Blog Tour: Into You by Danielle Sibarium - Review + Giveaway!

“You start out with the best of intentions, but inevitably you hurt each other. I love you, but that didn't stop me from hurting you last night, or this morning. Love sucks. It's just the way it is.”

Falling in love is easy. But what happens when that love has been tossed aside and trampled on by the person who swore to cherish it? Can you ever trust again, or will the bitter taste of betrayal keep you from allowing anyone else in?

Carter and Elizabeth each have their own issues with love and trust. Both have had their hearts broken and carry the scars of the past into their relationship with each other. Is love ever enough? Can it overcome?

Carter faces his past with Elizabeth by his side, but it continues to haunt him at every turn. Can he let go and believe in her enough to leave his past behind him or will he push too hard and send her running into another man’s arms?
This book was received from Crazy Girl Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed Danielle’s YA series, Heart Waves, so I was psyched to read her first NA novel!

Elizabeth was a strong main character. She was hesitant to rush into a relationship with Carter because of her past, which I am glad for. She also didn’t lie down in any arguments and stuck up for her opinions. I do wish I could have learned a bit more of her personality during her chapters.

Carter. Oh my god I felt so bad for what he had to go through. I literally could not imagine that ever happening to me or anyone that I know. But he was so strong about it. And I absolutely loved his career. I thought it was perfect for who Carter was. So amazing!

I really liked Liz’s sister Violet. I’d love to see her story next. I hated each one of their parents at one time or another except for Elizabeth’s mom. But they each did redeem themselves. It was great!

I did, at times, feel that their relationship moved too fast. But I knew that they both had been hurt in the past, so I understood their need to be with someone who healed them. It was definitely sexier than Danielle’s YA series and I loved it.

Again, I loved this book and I can’t wait to see what Danielle has up her sleeve for us next!

Favorite Swoon-worthy Quote: I initiated a long, delightful kiss, loosing myself in the pleasure of being in his room and on his bed. I inched over, closer, pressing my body against his. The sweet kiss we started with evolved into something bred of hunger and need. My fingers wound into his hair, holding him close. His hand traveled from my hair, down my body, squeezing, kneading my flesh.
Into You
Rating: 4/5 Tar Heels!

About the Author:

Danielle Sibarium grew up as an only child of divorced parents in Brooklyn, New York. Her imagination was developed at an early age. Surrounded by stuffed animals and imaginary friends, she transported herself into a fantasy world full of magic and wonder. Books were the gateway between her play world and reality. On any given summer afternoon she became Snow White sweeping and cooking for the dwarfs, or Cinderella waiting for the prince.

Danielle always loved dialogue and in elementary school began writing plays and short stories. This is when she began to understand she could not only bring her fantastical world to life for herself, but she could enchant others as well. And so she wrote. She wrote and wrote and wrote.

Sadly the first piece she ever sent out for publication of any sort was a letter to the editor of The Home News Tribune. It was a piece of thanking the first responders for their bravery and selflessness on Sept. 11th. It was chosen as letter of the week.

In 2007 Danielle collaborated with Charlotte Doreen Small to write songs for her CD More. Danielle wrote the lyrics for Take My Hand, and Goodbye, while Charlotte contributed the melody. In October 2011 Danielle’s debut novel For Always was released. She has since released The Heart Waves Trilogy, Heart Waves, Breaking Waves, and Waves of Love.  Danielle graduated from Farleigh Dickinson University with honors, and currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and three children.

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Blog Tour: Out of Time by Jen McLaughlin - Review + Giveaway!

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Desperate to keep him...

I've finally gotten everything I ever wanted: love, freedom, happiness, and, most importantly, Finn. Our love is everything I expected it to be and more. We've finally found each other, but the world seems determined to tear us apart. We thought my father was the only obstacle between us, but now it's the military. With Finn’s departure looming, we’re squeezing in every moment together before we run out of time.

Trying to make every moment count…

Being Carrie’s bodyguard was one thing. Being her boyfriend is another. Every day she’s mine is a day the sun shines in my life. Yet our time together is running out. Her father will never think a tattooed Marine will be good enough, so I’ll do whatever it takes to be worthy of her love. But the road will take me away from the girl who makes me feel alive--the girl I can't live without.

Time only gets us so far...

This book was received from Inkslinger PR in exchange for an honest review.

I absolutely adore this series. The heroine doesn’t annoy me and the guy is beyond hot. Win – win!

Carrie is still a mostly strong heroine. I love that she is insanely sweet but also sassy. She could be na├»ve at times but that didn’t take away from my liking of her. She needed at times to be stronger to her parents but hopefully she will be next book. I do really like her though.

Finn is still as alpha and as hot as ever. He was slightly annoying when he was going on about the differences between them socially and class-wise, but I did understand his concern. But I knew Carrie didn’t care about their differences, and he made a big deal out of it, I felt. But at least he apologized. :)

It’s really hard for me to get a handle on Carrie’s parents. I get why her dad is so protective of her but I hate how he treats Finn. Her mother was annoying because she was basically arranging a marriage for Carrie. I absolutely hate those. I liked hearing more about her roommate, Marie, in this installment. I like her.

I liked the turn this book took after its predecessor. This book is also beyond hot! The sex scenes are some of the hottest in NA now and I absolutely love it. Like my goodness. It’s probably because Jen also writes adult. She’s a pro!

Jen seems to be a fan of cliffhangers so I am dying for book 3!

Favorite Swoon-worthy Quote: I climbed off the bed and rose on tiptoes, kissing him. His tongue rubbed against mine, making my stomach clench. When I slid my hands down over his pecs and abs and then up under his shirt, he groaned into my mouth. My nails scraped his skin, and I pulled back long enough to pull his shirt over his head.
I stood back and looked at him, his gaze burning into mine as I did so. His dark ink swirled up his arms and over his biceps before it crept over his shoulders and chest. I never got sick of looking at his tattoos. I loved deciphering them and admiring how they intertwined with perfection.
Out of Time (Out Of Line, #2)
Rating: 4.5/5 Tar Heels!

About the Author:

Jen McLaughlin is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She writes steamy New Adult books for the young and young at heart. Her first release, Out of Line, came out September 2013. She also writes bestselling Contemporary Romance under the pen name Diane Alberts.Since receiving her first contract offer under the pen name Diane Alberts, she has yet to stop writing. She is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.

Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, a cat, and a Senegal parrot. In the rare moments when she’s not writing, she can usually be found hunched over one knitting project or another. Her goal is to write so many well-crafted romance books that even a non-romance reader will know her name.

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