30 May 2014

For the Love of a Lush by Selena Laurence - Blog Tour, Book Review

For the Love of a Lush (Lush No. 2)
by Selena Laurence
Genre: Edgy Contemporary Romance
Release Date:  May 29, 2014
Hosted by:  The REAL Housewives of Romance
Six months ago, Walsh Clark was the drummer of America’s hottest rock sensation, Lush. Now he’s living at the Double A Ranch in north Texas, home to cows, cowboys, and lushes—like him. He’s survived alcoholism, rehab, and the breakup of his band. But the one thing Walsh might not survive is the return of his ex fiancée Tammy DiLorenzo.

Tammy and Walsh met at fourteen, and she was with him on every step to fame and fortune—until one fateful night when she betrayed him. Now she’s back, begging for forgiveness and ready to fight for her man. But some betrayals are too painful to forget, some mistakes can’t be repaired, and Walsh is certain that he and Tammy can’t ever be together again.

But DiLorenzo women don’t back down, and Tammy always gets what she wants. In the wake of the lies and losses, she’s prepared to do whatever it takes for a second chance. She’ll give it all—for the love of a lush.

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“I’m going to stick around, I’m going to see him, I’m going to talk to him, I’m going to tell him how I feel until he agrees to give me another chance.”

I didn’t think I would like a girl who cheated on her boyfriend during his lowest point. I was set to hate Tammy. Girls like her don’t deserve a second chance. She threw fourteen years out of the window when she decided to betray Walsh. For The Love of Lush, pleaaaasee find someone else for Walsh!!! (That’s my sentiments in the first chapters of the novel)…

But as I continue to read this, she won my respect – can you imagine that? I was sure I’m going to hate her. She had the determination of righting her wrong, of begging his forgiveness, of wanting him back. But how can she do that? How can their relationship withstood something that big?

Walsh was getting better – he was almost there. Living in Double A Ranch in North Texas, it was so far away from his previous life of being a drummer. He’s learning to live his life without booze. He had survived alcoholism, rehab, the breakup of his band but what he was still dealing with was the ultimate betrayal of his ex-fiancee and his friend. And now, the girl is back. Just when his life is getting in order – she pushed her way into his life, invading his senses, making him spiral back down.

They were already together at fourteen, how can you say goodbye to a relationship that lasted that long? They started out so young, been together for ages, and already imprinted in each other’s lives. How can one live without the other? How can you stop a habit?

Tammy was holding on to it, trying her very best to apologize, to tell him how sorry she is, and how awful she feels about what happened, and when she finally gave her reason why she did it – (I DO NOT CONDONE CHEATING, I hated it!) but she too, was at the lowest point of her life, she felt vulnerable, scared, and alone – she thought she was losing Walsh and the only person who shared the same emotion she feels was him. But, she regretted it, and until now, she was paying for what she did. I don’t know what happened, but as the pages goes on, you will learn to love and forgive this girl who worked so hard into mending Walsh’s broken heart.

I love Walsh, he did some mistakes in the past, and even fell off the wagon – but his hard work, all his sacrifices in trying to become sober had won me. He was aching inside after the betrayal he experienced, and I understood why it was hard for him to forgive her. Fourteen years, and he was in his lowest point!!! Good thing he has Ron, Mike and the rest of the people in the Double A, not to mention his determination to keep himself away from booze.

This book is Walsh & Tammy’s journey towards forgiveness and second chances. Not just with their relationship, but with themselves as well. These two characters started out so young, but they were meant to be together. Their relationship had enough bumps to last them a lifetime, but love, no matter how big your mistakes are, will always find a way to forgive.

Selena Laurence wrote a book that will make you experience great love after a severe heartache. It shows that no matter how long the relationship are, people will always commit mistakes, and it will be always up to you if you give that person a second chance, and give your relationship another try. After all, they say love is always sweeter the second time around.

“But love is more complicated than knowing. More complicated than wanting. Sometimes love, even in its purest, most vital form still isn’t enough to overcome the circumstances of our lives, our psyches, the emotional detritus that floats all around us every day.”
✪Complimentary Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.✪


A Lush Betrayal
(Lush No. 1)

Joss Jamison has it all. He's the lead singer for the world's hottest rock band, Lush. He's wealthy, sexy, talented...and miserable. Twelve months ago, Joss lost his finely honed control and made a mistake he can't undo. A mistake that could end up costing him his best friend, his band, and maybe his heart.

Mel DiLorenzo has it all. She's been hired to document the world tour of her sister's fiance's rock band. She's gorgeous, talented, loved...and sick of being the little sister. When she agrees to the summer job, Mel has no idea she's walking into a minefield of friendships lost and hearts destroyed. She also has no idea what it means to be the object of Joss Jamison's affections.

One hot rock star plus one life-altering mistake, add a dash of sexy younger sister and a handful of broken hearts, and you've got a recipe for fire. Life on the road can be hot, but for the boys of Lush, it's about to get a whole hell of a lot hotter.

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Selena Laurence lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and spends a lot of time at soccer games, on her laptop, and reading. She is a full-time romance author who loves nothing more than a good love story, whether it be about rock stars or college kids. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Colorado Romance Writers. Her books have been on Amazon Topselling lists in Military Romance, Contemporary Romance, Hispanic fiction and Multicultural Romance. She requires a Mocha Latte every day to function, keeps a goldendoodle at her feet most of the time, and has more kids than she knows what to do with.

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