Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Excerpt & Tour: The Sullivans Series by Bella Andre



Contemporary Romance

Date Published: December 5, 2015

Publisher: Oak Press, LLC

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More than 6 million readers have already fallen in love with the Sullivans! Now get ready to meet your new favorite family in Bella Andre's New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romances with the first three books in the #1 hit series.

"Not since Nora Roberts has anyone been able to write a big family romance series with every book as good as the last! Bella Andre never disappoints!" Revolving Bookcase Reviews

THE LOOK OF LOVE
Chloe Peterson is having a bad night. A really bad night. The large bruise on her cheek can attest to that. And when her car skids off the side of a wet country road straight into a ditch, she's convinced even the gorgeous guy who rescues her in the middle of the rain storm must be too good to be true. Or is he?

As a successful photographer who frequently travels around the world, Chase Sullivan has his pick of beautiful women, and whenever he's home in San Francisco, one of his seven siblings is usually up for causing a little fun trouble. Chase thinks his life is great just as it is--until the night he finds Chloe and her totaled car on the side of the road in Napa Valley. Not only has he never met anyone so lovely, both inside and out, but he quickly realizes she has much bigger problems than her damaged car. Soon, he is willing to move mountains to love--and protect--her, but will she let him?

FROM THIS MOMENT ON
For thirty-six years, Marcus Sullivan has been the responsible older brother, stepping in to take care of his seven siblings after their father died when they were children. But when the perfectly ordered future he's planned for himself turns out to be nothing but a lie, Marcus needs one reckless night to shake free from it all.

Nicola Harding is known throughout the world by only one name - Nico - for her catchy, sensual pop songs. Only, what no one knows about the twenty-five year old singer is that her sex-kitten image is totally false. After a terrible betrayal by a man who loved fame far more than he ever loved her, she vows not to let anyone else get close enough to find out who she really is...or hurt her again. Especially not the gorgeous stranger she meets at a nightclub, even though the hunger - and the sinful promises - in his dark eyes make her want to spill all her secrets.

CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE
Gabe Sullivan risks his life every day as a firefighter in San Francisco. But after learning a brutal lesson about professional boundaries, he knows better than to risk his heart to his fire victims ever again. Especially the brave mother and daughter he saved from a deadly apartment fire...and can't stop thinking about.

Megan Harris knows she owes the heroic firefighter everything for running into a burning building to save her and her seven-year-old daughter. Everything except her heart. Because after losing her navy pilot husband five years ago, she has vowed to never suffer through loving - and losing - a man with a dangerous job again.



Excerpt

Chase almost missed the flickering light off on the right side of the two-lane country road. In the past thirty minutes, he hadn’t passed a single car, because on a night like this, most sane Californians—who didn’t know the first thing about driving safely in inclement weather—stayed home.

Knowing better than to slam on the brakes—he wouldn’t be able to help whomever was stranded on the side of the road if he ended up stuck in the muddy ditch right next to them—Chase slowed down enough to see that there was definitely a vehicle stuck in the ditch.

He turned his brights on to see better in the pouring rain and realized there was a person walking along the edge of the road about a hundred yards up ahead. Obviously hearing his car approach, she turned to face him and he could see her long wet hair whipping around her shoulders in his headlights.

Wondering why she wasn’t just sitting in her car, dry and warm, calling Triple A and waiting for them to come save her, he pulled over to the edge of his lane and got out to try and help her. She was shivering as she watched him approach.

“Are you hurt?”

She covered her cheek with one hand, but shook her head. “No.”

He had to move closer to hear her over the sound of the water hitting the pavement in what were rapidly becoming hailstones. Even though he’d turned his headlights off, as his eyes quickly adjusted to the darkness, he was able to get a better look at her face.

Something inside of Chase’s chest clenched tight.

Despite the long, dark hair plastered to her head and chest, regardless of the fact that looking like a drowned rat wasn’t too far off the descriptive mark, her beauty stunned him.

In an instant, his photographer’s eye cataloged her features. Her mouth was a little too big, her eyes a little too wide-set on her face. She wasn’t even close to model thin, but given the way her T-shirt and jeans stuck to her skin, he could see that she wore her lush curves well. In the dark he couldn’t judge the exact color of her hair, but it looked like silk, perfectly smooth and straight where it lay over her breasts.

