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Release Blitz with Review: Paradise Fought: Abel by L.B. Dunbar

 

Title: Paradise Fought: Abel
Series: Paradise #1
 Author: L.B. Dunbar
Genre: Contemporary New Adult Romance/MMA
  Release Date: January 25, 2016
 Blurb

I’m not a fighter.
I was born into a fighting family. As the middle child, I was overlooked in favor of my older brother.
He took the negative attention, too. In comparison, there’s nothing special about me.
I’m not as big as Cobra. I’m not as strong as Cobra. He’s the alpha.
I’m a beta.
The second son.
The lesser one.
The one never encouraged to fight, never encouraged to do anything, but stay out of my father’s way.

I’m not a lover either – but I wished to be – that’s why I needed her.
I met a girl in the pouring rain.
Sounds cliché, but it’s true. It changed everything.
Because of love, I learned to fight.

Betas come second, but in this fight, my story is first.

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My Review

“Your heartbeat matches mine.”

“This will be the greatest fight ever fought.” “Brother against brother.” “A fight to the death.” ” All for love.”

What a brilliant, brilliant read!! One of the first things that caught my attention regarding this book was the cover. And if you know me, you know just how much I love a book cover. And this one, just intrigued me. It made me want to read the synopsis and find out more. And once I read that synopsis, I knew I had to read this book.

Now, as a fan of L.B. Dunbar’s work, I know I’m about to experience something rather extraordinary. See, one of the things I love about this author’s work is how she takes a story that we all know and love and not only gives it a modern twist, but she puts her own unique spin on it. And this book does not disappoint. Paradise Found: Abel, follows the story of Abel and Elma. Told from dual points of view, this story pulls you in from the very first page and you will find yourself unable to put it down. From the moment I encountered both Abel and Elma, I wanted to know more about them. They had amazing chemistry and I found myself instantly captivated and intrigued by them. Each of them had their own demons to battle and never realized just how their paths would cross. I loved watching them fall in love; despite everything. I loved seeing them overcome their challenges and life’s expectations and face those demons head on.

What else can I say about this book? This book is totally unique and very entertaining. The story-line is intriguing and the characters are impossible to not fall in love with. There is action and romance. There is angst and drama. There is pretty much something for everyone. It’s swoony and sexy and just leaves you begging for more. And in the end you are left with that “Wow, that was an awesome read” feeling! This series is off to an amazing start and I can’t wait to dive into the next book!

* I was provided with an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

Excerpt 

If I thought I was going to make a speedy getaway, I was wrong. My savior caught up to me, half way down the walk, outside the finance building. He was quick and a large hand wrapped around my upper arm.

“Whoa, sister,” he said, slightly out of breath. “You almost got away from me again.”

“What?” I questioned. I had no idea what he meant: again.

“Never mind,” he muttered, his hand still on me. I looked down at it and he immediately released me. My eyes pinched as I realized I didn’t mind his hand on my skin. There was something nonthreatening about him. He seemed rather innocent, studious, actually. His shirt was buttoned almost to the top and tucked into his pants. The sleeves secure at the cuffs. His jeans were snug and hugged him well. He wore dark rimmed glasses that screamed smart. Brown boots looked too new on his large feet. It was like he had the right parts but the wrong combination.

His blue eyes were soft and easy to look into. They practically spoke to me, but I had no idea what he was saying. His dark hair was disheveled, a bit shaggy, but cool looking. He kind of looked like a pop star, which was a little too sugar sweet for me. His form was questionable. It was hard to tell what kind of body he had under those clothes. He looked rather preppy, like half the guys at this university. I didn’t want to think about it. I’d just sold my soul for another semester.

“So when do you want to do this?” I asked. His blank stare told me he had no idea what I meant.

“Us,” I said, pointing between him and me.

“I…” His voice trailed off as he gawked at me. His expression changed from confusion to shock.

“I didn’t buy you to sleep with you,” he said, a touch of disbelief in his voice. His face turned crimson, then fell. “Why, have you done that before?” It was my turn to be surprised and offended.

I turned on my heels and began stomping away from him. He was too quick and he caught me again. His hand on my arm halted me. This time he didn’t release me when I peered down at his fingers wrapped around my bicep.

