Tuesday, July 12, 2016


Series:  Indulging #1
Author:  D.L. Raver
Publish Date:   02.01.2014
Publisher:  D.L. Raver
Category /Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Sports
Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content, adult language, violence, and drug usage.
Grammar/editing:  B – a few small errors
Received from:  Dawna Raver (in exchange for an honest review)
Goodreads link: Indulging in Irelyn
Date completed: 05.30.14

Description from the publisher:
Warning: Don't read this book if you hate f**ked up alpha males, strong female leads, hot sex, and a kismet love story six years in the making. Oh yeah, a plot twist that will leave you reeling.

NFL quarterback, Zolt Hamil was America's heartthrob until a career ending injury changed his life. Years later, he's picked up the pieces and carved out a new path for himself. But the mental and physical scars of that day have left him moody and reclusive, and his only relief is indulging in pleasure and pain with his many one night stands. Though many women have tried, Zolt refuses to care about any of them. Only one woman has his heart; a hallucination of a young, sable-eyed, blonde beauty whom he conjured that painful day on the football field.

On the first day at his new job at a law firm in Scottsdale, Arizona, Zolt comes face to face with his hallucination, Irelyn Wilkes. Their fateful connection and explosive passion for each other pulls them together, and this time, Zolt refuses to let her slip from his life.

But Irelyn has her own demons to fight, and her controlling boyfriend is one of them. He doesn't take kindly to other people playing with his toys, and he'll stop at nothing to keep her by his side.

Can Irelyn and Zolt defy the odds and find a way to be together? Or, will the events set in motion years ago keep them apart forever?

New Adult. Recommended for eighteen and above due to adult content, drug use, language, and sexual situations.

This is the first book in the Indulging series and they do need to be read in order.

I absolutely loved this story.  Ms. Ravers has provided a real page-turner! I finished this in just a few hours, because I could not put it down.

Irelyn had a teenage crush on her football idol.  She was there the day his career ended in a foul play on the field.  Zolt was in so much pain, he believed he had imagined an angel that fateful day.  Hers was an image that remained with him and was the only balm to his tortured body and soul.  Six years later, they meet again.  As Zolt said, “I swear it was like a meet cute from a romantic-comedy film.  She was real and standing in front of me…”  Could they escape the demons of the past and the ones of the present to claim their fated love?

I don’t know whom I love more, Zolt or Irelyn!  First of all, I love the unique names of these two main characters.  They are both strong and they are both weak, as all real humans are.  That’s just it.  Ms. Raver has created characters that I could visualize.  They are people that quickly came into my life and became my friends. 

I MUST read the next book in this series.  In fact, I have already been in contact with Ms. Raver to ask if it was possible to ….let’s call it beta-reading.  You know, strictly to help her out with the grammar and such.  I have no ulterior motive to get my hands back onto Zolt.  You believe me, right?  (She laughed at me!)  Oh well, beta or not, I will be reading the next book in this series.

The Indulging series:
  1. Indulging in Irelyn
  2. Being Zolt (release 06.11.14)
The Colour Wielders series (as Dawna Raver):
  1. Colour Wielders
  2. Severed Colours

Originally posted 05.30.2014 on my previous website
WordPress.com closed that site because I promoted authors and their books

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