It wasn’t until Chase heard her say, “My car is definitely hurt, though,” that he realized he had completely lost the thread of what he’d come out here to do.

Knowing he’d been drinking her in like he was dying of thirst, he worked to recover his balance. He could already see he’d been right about her car. It didn’t take a mechanic like his brother, Zach, who owned an auto shop—more like forty, but Chase had stopped counting years ago—to see that her shitty hatchback was borderline totaled. Even if the front bumper wasn’t half smashed to pieces by the white farm fence she’d slid into, her bald tires weren’t going to get any traction on the mud. Not tonight, anyway.

If her car had been in a less precarious situation, he probably would have sent her to hang out in her car while he took care of getting it unstuck. But one of her back tires was hanging precariously over the edge of the ditch.

He jerked his thumb over his shoulder. “Get in my car. We can wait there for a tow truck.” He was vaguely aware of his words coming out like an order, but the hail was starting to sting, damn it. Both of them needed to get out of the rain before they froze.

But the woman didn’t move. Instead, she gave him a look that said he was a complete and utter nut-job.

“I’m not getting into your car.”

Realizing just how frightening it must be for a lone woman to end up stuck and alone in the middle of a dark road, Chase took a step back from her. He had to speak loudly enough for her to hear him over the hail.

“I’m not going to attack you. I swear I won’t do anything to hurt you.”

She all but flinched at the word attack and Chase’s radar started buzzing. He’d never been a magnet for troubled women, wasn’t the kind of guy who thrived on fixing wounded birds. But living with two sisters for so many years meant he could always tell when something was up.

And something was definitely up with this woman, beyond the fact that her car was half-stuck in a muddy ditch.

Wanting to make her feel safe, he held his hands up. “I swear on my father’s grave, I’m not going to hurt you. It’s okay to get into my car.” When she didn’t immediately say no again, he pressed his advantage with, “I just want to help you.” And he did. More than it made sense to want to help a stranger. “Please,” he said. “Let me help you.”

She stared at him for a long moment, hail hammering between them, around them, onto them. Chase found himself holding his breath, waiting for her decision. It shouldn’t matter to him what she decided.

But, for some strange reason, it did.


About the Author


Bella Andre is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of “The Sullivans”, “The Morrisons” and “The Maverick Billionaires” series. 

Having sold more than 6 million books, Bella Andre's novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world and have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists 33 times. She has been the #1 Ranked Author at Amazon (on a top 10 list that included Nora Roberts, JK Rowling, James Patterson and Stephen King). Apple iBooks named her one of their “Bestselling Authors of All Time” (alongside Nicholas Sparks, Nora Roberts and EL James). And Publishers Weekly named Oak Press, the publishing company she created to publish her own books, the Fastest-Growing Independent Publisher in the US. After signing a groundbreaking 7-figure print-only deal with Harlequin MIRA, Bella's “The Sullivans” series is being released in paperback in the US, Canada, and Australia. 

Known for “sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance” (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine “Red Hot Reads” twice and have been translated into ten languages. Winner of the Award of Excellence, The Washington Post called her “One of the top writers in America”; and she has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, NPR, USA Today, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and TIME Magazine. A graduate of Stanford University, she has given keynote speeches at publishing conferences from Copenhagen to Berlin to San Francisco, including a standing-room-only keynote at Book Expo America in New York City. 

Bella also writes the New York Times bestselling Four Weddings and a Fiasco series as Lucy Kevin. Her “sweet” contemporary romances also include the new USA Today bestselling Walker Island series written as Lucy Kevin. 

If not behind her computer, you can find her reading her favorite authors, hiking, swimming or laughing. Married with two children, Bella splits her time between the Northern California wine country and a 100-year-old log cabin in the Adirondacks.


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Book Blitz: Travesty of Justice by Heather F Butler


Title: Travesty of Justice
Author: Heather F Butler
Genre/Age: Romantic Drama/Adult
Series: None
Publisher: Self-published
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SynopsisSamuel, a strong black African man, Nicole a beautiful white woman, that has mystical visions meet in the year of 1999, in the city of Halifax, a small university town in the heart of Nova Scotia. They are living in a society that has been torn with racial tension for centuries. They struggled with discrimination, and are facing too many obstacles.

