♕ REVIEW ♕ ARC ♕ FLASH (PENMORE #2) BY MALORIE VERDANT


TITLE: Flash
SERIES: Penmore #2
AUTHOR: Malorie Verdant
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: April 30th, 2018




‘FLASH:’ is a standalone in a series of interconnected standalones in Malorie Verdant’s ‘Penmore’ series. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ 

In this we meet single mother Camille Monroe aka Millie, she may look like she has her life all mapped out for her on the outside with her model appearance and sassy attitude but on the inside little pieces of herself are slowly crumbling into an abyss as each night when her memories of her fairy tale past that she’d nearly had come knocking night after night as even in sleep she relives memories of some of the most happiest to saddest times of her life. 

Enter nineteen year old Cooper Daniels who is also attending Penmore State University on the back of a promise he made to a close friend. But things here are not what they seem, twists and turns that I never saw coming kept me racing through the pages to see how it was all going to end. 

Slowly he knocks down Millie's walls, there are swoon worthy moments as he becomes her knight in shining armour as he protects and cares for her and her daughter and those around her. I loved his character, especially seeing him rise above, from his past to his present. 

Even though it’s been a while since I read book#1 and I’ve forgotten what it was about this is easy enough to get into and follow the plot without having to read the first book within the series. 
I really enjoyed this one so much, the too and fro from these two, the angst, the feels, god the feels this threw my way stampeded on my heart, each page pulled me in deeper and deeper. The characters were surreal and easy to connect with on all levels.

My life is a living nightmare. 
Everything that matters to me always gets taken away. 
He was only eleven and I still couldn’t protect him. 
I won’t let her matter. 
The girl with mermaid eyes and flashy red hair. 
I won’t be the reason heaven meets hell. 

Cooper Daniels just enrolled at Penmore State University because he made a promise to a friend. He had it all planned out. He only had to be at the school for the fall semester and then Cooper would vanish. He’d say goodbye to the fancy college and embrace a lifestyle that was expected of an ex-con. The only problem was Millie. 

Camille Monroe, Millie to her friends, has been struggling as a single Mom. However, with the help of her daughter’s grandmother and uncle, she had finally re-enrolled at college and was going after her dreams. She wasn’t going to be distracted by boys, night shifts or a ghost that refused to leave her alone. Nothing was going to tempt her away from a better future, not even the devil himself. 

Flash is a standalone in a series of interconnected standalones.


Malorie first started reading romance books when she was twelve years old. 



Her mother handed her a copy of Nora Robert’s Midnight Bayou and with resignation said, “Here you’ll love it, just skip the sex scenes.”


It was the only time she ever got to rebel as a kid, because after that day she spent her entire adolescence (and a lot of her adulthood for that matter) sitting inside devouring every romance book ever written