Thursday, August 6, 2015

Blog Tour: Before & After by Nazarea Andrews

Before & After
By: Nazarea Andrews
Release Date: July 30, 2015

Rike and Peyton fell in love in college.
A boy from the wrong side of the tracks, covered in ink and crooning in a bar is the last person a straight laced girl with a art major should fall for, but his rough edges made her jagged, alive, shaving away the coddled southern princess and revealing a soul wild and brilliant.
They fell in love, despite her family and his past and all the reasons why it wouldn't work--and with their best friends, they made a life. Everyone was supposed to live happily ever after.
They, more than anyone, knows that life doesn't go according to plan.
Rike and Peyton fell in love in college. A boy with a guitar, and a poet's heart, and a girl with freckles dusted over her nose, a perfect fucking fairy tale.
But what happens when the fairy tale doesn't fall apart--but is forgotten?
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Talk about an intense emotional roller coaster ride that I was not ready to get off of.  Nazarea Andrews introduced me to a group of people that pulled me into their lives from the very beginning.  When tragedy strikes there are only so many options for you to take, but sometimes even if it’s hard it’s all worth it in the end. 

I was mesmerized by the intensity of these characters, their strong bond with one another making the four of them one strong family that each other needed. A family that was made stronger because each of them chose one another and it wasn’t one made out of obligation.  We were first introduced to Peyton right after getting into an accident and losing all her memories.  Throughout the book it was told from perspective of before the accident and after.  It’s always tough when something tragic happens to anyone but I always believe it’s how you deal with it that matters.

Rike, Peyton’s man is trying really hard to give her space until the time she finally realizes who she is and what they are to one another.  It’s definitely not easy for him or Lindsey and Scott because they too were affected in this accident that happened to Peyton and Lindsey.  It’s just really tough all around.  I wouldn’t mind seeing this from Lindsey and Scott’s perspective either. Would be interesting to learn more about them and just hear it firsthand.

Not only were the characters and their story very intense but so were there intimate moments, very intense, strong, freeing for both of them.  I know I was very surprised when I first started reading those parts but still it was interesting and kept me more into the story because it really was true to each of their characters. 

Overall this was a great quick intense ride that you will enjoy and want more from in the end.  You just couldn’t help but root for these people to succeed after the hands they were dealt with in life.  Great book, first time reading this author and I would definitely pick up another one to see if it’s just as good as this one was.  

About the Author:
Nazarea Andrews (N to almost everyone) is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. Which means she writes everything from zombies and dystopia to contemporary love stories. When not writing, she can most often be found driving her kids to practice and burning dinner while she reads, or binging watching TV shows on Netflix. N loves chocolate, wine, and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, spoiled cat and overgrown dog. She is the author of World Without End series, Neverland Found, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton Series. Stop by her twitter (@NazareaAndrews) and tell her what fantastic book she should read next.

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