Samuel, now a medical doctor, is working hard to gain access to his chosen profession. He knocks on many different doors asking for just one chance, to demonstrate his capabilities as a qualified doctor, but his efforts and knocks go unanswered. When they appeal to their government for help and intervention; it is then that they will discover a conspiracy, which will nearly destroy their lives. As Samuel and Nicole work hard to overcome the injustice that is thrown at them. Samuel realizes he is out of time, and the secret he has buried for years from Nicole, can no longer be hidden.

This true-life story called Travesty of Justice, will touch you on a human level, allowing you to look beyond the color of one skin, and see two people, their minds, their hearts, and hear their cries, as they fight for courage and strength, in a society that goes to extraordinary measure to deny access.



He knew the truth would be devastating to Nicole. He only hoped she would be able to bare it. Maybe if his career had advanced the way he had hoped it would, but they didn’t even give him a fair, or a fighting chance.

Now he had to make some hard choices, and it was keeping him up at night, and making him horribly sad. The stress was starting to show, in his eyes, when he looked at her.

The one thing that kept Samuel going through it all, was his deep love for Nicole, and now he may have to let her go. The very thought of losing her, distressed him, and hurt him, to his very core. For now, only he knows the reality of his past life, and his secret. He also knew he couldn’t hide it much longer. And that soon the truth would come to light. May God have mercy on his soul, he thought, and give them both strength, to deal with what is about to happen.



Heather Butler Designer and Owner of The Butler Collection of Jewelry. Author of Travesty of Justice, a compelling drama romance novel, and Thoughtful Moments, a book of inspirational poetry. Heather was born in Nova Scotia, but began her career in the Toronto apparel Industries, where she worked for over 10 ten years. With a talent eye for colors, and good sense for style, she quickly worked her way to the top, managing mutli -million dollar operations. Heather began her jewelry career in 2000, designing jewelry, which was showcased on Canadian shopping channel, under the trade name Unban Chic. She was also the on air sale person, for this line of jewelry, for several years. 

In 2012 Heather founded The Butler Collection, and worked in the company full time. The Butler Collection is a contemporary, and sophisticated fine line of gemstone jewelry, which reflects the modern women of today. Her signature collection is intricate bead work of rare exotic gemstones, pearls and crystal in sterling silver and gold. These one of a kind designs, and limited edition pieces are, distinctive, imaginative, colorful wearable piece of art. 

The Butler Collection jewelry has been worn on the red carpets, and awards show of, The Juno’s, the Academy of Television and Film, The Canadian Music Awards, and short film Crystals awards. The Celebrities that’s have worn The Butler Collection are, Taylor Swift, Catherine Zeta Jones, Michelle Wright, Terri Clark, George Canyon, Amber Marshal, Kira Isabella, Caroline Dawn Johnson, just to name a few. The Tag line for The Butler Collection - (We design jewelry for the woman, who loves to be beautifully different.)

Our mission is to provide beautiful high quality handcrafted jewelry at an affordable priced for women across Canada. The Butler Collection endeavors to maintain new unique jewelry to keep our existing customers returning, and purchasing additional jewelry. We design with current seasonal colors, and fashion trends in mind. Our target market is women 30 to 70 age range, celebrities, business women, corporate executives, tourist’s boutiques, gift shops, galleries, fashion stores, as well as the wedding and special occasion market. 

Heather published her books in 2016, and have gotten great reviews for both books, and is presently working on the sequel to Travesty of Justice, which is called” The Magic in the Little Gemstone Kiosk “. Many churches and schools, often read from her book Thoughtful Moments.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Excerpt & Tour: Breaking the Cowboy's Rules by Leslie North


Breaking the Cowboy's Rules
Wildhorse Ranch Brothers Book 1
by Leslie North
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Ranch owner, Trevor Wild, loves nothing more than spending his day in the saddle riding in the Texas sun. He’s passionate about being the latest generation of Wild man to breed quarter horses on Wildhorse Ranch. But in the aftermath of inheriting a bad business deal the Ranch is in serious financial trouble, and this serious cowboy needs to look outside the box to save his family’s pride and joy. 

