Monday 17 February 2014

Book Blitz - Acts of Desperation by Emerson Shaw

Title: Acts of Desperation
Author: Emerson Shaw
 Release Date: January 14, 2014 


"Acts of Desperation has a great deal to offer readers of all kinds. It is a flawless blend of romance and revenge. A great love story, perfectly balanced with romance and intimacy.(with a few WOW moments you won't soon forget!)" ~ Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
"Action packed from start to finish! Amazing debut novel and can't wait for more from Ms. Shaw!" ~ Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
"This energetic story has you riding the roller-coaster of your life with its twists and turns of love, deception, thrill, and redemption! "Acts of Desperation" has 'movie-in-the making' written all over it!" ~ Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
"This fast paced story had me on an emotional roller coaster full of peaks, valleys that had me glued to my screen. I love a story that has me laughing, crying and wanting more all at the same time. Make this debut by Emerson Shaw a must read on your list. I couldn't put it down and I'm sure you won't be able to, either! " ~ Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

**This highly anticipated debut novel was inspired by actual events.**

Sember is a strong-willed attorney who’s got it all: the budding career, the condo, and a marriage proposal right around the corner.

When her sister, Sarah, needs a new attorney, Sember is torn. She wants to help Sarah, but she is terrified her emotions could compromise the case. With so much at stake, failure isn't an option.

In walks Jax Alexander, a brilliant legal mind from New York who excites Sember’s body and mind. When he offers to take on Sarah’s case, he provides hope in a hopeless situation. Sember and Jax are thrust together as their passion ignites.

As a web of lies is exposed, Jax works tirelessly to reveal the truth behind Sarah’s case. But, he has a dark secret shadowing his past that threatens to destroy everything.

In the midst of so many lies, can Jax really be trusted? His secret could put Sarah’s case in jeopardy and could cost Sember her life. Will he risk it all to save them, or will he cut and run, leaving destruction in his wake?

Sometimes, desperate acts call for desperate measures.


I loved how this book portrayed the bonds of sisterhood. I have one sister myself and I know how we would both do anything for the other. Sember was a great, strong female lead. I loved her take no shit attitude. I loved how much she loved her sister and her nephews and tried everything she could to right a wrong for them. 

And Jax, le sigh, Jax was such a great companion for Sember. These two were absolutely made for each other. It was great to see the dynamic of their relationship blossom throughout the book.

What really made this a good read for me is that a lot of the things Sarah, Sember's sister, went through during her divorce happened to Emerson Shaw's sister in real life. Yes, the POS brother-in-law in this book is an actual person. 

Romance, the bond of sisterhood and suspense, this book has a little something for readers of every taste. I enjoyed it.

4 stars 
~ Review by Erin


Emerson Shaw was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She released her debut novel, Acts of Desperation, in January of 2014. It is a fast paced romantic thriller that was inspired by actual events. Read the inspiration behind her story at

When she is not writing, she focuses her time on being a good mother and wife. She is excited to be opening this new chapter of her life.


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