Book Review – Abandon by Cassia Leo

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Book Review – Abandon by Cassia Leo Title: Abandon
Author: Cassia Leo
Publisher by: Gloss Publishing LLC
Published on: January 27, 2014
Genres: New Adult Romance, Romance
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This gritty spin-off of the "New York Times" bestselling "Shattered Hearts Series" follows mysterious and sexy Tristan as he attempts to abandon his demons in the name of love.

A steady stream of meaningless sex is all Tristan has left when he discovers the grandmother who raised him is dying and his best friend is getting married. He is lost; and the dark secrets in his past keep coming back to remind him of this.

Until Tristan has an idea that will change his life and fulfill his dying grandmother's wishes: Abandon his playboy ways and settle down. And who better to do it with than Senia, the girl who has occupied his thoughts since their scorching hot tryst in the back of his sports car. The girl who makes him laugh and feel like a kid again.

But when his world begins to crumble around him, the pain Tristan is hiding finds its way to the surface. Will Tristan finally learn to trust again? Or will he abandon Senia when she needs him the most?

“The day our wires crossed, You were broken, I was lost. But I found my way to you, To a place I didn’t know was true.

I love the Shattered Hearts series and after reading Bring Me Home, I was ready to know more about Tristan. Tristan was the womanizing, bassist and best friend to Chris. Sex, drinking, and music seemed to be all he was about. He has always come off as a bit of jerk but we truly didn’t know much about him, until now. I wasn’t sure what to really expect from his story, but oh my god the emotions that I felt for all he had been through.

When Tristan finds out that is grandma has stage 4 breast-cancer, his world comes crashing down on him. Tristan wants to give his grandma closure and finally settle down and make her proud. He’s gone through so much and he just wants to be loved and trusted.

“You can’t expect anything good to last or you’ll always be disappointed. Everything dies.”

Tristian came from a rough upbringing. His mother was a drug addict that neglected both Tristan and his little sister Molly. When he was 9, he and his sister went to live with Grandma Flo, and things started to change for him. His grandmother gave him stability and unconditional love and support. When he was 13, he got himself into trouble. Needing money and independence he went back to his mother to get himself out of a difficult situation, but the things he had to go through in those few short weeks, changed him forever.

“Hell, I’ve been pretending to be someone I’m not for the past nine years. A few months will be a piece of cake.”

Senia and Tristan have been around each other for years but after one night at Yogurtland, it forever changes things between the two of them. They have a big decision to make but this time Tristan is ready. He’s ready to change and be a better person. They both are hesitant but there is this attraction and undeniable chemistry between them. Tristan was unexpectedly sweet and caring with her. It was a very different side of him.

There was a pain, drama, and heartache throughout this story. Ultimately this was book was about Tristan’s redemption and growth. He had to face his past in order to move forward. I honestly wanted to hug him at the end. Abandon, sucked me in right away and Cassia writing made me feel so many emotions. I absolutely loved this story.

Favorite quotes:

“..It’s not the love that I envy, it’s the trust. The feeling that no matter how bad you screw up, there is always someone who will accept you and love you for who you are; not because they have to, just because they can’t not love you.”

“How do you go from being practically perfect to complete asshole in less than two seconds? It’s a talent I’ve perfected and you should probably get used to it.”

“You can’t let your past define your future. Once you get that figured out, you begin to understand the joy of living in the present. And the present is full of gifts that we can only see when we stop looking behind and ahead of us.”

About Cassia Leo

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cassia Leo grew up in California and has lived in three different countries. She loves to travel and her dream is to one day score a record deal based on her awesome shower singing skills. She is the author of the Shattered Hearts series (Relentless, Pieces of You, Bring Me Home, Abandon) and the Luke and Chase series.