Monday, July 13, 2015

Revealed (The Found #1) by Caitlyn O'Leary with Review

Title: Revealed (The found #1) 
Author: Caitlyn O'Leary 
Genre: Paranormal/ New Adult Romance/ Military 

Tortured beyond Endurance…
Kelly Wachowski has no memory of her life before she was five. Despite being one of the ‘found’ children and her uncanny ability to assimilate languages, she’s managed to live a normal life for twenty years until the day she was kidnapped. Tortured beyond endurance she prayed for death while she dreamed of a boy long forgotten—Noah. 
A Hero with a Secret…
Samson Noah Kukailimoku is another ‘found’ child. His existence was kept secret by the Polynesian family who adopted him. Now he’s a highly decorated naval officer, and part of an elite unit whose mission is to rescue children like Kelly. The closer he gets to finding her the more he connects to her and shares the pain of her torture and the dreams of their shared past. 
A Love That Is More than a Dream…
After her rescue, Kelly is convinced she’s losing her mind as she experiences Noah’s life in a waking dream. Knowing she’s in danger, Noah must save Kelly from herself and those tracking her, moving Heaven and Earth to protect her. Linked by their past, danger and deception follow them everywhere. Together they discover a love and passion surpassing all of their dreams, but before they can have a future together they have to solve the mystery of their past.

I received this arc in return for an honest review. In no way was i bribed or forced to leave the following review. 
Revealed by Caitlyn O'Leary is a story that caught my attention from the beginning. We learn about a group called the found which are a group of individuals that come from another earth dimension. They pop up all around the world at the same time without any recollection of where they came from or how they got there. We get to meet Kelly (Kali) and Samson (Noah) when Kelly is kidnapped by a group of individuals that are torturing her so that they can try to gain information. Sam is part of a group called the elite Navy who are tasked to protect the found. He is sent on a rescue mission to save a woman that has been kidnapped and he has never heard of the female before. When he is shown a picture of Kelly he immediately recognizes her as being Kali his friend from the other world in which they came. He remembers her from when they were children. 
We also get to meet and learn about Kelly who magically woke up in the back of a police chiefs car with no memory of how she got there and only knowing that she was cold and needed a blanket. During her captivity she keeps blacking out and remembering times with her Nana but she can't seem to ever escape the electro- shock therapy they keep putting her through. Once she is rescued she see's Sam (Noah) and thinks that she is hallucinating and begins experiencing flashback of being in the jungle hiding from the enemy wait to kill them but she doesn't understand it because she was never in the military. She convinces her parents that she needs psychiatric help and checks herself into a hospital where Noah comes to find her. Can Noah convince Kali that she is not crazy? Can they build a relationship that will last a lifetime? Or will Kali forever be doomed when it comes to being kidnapped? If you want to know the answers to these question then by all means check out the book.

I was born in Seattle Washington, but soon moved to a small town North of there, which is where I grew up. I’m the oldest of five children, so it was a lively household, and reading became my way to block out the noise. I am an avid reader. I love every genre, but romance and happily ever afters have always been my favorite books. I remember in middle school my biology teacher taking a Rosemary Rogers book away from me; I didn’t understand why—she was certainly teaching me aspects of biology!
As I grew up, I would write stories to entertain myself and my younger siblings. I often wrote their book reports for them. My brothers were only one year apart in age. I wrote a report for the oldest his senior year, he turned it in and got a B+. The next year John turned in the same report to the same teacher and got an A-, the year after that the youngest turned it in to the same teacher and got an A. The teacher liked it better each time he read it!
I’ve worked in corporate America for most of my life, where a lot of creative writing takes place (and if you don’t believe me, you really don’t know corporate America). I blogged to all my employees when I spent six weeks in India—they considered me quite the smartass. My corporate life has allowed me to live in Washington, Texas, Belgium and California.
I have been with the same man for seventeen years. He was born and raised in Texas, and twelve years ago I whisked him, kicking and screaming, to Southern California. Luckily he loves me and wants to be where I am, but he’s still a Texan at heart (although he doesn’t miss Texas summers). I’m a very lucky woman who enjoys swimming, traveling, babysitting her nieces and nephews and doing lots of “research” with her husband for upcoming books.
After being such a fan of romance all my life, I was reading Sophie Oak’s Bliss and Siren in the City series last year, and they weren’t coming out fast enough. I started thinking about a place up in the Northwest, and characters started spinning in my head. Then came Chance. Once he was there, he demanded to be put down on paper. I don’t really write the stories. For real, the stories just come out of my fingers onto the computer screen. Half the time I’m surprised by what ends up being typed! 

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