06 March 2014

Kissing Eden by T.A. Foster - Release Day Blitz, Giveaway

Have you ever thought of taking a vacation alone? I mean step on a plane, check into your hotel, and lie on the beach completely and utterly alone. No? Me either, but then right before senior spring break I got dumped.

Something about break ups makes you do things you didn’t want to do, and try things you didn’t know you were capable of.

That’s how I ended up at the Palm Palace.
That’s how I met Grey.
That’s how my spring break turned into the most unforgettable week of my life.

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Bad luck just knocked on Eden’s door, and nobody prepared her for the havoc that it caused days before senior spring break.

Her douche of a boyfriend, Brett, just dumped her 3 days before their planned vacation for Spring Break. Argh. I so hate him – he’ a complete ass, and a player. I count Eden lucky she is not to spent another day with him.

Instead of moping around or going to her parents, she decided to take the vacation on her own – YAY! Loved this part – she needed that break, and with or without Brett, she’s leaving. What a brave thing to do, knowing that she’d be alone in a place where she doesn’t know anyone at all, or everyone is by group.

Her bad luck didn’t end with Brett and her breaking up – besides the fact that her connecting flight to South Padre was delayed, someone spilled a drink on her top, and her baggage got lost!!!

And just to top it all off, BRETT – this guy had the guts to steal her room that they both reserved for the vacation, and even brought his new girl to stay with him.

But don’t worry – Eden has got it all under control, and I was soooo proud of her!!! Brett totally deserved it, and even more!

So here she is, alone in a place packed with spring breakers, away from home and from her friends –

Enter MARIN – a stranger, an angel and her lifesaver. She suggest a place that wasn’t full yet- THE PALM PALACE. She was in for the biggest surprise of her life when she arrived at the place and found that the motel was nowhere near a palace. It’s a dilapidated building with almost needs changing or repair. From the falling doorknobs, down to the missing towels…

Meet Grey – he inherited the motel from his grandfather, and despite its situation, he didn’t have the heart to sell it to anyone. Instead, he quit graduate school for a while, went home, repaired and managed the place to the best of his abilities. He has no family, and no special girl in his life. Due to the much needed finances with the motel, he’s broke, a little moody, and not very much a talker. His pride kept him from asking help from his friends.

Grey & Eden = chemistry. They have a connection you couldn’t miss, and even he couldn’t even deny. It started with a kiss, and finally Eden has her luck handed back to her. Eden helped him in getting reservation and the word out about his motel, after all, she was good at it. They spend time around each other, enjoyed their time together while working hand-in-hand for The Palm Palace.

Emotions start, and everything was just going smoothly until jealousy destroys it when both exes showed up, and well, the spring break didn’t really END that well. I wished Eden tried to talk to him, or for him to let her explain her side. But no, both of them erected the walls, and decided to walk away – after all they have been through, and all the dramas, they had a walk-away finale – argh. #Frustrating

Eden went back to school a little sad, and a little heartbroken. Grey didn’t try to contact her, and she thought he forgot about her until her luggage showed up at the door, hand-delivered by none other than Grey.

What I love about this novel: IT WAS SHORT. Finished it at a short period of time, but haven’t had the time to do the review until now. I would have loved much more – the beach setting, and all those self-sacrificing stuffs Grey had done for his late grandfather were just wonderful – everything but the ‘teenage-dramatics’ Eden pulled when she saw Grey and his ex together. I was like – ‘where did that came from?’. I can’t imagine it all happened in a very short period of time.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed reading it: SHORT, SWEET, SEXY,  and indeed, it made me look forward to sunny days at the beach. 

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


T.A. Foster once spent a monthlong spring break on South Padre Island, where she soaked in the Texas sun, beach, and learned what real Texas country music is. Sometimes fiction does spring from reality.
She grew up catching rays and chasing waves along the North Carolina Outer Banks and now resides in the state with her adventurous pilot husband, two children, and two canine kiddos. 
T.A. has an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a graduate degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University. When she’s not chasing her two-legged and four-legged children or trying to escape for date night, you can find her reading, writing, or planning her next beach trip.
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