Review: For Nicky (Torey Hope #1) by A.D. Ellis

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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 received this book to give an honest review.

Read the blurb and I was pulled in to the story. Starting reading and realized even though the book is good it was a book I could put down. I didn't find myself trying to devour the book within a day and for me that isn't good. If I truly love a book I have to finish it to find out what is going to happen next. With For Nicky I did enjoy how we the readers got different P.O.V.'s from all the main characters in the book. We get to learn about each character Nicky, Nate, Elizabeth and even Audrey. With learning about each character we also see things through their eyes and their feelings when confronted with different scenes. 
I think what really bothered me was there was so many descriptions within the book, I felt a lot words were repeated, and some of the scenes didn't feel "real" for me.

I know that for some authors writing a character into a book that has a disability is hard you need to get it just right so your readers can get a feel of the character. With Nicky I felt the author did a good job. 
Nate and Elizabeth, this story is mostly about two people trying to come together and help each other overcome which eventually happens. They both struggle with different things within their lives. Nate fights people when they are rude and mean to his brother Nicky who is disabled. Elizabeth believes herself to be unworthy of anyone or anything because her sister Audrey has broken her spirit. Quite sad really. But we learn that overtime and with help they can overcome their hardships.
The ending is what I ended up expecting and though it was okay nothing spectacular. 

What bothered me with the book.
 Descriptions, I learned what the inside of the basement looked like and how it was decorated I think that possibly this could have been left out. Sometimes less description is good in a story. But that is just me.
Repetitiveness, I learned a more than one occasion that Nate has a shoe fetish. Umm okay I got this the first and second time this was mentioned. He loves shoes gotcha. And the repeating of For Nicky. It seemed towards the middle to the end of the book I learned at the end of every chapter it was all done "For Nicky." 
Scenes. There is one part that deals with rape. The way the outcome was handled it just didn't seem believable. The person that committed this crime and that is what it is, didn't get punished. Even though this person and all those involved got help I think that person should have at least been punished. It was like it was swept under a rug. 
I know that Audrey's story is coming out, and I think I will give that a read. I want to know what made her treat her sister like that. Maybe her past will come to light within her own story being told. 









A.D.  EllisA.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 were not such book enthusiasts which earned her a few snickers when she was constantly reading.
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 her favorite. They are learning independence by 4th grade, but most haven’t learned the attitude yet. 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 in agreement with that excitement.
A.D. met her husband in college in 1996 and they married in June of 2000. A.D. lives in a south side 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.
Please connect with A.D. Ellis on Facebook. www.facebook.com/adellisauthor



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