Friday, December 6, 2013

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: DIVIDED by Livia Jamerlan

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Title: Divided
Author: Livia Jamerlan
Release Date: December 3, 2013
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Alani LaBelle has it all. A great job, amazing friends, and a loving fiancé. Traveling to Las Vegas for her bachelorette party, she never expects to come across someone who rocks her world the way Ryan Kraft does. Though they only share a few hours together, the connection she feels with him is undeniable. Thinking that her feelings for him may be old feet she brushes it off and attempts to focus on her fiancé and their impending nuptials.

Heartbroken by her fiancé only days before their wedding, she finds herself needing to escape, needing to hide from reality. Though Alani knows that Ryan lives in Grand Forks, North Dakota, she never thought their paths would cross again while she is there.

Their friendship changes to something more with a good night kiss. Needing to be with Ryan, she leaves her old life in New Jersey behind and moves halfway across the country. As they journey together in a new relationship Alani has to adapt to life in a new city, new job, as well as dealing with Ryan's ex-girlfriend Stephanie, who is waiting for the perfect moment to get Ryan back.

But will her fiancé let Alani walk away from him without a fight? Will Alani's love for Ryan be enough for her to stay with him through turmoil? Or will Stephanie’s secret tear them apart?

Alani is in Las Vegas with her three besties have her bachelorette weekend.  There is only two weeks to go until she is to marry Marco.
On the final night the girls meet a group of guys from North Dakota.  One of them is a really super hot cute guy called Ryan.  There is undeniable attraction between these two but Alani doesn't act on it because after all she is in love with Marco and marrying him.  Ryan and Alani just click and talk for hours, when the night ends, neither of them want to say goodbye but they eventually do.  The connection between them leaves you wondering what if???
Alani busies herself with the rest of the wedding planning and on the day of the rehearsal dinner pops in to Marco's work to have lunch with him.  He definitely was not expecting her as he was screwing  his secretary on top of his desk.  Alani calls off the wedding and ends it with him.
She is overwhelmed with grief and after a few days of thinking about Ryan, on a whim, she flies to his hometown in North Dakota.  After spending a few days there she eventually sees him again at a local bar and that undeniable attraction is just there.  These two are perfect for each other.
 Could she really just pick up and move on this quickly?  Her friends are worried about her, Marco is persistently hounding her and she is completely drawn to Ryan.
This is when Ryan's ex-girlfriend comes into the story and kind of fecks everything up. Tears are shed, hearts are broken and Marco also re-emerges and jeepers he is an awful SOB.
And as If that is not enough to deal with, a tragedy happens that changes all of their lives.
This was a gripping emotional read that I just could not put down, lots of angst and sad moments but a really beautiful love story :)
*ARC received from author for an honest review*
Guest Reviewer @Reality Bites! Let's Get Lost!
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“Ally baby please. I fucked up but please, I can do better. Please forgive me.” He begged

“Marco, there is nothing between us anymore. I’m done. We are done. Shouldn’t you be off with Trish somewhere?” Her name was like bile in my mouth.

“Ally it’s not like that with her, I was just scared.” I raised my hand to stop him; I didn’t want to go through this with him all over again.

“Stop. Just Stop. There is nothing between us anymore Marco, please just leave.” I swallowed back any tears that were threating to show. Stepping back I closed the door and leaned my back on it, slowly sliding down to the ground. Inhaling deep I tried to calm my nerves and heard the flower arrangement being placed on the ground as Marco spoke.

“I know you can still hear me Ally, and I want you to know that I’ll never give up on us. Never! You hear me? I fucked up. I know I did but I love you.” As the tears dripped from my eyes I wiped them away as quickly as I could. I wasn’t crying because I was sad. I was just so tired of repeating the past five years in my head and seeing it end like this.

“Marco, please just leave me alone.” I shouted from behind the door
“I’ll always fight for you. I’ll find a way to make you mine again. Mark my words Alani, you will spend the rest of your life with me.”
Livia Jamerlan is a hopeless romantic she is always looking for her next love story to pop in her head. Though Livia kept a journal throughout her early life, she never thought about pursuing a career in writing, she always used it as form of therapy, pouring her heart out into words. It wasn’t until a story developed in her head that she decided that maybe she could write a book. At first it was just an escape from reality but now she use it as a power to put all her feelings, hopes, and fears on paper. Deciding it was time to tell her story she began to write, with each passing day the story grew, characters we formed, and what seemed like a hobby at first has now become a passion for Livia.

When Livia is not writing she is spending time with her husband and their two dogs, she might also be curled up with a new book, or she is out traveling the country to support indie authors at their book signings.

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