Indie Flutters: Indulging in Irelyn + Being Zolt by D.L. Raver

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Indulging in Irelyn (Indulging #1)

  • By D.L. Raver
  • Editions: ebook, paperback
  • Published: February 1st 2014
  • Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
  • Source: NetGalley
  • In a Flutter: A whirlwind kismet
  • rating-system5

    NFL quarterback, Zolt Hamil was America’s heartthrob until a career ending injury changed his life. Years later, he’s picked up the pieces and carved out a new path for himself. But the mental and physical scars of that day have left him moody and reclusive, and his only relief is indulging in pleasure and pain with his many one night stands. Though many women have tried, Zolt refuses to care about any of them. Only one woman has his heart; a hallucination of a young, sable-eyed, blonde beauty whom he conjured that painful day on the football field.
    On the first day at his new job at a law firm in Scottsdale, Arizona, Zolt comes face to face with his hallucination, Irelyn Wilkes. Their fateful connection, and explosive passion for each other pulls them together, and this time, Zolt refuses to let her slip from his life.
    But Irelyn has her own demons to fight, and her controlling boyfriend is one of them. He doesn’t take kindly to other people playing with his toys, and he’ll stop at nothing to keep her by his side.
    Can Irelyn and Zolt defy the odds and find a way to be together? Or, will the events set in motion years ago keep them apart forever?

    ~ Goodreads

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    Being Zolt (Indulging #2)

  • By D.L. Raver
  • Editions: ebook, paperback
  • Published: June 9th 2014
  • Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
  • Source: NetGalley
  • In a Flutter: Some bonds are unbreakable
  • rating-system4

    Irelyn Wilkes was Zolt Hamil’s seraph. His angel. His hallucination suddenly real. But her abrupt departure from his life has sent him into a tailspin of nameless women, alcohol, and drugs. When Zolt realizes that Irelyn lied to him, he sobers up and sets into motion a public rescue, making an even greater enemy of Marcus Xavier.
    Marcus doesn’t take kindly to people taking what is his, and he’s not about to let Zolt and Irelyn ride into the sunset without a fight. He’s already murdered her brother; taking out Zolt Hamil would make his day.
    Can Zolt and Irelyn mend their broken relationship and find a way back to each other? Or will Marcus succeed with his plans to separate this fated pair forever?

    ~ Goodreads

    Amazon

    Review

    I really liked these books! The connection between Zolt and Irelyn was red hot and jumped off the page. Their characters were pretty awesome and had good layers. My favorite is probably Zolt! He was a bad boy mixed with a good boy mixed with a broken boy. He kept talking about his “shadow-self”, in the first book, and I didn’t really think that it was going to manifest but oh boy did it in the end!! This story has not only red hot steamy love scenes but mystery, intrigue, and inner demons.
    Irelyn Wilkes is still grieving the death of her brother. That paired with the fact that she can’t seem to find her way out of the relationship that she used as a crutch, with her seemingly cold lover Marcus, is just the icing on the cake of a shitty year. She could have never known that her life would change forever while working this summer in her father’s law firm. That the crazy connection she thought she made up in her head, that was forged six years ago, was actually real. That the NFL superstar turned lawyer would remember her and make her wildest dreams come true.
    Zolt Hamil’s spirit, life, and mind was broken. Due to an accident that caused his NFL career six years ago Zolt is haunted every day and turned into a man that is barely surviving. His one saving grace that is keeping him from going over the edge is his angel. His seraph. His hallucination. Zolt could have never had known that returning home to Arizona, where his life was shattered, would be the place to make him whole again. Would be the same place that his so called hallucination would turn into reality.
    Not only were Zolt and Irelyn caught up in a whirlwind romance, I was too!! It was sort of an insta-love/lust thing going on but come on, it was six years in the making so that made it okay for me! Their chemistry was awesome but not the only thing that kept me from putting the book down. I loved the shady dealings that was going on behind everyone’s back. Marcus, Marcus, Marcus! UGH I love to hate that man! He is the perfect villain. All slimy and corrupt and icky. I couldn’t wait to read his comeuppance he so deserves a good beat down!!
    Indulging in Irelyn did end on a super cliff hanger that super sucked. And honestly I was a little disappointed in Zolt for just fearing the worst and letting his insecurities get in the way of really looking at the facts. But I was able to jump right into the next book since I got these books in bundle set!
    Being Zolt started off the day after the big cliffhanger in Indulging in Irelyn. It was a great follow up/ending to Irelyn and Zolt’s story! There was more thrills and suspense. Not to mention more off the charts hot love scenes!! Their strength and love for one another was really fantastic. They complemented each other and pick up the slack on what the other lacked. In Being Zolt we were introduced more to a character that is getting their own book and I’m super excited for that!!
    There was a couple things that I wish were different. In my opinion the books could have been combined into one semi big book. Book two could’ve taken out some filler chapters and since book two started right after book one, they could’ve flowed very smoothly together as one novel. Also the dialogue. Sometimes it made me giggle and sometimes it made me cringe a little bit. I just felt some of it wasn’t as natural as it could’ve been but it didn’t detract from the story at all!
    Overall these novels were action packed and filled with a great love as well as a great villain. It does keep you turning the page to see what more twists and turns are coming and it kept me wholly entertained. If you want something a little more than your average romance I’d say come and indulge yourself!! 😉

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    “I read so I can live more than one life in more than one place.” – Anne Tyler
    I couldn’t have said that better myself! Reading is huge passion of mine. And I’m glad that books not only expand my world view but that they bring the wonderful people who created them into my life. You can always find me with a book and an eclectic mix of music on. I am a HEA junkie extraordinaire! I am a Beta reader, who loves helping authors bring their characters to life. As well as an avid romance reader (every and anything ;D) turned aspiring author.

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    6 thoughts on “Indie Flutters: Indulging in Irelyn + Being Zolt by D.L. Raver

      1. Rissa

        No problem these books were awesome! Now I’m off to read Saving Kenna. I can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store for that 😀

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    1. Carmel @ Rabid Reads

      I just finished a H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E New Adult title, so I need a little time to cool off before diving back into this genre. Once I’m ready, I’ll be sure to give D.L. Raver’s series a whirl though; I love that the chemistry between the couple was so explosive, and it’s unusual for Contemporary Romance to stick with the same protagonists for more than one installment. Interesting!
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      1. Rissa

        That’s how I felt for my Blossoms and Flutters post on Sunday…I just couldn’t…I definitely could have been me but I just didn’t like it at all. >_< These characters were pretty awesome! I think if you give them a try you will love them. 🙂 I've been on this weird thriller/suspense bandwagon for a while now. I feel like everything I pick up whether it's adult, or new adult, historical or contemporary all of them had a mystery/suspense aspect to it! But so far it has been treating me pretty well so I'm just going to go with the flow and hope it doesn't dry up any time soon 🙂

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