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Official Review: Chosen: Book One of Between by J.Y. Olmos

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Chosen: Book One of Between" by J.Y. Olmos.]
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Elizabeth Richards should see huge red flags when her seemingly perfect boyfriend gives her a ring and asks her to marry him with a romantic, “Well? Put it on.” Needless to say, things don’t go very smoothly from there, and Elizabeth finds herself backed into a corner. Until she bumps into (literally) a beautiful mountain of a man, Jason. The connection is instant, from both sides, and Jason helps Elizabeth onto a different path where she can finally be happy.

What Elizabeth doesn’t realise is that Jason is about to lead her onto a path that will change everything she knows about the world. He and his brothers are not exactly what they seem, and she is thrust into a world of magic, ethereal beings, and witchcraft. Chosen, book one of the Between series, guarantees that this series is one to keep in mind!

When I started reading this book, I didn’t realise it had a paranormal element to it. I went a long way through the story before anything out of the ordinary started to happen. I loved the transition. It gave time to allow me to see Elizabeth in a normal life before plunging her into an unearthly world. The author, J.Y. Olmos, took her time to ensure that Elizabeth’s character was solidified before the magic started to happen.

Olmos didn’t only take time with Elizabeth’s character. All of the characters were wonderfully built, and there were definite essential qualities to each of them, making them all distinct. This made the story more enjoyable. The concepts for the otherworldly beings were unique and interesting, setting this novel slightly apart from generic paranormal romances. The supernatural world that Olmos built was effortlessly imaginable and her characters fit there perfectly.

As a romance novel, it has all the textbook moments that make you roll your eyes in case someone is watching, but inside your heart is fluttering. There were cheesy moments, and serious ones. A dose of tasteful erotic content and minor language making it enjoyably raunchy. All in all, it had all the elements I feel are ideal for a paranormal romance, and everything was seamlessly executed.

This book was fabulously edited. I found one tiny error in the entire script which is such a breath of fresh air. I am not a huge lover of romance novels, so I am thrilled to rate this one 4 out of 4 stars. It exceeded my expectations at every turn. I would not recommend this to a younger audience, but to lovers of romance, especially with a supernatural twist. What a treat Chosen was, and I look forward to the second instalment.

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It's clear the author hit the ball out of the park with this one. While it's not my kind of book, your review has me thinking twice. I might check it out. Thank you for the superb review and recommendation. :D
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Thanks for the review. I normally don't read romance novels, but this one sounds like it may be worth reading. It sounds like the author did an amazing job.

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Hi Bianka! Your engaging review has piqued my interest--not to mention the exceptional character development and excellent editing. Thanks for the recommendation!

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I was looking around for books that may pique my interest, and this was probably the first one that I actually clicked on. It sounds utterly amazing and your review has definitely played a big part on my decision, so thank you. I'll most definitely be checking this one out :D

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Ever_Reading wrote:
16 Jan 2020, 06:36
It's clear the author hit the ball out of the park with this one. While it's not my kind of book, your review has me thinking twice. I might check it out. Thank you for the superb review and recommendation. :D
I didn't think it would be my kinda book either! What a happy surprise :)
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Miller56 wrote:
16 Jan 2020, 11:31
Thanks for the review. I normally don't read romance novels, but this one sounds like it may be worth reading. It sounds like the author did an amazing job.
I am also not a huge fan of romance novels! I usually find them disappointing, so what a nice change this was :)
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Cecilia_L wrote:
16 Jan 2020, 11:54
Hi Bianka! Your engaging review has piqued my interest--not to mention the exceptional character development and excellent editing. Thanks for the recommendation!
Thank YOU for your comments :)
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Foreverrmore14 wrote:
17 Jan 2020, 12:40
I was looking around for books that may pique my interest, and this was probably the first one that I actually clicked on. It sounds utterly amazing and your review has definitely played a big part on my decision, so thank you. I'll most definitely be checking this one out :D
Well, if you do decide to read it, I hope you enjoy it :) Thanks for stopping by!
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I love when paranormal beings meld effortlessly with normal. I mean, though I have nothing against being transported into enchanting fantasy lands, I prefer stay-at-home fantasy! You have hooked me on this one. Great review!
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I love romance novel, but not very explicit erotic scenes. I think I'll pass this one. Thanks for the review.
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What a nicely written review. I didn’t even know “paranormal romance” was a genre! I’m not big into romance novels but after reading your review I’m curious to see how such a book would take shape.

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I really enjoyed your great review! :) I love paranormal romance and would definitely give this one a try! A smooth transition between ordinary and paranormal - sounds so intriguing! :)

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Cotwani wrote:
19 Jan 2020, 00:40
I love when paranormal beings meld effortlessly with normal. I mean, though I have nothing against being transported into enchanting fantasy lands, I prefer stay-at-home fantasy! You have hooked me on this one. Great review!
Thanks Cotwani :)
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Julius_ wrote:
20 Jan 2020, 10:10
I love romance novel, but not very explicit erotic scenes. I think I'll pass this one. Thanks for the review.
I totally get that! Thank you for taking the time to comment :)
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