Thursday, November 8, 2018

AUDIO COVER REVEAL! REPEAT by Kylie Scott is coming soon!


Title: REPEAT
Series: Standalone
Author: Kylie Scott 
Audio Original Release Day: January 7, 2019
Hosted by: InkSlinger PR


BOOK BLURB:
From Audie Award winning, New York Times best-selling author Kylie Scott comes an irresistible new romance— available in audio first!

When a vicious attack leaves 25-year-old Clementine Johns with no memory, she’s forced to start over. Now she has figure out who she was and why she made the choices she did – which includes leaving the supposed love of her life, tattoo artist Ed Larsen, only a month before.

Ed can hardly believe it when his ex shows up at his tattoo parlor with no memory of their past, asking about the breakup that nearly destroyed him. The last thing he needs is more heartache, but he can’t seem to let her go again. Should they walk away for good, or does their love deserve a repeat performance?



ABOUT THE AUTHOR...

Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films.

Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kylie-scott.com/ 


Connect with Kylie Online...
FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/kyliescottwriter/

FACEBOOK FAN GROUP:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/599197093487040/

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/KylieScottbooks
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/kylie_scott_books/
GOODREADS: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6476625.Kylie_Scott
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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

COVER REVEAL - BIRTHDAY SUIT by Lauren Blakely is coming soon!


Temptation never tasted so good…

And it’s back in my life in an unexpected way.

BIRTHDAY SUIT, a brand new standalone forbidden romance from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blakely, will be releasing on January 18, 2019 on all retailers! Don’t miss the fantastic cover below, and pre-order your copy today!


 

Photography by Wander Aguiar. Cover Design by Helen Williams.


About BIRTHDAY SUIT (Coming 1/18/2019):
She’s the ultimate off-limits woman...


There are only three rules in life you should truly follow to the letter.


One: Always make time to help a buddy.


Two: Definitely turn down that last tequila shot.


And three: Absolutely, no matter how beautiful, smart, clever and witty she is, do not--under any circumstances--fall in love with your best friend’s woman.


Oops.


Seems I missed following that last one. And the trouble is, she just walked back into my life in a big way….


Pass the tequila.


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There are three things I've never been able to resist -- my friends, my family, and chocolate. Leo Hennessy? He was nowhere on that list. He's been a friend and only that. A friend who walked through hell and back with me.


Now, I'm stepping into my new future, and I didn't expect it to include a riddle-filled, race-against-the-clock scavenger hunt across New York City.


With Leo.


Suddenly, I'm looking at this man with new eyes...


But I can't risk a temptation as I start over and Leo is most definitely a temptation of the sexiest, sweetest, and most dangerous variety.
More delicious than chocolate...

PREORDER YOUR COPY TODAY!
✦Amazon PB ➜ https://amzn.to/2ySLrXw
✦Apple Books ➜ https://apple.co/2Ouk9eK
✦Google Play ➜ http://bit.ly/2MuIULN
✦Kindle Preorder alert (via Lauren's newsletter) ➜ http://laurenblakely.com/newsletter/
✦Goodreads ➜ http://bit.ly/BdaySuitGR

  
  



WISHING FOR ALL THE LATEST BIRTHDAY SUIT AUDIO NEWS?!
Check out Hypable.com TOMORROW and find out our BIRTHDAY SUIT secret!

 About Lauren Blakely: A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, and she's sold more than 2.5 million books. In December she'll release UNZIPPED, a fun & sexy romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

NEW RELEASE with BOOK REVIEW! HATE NOTES by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward is NOW LIVE!



"Beautiful. Riveting. Emotionally gripping. An absolute must read for any reader who is searching for the perfect happily ever after!"
Craves the Angst

A standalone romance novel published by Montlake Romance
New York Times Bestselling Authors Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
Release date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018! NOW LIVE!

TITLE: Hate Notes
SERIES: Standalone
AUTHOR: Vi Keeland/Penelope Ward
AGE GROUP: Adult
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: November 6, 2018
PUBLISHER: Montlake Romance
PAGES: Approx. 301

COPY PROVIDED BY: Authors
MY GOODREADS REVIEW LINK
RATING: 4.5 Stars!
CLIFFHANGER: No

BOOK BLURB:
It all started with a mysterious blue note sewn into a wedding dress. 

