18 February 2014

Blind Love by M.S. Brannon - Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway

“She is magnetic to me. Every emotion she feels pulls me that much closer to her charm and energy. For reasons unbeknownst to me, I want her to know what she means to me.” ~Jake Evans

For Jake Evans, life was as it should be. No responsibilities. He was the master at embracing his reckless lifestyle whenever it presented itself. Surviving on his ability to expertly hustle, fight and womanize, Jake could do it all; lived it all.

Raised in a rundown city, filled with crime and drugs, he had survived the death of an abusive mother and a life with an absent father while only having his brothers to depend on. His lifestyle became fast and Jake had lived it the only way he knew how, until the day he met Delilah.

Delilah St. James was the epitome of flawless. Brought up in an affluent southern household, Delilah’s life had been planned from the moment she was born. She was raised to be the perfect socialite and daughter, and groomed to be the ideal wife. When a school internship moved her to Sulfur Heights for the summer, Delilah collided with the bitter reality of life outside her comfortable gated community when Jake Evans upset her perfect world.

Over the next two years, Jake and Delilah became best friends, embracing a friendship neither one was prepared to have, although they soon found it to be a relationship that neither one of them were willing to sacrifice.

A tragic turn of events brings Jake and Delilah together once again. Only this time, the feelings are different. Lines within their friendship are blurred. Everything they vowed never to do, become the very thing they cannot deny. Will Jake and Delilah’s relationship withstand the changes surrounding them? Or will the emotions sever the two year friendship they’d fought so hard to keep?
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my review -
The second book had left me broken hearted, I wonder how Jake’s story will leave me…

Despite the tragedy from the previous book, I was excited to read his story. He is the male version of Darcie, so to speak, and the perfect bad boy compared to his twin brother Jeremy. He enjoys his life, and spends his time between hustling, fighting and womanizing.

Then the princess came along. DELILAH is PERFECT. She was trained to be one – a hostess, a trophy wife. She lived in comfort – and way different from Jake’s and the rest of the family’s upbringing and lifestyle. She might not be a snob, but I found her gullible with her mother’s wants and desires. Speaking of her mother – gaaaaahd. She’s the worst person I came across here, even worse than Carter – she’s a demon in designer clothes, the master puppeteer. I wished that Delilah would grow some balls (even though she’s a girl), and fight for what she wants rather than doing what she was dictated to do.

Her mother is against Jake, compared to Emerson, her future was bleak with the former. I couldn’t blame her with this kind of reasoning. But at that age, Delilah should be given the freedom to choose. If she wants to be with Jake, then she ought to be with him regardless of the circumstances. Because watching them together under the hood of friendship, pretending to be platonic is just sad.


Delilah should have realized that. No matter how hard she fought the feelings – Jake had seeped through her veins. This guy, who’s been calling her cupcake, and irritating her to the maximum level had given her the time of her life, but she decided to play it safe and appointed him as her best friend.

Over the next two years, they remained friendly, but still close. Embracing the relationship that none of them pretty much expected when it was so obvious that BOTH of them wanted it to be more.

Then the tragedy occurred – OMG – it just broke my heart again. Watching Drake having his heart ripped into pieces.  And a twist I have never seen coming. I was surprised, I was distraught, I never realized. M.S. Brannon had almost given me a coronary – where in the world did it all came from? It was an unexpected twist – all the anticipation, all the confusion zeroed in to this point. I think this had caught my attention more than all the romantic drama Jake and Delilah had (sorry) – because the surprise was sooooooooooooooooo unfreeeakin believable!

Nevertheless, I finished it in one sitting (a little late), but I did. I couldn’t put it down because with all those dramas, I was desperate for a HEA – and I was praying, really hoping this time it wouldn’t end like that of the second book and I WAS SOOOOO glad with the ending. M.S. Brannon couldn’t make it anymore perfect.

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


excerpt -

I’m stopped short when a sound so scarring stops the words coming from my mouth. Turning my head, my eyes connect with Drake’s broken body as he picks up Presley’s bloody one in his arms and is screaming, sobbing, wailing with grief. It is a sound so disturbing that I’m sure it will haunt me and be the reason for many sleepless nights in the future.

Reggie leaves us as and falls to Darcie’s side, wrapping her up in his arms. She is crying, too, but nothing compares to the sound of Drake’s voice. It’s the sound of a broken heart, bleeding through the air.

The sirens of the ambulance drown out any other sound and I’m fortunate for the minute of relief. I don’t think I could hear Drake’s sobbing for one more second before I started breaking down myself.

~Jake Evans, Blind Love

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the author -

M.S. Brannon was born and raised in the Midwest. She still resides there today with her wonderful husband and son. When she is not writing or reading, M.S. Brannon spends time with her family, watching movies, and discovering new music. She writes romance because she believes love and heartache is the rawest emotion one can experience.
Email: MBrannon16@gmail.com

Connect with the Author: Goodreads     |     Website     |     Facebook     |     Twitter

Book Signings she will be at:
Tennessee Valley Author Event –
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Houston Book Rave –
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other books in the series -

Sulfur Heights Series Reading Order &Purchase Link★

Scarred Love - Amazon  |  B&N
★☆✫Check out my Review★☆✫
Tragic Love - Amazon  |  B&N
★☆✫Check out my Review★☆✫

Blind Love - Amazon  |  B&N  |  Amazon UK  |  Kobo

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