“Look. I need help,” he blurted. His face pinked a little, and it was sweet. “I don’t need help with sex. I need help with before.” His tone dropped, and he looked side to side to see if anyone would hear him. I took his meaning.

“You don’t know how to do foreplay?” I questioned in a loud whisper, trying to hide my astonishment. How could anyone have sex and not know a touch of foreplay?

His face pinked again.

“Not that,” he said, sounding like a child. “The flirting. The dating. The…other stuff.”

I was stunned. I stared at him, taking in his features again. He was kind of cute, leaning toward the potential for good looking. He couldn’t possibly need help with this request. The confusion on my face made him speak.

“I don’t know how to flirt.” The words swirled between us.

“I don’t understand.” I didn’t. I didn’t know what he wanted from me.

“I need lessons how to be…cool: with girls. Call it a tutoring session. I need to learn how to be…seen.” His voice took on a touch of sadness. He couldn’t possibly be serious. I continued to stare at him. My mouth might have actually dropped open a bit, and I noticed he was watching my lips. It was a little exciting the way he stared at them. I licked them and his pupils dilated, filling in more black over the blue. His expression changed. Knowingly, he blinked when he realized I was teasing him. His lip quirked up and a dimple showed in his cheek.

“I need to date you,” he blurted. “To learn how to do, what you just did to me.”

Author Bio

L.B. Dunbar loves the original legend of King Arthur. Inspired by this classic tale, she pulled over to the side of the road to take notes when it hit her that if King Arthur lived today, he’d be a rock star. A lover of fairy tales, myths, legends, and anything with happily ever after, she loves to read and write contemporary romance. Her Legendary Rock Stars series is complete with the final tale: The Trials of Guinevere DeGrance, but the story began with The Legend of Arturo King. She also wrote The Sensations Collection, which includes five stand alones based on the five senses in a small town setting near Lake Michigan. Raised on one side of that lake, she grew up in Michigan, but now lives on the other side, in Chicago. Mother to four, wife to the one and only, and teacher to hundreds of former students, she looks forward to sharing more stories in the future.

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Release Day Blitz and Review: Unforgettable by Melody Grace

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Title: Unforgettable
Series: Beachwood Bay #8
Author: Melody Grace
 Release Date: June 8, 2015
“Sizzling hot and super emotional – the perfect combo!”
– NYT and USA Today bestselling Lauren Blakely
“Sexy, sweet, and swoon-worthy.”
– NYT Bestselling Emily Snow, author of the Devoured series.
An Unforgettable series ending …
Blurb

“My dearest grand-daughter, Listen to your heart, believe in a brighter tomorrow, and always, always leave room for dessert.”

Noelle Olsen has never been impulsive, but when she inherits the old family bed and breakfast, she surprises everyone by quitting her corporate job and starting over in Beachwood Bay: the sleepy coastal town that’s home to old memories, new friends — and the one man she never saw coming.

Ash Callahan isn’t looking for love. He’s built his real-estate empire out of discipline, control, and cool logic — so why does one kiss from a carefree stranger send his world tilting off its axis?

Their connection is undeniable; the chemistry, impossible to ignore. But just as Noelle considers opening her heart again, the pair find themselves facing off over the town’s future — and their own. With so much as stake, will they find a way to bridge the divide, and build a love that’s unforgettable?

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My Review

 “There’s nothing dependable about the way she makes me feel. Bold. Reckless. Wild. It’s an intoxicating rush, just being in the orbit of her whirlwind energy. The vivid pulse ricocheting from every smile, every touch. Like a ray of light and color bursting from the grey, making me question everything I’ve always believed in. Making me wonder why I’ve been running so long.”

Unforgettable is the final book in the Beachwood Bay Series. It is also the second part to Ash and Noelle’s story. Ash and Noelle spend one unforgettable night together. A night that Noelle keeps replaying in her mind. Caught up in the rat race of the corporate world, Noelle doesn’t have much time for herself. She’s constantly working and wondering if this is the life that she wants. The death of her beloved grandmother changes her perspective on things. She makes a shocking decision to quit her job and return to Beachwood Bay and try to keep her grandmother’s memory alive. The one thing she wasn’t counting on was running into Ash again. Ash lives a busy life and love is definitely not on his mind. He lives and breathes for work. The night he spent with Noelle was the first impulsive thing that he’s allowed himself in a very long time. But, he’s determined to put that night behind him. He needs order in his life. Boy was world turned upside down when Noelle showed up in Beachwood Bay…..

