Make Me Believe by Karen Ferry
Publication Date: July 6, 2015
Sometimes, a chance meeting is just the push you need in order to break free from the darkness within…
My name is Emma, I’m 23, and I’ve never been kissed. I’m no virgin…But kissing is too intimate, too intense, and I don’t want that – not ever. I like sex, though, and most of my hook-ups don’t seem to mind the no-kissing part. But then I meet Daniel, who’s such a geek, and definitely not the kind of guy I’d normally take an interest to. He’s the shy, quiet type, but with such a charming smile, and he makes my heart race – something I’ve never experienced before. Daniel has his own issues to work through, and I know my hardened heart shouldn’t melt when he looks at me. I really shouldn’t be falling for him, either, but somehow, he manages to tear down my walls, and I’m scared…because once he learns my secrets, he’ll want nothing to do with me. All I know is that Daniel makes me feel things that I have never felt before – but do I dare let down my walls and confide in him? Will I let him be my first kiss? This is my story, and I’ll reveal everything in my own sweet time… Just don’t expect all the hearts-and-flowers stuff. Life is messy, and mine is no different… INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS ***Due to possible ‘triggers’ and adult situations (yes, there is lots of sex in this book) it is not recommended to persons under the age of 18.
WOW! I had
to keep reminding myself that this was Karen Ferry’s debut novel. At no point
did this story give off any type of vibe other than with writing that seemed to
be from a seasoned published writer! With writing and a superb plot, Make Me
Believe does just that. I definitely believe Karen Ferry will become a
So let me
start from the beginning of my experience with Karen Ferry and MMB…
It was a
warm summer night and everyone was snuggled in their beds…. Hahahaha I’m just
joking. Well not really. But one night I was hanging out at an online party celebration
(which are starting to become a much bigger trend and very successful in
gaining new readers in my opinion) and happened to come across a certain teaser
media image for Make Me Believe. Well from then I was hooked. I loved the very
idea of the book. And when I got to finally read it, I was completely blown
away with just how good it was. The flow never once stalled for me, it was
edited well, and I fell in love with the characters. It makes me feel good when
I can read a story and the characters’ progression and maturity are written
with such clarity that they’re almost tangible. MMB pulled me in with all its
nuances that totally makes this story unique and tingle all over. Karen Ferry
has actually made me blush!! ME! BLUSHING! WHILE READING! And I don’t blush.
But that’s beside the point. What my point is, that for this debut
author she has written a story that I truly love. I loved that the setting was
in Copenhagen. I giggled and smiled when I would read words that made a point
to remind me that the characters were speaking in another language other than
English, because I am reading in English. I loved that the essence of the story
was European in my mind. I appreciated the respect and positivity that was
conveyed when speaking of some serious and sometimes debilitating social issues
that people can be plagued with. I was
consumed with the passion that ebbed and flowed through the pages.
all, at the end of the day, I am reminded why I write reviews and why I blog
them. Because I have found a story that I enjoyed so much that I need to let
the world know it and say simply, enjoy this story and share your review too.
Karen Ferry is a thirty-something writer, wife to a quiet, laidback man, and mother to a gorgeous, stubborn, redheaded girl who keeps her parents on their toes. Karen tends to have a short fuse if she does not get a proper caffeine fix first thing in the mornings, but she is, in fact, a gentle person deep down. Karen loves Italian food and wine, travelling, and spending time with her family. When she is not writing, she reads – her favourite genres are New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Erotica and Romantic Suspense. She can never get enough of romance. Or of too many book boyfriends, either. Even though Karen is Danish, she has always felt more at ease writing stories in English, and she has not read a book in her native tongue in over ten years. She can be very outspoken and a complete fan girl of other authors online but will, in fact, be very shy once she meets you in person.