Coming July 2014 – “Masters of Seduction” by Lara Adrian, Donna Grant, Laura Wright, & Alexandra Ivy
MASTERS OF SEDUCTION
Publication Date: July 14, 2014
Format: Trade Paperback and eBook (all formats)
Authors: Lara Adrian, Donna Grant, Laura Wright and Alexandra Ivy
In the realm of the Incubi Masters, pleasure is to die for and love is the deadliest game of all . . .
Surrender to sinful pleasures and forbidden passions with Masters of Seduction, the sizzling new paranormal romance novella series from New York Times and internationally bestselling authors Lara Adrian, Donna Grant, Laura Wright and Alexandra Ivy.
This all-new, never-before-published boxed set contains the first four novellas in the Masters of Seduction series. Each book in the collection is approximately 20-25,000 words.
Merciless: House of Gravori ~ by Lara Adrian
Soulless: House of Romerac ~ by Donna Grant
Shameless: House of Vipera ~ by Laura Wright
Ruthless: House of Xanthe ~ by Alexandra Ivy
The Masters of Seduction collection releases July 14, 2014 in eBook (all formats) and trade paperback. Pre-order now in ebook for just 99 cents!
(Reckless Beat #2.5)
By: Eden Summers
Publishing Date: 3/7/14
Genre: Contemporary Romance
In Vegas, a lot can happen in twenty-four hours.
What do you get when you mix a rock band as hot as Reckless Beat, women strong enough to capture several of the bad boys’ hearts, and a bet that sparks a competitive streak?
Boundaries will be pushed, alcohol will be abused, and loads of sarcasm will be shared.
Once the games are over, it’s time to make a commitment. But love in the limelight is never easy. The past is trying to catch up with the present, and the pressure may be too hard to handle.
Seduction, torment, laughter, and heartbreak—one reckless weekend will test each member of the band and the women who’ve claimed their love.
My reaction after reading Reckless Weekend….Wowza!!!
Eden Summers gives us Reckless Weekend with all the characters from previous books and the rest of the Reckless Beat guys/gals (who have not gotten their book yet) showing up. We get to have Mitch back and what he is currently going through with his fiancee and preparing for their upcoming Wedding. First though, they are going to have fun in Las Vegas with their close friends. (Oh did they have fun…or craziness I should say) We even get Blake and Gabi and what they are going through. Blake and Gabi’s story continues with some major heartaches. Poor Blake and Gabi! =*(
I loved how Eden gave us Mason, Sean, Ryan and Leah’s POVs too. I loved knowing what they were going through and what to expect from them. Sean is such a bad boy and so is Mason. Sean has guts in this book though and so does Leah. After reading this short novella I’m ready to find out more about the other characters.
Be prepared for some wild rides in this short novella. You will get scenes that involve bikini waxing, piercings, crazy drinks, and mishaps at the salon. Some of the previous characters are put through tests with each other and what they continued to work on through their books before.
I look forward to the next book in the Reckless Beat series even more now, especially with the ending of this book. Eden how could you do that…leave me hanging like that?
This book is very STEAMY, so be prepared to have several cold showers after certain scenes. Oh yes…it may be a short novella, but Eden can sure put in the sexy times between the characters. (Eden knows how to write steamy sex scenes and even erotic moments without the sex) Holy crap…the damn piercing scene…before the person got pierced) LOL Can I say I want more of that tattoo/piercing guy!!!?
I give this book 5 full moons and highly recommend it to readers out there that have an obsession with rock star romance.
I received a complimentary copy of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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Welcome to BLM’s stop on Jessica Scott’s It’s Always Been You Blog Tour brought to you by Grand Central Publishing (Forever).
It’s Always Been You
(Coming Home #5)
By: Jessica Scott
Publishing Date: 3/4/14
Genre: Military Contemporary Romance
Captain Ben Teague is many things: a tough soldier, a loyal friend, and a bona fide smart-ass. He doesn’t have much tolerance for BS, which is why he’s mad as hell when a trusted colleague and mentor is brought up on charges that can’t possibly be true. He’s even more frustrated with by-the-book lawyer Major Olivia Hale. But there’s something simmering beneath her icy reserve-and Ben just can’t resist turning up the heat . . .
