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In book two of the Serenity Series, the love story between Madison and Landon continues to grow and intensify. All Merfolk have been summoned to solve a problem in the Red Sea. As the fury intensifies deeper in the sea; so does the depths of their feelings.  The raging water and raging hormones could make for dangerous waves. Will Landon survive the danger of the evil in the world? Will their raging hormones soar high above the stormy seas? Expected release date Sept. 2013



 
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This week Taylor Lakke a young adult paranormal romance author who wr is being featured on Authors Helping Authors blog spot! http://www.authorbloggerexchange.com/taylorlakke/
 Authors Helping Authors is a great new group on Facebook where authors come together to get questions answered and help each other out in their endeavors. It is a very friendly and open group with some great authors participating.  You can check them out here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/authorsHA/
What are you waiting for? You could be next........... 

To celebrate her Feature she is  giving away a signed copy of her  book on their site at 
http://www.authorbloggerexchange.com/taylorlakke/   



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This cover reveal is for debut author, Mary Smith.  The book will be released July 1, 2013.

BOOK BLURB:


Melting Away the Ice

Sara Smith, a hardworking lawyer, thought she found her true love. Unfortunately, that was a huge mistake.  Now she goes home alone at night and avoids people. Until one day her best friend forces her to go to a hockey game.
Lucas Sharp, the Capitan of the Chicago Eagles, has focused on one thing, winning the Cup.  It was not until a meet and greet after a game that he saw Sara.
After finally going in a few dates Lucas knows that she is hiding something, but Sara won’t talk about it. Will Lucas be able to melt away the ice on her heart and still win the Cup? Or will Sara keep her true-self frozen away from finding happiness?

**This is an adult book with adult content**

Cover design: Bailey Ardisone


COVER REVEAL:





ABOUT THE AUTHOR:



Mary Smith was born in Chicago, Illinois but is currently living in West Virginia with her amazing husband.  Mary never misses a Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bears or a Chicago Bulls game.  She loves her sports.  Mary never goes anywhere without her Kindle, her laptop or a book in hand. If you can’t find her reading than she is reviewing books on her site, which she co-founded, Book Nerds Across America.

STALK HER AT:




 
Book Blurb:

Jude has spent the whole twenty one years of his life running. From what, he wasn't quite sure. His mother tried to keep him safe; a low profile, a constant move on the horizon, a week's pay always stashed away. She tried to instill in him that he was special somehow, though would never elaborate. He never felt different. He was so completely normal and vanilla that he wondered if it had all been in her head. But then she was murdered and all he saw was a running silhouette of a man as his mother said three final words to him. Three words that changed his whole being.

          Never stop running…
          Now he's semi-settled into a big town. The college is huge and easy to blend into. It's been three months since he had to move because 'Biloxi', as he calls the man who killed his mother, found him once more.
          Then Marley, an eighteen year old girl who is as infuriating as she is blissfully ignorant of her gorgeousness, smashes into his car with hers. Then smashes into his life as he realizes that whatever it is he has that Biloxi wants, she has it, too. And now, they're after them both.




EXCERPT:


And now, as I stared out into the dark rain to see a POS car sideways in the road, I knew the world hated me, had to, because someone had just smashed her car into my truck.
         I got out and braced myself. It wasn't easy to pay cash for new cars every time I needed to skip town. It was hard living when you couldn't be who you really were. Finding people to pay you under the table was almost impossible these days.
         I groaned and glared at the beauty standing at the end of my truck. "Look at that!"
         "I'm so sorry," she began. I could tell she really was, but I was beyond pissed. "I'll call my insurance company right now."
         That stopped me. "No!" I shouted and she jolted at the verbal assault. "No insurance."
         "Well," she pondered, "what do you mean? I have good insurance."
         "But I don't."
         She turned her head a bit in thought and then her mouth fell open as she realized what I was saying. "You don’t have any insurance, do you?"
         "No," I answered. "Look. Whatever, we'll just call this even-steven, because you did hit me."
         "Even-steven my butt!" she yelled and scurried to jump in front of me, blocking my way.
         "And what a cute butt it is."
         Even through the noise of water hitting metal, I heard her intake of breath. The rain pelted us in the dark. I hoped no one came around the corner. It would be hard for them to see us here in the middle of the road. She might get hurt. Then I wondered why I cared.
         "Look, buddy," she replied and crossed her arms. It drew my eyes to her shirt. My eyes bulged 'cause that shirt…well, it was see-through now. She caught on and jerked her crossed arms higher. "How dare you! You're on a roll in the jerkface department, you know that!"
         "My specialty," I said and saluted as I climbed in my truck. "Get your pretty butt in your car and let's pretend this never happened, shall we?"
         Because if cops and insurance were brought into this, I'd be on the run sooner than I thought.
         She huffed. "Excuse me-"
         "Darling. Car. Now." She glared. "Like right now."
         She threw her hands up in the air and yelled, "I knew chivalry was dead!" before climbing in her car and driving away. She didn't know it, but I was being as chivalrous as they come. I made sure she got out of the rain and back into her car, even though she didn't like the way I did it, and I got her as far away from me as I could.
         In my book, I deserved a freaking medal for being so chivalrous. Because people that stuck with me didn't live long.
         Just ask my mom.
         Oh, wait, you can't. She died long, long years ago saving my life. I refused to bring anyone onto this sinking ship with me. If it finally did go down, I was going down alone.
 
Expected Release Date: September 2013


Book Blurb:
Through The Eyes Of Love
The love between Isabella and Logan intensifies.

Isabella, Logan and Cheveyo unite in their quest to seek out others who have become prisoners of fear after visiting the Petroglyphs.

They become captivated by a little boy. Having to see things through the eyes of a child changes everything. Will they unveil the clandestine significance of the spirit who chose the child in time?



About the author:
Jenna Roads
YA/ New Adult Paranormal Romance Author 
I am a Registered Nurse who is now devoting my time to writing fiction, reading, making scrapbooks, taking pictures, traveling and enjoying family and friends. I am a mother of two. When I'm not writing, I'm dreaming up characters for my next book. I love cotton nighties and comfortable shoes. My dream is to one day have an island of my very own where I can hold up there and write until my hearts content.


All of her hangouts:



www.jennaroads.com

www.facebook.com/AuthorJennaRoads

https://twitter.com/JennaRoads

http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/9992120-jenna-roads

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jenna-roads/56/b44/566/

https://plus.google.com/113527653753645479421/

http://pinterest.com/jennaroads/

https://www.amazon.com/author/jennaroads

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/267846

 
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Summary...

Maddox is running.

By accident, he discovered long ago that he was adopted as a baby and his need to find his biological father has consumed him ever since. Now, on a road trip, determined to find his father and his sanity, and armed with locations and his cousin, Nixon, to help him, maybe he can find the answers he’s been searching for. With nothing but a suitcase and a wad of cash to get him there, lead after lead takes him further from home.

But he’ll find much more than he intended.

He finds Storey, a pint sized pin-up model who has learned painful lessons about guys. Her wounds run deep, but so do his. She knows what she wants, but will she recognize it when it’s right in front of her?

Maddox can’t touch anyone without feeling like his skin is crawling, but just maybe his instinct to protect this amazing girl will supersede his own hang-ups.

If he can brush her skin and start to feel alive inside...everything will change.




About the Author…

Lila Felix lives in the swamps of Louisiana with her husband and three boisterous children. She loves coffee, anything cinnamon and loves to cook. She is a big roller derby fan. When she's not writing, she's watching 80's movies, reading, and collecting duct tape.


Interview
I had the honor of interviewing Lila Felix and got the inside scoop on who she really is. I can tell you,  she is awesome! Enjoy this interview and then, go out and support her books.  Just FYI, I am reading Love and Skate right now and loving it.