Something blue. 

I’d gone to sell my own unworn bridal gown at a vintage clothing store. That’s when I found another bride’s “something old.” 

Stitched into the lining of a fabulously feathered design was the loveliest message I’d ever read: Thank you for making all of my dreams come true. 

The name embossed on the blue stationery: Reed Eastwood, obviously the most romantic man who ever lived. I also discovered he’s the most gorgeous. If only my true-love fantasies had stopped there. Because I’ve since found out something else about Mr. Starry-Eyed. 

He’s arrogant, cynical, and demanding. I should know. Thanks to a twist of fate, he’s my new boss. But that’s not going to stop me from discovering the story behind his last love letter. A love letter that did not result in a happily ever after. 

But that story is nothing compared to the one unfolding between us. It’s getting hotter, sweeter, and more surprising than anything I could have imagined. 

Something new. 

But I have no idea how this one is going to end . . .

To read an EXCERPT of Hate Notes, click here.


REVIEWER'S NOTE: I received an eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.


4.5 “Fuck-It” Stars!

The Review: 
Beautiful. Riveting. Emotionally gripping.

An absolute must read for any reader who is searching for the perfect happily ever after!

A sassy, sweet and optimistic heroine. A moody, sexy, heartfelt hero. One incredible story that hit all my feels!

I get giddy whenever this due comes out with a new book because I just know it’s going to be fabulous. This time was no different. This was a truly amazing read, from start to finish. I was glued to the pages, consumed by the story and hell-bent on reading it all in one sitting.

Story/Characters... 
Charlotte Darling (don’t you just love that name?!) is selling her unused wedding dress at a second-hand store after catching her fiance cheating on her. Needing a bit of cash and having a depressing outlook on an uncertain future, the last thing she thought she’d do is walk out of the store with someone else's discarded wedding dress. And not just any wedding dress. THE perfect wedding dress. Handmade with feathers! And with a love note stitched inside that changed everything.

Reed Eastwood has given up on love and a happy future after his fiance leaves him before they ever got to the altar. He never expected the hot mess that is Charlotte Darling to come crashing into his life and change everything.

But Reed has secrets and he knows he’s not the “forever” kind of guy, so even though Charlotte pushes all the right buttons, he’s dead set on not giving into his growing need for her or his desire to be the one to call her his.

This read... man, where do I start. I LOVED the push-pull between Reed and Charlotte. Both of them have been burned by other people and both of them are skittish when it comes to letting go and trusting another person. Charlotte’s mind is a little more open than Reeds, who is totally closed off. It made for the perfect, intense and all-consuming slow burn that started out as enemies then quickly turned to friends and ultimately to something more.

I simply adored both characters - Charlotte with her unwavering belief in what love truly is and her desire to step outside her comfort zone to spice up her life. Reed, with his bleak outlook on life, found Charlotte to be a breath of fresh air and her zest for life was contagious and fun. Together they found the perfect balance.

I also have to give mad shoutouts to Iris. This duo always gives amazing side characters and Iris was one of my favorites. I loved that woman so much. She reminded me of my own grandmother. A spit-fire that was kind, loving and wise.

As always, the writing was flawless. The authors give us some amazing get-to-know-you moments mixed with witty, incredible dialogue and situations that were fun, heartfelt and exciting.

That ending? I won't lie. I shed a tear or two. It was perfect.

The Wrap Up: 
Never read a Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward book? You are TOTALLY missing out. Individually, they are phenomenal. Together, they are seriously EPIC!

Always fun. Always romantic. ALWAYS thrown right into my reread ASAP pile the second I hit the last page.


PURCHASE LINKS
Amazon ebook➜ https://amzn.to/2yWiklS
Amazon Print (Currently on sale!) ➜ https://amzn.to/2yUofao
Amazon Audio ➜ https://amzn.to/2zR81AE
Amazon print UK (Currently on sale) ➜ http://hyperurl.co/32k3q7

Please Note: Because Hate Notes is published by Montlake Romance, a division of Amazon, the ebook and paperback will only be available on Amazon. If you are an Amazon Prime or Kindle Unlimited member, Hate Notes ebook will be free for both Prime and KU members on release day!