Glamping guru, Sabrina Hearthstone, is the best of the best at what she does, and she could very well be Trevor’s saving grace. The blonde beauty arrives at Wildhorse Ranch ready to get the job done. She’s all business when it comes to bringing a little luxury to the leather and dirt clad Ranch. But soon she’ll realize that to renovate the Ranch for Glamping she may have to renovate it’s cowboy too. 

Sabrina is tempting on a whole lot of levels for Trevorwhen he gives into both her touch, and the 1,000 thread count bed sheets, he finds that she soothes his soul. However, Sabrina’s world is a difficult thing for the hardened cowboy to accept. Trevor will have to learn to accept Sabrina and her changes to his world, not only to save Wildhorse Ranch, but to save a love he never expected to find. 





"Huh?" Sabrina glanced up to take him in again, and dropped the side of the log she was holding. Trevor grimaced and set his end down, also. The way his mouth tended to frown naturally—and only deepen when he was annoyed or working—distinguished him from his more approachable twin brother.
"No…I mean, wow. You really aren't, are you?" Now that Sabrina had halted operations, Trevor straightened to regard her in turn. The way she looked him over, with eyes as wide and summer-blue as the Texas sky, made him acutely aware of just how closely they stood.
"No. I really am not," he agreed. He wondered how much Trent let her get away with while he was gone. Sabrina Hearthstone had a face as pretty as an angel's—pair that with her ridiculously tight, stone-washed designer jeans, and he doubted his brother had been willing to deny her much. She was the living, breathing lyric of a country song standing before him—the worshipped, vaunted city girl—and for the first time, Trevor contemplated how much trouble he might be in having her on his property.
At least they had managed to agree on one important detail so far: he wasn't his brother Trent. While the Sheriff of Lockhart Bend might be willing to let certain behaviors slide, Trevor expected a rigid adherence to his rules. If she already found him more serious, more commanding, than his twin brother, then it might make his job a hell of a lot easier.
"So, you must be Trevor," Sabrina deduced. "The owner. Unless you're triplets I wasn't aware of," she appeared to mutter to herself. She extended a slender hand to him, and Trevor removed one of his gloves before taking it in his own. He wondered what his callouses must feel like rubbing against her soft skin. She didn't draw back immediately, which he also found curious. They held the handshake a few seconds longer than strictly necessary before Sabrina withdrew and flushed a little.
"Sorry I mistook you for your brother," she apologized. "I guess I didn't realize you'd be back today."
"I keep to a schedule," Trevor stated. "Which is something you're throwing off already, Miss Hearthstone." He nodded toward the scraps she had accumulated on the porch. "I’m tossing that wood out in the quarterly clear-out.” She stared at him blankly. “That's tomorrow. You want to keep any of it for arts and crafts, I expect you to go through it all today."


Leslie North is the USA Today Bestselling pen name for a critically-acclaimed author of women’s contemporary romance and fiction. The anonymity gives her the perfect opportunity to paint with her full artistic palette, especially in the romance and erotic fantasy genres.
The truth of the matter is she loves her fictional persona, Leslie North, more than her normal, day-to-day persona! Her bestselling books focus on strong characters and particularly women who aren’t afraid to challenge an alpha male. Inspired after years of travel, her stories are set all over the world, from the tough streets of Russia to the beautiful beaches of the middle east.
Leslie fell in love with romance when she first picked up a scrappy, dog-eared romance book from her local library. She began writing soon after and the rest, as they say, was history. She now lives in a cozy cottage on the British coast and enjoys taking long walks with her two Dalmatians, George and Fergie.
She LOVES reader feedback, and if you have any comments, don’t hesitate to contact her!

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Book Blitz: Need You Now by Dei Araujo


Title: Need You Now
Author: Dei Araujo
Genre/Age: Romantic Suspense/Adult
Series: Love's Paradise (Book One)
Publisher: Wild Rose Press
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SynopsisNothing compared to the horror Amaranth Wallace felt upon discovering her babysitter beaten and her autistic son missing. To get him back, she must put all her faith in her ex-lover, the very man she vowed to avoid forever. 

