Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Giveaway, Review and Tour: Shattered by C.C. Brown
Book Title: Shattered
Author: CC Brown
Hosted by : The Little Black Book Blog
Goodreads Link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17662711-shattered
When it rains it pours….
Hard-nosed and self-reliant Dallis O'Brien has had her fair share of devastation. Her father's tragic accident sparked what seemed like a domino effect of heartbreak and loss. Unable to shake the fear of enduring any more pain, she builds walls around her heart, hoping to heal on her own.
Dallis' road to recovery is disrupted when she meets Grayson Rivera, a tattooed, coffee shop owner who, by appearances alone, isn't her typical match. Stubborn and hesitant to let him in, Dallis finally succumbs to Grayson's persistence, where he challenges her to face her loss while also having the walls of her heart broken down.
With Grayson's assistance, Dallis must decide if she is willing to learn how to be weak in order to be strong
*ARC provided by author for an honest review*
When the author asked me if I wanted an ARC of this book, I have to admit I was a bit nervous. I think she was as well (especially since she told me she wanted me to read it because she knew I would be brutally honest. OUCH!) See, I was a bit...hard I guess you could say on her first book. Not because of the book itself, I loved her writing style. But she included a real jerk (I am being nice here) of a character and he truly pissed me off. So, when it came time for me to review that book, I was a bit harsh on that particular character. But again, I loved her writing so I was more than willing to give this book a shot.
When I was about 19% into reading Shattered, I thought she had done it to me again! I disliked Colby immensely in the beginning. He seemed like a completely pompous ass throwing his money around for all to see. But then I started to realize, it wasn't really Colby. It was just that Colby and Dallis didn't work as a couple. When you took her out of the equation, Colby was just a guy who was accustomed to a certain lifestyle and wanted to provide the best for his girlfriend. But Dallis was not I to the material things. And her resistance to all things Colby made him come across as a jerk, when it really just his ideas of how and where their life should be headed just didn't fit hers.
And then Dallis meets Grayson....
I think I feel in love with him as soon as I read tattoos. And the more I got to know him, the harder I fell. He was just overall a great guy and had all the qualities that Dallis needed in someone, she just didn't know it. Grayson wormed his way into her heart but their relationship wasn't rushed. I think that is one of the things I loved most about them because so many books today have that insta love connection. And even though there was no denying the chemistry, they took things slow and got to know one another before jumping into anything.
This book is full of heartbreak but it is also about hope. It shows that even at the darkest of times there is a bright side to things. You just have to be open to grabbing onto that light and not letting go. And the best part? NO CLIFFHANGER! Although, I have to say I would love to see this perhaps become a series as there are many characters in this book I would love to get to know better!
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Just a book reading, writing loving, mommy and USMC wife! :)
I love to write, even if it isn't what is conventional and makes everyone feel giddy inside. I usually pull from dreams, or ideas that just thrust themselves into my head. I have what some would describe as a dry sense of humor, and I think its conveyed in my writing. I like to think I am a kick ass chick, but I can also be sensitive. I'm learning to grow thick skin, and in this field, it is definitely needed!
I won't put anything out that I am not absolutely proud of, but like E.L. James said, "I can't own people's reactions to it." Thanks for reading my work... I do appreciate it!
Author Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6653791.C_C_Brown
Blog Tour prizes
Grand Prize: Kindle Paperwhite
5 Winners will win: A signed paperback of Shattered and swag
All to be awarded at the end of the tour