Jun 1, 2015

Once Pure by Cecy Robson Review

 Once Pure
Shattered Past # 3
By: Cecy Robson
Releasing May 19, 2015

She bears the scars of the past. He blames himself for things he can’t control. Their defenses are up, but in Cecy Robson’s latest Shattered Past novel—perfect for fans of Monica Murphy and J. Lynn—true love lands a knockout punch.

Sofia Tres Santos remembers a time before her life went sour, before her innocence was ripped away, before she began punishing herself with risky behaviors and unworthy men. Now, at twenty, she just hopes she’s ready to rebuild some of what she lost. One way or another, it always comes back to her childhood friend and longtime crush, Killian O’Brien.

As strong as Killian is, Sofia has always been his one weakness. He knows Sofia has suffered and wants to ensure she’s never hurt again—not like before, and definitely not under his watch. When Sofia agrees to work at his mixed martial arts gym, Killian seizes the opportunity to help and protect the sweet girl he’s always cared for. And yet, as he trains Sofia to defend herself using his hard-hitting MMA techniques, he’s drawn to the vulnerable beauty in ways he never expected.

As Sofia grows stronger, she also grows brave enough to open herself up to love. And along the way, she challenges everything Killian believes to be true, showing him that no matter how much he dominates in the ring, the real battle is fought in the heart.

So once again Cecy Robson brings us back in the world of the MMA fighters. But finally we are at Killian and Sofia’s story (that for me has been LONG awaited!
So Sofia is back and is working on Killian’s website and the old love re-blossoms for the pair. They are still dealing with the old issues of Sofia’s father and her rape, but together their love goes from puppy love to real love. That is until old guilt rears its ugly head and destroys the progress they have made. But it all comes to ahead when Sofia is faced with literally fighting for her own life…does she survive? Or does she let fear over ride her again and destroy her.
I have to admit, I have been waiting for Killian’s and Sofia’s for what seems like FOREVER, but boy the wait was worth it. The raw power and emotion in this book at times reduced me to tears and other times, had me cheering…which lead to some funny looks in Barnes and Noble, but what can I say, I am a passionate reader.
The writing is amazing, gripping and passionate! What I am about to say may sound a little confusing, but I have found that some books are all about the plot and the characters don’t quite fit into the story. In Once Pure the characters are the story, everything goes at its own pace and nothing happens till the characters are developed enough to handle that situation, which makes this book simply perfect.
I give once pure a very solid 10 out of 10! A truly amazing read!

Cecy Robson is the New Adult author of Once Perfect, Once Loved, and Once Pure and the award-winning author of the Weird Girls urban fantasy romance series. A self-proclaimed professional napper, Cecy counts among her talents a jaw-dropping knowledge of useless trivia, the ability to make her hair big, and a knack for breaking into song despite her family’s vehement protests. A full-time writer, registered nurse, wife, and mother living in the Great Northwest, Cecy enjoys spending time with her family and silencing the yappy characters in her head by telling their stories.

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  1. What a beautiful review! Thank you so much for this wonderful feature and for your kind words. I love that you thought the characters made the story. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  2. Thank you so much for hosting ONCE PURE!