Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Carey Heywood's "Her".

@Careylolo    @BookEnthusiast1
The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be a part of the Blog Tour for Carey Heywood's "Her."
(Giveaway at bottom of post)

~ 3.5 Hearts ~ 


You know her side of the story, now learn his.

"It was useless. I felt branded beneath my skin by a girl who left without even saying goodbye."

When Will Price was assigned a partner for a sixth grade class project he had no idea she would become his best friend. After years of friendship, she eventually became so much more. Then, one day she left with no explanation. 

Will’s life shattered right before his eyes and he was left alone to pick up the pieces. Floundering, Will must figure out a way to carry on, to find a way to exist without her. 

Seven years later, a chance encounter leaves him desperate to get her back. He has one week to make her his again. Not everyone gets a second chance with the love of their life and Will is determined to never lose her again.

Blog Tour Review: Surj Harvey

Carey Heywood's "Him" was such a fab read where I fell hopelessly in love with the male lead 'William Price." So when the author said we would be getting the story from Will's POV, I was both nervous and excited. I really wanted the opportunity to get inside his head but in the same breath, I didn't want to feel like I was reading the same story twice. I was pleasantly surprised because I felt I got so much more, especially from the scenes that had already featured in the first book. 

"Her" was told in chronological order so the first 40% or so was pre wedding. I loved reading about how Will and Sarah's friendship as children came about and how it developed over the years. As I said in my review for "Him," it was cute. 

I know I'm attracted to her, but there's no way I'm making a move on her. 
I can't risk our friendship. She's the one constant in my life. 

Friendship soon turned into lust and obviously turned into love and for everyone else, it was plain as day that these two belonged together. So when they finally made a go of it, it was no surprise but it was still  heart warming to read. Although I'd read some of the past in "Him," I didn't feel like I was re reading the same book. It felt different despite the outcome being the same which was good.  I got a true understanding of the depth of love Will actually felt for Sarah but also the complete devastation he felt when she walked out of his life. He really had no clue why she left and he would spend years searching for the answers that never came:

"I feel branded beneath my skin by a girl who left without even saying goodbye.

The wedding took up approximately 25% of the book, again that was fine because I was inside William Price's head which I loved. He was determined he was going to get his girl back... I mean he'd spent the last seven years dreaming of this moment and he wasn't going to let her get away again: 

Over the last seven years, I've tried to move on, to find someone else. Problem is, 
she's it for me, and I have the next week to prove it to her. 

Unfortunately, post wedding is where I kinda lost interest a little. The remaining part of the story was Will and Sarah building a future together and it was nice!!! I didn't want it to be nice!!! I wanted a spanner in the works... like a huge one but it never came. The thrill of the chase was gone, the honeymoon period over and it was just two people reconnecting and making up for the last seven years (both in and out of the bedroom) and I was a little bored. I wanted butterflies and nervousness and heart dropping moments but they never came. I was gutted. 

Will's character definitely kept me captivated. Both in the past and the present, i saw a very caring and protective side to him when it came to Sarah. When others were so hurtful, he desperately tried to shield her from the pain it would cause. His love for her was undeniable and his perseverence to get his girl back made my heart swell. This time he wouldn't be letting her go quite so easily. And Sarah, she had grown into such a strong, confident woman. Yes she was scared but I'm so glad they worked through all the BS others had caused and managed to find an even ground to build a future. 

The secondary  characters in the book were also just fab. I got to see more of Brian who I adored and Sawyer was hilarious as ever (I really hope that girl gets her own book). I also got to see other characters develop and change including Will's mother who did manage to  redeem  herself somewhat!!! 

The writing in "Her" was simple yet effective and overall, up until post wedding, I did enjoy the story. 
I rated "Her" 3.5 Hearts

Author Bio: 

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. I make up stuff and write it down. Here are some things that make up who I am, in no particular order; Books, Swedish Fish, Rivers, Kids (I have some), Husband (I have 1), Dog, Wuss, Reader, Elephants, Mermaid Shows, Belgian Chocolate, Plastic Rings, Fizzy Water, Abs (I don't have them...well yes, I have them but they're nothing to look at I meant Abs that I like to look at), Twitter (@careylolo), Making up Words, Chair Dancing, Old Movies, Cartoons, Belgian Waffles, Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, People, Kayaks, Screen Porches, Laughing, Colored Paperclips, Junky Green Laptop, Golden Rule, Falling in Love, Jumping in Puddles, Spellcheck, Windy Days.

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Links to HIM:

Amazon UK:           http://amzn.to/187FrYc
Amazon.com:          http://amzn.to/12asbhf

Link to my review:  http://bit.ly/10JuhGL
Goodreads:           http://bit.ly/17Cp4yr 

Giveaway: Kindle Paperwhite: Open Internationally 

Amazon’s list of countries they ship to: http://amzn.to/17KLBrQ
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  1. Wow!! Thanks for this opportunity!!

  2. i loved "Him". I 1 clicked "her" the second it was published. Still haven't had a chance to read it. Cant wait though

  3. Good evening and thank you for this give away. Putting these books: hers & him on my goodreads as tbr. Thank you and good luck to everyone who enters this giveaway.