One steamy and mind-blowing night with Amaranth and Nicholas was hooked. But when she chose his half-brother over him, Nicholas turned his back on her and love. Now fate has brought them back together, and Nicholas must revisit old wounds that run deep with the woman who broke his heart. 

Can Amaranth and Nicholas put their torrid history aside to find her son and get a chance at love?


A sigh escaped him. He was wound tight from the stress of the day, and his only desire was to relieve it by getting some shut eye. Unfortunately, her presence in his room drove all thoughts of sleep out the window.

“What are you doing here?” Nicholas picked up a black T-shirt and donned it.

“I needed to speak with you,” she said to the walnut stained door of his bedroom. She stood with her arms hugging her waist as if she was cold, a gesture he noticed she had a habit of doing when she was nervous. Her body was slim, but had curves in all the right places and he had the pleasure of viewing one of those places now. She had a nice, round apple bottom that begged to be grabbed and nibbled. The woman was a magnet, and he was her polar opposite, drawn inexplicably to her. He found his feet moving to stand behind her, his steps muffled by the plushness of his carpet. He inhaled her scent and catalogued it to his memory. She smelled of lavender, vanilla and a hint of something citrus. In a word, she smelled delicious.

“You do know you can turn around,” he said, his voice ruffling the wisps of wayward hair. “Your innocent eyes are protected.”



Dei Araujo knew she wanted to be a writer at the age of 11 after writing a short story that drew a raucous response from her dad. Her love for romance came through her mother who encouraged Dei’s voracious appetite for reading. She went on to win writing awards in high school to include a first-place award for poetry in honor of her father who served during the first Gulf War. 

After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Journalism/News Editorial, Dei was commissioned in the Air Force as a public affairs officer where she utilized her skill as a writer to tell the Air Force story. Her military career took her all over the world and exposed her different cultures and people. 

While serving as an Air Force reservist, Dei completed her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University and rediscovered her voice as a romance writer. She’s living out her real-life love story in beautiful Miami, Florida, with her soulmate, and their four rambunctious boys. 

Need You Now, a romantic suspense, is her first novel and the first in the Love’s Paradise series.

Dei is a member of Romance Writers of America.

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Release Blitz: Legacy of Evil by Sharon Buchbinder

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The exciting next installment from the Hotel LaBelle Series by Sharon Buchbinder
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LEGACY OF EVIL
Sharon Buchbinder
Series: Hotel LaBelle Series Book 2
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: October 13, 2017
Legacy of Evil
One battle, one outcome. Who will win? Good or evil?
When a wild mustang is shot in Montana, renowned horse whisperer and telepath, Emma Horserider, is called in to calm the herd and find out what happened. Once on scene she is almost killed by a bullet-spewing drone, and calls her black ops brother for back-up.
Emma's help roars into her life covered in tattoos and riding a Harley. Remote viewer Bronco Winchester takes the assignment because he is ordered to, but he wonders what type of assistance, his boss's sister needs. That is until he sees Emma, a valiant Warrior Woman proud of her Crow heritage.
Posing as a married couple, Emma and Bronco go undercover to infiltrate and stop a hate group. Both are anxious enough without the now growing attachment they feel for one another. When the lives of many are on the line, they are not sure if they will live or die—let alone have a chance at love.
Sharon Buchbinder has done it again! This book has quickly became a favorite of mine and with every word, I was hanging on for dear life.
- Virginia Marks, Goodreads Reviewer
I love this series. The paranormal and mystic surprises and suspense in this book make it a very entertaining read.
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Bronco now stood squinting in the late afternoon sun, knocking at a door with no bell, and waiting for a response. Dogs barked and a window curtain twitched. Good. Someone was home. He adjusted his pack, leaned his head back, closed his eyes, and said, "Any time now." As the words slid out of his mouth, he heard the unmistakable sound of a shotgun being pumped.
Uh. Oh.
He raised his hands. "Don't shoot. I'm unarmed."
Turning slowly to face his fate, his jaw fell open, and his heart rate kicked up a notch from being on the wrong end of a shotgun or from the weapon holder's looks, he wasn't sure. A raven haired Amazon in a tank top, jeans, and metal tipped cowboy boots held the Mossberg 500 in a perfect military stance. Long strands of hair blew across her face in the hot breeze. A large purple bruise bloomed on her left cheek. She squinted her dark brown eyes and gave him a laser-beam once over from his dusty black boots to his sweat soaked do-rag.
"Who are you, and what do you want?"
If he hadn't been so intent on not getting killed, he would have spent more time staring at those full, luscious, kissable lips and thinking about how she would taste. As it was, he guessed he had less than a minute to respond before getting blasted into the next county.