1. Which book do you suggest I start with first?  I suggest Love and Skate, it’s one of my faves.
2. Who does your book covers? With the exception of Love and Skate and How It Rolls, I do my own covers.
3. Do you have a family? Yes, My husband and I will be married 15 years in December and I have a son and two daughters.
4. What is your favorite meal? How about favorite restaurant? Favorite meal is anything breakfast.  I love to go to a local place called Jamine’s on the Bayou, excellent Cajun food.
5. What is your drink of choice? Sweet tea, water, Dr. Pepper.
6. What kind of books do you like to read? I love to read YA and I used to read a lot of Amish fiction and historical fiction.
7. What would be your favorite country to visit and why? I would love to go to Costa Rica, it looks so beautiful and my husband speaks the language!
8. If you knew in advance that you were going to be stranded on a deserted island and could only take 5 things, what would those things be? Wow, only five, huh? Paper, pens, hairbands (I never ever wear my hair down), Dr. Pepper and Burt’s Bees chapstick.
9. What was your favorite thing to do in the summer as a kid? Swim, we swam all the time!
10.What are your favorite things to do for fun now? Swimming, fishing, reading, reading, reading.
11. What is your favorite kind of music? Who is your favorite artist? I like all kinds of music.  Right now my favorite band is The Pretty Reckless and Miner.
12. What are two of your favorite movies? Pretty in Pink, Jane Eyre
13. Who are your favorite authors? Shelly Crane, Anne Eliot, Amity Hope, Rachel Higginson.
14. What are your hobbies/interests? I love to cook and go to roller derby bouts.

Thank you Lila for honoring me on my blog today. I can tell you that I am your newest fan!


Lila Felix Links...


Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6519682.Lila_Felix

Facebook Fanpage https://www.facebook.com/AuthorLilaFelix?fref=ts

Twitter https://twitter.com/AuthorLilaFelix

Blog http://authorlilafelix.blogspot.com/



Love and Skate Series Links...

Love and Skate: Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Love-Skate-Lila-Felix/dp/1481083538/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365429579&sr=8-1&keywords=love+and+skate

B&N http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-and-skate-lila-felix/1113747491
How It Rolls Links
How It Rolls: Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Rolls-Love-Skate-Series-ebook/dp/B00BEIBF2Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1365429676&sr=1-1&keywords=how+it+rolls

B&N http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/how-it-rolls-liila-felix/1114576467?ean=2940016225654

Down n’ Derby: Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Down-Derby-Love-Skate-ebook/dp/B00CBMLQ26


Blog Tour Schedule:

May 9th:
I Read Indie (Dream Cast)
ToBe Thode (Review)
Shelly Crane (Review)

May 10th: LeBook Squirrel  (Review)
A Diary of a Book Addict (Review)
Jenna Roads (Interview)

May 11th: Britt Reads Indie (Review)
Living in Your Own World (Excerpt)
Andrea Heltsley (Review)

May 12th: Maria's Book Blog (Review)
Rain's Reading Room (Review)
Book Crazy (Excerpt)

May 13th: Love Between The Sheets ( Storey's Playlist)
Nancy Straight (Maddox & Storey's Quick 5)

May 14th: Always YA at Heart (Review)
3 Chicks and Their Books (Review)
Turn The Page (Interview/Character Post)

May 15th: Book Nerds Across America (Excerpt)
Misty Provencher (Down N Derby Playlist)
Krystal Clear Book Reviews  Review)

May 16th: Into The Night Reviews (Review)
The Alternative Kryptonite (Interview)
A.M. Hargrove (Character Promo Post)



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GIVEAWAY

 
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About the book:


Allison O'Malley  just graduated from college. Her life's plan is to get a job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She doesn't have room for friends or even Ethan, who clearly wants more. 

When Allison's long-lost father shows up, he claims he can bring her mother back from the dark place her mind has sent her. He reveals legends of a race of people long forgotten, the Tuatha de Danaan, along with the truth about why he abandoned her mother.