Olivia looked away. The first packet was heavy in her hand. “The quick summary is that you have five drinking and driving, two assaults, three hot urinalysis tests and five soldiers caught with other intoxicating substances.”
“Define ‘other intoxicating substances’? What the hell does that mean?”
“Huffing, spice, bath salts.”
“Bath salts? What the hell are bath salts?”
Olivia pulled out her phone and pulled up a website explaining the drug. “They’re really new but we’re starting to see more of them. They’re meant to be a synthetic drug that mimics cocaine and ecstasy but they’re really bad stuff. Some of it is variants of plant food.”
Ben reached for her phone and angled it so he could see. His hand was big and rough against hers. Hot where their skin met. If he noticed, he didn’t give any indication. “Plant food?”
Olivia tried to ignore how his hand felt against hers. Because, oh yes, she’d noticed. Heat spread across her skin, sliding up her forearm and tingling down her spine. “Soldiers will smoke anything these days,” she said quietly.
“That’s a whole ’nother discussion,” she said, easing her hand out of his. “The short version is that intoxicating substances are prohibited by regulation and I advise you to do two things with these kids: send a strong message that this behavior won’t be tolerated but also enroll them into drug abuse counseling to send a message that you’ll help those who want it.”
Ben studied the paperwork in front of him. Tormented emotions flickered over his face and it was everything she could do not to ask him what was on his mind. She didn’t have time or reason to go crawling around Ben Teague’s head but that didn’t stop the want pulsing warmly over her skin.
“I know this kid,” Ben said quietly. “I served with him downrange last deployment but ever since he’s come home, he’s been nothing but trouble to the old commander. Zittoro has three previous drug charges,” he said.
“Private Zittoro is a different case. I recommend you separate him from the military under a chapter nine, rehab failure.”
She heard his quick intake of breath. Saw the conflict flicker over his sharp features.
He cleared his throat roughly in the awkward silence. “Zittoro… he’s got nowhere to go. He’s got a deadbeat dad and his mom is… well, she’s not winning any parent of the year awards.” His fist clenched on the table in front of her. “If I throw him out of the army, what happens to him? He’s an addict.”
She flinched at the pain in his words. Ben had only been a commander for a couple of hours but the strain was already obvious in his voice.
“You can’t save everyone,” she whispered. She waited until his eyes met hers.
“You know that, right?”
There was no comfort she could offer. This was the burden of command: to balance the needs of the army over the needs of the individual. A tightrope he had to walk alone.
All she could do was give him the facts and her opinion. But in that moment, she had the sudden urge to save him from this. “If you keep him, do you have the manpower to keep going to his room and making sure he hasn’t overdosed every night? Do you trust him enough to give him a weapon and believe he’ll do his job?”
Ben’s throat moved as he swallowed. “Guess not,” he said quietly. He leaned back and it was as if a wall of glass crystallized between them. “What other fun things do you have in there for me?”
Olivia wasn’t convinced by the sudden shift in Ben’s mood but now wasn’t the time or the place for digging any deeper. She reviewed the rest of the drug packets, watching him tense more with each one. She stopped after the last driving under the influence.
“Why is this bothering you so much?”
He offered a half-assed cocky grimace that failed to mimic the smile he was going for. A pretty shitty attempt to cover the darkness twisting beneath the surface. He took a deep breath. “I’m a big boy. I’ll do what has to be done.”
“I didn’t imply that you wouldn’t. But that doesn’t mean it’s not bothering you.”
He drummed his fingers on the table. “Let’s finish this up. I’ve got to get down to my company and start digging out from the mountain of crap that my predecessor left me.”
He brushed her off. The action was as insignificant as a paper cut.
She leaned back and picked up the next packet and wished it didn’t sting like it did. Then she made the mistake of meeting his gaze. There was such a dark lack of hope in his eyes. A bleak resignation to the things he was forced to confront. She almost reached for his hand. It would have been a simple gesture of support. But he looked at her as though a single touch might have shattered him.
He was not her problem. She didn’t do damaged and introspective.
Because there were people counting on her not to get distracted.
But looking at him now, she wondered about the glimpse of the tired warrior she saw behind those tormented brown eyes.