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Sharon Buchbinder
Sharon Buchbinder has been writing fiction since middle school and has the rejection slips to prove it. An RN, she provided health care delivery, became a researcher, association executive, and obtained a PhD in Public Health. When not teaching or writing, she can be found fishing, walking her dogs, or breaking bread and laughing with family and friends in Baltimore, MD and Punta Gorda, FL.
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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Review: Neighbors by Hazel Kelly

Title: Neighbors
Author: Hazel Kelly
Genre/Age: Contemporary Dark Romance/Adult
Series: Soul Mates (Book Seven)
Publisher: Self-published
Format: ebook via 
Rating: ✺✺✺
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SynopsisI may be a sinner, but I once loved a saint. I thought he was my forever... 

But days after my eighteenth birthday, my forever changed in an instant, and I had no choice but to abandon him. 

On the plus side, at least I'm free now. 

Free from everything but my darkest secret, the nightmares it provokes, and the knowledge that the choices I've made make me unworthy of love. 

Or at least, the kind of love I knew with him. 

But I had it once. 

And in my darkest moments, its memory gives me strength. 

*This standalone romance contains dark themes, adult content, and a true love story that will make you believe in the power of fate, forgiveness, and a good f***


**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book.**

I can't stop smiling...

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Lilly has been keeping secrets for years. When one incident turned her entire world upside down, she was forced to flee her home and leave the love of her life behind. Her life since then hasn't been easy, but she's made the best out of a bad situation. The most she can hope for is to finish her degree and finally gain control over her future. Then she runs into Sebastian and everything changes. 

Sebastian's heart still hasn't healed in the years since Lilly disappeared from his life. One look at the woman just proves that he'll never be able to move on without her. And while reconnecting with his old flame might be easy, he still wants answers. But learning about her troubled past and deciding if they have a future together may be the hardest thing he's ever done.

Confession time: I was a little worried when I started this book. Why? Because it's different from what I expect to see when I read an installment in the Soul Mates series. This story is 'dark' and not as light-hearted as the previous books. So while I love this author's writing in so many ways, I was a little hesitant to try something different. In the end, I have no regrets and almost feel silly for even considering that I might not enjoy this book. Because I certainly did.

The plot is very complicated but not too much to where I ever got confused. Our pair have been separated for years following an event that remains a mystery for most of the book. Little clues are dropped here and there, so I was able to put some of it together before it was revealed. Still, Lilly's secret surprised me.

While I think the overall tone to the book is more somber than most, there are sparks of humor and hope throughout. I loved Sebastian's attitude toward his life and his relationship with Lilly. He was a more mature character than I expected and I think it made me love him all the more. The way he treated Tiffany in her moment of need impressed the heck out of me. I felt terrible for him when his heart was broken, but I also had faith in him. He was a great character.

And Lilly, while she made some questionable decisions, was a breath of fresh air. Even in her lowest moments, she never lost hope that she could turn things around. I loved that she wasn't exactly apologetic for everything she'd done because she knew her sister depended on her. I hate characters who wallow in their mistakes while they continue to make them. Lilly knew the score and was a realistic character that I could relate to.

I should probably mention, since it might be important for certain readers, that there is some drug use in this story. And while it isn't condoned, it isn't glossed over either. So if that bothers you, you might want to prepare yourself to see it. I think there are two instances where it happens. Just fair warning for those with triggers.

In closing...
The last few chapters put a giant goofy grin on my face and it's still there as I write this review. I can't wait to see what comes next in this series and I won't be hesitant ever again. Five suns!