Release date: April 29,2013

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Laura Howard lives in New Hampshire with her husband and four children. Her obsession with books began at the age of 6 when she got her first library card. Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley High and other girly novels were routinely devoured in single sittings. Books took a backseat to diapers when she had her first child. It wasn’t until the release of a little novel called Twilight, 8 years later, that she rediscovered her love of fiction. Soon after, her own characters began to make themselves known. The Forgotten Ones is her first published novel.

official site: laurahoward78.blogspot.com
twitter.com/laurahoward78
facebook.com/pages/Laura-Howard/185825048120124


Interview



1. Where do you get book ideas?

Finding ideas to write about has never been a problem for me. My brain is constantly cooking up “what if’s”. Some things come from songs or other books. A lot of my stories have roots in my own life -- not necessarily my own experiences, but the experiences of those close to me.


2. Who designed the cover of your book?

I found the photo by a college student on Deviantart. I sent it to Stephanie Mooney, and she worked her magic.


3. What is your favorite hobby besides writing?

Reading, of course!


4.What is your number one pet peeve?

Constant complaining. What a downer!


5. What are your two favorite movies?

Titanic and The Holiday


6.Where is one place in the world you would really love to visit and why?

Ireland. It’s beautiful and my novels are all based in Irish lore.


7. What is your favorite restaurant?

I don’t have one. I like several, but nothing stands out.


8.What is your favorite song right now?

Anything by Pink.


9.If your book was made into a movie who would play the lead roles?

Melissa Benoist would play Allison. Her character was based on Michelle Trachtenberg, but I think Michelle is too old now.


Steven R. McQueen would play Ethan.

Jeremy Sumpter would play Liam.


10. What is one tip you would give to new authors?


Stop reading about writing. I got caught up in reading about it and not actually doing it. The best thing I did was just get through draft one and then have someone critique it for me. That’s how I learned to write, not from reading about it.

Thank you so much  Laura for answering all of my silly questions  and I wish you loads of success for the future.

My Review: 5 0f 5 stars***** For the beautiful story of 'The Forgotten Ones'
I loved this story about Allison O'Malley who is trying to take the burden off of her grandparents who they live with and take care of her mother who has schizophrenia. She works at her grandpas hardware store.She is trying to save money for school.  She usually keeps to herself and doesn't let people in except her one true friend Nicol.  Ethan who she has secretly been in love tries to break through to her.  Her father who has been absent, comes to her telling her, he can help her mother Beth come out of the darkness of her mind. She doesn't trust him. She learns things about her history that take her to a world she didn't know existed.

They have great adventures. I love the Irish Folk Lore in this book and swoon worthy Ethan.
I love the starting romance and I love Allison O'Malley and her strength. Great Read!



~TOUR SCHEDULE~



April 30 Road Race(Jenna's Junction Blog) *Interview
Conversations of a Reading Addict *Review & Playlist (blogger's choice of music)
My Library in the Making *Review & Favorite Quotes
The Quiet Concert *Review & Excerpt (blogger's choice)
Emily's Crammed Bookshelf *Blurb & Excerpt (blogger's choice)

May 1 Ethereal Book Reviews *Blurb & Excerpt (blogger's choice)
Passion and Life *Review
Ever and Ever Sight *Review & Favorite Quotes
My Book Memoirs *Review & Excerpt (blogger's choice)
Living Life Bright *Blurb & Author Spotlight

May 2 I Have Lived a Thousand Lives *Guest Post
For The Love Of Film And Novels *Review & Excerpt (blogger's choice)
Ramblings of a Daydreamer *Review & Favorite Quotes
  Book Boyfriend Reviews *Review
Coffee, books and me *Blurb & Author Spotlight


May 3 Delirious About Books *Blurb & Excerpt (blogger's choice)
YA Bookmark *Review & Playlist (blogger's choice of music)
Always YA at Heart *Review & Favorite Quotes
Dazzled by Books *Review & Excerpt (blogger's choice)
B.O.O.K.L.I.F.E *Blurb & Author Spotlight


May 4 Mr. Book Wonder *Interview
Books to Consider *Review & Dream cast (blogger's choice of actors)
Moosubi Reviews! *Review & Excerpt (blogger's choice)
Leeanna.me *Review
Snuggling on the Sofa *Blurb & Author Spotlight