ABOUT THE AUTHORS...

Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in two dozen languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

Sign up for Penelope & Vi’s mailing list now and be the first one notified when it goes live! 
➜  https://www.subscribepage.com/Vi&Penelope

Do you like texts better than email? Receive text notices of Vi’s new releases by texting the word BOOKS to 77948. You will ONLY receive a text when a new book goes live - no other messages at all!

Find Vi here:
Facebook Fan Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ViKeelandFanGroup/ 

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/vi.keeland 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Vi-Keeland/435952616513958

Website: http://www.vikeeland.com
Twitter: @vikeeland - https://twitter.com/ViKeeland
Instagram: @Vi_Keeland - http://instagram.com/Vi_Keeland/
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6887119.Vi_Keeland
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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over 1.5 million books sold, she is a twenty-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels.

Sign up for Penelope & Vi’s mailing list now and be the first one notified when it goes live! 
➜  https://www.subscribepage.com/Vi&Penelope


Find Penelope here:
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/penelope.ward
https://www.facebook.com/penelopewardauthor

Facebook Fan Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/PenelopesPeeps/ 

Website: http://www.penelopewardauthor.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PenelopeAuthor
Instagram: @penelopewardauthor http://instagram.com/PenelopeWardAuthor/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7105545.Penelope_Ward
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Saturday, November 3, 2018

BOOKS I'M GRATEFUL I READ Giveaway Hop!


Welcome to the
BOOKS I'M GRATEFUL I READ
Giveaway Hop!
Hosted by StuckInBooks.

For this giveaway, I'm offering up everything in the picture below to ONE lucky winner!

The prize box includes:
* Four (4) SIGNED books - NAIVE by Kaden Matthews, SEEKING CLARITY by Christa Lynn, WASTED (Whiskey Nights #1) by Suzannah Daniels, CREW (Crew #1) by Tijan.
* Crew pin from Tijan
* $10 Starbucks Gift Card
* Four pack of "For The Love of Books" pins from The Bookworm Box
* You're F*n Awesome candle from Ms. Betty's BadAss Candles
* Glasses Bookbeau from BookBeau
* Book Club soap bar from Whiskey River Soap Co.
* Keep Calm and Squeeze stress ball from The Bookworm Box
* Moose & Squirrel Supernatural (television show) Tote
* Bookmark Swag (some signed, some not)

GOOD LUCK!

Don't forget to visit the other blogs listed on the Linky below, for more chances to win!



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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

COVER REVEAL! PERFUME GIRL by Vanessa Fewings is Coming Soon!


TITLE: Perfume Girl (Standalone)
AUTHOR: Vanessa Fewings
GENRE: Erotic Romance/Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: November 27th
COVER DESIGNER: Najla Qamber (Najla Qamber Designs)


BOOK BLURB:
True passion can't be bottled.

A stolen formula. A seductive suspect. A dangerous romance.

Raquel Wren’s world has fallen apart. Her husband has divorced her. Close friends have abandoned her. The money has run out. The pieces of a once idyllic life have completely crumbled. And now, the only thing that can save Raquel from total ruin…

...has been stolen.

Raquel is the owner of the small town boutique store Perfume Girl, a quaint location offering bottled scents from around the globe, including her own personal formulas. Creating perfume has been a passion since she was a little girl, but her latest work, a scent years in the making, is her masterpiece. The one that will make her mark on the industry and save her life in the process.

But now it’s gone. Stolen right from her shop. All would be lost if Raquel didn’t feel she knew who was behind the theft. Devastated to her core, she decides to do something about it.

Astor Beauregard is the sexy, enigmatic owner of House of Beauregard, the renowned cologne empire based in the notorious city of South Beach, Miami. It’s within this luxurious kingdom that Raquel will delve to unravel the mystery of the crime, a path that will lead her directly to Astor, sparking an unforgettable passion while uncovering a shocking truth.

It’s on the famous, sun-soaked, salsa-fueled streets of South Beach that USA Today Bestselling Author Vanessa Fewings releases PERFUME GIRL, a heart-racing romance novel that will have readers feeling the heat like never before.

In this new STAND-ALONE novel, a fiery romance is ignited, one that will burn its way to a stunning revelation.