I am so sad to see that this is the end of the road for this series. I know that all good things must come to an end, but I just love this series and these characters so much. Unforgettable was a great way to send this series off. It gave me everything that I have grown to love about this series. I loved the angst, romance, drama and the characters. Honestly I loved everything about it. I laughed. I smiled. I swooned. And the epilogue brought tears to my eyes. It was the best possible way to end this series. Fans of Melody Grace and her Beachwood Bay series will not be disappointed. As sad as I am to see this series go, these characters will not be forgotten. They will always hold a special place in my heart.

* I was provided an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*


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Excerpt
“Watch out!”

The packed crowd in Jimmy’s bar suddenly shifts, and I go slamming into someone.

“Sorry!” I put my hands out to keep from falling, and a pair of strong arms grip me tightly, keeping me on my feet. “I didn’t see you—” 

I look up, and the words fade on my lips. The room disappears—all the noise and jostling crowd blurring into background static.

It’s him.

Ash. The man from the masquerade party. The one who led me on a wild night of adventure—and never called me the next morning. He should be five hundred miles away, but he’s here, in the middle of the crowded bar in Beachwood Bay, looking at me like I’m a ghost.

I know how he feels. It’s impossible, it has to be. But I can feel his hands, gripping me tightly; feel the warm, solid muscle of his body against mine.

I know those hands. I’ve explored that body. There would be no mistaking them, even if I wasn’t gazing into his piercing dark eyes, the ones branded on my memory.

Oh my God.

The moment stretches, electric. Then someone slams into me again, and Ash yanks me back. Suddenly, the world rushes in again.

“What are you…?” I whisper, still not able to believe it. “I mean…”

I fight to collect myself, but before I can form a coherent sentence, Ash grabs my hand and pulls me across the room. He’s moving so fast, I can barely keep up: I hurry after him, through the crowd and down a back hallway.

“Where are we going?” I gulp, my heart racing. “Slow down. Ash!”

He ignores me, pulling me after him, up a flight of stairs, and through another door. We emerge on the rooftop, a flat expanse decorated with string lights and a view of the whole bay. I barely have time to catch my breath before Ash brings his hands to my face, pushes me back against the wall and kisses me so hard I forget my own name.

Yes.

Just like before, the chemical reaction is instant: a flare of heat surging through me, so bright it blots the world, like staring straight into the sun. I part my lips, greedy for the taste of him, loving the sensual caress of his tongue as he slides it deep into my mouth.

Ash groans against me, and I arch up, wrapping my arms around his neck to pull him closer. He’s gripping me so tightly, my body is crushed against him; my back hard against the wall. He threads the fingers on one hand roughly through my hair, pinning me in place as his mouth continues its devastating exploration.

There’s no way to explain it, how my body responds to his touch. Touch-paper to a flame; igniting like never before. I run my hands through his dark hair, slide across the muscular contours of his back, gripping at his shirt and kissing him with everything I have. I can’t think, I can’t breathe, I just fall deeper into the kiss, our passion obliterating every last thought from my mind.

It’s a rush of glitter in my veins, of soaring fever and a low, aching need. Desire consumes me, hot and demanding, until suddenly, Ash wrenches free.

I gasp for air, sinking back against the wall. My legs go weak as his eyes rake over me, blazing darkly with lust. “What are you doing here?” he whispers harshly.

“I…” I can’t find the words, I’m still reeling with shock—and desire.

A shadow crosses his face. He shakes his head, looking dazed. “No,” he mutters, cutting me off. “This isn’t happening.” Before I can say another word, he turns and strides away from me, slamming the exit door with a crash. I’m left alone on the rooftop with nothing but the sound of my own beating heart.

Author Bio
Melody Grace is the New York Times bestselling author of the
Beachwood Bay series. A small-town girl turned SoCal beach lover, after
spending her life with her nose in a book, she decided it was time she wrote
one herself. She loves steamy romance novels, happily-ever-afters, and lusting
after fictional menfolk. She lives in LA with her two kittens, Bucky Barnes and
Steve Rogers.
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Blog Tour: Until July by Aurora Rose Reynolds

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Meet Wes & July in Until July! 

