Eight Ways to Ecstasy (Art of Passion, #2)Eight Ways to Ecstasy by Jeanette Grey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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“Love does not have to be a weakness.  Love does not make you less than you are.”
Wow where do I even begin!  This is my first book by Jeanette Grey and wow what a book it was.  This is in my top 5 for the year and someone who reads for honest reviews,wow my honest review is a 5!!  This book gutted me, made me feel for both Rylan and Kate.  My emotions were all over the place.  This author brought her A game with this second part to their story.
Kate’s home life was horrible.  Her father constantly put her and her art down.  Then she had a horrible relationship that scared her and made her afraid to love or give love to someone else.  She escapes to Paris in the first book and meets Rylan and falls hard.  But Rylan was hiding who he was and trying to run from his past as well.  Rylan’s father taught him that love was an invitation to be disguarded or used.
Both Rylan and Kate are trying to recover from their pasts and they find that in each other.  Rylan realises Kate may be the one person who is not swayed by his charm and wealth.  Rylan is hurt over his father’s actions that resulted in him being put in prision.  He feels trapped to take over the company he has been groomed to do all his life.
Kate is unsure of herself and hesitant, which causes her to run when things get to serious.  She sees herself unworthy and knows she will never fit into Rylan’s lifestyle.  Kate is so hurt, so scared, she would take any excuse to run.  She would keep running, unless she could find a way…..a reason…..not to.  She wants to take a breath and plunge forward, and if he let her…if he still wanted her….to let the water close over her head.  To trust him like the air inside her lungs.  All she ever wanted was that kind of love you read about, the beautiful kind, but the only sort she ever seen had been ugly and wrong.  To make you think you were less than you were.  Will Kate finally trust Rylan or are they doomed before they start.
I urge you to read this book, you will thank me.

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