Thursday, October 2, 2014

BLOG TOUR w/REVIEW and GIVEAWAY - INEVITABLE DETOUR (Inevitability #1) by S.R. Grey:

TITLE: Inevitable Detour
SERIES: Inevitability
AGE GROUP: New Adult
GENRE: Romance, Suspense
RELEASE DATE: Sept. 7, 2014
PUBLISHER: Self-Published
FORMAT: eBook and Paperback
PAGES: Approx. 318

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RATING: ★★★★

The day my life took an inevitable detour things got a little crazy.
My name is Essalin Brant, but everyone calls me Essa. I attend a small college in a tiny town, and in my twenty-two years of life I’ve never even traveled outside the state of Pennsylvania. You could say my life is pretty boring. I live by the rules. I’m a good girl and nothing exciting ever happens. 

But that’s all about to change. 

Enter Farren Shaw. Not only is he older and intimidating, but he’s more sure of himself than any 29-year-old man has a right to be. Did I mention that he’s drop-dead gorgeous? Well, he is. He also happens to be my best friend Haven’s brother. And I would be content with just fantasizing about Farren from afar, but when Haven suddenly goes missing, her gorgeous brother is the only one who believes me when I say she was abducted, even though all signs seem to suggest Haven left town willingly. 

I know better, though. As does Farren. So when he asks me to accompany him to search for his sister, I accept. 

That’s when the real adventure begins. 

Our quest to find Haven takes us across the country. And throughout the time we spend together, I find myself falling for Farren . . . falling hard. He's everything I’ve ever wanted. But is he really someone I should fear? 

Because aside from making me feel things I’ve never felt before, Farren is hiding something. Something big. What could this stunning man be keeping from me? And why? Is Haven’s disappearance somehow connected to his mysterious job? 

All I know is that things are about to get real. 

Welcome to the Inevitable Detour that has become my life.

**mature themes**

REVIEWERS NOTE: Inevitable Detour is book one in the Inevitability series and is a Romance, Suspense written by S.R. Grey. I was gifted a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review through Xpresso Book Tours.

4 Suspenseful Sexy Stars!
Just The Right Amount of Intrigue, Steam and Angst for An All Nighter! 

The Review: 
I really enjoyed this read. It was well written and had an amazingly suspenseful feel wrapped around a terrific story. I loved the characters and their chemistry was hot and sexy! Once I started this read, I just couldn’t put it down which lead to an all night read-a-thon. Those are the best!

Twenty-two year old Essalin Brant is enduring the final days of college before summer vacation. She’s as straight and narrow as they come, she’s never committed a crime and she’s heading towards a life she doesn't want. She follows the rules, she’s innocent and her biggest rebellion is answering a few questions wrong on her finals just to feel some sort of power over the life her parents have mapped out for her. She’s bored and frustrated but that all changes when she and her best friend Haven go out clubbing. In the blink of an eye, Essa is thrust into a world where innocence is stolen and crimes are committed. 

Farren Shaw, once in the special ops, now makes his living doing secret missions for an unknown benefactor and his mysterious lifestyle has just come back to haunt him, or at least that’s what Essa thinks when he shows up at her apartment, looking for her missing roommate and his lost sister. 

Told in Essa’s POV, together, these two embark on a journey across state lines to find the missing Haven before it’s too late. But as the days pass and they become more entrenched in the dangers of men who have no morals, Essa finds a new lease on life but also perilous situations she never thought existed as well as a love she thought she was only capable of fantasizing about. 

Essa was a bit of a hopeless romantic. Through stories Haven told of her brother and pictures she showed proudly, Essa fell in love with a mystery she didn’t know any real facts about. I loved her openness and straight forward thinking. Even in the midst of all this adventure, suspicion and intrigue, she never doubted Farren’s true intentions to find his sister, whom he doted on and took care of. She was infatuated and when she gets the chance to actually meet him, she’s completely entranced.

Farren is in this risky lifestyle. He was doing these secretive things where he had to encounter truly corrupt men but he wasn’t hardened or cold. He was kind, caring and did things that were sweet and loving for Essa. He was yummy and swoon-worthy and full of charm. And the mystery surrounding him only added fuel to his intrigue.

I really enjoyed the story. I’ve read many books centered on this theme but this author does it differently. She takes a seriously dark subject and centers a light, romantic air in it through her hero and heroine as they find love on their journey. Essa and Farren’s chemistry was hot and their cause was honorable. But the lightness fades soon enough as Essa finds things don’t always stay in the past.

The Wrap Up: 
This book leaves off on a big cliffy so be warned but don’t be afraid to read it anyhow because there is enough story and promise of things to come, to tide you over until book two’s release! And I can’t wait to see how this turns out.

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About the Author...

S.R. Grey is an Amazon and Barnes & Noble Top 100 Bestselling author. She is the author of the popular New Adult novels I Stand Before You (Judge Me Not #1) and Never Doubt Me (Judge Me Not #2). Her newest novel, Inevitable Detour (Inevitability #1), is a wild ride combining the New Adult genre with elements of Romantic Suspense. She is also the author of the Harbour Falls Mystery trilogy. Ms. Grey's novels have appeared on Amazon and Barnes & Noble bestseller lists in multiple categories, including Amazon Top 30 and Barnes & Noble Top 5. 

New novels slated for 2015 release dates are Just Let Me Love You (Judge Me Not #3), Inevitable Circumstances (Inevitability #2), and a New Adult novel to be revealed in the future. 

Ms. Grey resides in Pennsylvania. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, as well as an MBA. Her background is in business, but her true passion lies in writing. When not writing, Ms. Grey can be found reading, traveling, running, or cheering for her hometown sports teams.

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  1. Great review, Hazel! This sounds like an addicting read full of great characters. And I like the mix of mystery and romance. Glad you liked it! :)

    1. It really was a fantastic read Giselle. And you'll love Farren ;) Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Thank you for taking part in the blog tour, Hazel! <3

    1. You are most welcome Susie! I really enjoyed this one. Thanks for stopping by ;)

  3. Inevitable Detour sounds like an exciting read. I would like to read this book. Thank you

    1. You won't be disappointed Linda. Thanks for commenting!


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