24 July 2013

Paradox by Robyn M. Pierce - Book Tour, Excerpt, Book Review

Title: Paradox
By- Robyn M. Pierce
Genre: New Adult Romance
Paradox is a complete novella at 30,759 words. 
Expected Publication Date- July 9th, 2013

They knew from the beginning it was wrong.

Everything in her life pointed her away from him.
Everything beckoned him toward her.

When Rachel met Taylor, their connection was immediate and undeniable. With so many things in common, these friends found themselves falling inevitably and too fast to stop. There was but one thing that was between them:
Rachel had a boyfriend.

A year after parting ways, Taylor’s and Rachel’s individual lives have thrust them back toward one another, and the resulting fireworks will leave more than one person burned.

Rachel - just like some girls - the moment she met her boyfriend Josh - her world revolved around him alone. She was isolated from her friends, until she met Taylor. 

Taylor - I like him in a way. Unlike the boyfriend who was too busy with work, and isolates Rachel from her friends, he was way different. He allowed Rachel to be herself and met his set of friends. He was sweet, thoughtful and an amazing friend. He makes her feel important - with this I couldn't really blame why she fell for this guy. 

Mitchell - he was the best friend any guy or girl would ever ask for. He's always there when his help is needed and remains loyal to both. He's the bros-before-hoes type of friend and with that - Taylor has found someone he could trust not just with his friendship but with the girl who captured his heart.

I had a love-hate relationship with Rachel but I admired her in the end when she finally made her decision and stuck with it. It was hard, knowing that she has feelings for the person. But she knew she wasn't ready for a relationship, and it was most likely to be doomed if ever they act on it - the question remains, however, will he wait for her? Until when?

A year after they part ways, their paths have crossed and it was a total dejavu only this time the roles have been reversed, and there were more hearts involved. Will they finally get their HEA? Or would they give up their emotions and accept that theirs was never meant to be?


Cheating is cheating no matter what the reason behind is. I'm not a fan of girls entertaining suitors or admirers when they are still in a relationship. If you're not happy and the other person makes you miserable - leave. BUT NEVER CHEAT. Nobody can make you feel like crap not unless you allow them to. This is why I didn't like Rachel that much. Taylor already admitted his feelings for her before they met in person. Okay, it must have been a friendly act on her part - but remember that you have a boyfriend and a commitment and this other guy COULD misinterpret your interest in seeing him. Good thing that this guy is Taylor - and he's anything but assuming.

Rating: ★★★✩✩ 

Turning on my heel, I went back to my laptop and plugged my earbuds in. I ignored his attempts to rekindle the conversation as I turned the volume up.

Facebook dinged at me as soon as I pulled the page up. It was Taylor.

T: Hey.

R: Hi.

Ugh, I thought. Two words exchanged and my mood is instantly better. I grew concerned that Josh might be right in being worried about Taylor.

T: How are you, pretty lady?

R: Sigh. Just got into an argument with Josh.

I probably shouldn’t have told him, but if talking was going to make me feel better, why not?

T: Oh? What about?

I hesitated before typing

R: …You.

It took him a moment to respond, during which time I glanced at Josh. He was playing his game and bobbing his head to music that played from his headset. So you turned music up, too…

We’re so similar, I thought.

A ding brought my attention back to my computer screen.

T: Really? May I ask the topic? More specifically than just arguing about me, I mean. I could imagine his boyish grin and chuckled. I typed slowly, trying to figure out what to say.

R: He thinks you are only having me meet your friends so you can show off what it yours. That all guys do it because he does it. I think he’s ridiculous.

Taylor was quiet for another few minutes.

T: Is he really such a caveman that he has to mark you as his?

Before I could reply, he continued.

T: Or does he have reason to believe you need to be marked?

My heart raced at the thought. Was there a reason for Josh to feel as though he had to claim me as his? The only other interested person was Taylor, and I had no intention of going down that path. So why did my stomach do flips at the idea?

R: Not that I know of.

I wasn’t lying. There was no reason to lie to Taylor, and I honestly didn’t think there was anything for Josh to worry about.

T: Good. I would hate for your nature to be compromised over me.

In my head, he sounded teasing. I smiled.

R: Like you could ever do something that would ruin my nature. You definitely aren’t someone that could make me a worse person than I already am.

T: Oh? I could never influence you, huh? (P.S. You aren’t a bad person, even though you seem to think you are.)

R: You know me well enough to say that?

T: I think I know you better than anyone else, if I’m being honest.

My heart skipped and I chewed on my lower lip in thought.

R: What makes you think that?

T: When you’re with me, you’re light as a feather. Every photo you have has a weight added on your shoulders. You hardly smile, and when you do, you look like you’re forcing it. When you’re with me, you breathe. You smile and laugh and you don’t seem to worry about anything.

R: So you see all that, huh?

T: Not just that. I see your heart when I look into your eyes, and as beautiful as your eyes are, your heart is even lovelier. Your soul is painted red – your favorite color, I’ll assume – and you are full to the brim with passion for life.

R: Stop it, lol… You’re just guessing. Flattery gets you nowhere.

T: Think what you want, Madame. It doesn’t change the fact that it’s what I see when I look at you.

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Robyn M. Pierce is an up-and-coming author from Las Vegas, where the night is never-ending. She is a writer of paranormal romance and, now, New Adult romance.

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