09 March 2014

The Perfect Emotion by Melissa Rolka - Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway


TPE_FrontCover_WebThe story of Kate, Kyle and Reed continues in this second novel of The Perfect Series.

Kate (Katherine) Monroe is finally coming to heads with the decisions she’s made in the past to keep herself distracted at any cost. Learning to move on and forward with the conflicts in her life is harder than she expects though. With Kyle continuing to attempt reconciliation and Kate’s mom back at home, avoiding and running are no longer an option.

All along Kate’s mind and heart are consumed with Reed, but she fights to push her feelings and desires to the side. Despite the obvious pull and connection she has with Reed she finds it difficult to let him in… and trust in herself. However, Reed’s perseverance and patience never wavers and eventually he uses the one thing that had always brought them together… tennis.

As Reed and Kate begin to embark on a new relationship they face the past and the present head on. Along the way, new challenges and emotions arise testing the direction of their future together.

Can Kate forgive herself and trust Reed in order to latch onto the one emotion she needs most… love?
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I was crossing my fingers before I started the novel – wanting Reed’s POV to appear beyond the prologue.

Finally!! REED!

I loved the first novel, and was sad that these two people needed to be apart at the end of it. I hoped that they will come to their senses and finally realized that they are meant to be with each other.

Kate missed Reed, but was still not ready to be with him. There were a lot of issues she needed to address and conflicts that she wouldn’t dare to involve him. So, to keep her mind sane, she decided to get herself distracted at any cost, and tried to move on. But it was much harder than she thought when Kyle keeps on pestering her, and her mom was back home. She needed to face the music now.

I knew his patience and perseverance would pay off. He didn’t push, he didn’t pressure her, instead he found a way back into her heart – it was the same path in the past, but this time he was more careful with his steps. They played tennis together, just play, no small talks. Reed didn’t give up though, he was willing to wait, and finally, she cracked up, allowing him to go beyond her walls.

Love is SWEETER the Second Time Around.  

I loved them together and hated them being apart. It was such a relief to see the both of them happy, at last. They were sweeter, and stronger than ever. Challenges and past relationships tries to rock their boat and shook them – but I know both of them will make it.

The old characters were back again – Maggie and the gang. It was nice to see them again, they have their own dramas and problems on the background, but when Kate or Reed needed them, they rush to help, and vice-versa.

This story is Reed and Kate’s story towards reconciliation. They were a lot of hurdles along the way, a lot of exes to fight on, and not to mention insecurities. Still, when you belong to each other, fate will just find away to fuse you back in. I loved the first book more but it didn’t mean I love this any less, I still enjoyed reading the story, and greatly looking forward for the next  in the series. 

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

“Jesus, Katherine,” he mumbles as I kiss my way across his jaw and over to his ear. “What are you doing to me?”

“Kissing you,” I whisper in his ear and brush my lips against his ear lobe.

“Mmmmm hmmmm.” His hands move to my waist and guide me onto him. I’m straddling his lap and his fingers dig into my hips. I rush my hands into his hair and his head presses all the way against the couch, the leather giving in to my demands. Our tongues clash against each other exploring as if it’s our first kiss, yet knowingly anticipating our next ridge or groove. My heart races in ways I never knew possible. My hands run down to the hem of his button down shirt and to the top of his pants. I start to pull at his shirt to un-tuck it, but his hands come around and lock around my wrists restraining me from pulling anymore. I whine into his mouth.

“Why?” I mumble against the softness of his lips and smile.

“This is the first time I’m in your house and I just met your parents… maybe the second time,” he jokes and then nibbles on my bottom lip.

“Grrrrr,” I grumble in his mouth. “You are always being too good.” His eyes narrow at me and he let’s out a rough chuckle.

“Katherine, I think you know that’s not true and I’ll show you just how bad I am when we are back up at school.” His hands snake up to my shoulders wrapping around the back of my neck. Pulling me towards him and his lips find mine again. Softly he kisses me across my jaw to my ear. “Patience,” he whispers.

“I don’t want to be patient,” I pout as I push my body into him. He laughs into me and un-straddles me from his lap. We face each other and I smile shyly at him feeling a little funny by my boldness.

“Stop,” he says, and his hand latches onto my pinky finger gently rubbing it. “Don’t be embarrassed. I don’t like you having to be patient either,” he says, just before he plants a firm kiss to my forehead. I lean myself against him and rest my head on his chest. His arms wrap around me tightly making my insecurities fade. As I take in his familiar pine and masculine scent he shifts us back against the arm of the couch allowing me to snuggle myself even closer.


Closer To You – The Wallflowers
Come On Get Higher – Sugarland
You Look Good In My Shirt – Keith Urban
Leaving Me Later – JT Hodges
I Would Be Sad – The Avett Brothers
You Are More – Tenth Avenue North
Poison & Wine – The Civil Wars
Nothing – The Script
Boyfriend – RaeLynn
Collide – Howie Day
Falling Slowly – Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova


Melissa Rolka grew up in the Chicagoland area all of her childhood and has always had a love of writing. She started by keeping a journal at a young age and then in high school she started writing poetry. A couple poems were published anonymously. Then in college she majored in Philosophy, which required lots and lots of writing. After graduating from Marquette University she traveled west to Los Angeles. There she worked for the Writers Guild of America and found herself submerged in the writers world. She worked on small writings, but never pursued them. On the side she became involved with a small theater group. Eventually she made her way back to the Midwest, where her heart belongs, and worked in business for several years. She found love, got married and has two beautiful children. Being at home has allowed her to keep following her love of reading and writing.

The Perfect Distraction is her first full length novel. A second continuation of this story is in the works with hopes for a third. When Melissa is not writing she is caring for, playing with and loving her two kids. In between taking care of her family and writing she almost always has her nose buried in her Kindle.


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★PERFECT Series Reading Order &Purchase Link★
The Perfect Distraction (Perfect #1) - My Review  | Amazon |  Amazon UK   
The Perfect Emotion (Perfect #2) 


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