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Title: Closer
Series: Closer #1
Author: Mary Elizabeth
Genre: Contemporary Romance/New Adult 
 Release Date: December 6, 2016


Gabriella Mason is damaged.

Teller Reddy is wrecked.

Misery loves company, and that’s exactly what Ella gets the afternoon her path crosses with Teller’s: the misunderstood premed student who instantly becomes her lifeline when she moves to Los Angeles, an attempt at escaping her heartbreaking past. 

In the beginning, Lonely and Defensive complete each other. But in the end, their relationship is like broken glass—cutthroat and jagged. 

Calling it off before they kill each other, Ella and Teller decide to “just be friends” despite the intensity that binds them together. It’s a delicate foundation rocked by tragedy, effectively destroying the illusion they’ve so carefully built. 

Unable to deny what’s between them any longer, this is what happens when wrecked and damaged collide and close is still not close enough.

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‘Closer’ by Mary Elizabeth is another raw and emotional read that you just knew wasn’t going to be an easy book to read but one worth reading. A four star read for me.

This story begins with two unlikely souls becoming friends. Both med students and both with their own issues they become a lifeline for each other. We follow the story as it moves from the past when they met until now, seven years later. Things start off easy enough but as the years go on the relationship starts to take a destructive and maddening turn.

There are blurred lines of friendship and more with pain, lust, love and longing. The relationship is volatile and toxic but also loving and all consuming. This is not a sweet romantic read with a happily ever after, instead it is a frustrating, infuriating and captivating read. 

Told from dual points of view you get to know Teller and Ella as you are drawn into their world of love and hate. An intense and emotional read that has suffering a little from the back and forth in another passionate real. Ending on a cliff hanger with the second instalment due out early 2017 you will be left desperate to find out what happens. Mary Elizabeth has a knack for writing raw, gritty and unconventional romance with a ring of truth to them. I for sure will be looking out for what comes next.

Reviewed by Louise G.

Author Bio

Mary Elizabeth is an up and coming author who finds words in chaos, writing stories about the skeletons hanging in your closets. 

Known as The Realist, Mary was born and raised in Southern California. She is a wife, mother of four beautiful children, and dog tamer to one enthusiastic Pit Bull and a prissy Chihuahua. She's a hairstylist by day but contemporary fiction, new adult author by night. Mary can often be found finger twirling her hair and chewing on a stick of licorice while writing and rewriting a sentence over and over until it's perfect. She discovered her talent for tale-telling accidentally, but literature is in her chokehold. And she's not letting go until every story is told.

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