Monday, July 6, 2015

*Review* Gabriel's Treasure by D.M. Earl

Genre: Romance/MC
Published: July 4, 2015
Pages: 196
Ages: 16+


Gabriel “Doc” Murphy found the woman he’d planned to treasure for the rest of his life in a young, shy girl he had seen being bullied in a hallway between classes when they were just kids. Over the years, Doc loved and protected her with all he had, until the day came when he received news that there was something that could take her away from him…Cancer. Being faced with the possibility of losing the love of his life, Doc would turn the world inside-out to save and keep the only love that could shatter him, body and soul, if he couldn’t save her. 

Fern knew the instant she fell into Gabriel’s arms all those years ago, that she had found her “one and only.” He became her everything-owning her heart and soul. As they made it through their life journey together, nothing could tear their unbreakable bond. Life struggles, financial losses, and even devastating miscarriages didn’t stand a chance until the day she received the phone call that finally shattered their world to the core, leaving Fern preparing for the fight of her life.

As Doc and Fern struggle through each day, praying for a miracle, one presents itself. Do they dare have hope, or do they accept that the fight is over as a dark shadow waits patiently to make a move to alter their lives forever.


I was hired to proofread this book. The only feedback I provided was on spelling and grammar. The author was not and is not aware that this review is being written and posted. I made that decision on my own because I review every book I read. If you feel this connection makes my review unreliable, so be it, but this is my honest review of the book.

So this is the third book in a series and I haven't read the first two. There were times where I felt like I would understand things better, like the connections between all the characters and some of the secondary characters back stories, but it didn't negatively affect my experience with this story heavily. If anything, this book made me want to go back to read the first two to hopefully get clued in to those things I felt I was missing. 

This story frequently had me on edge, basically wondering when the other shoe was going to drop, expecting it constantly. The author did a good job of making me care about these characters very early on in the story even though I haven't read the first two books. I really feel like I know Gabriel and Fern, and like I'm now a part of the Horde too. 

The story is told in first person, alternating amongst several of the characters, but sticking mostly to Gabriel and Fern, and I think that is part of why I feel so close to the characters now, because everything felt so personal while I was reading. 

Overall I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. It kept me on the edge of my seat and entertained me even though I was focusing on finding spelling and grammar errors. I would definitely recommend it to fans of MC books. - Katie 

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About the Author

D. M. Earl lives in Northwest Indiana. She is an avid reader and will devour a book usually in a day. She reads anything from romance, contemporary, erotica and dark reads. Loves to rider her Harley next to her hubby. Also D.M. likes being outdoors either working in her veggie or flower gardens or just hanging with her 10 four legged fur "kids."

Connelly's Horde is her first published work released July 3, 2014. This is a Novella in her series Wheels & Hogs. Cadence Reflection Book 2 released on 11/21/2014. Gabriel's Treasure Book 3 in the series released on 7/6/2015. 

Also D.M. started a second series, The Journals Trilogy which is filled with suspense and a much darker read. Anguish #One released on May 11, 2015. The Journals #Two and #Three will hopefully release before end of 2015. 

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  1. Wow Katie thank you. I value your opinion highly and an touched by your lovely description of my book. I am glad you felt part of the Horde and especially in touch with Gabriel & Fern. Thank you for taking this on for me as your final look completed this story.

    1. You're quite welcome. It was my pleasure working with you on the proofreading for this book. - Katie