Thursday, October 30, 2014

Release Blitz: Songbird Freed by Lisa Edward

The 3rd and final book in the Songbird Trilogy by Lisa Edward is now LIVE!!!

My name is Tara O’Connell, and I’ve always believed we control our own fate. That life is a journey with many roads, and the choices we make can shape our future.

Life has presented me with two paths and I’ve chosen one.

Was it right? Did I make the best decision?

After the uncertainty of the last twelve months, my destiny is now crystal-clear to me. I have a man I love more than words can express, a thriving business, and the best friends anyone could ask for. But just when I thought I could put the turmoil of my past behind me and move on, a life-changing phone call has rocked me to the core and turned my life upside-down once more.

To make matters worse, influences outside my control have taken hold and are shattering my perfect world.

But some things are worth fighting for.

Dreams can come true and I’ll do everything in my power to make them happen. But dreams can also be smashed into tiny pieces, and no matter how hard we fight or how hard we wish for something to be, sometimes with the hand we’ve been dealt, we can never win.
"If you love someone, set her free.  If she comes back she is yours.  If she doesn't, fight like hell for her"
This has been one of my most anticipated reads and it completely fulfilled my expectations.  I went into this knowing that I was going to be battered about the head and heart a bit, I was right!
When I finished reading Songbird Caged I could not stop thinking about it, it stayed with me for so long and I was really worried about what was going to happen after the way it ended, with everything up in the air.  I know what I wanted to happen to the characters but it was up to the author to decide, not me :)
Tara is finally with Cole, in every way and I just freaking love these two together.  She brings out the sweetness in him, it was there all along but he didn't know what being in love felt like until he met her.  There is something about Tara that just draws people in.  Her and Cole have so much in common and are just so right for each other.  If the story stopped at 20% they would have rode off into the sunset together and lived happily ever after.  Life isn't a fairytale though!
"I am completely and hopelessly in love with you.  Whether you want me or not,
you have my heart, always" - Cole
After receiving the news that Riley is alive, Tara knows she needs to face him and their past if any of them have any hope of moving forward.  The scene where they first see each other again is just so heartbreaking, Riley is a broken man and not the Riley she remembers.  His feelings for Tara have never wavered in their time apart but will he be able to accept that she has changed in his absence?
There is of course the matter of Cole's interfering mother and that annoying woman Prue.  Tara gets so frustrated with Cole about how he lets his mother manipulate his life and control his future and there is that moment where I was so bloody angry with him, I wanted to crawl into the story and slap some sense into him.  This is a real turning point in the story where Tara really begins to question her decisions over the past year.  What does she want?  Is she happy with the choices she has made? 
Only way to find out is to take some time to explore what she is feeling and it will bring a lot of tears and heartache (I'm talking about my tears and heartache!) with some big changes for everyone.
There are so many things going on in this story, secrets will be revealed, hearts will be broken, lots of tears flow but all under the umbrella of a beautiful love story.  Just when you think you have been put through the wringer there is an amazing epilogue that will leave you with a lovely warm feeling in your chest and a sense of peace.  I got all the feels reading this and it completely consumed me - this to me is the measure of a great book and a very talented author.  Loved this series!
I give this 5 stars.
I can't end this without some Cole Michael's (Hotbod) naughtiness:
"I've decided," he said, now focusing on the other breast, "that tomorrow is a no-clothes day.  From now on, every Sunday is Stripper Sunday.  The only thing you can wear are stilettos."
Songbird (Book 1)

Songbird Caged (Book 2)
Songbird Freed (Book #3)
While Lisa Edward has called Melbourne Australia home for her entire life, she has lived and worked in England, and travelled through most parts of Europe and the United States. She loves nothing more than spending time with her husband and beautiful daughter, or curling up into the early hours of the morning with a great novel. By day, Lisa works in the analytical IT field, so relishes the opportunity to foster her creative side through writing. Her deep appreciation for literature was nurtured from a young age, being taught to respect books and get lost in their stories. She enjoys reading honest and realistic novels that are relatable, thought provoking and leave a last in impression. She can’t write without music playing, using the emotions from different songs to invoke that of her characters. Lisa takes inspiration from her own life experiences, the people around her and those she has met in her travels.



1 comment:

  1. I have just downloaded iStripper, so I can have the best virtual strippers on my taskbar.