*No stops on Sunday


May 6 LeBookSquirrel *Blurb & Excerpt (blogger's choice)
Snowdrop Dreams of Books *Review & Playlist (blogger's choice of music)
Pages Of Forbidden Love *Review & Favorite Quotes
Paperrdolls *Review & Excerpt (blogger's choice)
The Book Town *Review & Favorite Quotes


May 7 Writer of Wrongs *Guest post
Lost in Literature *Review & Excerpt (blogger's choice)
  The Teen Book Guru *Review
Forget the Housework, I'm Reading...... *Review & Dream cast (blogger's choice of actors)
ReadingYA *Review & Favorite Quotes
Books Live Forever *Blurb & Author Spotlight

May 8 Student Spyglass *Review
The Girl in a Cafe *Review & Playlist (blogger's choice of music)
Library of a Book Witch *Review & Favorite Quotes
Reading Is My Breathing *Review & Excerpt (blogger's choice)
Paperback Princess *Blurb & Author Spotlight

May 9 Kindred Dreamheart *Interview
Just a Booklover *Review & Excerpt (blogger's choice)
In Wonderland *Review & Favorite Quotes
My Bookmark Blog *Review
Tumbling In Books *Review & Excerpt (blogger's choice)

May 10 The Literati Press *Review
Bookcase to Heaven™ *Review & Dream cast (blogger's choice of actors)
Reading Under the Stars *Review & Favorite Quotes
She's Got Books on Her Mind *Review & Excerpt (blogger's choice)
New Adult Addiction *Review & Playlist (blogger's choice)


May 11 Jessabella Reads *Guest post
A Dream Within A Dream *Author Spotlight, Excerpt & Playlist (blogger's choice)
Reader Girls *Review & Favorite Quotes
Brandee's Book Endings *Review & Excerpt (blogger's choice)
Spellbound Author Nikki Jefford *Review


*No stops on Sunday


May 13 BRIANNA LEE BOOK REVIEWS *Review 
Candy Coated Book Blog *Review & Excerpt (blogger's choice)
Love, Literature, Art, and Reason *Review & Favorite Quotes
All About YA Novels *Review 
JennReneeRead *Review


May 14 Girls *Heart* Books *Review & Playlist (blogger's choice of music)
Book Crook Reviews *Review & Excerpt (blogger's choice)
Step Into Fiction *Review
Fueled by Fiction *Review 
The Book Town *Blurb & Author Spotlight

The Giveaway!

 

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ABOUT THE BOOK:


D005 has been a part of a secret government program known as the Delta Project her entire life. She has been genetically modified to be stronger, faster, smarter and to heal faster. Trained in hand-to-hand combat, weaponry and battle tactics, she has been worked to physical and mental exhaustion every day of her life. Raised without love or care of any kind, she has no idea what it means to be happy – to be free. And now she has run away.


After leaving the Hartman Ranch in order to keep her new friends out of danger, Weston embarks on a mission to save her brother and the other Deltas with the help of someone from her past. While at it, she will learn more about the Delta Project itself and what it is about the Deltas that makes them special.

During her journey, she will be put in difficult situations. Will she be able to remain the caring, fun-loving Weston she became? Or will she revert to the cold, distant D005 of her past? 

And will she ever see Cormac or any of the others ever again?


BUY THE BOOK HERE:


Delta Project: Rescue (Book 2)

My Review:
I really loved the first book and was thrilled to receive an ARC of book two! Book two was action packed just like book one and was suspense filled. Weston is in turmoil when trying to go back and save her brother and some other genetically modified Deltas on her own. She encounters much resistance and the book keeps you turning those pages. I was captivated. I love Weston and Cormac! There is also a love story going on. You will love it. I can't wait for the next book
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AUTHOR BIO:

Jessica Jaster lives in Iowa with her husband and her (currently) one year old and two year old, as well as their cat, Pandora.

Jessica graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Anthropology.  Yes, she realizes that there is a big difference between Anthropology and writing young adult novels.  She actually tried for an English major (well actually, it was Criminal Justice, then English, then Anthropology), but the classes she had to take just did not fly with her.  Although, since Anthropology is pretty much just the study of humans and human culture, it could tie in with her novels in some way.