PRE-ORDER NOW at...




ABOUT THE AUTHOR...

Vanessa Fewings is a USA TODAY bestselling author. Her latest series is The Icon Trilogy, a romantic suspense about Zara Leighton, London’s most brilliant art investigator on the hunt for the notorious thief known as Icon.

PERFUME GIRL (standalone) is scheduled for a fall release. 

Vanessa’s previous novels include the bestselling Enthrall Sessions, a romance series spanning eight books about a woman who gets swept up into Enthrall, L.A.’s premier club that caters to the secret desires of the elite. 

Readers can also listen to Vanessa as she hosts the weekly podcast The Romance Show, a captivating podcast featuring authors and industry professionals in the romance world. 

Prior to publishing, Vanessa worked as a registered nurse and midwife. She holds a Masters Degree in Psychology. She has traveled extensively throughout the world and has lived in Great Britain, Germany, Hong Kong, Cyprus and the USA. 

Born and raised in England, Vanessa now proudly calls herself an American and resides on the East Coast with her husband.

Vanessa can be found on her Facebook Fan Page, and in The Romance Lounge, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Goodreads. She enjoys connecting with fans all around the world.

Connect with Vanessa Online...

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HAPPY SPOOKY DAY!


WISHING YOU A SAFE and
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Hope you have a spooky good time.

And don't forget,
I have a Halloween giveaway still going that ends tomorrow.
!! ENTER HERE !!
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Sunday, October 14, 2018

SPOOKTACULAR GIVEAWAY HOP!

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The winner is...
Kim A.!!
Congrats Kim! You have been emailed.

Thanks for participating everyone.
Check back soon for more awesome giveaways and hops!
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Welcome to the
SPOOKTACULAR GIVEAWAY HOP!
Hosted by BookHounds.

I love this time of year! It's one of my favorites. Fall weather and Halloween just get me all geared up for the cooler weather and the spooky themes.

I tried to pull some spooky reads from my shelf to give away. Hope you love them!

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For this giveaway, I'm offering up to ONE lucky winner, ALL the items in the image below in one fabulous prize box! Awesome, right? Just enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win.

WHAT'S IN THE BOOOOOX... ;)
SIGNED BOOKS (all the books are signed):
- Wrapped in Death & Chocolate (The Portman Creamery Mysteries #1) by C.S. Patra
- The Ghost Files (The Ghost Files #1) by Apryl Baker
- The Goodbye Man (Red Market #1) by A. Giannoccaro & Mary E. Palmerin
- The Fallen Flame (Fallen Flame #1) by J.M. Miller

- Yankee Candle votive
- Be Scary beverage holder
- (2) two pairs of Halloween themed socks
- (2) two skull bracelets in a cute little coffin box
- (2) two Halloween themed note booklets
- candy/Ghost Pez

HAPPY HALLOWEEN
&
GOOD LUCK!

(Don't forget to visit the other blogs listed in the Linky below for more great prizes and chances to win!)


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Friday, October 12, 2018

BLOG TOUR with BOOK REVIEW! ALL MY LIFE by Prescott Lane is Now Available!


"This is the kind of romance I love. One that hits every one of my feels and one I felt all the way to my heart and soul."
- Craves the Angst

"Hot single dad devoted to his daughter? Second chances? All the tension you could ask for? Look no further! Devoured this gem and you will too!"
- Rachel Van Dyken, #1 New York Times bestselling author

All My Life, an all-new standalone contemporary romance
by Prescott Lane is now LIVE!

TITLE: All My Life
AUTHOR: Prescott Lane
AGE GROUP: Adult
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: October 7, 2018
PUBLISHER: Prescott Lane
PAGES: Approx. 249

COPY PROVIDED BY: Author
MY GOODREADS REVIEW LINK
RATING: 4.5 Stars!
CLIFFHANGER: No

BOOK BLURB:
The beginning of any love story starts with the meet.

I’ve known Garrett Hollis since before I can remember, and I’ve loved him just as long.  I loved him while he loved someone else.  I loved him when he had a baby with her.  I loved him when she left him.

The greatest of love stories is that between a dad and his daughter.  I should know.  I’ve had a front row seat.  First steps, first words, all the big moments.  

