Monday, September 23, 2013

Don't Let Go by Michelle Lynn - Book Tour, Book Review, Giveaway



Title: DON’T LET GO
Author: Michelle Lynn
Release date: August 25th


Sadie Miller is attempting to change her ways and hide somewhere no one knows her former self. She only wants to finish her final year of college, obtain her degree, and get out from the hold of her affluent parents. Then she meets Brady Carsen, the lead singer of The Invisibles, a local band popular with the college crowd. She tries to stay away but quickly realizes that, although he might not be what she’s used to, he’s exactly what she needs and more importantly, everything she could possibly want. 
 Unfortunately, Sadie’s troubled past left her with insecurities that make her question Brady’s true intentions. And while Brady is convinced that Sadie is the one for him, he has his own secrets that he fears will be their undoing. If they want to be together, they will have to stand united and fight the outside influences that are threatening to tear them apart. Can they put their pasts behind them for good in order to secure their future? 

Purchase Links 
Amazon US  |  Amazon UK  |  B&N


THE FIRST CHAPTER...


Hold on your seats because Michelle Lynn will give you one heck of the ride starting from the first chapter down to the last page.

Sadie Miller is the ultimate bad girl – she sleeps around, drinks booze and likes to party hard. She would wake up in the morning on a stranger’s bed. THIS WAS THE PAST. She did a total 360 in attempting to change her life – no more parties, no relationships, and most of all, no sleeping around. She just want to graduate, get her degree and finally be free of her parents.

Until Brady Carsen came along, he’s the lead singer of the local band who called themselves The Invisibles. She tried to fight off the attraction and the sizzling sexual tension between them. He was different from the rest of them. While others may stay away from her after she brushed them off, he stayed and effortlessly made his way into her heart. He wooed her continuously, showing up when least expected and always there for when even when he’s not needed. He’s the perfect man and anyone would be lucky to have him. If only she was worthy enough…

Her past was sordid enough to leave her with doubts not only with Brady’s intentions – but her own worth as well. On the other hand, Brady knew she was the one for him. No deal breakers – no matter what she is, or what her past is he doesn’t care. All he wants is her present and future. Would she feel the same if she knew his secrets? Both their pasts are looming above their heads waiting for the right time to strike. Would their love be strong enough to withstand their past to ensure their future?

To love Brady was effortless. He was sweet, thoughtful, loyal, smart, talented and HOT. WHAT CAN HE NOT DO? I have no idea. But to be loved by him must be really great. No wonder Sadie is quite adamant in getting into a relationship with him. Sadie, on the other hand, may have been a total sl*t in the past, but she tried to change – I think Brady was her reward for all the efforts she made. I felt sad for her, especially when she thinks she would never be worthy enough for Brady.


Make a room for the secondary characters in your hearts as well. You may doubt Grant at first, but you will just love him by the end of the novel. And Jessa – my heart goes out to her as well. I wish she will chose wisely on whom to give her heart. We will know them more on Michelle Lynn’s next novel!!!

Change is the only permanent thing in the world. No matter what other people may have done in the past, what important is the effort that they are making to make their present and their future better. It doesn’t matter what other people may think of you, what is important is that you and the people you value the most know who is the real you.

I cannot let go of Michelle Lynn’s novel. She had written an amazing love story which can resemble a fairy tale – only this time both the princess and the prince had a dark past and only together they can save each other. Don’t Let Go is a story of love, friendship, family, second chances and change. It’s sweet, it’s hot, it’s heartbreaking, and it’s freakin’ great!

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*ARC Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.






 
The next morning the light wakes me up, streaming into the small room and I find myself alone in a strange bed. I look around, trying to remember where I am and what I did. The dirty clothes overflowing in the hamper and the sports team paraphernalia on the wall tell me that I am most likely in a frat house…again.

I tip toe to get my shoes, hooking them in my hands. I slowly open the door, peering right and left down the hall. I see no one, so I quietly make my way down the stairs. It seems like the front door is a mile away and I can’t get through it fast enough. Just as my hand reaches the knob, I hear talking in the next room.

“I wouldn’t brag, Soren, I had her last week.” A deep voice laughs. “Actually, you might be the last to have her.”

“She a great lay though,” Jeff Soren says in return.

“I told you she was,” the other male agrees. “Ever since…the incident, she has become the college slut.”

“I know. It’s kind of sad though.” Jeff’s voice actually sounds concerned. “I wish…”

“Dude. You can’t save girls like that, you just enjoy what they give you,” the other voice replies back.

I close my eyes, taking a deep breath. I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror. Mascara is stained in long lines down my face and my long honey-colored hair looks like a bird made it their home. My lips are swollen red, and I can’t help but think I resemble a hooker on the corner waiting for her next trick.

I turn the knob to the door slowly, hoping Jeff and his buddy don’t hear me. I sneak out, walking across the street to my sorority house. I am happy to find that everyone is either still asleep or out. When I crash into my bed, I take the picture out of my drawer that’s been hidden away since last year. I clutch it hard against my chest, while sobs escape my mouth. Curling up into the fetal position on my twin bed, I can’t help but think how I have disappointed him. I need to change the direction of my life. Make him proud of me.

Michelle Lynn has always been a reader, but her passion has become a full-blown addiction since her husband bought her a Kindle for Mother's Day. She's pretty sure that he regrets this on a regular basis. Especially when she has it propped up next to the stove while she cooks, which often results in a burnt dinner. Or when he loses sleep because the glow from the screen wakes him up when he rolls over at three in the morning. He does agree, however, that she uses this gift more than any other he has ever gotten her. She joking counters that, because of some of the steamy novels she reads, he also benefits more from this gift than any other he has gotten her. ;)

Michelle moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids. She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write. With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends. But after chasing around twin preschoolers all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to bed.

    


 The giveaway consists of 4 - $25 Gift Cards to Amazon; 2 - copies of signed Love Me Back paperbacks; 4 - ebook copies of Don't Let Go; 6 - Don't Let Go Bookmarks




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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for participating in the blog tour! I love the teasers and excerpts you used :)
    Just to let everyone know, Don't Let Go is .99 cents right now!

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