Saturday, June 16, 2012

See Me by Pauline Allan

Abigail Swanson’s spirit has been battered, her body left for dead, only to recover to find fear and loneliness. Due to an abusive relationship, she is unable to feel the one thing she longs to have again. She builds a lucrative business specializing in the commodity she can’t afford to experience. Passion.

Sean Drennan traded his fists for a portfolio, but the cost was too great. Now considered damaged goods, he’s unable to find employment. Desperate to gather some quick cash, he reluctantly agrees to take a job in the field guaranteed to make him sell his soul.

So what does a successful pornography entrepreneur do when her clients are demanding a tattooed hunk and her performers don’t fit the bill? She puts all her trust in an ex-con who has nothing to lose. For one voluptuous, scared woman it’s love at all costs. For one man it’s a new experience he’s more than willing to fight his way into. Can he save her business and her heart at the same time or will his fighting ways leave him cold and lonely yet again?

What the blurb doesn’t tell you is that Abigail has built a wall around more than her heart; she’s built a wall around her body.  She’s not a perfect size four.  She would be described as zaftig or Reubenesque, and yet she finds hot sex and, well…you’ll have to read the book.

It’s one that will make you cheer for Abigail who hopes Sean will see beyond the fat, and the scars. At the same time, you'll cheer for Sean who hopes Abigail will see beyond his past to the real person inside—the person we all want our partner to see, to know, and to love.  Have the tissues ready.  Ms. Allan will definitely move you to tears.

Length:  Novel
Price:  $6.99

You’ll notice I always include the publisher’s buy link.  That’s because authors usually receive 40% of the book price from the publisher.  Editors and cover artists receive about 5%.  When you buy a book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or another third-party vendor, they take a hefty cut and the author, editors and cover artists receive their royalties from what is left.  So, if a book costs $5.99 at E-Book and you buy from there, the author will receive about $2.40.  If you buy the book at Amazon, the author will receive about $0.83.

Downloading the file from your computer to your Kindle is as easy as transferring any file from your computer to a USB flash drive.  Plug the USB end of your chord into a USB port on your computer and simply move the file from your “Downloads” box to your Kindle/Documents/Books directory.  I actually download my books using “Save As” to a “Books” file on my computer that’s sorted by my publisher, friends, and books “to review,” and then copy them to my Kindle from there.  That way, if there’s a glitch with my Kindle, the books are still on my computer.  Your author will be happy you did when he/she sees his/her royalty statement.


  1. Rochelle,
    Thank you so much for the lovely review! I appreciate you taking the time to read my book. I like to write curvy heroines. I like realistic women finding a gorgeous hero! :) I look forward to checking out your other reviews.

  2. Thanks, Pauline. I would have notified you, but I bought a new laptop and had difficulty transferring the addresses from my old one. ;-( I'm glad you saw this.