Monday, September 8, 2014

Blog Tour: Wherever You Will Go by Stephanie Smith

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Title: Wherever You Will Go
Author: Stephanie Smith
Publication Date: August 7, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Brooke Willis had everything she ever wanted: a happy marriage, volunteer placement at the art gallery, and the promise of starting a family with the man of her dreams.

Saxon Reed had everything he ever thought he needed: a successful career, nice cars, expensive apartment, and more money than he knew what to do with.

After losing her husband Brooke insists on taking over his company to keep his dreams alive. Struggling in an industry she knows nothing about, Brooke turns to Saxon, her husband’s best friend and business partner, for guidance and support. Their mutual grief, and Saxon’s need to look after his best friend’s wife, creates a connection beyond just business.

Can Brooke take over the company and find a new life without saying goodbye to the past? Can Saxon protect and care for Brooke without scaring her away?

What happens when your heart doesn’t listen to your head? When lines are crossed and boundaries are pushed?

“Life goes on, whether you choose to move forward and take a chance in the unknown or stay behind, locked in the past, thinking of what could've been. I don’t want to live in the past anymore. I’m so lonely; there’s nothing for me here.”
Brooke and Nate have the most beautiful relationship.  They met in College, fell in love and married.  They are like two peas in a pod and so in love with each other.  When Nate is tragically killed Brooke is left completely bereft and unable to think even one day ahead. 
Stephanie has done a fantastic job at making you really feel all the emotions that Brooke is going through and I imagined how I would feel if it happened to me.  Then I cried.  Losing Nate is not something she ever thought would happen to her, he was her forever love.  It is just gut wrenching as she goes through all the stages of grief and loneliness.
Saxon is Nate’s best friend, he went through college with them and works in Nate’s successful business.  Saxon is hurting just as much as Brooke and he seems to be the only one who can get through to her.  Brooke is so focused on her own misery that she overlooks how much this has affected Saxon.
Saxon is kind of the opposite of Nate.  Not just in looks but he is a bit of a player, well that's what people think he is.  He has a strong sense of loyalty and really believes it's his responsibility to look after Brooke, help her get back on her feet again.  He is very protective of her and she feels safe with him. 
Brooke decides to carry on with Nate's business dream and goes to work in the company with Saxon.  They spend every day together and their working relationship brings them even closer together.  Saxon is finding it hard to not give into what he is beginning to feel for Brooke and he is also mindful that she is his best friends wife.  Brooke is depending on Saxon's company more and more, she is seeing avery different side of him and she likes it.
Losing someone you love affects everybody differently and sometimes even if you think you are dealing with it, you may just be hiding from making decisions and facing hard choices.  Brooke needs to truly say goodbye to Nate before she can really move on with her life so she has some things she needs to do in order to do that - some may be heart breaking.
"I don't want to live in the past anymore.  I'm lonely here; there's nothing for me here.  I have to move on" - Brooke
I loved this, it was full of so much angst and emotion, it made me cry - a lot - made me laugh though too.  Such a beautiful sweet story!
I give this 4 stars
Gripping her hips so tightly she can no longer shake and shimmy them, I try to gain some kind of control over my anger. What the fuck is she doing?

As I step up behind her and hold her tight against me, the douche touching her releases his hands and steps back. Good idea, buddy. Brooke hasn’t turned to look at who it is, but I know from the way her body relaxed into mine that she knows it’s me.

“What are you doing, Brooke?” I say into her ear, trying to keep all traces of anger out of my voice. If she was mine, if I wasn’t so scared of pushing her away, I would have picked her up and thrown her over my shoulder and carried her the fuck out of here.

She turns her head slightly towards me. “I told you it was girls’ night tonight,” she says defensively.

“You know what I mean.” I grip her hips harder and pull her against me tighter as my control begins to snap.

She turns around in my arms and steps out of my embrace. “Saxon …” She’s frustrated and becoming flustered as she tries to find her words.

I don’t think about it as I grab her hand and begin to pull her off the dance floor. I don’t miss the curious looks from the two blondes, the confusion on Rachel’s face, or the smirk on Harper’s.

I couldn’t care what any of them think or if any of them find out. I actually wish they would. I want everyone to know Brooke is mine.

I don’t care how she feels about what we are doing, what she thinks it is—she is mine. I wanted to stake my claim on that dance floor. Tell that douche he better not put his hands on what’s mine and then take Brooke into my arms and show everyone exactly who she belongs to.

Of course I couldn’t do anything because I live in a constant state of panic, watching everything I say and do, living in the fear of scaring her off.


I'm first & foremost a reader & fangirl, I will always be first & foremost a reader & fangirl. I am on street teams, I pimp and I brag. I LOVE my Authors!!

I have recently started writing as a way to relax and spend some time for me. My first novel Wherever You Will Go is due to release later this year. I'm having so much fun writing my first story and I'm looking forward to the journey it is taking me on.

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