Until July is book one in the spin-off series: Until Her!

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until july coverWes Silver wasn’t looking for love, but when July Mayson literally knocks him on his ass during their first encounter, his world is turned upside down by the quirky blonde, and every moment with her makes him more determined to protect her.

July Mayson doesn’t understand the pull she feels toward the bad boy biker Wes Silver, but she knows being with him is like nothing she’s ever felt before. Now all she has to do is tell her overprotective father, Asher Mayson, that she’s found her boom.


My Review

BOOM. That moment when Aurora Rose Reynolds characters have their BOOM moment….Is there anything better??

Let me start off by saying that I am a big, big fan of Aurora Rose Reynolds and her Until series. I was so sad when we got to Until Nico, because this was one series i wasn’t ready to say goodbye to. Then I found out that we were getting a spin off series, Until Her, and I was over the moon. I could not wait to get my hands on this book and let me tell you, I was not disappointed! Not one bit! I love the alpha male characters that Aurora writes and she knocked it out of the park with this one. I mean hello, biker alpha! Yes please!

Honestly, I was a little scared in the beginning. I mean, the bar was set high and I was a little afraid that this book wouldn’t meet my expectations, but let me tell you, I was worried for nothing.This book hit all the marks for me. I was hooked on Wes and July from the moment I met them. Their connection instant. Their chemistry scorching, off the charts, HOT! I couldn’t get enough of the two of them together. Wes was the total alpha male and the perfect match for July.

Until July is a wonderful addition to the Until series. I devoured this book in half a day. As soon as I read that first page, I knew I was a goner. There was no way I was putting this book down. I loved everything about it. The characters were great and easy to connect with. It was hot, sexy, intriguing, and entertaining. It had drama, action and the perfect amount of romance.

I really enjoyed Wes and July’s story. It was absolutely perfect and left me with the biggest smile on my face. The Until Her series is off to a great start and I for one can not wait to get my hands on the next book in the series, Until Jax.  Fans of Aurora Rose Reynolds: You will NOT be disappointed!

*I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*


Excerpt: 

I sit up when I see a few bikes in the distance. I don’t recognize their patches, but that doesn’t surprise me. Tennessee has a huge MC community, and there are always new clubs popping up all over the state. I slow down as I close the distance between us.

The closer I get, the more details I can make out. The group of about five bikes in front of me are all Harleys, all ranging in colors from almost purple to black. None of the men are wearing helmets, which is the complete opposite of me, who is covered from head to toe in black leather. Even my helmet is all black, with leather piping.

I take the men in, noticing they are all well-built, their leather cuts displaying a large eagle, with its wings spread wide like it’s midflight. The talons of the bird are carrying a long stem rose, with petals falling off it onto their club name, The Broken Eagles. I begin to speed up and pass them one by one, thankful for the security of my helmet, the black visor making it impossible to see me.

I keep my head straight until the last guy, the one who is at the front of the group, catches my attention. From the back, his hair is the first thing I notice. It’s slightly long on top and buzzed on the sides. My eyes move to the expanse of his back, the wide set of his shoulders, and the tan skin covering his lean muscles. His bike is low to the ground, and the bars are in front of him in a way that he has to stretch his arms straight out, causing every muscle to flex and move, making it look like the tattoos are alive and dancing.

My eyes skim farther down over his chest, which is covered in a white tank top tucked into a pair of light jeans, and around his waist is a black belt with a large silver buckle. I continue to pass him, my eyes shifting from the road to him and back again. This time when I look over, his head is turned towards me, and if I didn’t know any better, I would have swear he is looking directly into my soul.

“Holy shit,” I whisper, taking in his hair, the set of his jaw that is covered in days of stubble, and a pair of light eyes I can’t quite make out through the tint of my helmet. He is seriously hot, but equally scary-looking. I look from him back to the road. It must not have been even a second, but when my eyes go to the asphalt in front of me, I see a bird that is trying to make its way across the road, its wing hanging in an awkward position. I swerve to the right just in time to miss the poor animal.

“What the fuck?” I hear roared, and I look over my shoulder at the man who is now coming up quick on my right side. I yell an apology over the sound of my engine and his pipes. Do a quick wave and take off, lowering my body and pulling back the throttle, wanting to get away from them. Dude looks seriously pissed off, and even though I hate leaving the bird behind without helping it, I would like to live to see my next birthday.

