Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Under My Skin by Laura Diamond - Book Review & Giveaway

About Laura Diamond

Laura Diamond is a board certified psychiatrist currently specializing in emergency psychiatry. She is also an author of all things young adult—both contemporary and paranormal. An avid fan of sci-fi, fantasy, and anything magical, she thrives on quirk, her lucid dreams, and coffee. When she’s not working or writing, she can be found sniffing books and drinking a latte at the bookstore or at home pondering renovations on her 225 year old fixer upper, all while obeying her feline overlords, of course.

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Review by Suze

Adam and his parents moved from the United Kingdom to America so he could get better healthcare. Adam has heart problems and his arrhythmia is severe. Even regular daily life with all his special adjustments is becoming too strenuous. He needs a new heart and he needs it quickly. Will he get the chance to survive this and to be able to live?

Darby is good at getting in trouble. Her twin brother is looking out for her. He's a model son, student and athlete and it's difficult for Darby to keep up. She loves painting, she's great at it and it's her whole world, but she isn't her brother and people keep comparing them. One awful night changes the course of her life forever. That is when she meets Adam and he makes her think about everything she's always believed in. Only is he safe to hang out with?

Under My Skin is a beautiful romantic story. Adam has a tough time and can hardly do anything because of his heart problems. Laura Diamond describes his condition with accuracy and compassion. She's perfectly captured what it feels like to be gravely ill. She knows feelings through and through and it shows. Her book is all about emotions and what happens when things suddenly become too much. I love the way she tells her story and think it's amazing.

Under My Skin is a moving book about a difficult topic. The writing has a nice flow which makes it easy to read and that gives the reader more time to process what the story is all about. I think Laura Diamond found the exact right tone of voice for her story. It's sensitive, honest and real. There are plenty of unexpected twists and turns as well. The ending is surprising and gripping and it made my head spin. I think Under My Skin is a fantastic book with impressive main characters.

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One  winner will receive at $5 Amazon Gift Card and a digital copy of Under My Skin by Laura Diamond


  1. I loved the discription of the book, it sounds like a great read.

  2. This sounds like such a great read.

    Megan @ reading away the days

  3. Sounds very interesting, the premise of the book, thank you for sharing :)

  4. Sounds very intriguing!


  5. Thanks for the chance, sounds like a good one for romance fans.
    CL Chin

  6. I haven't read a good romance book in awhile - this one sounds interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Sounds intriguing. Love the cover too.

  8. A story about someone who is really ill, that I can identify with. Unique plot line :)

  9. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  10. I like the background of the character as its unusual.

  11. I like the background of the character as its unusual.

  12. Sounds really interesting, I'm already intrigued about the story. And love the cover!

  13. Interesting possibility, will have to source & give it a read!

  14. Thank you for this giveaway!