{Review+Giveaway} Bespoken by by Marie Michelle Coleman @M_M_Coleman

September 19, 2014 Giveaways, New Adult, Reviews 15 ★★★

{Review+Giveaway} Bespoken by by Marie Michelle Coleman @M_M_Coleman

{Review+Giveaway} Bespoken by by Marie Michelle Coleman @M_M_ColemanBespoken by Marie Michelle Coleman
Pages: 395
Published by Createspace Independent Pub on March 10, 2014
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, New Adult, Paranormal
Source: ecopy from Author

Nobody ever told Casey how dangerous a little daydreaming could be.

Casey Sloane appreciates the power of a good daydream. It’s the perfect antidote to the pressures of her hectic life as an associate attorney at a high-powered Washington, D.C. law firm. When the nightangel Gabriel takes up residence in those dreams, Casey is more delighted than surprised. Gabriel is the perfect mixture of danger, otherworldly beauty, and out-and-out temptation required to throw her daydreams into a state of perpetual overdrive.

But when the nightangel sheds his wings and arrives in the real world to begin a real-time relationship with Casey, she gets a quick education on the unforeseen consequences of daydreams.

Note: This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
NA Review My Thoughts

Bespoken is the first book by new author, Marie Michelle Coleman. It is a new adult paranormal series called Nightangel and Daydreamer series. Casey lives two separate lives, one as a high powered, overworked associate in a large law firm, and the other as a pretty serious daydreamer. I enjoyed Bespoken. I had a few hiccups with it, but overall I thought it was a strong debut for Marie Michelle Coleman. Casey’s daydreams are about a creature named Gabriel, who is a nightangel. I had never heard of a night angel before, so I was really intrigued.

Turns out a nightangel is part angel part vampire. That was certainly a cool combo. Casey was interesting. Some of the time, I really liked her and some of the time I couldn’t figure out my feelings for her. I can’t exactly pin down what it was about her that irked me, but whatever it was, it was pretty minor. Gabriel took a while to grow on me as well. But for very different reasons. Because Casey was all over the place in the start of the book, I had no idea whether she liked her daydream Gabriel or was scared of him. I really loved the descriptive writing in Bespoken. The daydream landscapes were always so vividly painted. I think that Marie Michelle Coleman did an excellent job describing everything.

Another one of my favorite parts of the story was actually watching Casey at her law firm. I know, I am probably the only one on earth that will say this because she was overworked most of the time, but I could just relate to the environment. (not necessarily just because of the work load though.) The whole law firm scene reminded me of my summer with “big law”. I got a kick out of watching another associate go through the typical stuff.

As for the whole nightangel- gabriel- Casey aspect, I am having a really hard time reviewing without being too spoilery. Bespoken definitely took me by surprise a few times, and because of that I think this is just  a book that you are better off experiencing for yourself. It took me a while to get into. The book starts off fine but very quickly we are thrown this new guy int he world and Casey is freaking out because it is her daydream. I just thought she handled the whole thing very strangely. I had no idea how she knew some of the things she knew about him and they weren’t explained to us until much later on, if at all. So it was kind of a choppy start. Even her first daydream meeting with Gabriel after she saw him in her world was weird. But once I kept reading, the book kind of evened out and got better. I just fell into the flow of the story, I think. And once I did, I enjoyed Bespoken.



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About Marie Michelle Coleman

Marie Michelle Coleman is a paranormal romance and urban fantasy author whose book, Bespoken, is the first in the Nightangel and Daydreamer series. She’s been in love with the written word since she was old enough to turn the pages of her first book. She’s always had a fascination with vampires and angels. Sitting down at the keyboard and turning on the paranormal blender was a natural next step.

Marie lives in the Washington D.C. area. She believes in the power of a compelling dream, the therapeutic merits of loud music, and the benefits of always being in the middle of reading a great book. Marie has a soft spot for a good romance and likes to laugh. Jane Austen is her favorite author. She’ll probably always be a little in love with Mr. Darcy.

She grows roses in her garden but no matter how hard she tries, they don’t look anything like the ones in Casey Sloane’s daydreams.

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15 Responses to “{Review+Giveaway} Bespoken by by Marie Michelle Coleman @M_M_Coleman”

  1. kindlemom1

    This sounds like a very interesting and unique read! I like how colorful the cover is.

    Great honest review. I will have to mark this one down for when I am in a mood for this type of read.

  2. Victoria

    Thanks for your honest review – I am looking forward to reading this book. And thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  3. Marie Michelle Coleman

    Thanks to Michelle for the review and for being part of Bespoken’s virtual book tour. Glad you enjoyed the big law scenes, Michelle. I worked in a large law environment at one point too. I’m happy you think I got that right. To everyone who stopped by and left comments – thank you so much for that! I’m delighted so many people like the cover. I think it’s a little different and really expresses the vibe of the book.

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