Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Blog Tour review, Excerpt & Giveaway: Abandon by Cassia Leo

This gritty spin-off of the New York Times bestselling Shattered Hearts Series follows mysterious and sexy Tristan as he attempts to abandon his demons in the name of love. This full-length novel can be read as a stand-alone or after Bring Me Home.
A steady stream of meaningless sex is all Tristan has left when he discovers the grandmother who raised him is dying and his best friend is getting married. He is lost; and the dark secrets in his past keep coming back to remind him of this.

Until Tristan has an idea that will change his life and fulfill his dying grandmother’s wishes: Abandon his playboy ways and settle down.

And who better to do it with than Senia, the girl who has occupied his thoughts since their scorching hot tryst in the back of his sports car. The girl who makes him laugh and feel like a kid again.

But when his world begins to crumble around him, the pain Tristan is hiding finds its way to the surface. Will Tristan finally learn to trust again? Or will he abandon Senia when she needs him the most?
*ARC provided by author for an honest review*
Poor broken Tristan. 

We all love our bad boys in the books we read. The badder the better. What we don't stop to think about before we start the book, is what happened in their life to make them the way they are. it is usually something dark from their past, something that makes us love tem even more. And that is very true when it comes to Tristan and his story. His life was horrible from such a young age. He has kept the deep, dark secrets locked away and has no plans to ever share them with anyone. 

But you can't run from your demons forever. 

Senia has known Tristan for years through their mutual friends. He is the "man-whore" who will sleep with any and everybody. After a pretty rough break up, she ends up in the backseat of Tristan's car in the parking lot of Yogurtland. What was only supposed to be a one time thing turns into something else, a baby. Senia  is not expecting much from Tristan but when tells him the news, surprisingly he is very supportive. 

From there, these two embark on a journey neither is prepared for. 

This book is not an easy one to get through by any means. To read about the things Tristan went through as a child will literally break your heart in two. But there is a bright spot for him and that is Senia. She makes him want to be a better person. But when his past comes back with a vengeance, can she get him to finally tear down the final wall he has kept up around his secrets? 

Well, you will have to read Abandon to find out what happens with these two. It was a pretty quick read that was high on the angst and mild on the heat. And even though this is a spin-off of the Shattered Hearts series and is said that it can be read as a standalone, I would not recommend it. Just my opinion though. Another great book by Cassia Leo!
After a very choppy drive to Carissa’s house on Bedford Avenue near Pollock Place Park. I get a weird feeling in the pit of my stomach when I see the name Pollock Place Park. It makes me think of Tristan Pollock, then I think of Yesenia Pollock. So stupid. Tristan is not the marrying kind, even if he is acting like a complete weirdo since our meeting at Yogurtland.
I pull up in front of a house on the corner of Bedford and Taylor and take a deep breath as I shut off the engine. A woman with brown, frizzy hair is standing in the threshold of the front door with her arms crossed and a sour expression that matches her shitty sweater. This woman does not want to mess with me when I’m hormonal.
I climb out of the car and stuff the car key into my coat pocket. She looks surprised to see me. Then she steps aside and Molly steps out the door, nearly tripping over the woman’s loafered foot.
I rush to the door to help Molly since this bitch has no intention of doing so. When Molly sees me, her eyebrows shoot up and a faint smile materializes on her slack, drunken features. Molly is such a pretty girl. I’ve only been to Tristan’s house once, a couple of years ago for Molly’s birthday party, but she has the same glossy, light-brown hair as Tristan. She doesn’t have Tristan’s gray eyes. Her eyes are a golden brown, muddied by the haze of alcohol. This was me last year, before I met Eddie and stopped drinking so much. I hate the fact that that controlling, manipulative asshole is responsible for anything positive in my life.
“Carissa is sleeping off the whiskey, in case you were wondering,” the frizzy-haired woman proclaims as I grab Molly’s arm to hold her upright.
“I’m very sorry about this. I don’t know how they could have gotten the alcohol. I mean, it couldn’t have been here, in this house, could it?” I reply with as much phony concern as I can stomach.
Frizzball narrows her eyes at me. “She’s not allowed back here, ever again.”
“I’m sure she’ll be devastated to hear you’re closing the open bar. But I’m sure she’ll get her fix somewhere else.” Molly doubles over as she cackles at my response and I wrap my arm around her waist to keep her from toppling over. “Come on, girl. Your brother is waiting for you.”
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cassia Leo grew up in California and has lived in three different countries. She loves to travel and her dream is to one day score a record deal based on her awesome shower singing skills. She is the author of the Shattered Hearts series (Relentless, Pieces of You, Bring Me Home) and the Luke and Chase series.


**This is a spin off from the Shattered Hearts Series. Read the books that started it all!

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