Book: The Mourning After
Author: Adriane Leigh
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 26, 2013
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
Haunted by a painful past, Georgia Montgomery escapes the memories by buying a beach house on the North Carolina coast. She hopes a summer filled with sun, sand, margaritas and best friends will heal her, but when an unexpected visitor shows up, her past, present and future collide.
Georgia is instantly drawn to Tristan Howell, the bronze-skinned, golden-haired stranger with an easy smile and eyes the deepest shade of green she's ever seen. She tries to deny the depth of her feelings for him, but just like an addiction- one look, one touch, one taste is never enough. With Tristan she loses control of the lonely world she's constructed for herself and learns that moving forward isn't possible while she's still chained to the events of her past.
Before the summer is over friendships will be tested, hearts shattered and lives changed, and waiting for Georgia to find herself may destroy them all.
I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Let Me Have It.
Let Me Have You.
Sigh. Where do I begin with this sweet and sexy book? What a perfect story now that the Summer is ending. Shhh I live in Florida, I can still hold on to Summer. Even if it’s September. J
Georgia Montgomery is over being second best to everything in her boyfriend’s (Kyle) life. It’s always been school or work then Georgia. They have been together since their younger years, spent time on and off but in the end always found their way back to each other. One day, Georgia was spontaneous and bought a summer house on the beach. Without Kyle’s blessing. This is my kind of girl!
She invites her best friends, Drew and Silas. Drew has a new boytoy, Gavin who also invites his best friend, Tristan Howell. Sexy T. Yes, I called him that. He exudes sexy confidence. You feel the electricity between him and Georgia the moment they meet. They easily connect to each other on a level that Georgia hasn’t felt with Kyle. Their banter is amusing, and watching them try not to fall for each other was heartbreaking.
Georgia and Tristan are both hurting in their own ways, yet bury their feelings. Georgia ignores her feelings. Kyle uses women to cover his feelings. While Georgia is committed to Kyle, there is no denying the strong connection between her and Tristan. Georgia has been so used to the stability of Kyle that this new spark is both scary and enticing. Does she stay with what she knows or take a chance on Tristan, who becomes the air she needs to breathe.
I do not want to give anything away, however I am Team Sexy T! He is an ultimate romantic that has a past with no love, but has so much to give. I absolutely loved his character. Kyle really is a douche, but he gets points for sticking through what Georgia has been through. No person should have had to endure what she did, but Kyle was her rock through it all.
Overall, I loved this story! The main and secondary characters made this story so enjoyable. The only time I stopped reading is when I had to do real world things, like ya know, sleeping and working, but picked up my kindle as soon as I had a free minute. By the end, I was torn. It ended so soon. I cannot wait for book two. Book one does not end on a cliffhanger therefore I recommend it to everyone. A perfect read about taking chances on life and love.
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About the Author
Adriane Leigh is the bestselling author of Steel and Lace and The Mourning After. She was born and raised in a snowbank in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and now lives amongst the sand dunes on the Lake Michigan lakeshore. She graduated with a Literature degree but never particularly enjoyed reading Shakespeare or Chaucer. Adriane is married to a tall, dark and handsome guy, and plays mama to two sweet baby girls.
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