Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Michelle Lynn's "Don't let Go."

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be a part of the Blog Tour for Michelle Lynn's "Don't let Go."
(Giveaway at bottom of post)

Amazon UK:    http://amzn.to/15c12sG
Amazon.com:   http://amzn.to/14edcB8
Goodreads:      http://bit.ly/1gIGxcx

Release Date:   Out Now

Tour Host: Love Between The Sheets


Sadie Miller is attempting to change her ways and hide somewhere no one knows her former self. She only wants to finish her final year of college, obtain her degree, and get out from the hold of her affluent parents. Then she meets Brady Carsen, the lead singer of The Invisibles, a local band popular with the college crowd. She tries to stay away but quickly realizes that, although he might not be what she’s used to, he’s exactly what she needs and more importantly, everything she could possibly want. 
Unfortunately, Sadie’s troubled past left her with insecurities that make her question Brady’s true intentions. And while Brady is convinced that Sadie is the one for him, he has his own secrets that he fears will be their undoing. If they want to be together, they will have to stand united and fight the outside influences that are threatening to tear them apart. Can they put their pasts behind them for good in order to secure their future?

Blog Tour Review: Surj Harvey

"Don't let Go" was an enjoyable read and although heart breaking at times, I was glad the main characters got their HEA. 

Sadie Miller had a devastating past she was desperate to get away from. She'd spent her life trying to find her place in the world and with one tragic event after another, all she craved was security. My heart really went out to her because she was looking for this comfort blanket in all the wrong places and time after time, she was left hurt and alone. I was so pleased that very early on she decided enough was enough and a fresh start was needed:

I left that Sadie behind though. I'm going to reinvent myself. No more letting boys lead 
me to their bedrooms at the end of the night, or waking up in strange beds in the morning. 
No more out of control shopping trips, or parties till dawn. I will make the Dean's list 
and be the child they miss. I promised I would no longer be the screw up daughter 
who did nothing but disappoint. 

Sadie's character was so vulnerable and she had massive insecurities. I got a glimpse into her past from the prologue but I knew her actions were as a result of so much more .... I just didn't know what yet. But as her story was slowly revealed, her character became so much clearer to me. I could see why she was fighting her attraction to Brady and why she was so reluctant to let their relationship progress from anything more than friendship. But Brady Carson wasn't about to take no for an answer and he was going to fight for this girl!!!! (Oh be still my beating heart!!!!). 

"God night... not goodbye." His lips brushed across my cheek. "I won't give up. 
If you're not going to fight for this... I'll do it for the both of us."

This man had it all. He was the perfect package and he was just what Sadie needed in her life. He was a true gentleman in every sense of the word from his manners to his caring nature to that protective streak but ultimately he provided that comfort and security that Sadie so desperately needed. 

I can't remember feeling so relaxed with someone. He looks at me differently. Like I matter. 
As though what I have to say is important. My guard falls every time he is around. 
And that's the last thing I need right now. 

I was willing for her to let Brady in. I was just hoping that what ever he was hiding, whatever it was that he couldn't possibly tell her wouldn't leave her devastated because secrets always have a habit of coming out and it's always the ones you care about the most that get hurt. 

I loved Brady's pursuit of Sadie. The attraction was instant and the sexual chemistry undeniable. God there were times I thought if these two don't get it on I'm going to combust!!! lol. But Brady had no intention of pushing Sadie and he was willing to wait and I loved him for that. 

"You just don't get it Sadie. In my whole life, I have never felt like this. 
Since that moment I saw you, I felt like there was purpose in my life. 
I no longer feel alone and I never want this feeling to leave."

This story was full of mystery and intrigue. There were hundreds of questions swirling around in my mind with no clues to guide me to the answers. I was desperate to find out the connection between Grant, Brady, Kara, Vodka Vince... the list went on and who were all the people that spent time talking to Vince when Brady had warned Sadie to steer clear of the man? And what in gods name was Brady's secret? Maybe it was just me but I just couldn't work it all out. I finally managed to work out the Vodka Vince connection but everything else that came out of the woodwork was definitely a surprise. 

I really enjoyed reading "Don't let Go" which was told from Sadie's POV and although this is a standalone with a HEA, there is another book in the series... we get Grant's story!!!! Yay. 
I rated "Don't let Go" 3.5 Hearts. 


