Sunday, August 17, 2014

Statistic by Dawn Robertson



Attempted Murder.
Aurora Alexander is everything headlines are made of.

Newly divorced single mother Aurora Alexander is trying to move on with her life.
After a string of unsuccessful blind dates, she turns to internet dating.
Everyone does it, so it has to be safe. Right?


What makes a person tick? Is it the way they are raised? Perhaps it is a genetic predisposition. Our DNA coded from the moment of conception to write out the entire way our life will play out. Of course some things will be left to chance; fate better yet. But I can tell you from personal experience, some people are just born bad. I always did my best, despite having the genetic odds stacked against me. Saying I didn't win the parental lottery would have been one of the understatements of the century. Yet, I was always able to skate by in life. Trying not to become a statistic. Little did I know other people would take my choices away from me. I guess most of my problems started when I got married. I was such a naïve twenty year old. I thought the world was all sunshine and roses. He was my world, my reason for living. That was until he lost interest in me. A high risk pregnancy, bed rest, sex restrictions, and a colicky baby will kill intimacy for anyone. Breastfeeding isn't sexy. Neither are the stretch marks Liam left me with. I didn't care, and I still don't. But he did, and that is why I caught him in bed with my eighteen year old babysitter when my son was barely three. I know, my life is starting to sound like a soap opera. I wish these were the darkest days. Back then, I thought they were. I thought going through a divorce with a four year old son was the end of the world. Ha. I wish I would have known what my future would hold. What damage could be done at the hands of a stranger I thought I knew. Does anyone truly ever know another person? My answer to that question would be no. Even the most open and honest people have dark secrets. Shit they would never reveal to anyone. You know you have those type of secrets, we all do. Hell, I do. I typically would never tell anyone. Except since the world knows most of them now, it is my turn to tell my own story. The true story of Aurora Alexander. The real dangers of picking up strange men on the internet under the guise of dating, and new beginnings. It all began as a game. A way to spread my wings, and learn the dating game after being out of it for a decade. It ended in a violent attempt on my life. I am a fighter. I have lived to tell my story. No one can silence me. Not even him.

4.5 Stars

Aurora always figured she got out of her crappy home life when she was a kid without becoming a statistic like other kids. Now she has a new kind of statistic she's a part of, single mother, divorce. Now she's going out navigating the waters of online dating world and learning about finding good men in between all the bad who message her just because her pictures looked good and are looking to get laid.

Aurora has had some bad luck in her life, parents who didn't care for her, a husband who cheated on her when she needed him most, her luck or rather lack there of in the blind dates her friends set up. Now she's found not one, but four men who might have potential to become more in her life. But strange happenings have her questioning her judgment. Will she be able to figure out who's a keeper, who's not worth her time, and who's out to get her?

Aurora is strong and independent woman now compared to who she used to be when married to her husband. She can take care of herself, but knows when it's ok to trust in someone else to help her. Her life might not have been all sunshine and daises, but its made her into who she is today. And she definitely wouldn't have traded all the hard years because it gave her, her son.

There are allot of ups and downs in Aurora's journey, but I loved seeing her learning to be herself. If you think you know who's who and how this story will go you'll find yourself wrong at every turn. And then there's the ending let me tell you about one killer of an ending! I definitely can't wait to see more!!


Author Bio:

Dawn Robertson is a two time best selling, twenty-something indie author, and mother. She lives in sunny senior citizen packed Florida, where she wrangles her flock of kids and writes smut.
Dawn can normally be found swearing like a sailor, making late night drive-thru appearances, arguing with her kids (or being run over by their power wheels), reading a steamy romance while hiding in her bathroom, writing her little heart out on her laptop (or dragging her Macbook to the Genius bar praying they can save her latest work in progress), shopping for My Little Pony goodies, being the life of the party at a book signing, or sipping on a smoothie. She loves to hear from her fans, readers, and authors alike. Feel free to drop her a message.
Dawn rarely takes life seriously, so be sure to expect heavy sarcasm from her. She is also the life of the party, so be sure to meet up with her at one of the many author events she will be attending in the next couple months. Buy her a shot of whiskey, and she will love you for life.

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