02 June 2014

Overexposed by Noelle Adams - Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway

by Noelle Adams
Publication Date: May 30, 2014 
Genres: ContemporaryRomance 

For five years, Leah has been known as the fame whore who screwed Kevin Grayson, son of Hollywood royalty, as a step up the ladder to stardom and then maliciously exposed footage of their most intimate moments to the world. Only Leah knows Kevin is the guilty one, using the public sympathy to advance his career and breaking her heart in the process.

Leah isn’t naïve anymore. She’s given up on romance, and she’ll do whatever necessary to prove she hasn’t been defeated. So when she needs another shot of notoriety to ensure the success of her new restaurant, at the same time Kevin needs some PR help of his own, she agrees to a crazy plan.

She can fake a two-week romantic vacation with Kevin, pretending to rekindle their relationship for the eyes of the world. And she can resist Kevin’s breathtaking sexiness, even in such close quarters. And she absolutely won’t fall for any of his lies.

Even when they start to sound like the truth...

Oh god. Oh god. Oh god.

For five years, Leah had to suffer from the personal attacks from the media, malicious teasing from the male population and heartache. She was painted in bad light when footage of their most intimate moment came into the world, while Kevin got the public sympathy. She thought it was him who put it out for the world to see – he ruined her trust. He was the guilty one and yet she was the one suffering from the consequences. Looking at him, he didn’t seem to care at all.

As a result, she hardened, built walls around the heart, gave up romance – anything to make her vulnerable again. When desperate needs needed desperate measures, she found herself agreeing to Kevin’s PR people and went on to a crazy plan of them having a romantic vacation together.

For two weeks, they were going to be together, pretending to put a second chance in their relationship for the world to see. Can she resist temptation? She had suffered enough for five years, will she fall for any of his charms again? Will she believe him? Especially when it sounded like the truth?

It took them five years to be together in one room, five years to finally know what happened between the two of them – because as the past will suggest, these two started with friendship, and friendship builds solid foundation on relationship. When the tapes came out, and everything fell apart, I was wondering who could possibly THAT heartless and broke the two? Because I’m pretty sure it’s not one of them. Although it would have been better if they had just communicated!!! They were friends before they were lovers, they should have at least talked before they decided to end their relationship. On the other hand, I couldn’t blame Leah for being hurt and not wanting to talk to him, after all, he didn’t want to see him at first and she had been the target of the public scrutiny while Kevin’s career skyrocketed.

But don’t judge Kevin, thank goodness for a dual POV, you can get inside his thoughts and know that he too was a victim! And he suffered, maybe not publicly, from the videos that were exposed. The two-week vacation offered them a second chance once the truth had came out – but what if history repeats itself? Would he be able to rebuild their past and their hearts? Or would it would all come down to the drain?

The best relationships are built on friendship, love, trust, and excellent communication – Kevin and Leah had love, but trust and communication? Not so much. Overexposed was their journey in to their second chance, a chance on building their relationship once again. But a relationship without those factors wouldn’t last. They were older now, wiser, and the circumstances had made them stronger, it took a lot of thinking, pain and words of wisdom from a friend to finally see the light!!!!

I enjoyed reading Overexposed – loved their bumpy journey towards their second chance, it wasn’t easy, it was tough, but the results were worth it. The make-up sex could burn your readers in its steam alone, the second-chance romance was pretty amazing, and the characters are just swoon-worthy. The plot, is pretty much interesting as it is controversial, but it did get my attention. Overexposed is an engaging read from one remarkable author.

✪Complimentary Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.✪

Noelle hand wrote her first romance novel in a spiral-bound notebook when she was twelve, and she hasn’t stopped writing since. She has lived in eight different states and currently resides in Virginia, where she teaches English, reads any book she can get her hands on, and offers tribute to a very spoiled cocker spaniel.

She loves travel, art, history, and ice cream. After spending far too many years of her life in graduate school, she has decided to reorient her priorities and focus on writing contemporary romances.

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