Something More Box Set by Danielle Pearl


We are thrilled to share our review today of the Something More box set by Danielle Pearl! This box set is FREE on Kindle Unlimited and contains three amazing new adult books that you need to read NOW!



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NORMAL (Book 1)

It's the kind of situation most people would dread. Starting at a new high school, in the middle of my senior year, in a new town, in a new state. I know no one. No one knows me. That's what I'm counting on.

A year ago, Aurora "Rory" Pine was just a normal teenage girl - just as sweet and naive as the fairy tale princess she was named after.

But this isn't a year ago.

Rory is broken, and suffering from a new debilitating anxiety disorder, wrought with precarious triggers, she moves across the country to escape the source of her troubles. Her plan is anonymity, but that's easier said than achieved for the new girl having a panic episode outside of calculus. The worst part? There's a witness - and a gorgeous one at that.

Sam is a walking trigger for Rory. Incredibly handsome, built like the star athlete he obviously is, and undoubtedly popular, Sam outwardly represents everything Rory despises about high school. But as the fates keep throwing them together, a connection sparks that neither ever expected, and certainly can’t ignore.

But Sam has issues too, and Rory's past won't just stay in the damned past. When friendship evolves into something deeper, can a girl utterly destroyed by the worst kind of betrayal and a boy battling demons of his own ever have a normal relationship? Is that even what they want? Find out in NORMAL, a gritty story of trust and abuse, heartbreak and salvation, and if they're lucky - love. This is not a flowery romance - not for the faint of heart.

Normal (Something More, #1)Normal by Danielle Pearl

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

First of all, this author is extremely talented. My goodness!! I was immediately absorbed in this story and COULD NOT put it down for the life of me. The writing, the pacing, the character development, the plot, the meat, all of it was just sooooooo amazing!!

This was a very hard read for me because... trigger! But I was still able to enjoy it while cringing (a lot). I was instantly sympathetic with Rory and eagerly awaited her champion. And her saviour came in such a delightful package. Sam looked like what she knew (arrogant, gorgeous, intelligent), but he was so much more. This boy was such a man! I loved loved loved Sam. He had so much in common with Cam (which was bittersweet for sure) and I wonder if the author rhymed their names intentionally.

I docked a star simply because Rory, at times, too many times, lacked logic. There were instances where I wondered if she had no access to electronics, but then remembered that she had a cell and there was mention of her deleting all of her social media accounts, so that would mean that yes, she did have access to electronics. So how, in this day and age, did she allow herself to make the kinds of choices she did??? Especially whenever she turned on Sam. OMG I just wanted to throttle her ass!

So anyhoo... great story and I can't wait to see what is planned for Robin's comeuppance.



ReCAP (Book 1.5)

Rory and Sam fell in love in NORMAL, and we all fell in love right along with them. Now see it all unfold through Sam's eyes, and learn just how the new girl with anxiety issues stole the heart of the gorgeous heartthrob, and turned his world upside down.

You already heard the story. The one of how Rory and I fell in love, supposedly, even if she couldn't handle it in the end. You know how it all went.

Or you think you do.

You only know her side. But I have my own point of view, and even Rory couldn't know my thoughts in those few months it took for her to go from being a stranger to my whole entire world.

Every moment is permanently ingrained in my memory. In my goddamned soul. From the moment I stumbled upon the girl panicking outside of calculus - the one with the tight little body, the angelic face, and the fierce attitude - to the night she abandoned me in Miami. It was the sum of those moments that changed me irrevocably.

Our story isn't over. I won't let it be. But this, this is what happened so far, the way I saw it.

I'm Cap. Or Sam, to Rory. And this is my story.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I'm always a little leery about reading "his" side of the story books. And then I saw that this book was actually titled Recap so I obviously approached it with caution. Thankfully, I had nothing to worry about. Although there were some scenes that were repeated from the first book, it was done in a fresh, new way, giving the reader a chance to really understand Sam's perspective.

I absolutely loved seeing Sam's POV. I cannot even explain how much I appreciated it. And how much it made me love this character even more. I loved how he saw Rory, how he viewed himself, the lengths he was willing to go to in order to have her in his life, his feelings,... everything!

Still waiting for Robin to fall hard. Preferably breaking his face.



OKAY (Book 2)

After the horrors she’s survived over the past year, Rory never expected to find the one thing she certainly wasn’t looking for – love. But after the painful realization that her past has left her a dangerous liability to the person she cares for the most, she finally understands that for her and Sam, love means letting go.

Can two people hopelessly in love with one another ever revert back into just friends? Neither Rory nor Sam know for sure. But the one thing they do know – it’s the only choice they have.

As Rory recovers from a devastating assault, Sam will do anything to make sure it never happens again. But how far will he go to keep her safe? Their choices will change everything, and they will either bring them back together, or destroy them irrevocably.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The writing was on point as it has been throughout this series. The feels hit right from the damn start and didn't stop until the very end. Gahhhhhh!! I loved it!!

Short and sweet...

I obviously loved Sam and Rory. She wasn't so annoying in this one. Okay, she was in the beginning, but she earned back my love pretty quickly lol. Sam. Sam. Sam. He made this freaking story. The fact that this book is told from both of their perspectives absolutely made this incredible for me. I don't want to reveal the plot, but Robin FINALLY gets dealt with. I'm not wholly satisfied with the justice that was wrought, but I'm not the creater of this story so...

There were a lot of feels. Old friends and new friends offered support. Enemies came out of the woodwork. An enemy redeems him/herself (not revealing the gender cuz I want to keep it as a surprise. Duh!). Just amazing. I'm not a huge fan of how Sam and Rory reconcile, but I'm just grateful they did. Pretty quickly too or I would have been pissed.

The only thing I'm sad about is that the epilogue wasn't far enough in the future for me. I liked their HFN, but I guess because of all of the turmoil and angst, I was more hoping for a HEA. Ah well. Beautiful story nonetheless.



About the Author:
Danielle Pearl is the Amazon and iBooks best-selling author of the Something More series. She lives in New Jersey with her three delicious children and ever-supportive husband, who--luckily--doesn't mind sharing her with an array of fictional men. She did a brief stint at Boston University and worked in marketing before publishing her debut novel, Normal. She writes mature Young Adult and New Adult Contemporary Romance. Danielle enjoys coffee, wine, and cupcakes, and not in moderation.

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