USA Today bestselling author Jessica Scott is a career army officer; mother of two daughters, three cats and three dogs; wife to a career NCO and wrangler of all things stuffed and fluffy. She is a terrible cook and even worse housekeeper, but she’s a pretty good shot with her assigned weapon and someone liked some of the stuff she wrote. Somehow, her children are pretty well-adjusted and her husband still loves her, despite burned water and a messy house.
She’s written for the New York Times At War Blog, PBS Point of View: Regarding War Blog, and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. She deployed to Iraq in 2009 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn and has served as a company commander at Fort Hood, Texas.
She’s pursuing a PhD in Sociology in her spare time and most recently, she’s been featured as one ofEsquire Magazine‘s Americans of the Year for 2012.
It’s Time!! The STONE COLD TOUCH cover is here!
We cannot wait to share the cover for Jennifer L. Armentrout’s STONE COLD TOUCH with you all! STONE COLD TOUCH is a young adult paranormal romance by Jennifer L. Armentrout and is the second full-length novel in The Dark Elements Series being published by Harlequin Teen. You’ll want to add this to your TBR pile ASAP. Check out this amazing cover!
Stone Cold Touch
(The Dark Elements #2)
By: Jennifer Armentrout
Expected Release: October 28, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Genre: YA Paranormal
Every touch has its price
Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could.
But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay…
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“Constantly entertaining…the narrative sizzles with as much tension as romance.”
—Kirkus Reviews on White Hot Kiss
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WHITE HOT KISS!
ABOUT WHITE HOT KISS:
One kiss could be the last.
Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she’s anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.
Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she’s crushed on since forever.
Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she’s not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn’t an issue, considering Roth has no soul.
But when Layla discovers she’s the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.
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# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.
She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.
Claimed by a Demon King
(Eternal Mates #2)
By: Felicity Heaton
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Intent on achieving the coveted position of commander at Archangel, Sable leads her small team into the dark underworld and the Third Realm, to a war where her allies are the very creatures she normally hunts—vampires, werewolves, and demons. Her eagerness to lead the deadly mission has everything to do with winning her promotion, and nothing to do with the kingdom’s brash, lethally seductive demon king—a king who stirred fierce desire and wildfire heat in her with just a look and an innocent touch when they first met, and has been in her wicked dreams ever since.
As the gathering storm between rivals unleashes irresistible passion that flares white-hot and the heat of the battle brings life-shattering realisations, can Sable place her duty before her heart? Or will she surrender to her deepest desires and be claimed by a demon king?
Silence of the Wolf
(Heart of the Wolf #13)
By: Terry Spear
Publishing Date: March 4, 2014
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Gray werewolf Tom Silver is determined to find the wolves who have been attacking local livestock. While tracking the pack through the Rockies, a blizzard forces him into a remote cabin where he hears a plane crash nearby.
When he discovers the sole survivor is a beautiful female werewolf/coyote shifter mix, bound as a prisoner, he knows it’s his duty to hide her. Now, they are both at risk as a search ensues for the missing prisoner.
Will Tom be able to protect this beautiful stranger while tracking down the wolves responsible for terrorizing the local livestock?
Welcome to BLM’s virtual tour stop on Terry Spear’s Silence of the Wolf Blog Tour brought to you by Sourcebooks.
1. Describe yourself in 5 words.
Terry: Driven, goal-oriented, quirky sense of humor, persevere, take pleasure from the little things in life.
2. Tell us a little bit about Silence of the Wolf and why readers should check it out?
Terry: Omigosh, this is Tom’s story! LOL, after many, many books, I was finally able to work on the youngest of the Silver brothers, given that they are triplets, that means like younger by ten minutes. In the story, I wanted to address a question that was brought up in the first two books, Heart of the Wolf and Destiny of the Wolf—which came first: red wolves or gray wolves? Since my shifters are based on the real thing—as in they still have their human sides but they also have their very much wolfish half, that means trying to make them as close to their cousins in the wild as possible.
The pack leaders and his brothers keep the pack going, but also run the town—which is unique. In other books, the wolves have to blend in with human-run towns. In this book, Tom is given the task to watch out for a female wolf who is not all wolf, as they don’t want any trouble among the male wolf population up on the ski slopes. She has a mission to make her uncle pay for the crimes of murdering her parents, and she is supposed to be doing a story about the winter skiing for her newspaper. Tom had been trying to track wolves that are upsetting the farmers’ livestock, so he’s not really happy about babysitting the almost wolf. Until he meets her. And then? He’s very much ALL wolf.