“I’m kidding, Sadie. To be honest I have never tried this place, but you have peaked my interest.” We stand out from the shop to look up at the menu. “So, what do you get?” he asks.
“Usually the veggie de lite.” 
“Are you a vegetarian?” he inquires, sounding like it could be the worst thing in the world.
“Is that a deal breaker for you?” I ask.
“Deal breaker?” he inquiries confused.
“You know, something you find out about someone that makes you not want to date them,” I answer.
“What’s yours?” he asks.
“I asked first. If I was a vegetarian, would that be a deal breaker?”
“I’m not sure anything I find out about you would be a deal breaker, but to be honest I don’t understand vegetarians.”
“Hum.” I turn around to give my order to the cute red head behind the counter who can’t keep her eyes off Brady.
“You never answered. Do you eat meat?” He comes up behind me.
“No, I’m not a vegetarian, I just like the sandwich,” I honestly reply. “I’ll have a veggie de lite with low fat cream cheese” I give the girl my order. Usually I get the garlic and herb spread, but I am not about to talk to Brady with garlic breath.
“What can I get you?” The red head looks Brady up and down while her co-worker starts making my sandwich.
“Same, but garlic and herb cream cheese.” He smiles over to me and I am sure awe fills my face. It makes me half tempted to change my order. “I hate that low fat shit.”
“They have meat, you know?” I tell him.
“I know, I want to experience why you like it so much.” He scoots next to me and my heart races when his hand brushes against mine.
When we get to the cash register, Brady pulls out a twenty before I can even get in my messenger bag, adding chips and drinks to our meals. 
“Don’t pay for me!” I scream.
“Why not?” Brady stares around seeing a few students looking our way after my outburst.
“This is not a date,” I confirm.
“Hey, just because I decide to buy you lunch or dinner, or whatever this meal is doesn’t mean it’s a date.” He softens his voice, getting closer to me.
“It’s just…things get implied with dates.” I’m desperate to compose myself. I don’t want to owe him anything.
“Relax, Sadie. I’ll make you a deal.” He grabs our tray and leads us to a table.
“What?” I take a seat, happy he picked a table in the back.
“You can buy me a meal tomorrow.” He smirks up at me.
“Nice, Carsen,” 
“A meal for a meal, then we will be even.” He takes both straws and pounds them on the table until the wrappers fall down. He puts one in mine and the second in his drink.
“When are your classes tomorrow?” I ask.
“Well…I live off of campus and I don’t have classes on Friday’s, so it will have to be later.” He takes a bite of his sandwich.
“Later, when?” I ask before I take a bit of mine.
“This is really good, you don’t even miss the meat,” he says surprised, lifting his sandwich. “After my show,” he answers my question.
“I told you the sandwich was good. After the show what?” I take a sip of my soda.
“I have a show tomorrow night. We will get something after I’m done,” he casually says while he continues to eat his sandwich. 
“Sorry, but I’m not going to that bar, house or whatever it is from last week.” I shake my head back and forth.
“Good, because we are playing at Aces.” He laughs. “I’ll pick you up.” 
“Um…no. Let me just give you the money.” I dig through my bag getting the ten dollars out placing it on the table.
“That’s not the deal. A meal for a meal. Just so you know, after a show I am so hungry you might get the raw end of this deal,” he jokes.
“I think I already got the raw end. I can’t go to your show tomorrow or out to eat,” I say and put my sandwich down, suddenly not able to finish it.
“What do I have to do?” He asks me before pops a chip in his mouth.
“Nothing. I don’t date.” 
“Okay, it won’t be a date. A friend coming to another friend’s show and then grabbing something to eat. I will even invite my band if it makes you feel better.” His eyes are begging me and I have to admit I want to go after listening to him sing the last few days.
“Fine, but I am bringing my roommate, Jessa, with me,” 

“Great, the more people the better. I’ll pick you both up.” He picks his sandwich back up, happier than before.

Author Bio:

Michelle Lynn has always been a reader, but her passion has become a full-blown addiction since her husband bought her a Kindle for Mother's Day. She's pretty sure that he regrets this on a regular basis. Especially when she has it propped up next to the stove while she cooks, which often results in a burnt dinner. Or when he loses sleep because the glow from the screen wakes him up when he rolls over at three in the morning. He does agree, however, that she uses this gift more than any other he has ever gotten her. She joking counters that, because of some of the steamy novels she reads, he also benefits more from this gift than any other he has gotten her. ;)

Michelle moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids. She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write. With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends. But after chasing around twin preschoolers all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to bed.

Author Links: 

Website: http://www.michellelynnbooks.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/michellelynnbks
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7065829.Michelle_Lynn
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michelle-Lynn/413280762102448


The giveaway consists of 4 - $25 Gift Cards to Amazon; 2 - copies of signed Love Me Back paperbacks;  4 - ebook copies of Don't Let Go; 6 - Don't Let Go Bookmarks

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for participating in the blog tour and the wonderful review!
    For your readers it's .99 right now!