By: A.D. Ellis
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Elizabeth Decker views herself as shy, totally average, and pretty much insignificant. She’s nothing special, at least not compared to her little sister, Audrey. Elizabeth is content with her plain and lonely future; she’s too insecure to contemplate a relationship thanks to her sister. Audrey is a bombshell and uses this to get what she wants. She’s a girl who will stop at nothing to control anyone and everything around her. She craves power and doesn’t care if she has to hurt Elizabeth to get it.
Nathaniel Morgan has spent his whole life fighting for his twin brother, Nicholas. Somewhere along the way, he lost himself. Now he’s just getting by. He’s devoted to his family, but emotionally detached from the women he burns through like wildfire. He has no plans of getting into something as complicated and committed as a “relationship”.
Nicholas Morgan has placed the new librarian, Miss Elizabeth, on a pedestal and is begging her to meet his twin brother, Nathaniel. Elizabeth and Nathaniel agree to meet, for Nicky. Both are caught off-guard when unexpected sparks fly between them. This was not in their plans. Will Nathaniel and Elizabeth be able to escape a past that still plagues them? Or, will the past, suspicions, and insecurities come between them one too many times?
**This is a contemporary new adult romance. It should only be read by ages 18+ due to adult themes and situations. This is a stand alone book.
*****5 Heartwarming Stars*****
Let me begin by saying that For Nicky was probably one of the sweetest and most heartwarming stories that I have ever read. It definitely had its ups and downs, and not all of this book is all sunshine and roses, but overall it was just as sweet as can be.
I didn’t know I needed that when I began this book, but judging on how I felt after reading, I definitely needed everything this book gave me!
For Nicky tells the story of Elizabeth and Nate who find themselves drawn to one another after they give it all chance thanks to Nicky, Nate’s twin brother. What happens when these two connect is nothing short of beautiful, and their story is one that I just ate up.
What I simply adored about For Nicky:
- The sweetness. Like I said this book was just sweet, and truly beautiful. The love story itself was sweet, but it was everything else that was sweet too. Nicky for instance made this story and its sweetness, and all of the positive and light interactions between these characters just added more.
- Elizabeth comes into her own. Elizabeth’s character really comes into her own over the course of this story. In the beginning she is meek and held back, and by the end she is anything but that. She finds some true inner strength within herself and in the end she knew exactly who she wanted to be inside and out. Reading that transformation was awesome, and her growth over the book feels so real world and is utterly relatable.
- Nate is a downright good guy. Nate was just good. He had a heart of gold, and he made my heart melt many times over the course of this book. He had his moments where he had to think about the things he did that were not so great. And there were a few moments where his head was up his ass, but through it all he was still that good guy I loved. Score one for the good guys!
- Nicky. Nicky’s character was one that I loved the instant I met him. I freaking adored him, and loved him to pieces. I loved getting to read the brief glimpses into his head throughout this book. I also loved getting to read his relationships with those around him. Getting to know more about Nicky made this book exceptional, and he is truly a character I won’t soon forget.
- The ups and downs. This book puts Nate and Elizabeth through a helluva lot on their road to being together. They go through so much individually and together as a couple. I liked that though because it was extremely authentic and real world. It was also believable as hell. Both of these characters have things to work on and work on they do. All of that work shows how much they go through to be together and to get to where they want to be. So I gladly enjoyed all those glorious ups and downs.
- The emotions. This book has a lot of emotions that come across in a pretty remarkable way. You feel every single emotion each of these characters feel. You get 4 perspectives in this book, and 4 different sets of magnificently crafted emotions. All that emotion makes it simply easy to connect with all of these characters. (And yes I’m including Audrey in that one! Read the book and you’ll see what I mean!)
- Audrey, Audrey, Audrey. Audrey was definitely a memorable character. In the beginning I absolutely loathed her. With all the downright horrible things she does and says, that’s not too hard to understand. But when everything was said and done, I completely changed my tune. I felt like I got to understand her in a whole new way, and she ended up being one of my favorites. I honestly can’t wait to read her story and figure out what in the world was going on in her head to make her do the things she did.
- The build of the relationship. I felt that A.D. Ellis did a phenomenal job of creating a book that had a natural build to a relationship. It wasn’t too fast. It was realistic. It felt really real, and it was what I would think would happen in a relationship that involved the feelings, questions, doubts, and excitement that Elizabeth and Nate’s had. Right down to those butterflies in the stomach, this author captures that build exceptionally.
- The theme of acceptance. Accepting yourself and others for who they are is a prominent theme in this book. What honestly sets it apart is that within the love story being told, you feel the theme of acceptance weave its way through. That theme is vital to the story, and it makes the story and characters shine. It also made this book hit very close to home for me. (I mold tiny human’s minds, and specifically seeing how Nicky was accepted and just loved brought me so much joy while reading!)
- The real world issues. This book tackles some very real world topics with bullying and name calling. That made this book for me because of how that connected to my own life and profession. It also just strikes a chord, and will truly make you think, which is always fantastic while reading.
For Nicky was just a beautiful book. Its characters were well developed, the story flowed, and it all just worked. This book was engaging from the very first word to the last, and its multiple perspectives give so much insight into every aspect of this book.
This book truly was as sweet as can be, so be sure to check it out today!
A.D Ellis was born and raised in a small farming town in southern Indiana. An avid reader from the time she learned to read, A.D. could often be found curled up somewhere with her nose in a book. Most of her friends were not such book enthusiasts which earned her a few snickers when she was constantly reading.
A.D. had always dreamed of being a teacher. She earned her degree in Elementary Education from Indiana State University in 1999 and her Master’s Degree from Indiana Wesleyan in 2003. A.D. has been teaching in the inner city of Indianapolis for 15 years. While she’s taught several different grades, fourth grade is her favorite. They are learning independence by 4th grade, but most haven’t learned the attitude yet. A.D. loves teaching fractions, variables, probability, and graphing in Math. She loves almost all aspects of English Language Arts. Figurative language, theme, making predictions, drawing conclusions, inference, context clues, making writing come to life, A.D. loves it all! Her students may not be in agreement with that excitement.
A.D. met her husband in college in 1996 and they married in June of 2000. A.D. lives in a south side suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband and two school-aged children. When she’s not reading or writing with music blaring, she can be found shopping at thrift stores, reading to her children, and running.
A.D. had always pondered the idea of writing a book, but until recently it was a far off dream. In today’s age of independently published authors, A.D. decided to take a chance and try her hand at writing. She has learned so much during this journey and is having a world of fun with it.