3. What kind of qualities does Tom Silver have that will make him swoon worthy to the readers?
Terry: Wolves are protective of their pack members, so Tom is naturally protective of Elizabeth. But what makes him so exceptional is that he sees her as someone truly special, despite how others have treated her in the past for being so different. And he sees her as someone who missed out on having a family, when his had been so close-knit. He wants in the worst way to take her into the fold and give her the loving family she had lost when her parents died. And besides that, he’s hot!!!
4. What was the hardest scene to write in Silence of the Wolf? (of course without giving too much away)
Terry: I really don’t think of it in terms of hard scenes, maybe I have to do more research to get the scenes right, but to me that’s fun. I think more in terms of how I want the characters to go. I mean, if it was me, I’d have stayed right there with Tom from the get-go. No running off to a job back home. I’d have packed my bags and moved right in. All it would have taken was that kiss on the slopes.
5. What kind of research do you have to do for your wolf series?
Terry: For this story, I had to do a lot of research on snowstorms, the likelihood of surviving a small plane crash—which included calling my son who flies for the AF, ski injuries and how to take care of them, and all about red wolves, gray wolves and coyotes. For each story, I try to do something really different, and when I do that, it means a lot more research. I read blogs, watch lots of videos (in this case–of skiing, accidents, small plane crashes where the individuals survived), and news about wolves and other plane crashes where some or all of the passengers survived in the mountains and in the snow, and the causes of small plane crashes in the Rockies. Fans often tell me how much they enjoy learning something from my books. And so for me, I love to add some details that I have also found fascinating in my research.
6. Did either of the characters give you a hard time while writing Silence of the Wolf?
Terry: They always do. Elizabeth wanted to protect Tom and his pack and left him behind, which got her into more trouble. Just like he didn’t want her to go, and he wasn’t leaving it at that, I didn’t want her to leave either. I knew that the Silver wolf pack would be the best place for her. But she figured–what did I know? And left anyway. So sometimes I get to say, “I told you so,” and have the last say.
7. Finish this sentence: When you are not writing, you are….
Terry: Photographing my resident road runner, interesting sunsets, garlic blossoms or giant sunflowers in bloom, or the unique sunsets or cloud formations in Central Texas, or making award-winning teddy bears that find their way to homes all over the world as far away as Australia, and planting more trees for shade and keeping everything watered during the beastly hot summers.
8. Fun question: If you had the power to shift into an animal, what animal would you like to shift into and why?
Terry: A wolf. I love the idea of family and to have a pack to help me out while I help them out. They’re loyal, protective, mate for life, and everyone takes care of their young, and that definitely works for me.
9. What would Tom say to entice readers to read Silence of the Wolf?
Terry: Come check out Silver Town and our wolf pack because she-wolves are in short supply and we’ve got a wolf just for you. The skiing’s fine, lake nearby, great tea room just opening up, the tavern’s perfect for socializing, and we’re warm and welcoming like one big happy family. You’ll love it here.
10. What is up next for Terry Spear?
Terry: Jaguar Hunt! Remember that missing jaguar from the Oregon Zoo? Well, we’ve got just the right jaguar shifter agents on the job, even if she doesn’t wasn’t the JAG agent along for the ride. And then it’s time for A Hero of a Highland Wolf. He and his kin are friends of the MacNeill wolf pack and he’s just itching to get an American wolf who owns the castle out from under foot in the worst way so he can manage the place like he and his kin have done for centuries. Only nothing goes as he plans. And then A Highland Wolf Christmas and we’re back to the MacNeill wolf pack with the third youngest MacNeill, Guthrie, the financial manager for the pack having to deal with Calla, a party planner extraordinaire who spends client’s money. But she’s in trouble and he quickly steps in to protect her and grab a kiss under the… Christmas tree. Yep, no mistletoe that time!
Silence of the Wolf
(Heart of the Wolf #13)
By: Terry Spear
Publishing Date: 3/4/14
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Life For the Silver Pack Just Got Wilder…
Elizabeth Wildwood has been a longer all her life, ostracized because of her “mixed” half-wolf, half-coyote blood. When she ventures into gray wolf territory on a dangerous quest of her own and his thrown together with the sexiest shifter she’s ever met she begins to wish for the first time that she could be part of a family.
