Tuesday, August 26, 2014

You'll Think of Me by Lucia Franco - Release Blitz, Book Review, Giveaway







Luke Jackson.

With his thick southern drawl and seductive charm, Luke is the country boy everyone adores. He has his future mapped out, but his plans with Olivia are suddenly derailed when she makes a decision that blindsides him, changing the path they both envisioned.

As Luke struggles to keep everything in check during a difficult time in his life, he must put his trust in the one person who broke it to begin with. The last time they saw each other, Olivia busted his heart wide open, turning him into the man he is today.

When Olivia returns to her roots, just like Luke said she would, he is shocked for more reasons than one. Nine years have passed since they've seen each other, and when their roads collide unexpectedly, Luke can only push his worry and misgivings away for so long.

Things are different now—they are strangers—and the rope that once bound Olivia's heart to South Fork, Georgia is pulling her back in, forcing her to remember how it used to be all those years ago.
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We’re living in a generation where lying is the new truth, loyalty is a tattoo and love is just a quote. Goodbye, Care Bear.

I WAS TORN.

OLD LOVE VS NEW FLAME.

TEAM LUKE VS TEAM NATE – whom should I chose?

He had already his future planned out, and it has always been with her – so when decisions were made without consulting him, he couldn’t see the point of them continuing together. So no matter how painful it was for him, or for her – he has to let her go. The first scene broke my heart. Can’t they just work it out? I mean, they were perfect for each other – why not compromise? I understand where they are both coming from. Luke wants her to stay and Olivia wanted to follow her dreams. Why not meet in the middle?

Argh.

Forward nine years – Olivia is now a doctor, and returns home.

She met Nate – he was a patient, and Olivia didn’t want to date him at first (ethics and all), but he was very persuasive and determined to have her. And when they did - their chemistry was freaking off the charts, I can feel my heart rate doubled when they’re alone together. But there was always that elephant in the room whenever they’re together.

An unexpected circumstance draw Luke Jackson back into her life – and it didn’t sit well with Nate. If I were Nate, I’d panic too – these two had so much history together! But it has been almost a decade, and a lot has change. They were no longer who they were in the past. They were almost strangers, sharing the same concerns and worries.

But true love never dies, as the old adage tells. And no matter how much time, distance, and no matter how many people come in between, if you are meant to be, fate will find a way to bring the two of you back together. That’s what happened here – the couple had experienced a whole lot of heartbreak, hurt, and pain – and yet at the end it was still them.

I have always been a sucker for second chances plot, but this one, ALMOST made me reconsider it. For a while, I thought I would have gone with Nate, I would have loved them to be together, I don’t care about Luke at all – he had his chance, and he gave her up. But after all of the revelations, of everything that has transpired over nine years have been put into the open – Luke won me over.

The first time I saw this one - I fell in love with the book cover, and twice as much with the book itself once I finished reading it. 


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


“Nate,” she groaned with a sigh. “There can’t be anymore dates between us. I’m sorry, but this is the one and only date. I had a great time tonight, but this is it.”

“How about you let me decide that,” he said in all seriousness.

“No. We can’t. As much as I enjoyed myself tonight, this is it. No more. Don’t you see the lines we’re crossing?”

Olivia’s forehead wrinkled with concern. How was it that he didn’t have a drop of worry? Was he only thinking about himself?

“I do see that,” he said moving in closely, “but I don’t give a fuck about any imaginary lines, Olivia. I want you, and I’m pretty sure you want me too. So what’s the problem here? And don’t give me that patient/doctor shit. I told you I would switch doctors. What’s your problem? You can’t deny the chemistry between us. It’s there. It’s pulling at us both and you know it. I can read your eyes and see it. It’s been there since the day we met. Don’t deny it.”

Olivia glanced around the parking lot. Deep down she wasn’t sure if she was ready to put herself on the line again, but by the deep undertone he used, she knew Nate was fuming.

“I don’t have a problem with us. What I do have a problem with is you finding a new doctor. Dr. Thatcher is the best.”

“I understand,” he answered staring down at her, “but you diagnosed my problem and it seems like an easy one to fix at that. So I could switch doctors with no issue. Nate-3-, Livy, still 0. Go ahead. Give me another reason, Liv, and that will put me at 4 points and you 0, because you know I’ll win that one too.” He formed his fingers into a ‘0’ as he said it with a know-it-all-defensive-fucking-try-me attitude.

Shit. She was all out of reasons, not that she had many to begin with. She was holding back. Her one gripe was the fact that she was his doctor and he just blew that argument out of the water.

Olivia didn’t want to get hurt and feared she would. It was a gut feeling she didn’t want to ignore. She was afraid to be around Nate. He managed to knock down some of her walls, expose her layers so early on and she wasn’t used to it. No one other than Luke had done that to her. She knew she’d fall hard for him, but not until she was ready to on her terms. When the time came she would let go and love again.

“Stop,” he ordered.

“Stop what?”

“Stop thinking so hard,” he demanded with a drawl. “I can see it spinning in your pretty brown eyes.” He was just an inch away from her now and breathing down on her.

“I see what you’re doing, finding ways to say no,” he whispered. “You’re so easy to read, Liv. I know you already in this little amount of time. I paid attention to you, your body. Your incredibly sexy body that I want so, so fucking bad…” Nate trailed off, growling under his breath as he slid an arm around her lower back and pulled her up against him.

“Stop looking for an out,” Nate insisted.

“Nathaniel,” she whispered. “I can’t.”

“Says who? You? You’re the one fighting me on it right now, Liv. Don’t tell me you don’t feel it between us. Just let go and give us a damn try.”


Lucia currently resides in South Florida with her brainy husband and wild kids who drive her up a wall. There's never a dull moment in her hectic world, but Lucia wouldn't change a thing. Luckily she has a strong man to stand by her side and combat the craziness with her. YOU'LL THINK OF ME is not her first book, but it's the first one she's completed and likes. The others will come at a later date.

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