Book review and Giveaway contest with author Chrissy Brown
Hello, and welcome to author Chrissy Brown. I was given a free copy of this book for an honest review.
This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Chrissy Brown will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner, also an ebook of the second installment of the series Come a Little Closer (tentatively to be released 2/9), to another randomly drawn winner, both via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.
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She is beautiful, probably the most beautiful girl I've ever seen, but she's damaged.
Her a-hole exboyfriend broke her.
I still want her.
I can show her that all men aren't the same
That I'm different.
He's everything I need to stay away from, and I try.
I really do, but he's relentless.
So, I give in and let him have me.
All of me.
I should have known better.
Read an Excerpt:
I throw the valet at the Sheraton Hotel my keys and hurry up the steps. A sign in the lobby welcomes guests for the Cross and Doyle wedding.
What kind of last name is that? Tristan Doyle. It’s a stupid name. No hesitations. Placing both hands on the white wooden door, they fly open with a thud that echoes throughout the room.
“Don’t do it!”
At least a hundred eyes turn to me, bride and groom included. It’s then I notice the bride. She’s breathtaking in her big white dress, but she’s not Mallory. Mallory stands beside the bride in a long coral gown. Her jaw is dropped. Face pale. Eyes wide. My stomach sinks to my feet. She’s horrified to see me.
Maybe this was a bad idea.
“Shoot, everyone,” I say, hands up in surrender. “Sorry. I thought Mallory was the one getting married.”
“What the fuck are you doing here, Beau?” Mallory yells from the front of the room.
“Beau?” The groom says. It’s more of a statement than a question. Mallory’s head nods once. I’m not sure if even she knows she did it.
I start up the aisle. It’s a f’ing long aisle. Or at least it feels that way. The groom meets me a few feet from the first row. He has the same dark hair and blue eyes as Mallory. This must be her brother.
He draws back. I know what’s coming. There’s no point in stopping it. I deserve this. I crushed his sister’s heart. I barged into his wedding. My face jolts to the left when his fist connects with my cheek. A sticky liquid leaks from my nose. I wipe it with the back of my hand. Blood. Great.
About the Author:
She enjoys the simple things in life, like cuddling on the couch watching movies with her family, reading, Netflix, and beach trips. She reads two to three books a week, but favors stories with strong women, true love, and steamy scenes.
When Chrissy is not sitting at her computer, fantasizing about gorgeous country boys, she is teaching third graders how amazing books are...and writing, and math. She has also been an amateur wedding photographer and a CNA (to which she gives kudos but says never again.)
Poignant young love in this story is a bit honest and spicy. When Mallory goes up north to Georgia from Florida and meets Beau, her life changes. Beau’s world gets turned upside down when he first encounters Mallory. We are lucky to get the story through both of their eyes, and the effect is marvelous. Readers come to understand Mallory’s pain through her eyes and then see Beau’s reaction to the damaged young lady, through his eyes. This makes for a more profound understanding of the development of their relationship.
Beau wants Mallory to see and know the real him. These two characters are full of surprises. Mallory stretches herself to try to be more interesting to Beau. He has some appealing, real friends who will do what they have to in order to keep him on track with Mallory during their well-written ups and downs. The secondary characters are a good foil to the protagonists and add just the right touch to the story.
There are some tender moments as well as some startling ones. Mallory and Beau’s developing relationship is filled with a deep feelings but uncertainty. Things escalate, and stronger feelings come out. Something threatens to come between them permanently. Can their unspoken feelings be enough to get them back together, or is it too late?
With what these two go through together, they both experience character growth. Their love is put to the test and makes for a page-turning story.