Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Traces Of Me



I love finding a new book and recently I have been reading outside my comfort zone.  It is all to easy too stick to the same genre, sometimes you need to try something new.  For me that came with the Fifty Shades books, which I loved, so when I was given the chance to read Traces Of Me by Tracy Kiss I jumped at the chance. 'a modern day Bridget Jones meets Fifty Shades rendition that is not for the faint hearted'



The story centres around April, who is approaching her 30th birthday, who, as the book starts, is waiting on her date, Shaun, arriving.  April is a shy, quite, plain woman who is overlooked by society, an ugly duckling.  I don't want to give much away as it will only spoil the intensity of the book, trust me it gets intense!!

I totally agree with it being a mix of Bridget Jones and Fifty Shades.  Why? Well, April is not the most confident girl in the world and doesn't love herself the way she should. She only sees the bad things never the good in herself.  Shaun helps her see who she really is but as she starts to change things, such as wearing more make up and the likes, her confidence booms but he does not like it.  As for the Fifty Shades side of it, well, lets just say there's plenty of hot and heavy sex scenes that will leave you a little stunned to say the least.  I love that two of my favourite books have pretty much come together to create Traces Of Me.

The thing that stood out most for me whilst reading this, was how the story taught us to love ourselves no matter what, we are the only ones who can make the changes.  It looks at relationships, how they are fragile and how love doesn't come easy. It is full of important life lessons so it is a must read.

Given the nature of the book I would say over 18s only.

I can relate to the main character in the book. I looked at myself as a plain and nothing special most days being honest. When I met my now husband I was honestly surprised that he found me attractive and liked being with me. That is when I started looking at myself differently. I felt more confident and happy with just being myself.

I am really looking forward to finding out more about April and after that ending I need to know what happens next. I am not going to spoil it for you so you will need to check it out.

If you would like to purchase the book you can find it over on Amazon for the Kindle priced at £1.99 which is a great price for an amazing book,


40 comments:

  1. Sounds more interesting than Fifty Shades of Grey which I wasn't that keen on. I like the fact that the story isn't about some pretty, very young thing.

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    1. I loved fifty shades but this had more to it and a character that people can actually relate to x

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  2. I do like a bit of romance in a book - thanks for the recommendation x

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    1. No problem :) let me know what you think xx

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  3. I have never read 50 shades. That sort of book just doesnt do it for me

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    1. I like the main character in this book and the message behind the story, its not just about romance which is a nice twist

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  4. Oooh - sounds saucy! I hope she ended up more confident from the experience.

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    1. I wont spoil the ending! You should give it a read xx

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  5. This sounds like a great holiday read - with lots to it. And it's good value too, which is another boon!

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    1. its brilliant! Its a great book for a fantastic price x

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  6. This doesn't really sound like the kind of book I would usually read but you have intrigued me - I thought 50 shades was badly written and boring x

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    1. This one is so much more than the naughty side, I would go as far to say it is better than 50 shades because of the message the book sends x

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  7. I loved Bridget Jones, but was totally bored by 50 shades - didnt even finish it!

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    1. You will like this, yeah it has a little bit of 50 shades to it but the message stands out more x

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  8. I think I'd love this, I really enjoyed 50 shades x

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  9. Glad you enjoyed the book, I've not gone down the 50 shades of grey route, I tend to keep my fiction a bit less raunchy! lol

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    1. Thanks. I will be honest, I never thought I would be reading the raunchy stuff lol x

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  10. I have to admit I haven't read 50 Shades of Grey, it just doesn't appeal to me for some reason. I do love Bridget Jones though so perhaps a step out of the comfort zone is needed.

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    1. This is really good, the message is an important one and does not centre around the naughty side x

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  11. Now I love Bridget Jones but Fifty Shades does not appeal to me at all. Not sure how i feel about this book being a mix of the two

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  12. Oh that's really affordable - once I charge my Kindle I am totally up for buying that. That merge of books sounds great and I love books that teach you lessons about yourself. Literally just finished one.
    Great review x

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    1. It is a brilliant price for a great book. Let me know what you think of it x

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  13. I so ought to do more reading, i used to read lots but dont seem to have time these days

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    1. I sometimes have trouble finding time but I wait until the kids are in bed now lol x

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  14. This sounds like my kinda book! Loved Bridget and Fifty Shades!

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  15. It's good to read books that are outside of your comfort zone. I'm in a book group and I like the fact that it makes me read different things.

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    1. Sometimes it is good to step put the comfort zone. I am part of a book group on Facebook which is fun.

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  16. I agree with reading outside your comfort zone, it's amazing what you can discover that you suddenly love!

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    1. I have found so many great books that normally I would have left on the shelf. x

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  17. Definitely not one for me, but I will point the Mrs in this direction :o)

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  18. Sounds loads more positive in message than 50 shades which I have been refusing to read all this time as everyone tells me it is sexist and badly written. This sounds much more promising - thanks for sharing!

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  19. Not my usual style of book I must admit but sounds worth a look at :)

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    1. It is brilliant, you wont be disappointed x

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  20. This is interesting and I must get reading books again. I love Bridget Jones but I've never read 50 shades. Thank you for sharing :)

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    1. no problem :) it is honestly a good read xx

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