Lets begin this spotlight getting to know Nikki;
Author Nikki Groom
Nikki Groom is a hopeless romantic, lover of all things happily ever after and firm believer that love makes the world go around.
In her spare time, you will find Nikki laughing with her very treasured family, walking with her beloved dog in the hundred acre wood or curled up in a cosy corner with words and wine.
She lives in East Sussex with her husband and two children. Having turned her hand to many things over the years, Nikki is now proud to add ‘author’ to that list.
Having always been a dreamer, Nikki’s imagination stretches far and wide, which enables her to get lost in faraway places and imaginary people.
Nikki loves to chat, especially about books!
1 - Birthday cake or birthday drinks?
2 - Birthday night out partying or birthday meal with friends and family?
meal with friends/family
3 - It's your birthday, your fave book boyf is taking you out who is it and where do you go?
Christian Grey- anywhere! Maybe a picnic and then strawberries and champagne, at sunset. Yes I like that idea!
4 - What's the best birthday present you've ever had?
A silver circle of life necklace from my sister. It's my fave gift ever.
5 - Which 3 authors would you most like to have birthday drinks with?
Ok. 3 authors is tough to decide! 1. Sylvain Reynard- there so much mystery about him and he writes romance that makes my heart swell. 2. Pam Godwin- she's my idol. Clever clever lady. 3. EL James- just because!
sexual content and language and is not intended for readers under the age of 18.**
*Please note: This is not a dark romance*
They say that time heals all wounds.
But mine are set in so deeply, they’ve taken on a life of their own, lurking in the shadows at every turn
and haunting my thoughts.
The girl I once was has been replaced by a stranger.
I don’t even know who I am anymore.
And I hide.
Pretending to be someone I’m not...
Until I meet Denham King.
My burst of color in an otherwise grey world.
And for the first time in my life, I find myself running towards someone instead of running away.
But fate can be cruel,
and I can’t escape my past.
AMAZON US http://amzn.com/B00KLO4M9U
AMAZON UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00KLO4M9U
Oh em actual gee!! I loved everything this book offered and now I'm impatiently awaiting book two!
So we meet Ari a girl in hiding after fleeing from an abusive relationship. She changes her name and tries to start again-cue life to throw more lemons at her! After a short marriage it's time to run again, only this time she runs (literally) straight into the chest of Mr King aka Denham...wise move!! That is one chest I would not mind running in to, yes Denham is that rich, super hot, self assured alpha male we all love.
The story is gripping throughout and has some brilliant side characters that I really hope we get more of in book two, Spike seems hot and more relaxed than his brother Denham, perhaps a little cheekier? Lottie is that best friend we all aspire to be, a straight talking, no bullshit ball of energy (yes I girl crushed slightly) and even Tara (Denham's sister)who we meet for only a few pages drew me in, I loved how sassy she was and the way she took the piss out of Denham endeared me towards her. The love he has for her was sweet and opened up his protective side, the one Ari so desperately needs.
So although I was looking forward to this read I was also a little apprehensive, this is a first novel for the author and I was unsure as to what I'd get. There are a lot of people turning their hand to writing and I worried it would be a mediocre story, written ok but covering the same rich man, troubled girl genre, which I will add is my favourite type of read, but has sometimes been done to death. HOW WRONG WAS I?!
I loved it and I feel there was something refreshing about it, for me it's reinvigorated the need for my rich alpha male. I think book 2 will undoubtedly be even better as the author has so many different ways to go with how Holding Aces ended I feel this book was merely setting the scene for much more drama. All in all a brilliant read, wish it could've been longer or book 2 was here now but I know I'll be doing an all nighter to read the conclusion as soon as it is here!
**EXCLUSIVE REVEAL** High Stakes Synopsis & Release Date!
How did you ever think you could be free?”
The last words I heard before the darkness took me and my dreams were shattered
I was on my way to having it all.
Friends, family and a future.
Everything I had wished for but never thought possible.
Denham King showed me just how good life could be. A life where love and happiness were within reach.
I should have known it would never last.
My past is a dark, damp cloud, that has seeped into my skin and left a cold promise.
A promise of hurt and pain.
A promise of a long, hard fight, where the stakes are high and the risks threaten lives.
When your world gets thrown in all directions, and your dreams for the future are torn from your grasp; how do you go on?
Can I fight the demons that haunt me?
Can love save me from fate’s cruel path?
Well if that hasn't left you with a thirst for more, we don't know what will!? Check out High Stakes on Goodreads and add to you TBR list!
Releases 24th October, So GO add to your Goodreads!