I think I’m in the clear, but then the sound of pipes fills my ears, and I don’t even know how it happens, but they all catch up with me, surrounding my bike. I can’t make out what they’re saying, but my stomach starts to roll at the sound of their voices. I feel my side to make sure I have the Taser my dad insisted I carry.

I see a clearing and pull my bike off to the side of the road. I know this is probably one of the stupidest things I have ever done, but if they keep chasing me like they have been, we could all end up seriously hurt. I pull over and don’t even shut down my bike. I just lower my kickstand as my heart, which was already beating hard, begins to bang violently against my ribcage as they surround me.

“What the fuck is wrong with you?” the guy who was at the head of the group asks, stepping in front of my bike.

I shake my head as my words get lodged in my throat.

He pulls me off my bike, and the men who are with him begin yelling obscenities as well.

“Sorry,” I croak out, and I don’t even know if he hears me as his hand goes to the collar of my leather jacket, where he shakes me hard. My hand accidently presses down on the button that ignites the Taser. The loud crack fills the air, and his eyes go wide then he falls to the ground, and I fall on my ass and crabwalk backwards. I look up when I hit something, only to meet the eyes of another man, who looks pissed.

“Get up,” he growls, picking me up. My feet flail under me as I’m lifted off the ground with my hands restrained behind my back.

“Hold him still,” the guy who I had tasered growls in front of me as I try to get away from the anger I feel coming off him. His hands go to my head and he rips my helmet off, causing my hair to float down around me.

Complete silence descends. I swear no one even takes a breath. 

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Until November (Book One) Until Series

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 About the Author:

aurora bioAurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat who’s husband served in the United States Navy. She has lived all over the country but now resides in New York City with her Husband and pet fish. She’s married to an alpha male that loves her as much as the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration everyday. In her free time she reads, writes and enjoys going to the movies with her husband and cookie. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to nowhere, or spends time at home with friends and family. Last but not least she appreciates everyday and admires it’s beauty.

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Blog Tour & Review: Always You by Stephanie Rose

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 Title: Always You

Author: Stephanie Rose

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: March 26, 2015

Synopsis:

To Samantha Christensen, Lucas Hunter was always the guy—the sexy, smart and unattainable man she pined for throughout college. To Lucas, she was a treasured friend, a younger sister he felt the need to protect. She had a choice—to wait and hope, or to settle.

When they meet again years later, Lucas looks at Samantha and sees a woman he wants—even though she’s not free to take. As they renew their friendship he finds he’s falling hard, and can’t accept any less than all of her.

Samantha realizes there’s hope with Lucas. Will she finally have a chance to be happy with the man she’s always loved, or will obligations and insecurities stand in their way?

Can Samantha and Lucas convince each other that they belong together? That it was Always You?

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My Review

Always You follows the story of Samantha and Lucas. Samantha has had a crush on Lucas for as long as she has remembered, but he has never once looked her way. When Lucas gets an opportunity to move to the west coast, Sam finally decides that it’s time to move on. She moves on with Marc. At first things seem wonderful. He’s the perfect guy. They fall in love, get married and have a baby. Now, many years later, Sam and Marc’s marriage is slowly deteriorating. He’s jobless, mean and just plain lazy. He’s out all the time and doesn’t even take his wife into consideration. And worst of all, he acts as though his child is a burden. Why, oh why does Sam stay with Marc, you wonder? The answer is simple. She does it for her daughter.

Lucas has always had feelings for Sam. He’s always treasured her and felt the need to protect her, but the timing was never right. Years later, Lucas finds himself back home. When he meets Samantha again, he finally sees what he’s been missing all along. Only the problem is that she’s married. The more time they spend together,the more they fall into the easy friendship that they’ve always had. They’re both trying to fight what they’re feeling, but are both falling hard. When life throws Lucas and Samantha the opportunity for happiness, will they grab on to it with both hands? Will Samantha finally get the life that she deserves?

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What an amazing debt novel by Stephanie Rose. The writing in this story is so captivating, so real, so palpable. When I read words like these:

“No!” Lucas yelled as a tear ran down his cheek. “You’re mine, Samantha–and I’m yours. You, me, Bella. We’re a family. My family. This is not what you think it is. I would never hurt you like that. I love you so much. Always you. You’re my life, my everything, my fucking world. I’ll never let you go. I can’t. I won’t.”

