Thursday, October 29, 2015

Review: Accidentally Yours by Jamie Beck

Accidentally Yours
By: Jamie Beck
Release Date: October 6, 2015

When ruggedly sexy backcountry guide Grey Lowell moves to Sterling Canyon, Colorado, after buying the ski-expedition company Backtrax, his plans don’t include romance. Still, it’s fun to look—especially across a crowded restaurant at a beauty he dubs “Bambi.” But all his plans change later that night when he’s injured by a drunk driver.

Physical therapist Avery Randall is shocked to learn that Grey’s the man her brother struck with his car, and even more stunned when he arrives at the clinic expecting her help. Despite her reservations and Grey’s silly new nickname for her, Avery agrees to work with him, and passion begins to simmer. Yet with his livelihood at stake, Grey must make tough decisions that could hurt Avery and her family. Before long, Avery’s loyalties are tested, and the choices she and Grey each make may cost them their chance at lasting love.

There were a lot of great things about this book, it's a quick fun easy read and perfect for this time of year when everything is starting to get chilly outside and you just want to curl up with a good book under the covers.  Accidentally Yours is definitely a book that will keep you there until the end.

We meet Grey who seems like he's just trying to do something great with his life and when he spots "Bambi" he can't help but stop to think about her often until the unthinkable happens and he gets hit by a car.  Yeah tables have turned when he finds out who the driver was and how he's related to Avery aka Bambi.  I have to say that Grey comes up with some really great nicknames for people.  If you get a chance to read this book all I have to say is Boomerang and you just can't help but laugh, it's mean but it's funny and true and not really mean just the truth.  You have to read it to find out what I'm babbling about.  Boomerang.

Anyway with Avery being the only good physical therapist in there small mountain town her and Grey begin to build a relationship with one another.  This story tells of their issues with their relationships and her family and of course the lawsuit that is pending due to the accident, again you have to read this book you will be intrigued I promise you.

Overall the story was good, kept you interested.  The scenery was great (at least in my mind with the hiking the mountains and the snow).  The characters were great too, I really hope to learn more about his best friend Trey, there is a past there I'm willing to hear about.  Love the cover I think it's super cute and adorable and would definitely get me to pick up the book.

"It doesn't matter why you left or what you've learned.  If a house is destroyed, what difference does it make if it happened by fire or tornado?  It's still gone.  So, no, I don't think there's any hope for us."

I received this book from NetGalley and Montlake Romance, so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Blog Tour: Paper Thin by Jennifer Snyder

Paper Thin
By: Jennifer Snyder
Release Date: September 29, 2015

Fate has always seemed to mock Charlotte Montgomery, continuously dangling the man of her dreams just out of reach. It isn’t until Charlotte receives word her older sister Emma is getting engaged that she feels fate’s teasing has hit a new high. 

Once she begrudgingly decides to return home to the tiny town of Parish Cove, curious to find out who has captured her sister’s heart, fate suddenly seems as though it may have tossed her a bone.

The problem: Charlotte forgot one simple thing…Fate has never been her friend. 

Emotions run high. Happiness will be shattered. And tragedy will strike, leaving everyone feeling paper thin.

Emotionally filled, this book left me thinking about everything that could possibly go wrong, or in some ways some things that could possibly just be the right thing to happen.  Jennifer Snyder did a wonderful job depicting the encumbered life of Charlotte and the people who surround her.  It was really beautifully written and had me hooked with all the ‘what could have happened’ or more like the ‘what almost happened’.

We meet Charlotte who is away at school enjoy her freedom from her family, she feels like they are too much to handle with her mother having Alzheimer’s, her older sister is there to handle it for her though.  But then one thing leads to another and she’s on her way home.  This time for longer than she expected.  The night before she goes though she does meet this one guy who has great potential.  That is the story of Charlotte’s life though, all these near misses.  Fate always seems to step in when she least expects it and she loses her possible happiness.  Its distressing watching it happen to her time and time again, but it’s what makes her who she is.   

This book isn’t about a love story, this isn’t the typical contemporary book I usually read, Paper Thin talks about real feelings, real emotions, and real situations that happen on a daily basis and how you deal with them.  Dealing with a disease like Alzheimer’s is not an easy situation then you have to think about what are you going to do with the person who has Alzheimer’s, some people don’t want to deal with it and others want to try and handle it, but essentially you need to figure out what is best for you.  There is real emotions in situations that hit people every day and I felt for all the characters.  Life is hard, it’s how you handle it that makes you the person you are.

Not only did they have to deal with this but then there was an accident and even harder situations appeared from that.  Don’t get me wrong I was hoping for a little romance but it just wasn’t in the books for Charlotte.  It was all about dealing with your family and real life situations, sometimes that is more than some silly romance.  There are some tough situations that arise from this accident.  I don’t want to give too much away but you should really read this story, it’s real and raw and honest.  Had me in tears by the end of it that’s for sure.

Love the cover, very contemplative and on the dock, her thinking spot.  Very cute and I would definitely pick it up to see what it’s about. 

Overall the book was eye opening.  The characters are relatable, authentic and you really begin to feel for them and all the hardships they have to go through.  I would recommend this to anyone who really wants to learn what other people are dealing with in situations such as Alzheimer’s, the aftermath of an accident, death, life and reality. 

About the Author

Jennifer Snyder lives in North Carolina were she spends most of her time writing New Adult and Young Adult Fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of housework. She is a tea lover with an obsession for Post-it notes and smooth writing pens. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children, who endure listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and tolerate her love for all paranormal, teenage-targeted TV shows.

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