07 April 2014

Complete by Lindy Zart - Blog Tour, Book Review

TItle- Complete
Series- Incomplete # 2
By- Lindy Zart
Expected Publication Date- March 15, 2014
Genre- New Adult Romance
If the truth sets one free, why does Lily Jacobs feel so trapped?

She's learned doing the right thing isn't always best and now she is living the consequences of her greatest sacrifice. Every day since Grayson Lee left is one she wishes he hadn't. Years have gone by since their friendship turned to more and then was eradicated by Lily alone; enough time for their young love to fade. Only it hasn't, not for Lily.

Now he is back and seeing him is devastating to her at the same time it is rapture. She tries to accept that they cannot be together, but everything inside her shouts that they should be; that they only fit with each other. And so she has to accept the greatest truth of all: She loves him still. She loves him enough not to let him go this time.
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Maybe that’s what love is – a little touch of insanity that makes us do and say things we otherwise wouldn’t.

The book to complete this series had me in awe. IT WAS SO WORTH THE WAIT – thank goodness.

I knew she left him to pursue his dreams, she loved him too much to have him settled for anything less than what he wanted to do. Even if it means letting him go, even if it means living without him. Learning to live without her best friend and the love of her life is a herculean task, she realized when it was already too late. She was now reaping the consequences of her actions, and it was not helping that it seems everyone is fondly reminding her of what she had lost. She got a job, something she had not seen doing – she was content but not happy.

Then Grayson Lee came back, and it was heartbreaking to see him in the arms of the other. She tries to accept that the two of them aren’t meant to be together, and that she finally needed to move on. But the pull of their past, the sudden onslaught of stronger feelings and his presence was encouraging her to give it another try. That the two of them are meant to be together despite what happened in the past. Her love was never lost, she was still in love with him. But will that love be strong enough to fight for him this time?

This was one book I have been looking forward to read since reading Incomplete last year. I wonder what would happen to this couple. Would they finally make it, or will time and distance drove them apart?

Sometimes I wished that Lily was a little bit selfish and think of herself for once. I wished she would stop running away and face everything head start – maybe then, I would have been so sure that they would have their happy ending. But no, she had to be stubborn, she had to let him go, and now, she was suffering seeing him in the arms of another woman. It breaks my heart to see her standing there, and allowing it to happen rather than fighting for the man who is obviously still hopelessly in love with her. I mean, other people can see it – why not her, right?

As for Grayson – did I tell you how I was dying to get inside his brain? I definitely wished for a dual POV that would allow me to enter his thoughts. Nevertheless, it didn’t make this novel less beautiful, so don’t worry. Grayson was now a famous rockstar. His dreams were already fulfilled, and despite the fact that he was dating another girl, there was no mistake that Lily would always be IT for him. Although he can still the pain of their break up years ago, he now understood why she needed to let him go. Now, it was time to win her back. Allowing her to run away was not an option. He will fight for her. He will fight for them. He will let her see that more than sacrifice, love is all about compromise.

That’s what love is about – doing what’s the best for the person you love even if it isn’t what’s best for you. 

I love the couple, and the people that surrounds them, even those men who came in between them, and yes even Megan. No matter how much I wanted to hate this girl, she still manages to get my sympathy in the end. They have their own parts and stories in this last installment of the series, and everyone of them has a part in Lily and Grayson’s HEA. The wait, the anticipation – it was all worth it. Lindy Zart had my completely torn with INCOMPLETE but managed to bring it back together with COMPLETE. It was an amazing read about love, second chances, and forgiveness. Her words, as usual, had me enthralled and hooked with every pages. No one beats her dialogues. 

Never expect love to be always great, sometimes it can be hell – but once you will get through all the trials that were thrown at your feet – your love will be stronger, and fiercer than ever. Love is not just about sacrifices and wanting to do the right thing for your partner, love is all about compromise, so that at the end of the day, both will have their happy ending.

Sometimes in life, you do things you don’t want to. Sometimes you sacrifice, sometimes you compromise. Sometimes you let go and sometimes you fight. It’s all about deciding what’s worth losing and what’s worth keeping.

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



He wordlessly holds out a hand to me. His chest is rising and lowering from jumping around and heat emanates from him as he holds my gaze. As I fit my hand in his, the song changes to 'Everything Changes' by Staind. The scent of home wraps around me as he pulls me into his strong arms. His palms span the width of my back as though each finger of his has to be in contact with me.

I vaguely hear Aidan say something about pancakes and then he leaves the room with a grin on his face. My attention is immediately back on Grayson. He is singing to me, bringing me tighter into his arms, his mouth close to my temple. Pinpricks of cold awareness trail up and down my back and arms. I close my eyes, clutching him to me; the front of me pressed to him. It isn't enough. Overwhelming emotion washes over me like the hands of regret.

“Can I tell you something?” he whispers by my ear as the song ends.

I whisper back, “Do I want you to tell me something?”

His lips smile against my forehead. “Does that ever matter?”

Pulling back, I look into eyes that have loved me and haunted me. “Not usually.” I smile.

Grayson brings his mouth close to mine, never releasing my gaze, and tells me, “You weren't my first love.” He pauses and my heart cracks at his declaration. “You were my only love.” And it is repaired and whole just as quickly.

Lindy Zart has been writing since she was a child. Luckily for readers, her writing has improved since then. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, two sons, and one cat. Lindy loves hearing from people who enjoy her work.



★Incomplete Series Reading Order &Purchase Links★

Incomplete (Incomplete #1) - My Review  | Amazon
Complete (Incomplete #2) 
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1 comment:

  1. Beautiful review and pictures!!! Thanks so much for being a part of Complete's blog tour!