(#1 of American Beauty)
Author: Ani Keating
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic, NA
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Thirty nights. Two hearts. One fate.
American Beauty, Book 1
After her parents’ tragic deaths, Elisa Snow wanted nothing more than to escape her past. Eighteen and alone, she fled her quaint English village and moved to the United States. A starving science student by day and an artist’s muse by night, Elisa has slowly built a new life. She never dreamed she would lose everything again.
She’s one week from graduation when her visa is unexpectedly denied. Given thirty days to leave the country, she must face the one thing she cannot survive again—saying goodbye and leaving her home. Yet within minutes of her world shattering, she meets a man with the power to piece it back together.
After finishing his tour of duty in Iraq, Aiden Hale traded battlefields for boardrooms, becoming one of the most successful venture capitalists in the nation. But all his wealth can’t buy him reprieve from the horrific memories of war. The only thing that gives him peace is a painting of Elisa.
Drawn together by their invisible wounds, they begin a passionate affair as they race against the clock to defy their pasts—and fight for their future.
Earlier versions of this book were posted on the author’s blog under the titles of The Master’s Muse and 30 Nights of Snow, using the pen name Ani Surnois, and has since been extensively edited.
Warning: Contains a blistering exploration of desire, sacrifice and redemption…and love’s power to equalize us in ways laws cannot.
The cover! So amazing. Simple, elegant and captivating.
Now Mr. Hale. Mysterious and enchanting. He has keen eye and memory like you wouldn't believe. He can definitely turn the ladies into a puddle of water with barely a whisper.
"Let the time stand still, Elisa."
And that's just the tip of the iceberg. What he can actually do to a woman... I'm pretty sure drinking milk will never be the same!
And then Aiden does something and, man, I was so peeved with him!!! And then we are left on the edge of our seats! A cliffhanger really. What will happen? I don't know and it is messing with my head!!!
The writing is effortless. So smooth and rich that you are swept away into Aiden and Isa's world that you don't even realise the things around you. It is such a hauntingly beautiful story that tugs at the heartstrings. Ani Keating addresses delicate subjects with such grace and sensitive. Each joy, sorrow, anger, and hope felt by the characters will be felt by the reader. I admit, I had to reach for the tissues a few times. There is passion, pain, betrayal and sacrifice. But above all, love. All for that one dream. Home.
About the Author . . .
Thirty Nights was originally posted online on fanfiction and on Ani’s popular blog. Over the course of eight short months, the story received more than half-million hits, 63,000 visitors, over 1,000 followers, and over 3,000 reviews and messages. Its sequel, Ninety Days, is currently in the drafting stage.
When she is not writing, Ani spends endless hours at Powell’s Bookstore, exploring classics and latest releases. She also likes to stroll through the Portland Rose Garden, drool over shoes on any store window, and dance to everything from Beyoncé to Johnny Cash.
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