Monday, November 2, 2015

Review: #Poser by Cambria Hebert

#Poser (Hashtag, #5)
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Title: #Poser
Author: Cambria Hebert
Series: Hashtag #5
Version Reviewed: Finished, eBook
*I purchased this book myself*

GoodReads Summary:
Posers gonna pose
I am a man who had nothing, but found everything.
I’ll never go back to nothing ever again.
I vowed to protect her, and that’s exactly what I’m gonna do.

The pictures I stumbled upon haunt me still, the secret I shoulder is heavy.
They say secrets put distance between two people, but the truth is far more destructive than keeping it will ever be.

I won’t ever tell. She can’t ever know.
When I look in the mirror my reflection is of who I’m afraid I’ll become and not the man I am.

It makes me feel like a poser, no better than all the others pretending to be exactly who they aren’t.
How does a man keep it together when everything is unraveling right here in his hands?
I didn’t start any of this.
I never asked for it.
But it came knocking at my door.

When secrets and threats knock, I don’t hide.
I open the door.

Because the best way to take down a poser is to be one.
Oh my goodness, this series. Each book just gets better and more amazing than the last. As soon as I think Cambria has written something that nothing else will ever compare to, she goes and writes something even better. I honestly don't know how she does it. This woman is a book writing beast and a damn good one.

From the very beginning I was always extremely interested in Braeden and Ivy. I knew that their characters would end up together and I had really hoped I would get more of peek into their lives. I was ecstatic when I learned that #Selfie was from their point of views and it honestly became my favorite book in the series.

#Poser took its place though. In an instant.  Seeing two characters that you really love finally finding themselves in one another is amazing and is definitely one of the best parts of a story but experiencing life with them after the initial honeymoon period ends is when their story really begins. In #Poser we learn so much about these characters. Through their struggles we get to see who they are as individuals better than we ever have. Things get hard and life gets tough and that's when someone's strengths and weaknesses are revealed.

There are definitely some moments in this book that brought tears to my eyes. The pain that Ivy goes through is unbearable but she emerges so strong and finds herself finally free from everything she's been feeling and wondering about herself. I know Rimmel started it all but I have no shame in admitting that Ivy is and has always been my favorite. She's such a strong female even when she thinks she's broken.

And poor Braeden. The secret that he had to hold on to for so long was one of the hardest things he has ever had to deal with.  And he's dealt with some pretty heavy shit. But he remains strong for his girl. That says a lot about who he is as a character and how much he wants to keep her safe.

Speaking of characters, we also get a peak inside the mind of one of the not-so-well-liked characters. I know that Cambria was nervous about how her readers were going to respond to her including Zach's point of view but I'm glad that she did. It totally worked for the story and gave us a glimpse of his motivation for his actions all the way back to book one.

This book is so good. Guys, if you haven't picked up the Hashtag Series yet, please do so. You won't regret it.

I wish #Heart was already available because I would definitely jump straight into it.

Rating: 5 Stars.
Favorite Character: ALL of them!

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