27 March 2014

Hit The Wall by Rochelle Paige - Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway

Title: Hit the Wall (Blythe College #2) 
Author: Rochelle Paige
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: March 10, 2014

Jackson thought he knew what love was and feels like he missed his chance at happiness. He realizes he wasted his chances by chasing after one-night stands instead of going after what he really wanted.

Kaylie knows what loss feels like and doesn't want to take a chance on love. She puts up walls to keep her heart protected from experiencing that kind of pain again.

What happens when a guy who refuses to lose out again meets a girl who resists him as much as she can? Will Jackson be able to hit the wall Kaylie has put up and knock it down?
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Jackson just missed his chance on the person he thought he had loved for a while. It hurt him, but he wanted her happy. After all, she was one of his closest friends. What he didn’t realize, that he could feel a stronger, more powerful emotion than what he felt for Lex.

When I say that when you meet the RIGHT ONE, you will know beyond a shadow of a doubt. And I don’t think you’re the type of guy who would spend a couple of years messing around with girls when she’s right there in front of you.

Much as I enjoy Lex & Drake’s story, I wanted an HEA for Jackson as well. After all, he’s a great guy who knows how to look after his friends despite the fact that he sleeps around, and shags every girl he encounters. He tells that he needed to sow his wild oats before finally settling down, only that the girl he was waiting for already found someone else before he put a break on his sleeping-around-marathon.

He met Kaylie unexpectedly – I like her character. She wasn’t a complicated person, neither she was over emotional. This girl may have suffered a deep sense of loss when she lost people close to her at a young age, and she had no room for love as of now. She needed to focus on one thing only: DANCE. Unlike some, she wanted to dance right out of college. It wasn’t just a hobby for her, it was her passion. Everything in her life was orderly, until she came face to face with Jackson.

The pull was instant, and unlike before, Jackson didn’t feel like waiting. He wanted to claim her, but he was patient enough to wait until she was ready to sleep with him – pretty much an effort for a guy who gets an invite to bed by every girl he approaches. But, he knew he needed to have her, needed to consume her, and needed to be with her. So imagine my surprise when he started to woo her. Not really the conventional type of woo – he invites her to date (which was really way out of his norms), and spends his time with her.

But Kaylie has walls surrounding her heart, and she had some fear of what exactly to do right after graduation. She was sure of what her direction in life would be, until him. Now, how can she tell him of her plans?

A guy who just had his heart broken, and a girl who had her heart in between tall walls, would there ever be a future between them?

I like this novel because it was (for me) a light read, it didn’t take soooo much drama, but still it had piqued my interest. At first, I was like – how can he possibly forget about Lex in a matter of time, and just went straight into Kaylie – well, I’m glad Rochelle Paige handled the transition well and gave a rationalization that seemed plausible. I like how the story went, I loved the characters, and most especially, I love his kink. OMG. He’s totally hotter in bed than Drake – I can’t believe it! Totally! Well, I was quite expecting quite a big drama at the ending, something with a big blast to end everything up, it didn’t happen – instead I was rewarded with a mellow, heartwarming and feel-good that filled me with content. Can’t wait for the next one in this series!

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

I knew the second I saw them together that I had waited too long. He wanted her, and I couldn’t blame him. She was hot. Lots of guys wanted her. But it was the way she looked at him that got to me. Her eyes lit up any time he was near, and she’d get this look on her face. Like he was the only thing she could see. I tried to tell myself that it was only a fling and that it was a good sign. She was ready for a relationship again. I just had to wait until Drake messed up before I could finally have Lex. But when it came down to it, I just couldn’t do it. She loved him, and he made her happy. More than anything, I wanted her to be happy.

When Drake calmed down and listened to me, the look of horror on his face told me that he loved her, too. My worst fear was confirmed when he refused to budge from her dorm, unwilling to go anywhere until he could find Lex. By the time Aubrey finally answered her phone, I felt sorry for the guy. He was a total wreck from knowing how much he had hurt Lex. If she forgave him, he wasn’t ever going to let her go. So I had to do it.

Now here I was, on my way to find Sasha to make sure she didn’t interfere in their relationship again. Talk about an awkward conversation. I had to talk to a chick I’d banged the fuck out of last year. About not messing with the girl I was in love with and her boyfriend. The situation was so fucked up that I couldn’t have made this shit up if I tried.

I absolutely adore reading - always have and always will. My friends growing up used to tease me when I would trail after them, trying to read and walk at the same time. If I have downtime, odds are you will find me reading or writing. 
I am the mother of two wonderful sons who have inspired me to chase my dream of being an author. I want them to learn from me that you can live your dream as long as you are willing to work for it. 
When I told my mom that my new year's resolution was to self-publish a book in 2013, she pretty much told me "About time!"

Connect with Rochelle: Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads Author Page | Website

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Mo Mabie ebook of Fade In            
Meredith Wild ebook of On My Knees                   
SC Ellington ebook of Unsettled                 
Elle Jefferson ebook of At Death It Begins            
TM Frazier ebook of The Dark Light of Day                    
Stacey Mosteller ebook of Save Me from Myself  
Ella Fox ebook of Catch My Fall                 
Abbie St. Claire ebook of Ace's Key           
Fifi Flowers ebook of A Window to Love
Harper Sloan  signed paperback of  one Corp Security book – winners choice (US only)

★Blythe College Series Reading Order &Purchase Links★
Push the Envelope (Blythe College #1: Alexa & Drake) - My Review  |  Amazon US  |  Amazon UK 
Hit the Wall (Blythe College #2: Jackson & Kylie) - Amazon US  |  Amazon UK  


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