Monday, September 8, 2014

Blog Tour: The Replacement/The Prisoner by Rachael Wade

The Replacement & The Prisoner by Rachael Wade
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult

Synopsis for The Replacement (January 24th 2014):
*Contains sexually explicit content and mature subject matter, including language and elements of abuse.*

A gritty New Adult drama about a young woman’s self-destructive quest to find purpose, self-worth, and love in a broken world.

My name is Elise Duchamp. I’m twenty-three years old and I’m known as the town whore.

No, not the kind who exchanges sexual favors for money. The other kind. The kind who gives it all away for free, whenever and however she likes. I am that girl. The one everyone whispers about and the one none of the girls seem to like, because all of their boyfriends either want to sleep with me or already have. Promiscuity is my thing—the kind that slowly, violently turns my insides black, but gives me something I need.

All things considered, I’m not completely reckless. I’m safe, and contrary to popular opinion, I do have a heart. I live in a world of careless choices, and with those choices come careless people. I cannot judge them, because I am one of them. I too bow down to the altar of the self-serving. I am not a good friend. I am not and never could be anyone’s girlfriend. I’m convinced any goodness in me shriveled up and died long ago.

But I am a replacement. That is something I know how to be, and this is a story of the lengths I’d go to in order to keep it that way.
My Review: Elise Duchamp lives life with her own set of rules. With a love of Paris and a dream of one day looking up at the Eiffel Tower, Elise practices her French and waits for the day that she has enough money to follow her dream. 
That's the sweet side of Elise. 
The other side is the side everyone knows about, whispers about, and talk behind her back about. That side of Elise is a whore.
To make herself feel better if even for only a little while, Elise throws herself into the arms of men - men with girlfriends, men with wives... Men that she doesn't have to commit to.
But when Ryder Jacobson walks into Elise's life he throws her world into a tailspin and makes her want to reach for the stars.
Rachel Wade's writing is addictive, page turning and intriguing. With every line on the page you are drawn into Elise's world. You sometimes want to hate her because you've been the woman who has been cheated on before, but most of the time you want to figure out what happened to make this beautiful blonde so incredibly broken. Elise's character is real. She's raw and emotional and damaged but she's strong and she has the will to make a break from the life she's been living if only she can see it.
Ryder is a man every girl dreams of, that I dream of. A hot tatted bibliophile who loves to travel.. Where can I find myself one? His patience, his understanding and his love are just the thing that Elise needs even if she thinks she doesn't. The perfect match to keep her on her toes, Ryder is a good guy. Scratch that, Ryder is a great guy.
Rachel Wade's The Replacement is a book unlike any other I have ever read. The writing is incredible and the plot is amazing. Once you picked up The Replacement you don't want to put it down. 
I loved this book and I give it FIVE+++ STARS.
Synopsis for The Prisoner (July 24th 2014):
***THE PRISONER is a novella (approx. 25,000 words) intended to be read AFTER The Replacement. Contains explicit material and language.***

My name is Christian Walker, and Elise Duchamp is my drug of choice.

No matter how hard I try to break the habit, it’s a lost cause. Okay, maybe I haven’t really tried to quit this particular habit. All I can think about is owning her. Making her mine. Can you really blame me? With that sinful body, luscious mouth, and wicked tongue, she’s every man’s dream, and she knows it.

No one is immune to her charm, not even me, a man who has everything—a beautiful wife, an office with a view, and more money than most people can spend in one lifetime. Only I know how to make her toes curl. Only I know her body better than the other men she screws in her free time. None of them can compare to me.

But the joke is on me. I’m the prisoner.

The one who will never compare to him. The one man who makes me see red. His name is stored in her cell phone. It’s the first one she calls out to, the first one she cries for when all hell breaks loose. Ryder Jacobson.

The name makes me cringe.

She loves him, and I love her. In my own way, I always will. But the bad guy doesn’t always belong with the bad girl. Sometimes the bad girl needs a good man to believe in her, to give her that final push toward ultimate transformation. I wish I was that good man. That I could be her happily ever after. I guess that’s the thing about prisoners, though. They’re left alone with their torment, and in the end, they have no one to blame but themselves.
My Review: The Prisoner is a companion to The Replacement and is a short novella that takes place from Christian Walker's point of view.
Christian, one of Elise's previous lovers reminisces about his moments with Elise from the first time he met her until the day he let her go.
One thing remains steady throughout The Prisoner is his imprisoned heart still left in Elise's hands. Although a cheater, Christian did truly seem to care about Elise - or at least what he knew about Elise. She was never able to let her guard down and let Christian in and although he sees this, all he wants is the make Elise his.
The Prisoner is his story. The story of one of Elise's many lovers. And it's a good story at that.
Four stars for The Prisoner and for Christian Walker. I can only hope that one day you find what you are looking for, Christian.

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Rachael Wade is the Amazon bestselling author of The Preservation Series, The Resistance Trilogy, and the upcoming sci-fi series, The Keepers Trilogy. When she’s not writing, she’s busy learning French, watching too many movies, and learning how to protect animals and the environment. Visit her at and, or come chat with her on Twitter via @RachaelWade

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1 comment:

  1. Great reviews, Jessica! I love the sounds of this series and how complex the characterization is. I like it when an MC is a character you're meant to dislike - personality wise - but end up at least understanding their motives you know. I'll have to check this one out myself! :)