's time to surrender to the power of love <I may or may not be channeling some Celine Dion here>

Life is LIFE.  The feels, the ups and downs, the tears, the laughs and oh the feelings that this story evoked in me!!  

Review by Lana

Life. What an appropriatename for this book that I have been waiting for Audrey to write since the ending of Soul. I'm so excited to get Maria's story and can't wait for Kat's after this.

In this book, youfinally get all the answers you've been waiting for about Maria and her mystery man Elijah.  Its filledwith hot and spicy sexinessas well as angst, hurt, suspense, love and happiness. How much more can Maria endure but with the family she's gotten anything is possible. As they say life is life.

A must read!!!


Maria De La Torre is a survivor. Her life has not been paved with streets of gold…but with blood and sacrifice. She may have been there for her soul sister in the Trinity Trilogy but this story is about her life. The life she chooses. The same life someone from her past is trying to take away.

Elijah is the last man in the entire world Maria should be with. He’s a dark, gritty, lawless bounty hunter—the exact opposite of the man she loved and lost, the man who gave up everything for her. Only Elijah is not the type of guy to back down. He’s used to getting what he wants and he’s set his sights on the raven-haired seductress.

Time is not on Maria and Elijah’s side. There’s a new threat to the soul sister, one Maria never thought she’d have to face again. And this time, the stakes are life and death.

Maria quickly learns that the things she wants most in this lifetime may just be the things that have the power to destroy her.


The kiss is feral. He plunders my mouth with his tongue in wild, hedonistic abandon. Both of us drop our drinks to the sand below without a care, preferring to hold on to one another.

Mi culo.

Mi cintura.

Mis muslos.

His hands are all over me. He moves them up my back until both hands are threaded through my hair, holding me in place, while he devours my mouth. His ardent tongue searches for mine, and I comply with equal passion. He tastes of minty beer and man. A mind-melting concoction.

The wall between us is gone. Obliterated by his honesty. I can no longer deny this man what he wants. What I want. What we both need. Each other.

Eli kisses me so hard, and for so long, my lips are swollen and bruised when he pulls away on a mighty breath. His chest rises with every inhalation. “You can’t stop this,” he murmurs, his lips a succulent snarl of desire.

I shake my head and firm my jaw, ready to take whatever he can give me and more. “No. I can’t.”

“We are fire and ice, baby. Both run scalding hot when stimulated. I want to make you mine. Make you forget him, and everything and everyone that came before. This heat between us, it’s all-consuming.”

I close my eyes and lean my forehead against his, praying I’m making the right decision. “Burn me,” I whisper against his lips. “Set me on fire.” I press my mouth against his and nibble on the plump bottom lip. “I want to forget. Today, just make me forget.”


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Audrey Carlan is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She writes wicked hot love stories that are designed to give the reader a romantic experience that's sexy, sweet, and so hot your e-reader might melt. Some of her works include the wildly successful Calendar Girl Serial, Falling Series, and the Trinity Trilogy.

She lives in the California Valley where she enjoys her two children and the love of her life. When she's not writing, you can find her teaching yoga, sipping wine with her "soul sisters" or with her nose stuck in a wicked hot romance novel.

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Life is Audrey Carlan’s best work to date. 
— Heather ~ White Hot Reads