When this unusual shifter female comes into his pack’s territory, it’s Tom Silver’s job to protect her—if only she would let him.
Praise for Silence of the Wolf:
“The outstanding and gripping plot of Spear’s latest installment in the Heart of the Wolf series will appeal to paranormal fans, and romance junkies will take delight in the red-hot love story embedded within.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear has written over four dozen paranormal romance novels and five medieval Highland historical romances. Her 2008 novel, Heart of the Wolf, was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year (romance category). A retired officer of the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry creates award-winning teddy bears that have found homes all over the world. She lives in Texas. For more information, please visit http://terryspear.com/
Sourcebooks is giving away one paperback copy of Silence of the Wolf by Terry Spear to one lucky winner.
Giveaway is OPEN to only U.S. / Canada Residents only.
Winner will be announced on 3/11/14
I’m sorry I meant to celebrate last month about BLM’s 2nd Anniversary. It was a busy month last month. Yikes! I’m ready for some down time now. LOL
Now for the big announcement…
To ALL of Book Lovin’ Mamas fabulous Followers…
I (FranJessca) will be taking a month off from Book Lovin’ Mamas due to TWO Spring Breaks (Yes, two!) My College Spring Break and my oldest’s Spring Break is right after mine. —They are much needed breaks though—
Two years of college…I’m close to finishing up my degree, so I need to take some time for myself and spend time with family. I have been focusing so much on school, and Book Lovin’ Mamas that my family is giving me heck about it. I also need to devote some time to fixing up my resume because I’m going back to work after I finish school this summer. ( I’m ready to go back in the computer field )
Don’t worry…reading will still be going on. Books are apart of my life and that is not going away any time soon. I’m just stopping myself with too many promotional blasts, book tours, review requests, and giveaways this month. I plan on posting reviews in March sporadically still and having at least one post a week with a giveaway due to some of the Authors/Publishers contacting me awhile ago. =)
I will be back in April and be ready for some MAJOR changes to Book Lovin’ Mamas when I get back. New Design is already in the works and some changes to the layout and adding in some weekly information for bloggers/followers out there. There may even be a Newsletter to the site from now on. I have a month to look into it. =)
If you haven’t noticed already, BLM is down to one owner/reviewer now, but I have added my lil’ sidekick, my oldest daughter, Alexia Renee. She’s not here for review requests because she’s only 8, but she’s here to learn about blogging and promoting Authors. She’s obsessed with what Mommy does for the Authors. I will be adding on guest reviewers in the near future, but as of right now, Book Lovin’ Mamas is going to be a Mommy/Daughter thing.
BLM will like to wish Anna the very best in her new adventure and future endeavors at her new Blog.
To celebrate the 2nd year as Book Lovin’ Mamas…I have some books and swag to giveaway. =)
Since I went to Coastal Magic Convention February 6-9…I will leave you with some AWESOME Giveaways. I will pick 2 winners by April 1st…so you have ALL month to enter.
- Two Giveaways -
First GIVEAWAY Open to U.S. Residents Only
One winner will get -
A signed copy of Unclaimed by Sara Humphreys
Extra copy of King of Darkness by Elisabeth Staab (not signed)
Callum by Melissa Schroeder (not signed)
Swag from Coastal Magic Convention.
Giveaway #1 is OPEN to U.S. Residents ONLY. Winner will be announced on April 1st.
Second Giveaway OPEN to International Followers
$20 Amazon Gift card Swag from Coastal Magic Convention
Giveaway #2 is OPEN to International Followers.
Winner will be announced on April 1st.
Winner must be able to receive an Amazon gift card from online.
(Transplanted Tales #4)
By: Kate SeRine
Publishing Date: 8/21/14
To Catch a Thief…
For centuries, Gideon Montrose has served the King of Fairies without question and, often, without mercy. So when the King orders him to apprehend a notorious thief, Gideon obeys. But when he finally gets his hands on the beautiful culprit, Gideon’s in for a shock.
Arabella Locksley is none other than the spirited, unpredictable woman he knew back in Make Believe as Robin Hood — the love of his life whose tragic death destroyed his chance at Happily Ever After.
