Ahead of the Darkness – Simone Nicole. Blog tour/Giveaway/Review





It has been a long, long time since I’ve seen your little face, chérie. Not once did you visit. That really hurt; after all, it was thanks to you I was convicted. That’s not something you forget.

 I thought it was time— a visit was due. Seeing as you wouldn’t come to me, I thought it only right I come to you. Sadly, you weren’t home, but your furry feline was more than accommodating . . .

 I’ll be seeing you soon, mon chérie. I’ll always find you . . .
 For six years, a letter has dictated Amelia’s future. She’s running from a past that refuses to stop, always trying to get one step ahead. Amelia is clever and resilient, and refuses to slip up.
 Relying only on herself, she’ll be anything and anyone she needs to survive. But everyone slips up . . . eventually. You can’t always stay ahead of the darkness.



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 Drew is Scottish and says things like “Ye said I cannae kiss ye. Ye dinnae say anything about pawing ye.” and wore a Kilt in one scene. Means he is amazing.

The End.

Ok Ok

 honestly besides the amazingness that is Drew this has a great storyline.

I’m not going to far into it as I don’t want to spoil it!

When I read the synopsis, I was thinking that this was going to be a dark dark story.

While it was dark in places, it also made me swoon and giggle.

Neither character is perfect. They are both flawed and we get hints of Drew’s demons but they remain unknown to us.

The same with Mia, we know she has the flight or fight instinct. In fact the reason she came to the town is she is running. from what? we don’t know until later, but we see in small flashbacks.

This is not boy and girl fall in love, things get fixed, they get married have 7 billion kids and live HEA. 

Yes their is a connection from the start, but the love story happens over time. They have a friendship first. Well a sexually charged friendship.

Mia starts to settle for the first time in her life, making friends, enjoying Drew and not pushing him away, (well basically cos he won’t go!)

everything is going great. Drew is slowly breaking down her walls, and she is breaking down Drew’s. That is until the Darkness of the past catches up with her.

You should be made aware that this is BOOK 1. so there is no HEA at the moment.

Good secondary characters, not that many that you are confused as who’s who. and there is also the good bad 2nd characters. The ones we are supposed to hate.

Oh and did I mention hot HOT steamy sex scenes? Well I don’t think  I did. but I just did then. Drew is one Scot!

I for one will definitely be waiting impatiently for book 2! It has the damn words “summer 2014” so NO IDEA when that is!



“Take a deep breath,” he moved on without comment, “duck ye head under the water, and exhale through ye nose. When ye run outta air, pop ye head back up.” I bit my lip and nodded, but I was less than confident.

“But, what if, what if the water goes up my nose?” I whispered. I sounded like a small child, but I was too panicked to care.
“Hold ye nose, love. Like this.” He pinched his nose and dropped under. It was silly, but I gasped. A second later he reappeared, shaking his head like a dog, spraying water all over me.  I smiled as I tried to hide from the spray. He seemed to know just how to diffuse me. It was bizarre, to say the least, but I was a little grateful.
“Yer turn. Do you need me to hold ye hand?” And sweet Drew was gone. He was back to his usual self.
I scoffed at that offer. “No.” But it might have been nice.
“One. Two.” I pinched my nose, and my pulse beat a million miles per minute. “Three!”
And I was under.
Oh God, oh God, breathe, no, don’t breathe, just … don’t breathe.
So I counted. I counted to ten and that was enough. I broke the surface, and gasped for breathe.
“Ye did good. Just next time, breathe first, aye?” Oh, yeah.
“Yeah, okay. Now what?”
“Now ye try holding yer breath for longer.”
“Aye. The fun comes later.”
I raised an eyebrow. The boys had clearly started to rub off on me. He smirked in return.
“How long can you hold your breath?”
“A while. Why? Ye want to challenge me?”
Do I? “Always.”
He smiled, and shook his head.
“One. Don’t forget to take a deep breath in. Three!” I sucked a huge breath in and we ducked under the cool water.
I watched a little in awe as tiny bibles left Drew’s nose. His hair sort of hovered in the water. He looked so beautiful that I found it easier to be still under the water just staring at him. He wiggled his eyebrows at me and it took all my strength not to laugh, expelling all my air. I did, however, poke my tongue out at him. It wasn’t the smartest thing to do, as when I pulled it back in it, tasted like manky seawater, and I wrinkled my face up in disgust. Surprisingly, I still managed to hold the little breath I had left in. Drew, however, lost all control at my tongue poking or face pulling, I wasn’t sure which, most likely both. He laughed heartily, expelling all his air in a great, big, gust, and had to go back up for air. I broke the surface to hear Drew coughing and spluttering.
“Ha! I won.” I’d be lying if it didn’t give me a little satisfaction that I sort-of won, by default but a win all the same.
“Ye’re a pisser. And ye didn’t win, ye cheated.”
“Oh, and you weren’t trying to cheat by wiggling your eyebrows at me? All’s fair in love and war, baby!”
“Which are we?” he asked softly, and my heart stuttered.

“Ah … definitely war.”


Self-confessed chocoholic and undiagnosed crazy person, Simone can be found climbing Himalayan mountaintops like a ninja, sky diving backwards and rubbing shoulders with billionaires. She is also full of crap, but can read backwards and upside down.
Simone loves all things Disney and alcoholic, and is rarely seen not reading, writing or wearing lipstick, usually of the red variety.



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