Release Blitz with Review: Before I Die by Nikki Ash

July 9, 2020

Title: Before I Die
Author: Nikki Ash
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 9, 2020


Things I want to do before I die:
Go to a club
Get drunk
Kiss a stranger
Go on a mission trip

I’m drowning. Trapped beneath my mother’s expectations. Suffocated by my religious upbringing.
My life has been full of well-crafted decisions—none of them made by me.

On the outside I play by the rules, but on the inside... I have dreams. A list. A tattered scrap of paper tucked away from the world, only I know about.

Some items were easy to check off. Others, though, will require me to take a huge leap out of my comfort zone.

One night changes everything. While at the club for my birthday, so I could check off another item on my list, I did something I never imagined I would have the guts to do: I got drunk and kissed a stranger.

What I wasn't prepared for was how that one kiss would change the course of my life, making me realize life is more than a list to be checked off. It’s about living in the moment so you don’t miss the ones not on the list—the ones you didn’t even know you wanted.

Before I Die isn't what I expected it to be at all.

 It's not the type of book I normally pick up, and to be completely honest, I was nervous when I first started reading it. The innocence of the heroine had me wondering if I'd made a big mistake in my choice, and when she started talking about religion in the way she did, I questioned that choice even further. 

Despite my hesitations, I kept on reading. I've read Nikki's work in the past, so I wanted to give the book a fair shot. I'm so happy I did! It's easily one of the most beautiful stories I've read all year. It's so much more than just a romance. This is a story about what it truly means to be alive!

Nevaeh is the product of a strict religious upbringing with an overly critical mother. To say she's innocent would be an understatement. She's let her mother's judgments and beliefs dictate her entire life, and as a result, she feels stifled and like she's not really living at all. 

In an attempt to rectify that, she makes a bucket list of things she wants to do before she dies. Navaeh thinks completing it will prove she's doing more than merely existing during her time on this earth. When Blaire, Navaeh's best friend, talks her into going to a club for her birthday, she has the opportunity to cross a couple of items off her list... including kissing a stranger. 

Ethan is surprised when the angelic Navaeh walks up to him at the bar and starts devouring his mouth, but he couldn't be more pleased with the interesting turn of events. Shortly after their mind-blowing kiss comes to an end, he excuses himself to attend to some business. Days later, he still can't get the gorgeous woman out of his mind, and she can't stop thinking about him either. 

Soon, Fate throws them together in an unexpected way, and the result is life changing. 

Before I Die is a sweet, emotional romance that will touch your heart in more ways than one. It's a story about living life to the fullest, finding yourself, forgiveness, family, faith, and finding peace. The writing is phenomenal and captivating, and the characters stole my heart. Their story is a layered one with a powerful message, and it's one you don't want to miss! 

Contemporary romance fans, this one's for you! 

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