Now, he has an impossible choice. Betray the woman he once loved, or the king he’s bound to serve?
Kate SeRine (pronounced “serene”) faithfully watched weekend monster movie marathons while growing up, each week hoping that maybe this time the creature du jour would get the girl. But every week she was disappointed. So when she began writing her own stories, Kate vowed that her characters would always have a happily ever after. And, thus, her love for paranormal romance was born.
Kate is the author of the award-winning Transplanted Tales series, available from Kensington Books. She lives in a smallish, quintessentially Midwestern town with her husband and two sons, who share her love of storytelling. She never tires of creating new worlds to share and is even now working on her next project.
Welcome to BLM’s virtual tour stop on Mary Wasowski’s Forever Blog Tour brought to you by Between the Sheets Promotions.
By: Mary A. Wasowski
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: February 18, 2014
Following her larger than life best friend to NYU was a dream come true.
Modeling part-time to pay the bills, while she earned her teaching degree, Reese Mitchell never imagined her Nana’s prediction of finding her future husband could be possible. Then she met…HIM! Walker Reed, her handsome stranger. He was sexy as sin and one look from him, she was hooked.
Loving Walker was effortless. He captured her heart with one touch making Reese lose herself in him. From strangers to lovers, they became two hearts…one love. Outside forces conspire to tear their love apart leaving her to wonder if two people from different worlds should stay together?
When promised “Forever” from the man who loves her, Reese is left with only one thing to do. She trusts the promises made. She believes in the happily ever after.
She believes in…FOREVER.
Forever is my first book by Mary Wasowki and I love being able to find new-to-me authors through blog tours. I was intrigued by Forever due the synopsis of the book and since it’s New Adult, I needed to feed my addiction to the genre.
Forever is about Reese Mitchell and Walker Reed and how they end up falling in love with each other. The poor girl Reese has a rough life. Her parents are no longer with her and she’s had some very extreme circumstances happen to her that made her uncomfortable. She has her grandparents and her friend Freddy, but the minute she meets Walker, her whole life takes a 360. She’s immediately drawn to the sexy stranger that has grown up privileged and already has a career passed down to him thanks to his father. She is going to realize though that Walker has one of the family members in his family that is not taking it kindly that she is with Walker. Now her love with Walker will be tested in Forever and if their relationship will be able to stay together forever.
There were definitely twists and turns in Forever for the characters. There were times that Reese drove me crazy especially at the beginning of the story. I was a little weary on how she fell for Walker so fast, and then at the end what happened to her. The poor girl deserved some happiness though and she never had it easy. Her life would be great one moment and the next moment she was being knocked down. I felt bad for her. Walker on the hand, he was infatuated with Reese throughout the book. He fell for Reese just as fast as she did, but he did have a jealously side. He really ticked me off towards the end of the book though. He did a 360 in character after an incident and he gave up, but he still had feelings. It was confusing at times because I thought he was acting more like a girl than Reese was with his feelings.
The reasoning behind 3.5 stars is due the fact I’m in a Creative Writing class and it makes me over-think things when I read now. The beginning of the book went by so fast, I had to re-read some parts to make sure I read it correctly, and it seemed to slow down a bit in the middle once Mary switches from Reese’s POV to Walker’s POV. (For example, Reese meets Freddy so quickly than all of a sudden she’s meeting Walker the same way). It sped up again at the time, but it wasn’t as bad as the beginning. I really enjoyed the different POV’s, but was confused when Walker’s Dad came in the mix. I did like the idea of his POV in the story because of what was happening just needed a warning ahead of time. Mary did great building up the angst once the truth came out with Walker’s Dad and what was happening. I was in shock on what was really happening.
I do recommend this book to New Adult readers out there and I look forward to reading the next book in the series. I need to find out what is going to happen between Walker and Reese. Mary left me hanging on what is going on with Reese and of course what is going to happen to Walker after what he went through. He went through a big emotional turn at the end. Yup…I will admit tears were falling at the end.
Be ready for an emotional roller coaster in Forever and be ready for twists and turns you weren’t expecting to happen. It’s New Adult…so you definitely may feel the need to cuss the characters out. At least that is what I did to Walker at times. =)
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