Garrett was just a teenager when Mia was born.  I’ve watched him braid his daughter’s hair, hold her hand crossing the street, seen her asleep on his chest.  I’m the best friend, the one they can count on for everything from dance lessons to motherly advice, anything they need.  I’m their go-to girl.

The best part of any love story is the happily ever after.

But what if the happily ever after doesn’t include you?

All my life, that’s how long I’ve loved him.

Of course, he’s clueless.

A stand-alone, contemporary romance.


REVIEWER'S NOTE: I received an eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.


4.5 Stars!

The Review: 
I LOVED this book!

This is the kind of romance I love. One that hits every one of my feels and one I felt all the way to my heart and soul. It’s got all my favorite tropes. Second chance romance. Friends to lovers. Childhood friends. And hot sexy-times.

Garrett and Devlyn just worked and their chemistry and the slow build to romance was swoon-worthy, fun and filled with emotions and fantastic writing that captured their amazing story in all the right ways.

This book has been put in my re-read pile, in my favorites pile, and in my must-read pile. I’ll be suggesting it to all my friend.

Story/Characters... 
Garrett Hollis was sixteen when he became a single father. Now he’s thirty-four and watching his teenage daughter Mia, graduate from high-school. He lives in Eden Valley, the same picturesque small town he grew up in. Having forsaken a potential athletic career and the dream of being an architect to properly raise his daughter, he has no regrets. He’s a great man. He’s a fantastic father. In between changing diapers, learning to braid hair and cleaning up puke, he’s had no time for a social life and his daughter is determined to change that before she heads off to college, which gives some hilarious and sometimes ridiculous dating situations.

Devlyn Drake is Biscuit Girl. She’s lived in Eden Valley all her life, too. And she’s Garrett’s best friend. She’s also been secretly in love with him since she was five years old. The moment she found out he was going to be a parent with the girl who stole him from her, she was devastated. But the day he brought Mia home alone, she vowed to always be there for him and Mia. Now having to watch the love of her life date other women, she’s torn between keeping her vow and moving on to find some kind of happiness of her own.

These two... Gah! I loved them from the start. Garrett was oblivious until he wasn’t. Devlyn was devoted, always. It might have taken Garrett a long time to catch on, but once he did, their chemistry was explosive. In the meantime, Devlyn’s unrequited love was heartwrenching to read. There were a couple of times her devastation broke my heart and brought tears to my eyes. The author did a perfect job of capturing all those feels and delivering them to the reader.

This story is written in dual POV’s between Garrett and Devlyn. There are also Letters To Mia, from her absent mom, which comes into play later. There are flashbacks showcasing life before Mia and life after Mia. You can’t help but feel for Devlyn as she stands on the outskirts of Garrett and Mia’s life. A part of it, but not. It’s heartbreaking and lovely all at the same time.

I can’t say enough about this read. It was just amazing from start to finish. I loved Garrett. He was a strong character who had morals and values and passed them on to his daughter Mia. Mia was fun and excited for life. She was a good girl and when life comes crashing down around her, she acted the way a normal teenager would. Devlyn was unique, charismatic, selfless and optimistic, even though her love life had such disappointments. She was always willing to do what was best... even at her own detriment.

The author did a phenomenal job writing all the character in this book! I just can’t say enough about that. I fell in love with the town, with the history, with the story and definitely with the characters!

The Wrap Up: 
All My Life is filled with angst, heartbreak and a boatload of feels, not to mention sharp, witty dialogue and fun, enjoyable banter, giving this story deep, satisfying layers. I enjoy this authors books, but I have to say, this is my favorite Prescott Lane book to date! I couldn’t put it down!


Download your copy today! 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR...

Prescott Lane is the Amazon best-selling author of Stripped Raw. She's got seven other books under her belt including: First Position, Perfectly Broken, Quiet Angel, Wrapped in Lace, Layers of Her, The Reason for Me, and The Sex Bucket List. 

She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and holds a degree in sociology and a MSW from Tulane University. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs.

Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren't enough happily ever afters in real life.

Connect with Prescott Lane:
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

NEW RELEASE with BOOK REVIEW and SIGNED/GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY - LOVE, CUTTER by Michelle Jester is NOW LIVE!