I couldn’t help but be hooked. This is one of those stories that sucks you and you can’t help but read every last word. I devoured this book. I savored every last word. I was rooting so hard for Samantha to get the life and love that she always deserved.

“I love you because of the way you look at me–like I’m a superhero who can do anything. I love you because I can’t picture my life without you”

“Superheros need a girl they can save, so she can save them right back.”

Lucas and Samantha’s road to HEA was not an easy one. They had so many obstacles and insecurities to overcome. I was hoping and praying that things would work out for them. They are exactly what a second chance romance should be.

Always You is such an amazing read. I have been looking for a really good, angsty read and this one more than delivered. I loved the characters. They were so real and easy to relate to. Their situations captivating, pulling at my heart and never letting go. Always You is a beautiful story of friendship, love, finding that second chance and never giving up. The perfect amount of angst and romance. As I said before, this is an amazing debut novel and I can not wait to read more from this author in the future!

*I received an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*


Excerpt

“Shit, Sam! Baby Girl, are you okay?”

God, please no. Calling me Baby Girl now was like sticking a knife directly into my already broken heart. Lucas lifted me off the ground to help me stand. He wrapped his arms around me and kissed the top of my head. I always loved when he did that, but now it hurt like hell. It was torturous, but I let myself feel him one last time. I wanted to remember the way he smelled, how his arms felt like home—but he wasn’t my home anymore, and it killed me to know that.

I pushed out of his hold and looked at his face. His beautiful face. His blue eyes were still glassy, but they were red now. I didn’t want to believe what I saw. I wanted to look at the unshed tears growing in Lucas’s eyes and think it meant he really loved me, and he would never ever hurt me.

I saw an empty cab coming up the block and raised my arm to hail it. I must’ve fallen hard as blood trickled down my wrist when I held my hand up. The cab slowed to a stop and I headed to the curb where it waited. I willed myself to stop crying at least until I got inside.

Lucas grabbed my arm again, shaking his head. “You can’t leave like this.” His voice was cracking. “I need you, I love you. You know me, Sam.”

I shook my head sadly. “No. No, I don’t.”


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Playlist

Alone – Heart

See You Again – Carrie Underwood

Still Into You – Paramore

(You Want To) Make A Memory – Bon Jovi

Come To Me – The Goo Goo Dolls

Run – feat. Sugarland – Matt Nathanson

Beneath Your Beautiful – Labrinth

Lonely Tonight (featuring Ashley Monroe) – Blake Shelton

Colorblind – Counting Crows

Make You Feel My Love – Adele

Stay – Rihanna

Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye

Start of Something Good – Daughtry

I Touch Myself – Divinyls

Hanging By A Moment – Lifehouse

It Was Always You – Maroon 5

Superman Tonight – Bon Jovi

Endlessly – Green River Ordinance

Love Someone – Jason Mraz

Almost Is Never Enough – Ariana Grande

Say Something – A Great Big World, Christina Agullera

Without You – Max

I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz

Sorry – Buckcherry

All I Wanted – Paramore

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

All In – Lifehouse

By Your Side – Tenth Avenue North

Turning Page – Sleeping At Last

Marry Me – Jason Derulo

You & I (Nobody In The World) – John Legend

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

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About The Author

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Stephanie lives in the Bronx, New Yourk with her superhero-obsessed husband and son.

Her day job is marketing, but she always has a story in her head.

This lifelong New Yorker lives for Starbucks, book boyfriends, and 80s rock

After spending most of her youth watching soaps, Stephanie has an obsession with angsty drama and hot romance.

She’s excited to finally bring the characters she’s been dreaming about to life!

