Monday, February 03, 2014

Review: The Replacement by Rachael Wade Blog Tour

Book Info-

The Replacement 
Rachael Wade 
Publication date: January 27th 2014

Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
*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 4* Review-

I received this book as part of the blog tour and in exchange for an honest review.

This is my first book written by Rachael Wade, and it won't be my last!

Elise is living in Gig Harbor and is going on with her life as everyone does. But Elise isn't like everyone else, she has endured years of mental cruelty from her father as she was growing up; so in her words she's damaged. Elise has chosen to try and escape her pain and rejection by using men, unavailable men at that!

She is pretty much labelled as the town whore. Her character is very much what-you-see-is-what-you-get! She has never cared what people thought about her. She has always known what she is and what she wanted, that is until she meets Ryder.

Ryder changes things for Elise. After meeting Ryder she began feeling things that she thought she had no right to feel. Elise is soon overcome with too many emotions.

Can Elise finally overcome all these years of emotional abuse? Can she accept that she is worthy of someones love? Will she let love in?

I loved this book, I love Rachael Wade's writing style. She has made Elise seem real, I could picture Elise doing the things that have been described. 

Elise's father treated both her and her mother horribly making them both feel utterly worthless. When Elise's mother was on deaths doorstep he upped and left showing how much he didn't care for either of them.

Memories from Elise's childhood are always there and haunting her present day life. I got the feeling that deep down inside Elise just wanted to loved and wanted. However, she doesn't do much to help herself by sleeping with most of the males in the town. Two people she hasn't slept with are Jay; her boss and who appeared to be like a father figure to Elise, and Ryder; the maintenance man.

Jay and Ryder are the two people who give Elise a break and who can see through all of the bad things that she has done, they are willing to do all they can to help her, Jay by trying to be fatherly to her and Ryder by trying to show her that she deserves to be loved and can be loved.

This book contains scenes of a sexual nature and also contains a scene of ice cream than many readers may not forget in a hurry!


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About The Author-

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.


  1. Hah now I'm curious about the ice cream scene and I kinda want ice cream! >.< Glad you liked it it sounds like my kind of book for sure!

  2. Louise, thank you so very much for this review and for being on the tour today! The ice cream scene is one of my favorites. :)

    If you have a moment and wouldn't mind posting your review to Amazon and/or Barnes and Noble as well, it would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks again and I'm glad you enjoyed Elise's story.

    Much love,