"...thought-provoking, sweet, emotional at times and delved into some tough, real-life issue." - Craves the Angst

TITLE: Love, Cutter
AUTHOR: Michelle Jester
AGE GROUP: Adult
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: August 28, 2018
PUBLISHER: RopeSwing Press

COPY PROVIDED BY: Author
MY GOODREADS REVIEW LINK
RATING: 3.5 Stars!
CLIFFHANGER: No

BOOK BLURB:
After an attempted suicide Carter finds himself in a coma. He is able to hear the world around him, yet he can’t move. What he hears propels Carter to begin to see life in a new way, especially when one of his nurses, Kinley, shares parts of her tragic past with him. Soon, Carter realizes he is falling in love with her.

Months after being transferred from the hospital, to a rehabilitation facility, he suddenly wakes up with a passion to live that he never had before and a determination to find the one person he feels may be able to help him put the pieces of his life together again. However, when he returns to the hospital, Kinley is gone and Carter must try to find her based solely on the things she shared with him while he was in a coma.

Only, nothing is as it seems and Carter learns the biggest lesson of them all… the differences between expectation, perception, and reality.


REVIEWER'S NOTE: I received an eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.


3.5 Stars!

The Review: 
This story had an interesting take and kept me turning the pages as Carter and Kinley’s story played out. Though I had some issues with the writing and some of the story/character moments, I enjoyed it for the most part. It was thought-provoking, sweet, emotional at times and delved into some tough, real-life issue.

I liked it.

Story/Characters... 
Carter decided to leave this world ... only fate had other plans.

Kinley decided long ago she needed to help people - help them in the way she wished people had helped her when tragedy struck.

Carter was born with a silver spoon in a family that expects too much. Kinley is the night nurse who is tasked with watching over him and when Carter enters Kinley’s world, she feels a need to help him and his family. 

This book has some incredible “thinking” moments, some beautiful life lessons and a realistic view of imperfection as Carter recovers from his “mistake”. I really enjoyed the story itself as well as Carter's journey. It was heartfelt and heartwarming. There was also some great dialogue and controversial issues that dug deep. It was a great story with lively, likable characters and I was kept interested all the way through.

For some of the story, Carter is in a position where he can only listen. His character starts off in a major depression where he can only see the world through his eyes. He thinks everyone would be better off without him, but as time passes and honest conversations are said, his mindset starts to shift. It’s slow (in a good way) and revealing. Carter showed you can learn a lot if you just listen. I loved the progression and change in his character, from only thinking of himself and his value in life to seeing himself and the world through other peoples perspectives because he truly heard them. It was a great character moment for him and the author did a great job with it. I enjoyed how Carter was devoted to turning his life around and finding himself. He started out trying to find Kinley and in the end, found who he was, his place in the world and happiness all at the same time.

What didn’t work for me was the flow of the story and the lack of romance. It felt stalled in some places, like some of the scenes were forced. Though I connected with Carter and Kinley as individuals, I didn’t get a lot from them as a couple. I wanted more romance because even though Carter was falling in love with Kinley’s words and though she might have been falling in love with him while he was sleeping, there weren’t enough get-to-know-you-moments for me to invest in them as a couple. Also, the story got a little preachy in some places. It wasn’t too over the top, but there were moments I felt like things were overstated. I also thought Carter's complete turn around was a bit abrupt. I both loved the way it happened and thought it was a bit unrealistic, but regardless, that’s a small thing in comparison to the rest of the story.

The Wrap Up: 
My take away - This was a good story with interesting insights into imperfection and how life is what you make it. Forget all the window dressing and find your happy - in whatever form it might take.


Purchase now at...
Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

ABOUT THE AUTHOR...

Michelle Jester lives in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana with her husband, high school sweetheart and retired Master Sergeant. Together they have a son and daughter. She is a hopeless romantic and has been writing poems and stories for as long as she can remember.

One of her prize possessions is a bracelet with only a yellow, Rubber Duckie charm on it; which she wears every day to remind her to enjoy the fun and happy things of life!


Connect with the Author...


The author is giving away...
A signed copy of Love, Cutter + a $20 Amazon gift card
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