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Blog Tour & Review: Pretty Pink Ribbons by K.L.Grayson

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Title: Pretty Pink Ribbons

Author: K.L. Grayson

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: March 24, 2015

Cover Design: Perfect Pear Creative Covers

Photographer: Tomasz Zienkiewicz Photography

Synopsis:
Dying . . .
Dead . . .
Deceased . . . It doesn’t matter how many times I say it or how many different names I give it, it still means the same thing. One of these days I’ll be nothing but a passing memory, a familiar face in a forgotten photo. But there’s three things I need before this life of mine ends . . . I need to tell him I love him more than life itself.
I need to feel the strength of his arms wrapped around me just one more night.
Most of all, I need him to forgive me.Eight years ago I broke the heart of the only man I’ve ever loved and today I’m moving home in hopes that he’ll let me put it back together. I’m not sure how many breaths I have left, but I’ll use each and every last one fighting for what I destroyed.My name is Laney Jacobs and this is my journey.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23496174-pretty-pink-ribbons?from_search=true

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My Review
Heartbreaking. Beautiful. Well Written. Captivating. Those are just a few words to describe this amazing book. Finding the words to give this book the justice that it deserves was a difficult task for me, but I’m going to give it my best shot…..
Pretty Pink Ribbons follows the story of Laney and Levi. Eight years ago, Laney made the biggest mistake of her life. Forced with an ultimatum, she choose following her dreams over love. A decision that she has regretted since the moment she made it. Now, eight years later, Laney is moving back home. She wants to try to make up for her mistakes and hopes that Levi will give her a second chance before it’s too late. When Laney left  Levi, he was devastated. He promised himself that he would never fall in love again. For eight years, he’s tried desperately to erase her memory. Just when he thinks that he’s finally moved on, Laney comes back into his life. Levi finds himself confused. He wants to be mad at her, but is finding that to be nearly impossible, especially once they hash things out. When the truth comes out, will Levi and Laney be able to get past the hurt and have a second chance?
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It is so hard to believe that this only K.L. Grayson’s second book! It is so well written, it feels as though she has been writing for ages. From the moment I read this synopsis, I knew I had to get my hands on  this book. I knew it was going to be life changing. I was not prepared for how deeply this book would effect me. Pretty Pink Ribbons is beautifully written and you can tell that this book was written from the author’s heart. I could not put this book down. I devoured every word, every moment of this book. There were so many times where I was brought to tears. This book wrecked me and broke me in the best possible way.
The characters are absolutely amazing. I was hooked on Laney and Levi from the very first page and just had to know more about their story. Their connection and chemistry was so beautiful. I was crossing my fingers and rooting for them to be able to find their way back to each other. The secondary characters were just as amazing. I adored Mia and Benny. They were the absolute best friends Laney could even ask for. Their strength and love was so inspiring. Everyone needs friends like those in their life. And I really hope that we get to see more of them in the future.
Pretty Pink Ribbons is not an easy read. The subject matter is tough and real. Your heart will break and it will feel as though you going through all of this with Laney. That being said, this is a book about strength, determination, fight and the power of love. This is one of those reads that will stay with you for a long time. I loved everything about Laney and Levi’s story. I highly recommend checking this one out!
*I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

Excerpt

“I wish it was someone else,” she croaks, swallowing hard. “There are thousands of bad people in the world, but it happened to you.” I watch her eyes fill with tears and then I look away. It’s pathetic of me really; that I’m unable to look my best friend in the face when it’s obvious that she is struggling with this almost as much as I am. But I’ve cried my fair share of tears and although I’m certain my tear ducts have yet to dry up, I don’t want to cry tonight. Somehow I know that if I watch Mia break, then I’ll shatter right along with her.

“I’m glad it’s me.” She gasps, startled by my words, and I rush to try and explain. “If it wasn’t me, it would be someone else, and I would never wish this upon someone else. You know that saying that God will only give you what you can handle?”

She nods

“Sometimes I tell myself that he just thinks I’m really strong and I can handle it, whereas someone else couldn’t.”

“Does that help?” she asks. “Does that make you feel better about it?”

“No, but it eases my mind. Sometimes when I’m having a good day, it brings me peace, however temporary it may be. But no, it doesn’t make me feel better.”

“Peace,” she whispers, seemingly trying the word on for size. “I want you to have peace.”


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About The Author

KL Grayson

K.L. Grayson resides in a small town outside of St. Louis, MO. She is entertained daily by her extraordinary husband, who will forever inspire every good quality she writes in a man. Her entire life rests in the palms of six dirty little hands, and when the day is over and those pint-sized cherubs have been washed and tucked into bed, you can find her typing away furiously on her computer. She has a love for alpha-males, brownies, reading, tattoos, sunglasses, and happy endings…and not particularly in that order.Website: http://booksbyklgrayson.wix.com/klgrayson

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