She has always had an over-active imagination and has been making stories up in her head for herself for as long as she can remember and finally decided to start writing them down (when she is not busy chasing the two little ones around anyway) and sharing them with anyone interested. Most ideas she has so far for her novels are for young adults - some fantasy, some science fiction and some normal contemporary story-lines. 

LINKS:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JessicaJasterAuthor?fref=ts

Website: http://jljaster-yaauthor.weebly.com/index.html

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JessicaJaster1


Jessica Jaster Blog Tour

04/21/13              Mary – www.booknerdsacrossamerica.com – Review

                                Alex – http://alexreadsbooks101.blogspot.ca/ - Review

04/22/13              Jenna – www.jennaroads.com – review

                                Lesley – www.lesleypeck.com/ - review

                                Ashley - http://smardy-pants.blogspot.com/ - Review

04/23/13              Kathryn - http://www.tsktskwhattoread2.blogspot.com/ - Review

                                Kristina – http://everandeversight.blogspot.com/ - Review

04/24/13              Candace – http://lifebetweenthepages.com/ - Review

                                Halee – http://www.bookaddictsblog.blogspot.com/ - Spotlight

04/25/13              Candice –  www.lubsbookchatter.blogspot.com/ - Review

                                Rachel – http://rachielsblog.blogspot.com/ - Review

                                Paul – http://sherahart.blogspot.com/ - Review

04/26/13              Christine – http://chrissteen.wordpress.com/ - Review


                                Jacque – http://jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/ - spotlight

04/27/13              Tawnya – http://onemorechapterreviews1.blogspot.com/ - Reviews


WIN A COPY OF BOOK ONE BEFORE RELEASE OF BOOK TWO . WINNER PICKED FRIDAY 4-26-13
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If you have not figured it out already, Shelly Crane is my very favorite author. I have read all of her books.  I might be a touch biased, but I don't think she can write a bad book. This is another masterpiece............
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YA author from a small town in Georgia and loves everything about the south. She is wife to a fantastical husband and stay at home mom to two boisterous and mischievous boys who keep her on her toes. They currently reside in everywhere USA as they happily travel all over with her husband's job. She loves to spend time with her family, binge on candy corn, go out to eat at new restaurants, buy paperbacks at little bookstores, site see in the new areas they travel to, listen to music everywhere and also LOVES to read.
Her own books happen by accident and she revels in the writing and imagination process. She doesn't go anywhere without her notepad for fear of an idea creeping up and not being able to write it down immediately, even in the middle of the night, where her best ideas are born.

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Book Synopsis:


A girl.
A coma.
A life she can't remember.

When Emma Walker wakes up in the hospital with no knowledge of how she got there, she learns that she's been in a coma for six months. Strangers show up and claim to be her parents, but she can't remember them. She can't remember anyone. Not her friends, not even her boyfriend. Even though she can't remember, everyone wants her to just pick up where she left off, but what she learns about the 'old her' makes her start to wish she'd never woken up. Her boyfriend breaks up with the new girl he's dating to be with her, her parents want her to start planning for college, her friends want their leader back, and her physical therapist with the hazel eyes keeps his distance to save his position at the hospital.
Will she ever feel like she recognizes the girl in the mirror?

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My Review: ***** 5 of 5 stars
Absolutely Amazing! Loved It.I loved that it kept me on the edge of my seat and I became instantly invested. This was very real and not candy coated. It was full of raw emotion. You felt like you were there. There were so many things that made it feel so genuine, but especially how when she awoke from her coma she didn't like anything they told her about who she was including her pompous boyfriend. I loved Emma and Mason and their bond. I loved the character of Isabella. I really loved the ending which was so true to real life. This was an amazing read!

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    Jenna Roads

    Mother of two who loves to read, write and travel. When I'm not writing I'm dreaming up characters for my next book. I love cotton nighties and comfortable shoes. My dream is to one day have an island of my very own where I can hold up there and write until my hearts content. 


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